The cashier at Nordstrom Racks insisted on opening the tube to make sure it was indeed the "lip cream" shown on packaging (that I didn't tuck in something more expensive), hence the nick. A little more trust would have made the world (my blog photo album) a prettier place.
Anyway, discount joints have become one of my favorite places for new toys given how unthrilled I am with drugstores. When I saw these relativly prestine lipsticks from Too Faced, I picked one up thinking it would become one of my used-once-stashed-away toys (hey at least it's a cute one) and I ended up surprised by the quality (I am out of touch with Sephora brands since I have been assuming they are mostly overpriced).
First off, the medium-slim matte golden(well it's probably aluminum) tube feels weighty but not heavy, cap closes clean with no screech. It's certainly fitting for the 22-dollars price tag (I bought it for 9) and imo, is much nicer than other mid range brands (Bites rubbery dust/oil magnet comes to mind). It's definitely something I like to carry in my bag.
Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched lipstick is exactly as described: Very creamy (nickable) and packed with bright color and opacity. I like it that it still has a bit of clarity that it melts into skin instead of Just floating on top. The creamy texture glides effortlessly (but doesn't melt into lips like Suqqu) with no smearing.
Bon Bon, an almost neon candy coral, is hardly anything special (Maybelline and Rimmel both have similar shades) but since the texture and tube of Color Drenched Bon Bon are so much nicer, there is no point for me to reach for Rimmel Peachy Beachy (reviewed a few days ago) or Maybelline Coral Crush(mine was ancient and long tossed). Oh, it's smells like baked sweets instead of Rimmel sour plum/Maybelline rancid Playdoh.
Overall: I am really happy with this but won't go back for more at 22 (shades selection isn't great anyway).