I'm surprised to see myself saying this, but I think Too Faced's fall 2012 collection is my favorite I've seen so far. It sure doesn't hurt that it includes a new 16-shade line of lipsticks, all with pretty adorable names I might add. They're called La Creme Color Drenched Lip Creams, but I'll just be calling them La Cremes, because ridiculously long product names irritate me. ;) Anyways, I love these, and had to share my thoughts - along with swatches, of course!
Nude Beach, Naked Dolly, and Marshmallow Bunny
(top to bottom) Nude Beach, Naked Dolly, Marshmallow Bunny
Naked Dolly (my favorite - reminiscent of YSL Tea Rose *swoon*)
All three shades are creamy and opaque, and have a sweet sugary lemon taste (bakery lemon, as opposed to medicinal/kitchen lemon) that fades a bit after application. Marshmallow Bunny has a quality to it that I find hard to describe. It's not shimmery, frosty, or even pearly, but it does have more of a "glow" to it than Nude Beach or Naked Dolly. I also think it doesn't look as smooth on the lips, though it feels smooth when applying. I can't help but think Marshmallow Bunny will be the runaway hit in this line - it's a pretty unique pink, neutral and bright at the same time, and not too cool-toned.
As I noted in the swatches, Naked Dolly is my favorite. It reminds of YSL Rouge Pur 148 Tea Rose, just a tad sheerer (nothing beats the opacity of YSL lipsticks, in my experience!). Nude Beach reminds me of a more nude MAC Patisserie. Like I said, Marshmallow Bunny is pretty unique, and no dupes spring to mind right away. Maybe the Revlon lip butter in Strawberry Shortcake - though I think this is much, much better!
To sum it up in one sentence: I love pretty much everything about these. The packaging is sleek and slim, and the outer cardboard packaging is even lovelier (I haven't been able to get them into the trash bin as of yet...). I love the formula - it's creamy, glossy, and feels light on the lips. It's not perfect (tell me if you find a lipstick that is!), and my lips do begin to feel dry after a few hours, when the product begins to wear off. And these shades? SO ME. As previously mentioned, there are 16 shades in the line in total, and I'm so happy with the three I blind-ordered that I'm curious to try more.
I ordered from TooFaced.com, which I'd never done before. I used a 10% off promo code, and shipping was free over $50. I was really pleased with the presentation when I received my package - pink box AND pink filler? Yes, please! Also love the three generous samples. The shade of gloss (Barely Legal) is a shade I'd actually gravitate towards (pink nude, of course) and the Lashgasm mascara (name cringe) is surprising fantastic. I have yet to try the Beauty Balm, though - new face products make me nervous!
So sorry for my obscenely long absence from my blog. I basically lost motivation, but it's slowly coming back to me, so don't give up on me yet. :) And if for some odd reason you need to see or hear more from me, you can find me on Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram (dontcallmejesse - I post all my photos to Twitter as well) in the meantime!
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