Black Friday prompted me to purchase my first Anastasia Beverly Hills products. Yes, I have lived under a rock until that point. I invested in the liquid lipstick vault and the heavenly eye palette vault. The liquid lip colors looked so stunning in this dream inducing glittery box that it took me a long time to be able to even open the box, let alone pick a color to enjoy.
Retailing for $26 at Sephora each lipstick provides 0.11oz/3.1g of product. Which is an excellent way of saying perfection with a doe foot applicator, I was shocked and amazed at the quality of this product. Anastasia Beverly Hills is well known for having fantastic quality, yet I have never seen such smooth, one opaque coat coverage that dried down so quickly.
This lipstick is transfer-proof in less than 30 seconds after application. I have tried some products that still weren’t dry in 3 days. This product is waterproof and wears proof. I had no transfer, no bleeding, no feathering, no movement and it looked amazing after 6 hours with no touchups.
It goes without saying to avoid anything oily, but that is true with all liquid lips. I tried this product both with a lip balm underneath and over bare lips, in both cases my lips were on the dry side, but that is to be expected with a liquid lip. For best application, I would recommend that you exfoliate and moisturize your lips before application.
This formula is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and comes from a cruelty-free company. This is a fantastic formula that I would totally recommend to any buyer on the market. With a remarkable shade range, and the lure of one coat set it and forget its coverage is a dream come true.
As described on the Sephora website:
What it is:
A full-pigment, matte formula that dries to a weightless powder for smudge-proof wearability.
What it does:
Liquid Lipstick delivers ultra-saturated, full coverage pigment in a wearable matte formula. The rounded applicator makes both lining and applying lip color effortless.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
Mix two or more shades together for a custom lip shade.
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Ozokerite, Mineral Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Magnesium Silver Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tripeptide-1, Xanthan Gum. May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
You may wish to give this product a pass if:
- You are searching for a Vegan company
- You are allergic to Mineral Oil
- You are allergic to Dyes
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