Too Faced Holiday Lipstick Swatches + Review

I haven’t been this excited to write a review in a long time. If you guys follow Trendmood on instagram you guys have seen how many holiday releases we have been bombarded with and how ridiculously early the madness started this year. There hasn’t been a whole lot that I’m even super interested in right now. However; two particular releases caught my eye. First — The Too Faced Sweet Smell Of Christmas Holiday Set. This Holiday set contains four Too Faced Mini-Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks in four different scents. What more could a girl want!?

Well, a girl could also want the not-so-mini Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Lipstick! I missed out on the Gingerbread Man lipstick last Christmas (It’s still available at Too Faced) so I was really excited when they released. That review can be found here.

Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Holiday Lipstick Set Review

Too Faced Sweet Smell Of Christmas Mini Melted Lipstick Set Review

Each lip color is with for a no-sting plumping and smoothing effect and features avocado oil, vitamin E, and hyaluronic Filling Spheres to moisturize and smooth lips. The lightweight, long-wearing formula wears comfortably. — Sephora

The Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Mini Melted Lipstick set contains four mini-Melted Matte liquid lipsticks. Each Lipstick contains 3ml (or 0.1oz) of lipstick. The four scents of the Mini Melted Matte lipsticks are Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon Bear, Hot Buttered Rum and Sugar Cookie.

These Lipsticks are infused with Volulip™ for a plumping & smoothing effect. They include Avocado Oil, and Vitamin E but the ingredient I was most interested in was the hyaluronic filling spheres. These spheres are supposed to fill in lines and moisturize the lips. Matte formulas can cake into lip lines but I was wondering if the hyaluronic filling spheres would be a game changer.

Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Holiday Lipstick Set Packaging

Mini-Melted Packaging

The packaging of this Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Holiday Set is sooo freakin’ adorable! These mini-melted lipsticks have the cutest packaging. They’re mini versions of the regular Too Faced Melted Matte Lipsticks but with Christmas designs on the caps.

The Pumpkin Spice Lipstick has pumpkin pie slices, the Sugar Cookie Lipstick has cookies, the Cinnamon Bear lipstick has cute little cinnamon gummy bears and the Hot Buttered Rum has a mugs of cocoa with whipped cream! Ah- dorable!

Each Lipstick features a doe foot applicator. Even though they are “mini” lipsticks I think they are actually quite substantial. I haven’t ever finished a single liquid lipstick even if it was a mini size so these smaller sizes are perfect for me. The Gingerbread Girl Lipstick is actually a little big for me…

Too Faced Holiday Lipstick Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice Mini-Melted Lipstick

I didn’t mind that this collection came out in the Fall because there’s a Pumpkin Spice lipstick shade! In typical Too Faced style this lipstick smells wonderful. I love my Pumpkin Spice. It makes me happy wearing ankle booties, scarves and drinking PSLs.

This Too Faced Mini Melted Melted Matte Lipstick shade is a pinky orange. It’s unique to my collection but the shade itself doesn’t exactly scream pumpkin spice to me. I expected a deeper orange but I still like the shade. I really like orange toned lipsticks on my skin tone (it must be the blue eyes). This Pumpkin Spice melted matte lipstick is giving me serious Fall vibes, how ’bout you?

The formula of this lipstick seems to be different from the others, it doesn’t ever fully dry down to a soft matte finish. It transfers a lot onto my coffee cup and can look messy if I’m not careful. It’s a beautiful shade though!

Too Faced Sugar Cookie | Sweet Smell Of Christmas

Sugar Cookie Mini-Melted Lipstick

The Mini-Melted Sugar Cookie Lipstick is a pale pinky nude. It also doesn’t exactly remind me of a sugar cookie looking at it, but I don’t think I would wear an actual sugar cookie coloured lipstick sooo… The shade has a beige quality that I’m not sure is flattering on my skintone with how light this nude is. It’s grown on me a bit since I tried it on the day my parcel arrived but It’s my least favourite shade out of the bunch.

Too Faced Cinnamon Bear | Sweet Smell Of Christmas

Cinnamon Bear Mini-Melted Lipstick

I think this red colour is pretty accurate for a Cinnamon Bear lipstick. It smells and is the shade of a cinnamon heart candy! This shade is the only one in the Too Faced Sweet Smell Of Christmas set that accurately resembles the food it’s inspired by in my opinion. Cinnamon Bear is bright red to match your Santa hat and Rudolph’s nose.

I’m not entirely sure that this shade is unique to my makeup collection, I have a similar red from Julep so I probably didn’t need it… but it’s cute and travel sized so I don’t mind the addition to my matte lipstick collection.

