Too Faced Lip of Luxury Lipstick Won’t Stay Long

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Too Faced Lip of Luxury Lipstick in Free Love

File Too Faced’s Lip of Luxury Lipstick ($20) under “makeup that looks like it belongs on the tip of a pimp cane.” Or, alternately, “Oh, sheaaaa!” πŸ™‚


The jeweled cap isn’t the only thing that glistens in this line of 12 shea butter laced lippies. Creamy, feather light and moisturizing, to boot, their reflective finishes glisten like diamond dust in the light.

I think the shade I’ve been wearing, Free Love (a shimmery light pink), plays especially well with smokey eyes.

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Unfortunately, it also tastes and smells like faux strawberry, and the scent hangs around for a while (15 minutes or so after application). That wouldn’t be so bad if it lasted longer, but I’ve only been getting about two hours of wear.

Love love the color, but I’m not a fan of the flavor or scent (like stuffing a candied strawberry up my nose). And for $20, I like my lipsticks to linger a little longer than two hours, ya know?

PRICE: $20 for a 0.12-oz. tube
AVAILABILITY: At Sephora, Ulta and

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Tabs borrowed my blue necklace today and wouldn’t give it back (doesn’t the color go well with his fur?)! But seriously, every time I wear it, he takes a swipe at me.


So how was your hump day, young lady? πŸ™‚ Are you doing anything tonight? I think I might hit up Panera Bread (aka chai latte heaven) for some tomato soup and then do a little Christmas shopping.

Speaking of that, are you finished with your shopping yet? I’m pretty far behind on mine… I’m curious — do you do very much shopping online? If you do, what’s your favorite online store? Amazon?

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  1. Jeannine says:

    That’s a shame. Nothing sadder than quickly fading lipstick. Well, maybe migrating eyeliner. πŸ™‚
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  2. Gina says:

    That color is GORGEOUS! But that’s a shame about the smell and wear time. Do you know of any other lipsticks with a similar color?

  3. Soo says:

    I love that color! and it looks lovely on you. I don’t think I’ll get it given your review of it though.
    LOL @your first pic with Tabs cause he kinda looks like he’s rolling his eyes! ^^

    my Wednesday was pretty uneventful. I just made a video for a Beautylish contest and tried some Sugarpill for the first time. I’m planning on watching I Love you Phillip Morris with the boyfriend over Skype tonight (ldr). and ooh! I want some chai tea from Panera!

    I feel like I can say that I’m almost done with shopping but it’s really that I only have a few people to buy presents for.. O;]
    I’ve done most of my shopping online, and have only gone out once to an outlet center. and yes, Amazon’s pretty good for the general stuff for me. sometimes Newegg for my techy boys.
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  4. hahahah I really like that cap…
    Tabs can make anything work! btw what’s your favorite soup at Panera? Might go there this Friday to check out their Chai Lattes.
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  5. Terri says:

    Hi Karen,

    The lipsticks look lovely, but the scent and the minimal staying power are deal breakers as far as I’m concerned πŸ™

    The light blue suits you (and Tabs). My cat used to steal jewelry; at one point, I had a fake Heart of the Ocean style necklace out (don’t judge – it was for a Titanic-themed mystery dinner). I put it on my bed and turned around to get something else. The next thing I know, he was dragging the necklace down the hallway.

    I have a few more presents to pick up/order. Since I have to travel home for Christmas, I do a lot of online shopping. My go-to place this year has been Barnes and Noble’s online site. I have a membership, so I get free expedited shipping πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Terri,

      Was your kitty wearing the Heart of the Ocean necklace?That would’ve be so cute. πŸ™‚

      Good call to check out the Barnes and Noble site. I need to hit that up!

  6. Maria says:

    Yikes – not sure I wanna try it now after hearing about the smell. What a shame. πŸ™
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  7. Lucie says:

    Huh, how strange, I have two of those lipsticks and they are scentless, tasteless, and last five or six hours on me. Maybe it’s just the shade you have? I have Drop Dead Red and Totally Nude and love them!

