I have been wanting Melt Cosmetics 6six6 Lipstick for a few weeks now. Apparently this shade tends to be sold out often… thankfully I didn’t have to worry about that as I ended up receiving this lipstick, along with some other amazing items, as a gift from someone on Saturday. I’m in love with the color (ultra deep red? …yes, please!) and I received an unexpected amount of compliments when I wore it for the first time on Sunday.
Melt Cosmetics offers twelve different shades of matte lipsticks that are cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, and paraben-free. Among their color collection, you will find interesting and unexpected shades such as black, blue, grey, green, etc. They sell for $19.00 USD each. The shade 6six6 is a deep, blackened vampy red.
The website claims that their lipsticks have the “most amazing vanilla cake scent”, but I would beg to differ. The fragrance is not like the kind you would expect from brands such as MAC (vanilla) or Milani (Jolly Rancher-esque). Instead it actually reminded me a bit of how crayons smell. The fragrance is strongest upon application and I ultimately don’t smell it anymore after wearing it for awhile, but I could see this being an issue for some people.
The application is very pigmented and the lipsticks are truly matte. I prepped my lips in the swatch below using my transparent Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner (which I reviewed here), so the color you see is the lipstick itself with no help from any colored lipliners. As to be expected, the more layers you apply = the darker the lipstick is. You have to be careful with patchiness. As with any matte lipstick, my best recommendation is to make sure your lips are hydrated and exfoliated. You still may experience some deeper patches of application where the lipstick is darker in some areas than others. I did experience some of that, so I remedied it by using a lip brush to help spread & even out the product.
Wear time is great. After eating and drinking I did reapply because some of it did fade away in the centermost part of my lips, but overall aside from that there was no other need to reapply during the day.
Taken in natural light, no flash. I will say that in person, it does tend to be a little deeper and more blackened–I think my camera picks up on contrast (making it brighter) and the natural light allowed the red undertone of 6six6 to become more prominent.
You can also see full-face photos in my FOTD/EOTD post here.
What do you think of this lipstick? Do you love dark red lipstick as much as I do?