I have another exciting Makeup Revolution launch for you today.. a range of five Lip Lava Intense Liquid Lipsticks. Makeup Revolution describe their Lip Lavas as being smooth and comfortable to wear with a long lasting formula with Vitamin E. When the Lip Lavas first arrived, I noticed that the packaging was very similar to the Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks so I was excited at the prospect that the products themselves might also be similar.
The Lip Lava Liquid Lipsticks* are packaged within squeezy plastic tubes, that are coloured to reflect the shade of lipstick inside. Each tube has an angled, sponge tip applicator that the lipstick seeps through to apply to the lips just like the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks and they're just £2.99 each whilst the Melted Lipsticks are £19 each. I have four different Too Faced Melted Lipsticks so I feel like I'm able to make a proper comparison between both formulas to see if these are actually a dupe..
The five shades are; Unleash, Shockwave, Firestorm, Forgiven and Tremor and each tube contains 12ml of product which is identical to that of the Melted Lipsticks. The Lip Lava lipsticks don't have a scent or flavour to them, but the Melted lipsticks have a subtle caramel scent to them. The sponge tip of the Lip Lava's apply the lipstick evenly, and smoothly and you can get a really precise application by using the edges of the tip just like you can with the Melted Lipsticks. The pigmentation and colour intensity of the Lip Lava's are incredible, and seriously on par with Too Faced.. with opacity in just one swipe.
Unleash is a super bright orangey coral, that can look a little neon in some lights and leaves an orange stain on the lips once the lipstick has worn away.
Shockwave is an incredible blue-toned purple which again is very bright, and bold.
Firestorm is a blue-toned red which is a little different in formula to the other four shades in that it's a little more watery and less opaque, but it's still amazingly pigmented and stains the lips for hours.
Forgiven is a dark brown nude which is a little too brown for my liking, but it's ideal for using to tame other shades a little like Shockwave or Unleash.
Tremor is a pretty, yellow-toned medium pink and my personal favourite from the range.
When the Lip Lavas are first applied to the lips, the finish is very glossy although over time the glossiness does reduce slightly but it stays relatively glossy whereas the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks dry down to a matte finish which is probably the only difference between the two products. I would love for Makeup Revolution to release a matte range of these four shades similar to what they did with their The One Blush Sticks.
If you've been wanting to try the Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks but you've been put off by the £19 price tag, you seriously need to try the Makeup Revolution Lip Lavas as they're almost identical apart from the difference in finishes. I love the slightly glossy finish, so they're ideal for when my lips are feeling a little dry and I don't want a matte formula exacerbating the problem. I've only had the Lip Lavas in my life for a couple of days but the weartime is impressive for such a glossy formula at around three to four hours before it begins to fade in the centre of the lips.
I have a couple of dupe swatches for you, so you can see how close the shades are to the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks....
Makeup Revolution Lip Lava in Forgiven and Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Nude; they are very close in terms of formula and shade, except Forgiven is a little more brown toned.
Makeup Revolution Lip Lava in Tremor and Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Peony; a serious, serious dupe, they look identical on the lips.
Makeup Revolution Lip Lava in Firestorm and Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Berry; they look slightly different but I assure you they're identical on the lips. Like I already mentioned, Firestorm is just a touch more watery in terms of consistency but that's the only difference.
So there we have the brand new Makeup Revolution I ♡ Makeup Lip Lavas. It's safe to say I am totally blown away by them... I can't believe they're only £2.99. I would bet money on Shockwave being a spot-on dupe for the Melted Violet, and Unleash being a spot-on dupe for Melted Coral from swatches online. Everyone likes to throw around the 'dupe' word in the bloggersphere, but these honestly are credible dupes and I cannot recommend them enough - just wow Makeup Revolution.