So, things at my new job are going well finally. I feel like I am settling in and getting my feet under me, so to speak. At about 3.5 months in, I had my first review which went really well (yessssssssss!). I’ve only been there for a short time, so it’s not like I’m eligible for a promotion (although hopefully with hard work, that will come with time!), but I was really happy with the feedback. Y’all know a little bit about how I’ve been struggling with it, so it’s nice to know that everything that I’m doing trying to get things in a positive place is noticed.
Obviously I needed to celebrate.
Que a Too Faced email blast about their four new shades in their Melted Lipstick line. Now, I’ve been wanting to try these for a while, but at $20+ a lipstick, this is way not something in my price point. But, I felt like this was a good reason to splurge. So, I went for it.
I picked up 2 of the Melted lipsticks, Lip Insurance lip primer, and samples for Mini Lip Injection and Shadow Insurance eye primer.
The Melted lipstick are definitely different than any other lipstick I’ve gotten. I literally feels like a lipstick that has melted and put in a tube. The applicator is really nice, like others have talked about. It allows for a precise application. The downside is that after you use it a few times, it’s no longer pristine and white. It’s a bit mucky with the lipstick.
Melted Marshmallow – This color is very similar to the La Creme Marshmallow Bunny. Honestly, I’m not sure why I picked this one up and not Melted Fig, which I had been coveting for a while. That’s the one I really wanted, but for some reason, I clicked on this one to purchase. It’s an intense baby pink, which I apparently go for a lot. That said, it’s obviously a color that I really like.
Melted Chihuahua – So, first of all.. the name of this one is just so weird. Seriously, “melted chihuahua”?! What the heck is going on here. Name aside, this color is nice. It’s not at all what I expected, though. Judging from the packaging and the tube, I expected a dusty mauve. Instead is it much more brown than I expected. A slightly pink brown, but still a brown.
I also ordered the Lip Insurance lip primer. This stuff claims to “lock down lip color, ensuring it won’t feather, fade or transfer, even through the most challenging, late-night make out sessions.” I tested it out with Too Faced La Creme Loganberry to see how it performed. It didn’t really seem to make the lipstick last longer, but it did deepen the color. It also prevented it from feathering, which is a definite bonus!
Here’s my test with Loganberry after about 4 hours. You’ll see that the side with the primer, the line is still beautiful. The non-primed side shows feathering. I was surprised to see this much of a difference, but pleased!
With my order, I got 2 free samples:
Lip Injection – So, this is one of those lip plumping things. I took some pics of what it did. It sure did plump my lips, but not without a price. It felt like burning! It brought the bloodflow to my lips, turning my lips bright pink with no lipstick. Definitely will not be using this again. Not worth the discomfort.