Too Faced 1998 & Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is supposed to apply l ike a gloss but dry to “an ultra-matte, opaque finish” that is “never dry, shriveled, or cracked” that should “last for hours.” Most of the shades are unforgiving once they dry down and emphasize lip lines, look “cracked” if you smile, though they feel lighter-weight than they look. It’s one of the more unflattering liquid lipsticks I have tried as many shades highlighted lip lines, and while the lipstick itself wasn’t extremely clingy, there was a dryness present there that, at times, made my lips tingle/ache. For me, the wear was between four and six hours, as a lot of the shades faded unevenly and were faster to breakdown than the average liquid lipstick. The formula is thin, more water-like (reminded me of ColourPop’s formula but sometimes thinner) with a fairly quick dry-down time.

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte bright bubblegum pink.” It’s a bright, light-medium bubblegum pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly, but it emphasized lip lines and the color noticeably pulled apart when I smiled, making the surface appear “cracked.” It lasted for four and a half hours before starting to fade unevenly. It was moderately drying. Anastasia Party Pink (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Cotton Candy (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Buds (LE, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #086 (P, $18.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ballerina Blackout (P, $18.00)(90% similar). MAC Happy Song (LE, $19.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). NYX Summer Breeze (P, $6.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Party Commencing (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay PDA (DC, $18.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). KVD Beauty Backstage Bambi (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Moonwalk (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). KVD Beauty Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Embrace Me (LE, $19.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). MAC Steady Going (P, $19.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). Jouer Mure (P, $18.00) is more muted (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte deep raspberry.” It’s a dark, plummy berry with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had less of a “flat matte” finish compared to 1998, and it was much more forgiving in finish as a result–no severe “cracking” upon smiling. It lasted for six hours but was fairly drying. Fenty Beauty Unlocked (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Miss Argentina (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $55.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Full Time Females (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Maleficent (LE, $8.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Gifted (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dame un Beso (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Bee's Knees (DC, $5.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fly (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Damned (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty #096 (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Embrace (LE, $8.99) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Warm Leatherette (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Scrooge (LE, $6.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Give It Up (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Hey Gurrl (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). NYX Merlot (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Si, Si, Me! (LE, $19.00) is cooler, glossier (80% similar). MAC Toung 'n' Chic (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced 1998 Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Bend and Snap! Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

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On eyes:
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  • Anastasia Blazing Eyeshadow
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Cicely Avatar

Oef. I’m getting so bored of these ultra-matte, cracking, drying liquid lipstick formulas that are still flying about everywhere. The new Colourpop satin liquid lipsticks are the only new formula that have me interested at the moment, tbh. That and the Black Moon Cosmetics lipsticks.

Hopefully this craze dies down, soon. It’s been worn so hard into the ground. Or at least companies could come out with super interesting and unique shades (maybe some with an interesting sheen or sparkle. LA Splash, although stupidly dry and flaky on me, at least does have neat colour ranges), if they’re still going to keep up with these dry formulas! :<
I just wish companies would stay true to their artistic desires and creativeness. Urban Decay got locked in a "Naked Craze", almost every large and medium sized company are locked in contouring, liquid-lip, and Kylie Jenner crazes, and it seems like 90% of companies are just interested in a profit, and feeding into the repetitive mindsets that spread so well over social media and the like. There's a way to connect profit to creativity, but… egh. Everything is so similar. It's like if everyone just kept repainting the Mona Lisa in a /slightly/ different way, every month, for five years. Kat Von D at least gets something right with her artistic inspirations and colour ranges.

Then again, I'm a minority with my likes and desires, so I suppose it's only to be expected that I'd dislike and be hideously bored with most of the products out today. Great review by you as always, however! hahaha finishing on a positive, here *^*

Katherine T. Avatar

Ugh, this is what gives liquid lipsticks a bad name. This formula sounds like lip torture, and for $21, you can go with the KVD one instead

Nicole Avatar

I totally understand. What I don’t get is why Too Faced even decided to jump in this bandwagon if they couldn’t do it better, or at least on par with what was out there already.

Michele @Binxcat4ever Avatar

Confession: I really wish I liked Too Faced Melted lipsticks. Unfortunately I don’t care for any of them (dislike the formula). Still, I wish I could think of a reason to get Bend & Snap bc it’s super flashbacks to Legally Blonde! Thanks for your review!

Michele @Binxcat4ever Avatar

I’ve tried several different shades (some I bought and some were GWP) and all of them ended up being extremely drying, they all pulled into my lip lines, and for some weird reason the formula gathered into the corners of my mouth (even when I tried blotting). I wanted to love them, esp. bc of the color range, but they just don’t work for me.

Lauren Avatar

Hopefully the rest are more like Bend and Snap! than 1998. 1998 is just bad, and is the exact stereotype of a bad matte liquid lipstick. I still don’t understand how companies put out products that don’t seem to work or look good when used as intended. You’d think that as much money as they put into development, duds wouldn’t slip through the cracks.

Rachelle Avatar

I decided to skip over the review to first see the swatches and my first thoughts were “Wow these look like they’ll crack your lips open”

Quinctia Avatar

Bend and Snap looks okay on, but because it’s my type of color, I probably don’t need another one. I’ve got at least two similar mattes, albeit traditional lipsticks and not liquids.

1998…it’s not my type of color, the finish doesn’t look forgiving, and I don’t get the name. I was wearing makeup in 1998. I think it would have been a bit difficult to find a lipcolor that shade at all, and it’s not…typical of the era. I’m pretty sure I had a brown and a midtone pink back then. πŸ™‚

Angelika Avatar

This formula is SO hit or miss. The darker and brighter shades (Bend and Snap, Naughty By Nature, Evil Twin) work so well for me. But the lighter shades (Cool Girl, Queen B) looked awful, and I ended up with cardboard lips and a nasty white line on the inner rim of my lip. Not a good look.
At least the darker shades work well enough.

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