Oh look, I’ve finally discovered Too Faced and all of their awesomeness! I only have two of the La Crème Color Drench Lipsticks so far, but I find myself wearing them a lot! On Too Faced’s website, this is how they describe this formula: “There’s rich, there’s obscenely rich and then there’s our La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream. Oozing with lip-conditioning hydrators, including white lotus flower, it treats while it enhances lips”.
I find that this formula is super creamy and moisturizing, but also well pigmented. The formula of Too Faced’s La Crème reminds me of some of the creamier YSL lipsticks, as does the color payoff, so you could always look to these as a cheaper alternative! Although this type of lipstick IS nourishing, if you already have chapped lips, using a lighter type of color like this may emphasize dry spots, so make sure your lips are gently exfoliated and primed before application! Despite that little issue, it’s easily solved, and I do love the La Crème lipsticks, so I definitely plan on purchasing more of them later on. I also have Naked Dolly, which I’ll review soon!
The packaging for these lipsticks is a pretty, sleek, satin finish gold tube with their logo on the cap. It’s longer but not as thick as most lipstick tubes are, so it fits easily into your clutch or makeup bag. While the packaging is beautiful, it’s not extravagant or overdone like some brands in this price range, so you can tell that Too Faced definitely puts more effort into a high quality product than they do their packaging! Another thing I like about Too Faced is that they are a cruelty free company, and while some of their products are vegan, I don’t believe these lipsticks are.
Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipsticks are all permanent colors, as far as I know, and can be purchased from Too Faced’s website, as well as Sephora, Ulta, and other retailers that sell this brand. They each sell for $22 and contain 3 g / 0.11 oz of product… That’s about the same amount that’s in a MAC lipstick, but costs $6 more, so while it’s pricier than MAC, it’s still cheaper than a lot of other high end brands are.
Taffy: Too Faced describes this color as a “pink marshmallow nude”… I’m not sure what color of marshmallows they eat are, but okie dokie! To me, this is a light peachy nude with some warm pink undertones and a moisture-rich, type of shine. The texture is very creamy and applies easily with no tugging. Color payoff is very similar to how it looks in the tube, but it will look a bit darker if you have naturally very pigmented lips. Coverage is semi-sheer, but the color payoff makes up for that… You can layer this a bit to have more coverage if you like. Wear time wasn’t exceptional, but that’s to be expected with a buttery, nourishing formula like this. I got just under 4 hours of wear time without a liner, and closer to 6 with one.
Liners: Rosy Rim Lip Pencil from MAC is almost the same color, maybe a bit darker, if you want to use a liner that won’t add extra color or too much drama to your look. To bring out the more peachy tones, you could use Lasting Sensation for a coral to peach ombre look, or you can go with a no-liner-liner look, just to keep your lipstick in place, by using something like Boldly Bare of Subculture. All liners are MAC’s Lip Pencils.
Dupes: MAC’s Coral Bliss (Cremesheen) is nearly identical for both color and texture, though may be peachier on some people. You can also try Shy Shine (Lustre), also from MAC, which is a teeny bit darker, but also very close.
Overall Rating: 4.7 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 4