Swatchmas Day 23: My Top 5 Liquid Set Lipsticks from Melt Cosmetics

On the twenty-third day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite Liquid Set Lipsticks from Melt Cosmetics! I know I’ve said it a million times before, but I LOVE Melt and LOVE their liquid lipstick formula! It’s very liquidy, but not runny, and it’s extremely pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. Once it’s set, it’s a beautiful matte finish and wears well all day, as long as you stay away from eating oily or greasy foods (but that’s how any liquid lip is).

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Melt’s Liquid Set Lipsticks each contain, on average, 3.36 ml / .11 oz of product and sell for $19 each from the Melt Cosmetics website. They do have sales from time to time, though, so if you sign up for their emails and you’ll know when you can get these at a discounted price! Melt Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand and ALL of these liquid lipsticks are vegan!

The Liquid Set Lipsticks featured in this post are:

  • Rebound: Sensual tuscan red (aka literally the perfect rosy lip) 3.12 ml / .10 oz
  • Roc: Deep warm rose (also another perfect rosy lip) 3.75 ml / .13 oz
  • Death Cherry: True deep cherry red (flattering red on EVERYONE) 3.66 ml / .12 oz
  • Velvet Room: Deep black cherry (perfect dark lip on all skintones) 3.17 ml / .107 oz
  • Bellastona: Candy apple red (bright, pinky red great for summer) 3.12 ml / .10 oz

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These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 22: Melt Cosmetics Twenty-Seven Eyeshadow Palette

On the twenty-second day of Swatchmas, I give you the Twenty-Seven Eyeshadow Palette from Melt Cosmetics! This has been one of my favorite palettes since the day it launched, and it works for a variety of looks, as well as for a variety of skin tones. There is a good balance of highly pigmented, buttery mattes and smooth-as-silk shimmer/metallic shadows in this palette so I feel like it’s really usable for both daytime looks or for a more dramatic night out.

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The Melt Twenty-Seven palette contains ten eyeshadows and a grand total of 20.70 g / 0.73 oz of product. It sells for $58 from both the Melt Website as well as from Sephora, where I believe it’s mostly available online but may also be stocked in some Sephora freestanding stores in larger cities. Melt is a cruelty-free brand and the Twenty-Seven palette is vegan.

The ten eyeshadows featured in this palette are:

  • Naked Sleep:   Matte hot apricot-nude
  • Downtown:   Matte baked clay hue
  • Nip Slip:   Matte provocative peach
  • Moxie:   Matte burnt orange
  • Crimefighter:   Metallic dimensional copper
  • 1 More Thing:   Matte warm taupe
  • Thick:   Matte rosy mauve
  • Vegas Past:   Bronze with green and rose gold reflects
  • Whiskey Neat:   Matte barrel-aged brown
  • Moonchild:   Matte deep maroon

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Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Eyeshadows swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

This product was purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 21: My Top 5 Dark Lipsticks

On the twenty-first day of Swatchmas, I give you my current five favorite dark lipsticks! These vary from more “wearable” dark hues, to the more dramatic type, and I’ve included matte and satin finishes, as well as liquid and bullet-style lipstick formulas in this list.

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1) Melt Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lipstick in 6SIX6:

This bullet style, deep blood red lipstick is highly pigmented, very matte and long wearing, but still easy to apply and non-drying on the lips. This has been my absolute favorite lipstick from Melt since day one and I cannot imagine my life without it! It contains 3.20 g / 0.11 oz of product and sells for $19 from the Melt website or Sephora’s website. Melt is a cruelty-free brand and 6SIX6 is vegan.

2) TIME Los Angeles Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick in Corruption:

Corruption is a deep oxblood plum shade that’s very vampy and intense, but still stunning, even with minimal makeup. TIME’s liquid lipstick formula is creamy, but not too thick, easy to apply, well pigmented, and dries down to a long wearing matte finish (just stay away from oily, greasy foods or it will fade more quickly). Luxe Matte Liquid Lipsticks sell for $16 individually and contain 6.3 g / 0.22 oz of product. You can also get Corruption in TIME’s Nude Spectrum Bundle, which contains five other liquid lipsticks and sells for the discounted price of $60 ($10 per Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick). Corruption, as well as other TIME Los Angeles products, can be purchased on their website at www.shoptimela.com, and TIME is a cruelty-free brand.

