The product name is a redundant mouthful. Yet, I couldn’t resist picking up a few of Too Faced’s new peach lip glosses. I’m slowly starting to get over the matte liquid lipstick trend and back onto the glossy/satin lips train. Speaking of which, doesn’t lip gloss remind you of those awkward, prepubescent years in middle school? No? Just me? I swear, clear lip gloss was what all the cool girls wore back in the day. (Fun fact: I was not one of them.)
The Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss comes in 6 different shades, and each costs $19 USD for 0.14 fl. oz. I picked up four shades (Peachsicle, Pure Peach, Peach Tease, and Tickle-Me-Peach) for review.
They come in a standard lip gloss tube with a wand and sponge tip applicator. The sponge tip looks longer than a typical applicator, and it’s slanted from the wand. It’s thin enough to define the cupid’s bow, which is nice. The color of the packaging, more or less, correspond to the color of the product inside, and at the “top” of the lip wand is a cute peach emoji. As always, Too Faced’s packaging is endearing and schematic to their overall brand. The glosses are convenient items to throw in your purse or take cute Instagram pictures with.
Peachsicle and Pure Peach are the lighter, sheerer two of the shades I got, and they look very similar on the lips. Peachsicle is more of a muted neutral tone, while Pure Peach is a white-based Barbie pink. From the swatches, you can see they are a bit streaky.
Peach Tease is my favorite shade of the bunch. It’s a medium coral that leans on the pink side. I think both cool and warm tones can pull this off, because it’s the perfect mix of orange, red, and pink. Throw this color on, and you will instantly look put together.
Tickle-Me-Peach is medium-dark red-orange. It’s the most pigmented of the shades I bought, and it would look especially gorgeous in the summer.
As you can tell from the images, the glosses look pigmented on my arm, but the lighter shades are quite sheer on my medium-pigmented lips. Right off the bat, if I were wearing them alone, I will say I prefer the darker shades, because they are just more flattering and pigmented. The lighter ones would be great for muting out darker lip colors, but are alone too “milky” looking on a warm complexion like mine.
These glosses do not feel sticky at all. They glide on smoothly, almost gel-like, and they seem to hydrate my perpetually dry lips throughout the day. In fact, I would say they feel a lot like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss, except the Too Faced ones have a thinner formula. Overall, it’s one of the best lip gloss formulas out there.
Below I used Peachsicle to top Maybelline Creamy Matte lipstick in Almond Rose.
The “peach” scent demands attention, so you will definitely notice it. It’s very sweet, artificial, and strong. You might even taste some of it on your lips. I personally don’t care for how it smells. If you are sensitive to those kinds of things, smell it in the store first before you commit to buying.
Right now, the shade range is limiting. You are pretty much relegated to warm beiges, pinks, and oranges. Because the gloss is a nice formula, I’m hoping that Too Faced will expand the range in the future to include cool-toned and darker colors.
I want to discuss briefly on the price tag. It is steep, considering the competition. If you like pigmented glosses, you could go with Anastasia. For $16 USD, her glosses are way more pigmented and, in my opinion, have a more pleasant scent. (To be fair to TF, ABH rarely does sales.) But if the sheerer colors are calling your name, the NYX butter glosses ($5 USD) has got you covered.
I’m not saying these glosses are bad. They’re actually great, and I will definitely use them. I’m saying maybe wait for a coupon to snag them.
I do like these glosses and will be reaching for them on my everyday makeup routine. The darker shades give a nice wash of color, and the lighter shades are a good for sheering or making matte lipsticks shine. The formula feels luxurious and not sticky at all. But considering the competition at the drugstore and with other mid-range brands, these Sweet Peach Lip Oil glosses are not worth the full price. The scent can also be overwhelming to some.