In my humble opinion, the Too Faced ‘The Sweet Smell of Christmas‘ Liquid Lipstick collection is one of the cutest and most aesthetically pleasing releases this holiday season. Too Faced kills it every single year with their packaging and this year is absolutely no exception. Playing on the theme of their beautiful scented products, Too Faced has released this limited edition collection of four of their Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks in various holiday themed scents.
Let’s first talk the packaging. Due to the reflective nature of the front of the box I struggled to take a photo of it so have instead sourced it online from a fellow blogger – you can find her review and images here. I think the packaging is so stinking cute with the miniature Christmas stockings and the little stacks of presents. You can easily envisage this under your Christmas tree and it’s the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.
Inside you get four deluxe-sized liquid lipsticks in shades that are themed around holiday ‘classics’ in both shade and scent. These are American themes of Pumpkin Spice, Sugar Cookie, Cinnamon Bear and Hot Buttered Rum. I’ll admit that the only thing I really have around Christmas out of this are sugar cookies – and the shades and theme of this is definitely more aligned with a winter Christmas theme. Nonetheless it is absolutely adorable and the individual printing on the lipstick matches the shade name and the scent which is absolutely adorable and in line with Too Faced’s branding.
The shades are swatched as follows bottom-top: Pumpkin Spice, Sugar Cookie, Cinnamon Bear and Hot Buttered Rum. When I previewed these swatches on my Instagram Stories recently I had an unprecedented amount of questions surrounding the Cinnamon Bear shade – and I have to agree it is a beautiful holiday red! Each of the shades is pigmented and shown above with only one light swipe of colour.
I am happy to report that the formula of these liquid lipsticks match perfectly with the full sizes – sometimes the formula differentiates between limited edition and permanent collections of products but these are still one of the only matte liquid lipstick formulas that I’ll wear because it is non-drying and really complimentary even with the lines and dryness in my lips. These do transfer ever so slightly when eating and drinking however the pigment stays on the lips and lasts all day without drying out my lips.
I think this is SUCH a beautiful Christmas makeup release and at $36AUD makes a beautiful addition to somebody’s gifts. Or even better – this is something you could easily purchase and slip between gifts if doing a girly gift exchange with your friends. I love this little set and could not recommend it any higher! Available now (until stocks last) at Mecca online.