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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 ($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. Colour Pop She Bad (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Adore (LE, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $7.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Safe Word (P, $18.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Bronx (P, $19.50) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Haze (LE, $24.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). MAC Yash (P, $19.50) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Embrace (P, $7.99) is warmer (85% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (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). 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). MAC Bare Bling (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (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). Colour Pop 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). Colour Pop Knotty (LE, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Haze (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Ophelia (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Impulse (Left) (LE, ) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Living in Stereo (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Midnight Snack (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dandy Apple (LE, $19.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Get It! (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Adore (LE, $8.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Stripped (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $19.50) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty CrΓ¨me Caramel (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Button (LE, $6.00) 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. Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty James (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted (85% 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 (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $19.50) is brighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Furious (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Grotto (LE, $27.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Creme Fresh (P, $7.50) is warmer (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 (P, $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, $19.50) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Let's Go Crazy (P, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Lady (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Pin Wheel (LE, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sangria (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Jasmine (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Cherry Bomb (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass I Can't Wait (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Highball (LE, $6.50) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Twolips (14) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Miami (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (DC, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Buzzed Out (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $19.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain #61 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, warmer, 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

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On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
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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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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.

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

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.

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?

It is a well-named shade πŸ˜‰

I know for me, if my lips are at all less than 100%, then the inner area of my lips will be more “ragged” or textured.

Wow..grim looking mattes and I knows you take good care of your lips. What a difference between the first three shades and the last. This formula looks like a definite pass for these 52 year old desert lips.

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.

Sorry Not Sorry’s description sounds quite unappealing. However I really think shades like When In Doubt and Sorry Not Sorry really suit you

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!

Troublemaker is my favorite of the bunch, but I think I’d like Sangria better, because it’s glossier. Not a big matte lipstick fan.

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 πŸ˜‰ Thanks for th review as always Christine!

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