Being a huge fan of lip color in chubby crayon form, I was so excited to see that Too Faced recently released a line of just such a thing - they've been dubbed Lip Injection Color Bomb! Moisture Plumping Lip Tints! Naturally, I picked one up in the shade “Coral Pop” and gave it a whirl! Since I didn’t really look into this fancy little gem much before picking one up, I discovered I was in for a bit of a surprise…!
Too Faced claims that these beautiful jumbo lip pencils are also a moisturizing lip balm. They contain Vitamins A, C and E, as well as Mango Butter for super soft, supple lips. The Color Bomb does feel moisturizing and is quite comfortable…except for one thing. And had I really looked at the name, I might have figured it out! J
What I completely failed to notice…until I tried it on…is that these suckers are also lip plumpers. It says “Plumping” right in the name, but I was so smitten by a new chubby crayon, I didn’t give it a thought. Now for many people, a lip plumper is a welcome thing. I’m not a huge fan, but….
As far as a lip plumper goes, the Too Faced Color Bomb delivers! I’m not entirely sure how they do it, and I haven’t tried very many lip plumpers, but there is no mistaking that this fat lip pencil makes your lips look at least a little fuller. The only drawback is that there is that kind of tingly-stinging feeling about a minute after applying the Color Bomb. And it doesn’t really go away. It lessens in intensity, but I find it to be mildly uncomfortable pretty much until it has mostly worn away. It is not unbearable by any means, but it’s not a feeling I really want to encourage on my lips. I’m sure plenty of people wouldn’t mind the tingle at all, but for me, it’s just a bit too much. I do like the look of the subtle plumping effect, I'm just not a fan of the sensation required to create the look.
The Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb! Moisture Plumping Lip Tint is available in 6 different shades and retails for $21. You can find it at Ulta, Sephora and on Too Faced's website.