Part of my resolution this year is to widen my horizon by expanding to brand and/or product type that’s out of my comfort zone. Talk about my renewed venture for liquid lipsticks! I’ve tried a couple few years ago but both left my lips dessert-dry so I went back to nurturing my love for traditional lipsticks. But never say never because my curiosity on the overly-buzzed Anastasia Liquid Lipstick prevailed! So do I join the league of believers now? scroll further for the reveal!
Retailing for $20 (Macy’s exclusive), this lipstick in high intensity liquid formula offers full matte coverage and infinite wear time depending on your activity (I’ll go into that later). Available in 32 shades, I procured five shades to try: Vintage (purple plum), Bloodline (fiery red), Vamp (blackened berry), Soft Lilac (mauve lilac), Pure Hollywood (nude).
Packaged like a lipgloss, the colors you see from the outside are consistently true when applied on the lips: bold and utterly opaque in one swipe. The wand is slender and long and the applicator is quite slanted which may or may not work according to your preference because it requires more control and precision as you apply it.
The swatches are one swipe straight from the tube. It dries quite quick so I recommend to apply and “perfect” your application in section because once it settles, it is a complete PITA to correct especially along the outline of your lips. The lighter shades (Pure Hollywood and Soft Lilac) don’t stain the lips but Vintage, Vamp and Bloodline do. Unless you eat greasy food, I am delighted to report that this liquid lipstick did not transfer to cup, mug, hand, husband’s lips, dog’s head and all other things my lips came in contact with, haha! But seriously, this is hardcore smudge and feather-proof. In fact, removing is a challenge itself because it does adhere and sink into every lip line. Makeup wipes ain’t cutting it so you need a makeup remover that’s oil based or something that will melt it like Osmosis (reviewed here). As with matte lipsticks, it is important to exfoliate and moisturize lips prior to application or risk exposing your flakes. Despite the extra effort vis-a-vis time involved in the application process, I am glad that this didn’t dry out my lips and for that, I am a convert!
Have you tried any of these?
16 thoughts on “ANASTASIA LIQUID LIPSTICK | Vamp, Vintage, Bloodline, Pure Hollywood, Soft Lilac”
I haven't tried these, but they are really pretty! These sound seriously smudge-proof!
Beautiful shades! I haven't tried them because just about all liquid mattes dry out my severely dry mattes. Those sound like great bridal lipsticks since they stay on no matter what!
I've bought a few of these and I really like the formula.
You look great in all of these but I love Vintage!
I've been meaning to try these, but was worried the shades were too bold for my bland tastes. Soft Lilac looks ideal – wearable and subtle enough. Thanks for the amazing swatches!
I have yet to try Anastasia's, but I do love a liquid lip. Vintage looks like my jam! Vamp is perfection on you.
I'm so happy that Anastasia changed their wand. It use to be a plastic applicator and it was a bit annoying to apply. These new colors are gorgeous too.
I do like Anastasia glosses, I'll have to try these.
ABH is such a weakness for me – everything she releases sucks me in! I have quite a few of these liquid lippies, and I love them!
I thought about buying one when they first came out but I'm not a matte lip person so I passed. They look nice on you though.
These shades are so perfect! I still haven't tried these yet but they're on my try list.
These are lovely! I love Soft Lilac and Vintage, and I'm glad to hear they aren't too drying.
I really love Soft Lilac on you!
Bloodline and Soft Lilac are stunning!
Pure Hollywood looks like my kind of color
I tried one 2 days ago but on me it was so drying! Without a balm it was just impossible! 😉