It's a Holly Jolly Kissmas

Happy Saturday! I know you may be thinking or really confused about what month it is right now but it is actually still is February as I am writing this but I still wanted to review this Too Faced Lippie Set I got myself for Christmas. It took all this time to get the pictures done and test it out to give a proper review. I opened this gift on New Years so it was after Christmas and with so many things going on it is finally here. I really wanted to get this for myself and I'm glad I did as this is the perfect thing to try from the brand as this is my first time I am dipping my toes in the Too Faced world and the obsession is starting to get real. I've been using them ever since I opened it and it is time to give my thoughts on them. It's better late than never so here are my thoughts and swatches on the Too Faced Merry Kissmas Christmas Collection 2016.


Description (from website): Kisses for every occasion! Have a very Merry Kissmas with four clutch-size tubes of cult-favorite Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks in original, chocolate and matte formulas. Melted Lipstick comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense colour that lasts for hours. The set includes deluxe-sizes of Too Faced best-selling Melted shades in Chihuahua and Fig, plus a mini Melted Matte in Lady Balls and Melted Chocolate in Honey—infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and decadent chocolate aroma.

Where to buy: Sephora Philippines. This set cost 1,502php that comes with 4 mini samples of the Melted Chocolate in Honey, Melted in Chihuahua & Melted in Fig with 5 ml worth of product and in Melted Matte in Lady Balls with 4.4ml worth of product that comes in deluxe sizes and 4 to try in the set.

Packaging
First off this packaging is too die for. I mean just look at the outer box packaging on this and tell me you are not in love with it at first sight. The lipsticks come in a paper box. On the front it has a cute little illustration and openings on it to view each of the lipsticks. It has all the info about them on the back like the introduction about them, swatches and ingredients. Inside it has the holder of the lipstick match the colors of the shades the lipstick it comes in too. I am keeping the box just for this gorgeous packaging. As for the lipsticks all four of them come in deluxe size replicas of their full size components. So three of the four lipsticks come in squeeze tubes with a sponge tip applicator and then the fourth one which is the matte one comes in a traditional tube with a doe foot applicator like many other liquid lipsticks on the market these days.

The value set contains 2 deluxe size Melted lipsticks and 1 deluxe size Melted Chocolate lipstick which contain 0.16oz of product each. Then it has a deluxe size Melted Matte Lipstick which contains 0.12oz of product. I paid about 1,502php for this set which is about $30.00 but in other places the retail price was $25.00 but since I live in Manila the price is a bit higher for makeup goods. I got this calculation for the breakdown of the products to see if it was worth it from another site since I am terrible in math and will not be able to figure it out and break it down for you so if you are curious and want to know if it is worth it read it below:

Both collections retail for $21.00 each. Therefore, if we break down the price of the set based on the full size product, the total of value of the set is $36.16 ($8.40 for the Melted & Melted Chocolate & $10.96 for the Melted Matte). Hence, that is a savings of $11.16 if you purchase the set.

Application & Staying Power
The Too Faced Melted Lipsticks are like traditional lipsticks from a bullet except it is melted into a squeeze tube with a sponge tip applicator. The sponge applicator is pretty to apply with and the lipstick goes on well. They are creamy and the finish is a satin finish. It is not quite glossy but not totally matte as well. They have a satin finish and are very comfortable to wear on the lips. The product applied very sheer at first so I applied more on the lips and in my swatches but the formula is buildable and can be made darker and more opaque with just a few more layers. They are so comfortable on the lips and long lasting, they just feel like a slightly thicker lip balm on the lips. They all set down pretty quickly and it is pretty long lasting yet doesn't feel drying on the lips. I found that Lady Balls was so easy to apply and went on so effortlessly on the lips that I only needed one quick swipe. I was able to wear it for almost three hours longer than the other melted lipsticks in this set. However, it does transfer a bit but once it settles it is there until you want it off or if you eat a heavy meal. The lipstick lasts a pretty long time on me which is a good amount of time but if you avoid eating anything oily it can last the whole time you are out. The lipstick wore well even with the transfer issues at the beginning of application. After a while though the color still looked great on my lips. This color in particular at the end of the day leaves a stain. The Chihuahua one I felt the color faded evenly and so I didn’t mind having to reapply as it left behind a delicate stain which was actually very pretty. All three of the Melted ones lasted about 6 hours and leave a nice stain after without any heavy eating especially with anything oily since this is quite creamy in texture.

