Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick Review + Lip Swatches

I don’t know if you guys remember when the Too Faced holiday lipsticks came out last year in 2017 but I was obsessed with the Gingerbread Man Melted Matte liquid lipstick shade. Money was a little tight, I had just come back from Peru (I have a whole travel series here) and we were trying to fill up our savings account again. By the time I decided that I needed the Gingerbread Man Lipstick it was gone. Luckily this year the Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick came out as part of the TF 2018 Holiday Collection.Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Lipstick Review

Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

This limited-edition Melted Matte Lipstick is a deeper shade of red than the iconic Melted Gingerbread Man. The gingerbread-scented Melted Matte formula you love glides over lips like a gloss but dries to an ultra-matte opaque finish for color that always looks rich, full, and kissable with a gingerbread scent. — Sephora

I was so excited when this Too Faced Holiday lipstick arrived in the mail! Unlike the Too Faced Sweet Smell Of Christmas Mini-Melted Lipstick Set this holiday lipstick is full sized. It contains 0.23 oz of product (7ml) and retails for $25 at Sephora Canada. This works out to $108.70 per oz. Which is bloody expensive.

I never spend $25 on a lipstick, the most I’ve ever spent on a lip product was $20 during my Sephora Appreciation Sale Haul and that was for the Bite Beauty Dirty Chai Lipgloss which was supposed to smell like delicious coffee. It didn’t.

The Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick is supposed to smell like gingerbread. I’m happy to report that the claims are accurate. It has a hint of vanilla too if my nose isn’t mistaken!

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Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Lipstick Review | Packaging

Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Packaging

The packaging of this lipstick is so well done. There’s something about good packaging that makes me adore products even more. TF has got it down with the Gingerbread Girl lipstick. Even the cardboard packaging of the Melted Matte lipsticks is well done, it’s bright, fun & colorful and it matches the shade of the Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Lipstick.

The cap of this Too Faced Holiday lipstick is decorated not with little gingerbread men, but with gingerbread girls. Each gingerbread girl has a little pink bow in her hair. So cute!

The bottle feels very fancy to me with it’s gold lettering and double walled chamber. This lipstick feels higher-end to me than the regular lipsticks I wear. And it better, I paid $25 for it!

Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Lipstick Review

Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Shade

Gingerbread Girl is limited edition. It’s darker than the original Gingerbread Man lipstick which was a lighter rusty red. If Sephora stocked both last year’s gingerbread man lipstick in addition to the Gingerbread Girl lipstick I would have snapped it up in an instant. The Gingerbread Girl shade is nice but I don’t wear darker reds on my lips very often except for in blog posts like my How to wear Vampy Lipstick collab.

I was unsure about this shade when I opened my sephora haul at 9pm. Once I saw it in natural lighting my mind was completely changed. Gingerbread Girl is really pretty!

Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Lipstick Review

Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick

As a dry skinned gal I have to be careful not to buy too many products that are drying on the skin. That extends to the lips. lately I’ve been wearing only glosses because I have a strange welt on my lip that is taking forever to heal. Even the dermatologist couldn’t tell me what it was…

Grossness aside, I took a chance on the Too Faced Melted Matte holiday lipsticks this year because the product contains “avocado oil, vitamin E, and hyaluronic filling spheres to moisturize and smooth lips”. The filling spheres sounded promising. I was hoping that this lipstick would be matte but not emphasize texture and settle into lip lines.

I was surprised by how comfortable Gingerbread Girl was to wear. Matte lipsticks often feel immediately drying to me but this one was comfortable for a good four hours before beginning to feel dry on my lips. It didn’t seem to cake into my lip lines either.

Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Lipstick Lip Swatches

Longevity & Transfer

Gingerbread Girl is long wearing but not food resistant. Thanksgiving stuffing = No more lipstick. I had to use a waterproof eye makeup remover to remove an arm swatch from the back of my hand, so it does have some water resistance.

Even when the lipstick dries down I still notice a fair amount of transfer to the rim of my coffee cup. The Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks are a lot more transfer proof in my opinion but you sacrifice comfort for that transfer-proof finish. Even though Gingerbread Girl transferred it still wore away evenly.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Did you pick up the Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Lipstick?

Overall I really like this lipstick! I was considering returning it at first because I initially didn’t think the shade was flattering on me. After a few wears it grew on me. This melted matte formula is really comfortable. I like how evenly it wears away, I can wear Gingerbread Girl to work in confidence that I won’t look like a clown by the end of the day. I hope you guys enjoyed this review, let me know your thoughts on this year’s holiday releases. Talk soon! xx



  1. Makeup by Erin
    October 15, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    This shade is soooo pretty, I need to get my hands on it!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 16, 2018 / 12:40 am

      Sephora just stocked the Gingerbread Man shade as well, I was rather miffed because I would have bought that one too if it was available when I made my order lol! But Gingerbread girl is a really pretty shade too πŸ™‚

  2. October 15, 2018 / 5:35 am

    The shade is so pretty and it looks beautiful on you! The packaging is cute as well, I love their branding for this collection. Fab post as always x

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 15, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      It’s a great shade, I’m glad I gave it a few days before returning because I really like it now!
      Thanks for reading xx

  3. October 14, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Hehe the packaging is so cute! I’m so glad you were able to get your hands on it! What confuses me though is that the lipsticks in the regular Melted Matte line have 0.4 oz of product. Why does this one have so much less for the same price?

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 14, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      You know what, I think the 0.23oz may have been a misprint on the container. I just went with what the box said. This one is definitely a full size lipstick. The Sephora website just added gingerbread man and it’s 0.4oz but the girl version doesn’t have a quantity listed on the website. That’s very strange!

      • October 14, 2018 / 9:11 pm

        Unfortunately all beauty websites are frustratingly inconsistent with whether they post the amount of product or not! It’s so annoying for my wow or Waste series lol. Is there an amount listed on the bottom of the tube that is different from the box?

  4. October 13, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    The color is stunning on you! I’m so tempted to purchase this!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 15, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      I’m so sad I just saw that Sephora added Gingerbread man to their stock online again πŸ™ I would have bought it but there’s no way I’m going to spend another $25 on lipstick now lol. But gingerbread girl is still a pretty shade!

  5. October 11, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    The colour really suits you, I’m glad you’re keeping it! The packaging and the name is so cute!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 11, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks Chanelle, Too Faced has nailed the cute packaging!

  6. October 11, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    What adorable packaging! The colour looks great on you!
    Glad you were able to get the Girl version.

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 11, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Thanks Stashy! Too Faced has nailed it with cute packaging this season, I’m happy I picked this lipstick up πŸ™‚

  7. October 11, 2018 / 11:25 am

    This shade looks so pretty! Might have to pick it up!x

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 11, 2018 / 1:20 pm

      It is! I also loved the mini melted Christmas set, all four shades were beautiful πŸ™‚

  8. October 11, 2018 / 9:48 am

    What adorable packaging! The shade looks really beautiful on you, too.
    I was pretty sure I didn’t want to buy any matte lipsticks this year, but this review makes me really want it!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 11, 2018 / 1:19 pm

      Isn’t it cute!? I wish it wasn’t $25, that’s quite the splurge for me. I think you’d like the shade though! I’m hopefully done buying holiday releases now… 😌

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