I didn’t really buy into the matte liquid lipstick hype when it first started. I am not the biggest fan of matte formulas and much much prefer satin or amplified lipsticks so while everyone was going gaga trying to get their hands on the newest shade release, or stalking the newest brand to come out with their version of the matte liquid lipstick, I opted to save my money for some other beauty indulgence.
Around June of this year, one of my closest long time friends came home from her US vacation and gave me the Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Stripped as pasalubong (along with two other liquid lipsticks – one from Kylie Cosmetics and one from Gerard Cosmetics – aren’t I lucky? Thanks so much M!). I was excited to try and see if it really is worth the hype!
Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Liquid Lipstick in the shade Stripped is a beautiful neutral beige nude that is great to wear with a bold eye look or bronzed skin. I normally shy away from beige nude lipsticks because most of the time it makes me look sick and unhealthy, but this particular shade is nice on my NC30/NC35 skin tone. When wet, the color is exactly like the color on the tube, but it gets lighter as it dries.
Unlike many other matte lipsticks (liquid and stick form), this is surprisingly comfortable to wear. It doesn’t make your lips feel scaly and dry. I did a hand swatch test for this and it stayed on for over 8 hours. On the lips, it lasted over 4 hours when I first tried it and would have lasted longer had I not eaten a Jolly Hotdog LOL
I really like the formula of Stripped, and it makes me want to try more of the ABH Liquid Lipstick line (uh oh, down the rabbit hole I go). It doesn’t have a scent and it lasts a really long time on the lips. I find myself reaching for this all the time now! If all liquid lipsticks perform like this, I truly understand and believe the hype! Not sure where to get this locally though, but it is available on Sephora.com.
Liquid Lipstick in the shade Stripped
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Available online on Sephora.com