Anastasia Beverly Hills seems to be one of the most coveted high-end brands. Literally ANYTHING they launch sells out very quickly. I think their liquid lipsticks are one of their, if not their most, popular products. Their fall collection last year was sold out for many months.
I decided to jump on the bandwagon and purchase one of their liquid lipsticks from their spring collection. I picked up Stripped; I was seeking a nice, light brown nude. The color looked gorgeous in swatches and I was confident that I would love it.
I hate to say it, but this product was such a disappointment! This formula is extremely drying. This settled into every fine line I could possibly have on my lips. I feel like this created even more fine lines. I wore this twice and I hated it both times. I tried taking a picture of it on my lips, but it looked terrible.
The application was better when I wore it over NYX’s Rose Brown lip liner. It felt slightly less drying, but it wasn’t enough. The formula feels and looks dry on the applicator.
I’m not sure why these sell out. I’ve worn what people consider to be some of the most uncomfortable liquid lipsticks (yes Colourpop I’m looking @ u) and it was wayyyyy more hydrating than this.
I think I’m accustomed to more liquidy liquid lipstick formulas, and ABH is far from that. I only know one popular beauty influencer that didn’t like it either – Jamie Paige Beauty. (She’s great and gives good reviews.)
This product was a fluke for me, but I really respect the brand. For those that don’t know, Anastasia Soare owns this brand and her daughter Norvina is very involved in the manufacturing process, quality control and thinking up of new products and subsequent shades.
I admire this brand for trying to genuinely cater to different skin tones. This product just didn’t cut it for me, but I’m still interested in trying out other products!
I returned this to Sephora and purchased something else that I loveeeeeee wayyyyyyyy more! I also returned another cult favorite – come back on tomorrow to find out what else I returned 😉
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