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Ever Elusive: Melt Cosmetics Blow and DGAF

Melt Cosmetics Blow DGAF

(Note: This is a repost from Nov 2014)

After months and months of waiting for Melt to restock some of their popular colors I was able to get Blow and DGAF this month. Blow is a pretty matte green and DGAF is dark matte blue. Unfortunately, DGAF is sold out again with no clear restock date. I suggest signing up for the Melt newsletter and pay attention to Melt’s social media accounts for any updates. Now, on to the photos.

Melt Cosmetics Blow

Melt Cosmetics DGAF

 

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Melt Cosmetics DGAF and Blow Swatches

Melt Cosmetics lipsticks are $19 and available at meltcosmetics.com

Melt Cosmetics Love Sick and Dark Matter Release Date

Melt Cosmetics has been teasing that something new was on the horizon for the last few weeks. If you follow their Instagram then you probably know that Melt is coming out with eyeshadows.

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2 sets of 4 shadows will be released Friday January 2, 2015 for $48. The Dark Matter stack consists of matte shades to create a chocolate smokey eye. The Love Sick stack is accent colors. While Melt is a cruelty-free brand some of the eyeshadows are not vegan. Some customers are dismayed by this and that sentiment is peppered among the comments of excitement on social media.

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A Bit Lukewarm: Melt Cosmetics

So Melt Cosmetics recently had their 1st birthday in May and to celebrate offered free shipping. I was not able to take advantage of this because the sold out shades I wanted were still sold out. However, I did get By Starlight and Space Cake the day before.

By Starlight Melt Cosmetics
Melt Cosmetics By Starlight
Space Cake from Melt Cosmetics
Melt Cosmetics Space Cake

Let me say upfront that I wasn’t exactly wowed by either lipstick. Texture wise they’re decent and highly pigmented. They do have a smell and it’s not faint. To me it just smells like lipstick but if you dislike strong smell you should probably pass. They are super matte which is cool because I like matte finishes. And as matte as they are I didn’t think they were overly drying on my lips. However, like a lot of matte lipsticks they really are unforgiving when it comes to dry skin.

I’m in an ongoing battle with dry skin so I must exfoliate to get the best application and found that even my best efforts weren’t quite enough. One thing that seemed to help was applying the lipstick in one continuous direction rather than back and forth. I found that it gave a smoother application and helped disguise areas where a tiny piece didn’t quite come off during exfoliation.

By Starlight swatch Melt Cosmetics
By Starlight
Space Cake Swatch Melt Cosmetics
Space Cake

Both were easy to remove, but By Starlight left a red stain on my lips. I was a bit surprised by the red stain because the product is purple but what can you do?  It’s just something to bear in mind because when it wears off it’s going to look like your wearing red instead of purple.

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I was a bit disappointed by the color of By Starlight. I thought it was going to be darker.  In the tube and on my lips it just didn’t give me the deep violet color I saw on the website.

Space Cake wasn’t love at first sight either, but I don’t feel as disappointed with it as I do with By Starlight. Space Cake was a “step out of my comfort zone” kind of purchase so I didn’t think I’d love it right out of the tube. It took some getting used to once it was on, but I did get a compliment from my husband who said it was a wild look but still pretty.

Right now I’m neutral on this brand. My initial excitement with Melt Cosmetics was because of some other colors that are sold out at this time so I can’t honestly say “buy it” or “don’t buy it”. Depending on when/if I get my hands on those colors I hope I’ll be able to give a definitive yes or no on these.

In the meantime, have you tried Melt Cosmetics?

By Starlight in the tube
By Starlight – Wish it was a bit darker
Melt Cosmetics Space Cake in the tube
Space Cake – Unconventional but pretty

Melt Cosmetics lipsticks retail for $19 and come in 12 shades.

I'm Going on a No-Buy. But First Lemme Buy Some Melt Cosmetics

I’m going on a 30 day no-buy. *cue all the sad violins* This is happening so I can use what I have and get to know what I have so I can review it properly. But the no-buy doesn’t begin until…

Wait for it…

These lipsticks come back in stock.

(courtesy of meltcosmetics.com
(courtesy of meltcosmetics.com)

Melt Cosmetics first birthday is tomorrow(May 17) and they are celebrating with free shipping when you buy 2 lipsticks or more from midnight-midnight(pacific time). There is a coupon code for domestic and international shipping so no one should feel left out.

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There are lots of photos around the web of these lipsticks and I’m really eager to try them out. I’ve seen people do ombre looks with them, pair them with different liners, and just wear them as is. Since they’re not your typical red or pink lipsticks I’m sure they’re possibly a turn-off to some. However, I think they look pretty sick and need them so badly it’s not even funny.

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I have my eye on Bane(black), DGAF(blue), and Blow(green). A few weeks ago Rihanna wore a green lipstick to the IHeartRadio Awards and some speculated that what she was wearing might be Blow by Melt Cosmetics. I haven’t seen any confirmation of that, but seeing her in that lipstick really sent me over the edge and made me hop off the fence when it comes to unconventional lipstick colors. I have been stalking the Melt Cosmetics’ website ever since.

I’m hoping that everything will be back in stock considering it is their 1st birthday. I’m going to set my alarm so I can wake up and order my lipsticks. The hoarder in me needs one more run before my break.

So are you like this for Melt Cosmetics?

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Or this?

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I know which one I am. Let me know in the comments. Also, pray that I stay strong during my no-buy.

Melt Cosmetics lipsticks retail for $19 and are sold at meltcosmetics.com