Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Liquid Lipstick Lover: Anastasia Beverly Hills Allows Us All to Go Nude

L to R: Vintage, Madison, Craft, Kathryn, Heathers, Ashton, Stripped


Welcome to the family, Madison, Kathryn, Ashton, and Stripped.

I'm officially locked into the liquid lipstick craze. I have now inducted four new colors of the second generation of Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick into my ever-growing collection.   

Because I need them... ( I know what you're thinking...and you agree that, YES, I do. Thank you.) In fact, when I think of it, I may need more. I've heard Dolce is a great coral nude. Le Sigh. Anyhow...

Everyone can find their nude bliss.

Which one should you get? I don't know. 

You can stalk social media trying to look at different swatches or how someone with a similar skin type looks, but repeat after me, "Filters change everything,". Overall, I love this new collection of nudes/neutrals with a couple pops of color. 

Find what suits you.

CAVEAT: Factor in the infinite combinations of lip liner, gloss, and a person's own natural lip pigmentation that could alter the overall pigment you see on others. Consider how things look through the camera lens versus live.

For instance, multitudes of people love the original shade, "Pure Hollywood". HOWEVER, when I attempted to wear this color out, I appeared one distressed jean away from Pure Crackhead. What I learned is that it was her and not me.

So my friend, learn from my mistakes and don't blindly follow trends without doing your research. I think you'll find that this collection has something just for you so you don't have to compromise.  

Thankfully, the wide variety offered here is impressive.

Whenever I am online trying to get an idea of what color I am trying to order, it has been dicey at best. And I stalk swatches like nobody's business... so *Recall Caveat from above ^.^

I've ordered a "nude rose brown" only to find it shows on my olive/medium/tan skin as more of a beige rose. This is certainly no one's mistake as much as the colors you see on the screen aren't necessarily the colors you seek. It's just disappointing to finally get your box in the mail only to have to return/exchange it. *single tear*

I strongly recommend swatching in store and then going home before you buy the product in order to get a better idea of what the color looks like in different settings. You don't want to find out your lip game was strong in the house, but ratchet in the rear-view mirror. But if you are no where near a store that carries them, no worries, I made this for you.

Here are the swatches:

Inside under LED Light
Inside under Incandescent Light
Outside (Sunny Day)


The new formula has a light, mousse-like texture. After it dries, it feels comfortable and light, almost as if it's not there. Almost. Not sure if you can see from the pics, but the older formula (3rd, 5th, and 7th from the bottom) applied a bit streaky.

As best you can, only do one swipe across the lip and work with a lip brush if you have to. The lighter the layer, the better your lips will look. If you get heavy handed, your lips could end up looking cakey with emphasized lip lines. Stop yourself from smacking those lips together.

It is opaque and dries pretty true to the color of the tube.  Wear is about 4-6+ hours depending how much you eat, drink, or run your mouth (lol, I say this all in love...  I have to talk A LOT for my job). As it wears, the new formula will fade in a subtle way so you won't be walking around with you-know-what mouth. It did start to flake off my arm after ~8 hours.

Ok, that's it for today! Remember to have fun with it Beauties. That's why we make-up. And if you see another on the street wearing an amazing liquid lip, don't hate! Spread the love and make their day by giving a nice compliment to them. I saw this awesome instagram once: 

"We never know what battles a person is fighting, so be kind." -Anonymous

 I'd love to hear from you! What colors are you loving or craving? 


  *Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I bought these with my hard, earned dollars. I just chose the ABH line because my first purchase was in the color Vintage and I've been hooked ever since.

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