Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Set

I have been wanting to try Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks since the day they launched. I patiently waited for them to arrive in the UK, and I was kept waiting as it seemed to be exclusive to the US website and not available on Cult Beauty. I HATE paying taxes and custom fees so I remained stubborn and refused to splurge. Fast forward quite a few years and I finally have some Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks! They do now have a UK website, but more than that, they now have the range on Cult Beauty. I picked up a mini set of the liquid lipsticks and today I can finally share my thoughts on them.

I picked up a set as it worked out so much more economical than buying one full size shade. The trio I picked up are simply called the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Set, it consists of 3 flattering shades, and retails for £26. Each liquid lipstick contains 2.3g of product so you are getting 6.9g for £26. One full size liquid lipstick (3.2g) is £20. I thought the set would be a great way of testing out the formula across a few liquid lipsticks just to see if they are all consistent and perform well. Plus I rarely use up a full liquid lipstick so it makes more sense to pick up minis over full size liquid lipsticks for me anyway.

The set contains three shades, Dazed, Bittersweet and Hudson. I believe Dazed was a pre-existing shade whereas the other two are newly introduced shades. Let’s quickly show you what the shades look like and how I would describe them.

Dazed – this is described as a ‘rich, slightly rusted red’ shade, and I would say it’s a fairly good description but would add that it has a brown undertone and dries darker than what you see in the tube. It’s a beautiful shade, and is so pigmented you really don’t need to bother with a lip liner at all.  It’s so easy to apply and lasts well.

Bittersweet – This is described as ‘deep cocoa meets mauve’. It’s a rich brown shade with a reddish mauve undertone and is the darkest of the trio. If you want a flattering brown, this is a great shade to pick up. Bear in mind that this shade is exclusive to the set so you can’t pick it up as a single. Again this applied like a dream and lasts really well.


Hudson – This is described as a ‘stunning dusky rose crossed with peach’. I would agree with the dusky rose, but I couldn’t pick up the peach on myself. Dusky rose describes it perfectly, and like the other two shades, there is a tinge of brown to it. Again pigmentation is insane, and no lip liner is required. This works as the perfect nude for my skin tone.

You can pick the set up [here] for £26.00
You can pick up individual shades [here] for £20.00

I am genuinely blown away by this formula, I am so surprised at just how easy it is to apply and how consistent each shade was. The formula is smooth, and thin enough to apply easily but not too thin that it feels watery. I think the formula had a reformulation and I am glad I held out to try this version. Each shade I tried was opaque with one swipe and the drying time wasn’t bad either. The edges take a little longer to dry but that isn’t really an issue. The lipstick doesn’t dry out my lips and lasts quite a long time on me. I wore it to work and after about 6 hours it started fading. You can be sure that I will be picking up more shades, or be waiting patiently for Cult Beauty to drop the next trio on their site.

Nowadays I have realised I am getting a little picky with what I blog, I only really like to talk about products that blow me away or something that I think may help out a few people and I think this is a bit of both. I am so glad I picked this up rather than a single £20 full size liquid lipstick, as it is has meant I got to try a few shades and get to see if they are all consistent. I will definitely be picking up more shades, even though £20 is quite pricey for one shade on my opinion. Keep an eye on the Anastasia UK website, I think they sometimes have deals on which makes it a little more affordable. I really hope you liked my Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick set review, do let me know if you’d like to see more swatches from the range or even a YouTube swatch video.

Speak soon, Tanzina x

More Sleek Matte Me Lipsticks

Hey loves, welcome back to this corner of the internet. I wanted to talk to you guys about Sleek Matte Me lipsticks, as I have added more to my collection. Some of you guys may already know I adore this product, as I talked about them quite a few times over here. You can read about my favourite two shades [here] or even see a swatch video of my collection [here]. Today I have three more colours to share with you, so read on to find out what I think of the latest shades.

Sleek Matte Me Lipsticks

I’m not going to talk too much about how much I love these products and all the pros and cons, you can read all about that in the blog posts I mentioned above. Instead I want to show you the shades and talk a little about how they looked on me. These launched early this year, and I’ll be honest I was a little nervous about testing these out as some of the shades are just SO out of my comfort zone. But of course, I had to tempt fate and try them out. I wanted to see if I could make them work, make them suit me, to see if they could remain in my collection.

