Smoother Than a Smoothie, and They Won’t Give You Brain Freeze! The Lightweight and Moisturizing Papaya Slushie, Watermelon Ice and Mocha Freeze Sweet Sun Shines Lip Glosses by Too Faced Cosmetics

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Too Faced Watermelon Ice

Wearing Sweet Sun Shines Gloss in Watermelon Ice ($16), by Too Faced Cosmetics

Nope, I don’t get brain freeze. Never had it. Not once!

And, at the rate I’m going, with all the hours of brain-liquifying Bravo television I watch, I probably never will (because there won’t be anything left up there to freeze!).



This actually works out in my benefit today because these Too Faced Sweet Sun Shines Glosses make me want to hightale it down to the closest smoothie shop to slurp everything on the menu.

Too-Faced-Sun-Shines-Lip-GlossToo Faced Sun Shines Lip Glosses from top to bottom: Mocha Freeze, Papaya Slushie and Watermelon Ice

From top to bottom: Mocha Freeze, Papaya Slushie and Watermelon Ice

They even have yummy names that sound like smoothies — Papaya Slushie (a shimmery orange), Watermelon Ice (a frosty hot pink) and Mocha Freeze (a shimmery, nude bronze) — and, thankfully, should not cause brain freeze (seeing as they’re glosses).

You may want to watch out for unconsciously drooling, though, when you see them because they do look pretty delectable.

Too Faced Sun Shines Lip Glosses from the left: Mocha Freeze, Papaya Slushie and Watermelon Ice

From the left: Mocha Freeze, Papaya Slushie and Watermelon Ice

I absolutely love, LOVE how smooth, slick and comfy these feel on my lips. The lightweight, non-sticky gel formula is also hella moisturizing.

Sometimes I don’t want to work around my gloss, ya know? And these are great for days like that, when all I want to do is swipe a doe-foot across my lips, pet my cat and get back to my Bravo. 🙂

Too Faced Sun Shines Lip Glosses from the left: Mocha Freeze, Papaya Slushie and Watermelon Ice

From the left: Mocha Freeze, Papaya Slushie and Watermelon Ice

If you like the MAC Cremesheens or Clarins Instant Lights, you’d probably also like these Sweet Sun Shines.

I think they feel very similar, if not a tad thicker, and pack more pigment.

As they really aren’t that sticky, they don’t last forever on the lips. I get about two hours on mine, but it kind of comes with the territory, ya know? I don’t mind reapplying them because of how blasted good they feel.

Too Faced Sun Shines Lip Gloss Swatches from the left: Mocha Freeze, Watermelon Ice and Papaya Slushie

From the left: Mocha Freeze, Watermelon Ice and Papaya Slushie

Coconut lovers, you’re also gonna like this: the flavor and scent! Like coconut flakes, and not overpowering.

It’s more like a body splash than an eau de coconut parfum, and it pretty much fades away within about 5 minutes.

Notes on the individual shades…

  • Mocha Freeze shimmers in the tube but looks more like a barely-there nude on my lips (Love it. I’ll wear it a lot.)
  • Watermelon Ice starts as an intense, frosty fuchsia but turns into a shimmery hot pink after I’ve pressed my lips tougher a few times
  • Papaya Slushie, a fun, bright orange, has the biggest flecks of glitter in the bunch

I see one potentially sticky issue that might make some product junkies grind their teeth.

The cap.

Too Faced Papaya Slushie

Papaya Slushie

It’s black with a sticker around it. The starburst pattern does a little something cool for the overall design, but the stickers could be stickier and sturdier.

Too Faced Mocha Freeze

Mocha Freeze

These tubes have been sloshing around in my purse for a couple of weeks, and the caps already look beat. The stickers are starting to fray and peel, and the design’s already been scratched off in some places.

Other than the sticker deal, I think these are great, especially if you like smooth glosses, and your lips like moisture.

PRICE: $16 each
AVAILABILITY: Available in three shades now at Too Faced counters and online

These cats walk on water…

I love this video of a fashion show that took place on the Seine river in Paris last May. It has some amazing shots of different landmarks and the city.


Oh, and the clothes, of course. I think the music’s pretty cool, too.

Warning: it is 6 minutes long, but if you have a moment (or if you’re being held hostage by your dog/cat), check it out.

Ah, Calgon…take me to Paris!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. musical says:

    Watermelon Ice looks so pretty on you! On a related (ahem!) note, I am craving some coconut floes…*sigh*.

    • Karen says:

      Hey Musical!

      I haven’t had a coconut floe in a few months. Thanks for the reminder! I’m going to stop by TJ’s to buy a box.

      Happy Friday, btw. Got any fun weekend plans?

  2. Agata says:

    They look gorgeous, I want all 3 of them 🙂

  3. Jas says:

    Cute & yummy names 😛
    Jas recently posted … Inglot AMC Cream Blush

  4. Kim says:

    I think Papaya Slushie looks awesomely summery on you! Those poor tubes would look new for about 6 seconds in my bag (I have all my essentials like glosses, lip balms, dental floss, hand cream and cuticle oil/nail files in a ziploc in my purse). The file scratches the heck out of all the packaging. The upside is that I can quickly find whatever I need. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I kind of love that cuticle oil and a nail file is in your essentials bag. And floss too!

      Do you use a crystal nail file? I’ve had one for YEARS and it’s the business!

      Happy Friday!!

      • Kim says:

        I do have one – we get ours (actual etched glass) from the Czech Republic. They are seriously the best glass file manufacturers!

        The files in my bag are just a double sided (280/320 grit) cushioned file and a 3-way buffer. That’s one perk of my job, I have tons of grooming tools all over. 🙂

        Happy Friday! It’s a beautiful day and I’m barely able to stop myself from bolting to the door and heading home!

  5. Alison M says:

    I’ve been aching to see these! I only have a sample size gloss from Too Faced but the formula is fab. And despite being a lipstick person, I am all about the gloss lately.
    Alison M recently posted … Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Sydney Review, Swatch, and Comparison

  6. Amber says:

    What gorgeous colors! The mocha is calling my name… 🙂
    Amber recently posted … NOTD – Gelish Radiance is My Middle Name & lime dots

  7. Lisa C says:

    These are my new favorites! They are just as good as my Guerlain & Givenchy glosses. I adore these <3

  8. Natalye says:

    I really want to try Papaya Slushie and Watermelon Ice. I love Too Faced!

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