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. ColourPop Mars (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Unlocked (P, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Punch (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $19.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). NARS Let's Go Crazy (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia (DC, $7.49) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Pin Wheel (LE, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #61 (P, $33.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Billion Dollar Smile (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $37.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Candy Venom (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (DC, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Notorious (P, $56.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). ColourPop Maxed Out (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). YSL Contrary Fuchsia (08) (P, $39.00) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Cherry Bomb (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (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. MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (PiP, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Don't Stop (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Creeper (P, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). Dior 999 Matte (999) (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Desire (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Stiletto (P, $37.00) is more muted (90% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Lucky Red (403) (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler (95% 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). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). KVD Beauty Santa Sangre (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $19.00) is lighter, 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 Ruby Woo (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% 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.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

24 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
Katherine T. Avatar

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!

KJH Avatar

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.

Rachel B Avatar

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!

Deborah Avatar

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.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!