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Lavender Crush
Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Lavender Crush
Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Lavender Crush

Sleek Matte Me in Crushed Lavender

This is a tube of pastel toned lilacy goodness. Okay I’ll admit, even I thought it was a little too bold for me. I actually first swatched this shade at work with pretty much only mascara on. It was fair to say I scared a few people. However with a bit of glam on, I think I might be able to rock it. What do you think? I would say to wear lip liner with this so your lips are even before application. I think there are lots of people that can rock this comfortably, I’m just sad I’m not once of those because I am a wimp and am scared to brave bold shades like this in public. I hope to one day be brave enough to just rock it. However I will definitely keep this in my collection, just for some fun and edgy looks I plan to try out. You can pick this shade up [here] for £4.99

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Apricot Blooms
Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Apricot Blooms

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Apricot Blooms

Sleek Matte Me in Apricot Blooms

Next we have another pastel, this is a pastel peach shade. This I would say, is a tad too light for my complexion which is a shame as it is such a pretty colour. I tried playing with different lip liners underneath but I just think it is a bit too bright and too light for me. To make it a little wearable for myself, I applied MAC Spice lipliner (review here) underneath and then patted on the liquid lipstick on top. It is a very richly pigmented shade however and could be a winner for the right skin tone. You can pick this shade up [here] for £4.99

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick French Fancy

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick French Fancy

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick French Fancy

Sleek Matte Me in French Fancy

This is my favourite of the three. I love pinks, so of course this ticked that box. It is a bit pastel in shade, but not as much as the others. It is also quite bright and pretty and a lot more wearable than the other two shades. It makes me feel all girly which is never a bad thing. It is very richly pigmented as well. I apply it with a nude pink lip liner underneath just so the edges are perfect and opaque. I actually wore this shade out recently so managed to take a picture of a full face of makeup so I thought I would add in those images for. Bear in mind picture has had a filter added and edited. If you want to know what other products I am wearing for this look it is all on my IG page (@makeupatoz). You can pick this shade up [here] for £4.99

Although one of the shades was a little too out of my comfort zone, I am glad they created that shade as it will definitely work on other skin tones. I am actually quite proud of the fact that I soft off pulled off Lavender Crush, I’ll try to create more looks with it. I hope you liked my review of these Sleek Matte Me liquid lipsticks. Let me know which of these shades you wouldn’t mind trying out. Oh, if you’d like any details of the products I used to create the above makeup looks, be sure to head over to Instagram, all the information is on there. Speak soon, Tanzina x

 

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipsticks

Good morning guys, hope your day is going well. Today I am going to jump right into it and talk to you about the Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof lipsticks. A package arrived on my doorstep containing three of these Lord & Berry beauties and it made me squeal in delight. I have actually heard quite a few good things about Lord & Berry, but just hadn’t picked anything up from the brand myself. I was excited to finally try something from them, and also try their liquid lipsticks as I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks. Matte and long lasting? Yes please! I wasn’t sure what to expect however as I hadn’t really heard much about these before.

I was excited to see that the colours I received were all colours I could see myself wearing and suiting. I received three lipsticks in the following shades: First Lady, Pop Pink and Brave Red. I’ll quickly talk you through the packaging before I go onto the product themselves. The lipsticks are housed in a lip gloss like tube with a really nice wand. The wand is slightly longer than your average doe foot applicator and is also slanted for easy application. There is 7ml worth of product in each tube. In terms of formula, the consistency is a little bit like thin paint, it seems like it will be drying but it is actually really comfortable due to the essential oils the product contains. It dries really matte, really fast which is amazing. It is annoying when you have to wait a long time for the product to dry down so I was so glad to see that wasn’t the case here. The coverage is what blew me away, such perfect and full coverage. One swipe and your lips are covered. Oh that and the staying power! I actually have just kissed my hand several times like a weirdo to see if the product is actually kiss proof and I can report that it is. On my first application I applied lots of lip balm under the lipstick, and had a little transfer so I would suggest you avoid doing that! Now lets talk colours.

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick First Lady

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick First Lady

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick First Lady

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick in First Lady

This colour is a gorgeous browny nude. It’s so perfect for my skin tone and I think it looks quite similar to a 90’s brown lip. It has subtle golden shimmers running through it but I didn’t really see them appear on my lips. That being said, this is still my favourite shade and one I find so easy to wear.