3) MAC Diva Lipstick:

Diva is one of MAC’s top selling darker lipsticks, and has always been a staple in my personal makeup stash as well as my kit. This is your typical, creamy, bullet style lipstick and it is an intense reddish-burgundy with a matte formula and finish. This lipstick contains 3 g / 0.1 oz of product and sells for $18.50 from MAC counters (including the ones inside Ulta stores), MAC freestanding stores, online from MAC’s website, or online from most stores that sell MAC products, including Ulta.

4) Melt Cosmetics Liquid Set Lipstick in Velvet Room:

Velvet Room is a beautiful, deep black cherry shade. Melt’s Liquid Set Lipstick formula is super pigmented, thin and fluid-like so it applies easily and evenly, and is long wearing and matte. This lippie contains 3.17 ml / .107 oz of product and sells for $19 on the Melt website. Melt Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand and Velvet Room is vegan.

5) Dose of Colors Lip It Up Satin Lipstick in Lava Cake

Lava Cake is the lightest, most day-to-day type of dark lip in this post. It’s a plum red brown with a satin finish, so it’s very creamy and comfortable on the lips, especially during the drier, winter months. Dose of Colors Lip It Up Satin Lipsticks contain 3.12 g / 0.11 oz of product and sell for $17 from both the Dose of Colors website and Ulta website. Dose of Colors products are also available in some Ulta stores, but be sure to check your local store’s availability online before you head over there! Dose of Colors is a cruelty-free brand and this lipstick is vegan.

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Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipsticks swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 15: Melt Cosmetics Metal Gloss Lipglosses

On the fifteenth day of Swatchmas, I give you all eight of Melt Cosmetics’ Metal Lip Glosses. These are super pigmented, metallic finish lip glosses that apply easily and evenly, wear well and don’t feel overly sticky or heavy.

Each gloss contains 6.5 g / 0.3 oz of product and sell for $16 each or $99 for the set of eight. If you’d like to get these, they can be purchased directly from the Melt Cosmetics website. Melt is a cruelty-free company.

The eight Metal Glosses featured in this post are:

  • Overkill:   Regal purple with magenta pearl
  • Amulet:   Garnet hued, deep purpley-pink
  • Lurk:   Hot pink with fuchsia sheen
  • Seance:   Rosy mauve with pink flecks
  • Trance:   Red wine
  • Evoke:   Chocolate bronze
  • 1942:   Golden agave
  • Deviant:   Orange with peach sparkle

Note:   I forgot to get a shot of the glosses themselves lined up, and I’m currently out of town, so I’m sorry I can’t add that to the post! I’ll try to when I get back home, though.

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These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 13: My Top 5 Holiday Red Lips

On the thirteenth day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite red lips for the holidays, or for anytime, really! These are all bold, bright reds that will really make your look stand out in the best kind of way. There are both liquid lipsticks and typical bullet lipsticks in this post, and from several different brands, so there’s bound to be a little something for everyone.

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1)   MAC’s Viva Glam I Lipstick: 

This bullet style, creamy matte, blue based red lipstick is the first shade of Viva Glam lipsticks that MAC ever created, and every penny of the $18.50 this lipstick costs goes directly to the MAC AIDS Fund. It contains 3 g / 0.1 oz of product, just like MAC’s other lipsticks, and can be purchased at any MAC counter (including the ones in Ulta stores), MAC freestanding store, online from MAC’s website, or online from most stores that sell MAC products.

2)   TIME Los Angeles Crimson Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick: 

This gorgeous, deep vampy red liquid lipstick has a very lightweight consistency that dries down completely matte. It’s comfortable to wear and wears for a long time, too! TIME’s Luxe Matte Liquid Lipsticks contain 6.3 g / 0.22 fl. oz of product and sell for $16 individually, or you can get this liquid lipstick in their Festive Bundle (which is perfect for Fall/Winter) with 5 other Luxe Matte Liquid Lipsticks for only $60. You can get Crimson directly from www.shoptimela.com. TIME Los Angeles is a cruelty-free company.

3) Anastasia Beverly Hilly Ruby Matte Lipstick: 

Ruby is a true red, comfortable matte formula, bullet style lipstick that’s creamy to apply but dries down to a somewhat long wearing, soft matte texture. ABH’s Matte Lipsticks contain 3.5 g / .12 oz of product and sell for $18 from the ABH Website, Ulta, Sephora, and several other major retailers. Anastasia Beverly Hills is a cruelty-free brand.

