July 21, 2014

TOO FACED Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks (Melted Candy, Melted Fig, Melted Marshmallow)


Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks (0.4 oz.) is an intensely saturated lip color with a precise tip applicator. They individually retail for $21 USD ($25 CAD) and is available in 10 shades, 4 of which are new. It is said to have "the shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain and pigment-packed color of a liquid lipstick, all in one high-impact formula."

Melted Candy is described as a bright fuchsia pink. 
Melted Fig is described as a rosy orchid.
Melted Marshmallow is described as a candy pink. 

 
"The shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain, and pigment-packed color of a liquid lipstick, all in one high-impact formula. Bold, long-wearing color glides on cleanly with the precision tip applicator, delivering rich color with staying power."
The packaging is a simple, colored tube with a screw on cap. The color of the tube indicates the color of lipstick and it's an exact match, which is incredibly helpful! They feature a velvety angled applicator which disperses the lipstick by squeezing the tube.

The formula is fantastic! The consistency is exactly as described, a melted lipstick! It's not too thick but not runny/thin like some lip stains can be. The shades were all consistent in being very pigmented, smooth, opaque, applying evenly and a little product went a long way.

The application was easy and the color didn't settle into lip lines or feather. They have a satin finish which turns slightly matte during wear. They never completely set, meaning they will transfer slightly. The lipsticks were comfortable to wear (like a lipstick) and were neither hydrating nor drying (like a lip stain can be). All three shades wore +6 hours before showing noticeable wear and left behind a stain.

The new shades are a nice addition to the line; Melted Candy is a bright, medium pink with cool undertones. Melted Fig is a muted purple-pink with neutral undertones. Melted Marshmallow is a brightened, light pink with yellow undertones. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to snag Melted Berry as it isn't available at my local Sephora stores yet! :(

Overall, these are fantastic lip product and I recommend giving them a try! Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks really are a perfect, happy medium between a lipstick and a lip stain!

Click here if you're interested in the previous review! ← Original Melted Lipstick review!

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Marshmallow

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Marshmallow

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Candy

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Candy

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks
(L-R: Violet, Fig, Peony, Marshmallow, Fuchsia, Candy, Ruby)



Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

July 18, 2014

BITE Agave Lip Mask Champagne | Comparison


Bite Agave Lip Mask Champagne (0.52 oz) retails for $26 USD ($30 CAD) and is said to be "an innovative lip mask that revives and rehydrates lips using a bio-active blend of healing antioxidants."

Champagne is described as a rose gold pearl.

"This lip mask improves the texture of lips so that they’re more hydrated, healthier-looking, soothed, and softer feeling. Infused with organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, and triple the amount of trans-resveratrol—the miracle antioxidant found in red wine—this formula heals and soothes lips."
Wear Time:     Original: 5 - 6 hours,      Champagne: 4 - 5 hours
Color:               Original: transparent,    Champagne: subtle peachy golden shimmer
Packaging:      Original: ,        Champagne:   |  Original is harder to disperse product.
Hydration:       Original: ,        Champagne:   |  Original is more hydrating.
Repair:            Original: ,        Champagne:   |  Original is more repairing.
Texture:         Original: ,        Champagne:   |  Original is thicker, more tacky.
Application:   Original: ,        Champagne:   |  Original is slightly more difficult to apply.

The packaging is a plastic / metal tube with a plastic cap and features a little pointed tip to puncture the tube. It's the same sort of tube you'd find in medical products or paint -- kinda interesting. Nevertheless, it's simple and gets the job done.

The product straight out of the tube is a metallic peach shade with a golden sheen. The texture is thick but not like the original Agave Lip Mask that was more like a wax. Once applied the product warms up and almost melts into your lips. The formula is slightly thick and almost tacky (hence it being called a mask.) Again, not like the original, Champagne is thinner.

You can instantly feel the hydration and your lips are left feeling smooth and moisturized. When applied to your lips the product leaves behind a nice, subtle golden shine. There is a slight sweet vanilla scent/flavor -- not like your typical MAC vanilla, but a real vanilla extract which makes sense considering it's an ingredient!

Compared to the original Agave Lip Mask, I felt like Champagne wasn't as repairing, was thinner and didn't last as long. The packaging has improved; the new tube is a lot easier to squeeze, but that may because the product isn't as thick. In my opinion, I kind of view the original Agave Lip Mask to be an overnight repair and Champagne to be a throughout the day repair, especially with it's beautiful golden glow!

Overall, Champagne improved the dryness and chapped feeling of my lips. It lasted around 4 to 5 hours on me during the day and the entire night when applied before bed. After the product wore off I didn't feel the need to reapply as my lips were left hydrated and smooth. It definitely lives up to its claim. I highly recommend this product to anyone suffering from dry or chapped lips.

Bite Agave Lip Mask in Champagne

Bite Agave Lip Mask in Champagne

Bite Agave Lip Mask in Champagne

Bite Agave Lip Mask in Champagne

Bite Agave Lip Mask in Champagne
(L-R: Champagne, Original)

Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

July 17, 2014

URBAN DECAY Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners


Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (0.25 oz) individually retail for $19 USD ($23 CAD) and is available in 7 different shades. They are said to be "a buildable, water-based liner that contains superfine glitter in a clear base."

