Melt Cosmetics Review & Swatches | DGAF | Bane | Blow
It seems that Instagram is the go-to spot on the Internet to get tangled into the latest social media craze. At least that’s how I started my fixation with Melt Cosmetics. After hearing all of the rave from other makeup artists’ and beauty gurus’ that I follow on IG, I knew I needed to try this line for myself.
Melt Cosmetics was founded by two Insta-famous ladies: Lora Arellano (who is now a makeup artist for Rihanna) and Dana Bombar (who is a beauty, actress and makeup artist). The gal pals decided to pursue their quest for the perfect ultra-matte lipstick by starting their own cruelty-free brand of lip colors.
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These aren’t your average lipsticks ladies, Melt Cosmetics packs serious attitude in to each tube of lipstick ($19 a piece). Forget about the traditional scheme of colors you’ve see at your local makeup counter and open your makeup bag to an array of alternative shades. Sure, they have a beautiful hot pink (Stupid Love) and the fabulous Hollywood starlet red (Belladonna 2), but they also have navy blue (DGAF), emerald (Blow) and darkest of them all, black (Bane). These non-traditional options are the reason I jumped on the social hype surrounding Melt Cosmetics.
After testing the colors for a few days, I have to say they even passed the lipstick test with me, and I‘m not easy to please.
The creamy formula used for all of the colors offers extreme color payoff with little to no drag when applying. By the way, all of these shades offer opaque coverage and are super pigmented, like SUPER DUPER pigmented. I would suggest prepping your lips before applying any of these shades (here are a few of my tips on prepping lips for dark colors), so that you get the best results.
The lip colors are said to be vanilla scented, but I’m not sure if I agree. I’m not a huge fan of the smell, but the scent isn’t too strong and doesn’t linger for long.
Also, there is no need worry about having green stained lips on Monday after wearing Blow for the weekend, or any of the colors for that matter. While they don’t budge while they are on your lips, they easily wipe off without a trace with a makeup wipe.
These are tricky shade to pair with lip liner, so if you are wondering what lip liner to wear with Melt cosmetics DGAF, Bane and/or Blow, I’ve got you covered.
Bane pairs perfectly with MAC- Feline Eye kohl (Black)
DGAF works well with MAC- Violet Underground (deep royal purple)
Blow looks great with Tarte- Waterlilies (dark grey)
If you love their lip colors, make sure to check out their eyeshadows too. I wrote a review about the Love Sic set, which you can read here.
Have you tried any of the lip colors from Melt Cosmetics? Which color is your favorite?