Melted in Chihuahua & Fig and Melted Chocolate in Honey
Color & Pigmentation
The Merry Kissmas Lipstick Set includes three of the Melted Lipsticks. This set includes three different melted formulas in original and chocolate. The three shades included are: Chocolate Honey is a muted medium brown with peachy undertones, Chihuahua is a dusty mauve and Fig is a purple toned pink with slight neutral to warm undertones. The Chocolate Honey is actually an almost peachy nude brown but based on the packaging I thought it was going to be too brown but it is not. The Melted lipsticks smell sweet and are not artificial smelling which I hate when they are like that but these are really good. I love that Honey smells like chocolate. It's not a bad artificial chocolate smell but it smells amazing and like real chocolate that you can eat. Chihuahua is a light rosy brown and it is a great MLBB (my lips but better) color for me which is absolutely beautiful. Fig is a lovely mauve pink that flatters everyone and a lot of skin tones. For me both Fig and Chihuahua looked pretty similar in swatches and on the lips bu they actually aren't because Fig is a rosy orchid, while the Chihuahua is a light dusty mauve. All have pretty great pigmentation and can be built up. The lightest one is Chihuahua and it builds up nicely though so it maks up for that.

Lady Balls
Color & Pigmentation
The Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Lady Balls is a matte true red. This is a true deep classic holiday red and does look great for that time of year. According to the brand it is a "true red” color and I have to agree with that. It did have a slight blue undertone in it however I think the blue undertones are extremely subtle and minimal that you can't really see it. In some lights it has orange-reds hints as well but in the end it is a very flattering red and looks so good and is the best deep red I own now. The Melted Matte Lipstick formula is amazing. It is one of the most comfortable matte formulas I have tried. It does not feel drying at all and the formulation is surprising because of its matte texture. As for the formula, I was impressed with how light it was for such an opaque finish. The pigmentation of this blew me away and I didn't have to redip the applicator in it cover my lips in one go and that is amazing and good quality for me. Maybe it is this particular color is opaque one right away or maybe I need to try a lighter color to prove this but if it is the same then that is superb pigmentation. It is extremely pigmented and it does not feel like a liquid lipstick. I wouldn't say it is moisturizing or anything like that but it is quite smooth and not noticeable on. I love this shade and it is so comfortable to wear on the lips. So far this is becoming a part of my all time favorite liquid lipsticks list making me I highly recommend them!

Swatches
As you can see it has amazing quality and the swatches went on quite well. All have great color and as you see great pigmentation on the arm but on the lips it is the same and can cover the lips quite well. Lady Balls is very deep and blue toned on my pale arm but on the lips it isn't and looks very flattering on. It dries to a true matte and when I took these it wasn't fully set yet so it gets even more of a matte finish especially on the lips. Fig is a gorgeous purple and on my arm it is quite a bold purple but on the lips it is a nice berry and is as glossy on the arm as it is on the lips as well. Chihuahua is very light on my arm and when I first saw this swatch it would not be opaque on the lips but it is and I built it up on the swatch here to give emphasis to see its color. It is a nice my lips but better shade with a rosy tint to it. Chocolate Honey looks really similar to Chihuahua in the arm swatch but on the lips they aren't. The chocolate one is more a my lips but better with a brownish tint and far more opaque especially on the lips. Overall they have great pigmentation and look amazing.

Overall Experience
Overall I love these lipsticks from this set and it has great value and amazing quality. I enjoyed using each one and with it's unique packaging it makes it so appeasing to the eyes as well and I loved the ones in the set. I'm pretty happy with these and I do recommend it because it has great value for what you get. There are 4 shades to choose from and you get a variety and the products have pretty good pigmentation. If you get a chance you should pick them up as I saw it is in stock in a few places still and only the packaging is Christmas themed but the lipsticks can be used all year round. I wasn't disappointed with the quality and it lived up to the hype I was reading about it. I must also say that this is a great product for someone who would want to try their lippie offerings for the first time like myself and now I am converted to trying more. Have you tried any of the Too Faced lippies they offer yet?

My rating is:
I'll give it 5/5 because I love everything about this. I have no faults and each one surprised me. It's kind of affordable it depends how you look at it but for what you get it is a great value, has great color options and is a the packaging is such a great idea for this product. The best thing was you get to try four of their variants and different shades that are really flattering and can complement many skin tones with this whole set. So it was pretty amazing I think and would love to buy more of the shades to try them out and the colors they have. I'm betting it would be best for you if you want good pigmentation, good performance, and lovely packaging!

That's it for this review of these Too Faced Lippies. This set is an amazing sampler of all the melted liquid lipstick line that Too Faced has to offer and I recommend it because the quality of the lipsticks is superb and the packaging is to die for and oh so swoon worthy in my opinion. In addition, you get to try four shades from three different collections. I hope you enjoyed this review even if it was a little late. I still wanted to get it up since this is the first Too Faced product I tried and it was so worth it. I also picked up another few pieces of this Christmas collection on really good discount so I will reviewing in due time as well so look out for that but for now I won't give any details but that. So until my next beauty review! Have a lovely rest of your weekend!

What is your thoughts on the Too Faced Lippies if you've tried any?
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