Too Faced It’s Happening & Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Too Faced It's Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is described as a “matte bright magenta.” It’s a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a thin formula that applied smoothly and evenly. It dried down to a totally flat, matte finish that was slightly powdery-feeling. The color lasted for five hours and was drying while worn. Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $19.50) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $19.50) is glossier (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Unlocked (P, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia (DC, $7.49) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Pin Wheel (LE, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #61 (P, $33.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $19.50) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). NARS Let's Go Crazy (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $37.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Candy Venom (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Cherry Bomb (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $40.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Notorious (P, $55.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Maxed Out (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. Colour Pop La La Land (LE, $6.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Dior 999 Matte (999) (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (PiP, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $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). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sky Walking (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Self Esteem (LE, $19.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Beauty Queen (P, $12.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $19.50) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Ruby (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Wild Memories (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Lesbos (LE, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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.

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Too Faced It's Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced It's Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced It's Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced It's Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced It's Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced It's Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced It's Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced It’s Happening Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
Too Faced Lady Balls Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Becca Snapdragon Blush
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Blushing Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Blazing Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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The name is so cringe-worthy (I wish brands would stop pouring through the urban dictionary trying to find “trendy” names ), but Lady Balls is a beautiful, bold color!

So right. Sick of them trolling the UD to try to be trendy. At least KVD references are more obscure and not in your face. The upfront vulgarity of it isn’t as bothersome as the pandering, to me at least.

I’m just wondering if I’m the only person who would feel uncomfortable wearing a lipstick called Lady Balls? That just sounds so crass and unappealing to me.

Cat, that was a good one!!!! Then again… wasn’t that far back that Too Faced named a blush after one of her most controversial videos/songs: Justify My Love. Never know, huh? ???

As beautiful as these shades look, I won’t be getting either one. Too DRY for me for one thing….and that god-awful name for the red: Lady Balls? Seriously? I would be appalled if someone said to me;”I love that lipstick you have on, what’s it called?” ?
Thank goodness for dupes!

I’m sad there’s no link to the comparisons. I see that you still have the dupes section on the right side of the page. Did you stop doing the comparisons? Is there a different way to bring those up?
Thanks!

Sorry, Rachel, just me being an idiot and I forgot to include the portion that populates the sections. I have fixed that now.

I’m not offended by the names of products. Some of them are tacky, yes, but it wouldn’t stop me from buying a product. I wouldn’t buy these because of how they perform.

The colours are stunning but the fact that they’re not really the most forgiving lip formulas mean that there’s probably better ones out there. And also, whoever came up with the name Lady Balls… seriously!!

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