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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Too Faced Melted Lipstick, Benefit Tinted Lip Balm and Philosophy Fresh Cream Review & Swatches

Hey Everybody! I'm out of town (that's why blogging is erratic), but I found an ULTA yesterday (our ULTA in New Orleans doesn't have a cute fountain)! HaHaHa Beauty lovers will FIND an ULTA or Sephora no matter what city they are in. I found Sephora, but it's in the mall. So, it's a little harder to get to. But anyway, right now I'm in Cincinnati, Ohio. So you may see some Cincy sights on my blog. I ran into ULTA to pick up Philosophy's Fresh Cream (one of my wish list items) and to swatch Too Faced's Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick. Here are my thoughts!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick - $21 - Sweet
The quality of these are excellent! I was impressed! There are TEN SHADES (but Ulta only had SIX displayed). These have a nice gloss/shine, but they're not over-the-top glossy and shiny that you'll get the color on your front teeth, hair and/or anything else. HaHaHa That's what I was worried about. Have no worries about that. Plus, they're highly moisturizing and pigmented! Now, what you do have to worry about is COLOR (some are BOLD!) and these colors look DIFFERENT on every skin tone!!! If you go to their website (they have swatches on two different skin tones). Those swatches look DIFFERENT on all three of us! So you'll HAVE to go into the store to get a TRUE reading how the color will come off on you. Here's my take! The melted nude is like a peachy clay. The melted peony is like a dusty or petal pink. The melted coral is like an orange coral. The melted violet is a lavender purple. The melted fuchsia is a SUPER (more than the picture shows) BRIGHT hot pink. The melted ruby is a berry red (prettiest out the bunch). I don't really need any of THESE colors, so I skipped purchasing it. But I thought I would share my thoughts and swatches with you (as promised yesterday).
Benefit Tinted Lip Balms - $18 - Not Sweet
Benefit just released these lip balms and I'm not impressed. I quickly swatched them. Love the packaging! That I do LOVE! They swivel up just like a lipstick and properly cap. But look at these swatches!!! I believe lip balms should be lightly tinted, but this is WEAK as far as color goes. Plus, do they look moisturizing on my arm? I'll answer that for you! They are NOT (dry and a little sticky). Save your $18...add $4 more and go buy yourself a FRESH Lip Balm! You'll thank me!

Philosophy Fresh Cream - $17 - Bittersweet
And THIS is really what I stopped in ULTA for! There were only 2 (body washes) left in the store (no body lotion...what I went for)! I Rannnnn (Flock of Seagulls Song - I Ran) to the 2 bottles of Fresh Cream left and started sniffing. I'm a minimalist, but this barely has a scent at all. HAHAHA I kept sniffing! It's TOO SOFT for me! It's nice...but. I know this doesn't make sense, but imagine yourself sniffing clouds (in the sky). HaHaHa Hardly any scent at all (that's what I would guess)! HAHAHA I will tell you this! Pink Frosted Animal Cracker was nice (it's much sweeter)! So in the end, I struck OUT at Ulta and didn't buy anything :(. Can you believe that? But I hope this post helped you! I'll let you know how I make out at Sephora. My Archipelago review will be my next post ...


LoveT. said...

Love the 6 Too Faced Swatches ,wonderful Shades :)


Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I wish my Ulta has a fountain nearby. That really adds a nice touch, but then I'll want to go all the time, so maybe not, lol! Thanks for the review on the Philosophy, i would have bought that because I normally like most of their scents. The name itself was so enticing, so I wouldnt have thought twice. Now, i'll make sure it's off my list.

Mica T said...

Shame you didn't end up buying anything, but at least you were informed so you didn't buy something you'd end up not using :)

Hope you are having fun on your trip - hopefully it's for fun reasons that you are out of town :)

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Raden Ayu/MI said...

The fuschia color is too cute to be true :)


Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

Thanks for the review. I've always had a soft spot for Two Faced products. I know you skipped this, but I might pick one up. The colors look very nice.


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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Well, at least one of them was sweet, haha!! We can't win them all. Such a shame though, as they sounded nice. I don't like sticky kind of stuff. I hope you are doing well doll xx

Ahleessa C said...

Oh you checked out Too Faced Melted Lipstick. I'm sorry you didn't like it much. I still haven't tried mine. :X


Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

What a great day out shopping (sorry about no body lotions, though). Loved the lipstick shades, especially the nude one - the rest would look to bright for me, but I just adore the swatches, I feel happy looking at them somehow. :)

Emma Henderson said...

Hope you're having a great trip! I have been trialling the Benefit balms and I gotta say, they've won me over! Will be writing about them soon xo

oomph. said...

ooh, i love the first 4, especially the coral. i miss ulta!

