I mentioned in my recent post on the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Paints (you can see the post here) that they are very comparable to the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks. I thought it would be helpful to write a post comparing these two products to help you choose which might best fit your needs.
Both products are extremely comparable in terms of opacity, longevity and how evenly they wear down on the lips. The tubes are pretty similar in design as well. The main differences in these products relate to the packaging colours, size of the applicator tip, their size, cost, scent and range of available shades.
Both products come packaged in squeezy tubes which are coloured to match the shade inside. The tube design is pretty similar, with lids allowing both products to stand upright on a counter.
The main difference in the outer packaging relates to the colour scheme.
- Maybelline tubes have black writing, black lids and the shade name written on the front.
- Too Faced tubes have a mixture of black and gold writing, gold lids and the shade name printed on the back.
Both products have firm, sponge-like applicators for applying the product to the lips. A reasonable amount of product comes out of both styles of applicator tips when squeezing the tube – not too much and not too little. They both perform pretty similarly in terms of application on the lips.
The main differences in the applicator tips relate to the size and how the product comes out.
- The Maybelline tubes have a relatively small, narrow precision tip applicator. The product comes of one central hole in the middle of the applicator.
- The Too Faced tubes have a slightly bigger tip applicator. The product comes out of a number of little holes in the applicator, rather than one like in the Maybelline tube.
- I find it a little easier to get into the corners of my lips when using the Maybelline applicator as it is slightly smaller than the Too Faced one. The flip side is that the central reservoir doesn’t store quite as much product as the Too Faced one, due to its smaller size. I usually need to squeeze the tube once, apply a little product and then squeeze it again to coat my lips fully.
- I can coat my lips fully with one squeeze of the Too Faced product as the bigger applicator stores a little more lip colour in the holes.
As you can see in the photos, the Maybelline Intense Lip Paints are a lot smaller in size than the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks.
- The Maybelline tubes contain 6.4ml of product
- The Too Faced tubes contain 12ml of product
I quite like having a smaller tube, as it can take a while to get through a lip product. It is also really handy for throwing into my bag when I am going out. However, I am quite happy to buy a larger tube if I really love a particular shade, product or brand. If you are someone who likes to stick to particular shades and aren’t big on experimenting, then having a larger tube can also be really nice.
The Maybelline lip paints and Too Faced lipsticks are quite different in terms of scent.
- The Maybelline have a really fresh smell which reminds me a little of watermelon. It’s quite refreshing and makes the product really lovely to wear on the lips.
- I can’t really detect a scent to the Too Faced product as such, so you might like this product if you prefer not to have any fragrance to your lip products. The ‘Melted Chocolate’ range of liquified long wear lipsticks, however, have a strong chocolate scent. I don’t have any but when I tested them in the shops, they smelled amazing!
The texture of products from the two brands is extremely similar. Both products are saturated and look opaque, yet feel incredibly light on the lips.
The Maybelline Intense Lip Paints cost £4.99, whilst the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks cost £19.
- You could buy two of the Maybelline tubes for £8.98 and have just over the amount of product that you get in one of the Too Faced tubes, whilst paying a lot less. Many stores in the UK often have 3 for 2/buy 1 get 1 half price deals so you can save even more money on the Maybelline tubes.
- On the other hand, sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself and the Too Faced products are beautiful.
- Whilst the Too Faced product is more expensive, there is a a much wider range of shades and finishes to choose from than Maybelline (more on this aspect below). The colour/finish aspect might offset the cost if more choice is important to you.
One aspect that Too Faced and Maybelline differ is in the range of shades available.
- Maybelline currently only has 5 shades to choose from in the UK, including Fight Me Fuschia (a bright, hot pink), Vamped Up (a deep, purplish-berry), Red-dy Or Not (shade featured here), Stripped Down (shade featured here) and Never Bare (a pale pink). In the USA, the same products are called ‘Color Jolt Intense Lip Paints’ and there are 8 shades available.
- Too Faced has a huge range of shades and finishes in their Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick formula. The formula comes in the original ‘Melted’ (17 shades), ‘Melted Matte’ (18 shades, including the limited edition Candy Cane for Holiday 2016), ‘Melted Metals’ (5 shades) and ‘Melted Chocolate’ (6 shades).
I thought I would give swatches of the products I have featured in the photos above, in case you are interested in seeing what these particular shades are like. You can read more about the Maybelline shades in my original post on the Color Drama Intense Lip Paints here.
Both products are beautiful on the lips in terms of texture, opacity and longevity. I think they are extremely comparable and so I would easily recommend both products. The main differences relate to product size, applicator tip, scent, cost and shade range. The product most suitable for you will really come down to your own personal preferences with regards to these aspects.
What are your thoughts on the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Paints and the Too Faced Melted Liquifided Long Wear Lipsticks? Have you tried either of these products? Do you like them? Do you prefer using any other liquid lipsticks? Let me know in the comments section below.