Distortion is described as an iridescent glitter.
Glamrock is described as a silver glitter. 
Midnight Cowboy is described as a beige glitter. 

"All the glitz of glam rock—without the spandex or bad hair—Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter liner contains superfine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and really stays put (for long wear without any fallout). Wear it alone, apply it over Urban Decay’s eye shadow, or layer two shades together for a more intense effect. The precise, thin-tipped brush makes it easy to create fine, glittery lines. Want more sparkle? Use the side of the brush to sweep sparkle all over your lids. Or, for an even bolder, jewel-encrusted look, remove the wiper (the little piece that controls how much product comes out of the bottle) and tap on Heavy Metal with your fingers. The glitter is suspended in a gel, so it won’t separate in the bottle. Peach and cucumber extract condition the skin, while carrot extract smooths and softens."
The packaging is a clear tube with a screw-on gunmetal cap. The applicator is a thin, flexible, narrow brush that allows total control and precision.


The formula is long-wearing, applies smoothly and evenly. Of course, the base of these liners is a thin, transparent gel that allows the glitter to adhere. They do dry rather quickly depending on how thick of a coat you apply. Once dry the glitter stays put and doesn't irritate the eyes – unless of course you rub at your eyes.

The longest I've worn these liners was +18 hours and in that time I didn't notice any flaking, fallout, stray glitter or obvious signs of wear. The glitter is fairly easy to remove; I found using a makeup wipe in a stroking motion removed these best, without leaving any stray glitter specs behind.

The brand themselves suggest taking out the stopper/wiper for more opaque glitter coverage. This allows the brush and wand to be fully loaded with glitter, rather than just the tip of the brush. They also recommend different ways of applying the glitter, for example, if you want to cover your entire lid, run the plastic sides of the applicator over the large area. Personally, I don't mind layering the glitter so I have left my stopper/wiper in place.

Overall, these are the best glitter liners I've found. They're long-wearing, opaque and buildable. Plus, they're the easiest solution to glitter liner, it beats trying to apply a thin line of loose glitter!

Even if you're not a fan of glitter, it's nice to have a glitter liner laying around for special occasions. It's so easy to bump up an entire look by adding a hint of glitter to your lashline, inner tear duct or laying over top of liner!

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner
(L-R: Distortion, Midnight Cowboy, Glamrock)

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glamrock

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Glamrock

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy


Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy



Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

July 14, 2014

URBAN DECAY 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner


Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner (0.058 oz) individually retail for $19 USD ($23 CAD) and is available in 11 different shades. It is said to be "a precision liquid eyeliner."

Perversion is described as a carbon black. 
Sabbath is described as a deep matte navy. 
Revolver is described as a dark grey with iridescent sparkle.  
Smog is described as a deep brown with golden shimmer & iridescent sparkle. 

"This eyeliner lets you draw waterproof liquid lines so sharp they could cut glass. Urban Decay's slender brush lays down long-lasting matte, slick, and shimmery shades sure to satisfy your color lust. Available in a veritable rainbow of long-lasting, highly-pigmented color options, these shades can be applied in thick or thin strokes with an ultra-fine brush tip that's short and easy enough to control. The slim pens are conveniently color-matched to each shade."
The packaging is a slim tube with two sections, the longer half being the applicator and the smaller half containing the product. The applicator is light weight and fits comfortable in the hand. 

The formula is thin, smooth, pigmented and glides on very easily. Since they are initially liquid they do eventually dry down to a smooth, high gloss finish. (It feels weird using that as a description!) regardless to texture (ie. shimmer, glitter, matte, etc.)

The brush is a thin, flexible, narrow brush as opposed to a standard tapered stiff brush. The brush allows total control when applying – you can achieve a very thin, precise line or apply pressure and get a thicker, bolder line.

Shake before use! As the label says, these liners do need to be shaken before application otherwise the formula becomes thinner, watery and less pigmented. After a quick shake, I'd say a good 5 seconds, they're pigmented, glide-on easily and are a nice consistency.

They are waterproof for the most part, obviously if you were to rub and/or apply enough pressure under warm water they would eventually budge, but initial humidity doesn't cause them to bleed or fade.

All four shades I currently own are long lasting, they wear around +10 hours before showing slight cracking or wear. On the odd occasion I've fallen asleep wearing these liners (oops!) they are slightly patchy and worn come morning. The liners are very easy to remove with makeup remover or a makeup wipe. The way they remove is very interesting, almost like they peel off!

Overall, these are my first choice when I reach for a liquid liner. Perversion is one of the truest, deepest blacks I've found and with the real brush applicator, I find doing winged liner is easier, faster and more fool-proof to achieve! I recommend the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liners!


Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
(L-R: Sabbath, Perversion, Revolver, Smog)

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Sabbath

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Sabbath

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Revolver

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Revolver

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Smog

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Smog


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.