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Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

01/11

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Vol. 1

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette ($48.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes 13 distinct hades along with 5 primary colors (which can be used on their own or used to mix with other shades in the palette). The palette also included a dual-ended tool, which had a flat, lip brush on one end and a metal spatula on the other end, and a small mixing palette. The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and “long-wearing.” In general, they were fairly pigmented without requiring too much product (though it never felt like I barely needed product either–pigmented but not 150% pigmented, if that makes sense!). They were thin without being clingy, lightly creamy but eventually wore down to a more matte, flat finish (one to two hours). The wear varied from shade to shade–anywhere from three to six hours–and a few were drying, some were slightly drying, and some were non-drying.

Ideally, the palette will suit someone who likes mixing and matching shades, typically uses a lip brush to apply their lip color, and doesn’t need to take their lip color on-the-go. Pro tip: invest in a retractable lip brush, and then put some of the color you’d like to touch-up with later on, retract the brush, and you’ll have at least one application later on. The pans did not seem removable, so the palette itself did not appear to be refillable (and there are no refills sold at this time).

Anastasia Lip Palette Vol. 1
Vol. 1
Vol. 1
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Sneak Peek: Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette Photos & Swatches

01/11

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette ($48.00 for 0.54 oz.) contains 18 lipsticks with a mix of “primaries and neutrals to bold brights.” The palette comes with a small mixing plate and dual-ended tool (lip brush and spatula). It’s available through Anastasia now, and it’ll be available at Sephora, Ulta, and Macy’s stores on March 15th. It’ll take a me a bit to work through testing the whole palette, but here are swatches for now:

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Brown & Plum Eyeshadows

01/05

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Custom

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was somewhat dusty. The eyeshadow had a tendency to sheer out to semi-opaque coverage without a primer underneath to help it adhere to the lid better. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Custom
Custom
Custom
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Editor’s Note: I’ve previously reviewed all of these shades when they appeared in palettes. During the brand’s Black Friday sale, I picked up the permanent, single pans of all of the palette shades to see if there were any differences/improvements.

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Sangria

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B-
B

Glisten

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A-

Topaz

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B+

Truffle

Permanent
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Anastasia Eyeshadows | 5 Eyeshadow Quad Ideas

One of the best deals for Black Friday is from Anastasia: 60% off eyeshadow singles. They retail for $12 each, so with the sale, they’ll be available for $4.80 each, which is a steal–the sale starts 11/25 and runs through 11/28 (see our roundup of deals here). I thought I’d put together a post featuring links to resources for those hoping to snag some shades during the sale, as well as offer up five additional “quad” suggestions!

Resources

Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | Sunset's Gaze
Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | Sunset’s Gaze

Sunset’s Gaze

Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | The Neutral Mattes
Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | The Neutral Mattes

The Neutral Mattes

Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | A Mauve Moment
Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | A Mauve Moment

A Mauve Moment

Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | Shimmering Smoke
Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | Shimmering Smoke

Shimmering Smoke

Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | Birds of Prey
Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad Idea | Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Updates | Anastasia x Mario Palette, Urban Decay Full Spectrum, Tarte Tarteist PRO palettes

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

Some updates…

Best Lipglosses | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipglosses | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipgloss formulas I’ve tried:

Anastasia Lipgloss

Anastasia Lipgloss

Anastasia Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “opaque” with “high-shine” that’s “non-drying.” It is one of the more pigmented lipglosses out there that has a smoother, more cushion-y consistency that typically spreads well across the lips. My experience from wearing the formula is that they are often lightly to moderately hydrating and wear three to five hours. Check out our list of the top 15 Anastasia Lipglosses, plus here are of my favorite shades are: Weekend Barbie, Purple Rain, Orchid, and Warm Bronze.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.” The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It has great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. It does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear. The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. Some of my favorite shades are: Infamy and Red Corset.

Availability

Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

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