Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Darling, Bang! Bang! and Stupid Love Swatches & Review

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Purchased by me

Hey lovelies,

I'm excited to share swatches of some gorgeous Melt lipsticks with you today! I fell hard and fast for Melt after trying my first lipstick from them, Summer (check out my review!) and it's about time I posted about more of them. So without further ado, some lovely brights to feast your eyes upon.

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Darling, Bang! Bang! and Stupid Love Swatches & Review

Packaging:
Melt lipsticks come in striped boxes with cute lip prints on the outside. The lipstick tubes are long (longer than a MAC lipstick) and matte black with the Melt logo printed on them in purple. The packaging is of very nice quality - I love the attention to detail Melt have put in. They have made no compromises in ensuring the quality matches the $19USD price point. Bonus for the animal lovers - Melt are cruelty free and most of their products are vegan (presently, all of the lipsticks except 6six6 are vegan).

Formula Overview:
Melt lipsticks are opaque and ultra matte - think the slightly stiff consistency and flat matte of a MAC Retro Matte lipstick and you're on the money. They can take a second or so to warm up on the lips, but once they do they are very easy to apply and they don't tug at the lips. My method with these is to begin applying in the center of my lips first, then creating the outline either from the bullet or with a lip brush once it has warmed up. You may have more or less trouble with this depending on the climate you live in.
The scent is described as 'vanilla cake' which I agree with but there's also an underlying playdough scent which I don't love. It's not very noticeable during the course of wear, so that's nice and it's obviously not been enough to deter me from buying more :D
Lasting power is generally pretty solid, with all of these shades wearing between five and a half to eight hours. I find most of the shades minimally drying toward the end of wear while some shades aren't drying at all. 

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Darling, Bang! Bang! and Stupid Love Swatches & Review

Swatched on bare skin under daylight bulbs

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Darling

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Darling Swatches & Review

(Apologies, this one is a little overexposed! Second photo is colour accurate.)

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Darling Swatches & Review

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Darling Swatches & Review

Darling is a pastel pale lavender and it's super fun to wear! It has a slightly thicker texture than other Melt shades that I have tried, and I noticed the occasional tiny streak of pink pigment during application (in the swatch above, there's a speck of it in the middle of the left half of my upper lip, and a streak close to the center of my lower lip on the right side). This didn't bother me too much as it was very subtle in person, but it might be off putting for others. Darling wears for five and half hours on me and leaves strong pink staining. 

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Darling Swatches & Review

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Darling Swatches & Review


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Bang! Bang!

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Bang! Bang! Swatches & Review

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Bang! Bang! Swatches & Review

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Bang! Bang! Swatches & Review

Bang! Bang! is a vibrant tangerine orange. It's the perfect inbetween option compared to shades like yellow based Lime Crime My Beautiful Rocket and the more red leaning MAC Morange. It lasted for a little over six hours on me without feathering or migrating and didn't stain. Love, love, love :D

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Bang! Bang! Swatches & Review

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Bang! Bang! Swatches & Review

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Stupid Love


Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Stupid Love Swatches & Review

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Stupid Love Swatches & Review

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Stupid Love Swatches & Review

Stupid Love is a near neon hot pink. It's so damn fabulous! I thrashed this one on holiday earlier in the year. It wears for eight hours on me (including meals!) without feathering or migrating and leaves strong pink staining, but it is minimally drying.

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks - Stupid Love Swatches & Review


What I liked:
  • Fantastic opacity
  • Longlasting - wear for five and a half to eight hours
  • Bang! Bang! isn't drying
  • No feathering or migration
  • Cruelty free, vegan shades
What I didn't like:
  • Vanilla cake/playdough scent
  • Darling and Stupid Love are minimally drying
  • Can take a few seconds to warm up for optimal application
  • Darling had a few tiny streaks of pink pigment
Where to buy:

Have you tried any Melt lipsticks?

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Lani

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