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Anastasia Fall 2017 Launches

Anastasia Fall 2017 Launches
Anastasia Fall 2017 Launches

The Details | Launch Dates

Anastasia’s launching a new eyeshadow palette, lipsticks, and liquid highlighters.

7/25 on Anastasia, 8/1 online at retailers, 8/15 in stores

Subculture Eyeshadow Palette, $TBA (Limited Edition)

  • Cube
  • Dawn
  • Destiny
  • Adorn
  • All Star
  • Mercury
  • Axis
  • Roxy
  • Electric
  • Fudge
  • New Wave
  • Untamed
  • Edge
  • Rowdy

Lipstick, $18.00 (Permanent)

Full shade range not yet known; revealed shades below.

  • Brandy
  • Buff
  • Cobalt
  • Dread
  • Dusty Mauve
  • Griffin
  • Insomniac
  • Midnight
  • Orchid
  • Peachy
  • Plumeria
  • Rage
  • Resin
  • Rogue
  • Rosewood
  • Ruby
  • Smoke
  • Stargazer
  • Stevie

Liquid Glow, $25.00 (TBA)

  • Peach Fizz
  • Oyster
  • Bronzed
  • Perla

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NYX Bloody Mary, Perfect Red, Eden Matte Lipsticks

01/06

NYX Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick

NYX Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick

NYX Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick

NYX Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick

NYX Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick

NYX Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick

Bloody Mary

NYX Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-red with very strong, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a half a layer more on top. The lipstick had more of a velvety feel and was slightly firmer in the tube compared to others in the range, and it seemed to cling more noticeably on. This shade wore well for over six hours, left a stain behind, but was moderately drying to me.

The Matte Lipstick is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “velvety, non-glossy” finish. In general, the formula has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with a velvety texture that glides on without tugging but doesn’t have a lot of slip, so the lipstick won’t slide around while worn. The formula varied from non-drying to moderately drying with wear times that ranged from four to over six hours (deeper, reddish shades lasted quite long). It has a mint scent and no discernible taste. I noticed that the packaging had a tendency to twist up the lipstick too easily (even barely holding it) and sometimes would twist down as I would apply it directly from the tube.

NYX Matte Lipstick Bloody Mary
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Eden

Permanent
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Bite Beauty Infuse & Marsala Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks

01/06

Bite Beauty Infuse Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Infuse Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Infuse Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Infuse Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Infuse Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Infuse Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Infuse

Bite Beauty Infuse Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish with moderate shine. It was richly pigmented and covered the lips with even color in a single layer. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and creamy enough to spread easily but did not slide around. It was just a touch tacky but never felt thick or goopy on the lips. The formula was lightly hydrating over the six hours this shade lasted for.

The Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick is supposed to be “moisture-rich, high-pigment” in a “liquified” consistency that has a “creamy, comfortable application.” It’s a lightweight, fluid consistency that was neither runny nor thick on the lips. It does not dry down and feels mostly like a liquid-form of a lipstick (and not so much like a gloss). The majority of the range was incredibly pigmented and spread evenly across the lips. Some shades had a bit of color that sat in my lip lines, which was noticeable from a normal viewing distance with a few but not all. It had a lightly tacky feel on the lips, which helped to adhere as none of the shades I have tested have feathered on me. The formula was lightly hydrating, wore for four to seven hours, and had a light, herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste.

If you’ve been following Bite for awhile, you might remember the Cashmere Lip Creams from a few years ago, which were also a liquid formula. Unfortunately, I had a couple leak on me and ended up tossing all of them out of fear, so I couldn’t do a true comparison, but from my memory, it was slightly thicker and less tacky while both had a more natural shine after initial application.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Infuse
Infuse
Infuse
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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B+

Marsala

Permanent
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Wet ‘n’ Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

01/08

Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Blossom Glow

Wet ‘n’ Wild Blossom Glow MegaGlo Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a very pale, whitish pink with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It almost read beige on my skin tone at times, and I thought it might have had a duochrome shift but not so much.

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a “silky smooth” texture that is “easy-to-blend.” It had a smoother consistency that wasn’t quite silky but never felt rough or too loose in the pan. I felt like it looked smoother on the skin than it felt in the pan, and I had no trouble blending or diffusing the highlighter on my cheek bones. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation but was forgiving enough, as the texture was moderately dense, to simply use less to achieve a sheerer effect if desired. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight hours.

Wet 'n' Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder Blossom Glow
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

01/07

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder

Dawn

Sephora Dawn Golden Hour Highlighting Powder ($16.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. I felt like it did not appear as chunky or as sparkly applied and blended out on the skin as it did just swatched (the skin of my arm is much drier than my face, though).

The formula is supposed to have a “soft, luminous glow with a sheer wash of color” that can be “worn alone or layered.” It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) due to the consistency being a lot firmer but very smooth, though I would not describe it as a sheer wash. The powder had such a smooth, silky feel that almost made it feel like a very dense cream. I had no trouble applying and blending out the highlighter on my cheeks, and while it was a stronger highlighter, it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Sephora Golden Hour Highlighting Powder Dawn
Dawn
Dawn
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

01/08

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

Angel Pride

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette ($59.00) includes four limited edition blushes (Angel Pride I through IV) along with permanent shades Hot Sand (blush) and Laguna (bronzer). The palette itself contained quite a bit of product, so there’s no worry about it not being value-packed. My concern was that the texture of the palette throughout felt stiffer, thinner, and drier compared to most of NARS’ standalone powder blushes/bronzers. All but one shade (Angel Pride III) applied fairly well to my cheeks and were not difficult to blend out, but I was expecting a more refined texture from NARS.

NARS Cheek Palette Angel Pride

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D-

Angel Pride I

Limited Edition
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B-

Angel Pride II

Limited Edition
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B+

Angel Pride III

Limited Edition
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B

Angel Pride IV

Limited Edition
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A-

Hot Sand

Permanent
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B

Laguna

Permanent
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