Michelle LL said...

Great review, new orleans and cincy looks like a great cities to visit. Never heard of this too faced lipstick, but i'd love to try the nude and coral shades. Have a great day gorgeous!! :)

Emmylou said...

Hope you're having a good time in OH, Kim:) And that's too bad about the Benefit lip balms coz I do think the packaging is cute.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh I love these Melted's. I wasn't sure on your wish list but I love the swatches and the fact that they are called Melted totally has me. It's like lipstick melted on your lips. I especially like melted nude and melted peach (can you tell I'm a sucker for neutrals)? Thank you for trying to vote for me on Cosmo by the way. I think the form is offline cos voting is closed but I really do appreciate the effort. Thanks, and hope your week is going sweeeell!
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Jackie Harrison said...

Great honest review I have to agree with the benefit lip balm I so expected more from it.

Maria Hussain said...

Don't worry I know next time you won't come out without buying anything. Lovely swatches dear....xoxoxo....^_^


Stanislava E. said...

Sniffing clouds lol :D Thanks for sharing. I'd definitely try the first products.


Ailyn Koay said...

animal cracker sounds really fun! odd name though

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LyddieGal said...

Ohhh love those too faced colors! moisturizing and pigmented? won't get on your teeth? sign me up for all 10 colors!
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Jane said...

my goodness i do love your reviews. inside lightening vs outside light! you cover all the bases for us! amazing!

TheTinyHeart said...

That is a bummer that you left empty handed (but good for your wallet, haha!). That Melted Peony shade looks really pretty!

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Ashley said...

I really want to try the too faced melted lipsicks!! And those benefit ones look disappointing lol!

Shannon Rice said...

Those Two Faced colors look gorgeous! I really need to expand my lipstick horizon :)

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Shannon Rice said...

Those Two Faced colors look gorgeous! I really need to expand my lipstick horizon :)

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Lorena said...

What a bummer for the tinted lip balms - can you believe I have never been inside an Ulta shop?

Simera H said...

OMG the Too Faced Melted lipsticks are screaming my name. I am in love with the colors available especially melted violet.

Simera H said...

OMG the Too Faced Melted lipsticks are screaming my name. I am in love with the colors available especially melted violet.

Rinako Camellia said...

So beautiful bright colors! ^^

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Random_Hi_D said...

Not sure there's an ULTA or Sephora in my country. But I do like the lip balm. One of the things I can't live without is a lip balm or a lip gloss coz my lips always get chappy. Thanks for sharing, maybe I can find them online.


crafty-zone said...

Wow, I see many amazing and colorful things! I adore shades of these lipsticks!


Always Maylee said...

The Too Faced lipstick colors look really pretty. I love the melted nude and melted coral. Too bad about the Benefit balms!

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The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Amazing colours!


Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

Great post!!! Thanks for the heads up on the Benefit Balms!!

Lauren Michelle Major said...

Oh, I'm a sucker for bright lips. I would probably end up walking away with the melted fuchsia and melted ruby. Seriously, in the summer (once I'm tan) I like to wear BRIGHT lips and mascara, maybe eyeliner if I'm feeling fancy, and that's it. :) Then in the winter I do all my focusing on eyes. haha, I don't know why I flip-flop depending on the season. Lovely reviews!


Lilli said...

Hi Kim! Cant believe you didnt purchase anything, lol! But it was helpful the same, Im very inspired by the too faced melted lipsticks. So curious to see what you made out at Sephora now!:) Many hugs my friend! xo

Audrey Allure said...

I love how vibrant and bright those Too Faced ones are!


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The colors of the Too Faced lipstick swatches are so vivid and pretty. I will definitely take your advice and check them out in person. I don't mind when I don't end up purchasing anything on a shopping trip and my wallet likes it even more :) Hope you're enjoying Cincinnati Kim!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Re: your comment on double cleansing. I have pretty sensitive skin and I haven't experienced any irritation since doing this. The key is to use products made for your skin type. Exfoliating with an oil cleanser is actually gentler than other methods.

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Jess said...

Awesome products! Those Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear lipsticks are amazing, perfect colors! =)



Svetlana said...

THose colors look really nice :)

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Marija M. said...

I really like how opaque are the colors of the melted lipstick, and beautiful color range, I would wear them all! xo


Cheryl van den Berg said...

The swatches are so pretty, so it sucks that some of these products are bittersweet. Thanks for another honest review!

Elizabeth Hisle said...

It's unfortunate that not all the colors worked out. So pretty!


nancy @ adore to adorn said...

you constantly provide good insight into the products that I appreciate! =D



Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Melted violet seems so perfect for spring, nice review Kim!


