Beauty, Luxury, Reviews

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Review + Swatches

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I’m so excited to be posting this review for you guys. Ever since I saw the Anastasia Beverly Hills released matte lipsticks I knew I had to try them! I use liquid lipsticks often but I still love using classic lipstick in a tube. So did the queens of makeup knock it out of the park with these or what? Read on!

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THE DEETS:

This matte lipstick claims to have a smooth, ultra matte finish with high pigmentation and a lasting finish. There are 30 different shades to choose from and many many nudes! I ordered these from Sephora in the shades ‘Buff’, ‘Spice’ and ‘Rosewood’ and they are priced at $23CAD each. They are also formulated with parabens and are cruelty-free.

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THE PROS:

-Creamy matte formula is easy to apply

-Comfortable wear, not overly drying

-Long lasting

-Beautiful shade range with tons of nudes in different undertones

-Cruelty free

-Relatively affordable

-Beautiful packaging

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THE CONS:

-The corners of my lips wear off after a few hours

-Does transfer easily

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The swatches above are in a bright room with minor editing to the contrast, and the swatches below are taken directly beside a window with no editing.

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OVERALL:

4.5/5

These matte lipsticks are great!! They are long wearing and quite pigmented, though I do think my MAC matte lipsticks are just a tad more pigmented. I only usually had to reapply once during a work day but after a few hours the corners do fade. Not a big deal and they are super comfortable to wear. They basically feel like nothing but at the end of an 8 hour shift I do feel my lips drying up, just not to the extent of something lip the MAC Retro Matte formula or a liquid lipstick.

These lipsticks are a great cruelty-free alternative to MAC matte lipsticks and the formulas and feel while wearing is super similar to MAC, so if you like MAC matte lipstick you will probably love these! I love the impressive shade range and the shades I bought were all consistently good. Highly recommend!

 

xo J

 

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