Haven't done one of these in awhile! Anastasia's liquid lipsticks recently came to Canada, and obviously I took advantage. There are many shades I was eyeing that are currently sold out, so expect a part II to this the moment they're back in stock!
Also, you may have noticed I changed my blog layout again. Why? The short answer: Indecisive Tina can't decide on a template. The long answer: The last layout didn't allow me to add click-through links in the Outfits, Beauty and Travel galleries, so it was more difficult to view older posts. This one does, but I'm not completely sold yet. It may or may not change again in the next couple weeks... But for now let's get to the review!
Swatches left to right: Pure Hollywood, Carina, Craft, American Doll, Vamp, Heathers
This pale mauve nude is a complete dupe of Tarte's Namaste from their Tarteist Lip Paints, but with a hint of more rose. Make sure you're not sick while rocking this shade or you may be wondering why people are avoiding standing next to you.
Yay or nah? Nah. Love the shade, but 4 hours post application it started sinking into my lip lines. It resembles how pruny your fingers get after a long bath - Not a cute look.
Described as an 'intense watermelon', this shade would pair well with any skin tone and complexion.
Yay or nah? YAY. I usually avoid reddish pinks because I feel it's the indecisive middle child of Red and Pink, who can't decide which team she wants to play for. However, I am absolutely in love with this shade and 100% will be adopting it into the lipstick family!
A gorgeous sangria plum, Craft is perfect for those that shy away from dark lippies, but still want to fit in.
Yay or nah? Yay-ish. The feeling is bittersweet with this one! I am so in love with the shade, but it unfortunately bled onto my skin throughout the day. 4 hours into wear the colour started seeping outside my lip lines, and every hour after that I was constantly checking the state of my lips. Guess Craft is just a pretty face...
A classic blue red that will even make Snow White jealous.
Yay or nah? Nah. The shade itself is beautiful, but the staying power is questionable. Red is more prone to bleeding, and I haven't found a red liquid lipstick that has not bled onto my skin. Granted, I normally don't use lip primer or blot my lips. I'm sure both techniques will help increase the longevity, but ain't nobody got time for that in the morning.
Vamp is a deep burgundy shade bound to uncover your deepest, darkest secrets.
Yay or nah? Yay-ish-mish. Obsessed with the colour, not so obsessed with the wear. It lasted about 4 hours before slightly bleeding and disappearing on the insides of my lips. Pair that with Pizza Hut for lunch, and it's Vamp who?
I'm not overly impressed, nor am I overly disappointed. The quality is pretty standard among the other brands I've tried, with each one winning in certain categories and losing in others. Keep in mind my complexion can get pretty oily, so that plays a factor into the colours bleeding. Let's pit Anastasia up against rivals Kat Von D, Sephora and Tarte, and see who comes out on top!
Staying Power: Kat Von D
Variety of shades: Kat Von D
Who's my top pick? In terms of the quality you get for what you pay, Sephora. You can read a more in-depth review here!
Let me know in the comments some of your favourite matte liquid lipsticks!