I love a good dupe because it shows us make up lovers the true comparisons and values of our products that we covet. I know that the $20 I pay for one lip item and the $6 I pay for another are mostly only similar in a few ingredients and manufacturer but I still buy the items cause I love makeup. With that said here are two items that could be fraternal twins!
I couldn’t wait for the Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipsticks to come out BUT I also had been searching and stalking my local Wal-Mart for the Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes.
I purchased the Too Faced online via Sephora during the VIB Rouge sale and chose the color Naughty By Nature strictly for nostalgic reasons and turns out, it’s a beautiful brown that definitely reminds me of my TLC/Naughty By Nature, baggy pants, waterfall pony-tail wearing days! Then a few weeks later – okay maybe about a couple of days later I ended up in Wal-Mart for something and found myself in the Milani lip aisle and what did I see? The sought after Milani Lip Cremes! I wanted to get them all but that wouldn’t have been a smart move with my budget so I only picked up one; a brown. Lately liquid lipsticks in bright bold colors look clownish on me so I lean towards darker more subdued colors for those so they don’t look pasted on my face but imagine the shock when I got home to see the similarities of these two!
I mean, COME ON!! Talk about twinning!
And if you are seeing what I see then yes, the Milani goes on a hell of a lot smoother for $7 than the Melted for $21. The ONLY differences I could find from these two were the applications, other than that, they are sister-wives!
I like them both but I love the wear of the Milani better because as it is matte and long wearing, it’s not hard and tight on the lips but does fade a bit just not a lot. The Melted goes on like a mud mask and to get it off is like pulling teeth, even with my Almay super oily EYE MAKEUP remover pads.
Considering the price difference and the fact that each swipe of the other colors of Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick (minus Evil Twin cause that’s at home with me), I will purchase the full set of the Milani’s. To me they are far more worth it.
Let me know what you think if you own them!