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick Pop Pink

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick Pop Pink

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick Pop Pink

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick in Pop Pink

This is pretty fuchsia hot pink, it is bright and vivid and couldn’t have come to be at a better time. It reminds me of a good summer, so I am looking forward to wearing it this season. It reminds me of some of old MAC lipstick shades like Girl About Town that I’ve neglected in favour of liquid lipsticks.

Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof Lipstick in Brave Red

This is a classic red shade, and a staple in all makeup collections. I feel like it has some blue tones to it and will remind you of classic hollywood sirens. As it is so easy to wear, and provides such good colour payoff in just one swipe, I’ll definitely be turning to it when I want a quick and easy red lip.

Overall, I am pretty impressed by these products. Enough so that I want to try more things from the brand, I’m hoping they too will impress me just as much. The liquid lipsticks retail for £15.00 and you pick it up here.

Hope you liked my Lord & Berry Timeless Kiss Proof lipstick review. I’ve been wanting to share this with you guys for what feels like forever, but have had so much going on I haven’t been able to. So glad I finally am, because I am hoping you are like me and love to discover new brands and products. Let me know if you have any liquid lipsticks on your radar that I should be picking up! Speak soon, Tanzina x

Huda Beauty Brown Edition Liquid Matte Minis Review & Swatches

Hi loves, I’ve been working on a Huda Beauty Brown Edition Liquid Matte Minis swatches video, and I finally have it up to share. I thought it is only right that I write an accompanying review as you don’t really get that from a swatch video. I’ll keep it short and sweet and cover what you can expect from the Huda Brown Edition. I’ve never really tried Huda Beauty liquid lipsticks out before, so when I saw these mini kits I knew I had to pick one up so that I could form an opinion on them.

Huda Beauty Brown Edition Liquid Matte Minis

There are 4 kits available, but the Brown Edition definitely looked the best in my opinion. It seemed to contain the most wearable colours, warm tones which really flatter tanned skin tones. Having never used Huda Beauty liquid lipsticks before I was really interested in finding out what the formula was like and whether they were comfortable to wear. I found that the colours were very rich, one swipe was enough to fully coat my lip and they were really easy to work with. They dried slightly slower on me than other liquid lipsticks (Beauty Bakerie, Lime Crime) but nothing significant enough to put me off wearing them. They felt really comfortable on the lips, not drying at all, I would say actually probably one of most comfortable liquid lipstick formulas I’ve used. Unfortunately there is a slight complaint, they don’t last as well as other liquid lipsticks. If you are just out and about and not snacking/eating, you have no issues what so ever but after a meal you will definitely have to re-apply. For me this is fine, I would probably touch up on long lasting liquid lipstick after eating anyways, so a re-application isn’t too much of a bug bear. I find that the drier your lips feel, the longer MOST products last. So it makes sense that the most comfortable liquid lipstick doesn’t last as long.

Let’s talk colours. Each kit contains 4 shades, and the Huda Beauty Brown Liquid Matte Minis set is no different. The kit contains Flirt, Trendsetter, Spice Girl and Vixen. I genuinely actually like every single shade in this kit which in itself is really surprising for me. Usually when I buy sets, such as the Kylie mini kits, there are shades that don’t suit me or are too light but Huda really has catered well for the tanned skin tones. I’ll quickly talk through each shade for you.

Huda Beauty Flirt Liquid Lipstick
Huda Beauty Flirt Liquid Lipstick

Huda Beauty Flirt Liquid Lipstick

Huda Beauty Flirt liquid lipstick feels like a perfect nude to me. It’s a cool toned nude on my skintone, and has definite brown tones running through it. I think it will suit quite a lot of skin tones and it is so easy to wear. One swipe is enough for full coverage and it doesn’t go patchy. Initially after applying, it is a little tacky so you have to wait a bit for it to dry but once it has dried, you are good to go. Full size is £18.00 and you can pick it up [here].

Huda Beauty Trendsetter Liquid Lipstick
Huda Beauty Trendsetter Liquid Lipstick

Huda Beauty Trendsetter Liquid Lipstick

Huda Beauty Trendsetter Liquid Lipstick might be my favourite, I’m still making my mind up between this and Spice Girl. This, screams my name. It reminds me very much of my all time favourite matte nude(ish) lipstick – Taupe [I’ve spoken about that here]. It has strong peach undertones and I feel like it really flatters me. I’m wearing this as I type, and I’ve had a couple of compliments on it at work today. The formula glides on, doesn’t take too long to dry, and is properly pigmented. I can see myself picking up this up in full size once my mini runs out.

