Anastasia Beverly Hills In Ashton | Review

You can never have too many lipsticks PERIOD J I am officially a liquid lipstick addict and recently I got this liquid lipstick from Anastasia Beverley Hills. I was so confused in trying their lipstick because I read so many places that their formula is super drying and not very comfortable but in Spring 2016 they reformulated and launched some new shades and ASHTON was one of their Spring 2016 collection. I read good reviews of their new formula so finally I got myself this gorgeous shade.

ASHTON is mid tone chestnut brown with a matte finish and this shade has been my favorite lately. This is the perfect brown/nude shade which will look flattering on all skin types. Their formula is moussey and glides on very easily and in one swipe you get a neat opaque finish with full coverage. The texture is just so velvety and this lipstick is transfer proof. It sets into flat matte finish within few seconds of application. It’s not at all drying whatsoever but however I always recommend to exfoliate your lips or apply a lip balm before applying any liquid lipstick. The lipstick stays good for more than 6 hours without fading even after eating and drinking. After 6 hours it starts fading a little so might need a retouch but otherwise this lipstick stays intact and I was totally surprised and impressed at its lasting power.

I have so many other liquid lipstick from other brands and this one from ABH is totally worth the money. The lipstick can be little pricier but worth every single penny. The packaging is just like any other liquid lipstick with a clear tube and an applicator. However I love the applicator of this particular lipstick as the wand is not too big and it’s a perfect size. I have other liquid lipstick where the wand is little too long and might get difficult it applying.

If you are crazy for liquid lipstick like me then you should definitely pick up this one and I am pretty sure none will regret this. I adore this lipstick and shade and I truly believe its universal nude shade which will look fabulous on every skin tone.

Have you used ABH liquid lipstick before? Which is your favorite liquid lipstick? I would love to know your thoughts. Thanks for reading 🙂

Rating: 5/5

Price: $20

Maybelline Color sensational Creamy Matte in TOUCH OF SPICE

MAybelline Touch of Sice

Maybelline Touch Of Spice

I have been hunting for a good neutral matte lipstick (not a liquid lipstick though) which I can wear everyday and which also feels comfortable. I love Maybelline Creamy Matte lipstick in the shade Craving Coral and I used that a lot this past summer so I thought I will purchase another shade from the same range and got this beautiful neutral shade Touch of Spice.

As the name suggest it creamy matte. Touch of Spice is a beautiful warm mauve pink neutral shade which will look good on every skin tone. The formula is creamy buttery and smooth to apply. It looks completely matte on your lips but feels really comfortable. There is no drying or flakiness whatsoever. It glides easily on lips and gives an opaque finish in one swipe. These are pigmented and you can build the intensity on how you prefer. If you don’t eat with it, the color will stay on without cracking or bleeding for a good 4 to 6 hours. With eating though, you may have to retouch after as it will fade and may bleed on the outside of your lipstick. While retouching it doesn’t look like you have applied layers of lipsticks. It still looks subtle and beautiful. These lipsticks give a feeling like there is no lipstick on your lips but yet there is color on your lips. It’s really comfortable on lips and for everyday neutral look or no makeup look this particular shade is just gorgeous.

The packaging is simple and very much travel friendly. The outer plastic comes in a dark grey matte look like plastic and the sticker on the bottom shows the shade name and shade number. The lid is super tight that you can just throw in your bag and you are good to go.

MAybelline Touch of Sice

I already have one shade from this range which is Craving Coral and you can read my thoughts here and this is my second lipstick of different shade from this range. Overall, I find the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes worth getting. If you’re on a hunt for a matte lipstick that won’t dry the lips, Maybelline Creamy Matte is a great choice!

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Lipstick | Review

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I am always on a hunt for a lipstick which lasts long without any reapplication so when I got Maybelline 24 hour stay lipstick I was excited to try because I have seen people raving and it claims to stay on lips for 24 hours.

This is a two-step process in applying lipstick. First you need to apply the lipstick and then after it dries you need to apply the balm to seal the moisturizer.

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First time when I saw these I thought they were glosses because there was no mention of its formula but when I tried the lipstick they dried out completely matte and I was totally surprised. However the major concern for me here was it takes forever to dry matte. I literally had to wait 2-3 minutes to dry it matte and then apply the balm which comes along with it for giving a nourishing and moisturized lips. It does what it claims but when the balm is applied the lipstick doesn’t look matte anymore. It gives kind of a sheen finish which I am not a big fan so when I applied the next time I just skipped the balm part and just the lipstick try as I love the matte which it gives. However it was not at all comfortable on my lips. My lips were kind of pulling, felt super dry and stretchy. So again next time I tried it with the balm prior to lipstick application and this time it was super matte and comfortable on my lips. The staying power is actually really good. It lasted me throughout the day for at least 8 hours with little fading here and there but that’s really fine with me considering a drugstore brand. As tried this lipstick different ways and the staying power was equally good. Loved that!

