Weekend Wrap Up

Make-up. Eyeshadows. Eye shadow brushThe weekend really seems to fly especially when you work it. This past weekend I was able to do makeup for 3 different women for 3 different boudoir sessions. If you’ve never had a boudoir session done you are missing out!!! They are a way to really make you look and feel great and of course sexy!

One of the things I love most about my job is that I get to help inner beauty radiate outward. There is no greater achievement for me than making my current client feel like a superstar. Some women have never been told how beautiful they truly are and that is tragic.

The greatest and most nerve racking moment in a MUA’s job is the “reveal”. You never know what kind of reaction you will get!! Each of my 3 clients were blown away! I may even have a wedding job to come out of it! This weekend ended on a high note and I believe I have impacted each of those ladies in a positive way and that ladies and gentlemen is why I love my job.

Fab or Fad: Too Faced’s Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

image (3)Hi there and welcome to The Love Beauty Project!!! I had the chance of trying out the new long lasting lip colors from Too Faced!! They join the ranks of Makeup Forever, Stila, Cover Girl and more in the world of lip colors that last. They’ve got some vibrant colors that are perfect for the spring and summer. I had such a hard time picking out just one!

Too Faced’s Melted lip colors are packaged in a tube that is angled. It’s almost like a lip gloss tube. The design helps make sure the color goes on in the places that you want. It feels much like a gloss and is designed to be a stain, gloss, and lip stick in one.

When I put it on it definitely felt like a gloss. In fact I had to blot some down!!! The color payoff was phenomenal. I love how vibrant and pigmented the colors are. What you see is truly what you get. I got the most compliments from the Melted Fuchsia and Melted Violet.

Too Faced's Melted Lipcolors L-R Melted Fuchsia, Melted Coral, Melted Violet and Melted Peony

Too Faced’s Melted Lipcolors L-R Melted Fuchsia, Melted Coral, Melted Violet and Melted Peony

After a little while the color was still vibrant but the glossy feeling wore off. Now this is great news for my girls who love lip color but not gloss. However, for myself and others with dry lips, it’s not so great. I had to put on gloss which took away from the impact of the original color. I also found that after any meal, the color didn’t last. I think this questions the credibility of long lasting. I have used other brands that will last through a meal and definitely longer than 5 hours without having to re apply.

Overall the best thing going is the color. The payoff is great. However it’s not long lasting as it claims. It definitely won’t make it through a meal. For the price ($21) there are other brands that last longer and are still hydrating to lips. In my opinion this product is a FAD and I don’t think I would repurchase it. This doesn’t take away the fact that I still love the colors.