Last Sunday I was suddenly feeling a little spendy, and I decided to make a little splurge online at Sephora, going for a couple Too Faced products. I was so excited to get them in the mail and test them out because all I've ever tried from Too Faced is the eyeshadow primer. I ended up going for the Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig (after hearing Kayla from Microscope Beauty go on about how much she loved it I had to try it for myself) and the Hangover Replenishing Face Primer.
I've been having some really annoying issues with my skin lately - no matter how many layers of facial oils and moisturizers I layer on at night and how much moisturizer I apply in the morning, my skin just stays dehydrated and dry. So much so that it's been drinking up any makeup I apply within a couple hours. Really - I've looked in a mirror at work about 2 hours after application and pretty much the only thing left is my eyebrow pencil and mascara. I tried using the primers I had, and still nothing would work. I had been wanting to try the Too Faced primer for awhile because of how nourishing it's supposed to be, and I figured what better justification than having my skin constantly eating all of my makeup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The primer contains coconut water, so it feels super moisturizing and also smells really good. It smoothed over my skin and made makeup application a breeze - everything blended so much more quickly. The first day I used it, I was amazed to find that my makeup was still intact when I got home from work about 9 hours after application. And so far I haven't had any of the big under-the-skin blemishes that some primers can give me. So far this is an ultimate win for me.
The lipstick is an absolute win as well. It goes on smoothly with a velvet applicator (like that of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors). It's got great pigmentation, and the color I have only needs one layer to be opaque. The Melted Fig color is just beautiful, a perfect my-lips-but-better shade that's a little bolder than your normal MLBB's. It sets to a satin finish that isn't drying, although it will make any flakes very noticeable - you'll definitely need to use a lip scrub before applying. It has great lasting power - it lasted perfectly up until I ate lunch, and even then it only started wearing off gradually and evenly, never leaving an unsightly line around the lips. I've already got my eyes on a couple more shades of these, especially the Berry color.
I'm super impressed with the quality of these products and am now adding more and more things from Too Faced to my wishlist.
Have you tried either of these products? What's your favorite product from Too Faced?