I was beyond excited to finally find these! I got the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints at an outlet store for $8 each. That’s not as cheap as the US. The Lip Paints are considered a “dupe” for a far more expensive lippy product, the Too Faced Melted. I always welcome a less expensive option, especially for lip products since I’m not as in to lipsticks etc as others (I’m a gloss girl, so plain I know!). After testing these guys out for a week and here’s my impressions of them.
I got the shades elude (nude) & whimsical (mauve/pink) for $9.99 each full price but 20% off so about $8 each. As mentioned, they are considered a “dupe” for the Too Faced Melted line. I happen to won Too Faced Melted in Fig so I kept it in mind as I used the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints.
The first thing that I noticed was that the Lip Paints have a very thin consistency, elude is even thinner than whimsical.
And here’s a full swatch of both:
When I wore them I immediately noticed that they had a “plumper” or that minty sort of feeling. The smell is sort of like floss. That doesn’t bother me at all but the packaging didn’t seem to mention it. They had more of a gloss feel on the lips rather than a stain. They actually remind me more of the BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss than the Too Faced Melted. Of course, they aren’t nearly as nice as the BareMinerals Lip Glosses.
Unfortunately they aren’t particularly long lasting. If you expect them to be a stain you will be disappointed because as I mentioned they perform more like a gloss that inadvertently leaves a subtle stain rather than a full lip stain. Sadly they also had a tendency to make my lips look dry and cracked once the gloss wore off (leaving behind some colour). They were not moisturizing at all.
As far as being a dupe for Too Faced Melted goes… well they look like the Too Faced but don’t have quite the same applicator.
The applicator is hard to use because the gloss is slick. I tend to lose control of it and find it going on my face as well as my lips. This means I need to use a Q-Tip after to tidy up my look so I found that I needed to use a brush for a more controlled placement. This matters less for the lighter colour, elude.
Now I haven’t tried the Too Faced Melted Metals, I just have the original Melted in Fig, and I have not tried the regular LA Girl Lip Paints. But based on my impressions from this product, the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints look like Too Faced but don’t perform anywhere near Too Faced products. Personally, I wouldn’t rush out to buy these expecting them to be a decent version of the Melted line. In fact, I don’t think I will be bothering to get any more of these. The quality wasn’t exactly there and I know for a fact that there are amazing drugstore lip products that actually do perform well. The only thing this line seems to have going for it is that it looks like Too Faced.
Note: After writing this post I found a place to get them in Canada for much cheaper than the price that I paid. You can order them here for $4.99 each.