Too Faced Lady Balls is a neutral-toned, medium red with a matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.23 oz.
Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a "matte true red." It's a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff that applied fairly smoothly, but there were very subtle streaks that didn't go away after it dried down. I don't think they're visible, as the color is bright and dark enough to hide them at a normal viewing distance. The texture was dry to the touch, a little powdery, and clingy. It lasted for five and a half hours, which made it one of the better-wearing shades. The formula was moderately drying. MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (PiP, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior 999 Matte (999) (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Creeper (DC, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Don't Stop (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Desire (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Lucky Star (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). KVD Beauty Santa Sangre (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Sky Walking (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $19.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Self Esteem (LE, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Wild Memories (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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Give lips the staying power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one long-wear ultra-matte formula. It’s formulated with exclusive technology that leaves the lipstick melted for the most high-impact color possible. It’s infused with antioxidant-rich avocado oil and vitamin E to moisturize, while hyaluronic filling spheres smooth the look of lip lines. It comfortably coats lips with a wash of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color that lasts for hours.
Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Kaolin, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'Abeille, Talc, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Water, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil/Persea Gratissima Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360).
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