4) Melt Cosmetics Immoral Liquid Set Lipstick:

Melt’s liquid lipstick formula is thin, but not watery, and it’s incredibly pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. It applies easily, then sets down to a long wearing, matte finish. Immoral is a bright red that’s perfect for a classic, but bold holiday look. This liquid lipstick contains 3.12 ml / 0.106 oz of product and sells for $19 from the Melt Cosmetics website. Melt is a cruelty-free brand and Immoral is vegan.

5) MAC Russian Red Lipstick:

Russian Red is one of MAC’s best selling red lipsticks ever, and for a good reason! It’s flattering on absolutely everyone since it’s a blue based red, and is a little brighter than Viva Glam I. However, like Viva Glam I, it has the same matte finish with a creamy, long wearing formula. This lipstick contains 3 g / 0.1 oz of product and sells for $18.50 from MAC counters (including the ones inside Ulta stores), MAC freestanding stores, online from MAC’s website, or online from most stores that sell MAC products.

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Photo taken outdoors in natural, direct sunlight. Lipsticks swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 10: Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Eyeshadow Palette

On the tenth day of Swatchmas, I give you the Impulsive palette from Melt Cosmetics! This high quality palette contains a total of 18 eyeshadows/pressed pigments that range from matte to shimmery and even metallic. To make this even more usable, it also has a variety of bright, bold colors in addition to some staple neutrals. You can create a bazillion different looks with Impulsive, so I feel like this would make a really fun gift for anyone who loves makeup, including yourself!

The Impulsive palette sells directly from Melt’s website, or from Sephora (both in store and online), for $65 and contains a total of 20.240 g / .714 oz product. Melt Cosmetics is a cruelty-free company and most of the eyeshadows/pressed pigments in this palette ARE vegan, except for Bold and Boss Lady.

NOTE: I admit that some of these did not swatch very well on bare skin with no primer underneath them, but wearing a primer underneath these helps tremendously! You especially want to use a primer with the pressed pigment Go Getter, since it’s technically not FDA approved for use in the immediate eye area. In most cases (in my own personal experience), that means it may cause mild staining and some irritation if you’re sensitive to certain pigments, but using a primer underneath that color has prevented that (for me, anyway).

The pressed pigments/eyeshadows featured in the Impulsive palette are:

  • 2012:   Matte honey yellow
  • Rule Breaker:   Matte rusted orange
  • Go Getter:   Metallic vermillion with a pink shift
  • Dream Big:   Matte rich cinnamon
  • CEO:   Metallic warm bronze with a copper reflect
  • Boss Lady:   Matte burgundy
  • Game Changer:   Matte avocado green
  • Profesh:   Matte military green
  • Bold:   Matte rusted ginger
  • Makeup Junkie:   Metallic mauve purple with a pink shift and blue glitter flecks
  • Warehouse Party:   Metallic dusty coral with gold and green glittery reflects
  • Poppin Bottles:   Metallic baby pink with a green shift
  • Shots:   Metallic lilac with with a pearly pink shift
  • Tipsy:   Indigo blue base with multicolored metallic reflects
  • Cross Faded:   Periwinkle purple with a metallic blue shift
  • No Regrets:   Pale, almost ivory-periwinkle with a metallic pink and green shift
  • Morning After:   Rich mulberry with metallic blue reflects
  • Drunk Text:   Shimmery dark charcoal with iridescent reflects

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Photo taken outdoors in natural, slightly overcast sunlight. Shadows swatched on MAC NC15 skin.
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Photo taken outdoors in natural, slightly overcast sunlight. Shadows swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

This product was purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

 

Swatchmas Day 2: Melt Cosmetics Vida Pressed Pigment/Eye Shadow Palette

On the second day of Swatchmas, I give you Melt’s Vida Eye Shadow Palette from the brand new Amor Eterno collection! This collection was launched on Black Friday, although they did a limited release a few weeks ago, which is when I got it.

Vida is a highly pigmented palette that contains 10 eye shadows/pressed pigments and sells for $58. Each eye shadow weighs in at 0.52 oz / 16.3 g, for a total of 0.524 oz / 16.29 g of product. You can get this palette from the Melt Cosmetics website or Sephora. All shadows in this palette are vegan, except for Sol, but Melt is a cruelty-free company.

