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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Swatches + Pics

When Anastasia Beverly Hills released the new Liquid Lipsticks on her website, I had to hop on it! I ordered 4 of the 20 new shades available. First impressions, they remind me of the Stila All Day Liquid Lipsticks and the Sephora Cream Lip Stains. They have the same creamy texture, opaque coverage, and matte finish. I purchased:

“Pure Hollywood” – nude beige pink
“Sweet Talker” – watermelon pink
“Bloodline” – crimson
“Potion” – deep eggplant

I’m sure a lot of women of color are curious about how these lipsticks will look on them. So for skin tone reference, I am a MAC NC44 (NC45 in the summer), NARS Tahoe, MUFE HD #170.

I initially applied “Pure Hollywood” alone, but it was giving me powdered donut vibes (we all know that “look”), so I reapplied it with a lip liner which makes it wearable for my tastes. It’s a really pretty nude, and paired with MAC Spice lip liner, I find it gorgeous. I preferred to use a lip liner with “Sweet Talker” as well. While it didn’t give the powdered donut look, the color is borderline neon-ish on my skin, so I used MAC Beet lip liner along with it. Both “Bloodline” and “Potion” did not require lip liner for me to wear.

These were launched January 7 on both Anastasia Beverly Hills website and Macy’s website. They will be available in all Macy’s (the Impulse section) stores in February.

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(L-R) Pure Hollywood, Sweet Talker, Potion, & Bloodline

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Pure Hollywood + MAC Spice Lip liner

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Sweet Talker + MAC Beet Lip liner

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Potion

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Bloodline

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(L-R) Pure Hollywood, Sweet Talker, Bloodline, & Potion (swatched in natural light, no flash)


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks

Allow me to introduce you to this wonderful lip product!

What Stila says:

“A creamy-matte, full-coverage lip color that delivers bold, long-lasting color and stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear. The texture is weightless on lips and delivers superb comfort and its color-rich formula will not bleed or transfer. Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, Stay All Day┬« Liquid Lipstick softens the lips so they look and feel beautiful!”

I am a huge fan of these lip colors as they do live up to the 6 hour claim! They aren’t drying at all, and I love the matte finish. They also don’t flake! They are pigmented; however, out of the colors I own, a few are more pigmented than others. I’ve found that Fiore and Patina may need an additional coat to make it truly opaque. In terms of application, a little goes a long way since more product than needed usually ends up on the applicator after removing the wand from the tube. I usually don’t bother wearing any other lip product with these, but if you choose to then keep in mind that they dry fairly quickly. Although these lip colors do live up to the 6 hour claim, be cautious when eating oily foods. I’ve worn these when eating foods such as a burger or pasta and the lip color started to fade slightly in the center of the lips because of the oil (since oil dissolves makeup).

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Top to Bottom: Aria, Patina, Fiery, Fiore, and Tesoro

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No-Flash w/ “Daylight” Bulb. L-R: Tesoro, Fiore, Fiery, Patina, and Aria

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Camera Flash. L-R: Tesoro, Fiore, Fiery, Patina, and Aria

Here’s a pic of me wearing Tesoro, a beautiful orange-ish red. It’s my favorite color out of this line-up:
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Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks retail for $22 each and can be purchased from Sephora, Ulta, or the Stila Cosmetics website. There are a total of 10 lovely colors from which you can choose!