Cee said...

Animal Cracker body wash?! I'm sold! Just when I think Philosophy has made their best scent, they outdo themselves - and that's part of why I love them. Those melted lipsticks look gorgeous, too, but I'd definitely want to try before I bought considering the crazy colour variations!

little luxury list said...

The Too Faced melted lipsticks look awesome! The pigmentation is definitely bold!
Have a good time in Cincinnati dear!

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Darcy said...

I have never tried any too faced products but I am dying to get my hands on them!!

Megan Ann said...

Great review, finding the perfect lip stick or balm is SO HARD! I'll be taking your advise with me next time I go to Ulta!

xo, Megan Ann

Linda B said...

Hahaha, well the first batch of lip products sound promising! I like that they adjust to individual skin tone, that's really cool.

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Those lipstick shades are perfect for summer.love

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Whoa those two faced lipsticks are so bold, Kim. They scream summer big time. Boo to Benefits lippies and Philosophy. Hope you have a great time in Cincinnati.

Samantha Mariko said...

I looove those shades of lipstick! so vivid and pretty! I miss going to ultra so much!

alexis said...

I love that you found an Ulta even while traveling! I think it is interesting that the Philosophy was didn't have much of a scent, I was think their products are pretty fragrant…. Hope you are have a good trip!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

alexis said...

I love that you found an Ulta even while traveling! I think it is interesting that the Philosophy was didn't have much of a scent, I was think their products are pretty fragrant…. Hope you are have a good trip!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I like the Too Faced - Melted Violet but I am not sure that I can carry off that color. I get so nervous with lipstick colors, I really need to branch out and just be daring one day!

Anya Jensen said...

I adore the lipstick shades - love a good colour :-)

Danielle Styles said...

Oh no! I expected more from Benefit, it is one of my favourite brands!

The Too Faced lipsticks look great! All of them :)

Have a nice trip!


Sierra Calah said...

I'm going to have to try the Melted lipstick by too faced because it looks gorgeous. Thanks for advice about swatching them in person because I tend to buy stuff offline and would of just assumed that these were true to the online colors. :)
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Antonio M. A. Raffaelli said...

nice post

Corinne said...

Aww, you always have the best products =)

Corinne x

Jess said...

Have a great day! =)



inge said...

Great review I do not think we have the lipsticks over here yet will go looking online

jo said...

Hi Kim, those lipstick colours are so pretty, I love the top four! Man, wish we have an ULTA here. So sorry to include you in Linkedin, don't worry about it :) Btw, do you know a good cleansing cream for boys? I want to buy something for my 14 yr old son to wash his face. Thanks!!

xo Jo



I really LOVE Ulta, haha. Seriously, I think I've gotten recent beauty buys from them. The animal cracker wash and the longwearing lipstick sounds wonderful! I hope you enjoy yourself Kim. Happy weekend.
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Tina Bradley said...

Wow! I adore the color palette of the Two Faced lipsticks! They are all lovely! Have a wonderful time in Cincy! It's a great city--about 3 1/2-4 hours from us (we're almost to Toledo). Safe travels, Kim! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Milu Sosa said...

Beautiful colors!!! Thanks for sharing!


Coco said...

Oh Kim I'm sorry you came out empty handed and disappointed! Those lip balms are barely visibile... I love persisting scents so those Philisophy products wouldn't do for me either! Let us know about your Sephora experience!
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Elena Dal Maso said...

I love this multicolor swatches and pics! I'll try Benefit, it should be a lovely brand.
Have a joyful weekend!


Sam said...

These lip hues look beautifully pigmented, love the bright pink. Wishing you a warm and wonderful weekend!

Hélène Heath said...

That melted violet lip thing is everything I've been looking for for summer, getting this asap, thanks for sharing!

xx Hélène

Sara Gerard said...

Kim, they JUST opened an Ulta by us! I feel like I need a shopping guide to go in that store, it looks so big and overwhelming, lol!

Champagne Star said...

Great reviews, and I can't wait to see pics of Cincinnati!

Pamela RG said...

Those lipstick colours are so pretty. It will be hard to choose.

I Hope~Diverse Beauty said...

Graat review and swatches Kim. I am glad you talked about the Benebalm. I was considering getting some of those but after reading your opinion on it, I might have to reconsider. I don't want to waste money on something that won't work. Plus I already have the the Benetints.

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Lorna Sharp said...

I Love the bodywashes, and Benefit. And Too Faced!
So Thank you for reviewing this... I may date one of the Too Faced if you sais its supersweet Kim :)

Thanks for your advices and opinions about it.
I saw the Benefit ones and its true my heart did fell for them.

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