  8. Appu says:

    The shade looks gorgeous on you,Karen πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t mind trying this if it din’t have the weird smell πŸ™

  9. Tracy says:

    It’s a pretty colour but I’m not a big fan of strawberry smell.
    We had a snowstorm here today. Driving was horrible! Thanks goodness for snow tires!
    I did some Christmas shopping today too! And I am done!
    Tracy recently posted … Christmas Nail Bling!

  10. Simona says:

    Hey Karen!
    I was just wondering, what kind of camera/lens/flash do you use?
    Your photos look amazing!

  11. Mary Cris says:

    tabs is huge.

  12. Courtney says:

    My kitties are particularly bad about snagging pony tail holders. As cute as it is, it’s down right annoying sometimes.
    I haven’t any plans tonight. It’s icing out and they’re calling for 2-4 inches of an ice snow mix. My butts staying warm indoors. Gotta love good ole Kentucky weather.

  13. Ana says:

    I wish I could do some shopping. My finals dont end until the 20th! Hope you have fun with your Christmas shopping!

  14. Tasha says:

    It looks so good on you!!! Love it!

  15. Heidi says:

    Just finished up the Xmas shopping today. Tomorrow I go to the post office to mail what needs to be mailed and then I can stay home and avoid the nasty stormy weather that’s supposed to begin on Friday. I do about half online shopping/half brick and mortar shopping, depending on what I’m looking for. Books, CDs, and DVDs are Amazon all the way. For things like clothing/makeup, I like to see it in person before buying for someone. I’ll take a chance on stuff for myself, but not gifts.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Good for you. I think I’m going the Amazon route. I couldn’t find anything at the mall yesterday. Plus, my family is notoriously hard to shop for! I asked my brother what he wanted for Christmas the other day and he said, “Well, you can get me a clue. HAHA!”

  16. Advah says:

    Loving Tabs with the necklace on! (that turquoise necklace/top combination is gorgeous on you! I’m vaguely jealous you can wear those colours!)

    This lipstick looks amazing. I’m not too fond of fake fruity scents though, but that packaging is ado-rable!

  17. gio says:

    I have one of these lipsticks too and I agree with you. The staying power is quite poor and I hate the scent, it’s awful! It’s a shame cos I love the color and the packaging is too cute!
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  18. Advah says:

    And I forgot about Xmas presents – I’m flying ‘home’ tomorrow morning (6.30am flight ouch, with a 6h layover ouch in stupid Gatwick that apparently doesn’t have free wi-fi re OUCH. Need to get an iPhone.) so I had to get most of my things ready by then, since my parents live in a tiiiiny village in the middle of nowhere – no. shopping. (SIGH)
    Shops weren’t inspiring this year, so I’m going for a lot of handmade things – flavoured vanilla/lavender sugar, flavoured salt, and the gorgeous looking brownie in a jar!
    I also ordered a couple of things via Amazon; getting them delivered at my destination is saving my already uber heavy suitcase woop!

  19. Kim says:

    Oh, I love Tabs’ expression in the first pic. “Good Lord, please give me patience”. HAHAHA!

    We’re mostly done with our shopping and the Hubs is taking some time off today with the list of last minute stuff. I do pretty much all of my shopping online and use Amazon as much as possible, since we’re Prime and shipping can be so expensive on other sites. I know I say this once a week, but we don’t have a lot of options where I live, so online is the way to go. Everything you could want, shipped right to your (or your gift recipient’s) door. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      It feels like Christmas just snuck up on us. I’m still not done with shopping and starting to freak out a little. ARGGH!!!

      Doesn’t Tabs look like he’s rolling his eyes in that first pic? LOL

      • Kim says:

        I feel that way too and, for some reason, I’m just not in the Christmas spirit as much as usual. I think I’m just getting old and mellow. πŸ™

        Yes, he totally does. He has the best expression and it’s great that you can get him to be such a poser! Only one of my kittehs would allow that. πŸ™‚

  20. Lisa S. says:

    I have Marcia, Marcia, Marcia and I have a much longer wear time and haven’t noticed much of a smell. I’ve had mine since this past summer so maybe they have reformulated it. I really like the color your wearing so I’ll have to check this out next time I’m at Sephora.
    Lisa S. recently posted … Life gets in your eyyyyyes! sung to the tune Smoke gets in your eyes

  21. Nina says:

    last night i watched the sing off – awesome show! πŸ˜€ i also watched top chef.

    those lipsticks have cute cute cute names! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      That’s the one with Nick Lachey, right?

