Sooooo let’s just get straight into today’s review. I have heard so much about Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) and her makeup products. I swear her products receive the most hype on Instagram! When the Glow Kit or her highlighters were launched, it was like nothing else mattered in the world of makeup! I guess it is a great marketing strategy that gets us spending our money to buy the ‘amazing’ product.
I have always wanted to try ABH liquid lipsticks, but I was sceptical, was it just hype with no substance? Also, they don’t sell the liquid lipsticks in the UK so getting it would require me shipping some lipsticks over to this side of the pond without testing them.
I bit the bullet y’all and bought three liquid lipsticks: Soft Lilac, Rio and Vintage. Just to add that it took me ages to decide which colours to buy…I’m talking 30 mins to an hour because I didn’t want to buy a colour that didn’t suit me. There are 21 shades…decisions, decisions, decisions! When they finally arrived, I just had to try them to see if they were worth the money. They are $20 each.
*Note: Please be careful about buying ABH liquid lipsticks on eBay and Aliexpress. There are so many fake liquid lipsticks around which can contain untested or unregulated ingredients.
I love this liquid lipstick! This is the best matte liquid lipstick I have tried…hands down!! And believe me, I have tried alot of different liquid lipsticks. I mean…it dried matte but didn’t make my lips feel super dry, it was extremely comfortable to wear. To the point where I had to check to see if it was still on, and it still was. It was not crumbly and it is extremely pigmented. I have read that this new formula is better than the old one, but hey! It works for me. The colour is practically opaque with one application, even with the light colours. The formula of these lipsticks are just amazing! It lasted for the whole day, without me needing to touch up once! I was eating, talking, drinking and everything, and it just stayed put.
I definitely need to buy more colours. If you are a dark skinned beauty like myself, then these colours are great options.
I must add though that these liquid lipsticks are $20 each so they are not cheap, compared to the likes of Colourpop, and with the added cost of shipping, it was not a cheap purchase! Also, you cannot buy ABH Liquid Lipsticks in the UK, you can buy ABH brow products and highlighters but not the liquid lipsticks, which is abit weird. There is a flat worldwide shipping fee of $17.95 (based on the ABH website)…sigh! It is really not cheap. I guess it works out if you want to buy several products.