Too Faced Hot Buttered Rum Lipstick | Sweet Smell Of Christmas

Hot Buttered Rum Mini-Melted Lipstick

The Hot Buttered Rum Melted Matte Lipstick shade is an orangey brown nude and it absolutely smells like buttered rum! I’m just going to start singing Christmas carols right now…

This shade is a deeper nude than the Sugar Cookie shade. I really like it, it’s not quite as dark as my Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K liquid lipstick but it fits in the same colour family. Hot Buttered Rum has been on my lips almost daily since my holiday lipstick set arrived. These Mini-Melted lipsticks don’t cake into my lip lines very much and last 4+ hours if I’m not eating or drinking.


What would be a lipstick review without swatches amirite? I provided arm swatches of each mini-melted lipstick and more importantly… lip swatches. I didn’t do the whole zoom in on your lips thing because I feel really weird about posting close ups of my lips. My favourite shade out of the bunch is Hot Buttered Rum, I find that shade absolute perfection as an everyday nude.

Too Faced Sweet Smell Of Christmas Lipstick Swatches

Top to bottom: Too Faced Mini Melted Pumpkin Spice, Sugar Cookie, Cinnamon Bear, Hot Buttered Rum, Gingerbread Girl

Are you picking up any Too faced holiday lipsticks this Christmas?

Let me know what holiday sets you’re interested in right now! Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed these lip swatches and my mini reviews of each lipstick. ttyl!



  1. October 30, 2018 / 1:10 am

    This lip set is very cute!! I have one melted lipstick that I got through my Sephora, not sure the shade but it seemed too light on me so I haven’t had the chance to test the formula for myself.
    I would love to have pumpkin spice and hot buttered rum because I’ve been into those kinds of shades lately. If I didn’t have too many lipsticks I’d definitely buy it.
    Love the lip swatches great review!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 31, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      It’s kind of a strange formula in that it transfers but it’s still somehow long wearing. Very comfortable too! But not good if the shade isn’t right for you 🙁
      It’s too bad that you you can’t get those shades individually!

      • November 1, 2018 / 11:51 pm

        I’m so bummed that they don’t have them individually because I would totally throw my money at them lol. I’ll try to ask Alex if it’s okay to purchase because I’ve spent so much in October by my standards lol.

        • AlwaysCleia
          November 3, 2018 / 8:14 pm

          I wish they sold a full line of mini melted lipsticks! Because the full size contain so much product that I don’t think I’ll ever finish one. The mini sizes are much more doable!

  2. October 29, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    I love all the colors, they’re soooo pretty!! 💓They look beautiful on you as well, Cleia!! I think my favorite is Hot Buttered Rum as well, but they’re all gorgeous! x

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 31, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you! Hot Buttered Rum is special, I don’t have anything like it!

  3. Makeup by Erin
    October 29, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    I loooove this little kit!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 31, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      It’s so cute! I love the shades too 🙂

  4. October 29, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    This kit has such a great selection of shades and they all look great on you! I’m so glad that you were able to get your hands on this!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 31, 2018 / 12:49 pm

      Me too! I set up alerts on Sephora for when they came back in stock and ordered them immediately when they did lol. Now we just need the Latte palette to come back…

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 31, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you! I’m trying to resist most holiday releases but I love this set!

  5. October 27, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    So pretty, all of these colours look perfect on you! The patterned lids are cute 😀

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 31, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      Thanks Chanelle! I found those stencils and couldn’t not use them for lipstick swatches!

      • October 31, 2018 / 1:37 pm

        Those stencils are such a good idea for swatches!

        • AlwaysCleia
          October 31, 2018 / 3:44 pm

          Yes they are! They make everything so much easier 🙂

  6. October 26, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    ugh the shades are gorgeous, this collection is gorgeous for the holidays!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 26, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      aren’t they!? I haven’t bought too many holiday releases this year but I couldn’t resist this set!

  7. October 26, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    The packaging on these look so adorable, and the colors looks amazing!

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 26, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      The packaging is so cute! Not going to lie I bought it partially for the packaging lol

  8. October 26, 2018 / 9:44 am

    All those colors look super gorgeous on you doll. ♥

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 26, 2018 / 9:49 am

      Thank you so much!

  9. October 26, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I love how you did the swatches in lip shapes!

    I actually really like Sugar Cookie on you although because it is a paler shade, need a really warm eyeshadow look to pair it with 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 26, 2018 / 9:49 am

      Thanks, I like how they turned out!
      A warm eyeshadow look would go great with sugar cookie 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      October 26, 2018 / 9:47 am

      I couldn’t resist picking them up! Thanks for reading 😊

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