First of all, sorry I haven’t been reviewing nor recommending anything for so long. I have been snowed in with work and haven’t got time to try anything new! Anyway, here’s something I tried recently- Too Faced’s new (not so new) lippy. It claims to be moisturising, creamy and drenched in colour. It’s also pretty expensive (17 GBP for 1 lipstick!), but since reviews on other sites and blogs seem to rave about it, I got one to try. And I wasn’t disappointed.
The colour I got is called “Spice Spice Baby”. It comes from the “Spice” family and is a creamy brick/ mauve/ latte shade with a kick. Some people describe it as MLBB (my-lips-but-better, if you aren’t familiar with this type of makeup language), but I find it more MLBD (my-lips-but-darker, and this one I just made it up). And bear in mind that I have medium skin, so on pale people it would look pretty solid.
The tube is metal, and a luxurious gold colour. It’s heavy to hold. It also has a transparent plastic stopped on the inside of the tube cover to give it some grip. Initially I found the feeling weird (when you close the tube it feels like you’re squishing the lipstick), bu I’ve since got used to it and I like it because it keeps the cover from undoing itself.
The lipstick itself is indeed very creamy and the colour comes out quite solid, although you can easily apply it over lipbalm or just use your fingers to dot it on and it will become sheer. I personally can’t be bothered to apply lipsticks with my fingers so I apply it over balm sometimes and just press my lips together and that works fine as well.
This is the product on my lips. You probably can’t tell from the picture, but my lips are usually quite dry, and for the benefit of this photo I haven’t applied any lip balm beforehand, just the Lip Cream. It works decently in covering wrinkles on the lips, although I still prefer wearing it over balm. The staying power is decent but I can’t really tell as I normally don’t go hours with drinking or eating anything. But it kind of fades into a softer stain, then eventually all fade away, which I think all lipsticks should be like (but most aren’t, instead choosing to collect in clumps on your lips).
All in all, a lipstick which balances out colour and comfort. With more than a dozen shades to choose from, I’m sure you will find some one you like.