I’ve been on the Melt Cosmetics mailing list for about a year. Every time I got an email from them, I read it anxiously, hoping, wishing, dreaming, of one thing: a Space Cake restock notification.
From the moment I heard of this shade, I knew I needed it. Everything about it spoke to me, from the beautiful mid toned cool grey colour to the sci-fi-esque name.
So obviously the moment I got the email I had to buy it.
When I checked my tracking and saw it was coming, I anxiously sat in the living room all morning, watching for the mailman. The moment he was out of sight, I ran to the mailbox and opened it to find a beautiful (if slightly damp from the day’s downpour) box.
It took everything in me to take pictures before I put it on.
Once the photography session was over, I ran to the mirror to try it out.
And I was slightly disappointed. With the $19 price point, plus conversion and shipping, I paid a fair bit for this lipstick. For that much I expected smooth application, no problems. But it’s a very dry formula and it drags across your lips somewhat unpleasantly.
As is I feel like its best applied with a lip brush, as it’s quite difficult to apply neatly straight out of the tube. It would also really be nice if they carried matching lip liners, because I think that would be the best way for a really crisp looking line without all the effort of the brush. Even with the brush I definitely needed to go back in with concealer to make things look perfect.
But as much as application was a little bit of a letdown, the colour wasn’t. I love it so much. It makes up for any other drawbacks. And I honestly think it’s the most wearable shade in my collection of unusual lipstick colours.
It wore well for 9 hours, with a minor touch up after dinner and it was still in fine shape before I took it off to go to bed.
Overall I'm very happy with this lipstick, and super excited to wear it again!