I actually hated these the first time I tried them–it looked like I’d tried to paint my lips with chalk. But now I’m wondering if the tester I used was just really dried out…when I tried it again at Sephora the other day for the heck of it, I really loved it! Very smooth and long-lasting. And it’s a great pink shade–bright but not obnoxiously so.
I love this color! Not sure why all the bad reviews on Peony but it is such a wearable everyday color. Im definitely more of a nudes/light pinks lipstick chooser (haha) so this is perfect. These are nothing like those horrible Anastasia liquid lipsticks, yuck! Those are so drying for me, while these are very hydrating in my opinion.
I really like Melted Jelly Donut, though I probably own similar shades ( I LOVE brights).
On NW15 me, Jelly Donut appears as a bright-but-not-neon medium raspberry, with a satin finish and a subtle shimmer.
Jelly Donut has more of a matte finish than I usually wear, and if you’re not accustomed to anything other than a very creamy/emollient feel, this is going to take some getting used to. If you put gloss over this, wear will be pretty seriously compromised. I find this product to perform very similarly to the OCC Lip Tars, though the slant-tip applicator on the Melteds’ tube makes them easier to apply than the Lip Tars.
I get a good two to three hours wear out of Jelly Donut, especially if I don’t eat or drink. If I need longer wear, I layer Jelly Donut over a similarly-colored stain.
Though I find the > $20 price tag a bit steep, but I’ll still probably buy others in this line, like Berry, Violet, and/or Fuchsia.
This color is beautiful and the pigmentation is deep. This came out as a deep orchid. It is easy to apply using the included sponge tip, or it also applies well with a brush. The formula and this color lasts and lasts–I’ve worn it for entire shifts at work without reapplying, and I’ve also worn it out shopping, out to eat, out for drinks, and rarely have to reapply. The color will fade but not come off completely. It is neither drying nor moisturizing, but I do like to wear it when I’m sick and my lips aren’t as smooth as I’d like–this formula is very forgiving towards mild chapping! It does leave a faint stain behind, and it is lightly vanilla scented.
I’m loving this!! I bought it for the unusual shade – got to love a warm toned purple – but I love the formula too. It’s VERY long wearing – it’s neither hydrating nor drying, so I find I need to pat some lip conditioner over the top throughout the wear. It’s actually quite easy to apply using the sponge-tip applicator – I expected it to be messy, but it creates quite a nice line. I found it easier to do my cupids bow with this than with a normal lipstick bullet. Overall I’m very impressed and I will be looking into more of the shades!!