I really really wanted a Too Faced Melted Lip gloss but didn’t want to spend around £20 on a gloss i’d probably use twice then forget about. After a while I found a reputable dupe in the form of US brand LA Girl (not widely averrable in the UK but look on eBay for some decent deals!).
Their ‘Glazed Lip Paint’ is a very similar looking, at least packaging wise, to the Too Faced, and is supposed to be a very pigmented lip gloss for just a few pounds.
First thoughts is that the packaging is pretty decent – lightweight plastic and the case is the same colour as the product. It’s a squeeze tube applicator (no brush or sponge) which is better than a crap sponge, but it also means it is messy to apply.
This product is so very intensely pigmented and glossy that to get a good precise application you want to use a brush and perhaps some lip liner with it to prevent bleeding. I found that using it straight from the tube meant that it almost immediately sunk into the corners of my lips looking messy. Also I would be paranoid wearing the deeper shades without an invisible lip liner or some kind of way of making sure it didn’t go anywhere.
I chose the shade Tango which is a coral type colour – quite wearable.
Another problem with this product is the shading – I resisted so long because I found a lot of the colours are unwearable and a bit too garish.
There’s a new range of nude pinks and beiges, but they are a little TOO nude for my liking. Anyway, this one seemed the most likely shade I would wear.
This has peppermint oil in it which is quite strong so if you don’t like minty you definitely won’t like this. I found it quite refreshing but over time I would find it quite annoying methinks. It doesn’t make your lips tingle though, thankfully.
On me – it feels very ‘wet’ to wear:
I can’t compare this to Too Faced Melted gloss because I’ve never tried it, but this LA Girl Glazed Paint, despite my moaning, is a pretty decent little lip product for the affordable price, it’s a good bit of fun. I may buy another at some point if they bring out more middle of the road shades.