Imagine melting down a handful of pirate treasure gold coins (because who doesn’t have a few spare gold doubloons around the house?!), then finding a way to get that gloriously golden liquefied goodness on your lips without requiring a trip to the emergency room.
That’s what The Molten Lip Colors by Kevyn Aucoin look like on your pout.
There are six shades, and they’re $30 each in the permanent line.
They’re kinda pricey…but that’s normal for Kevyn Aucoin.
Lip colors. I don’t want to call these liquid lipsticks because they don’t have that liquid lipstick feel, where it’s like they’ve latched onto your lips and are sucking all of the moisture out of them.
But I don’t want to call them glosses either, because it’s more like they’re halfway between a shiny gloss and a liquid lipstick.
Have you ever tried the NARS Lip Glides before? These remind me of them.
One thing I really like is that they all look fairly different, unlike most metallic lip color lines where the individual shades look more or less like dupes of each other.
These are also full coverage and pretty darned pigmented. They really do look like their respective colors. If you’ve ever dreamed of titanium-tinted lips, girl, Kevyn’s got ‘chu covered.
In the technical department, the non-sticky, medium weight formula is unflavored and unscented, too, so there’s no funky fruity or floral business happening.
The pearly particles also don’t settle into my lip lines, so instead of hitting the fast-forward button on my lips 10 years (which a lot of metallic lip products do), these almost turn back the clock. Almost. Especially the lighter shades like Copper and Rose Gold, which is my fave.
As the colors wear down over the course of about three hours (give or take), they fade evenly while avoiding all of those little lip flakes that metallic lipsticks so often cling to.
If I could, though, I’d make the formula a little less drying (although starting with a layer of lip balm helps), and I’d revamp Carbon, the darkest color, because it takes a lot of wrangling to keep it in place.
Other than that, I really like these! Definitely take a look at Rose Gold and Copper, if you can. They seem to be the most wearable.
But Bronze is fun, too. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,