Too Faced When In Doubt, Sorry Not Sorry, The New Black, Troublemaker La Matte Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy beige with a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a drier, draggy texture that applied evenly but looked dry and highlighted the natural texture of the lips. The color started to gather in lip lines after a half hour, and by two hours of wear, the color itself looked uneven in places. It lasted for three hours in total and was moderately drying. ColourPop She Bad (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Adore (LE, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Magic Wand (P, $7.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Safe Word (DC, $18.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Embrace (P, $7.99) is warmer (85% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Bronx (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Haze (LE, $24.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). MAC Yash (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Abstract (LE, $18.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Bare Bling (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (80% similar). Makeup Geek Do-si-do (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Alter-ego (72) (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Maybelline Beige Babe (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NYX Mauve Mist (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had a medium-thick texture that had a dryness to it that reminded me of chalk, and it was extremely unforgiving as it emphasized lip lines and immediately pulled into them. The color looked “cracked” as soon as smiled–much as they can with matte liquid lipsticks–and was all-around difficult to make it look decent. I would recommend a lip primer and/or lip liner with this one. It lasted for two and a half hours on me and was lightly drying (wore it twice in a row to test hydration). ColourPop Echo Park (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). NYX Daydream (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). ColourPop Knotty (LE, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dandy Apple (LE, $19.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Get It! (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Haze (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Stripped (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). KVD Beauty Ophelia (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Impulse (Left) (LE, ) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Living in Stereo (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Midnight Snack (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Adore (LE, $8.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (DC, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (DC, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with warm, reddish tones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a creamier texture that was hard to apply evenly–the color would bunch up and clump in places. The color balled up over the three and a half hours it lasted. It was lightly drying. Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $57.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $57.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty James (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). NARS Melody N (LE, $27.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Rich & Restless (P, $21.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (DC, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $19.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). ColourPop Creme Fresh (P, $7.50) is warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Furious (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Grotto (LE, $27.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. This was the best-applying shade in the entire range, as the color went on evenly and didn’t drag or tug. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and left a very subtle stain behind (which is, frankly, less than the average fuchsia-hued shade, matte or not). It was non-drying. Urban Decay Menace (DC, $18.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Tsk Tsk! (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Buzzed Out (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Highball (LE, $6.50) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain #61 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Patrick Ta She's Hard to Get (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (DC, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Let's Go Crazy (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Pin Wheel (LE, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Lady (DC, $24.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Jasmine (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (DC, $24.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Cherry Bomb (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass I Can't Wait (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sangria (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Too Faced La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is supposed to be the “most comfortable matte lipstick” with a “high-pigment formula” that is “creamy” and “softens” against the skin,” while the formula is “non-drying.” There have been a lot of modern takes on the matte lipstick that have forsaken the days of dry, firm, tugging mattes in lieu of creamier, more velvety-feeling mattes that have a smidgen of sheen but are infinitely easier to apply and wear–these are somewhere in-between. They’re not the worst mattes I’ve tried, but half or more of the formula tugs, drags, and clumps up. They had a really dry, chalky consistency to me; thick and somewhat heavy. Some shades emphasized every flaw (and some I honestly didn’t know I had at all) on my lips. They were non-drying to moderately drying. The wear time was four to six hours, which is more in line with average across a typical shade range, but I had issues with color separating into lip lines and fading unevenly. The thicker texture gets harder to smooth back out and is extremely unforgiving to reapply over.

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Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced When In Doubt La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced The New Black La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick
Too Faced Troublemaker La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette
On eyes:
  • Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette

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Sarah Avatar

This is so disappointing considering how much I love the la creme lipsticks! I think I might try out colourpop’s satin lipstick since it seems sort of matte but not too drying.

Katherine T. Avatar

I wasn’t too impressed with the sneak peak of the swatches, especially the lighter shades, and my suspicions were confirmed. This is what gives matte lipsticks a bad name

Maria Avatar

I didn’t learn about these lipsticks until a few days before they launched. Not liking them. I guess I’m tired of seeing the same color scheme of lipsticks being released all the time. These remind me of the new Tarte lip splash lipsticks (not entirely alike, but enough to remind me of them). Pass!

P.S. Thanks for your reviews, Christine.

Nancy T Avatar

Too bad I’m not much of a “pink” person, so the best performing one in this grouping just isn’t my cup of java. I LOVE though, The New Black for a hysterically funny, but not very nice reason! LoL! But the bunching up would be problematic. Everything bunches up where my lips meet anyways, not sure why? And I do wear lip primer and lip liner?

Christine Avatar

I’ve never felt like, “Whoa, my lips are in bad shape” until I tried some of these recently. Sometimes the first shade I apply of a formula will look wonky, so I usually do a test application, remove, and then I start the real swatching, just in case.

Helene Avatar

These are really bad coming from a brand that can do really good lip products.
I do like the colour of The New Black and of Troublemaker, but I don’t like them enough to buy either of them, I have dupes for Troublemaker, and I’d rather get a dupe for The New Black, I’ll just have to check the dupelist.
This site is so good, as you have such good features, Christine. Thank you again for the best makeup site I know!

Liz Avatar

Im so glad I waited for your review before get these. I wanted so bad ‘When In Doubt’ and ‘Sorry Not Sorry’. But seeing the photos I can see these are not for me. Colors are not what I expected and the formula is a big down. I was expecting these were the creamiest matte lipsticks 😉 Thanks for th review as always Christine!

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