      I also watched Top Chef! I didn’t really start getting into it until recently. Every time it’s on I go to be hungry though, haha!

      • Nina says:

        youre right abt top chef – its too late to eat by the time it shows so i always go to bed hungry after watching it!

        yup its the one by nick lachey. one of my fantasy sports buddies told me bout it and i started to watch. pretty interesting and the groups singing acapella are all so good! πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          I tried to watch it last season and couldn’t get into it. Nick was kinda stiff on camera… has he loosened up?

          Okay, so the only thing I know about fantasy sports is what I’ve learned from watching The League! Apparently there’s a lot of trash talking? It looks like fun though.

          • Nina says:

            there is a lot of trash talking … i think the guys try to tone it down a bit because im the only girl playing in our leagues. πŸ˜€

            hes still stiff and boring — he tries to joke around but w/o much success. i fast forward during his spiels. πŸ˜€

            i am loving the group called street corner symphony – so great!

          • Karen says:

            You need to show those boys who’s boss and lay the smack down, haha!

            Sometimes I want to shake Nick and tell him to lighten up and chill out!

          • Nina says:

            iono whats up w/ nick …. i mean he was in a boy band and all that. he grew up to be a bit of a bore!!!

            lol i try – like when i beat their teams during matchups! πŸ˜€

  22. Tiffany says:

    aww, that color does look great with his fur!

    I totally did almost all my shopping on amazon! they make it so easy!

    my hump day was kinda lame. I had to go to the dr and then grocery store. made veggies to bring to a friend’s house for dinner, then realized the roads were icy and some were closed. so turned around, came home, and had a lame dinner of veggies and rolls, lol.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      What kind of veggies did you make? Thanks for the soup recipe, btw! I can’t wait to make it.

      • Tiffany says:

        no problem! it is awesome and pretty flexible – like I always skip the beans since I don’t like beans, and if I’m in a hurry I buy broth and use that and just boil the chicken.

        I did olive oil + onions + garlic, added zucchini and green pepper, salt and pepper. then topped with parmesan cheese and parsley.

        • Karen says:

          You are a soup queen. I can’t wait to make a pot!

          That veggie dish sounds good, btw. I’m stuck in a veggie side dish rut (steam, and a little butter, salt and pepper) so maybe I’ll try that too!

          • Tiffany says:

            in keeping with my goal of making you hungry when we chat – I just have to tell you I am making meatball sliders for the first time tonight! wish me luck!

  23. Chris25 says:

    My cat Jazz likes to take exercise equipment! When my father bought an upper body strengthening bar, Jazz grabbed the parts in his teeth and dragged them away to hide them! I don’t know why. He wasn’t going to build his upper body. It’s not like Jazz ever does anything besides sleep and play with my feet. πŸ™‚
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  24. Amanda says:

    yea, I have a freebie delux sample of a too faced gloss. It has the same jewel on the cap, and the scent/taste is horrid. Horrid! I can’t wear it it icks me out so much.

  25. oh i want to try the red i love red lipstick! i did my online shopping yesterday i went to ebay,amazon and cherry culture.
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  26. Melody says:

    reading your blog has made me so much of a cat person XD, when before i was such a dog person! I hope I get a cat in the future as talented in modelling as Tabs~ XD

  27. Tish says:

    How adorable! I wish my baby boy would share a bit more interest in the things I like not by chewing on them!

    It’s too bad that Too Faced lipstick doesn’t last too long. For the price, I’d definitely stick with my MAC lipsticks or my new love, MUFE Rouge Artist Intense.

  28. amy says:

    Cute colour and packaging, too bad it is not very long lasting. I love your blue necklace. Is it another Forever 21 find?
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  29. Alice says:

    I have Drop Dead Red and I love that lipstick! It’s a gorgeous deep red and I always get compliments when I wear it!
    On me it does last for a whole evening, provided that I don’t eat too much (it survives quite a few morsels though) and that I don’t smooch my bofriend πŸ˜€
    I DO use a lipliner under it, but all in all the duration is good. I get some bleeding without the lipliner, but it’s a minor complaint, seeing that it’s sooo soft!

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