Today I have these gorgeously bright and pigmented L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints for you. I originally bought these because I had heard they might be a good alternative to the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. Since they were only $4 each, I grabbed all six shades off the L.A. Girl website and patiently waited! They came to my doorstep very quickly, and I decided to put them to the test. I’ve got tons of swatches inside, as well as a little comparison for you of these versus the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks.
There are six shades total in the L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint collection. I have all of them here in this post. There’s a really great assortment of shades here, which I noticed right off the bat. There’s something for everyone: the makeup minimalist, the classic red lipstick lover, and the bold makeup queen who wears edgy colors.
Each one of these Lip Paints comes with a doe-foot applicator, similar to a lip gloss. This is probably one of the only things I didn’t care for about these. Since the Lip Paints are so pigmented, you want a really precise application on your lips. The fact that a little goes a long way makes it hard to gauge the perfect amount of product. I found myself often applying way too much by accident and I ended up with some product outside my lip line. Basically, if I was doing my own (or someone else’s) makeup, I would most definitely use a lip brush to apply these instead of straight from the tube.
Babydoll is a cool-toned, blue-based hot pink. It’s absolutely gorgeous and super rich in color. This one is going to make your teeth look whiter too, because of the blue tones in it.
Hot Mess is an orange-coral shade. This is incredibly flattering and pretty for a coral shade. I am going to be wearing this one a lot!
Blushing (my apologies, I somehow missed a hand swatch!) was a surprise stunner for me in the collection. In the packaging, it looks sort of boring but it is very rich and beautiful once you apply it. I would describe this as a deep purple-mauve shade. I think it’s perfect for fall and autumn too!
Pin-up is your classic fiery red. I love red lips, and this product is wonderful. Again, I do advise that you use a lip brush (I did not on any of these) when you apply this shade in particular. It’s so rich and pigmented that you will want to be precise with your application instead of using the doe-foot applicator!
Bombshell is a hot fuchsia pink. It’s brightness is comparable to Babydoll, except this one has more yellow tones in it.
Coy is a bright violet purple. L-O-V-E. You won’t want to wear this one to the office (unless you’ve got a fashion forward vibe), but it’s 100% perfect for those who love bolder looks. You can also mix in other shades with this one to change the color.
Top to bottom: Babydoll, Hot Mess, Blushing, Pin-Up, Bombshell, Coy.
These L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints have a minty scent and feel to them, and for that reason they remind me a LOT of the OCC Lip Tars. They are just as pigmented and smell similar.
Above is the L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Hot Mess and the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Coral. Despite the packaging being bigger on the Too Faced one, they are both the same amount of product, 0.40oz.
You can see that the two shades are not exactly the same. I’m a stickler for shades being perfect dupes or not dupes at all, and to me, these don’t look the same on camera or in real life. The Lip Paints are much more wet and the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks have a very dry, flat texture and look to them. The Too Faced Melted Lipstick actually dries out my lips quite a lot and makes them chapped. In terms of what formula feels better, the L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints win. The only two downsides are that you will want to use a brush for precise application with the Lip Paints, and these Lip Paints aren’t considered a “stain” like the Too Faced ones are, so it won’t last as long.
Overall, I’m a strong advocate for trying these out! They have a great scent, texture, and feel to them. For $4 a pop, you can afford to experiment and choose more than just one color. They aren’t drying on your lips, which I love.
L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints retail for $4.00 USD each and can be purchased online at L.A. Girl’s website.
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