For several years now, Rimmel Provocalips Liquid Lipsticks were my go-to formula, especially in the color – Play with Fire. After they stopped releasing new shades and became sparse in my local drugstore, I had to find a new favorite red. The Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Lady Balls has filled that void for me, but is it as comfortable, long-wearing, and transfer-proof as my beloved Rimmel? See below for links and the full review.
Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Lady Balls
Too Faced products can be a little hit and miss for me, especially some of their eyeshadow palettes, but the formula in this Melted Matte liquid lipstick is utter perfection. It has a hilarious name, but if you think about it, red can be intimidating to wear. It takes balls. Lady balls – and I’m hooked! For $21 you get o.23 ounces, a decent doe-foot applicator, and adorable see-through packaging. I absolutely love how it looks when displayed on my makeup vanity, which is a bonus.
When first applied the lipstick I immediately noticed how creamy and opaque the formula is. There is no scent and it dries down to a totally matte, streak-free finish in about 15 seconds or less. It doesn’t settle into fine lines and doesn’t pucker my lips (aka butt-hole lip) like Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks do. Once set, it is completely transfer proof. Drinking and kissing doesn’t move the product at all.
Today, I applied my lippy at 9 a.m. and it is currently 9 p.m. as I write this review. That is 12 hours of solid wear-time and although it stopped being transfer proof at around 3 p.m. (greasy Chinese food) I am still keeping up the good fight. It’s still has vibrant color and still looks great, but moved slightly to my outer lip extremities. My hands, kids, and even my forehead received war wounds. The above video was taken at 5 p.m.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with this formula and very interested in buying more. This red is, in my opinion, the perfect red shade. Not too pink, not too orange, but the perfect blend of the two. The formula is great and remained comfortable & non-drying all dang day. This is a product I can totally recommend and look forward to wearing it again tomorrow. To purchase Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Lady Balls, check out the Too Faced website or click the links below.