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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)


Lorac Pro 2 Palette Swatches

I was so happy to buy this palette! As soon as I laid eyes on the Navy and Jade colors, I knew this palette had to be mine. This palette comes in 16 cool toned eyeshadow shades (8 matte shades + 8 shimmer shades). The texture of these eyeshadows is buttery smooth. They have an incredibly soft feel, and they remind me of the soft texture of Tarte eyeshadows. I was very impressed with the high pigmentation of this palette as well. Two thumbs up from me!

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Matte Shades
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Top Row L-R: Buff, Lt. Brown, Cool Gray, Nectar
Bottom Row L-R: Plum, Navy, Charcoal, Black

Shimmer Shades
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Top Row L-R: Snow, Beige, Rose, Mocha
Bottom Row L-R: Chrome, Silver, Jade, Cocoa

NOTE: These eyeshadows were swatched on bare skin with no primer underneath. I purchased this palette from Ulta for the retail price of $42.