Did somebody accidentally turn on my hot tub time machine? ‘Cause, dude! — these Too Faced Melted Metal Lipsticks are taking me back to 1996…
I was wearing big hoop earrings almost every single day while wearing out my Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly CD (I still remember the first time I heard The Rain; boom, mind blown), and I never left the house without metallic violet lipstick on my lips either.
Yes, I wore a dark plum lip liner with ’em. I’d trace around the edges of my lips with the liner, and I NEVER BLENDED IT INTO THE LIPSTICK.
All I have to say is thank goodness selfies weren’t a thing back then. 🙂
These Too Faced Melted Metals ($21 each) are liquid lipsticks with a metallic finish and a wear time of 2-3 hours. They came out earlier this spring in eight shades and are now part of the permanent collection. Just squeeze the tube, and liquid lipstick comes out of the angled sponge tip. Then apply directly to lips.
These actually feel like thin, non-sticky glosses to me, because they’re so lightweight, smooth and “wet.” You know how with some liquid lipsticks, after you’ve been wearing then for a few minutes, they take on sort of a dry finish? Well, these don’t. They stay slick the whole time.
They also taste and smell a little like buttery sugar (or sugary butter), but when I smack my lips together, I also detect faint notes of plastic…
It’s not strong, though, and as long as I don’t overthink it, I don’t mind. Plus, with tastes and scents, one gal’s plastic is another girl’s Dulce de Leche.
Mostly, I’m pleasantly surprised by how easy these are to wear in comparison to the metallic lipsticks I wore in the ’90s. Those left me with some deep emotional scars, and now when I think of metallic lipsticks, I automatically assume they’ll settle into my lip lines, look hella crazy, and make my lips feel dry and uncomfortable.
But these have a metallic shimmer that’s pretty chill. I can definitely see the shine in there, but it’s not, like, “HEY! LOOK AT MY METALLIC ROBOT LIPS FROM 1996!”
They’re very wearable and should not trigger bad ’90s flashbacks. 🙂 Hallelujah!
I should also mention that my regularly dry lips do require extra moisturizing when I wear these, so I prep first with a separate hydrating lip balm.
If you’re curious about the Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Metallic Lipsticks, give ’em a kiss next time you visit your local Too Faced counter or toofaced.com.