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How long have the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks been out? Awhile. As someone a bit ambivalent about liquid lipsticks, I never jumped on the train full force but when Sephora had these on their Weekly Wows for 50% off ($12/each), I figured… why not? If you’re curious what I think of the two I picked up in Pure Hollywood and Dolce, then continue reading my Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick review.
To start, these retail for $24 and are currently offered in lovely 30 shades.
They range from cool and warm-toned nudes to sultry, deep berries and wines.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks were one of the first – I remember – to offer full pigment in a single swipe that lasts for hours.
I picked up the very (YouTube) popular Pure Hollywood (a light beige pink) and Dolce (a warm coral strawberry).
The first thing I noticed when my lipsticks arrived, were they had two totally different applicators.
One was a flat doe foot applicator (which I personally prefer), and the other was an angled doe foot applicator.
Anyways, after getting past the applicator, I tested the shades and found both oxidize a bit after they dry down. This is fairly common with liquid lipsticks but significant with a shade as light as Pure Hollywood.
When I first applied Pure Hollywood, I thought I looked like a corpse bride but after it dried down, it’s a cool light beige pink. It’s probably the most nude I could ever go, though.
Dolce reminds me EXACTLY of Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips in Rising Star (review here).
Do these go on with full pigment in one swipe? Yes.
Do they wear for hours? Sometimes. If I’m barely eating or drinking anything all day. …so, no.
Are they transfer resistant? Yes, but it comes with a drying look on the lips that I don’t think comes across very kissable.
The applicator issue kind of bothers me to be honest. If these were $5-10 liquid lipsticks, I wouldn’t think much of it.
But it seems ABH has had a lot of quality control issues as they’ve expanded and it’s kind of sloppy, in my opinion.
These are not the driest liquid lipsticks I’ve tried (Stila are), but I find they cake up and flake off kind of easily.
Lastly, after I snapped some pictures of them for this review, I realized how UNflattering they look on my lips and would recommend passing on these.
The shade range is impressive, but I personally don’t feel they’re worth the hype.
I prefer ColourPop Ultra Satin Lips, Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips, or Dose of Colors liquid lipsticks.
What do you think of Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks? Considering they have a 3.9/5 rating on Sephora.com, I guess I’m not the only one not totally loving these. Let me know in the comments or share with a friend if you found it helpful.