The colors featured in this palette are:

  • Sarape:   Metallic green salsa with gold glitter
  • Papel Picado:   Matte dazzling lime
  • Amor Eterno:   Matte bright citrine
  • Agua Ardiente:   Matte smokey olive
  • Chocolate:   Matte rich cacao
  • Atole:   Matte cinnamon beige
  • Sol:   Matte brilliant sunflower
  • Pan Dulce:   Matte prange marmalade
  • Alegria:   Metallic shimmering grapefruit
  • Mexicana:   Matte passionate warm red

 

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This photo was taken outdoors in natural/overcast sunlight. Eye shadows swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

This product was purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 23: My Top 5 Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks

On the twenty-third day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite lipsticks from Melt Cosmetics! I know, I know… It’s another Melt post, but I’ve been using the lipsticks from this brand since literally the first week they came out and to this day, I still tend to reach for them before any other brand of regular, bullet-type lipsticks. Their pigmentation is insane and their formula may be incredibly matte, but they’re still very comfortable to wear all day long. These five colors aren’t necessarily the ones I’m using the most at the moment, but I went through all of them and these are the one that I’ve used the most over time. I hope that you all like these as much as I do.

If you want to pick up some lipsticks from Melt, you can head to their website at http://www.meltcosmetics.com. Each lipstick sells for $19 and contains about 4 g / 0.14 oz of product. Melt Cosmetics is  cruelty free company and all of the lipsticks featured in this post are vegan.

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The five Melt Cosmetics lipsticks featured in this post are:

  • Voyeur:   Cool toned, glazed pecan shade (ultra-matte)
  • Cherried:   Dark, blackened, wine stained plum with brown-ish undertones (ultra-matte)
  • Lucretia:   Blood red mixed with demure nude aka warm toned, rosy pink (ultra-matte)
  • Shady Lady:   Shadowy magenta and vaguely hot pink (ultra-matte)
  • Pink Heels:   Warm toned pink with a subtle coral undertone (ultra-matte)

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These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

 

Swatchmas Day 22: Melt Cosmetics Blushes

On the twenty-second day of Swatchmas, I give you all three blushes from Melt Cosmetics! I know three doesn’t seem like many, but these are so pigmented that they can be worn by a wide array of skin tones and all three colors are flattering on nearly everyone. I do hope they come out with a few more colors soon, and ones that will show up well on deeper skin tones without looking chalky, but some of their Blushlights are actually quite flattering on deep skin tones. I posted those earlier during Swatchmas, so if you want to check those out, click the link below:

Swatchmas Day 10: Melt Cosmetics Blushlights

Melt’s blushes are available on their website at www.meltcosmetics.com. Each blush sells for $22 and contain around 5 g / 0.18 oz of product. Melt cosmetics is a cruelty free company and all three of these blushes are vegan.

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The three blushes featured in this post are:

  • Honey Thief:   Peach with neutral undertones (4.574 g / 0.161 oz)
  • Cali Dream:   Coral with warm undertones (5.045 g / 0.178 oz)
  • Bawdy:   Hot pink with somewhat cool undertones (4.044 g / 0.143 oz)

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Photo taken indoors using natural, indirect sunlight. Blushes swatched on MAC NC12 skin.

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 18: My Top 5 Melt Cosmetics Lip Liners

On the eighteenth day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite AllDay/Everyday Lip Pencils from Melt Cosmetics! I know there’s a lot of Melt posts during Swatchmas, but they’re a brand that I really love and these five lip pencils are present in both my personal collection and in my professional makeup kit. They’re very versatile and can be used with a variety of lipsticks and on many different skin tones, so if you’re wanting to try Melt’s lip pencils for the very first time, perhaps one of these will be something you’d fall in love with too!

You can purchase these from www.meltcosmetics.com for $17 each. Melt’s AllDay/Everyday Lip Liners contain 1.20 g / 0.04 oz of product. Melt Cosmetics is a cruelty free company and all of the lip liners featured in this post are vegan.

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The five AllDay/Everyday Lip Liners featured in this post are:

  • Modest:   Peachy nude (Ultra-Matte formula)
  • Hex:   Mauve taupe (Ultra-Matte formula)
  • French Kiss:   Vibrant rust (Ultra-Matte formula)
  • Ambrosia:   Blue toned red (Ultra-Matte formula)
  • Santeria:   Deep wine-stained burgundy with rose gold flecks (Ultra-Matte formula)
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Photo taken indoors using natural, indirect sunlight. Lip liners swatched on MAC NC12 skin.

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.