It is that time of year again, when Too Faced comes out with their limited edition holiday sets. Is it me, or do they get cuter every year? The Sweet Smell of Christmas-Mini Melted Liquid Lipstick Set comes with 4 deliciously scented mini liquid lipsticks that are stocking-sized approved. Too Faced’s formula features an infusion of avocado oil, vitamin E and hyaluronic Filling Spheres to moisturize the lips.
Just like the names suggest, these lipsticks smell and look like their shades! The 4 shades are; Cinnamon Bear which is a beautiful deep red, Pumpkin Spice is a gorgeous dark orange, Hot Buttered Rum is a dark fall nude and Sugar Cookie is a light nude. The colors are pigmented, rich and glide on easily onto the lips. These are perfect for on the go and for everyday wear or special occasions.
Value This set retails for $25 USD, which is $6.25 USD per each lipstick. The size of these is 3ml per lipstick, and for a lipstick hoarder like myself, I personally will never get through a full lippie- so these minis are ideal for me as I love to try different colors. Considering that a full size of the Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick is $21 USD, this is a great value, and a wonderful opportunity to try out the color variations, and formula.
Pigmentation All of the colors (as pictured in the swatches) go on flawlessly. The only issue I have had is with the color Sugar Cookie. It took several swipes on the lips in order to get the color pay off and pigmentation. Although these lipsticks are smaller in size, they hold true to the regular Too Faced formula.
Blendability These dry very quickly, so you will have to apply a coat of lipstick consistently and as precisely as you can. I did not experience any issues with patchiness.
Longevity Even with my most intense eye makeup remover, I couldn’t remove the darker shades like Cinnamon Bear from my lips! I wish every lipstick had this much staying power. I love how long lasting these go on, and how comfortable they sit on the lips.
Packaging Super cute for the holidays, and as Too Faced stated, this is stocking sized which makes for a wonderful gift. It is small and perfect for any event.
Final thoughts: If you’re debating whether or not to pick up this set, I would say “go for it”! The shades are all pigmented and wearable and the scents are absolutely delectable. I always look forward to Too Faced’s creations during the holidays, as I find their formula and overall quality to be just as high as their regular launches. I am more of a mauve girl when it comes to lipstick shades, but I find that I really enjoy the shades in this year’s set. Overall an excellent and cheery YAY from me!
- Free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates
- Wide variety of shades for price
- Lighter shades need several coats to apply
- Can be hard to remove darker shades from lips