Some of my favorite liquid lipstick formulas are by Ofra and Kat Von D, but lately Anastasia Beverly Hills has also made its way on the list. I only had one of those, a bright watermelon shade, but I found myself wearing it a lot because I liked the formula so much. Time to try some more shades and see whether that one great shade was a fluke or whether the line is just great.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
Dusty Rose | Veronica | Heathers
I opted for three shades that I would wear a lot more than a bright watermelon. These still retail for around €20 a piece, which isn’t cheap. I bought mine online from the US Sephora website, which is possibly the easiest way to shop for these if you’re in The Netherlands. The delivery arrived quickly and I loved the shades I found when I unboxed these. Luckily I was able to find great swatches of these online before ordering.
Each lipstick comes wrapped in its individual box with a handy sticker with the shade name on it. The sticker is even in the shade of the lipstick. The lipstick tubes themselves are super pretty. I like the mixed metal look of the writing and the cap. I also like that you can instantly see what color you are grabbing for.
My main reason for loving the Ofra and Kat Von D liquid lipsticks is the applicator. With liquid lipsticks it can be a pain to apply them as they dry so fast and making mistakes is virtually impossible. That means that a precise applicator is a must. I like the doe foot applicator on this. There is a little reservoir in the tip that dispenses just the right amount of product.
One reason why I only owned one of these liquid lipsticks was because most of the neutral shades sold out quickly when these first launched. So I was happy to find my three favorite shades in stock when I placed my order.
Dusty Rose is a muted pink and pretty much does what it says on the tin. Veronica is also a nude pink, but it has a more cool toned brown undertone. This is definitely more edgy. Heathers is a stunning blood red shade. It also has a brown undertone, which in my opinion, instantly makes for a vampy yet wearable shade.
The texture of Anastasia liquid lipsticks is famous for its moussiness. These have a very whipped texture to them. But as you can see, these glide on nicely and have an opaque color pay off. Heathers seems to be a bit more liquidy, but that’s because I applied it last. The dry down on these is quick (mere seconds), but I don’t find these to be drying on the list. Then again, I don’t mind a bit of a dry down, I even like the Colourpop Ultra Matte formula, which most people find super drying. On me, these last a full 8 hour workday.
Dusty Rose is a great neutral pink that give a soft look to my complexion. I like my lipstick shades to be a bit more outspoken overall, but this is great paired with a more intense eye look. I think the color is very flattering as it has a good balance between pink, mauve and hint of grey.
A much more outspoken shade that will not be everyone’s cup of tea is Veronica. This is definitely something different. It’s still a neutral, but the grey undertone makes this much more special. I have quite a lot of natural purple pigment in my lips, which often tinges many lip colors more purple than they are. This happens here too but that is why this is my favorite shade here.
I did a shoddy job of applying Heathers, but I usually have problems with darker liquid lipsticks it seems. They are just harder to apply well and be super precise. Still, the color is stunning. It definitely contrasts well with my eye color and it makes them look more hazel than brown. I love it when my lip color brings out my eyes!
I am glad to have bought more Anastasia liquid lipsticks. These easily make it in my top 5 of all time favorite liquid lipstick formula. Veronica and Heathers are my two favorite shades here, but Dusty Rose is a great staple that also deserved its spot in my makeup collection. Yes, highly recommend if you are looking for a comfy and longwearing liquid lipstick.
What is your favorite liquid lipstick formula?