Huda Beauty Spice Girl Liquid Lipstick
Huda Beauty Spice Girl Liquid Lipstick
Huda Beauty Spice Girl Liquid Lipstick

Huda Beauty Spice Girl Liquid Lipstick is a mauve shade on me, and again I can’t get enough. It reminds me a lot of Limecrime Saint [spoke about that here], a shade which I have pretty much used up. I love browny mauve shades so this was bound to be a winner. Pigmentation is great and like all the other shades, this one is so so comfortable. One thing I really do like about the Huda Beauty liquid lipstick is that if you layer it, it doesn’t get cakey and dry and horrible. So even if you are touching up, you don’t need to completely remove it before you apply again.

Huda Beauty Vixen Liquid Lipstick
Huda Beauty Vixen Liquid Lipstick

Huda Beauty Vixen Liquid Lipstick

Out of all the shades I think Huda Beauty Vixen is going to be the one I wear the least. Not because I don’t like it, but because the other shades are more every day shades and this is more of a bold colour. I am more of a bright red kinda gal, and this is more of a deep brown red. That being said, it won’t go unused, I think for the days I am being a bit more bold, this can be the shade I turn to. I think date night when I look at it, so it will be my go to for a more glamorous lip.

Overall, despite the fact that the lasting power isn’t as great as other liquid lipsticks, I am loving this kit. Every single shade is so pretty and I know it is a kit I will get a lot of wear out of. I don’t think I will be picking up any of the other Huda Beauty mini kits, simply because I can see that I won’t like one or two of the shades, I am just so glad that I picked well and loved every shade in this set AND all the consistencies were good. The set retails for £33.00 which works out to be £8.25 per mini (1.9ml). It isn’t cheap, but I don’t regret picking it up at all. You can pick it up [here].

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Speak soon, Tanzina x

My First Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick

Pretty much everyone who knows a thing about beauty, knows about the UK grown brand Charlotte Tilbury. There has been so much positive feedback about the brand, especially the lipstick range, and I just can’t find a valid excuse to give you to explain why I have never tried anything from the brand. My best friend bought me a HUGE advent calender thing ages ago, full of Charlotte Tilbury products, and it has taken me forever to start using products from it. Okay – I am a hoarder, I’ll admit it, I was saving it for a ‘special day’. Anyways, life story over, the purpose of today’s post is to talk to you about my first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick and that is what we are going to do now.

My First Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick

So in this magical advent calender thingy I was given, was the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red lipstick. Red Carpet Red? It may as well have been called Tanzina (my name by the way) as I am ALL about a good red lip. Let’s quickly talk packaging, because the packaging has become quite iconic. Rose gold, ribbed, with a good weight to – everything a luxury lipstick should be. I can see why these are used as props for beautiful blogger photos. The bullet is usually instantly recognisable, with a straight edge across the nib. Nib, is that even the proper way of describing it? I was so intrigued to see if the unusual shape was actually a help or a hindrance when it came to application.

When I think Red Carpet Red, I think MAC Ruby Woo – vivid and bright and very Marilyn Monroe-esque. However this wasn’t that, instead it is a like a slightly dark red, still classic and still classy. I would say that undertones are more on the cool side, and very flattering on a range of skin tones. The finish is matte, but a really comfortable creamy matte, meaning that it doesn’t highlight dry lips and is a really easy application. The pigmentation is good, it’s not a fully opaque, but opaque enough if that makes sense. It just shows slight hints of your natural lip. It leaves a slight stain, meaning that as it wears off, it isn’t really unflattering. It lasted about 5 hours on me, which is adequate for my needs. This isn’t a liquid lipstick so I wasn’t expecting crazy lasting powers.

Back to the nib, and it’s flat edge. It isn’t a gimmick, it is actually really really useful. It lines my lips really well, I am a definite advocate for lining lips first and this sort of takes the need away as makes application so precise. I know that all good things must come to an end, and as I use this, I am bound to wear down the flat edge but it is really nice to have the first few applications made easier.

Overall, I am really impressed by my first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, I will definitely be picking up more shades. I think I will be opting for shades from the Matte Revolution collection, as I’m all about the matte lipstick finish. I’ve got my eye on Love Liberty and Bond Girl, so hopefully they’ll be joining my collection this year. These lipsticks aren’t cheap, they retail for £24.00 so definitely not an every day purchase! But I think it is worth it for that small slice of luxury.

You can pick up your Charlotte Tilbury lipstick here.