Do you remember my post from last year when I talked about lip paints? No? Allow me to refresh your memory riiiight here. Lip paints are the perfect compromise of a lipstick and a gloss--think pigmentation of a lipstick combined with glossiness of a lip gloss. You get a bit more wearing time than a traditional gloss and they aren't as sticky. Another way to think of them is as a liquid lipstick.
One of my fave liquid lipsticks is from Too Faced, but it's $21. And a few months ago I heard about the Maybelline Color Jolt being released this summer, and secretly hoped it would be a dupe. After a week of testing, I'm here to share my results. Is it a dupe or not?
- $21, 4 oz.
- 18 shades
- Ulta, Sephora
- scented (smells like candy to me)
Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint--pictured is Stripped Down
- $7-$9, .21oz
- 7 shades
- Walmart, Amazon (drugstores and more to follow soon)
- scented (smells like watermelon to me)
Okay, so we've got some obvious differences in price, size, and shade range. Let's look at the applicators--both have a fuzzy doe foot, with the Maybelline having a hole in the middle for product to come out of. Too Faced has 5 tiny holes where product is dispersed. The TF applicator is slightly larger.
Now let's look at swatches. I apologize for the lighting, but the only time I had to shoot these was at midnight, so I had to bust out the artificial lighting. They look similar, but the Too Faced has a little more brown and is a glossier. This is interesting, as the Maybelline packaging is actually more brown than the TF one. Pictures are without and with flash.
Here is a half-and-half swatch. On your left is Too Faced, on your right is Maybelline. Very slight difference, right? However, when I used a lip brush to apply it on a friend, the difference was more obvious. It really depends on your lip pigmentation. The Maybelline Color Jolt in Stripped Down 05 is closer to my natural lip color.
When I recreated this on myself of the half TF/half M for my friend, she couldn't tell they were different from a distance. When I asked a 2 year old, she ran off (#typical). And when I asked the 6 year old she said, "You look like a hatch in progress."
So overall, look-wise, they are very, very close (on my lips). Feel-wise, glossiness-wise, staying power-wise, I really like Too Faced the best. I do like Maybelline, but it is SO tiny, y'all, for that price. Tiny.
Have you tried either of these?
Have you ever tried a liquid lipstick or paint?
- Happy early Fathers Day to my step-dad! We love you.
- Thanks Biana for letting me know the new Essie gel polish was on Amazon. I got it that day and have been wearing it all week. Gorgeous! Did you see my Snaps (ellesees) of it?
- If you're in Atlanta this weekend, stop by the Makeup Show so we can chat! I'm going as a guest of BeBe & Bella. I can't wait to do some shopping!