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Without the lip balm application

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With the lip balm application

I got these in the shade Keep up the flame and Constant toast. I loved the Keep up the flame shade which is nice deep red color and a shade which is universally flattering. I dint like the Constant toast as it was too light for my skin tone and completely washed me out but it’s a really gorgeous nude shade and I am pretty sure it will look flattering on other skin tones.

The packaging is plastic with a lipstick and lip balm on each end.  The applicator of the lipstick is really comfortable in applying and easy to use. For a drugstore brand this is a good buy as it’s really affordable and is really long lasting.

Have you used this before? Which is your favorite 24 hour long lasting lipstick?

Disclosure: I received this product from influenster in exchange for an honest review. Thoughts and opinions are my own 100% unbiased an honest. 

 

The Summer Lipstick Colors

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Summer is about to end and slowly climate is changing and we are moving towards fall now. Fall season is known for all the dramatic eyes, bold lips, edgy and grudged look while summer you spot with all bright and colorful stuffs. I have jotted down my favorite lipsticks which I have been wearing a lot this summer.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream In Sao Paulo is one of my favorite pink colors. I always have a hard time finding a right pink shade for my skin tone and I love this lipstick shade and its formula from NYX. It compliments my skin very well and looks good with any eye makeup or no makeup. It instantly changes the whole look.

Maybelline Creamy Matte In Craving Coral is a beautiful red-orange lipstick and I love this shade. Its universal flattering and I thoroughly enjoyed spotting this every week. It’s a perfect coral color which looks absolutely stunning.

Lakme 9 to 5 In Red Coat is a gorgeous red shade and I loved wearing it for night-outs. If you love red lipsticks and don’t want to splurge on high-end then this is definitely a must try. It’s also a perfect dupe for MAC Ruby Woo.

With all the red, coral and pink lipsticks I always like to wear a nude lipstick. Be it summer, fall, winter or spring, you can never go wrong with nude lips. One of my favorite nude lipsticks is from NYX Liquid Suede In Softspoken. It’s a perfect nude lipstick for my skin tone (MAC NC40) and it’s neither drying nor streaky. It stays good for more than 5 hours.

Summer Colors

So, these are some of the lipsticks I enjoyed wearing a lot lately and now looking forward to burgundy/berry/dark brown lips!!

Which lipstick have you been wearing lately?? Have you tried any of these lipsticks before? Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ‘SAO PAULO’ Review

NYX San Paulo

Hey loves,

How you all doing? As you all know I love matte lipsticks and on my recent visit to Ulta I stocked up couple of NYX Lipsticks because there was an offer in NYX.  I got NYX Liquid Suede In Softspoken which I totally love and NYX Soft matte lip cream which is raved by so many of them so I finally gave a try and got in the San Paulo and I have no regrets.

Description:

Now available in twelve more statement-making shades, our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favorite.

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My Review:

San Paulo is one of the gorgeous shades in the matte lip cream range. It has nice creamy and buttery formula which glides on your lips. It’s a nice bright coral pink on me. I have seen this shade on other people and I guess it’s one of those shades which look different on every skin tone. It’s such a feminine shade and works well when worn on neutral eyes or smoky eyes. It instantly brightens up the face. I like how the shade is bright coral pink but not neon.  When applied on lips, it gives a sheen finish but within few minutes it dries completely matte. Also, I exfoliate my lips before using any matte lipsticks to prevent from settling into the lines or making my lips dry. One swipe gives intense pigmentation and opaque coverage to the lips. It lasted for 4-5 hours (including meals) which is not bad either considering the price.  When the lipstick fades after few hours it doesn’t leave any patchiness on your lips and fade looks even so re-application is easy.

NYX soft matte lip cream

Talking about packaging, it comes in transparent plastic tube with a black screw cap with a regular sponge applicator. The transparent tube allows one to easily locate the shades. The packaging is so sleek and very easy to carry while travelling. This has beautiful warm vanilla fragrance to it which is so appealing to me.

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I really love this matte lip cream from NYX and I will try other shades too in future. I highly recommend this lip cream to everyone and it’s so affordable.

I got this at great price. Ulta was offering buy 1 get 1 50% in NYX so I got this at matte lip cream for $3. Now, this is a real steal I guess.  This is originally priced at $6 which is still a great price.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Creamy matte finish
  • Glides on easily
  • Sleek packaging
  • Travel friendly
  • Intense pigmentation
  • Opaque coverage in one swipe
  • Cruelty free

Cons:

  • I don’t find any real con with this but I do recommend using an exfoliator or chap stick before applying this lipstick or with any matte lipstick.

Price: $6

Rating: 5/5

Have you guys tried any of the NYX soft matte lip cream? What are your thoughts about it? Thank you for reading 🙂