Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep black with a matte finish and neutral undertones. Anastasia Primary #2 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Fenty Beauty F'n Black (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Milani I Am Invincible (P, $6.99) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Witches (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Uninvited (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Ultra Night (111) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C604 (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #056 (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (DC, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Skully (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC In the Spirit (LE, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (DC, $21.00) is lighter, less pigmented (95% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia’s Liquid Lipstick is supposed to be “ultra-saturated” and “deliver an intense shot of matte pigment in one easy swipe” that will “stay put for hours.” It’s one of my least favorite Liquid Lipstick formulas, as it has a really long drying time and is a drying formula overall. Midnight had good color coverage with a slightly thin consistency that seemed thicker than other Anastasia shades but thinner than Paint. It takes about ten minutes to dry down and fully set, and it remains fairly transfer-resistant for the six hours it wears, but it does fade unevenly from the center of the lip for me. I also get slight “cracking” once I smile as the formula clings noticeably. It was somewhat drying after three hours of wear.

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Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Midnight Liquid Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
On eyes:
  • Sephora Welcome to My Loft Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Wow, 10 mins to dry down? Too bad about the formula, as it’s a nice black color. Hey, Christine, I think you mentioned Guerlain Parure Gold was your favorite foundation, but it got discontinued a couple of years ago? Don’t know if you know, but it has been re-launched for Sept 2015. They’ve changed the colors and formula though, so hope it still works for you. Sarah @ Color Me Loud has a review, and there are some press releases online.

I’m aware 🙂 Not out for me to buy yet, and I actually try to avoid reviews of anything I expect to review so I’m not influenced but thank you for the heads up! (Edited: apologies if this sounded snarky at all, didn’t mean it that way but when I reread it, I could see it being taken that way and wanted to clarify otherwise!!)

When can we buy it? I tried the other Guerlain foundations and while I LOVED the finish it wasn’t as full coverage or color matched to my skin (need very light but yellow toned). But I want to love it.

Online info says Sept 2015, it’s part of their Fall collection. You can probably call the nearest Guerlain counter, and the can tell you when it arrives online or in store

I’m not a fan of this formula, but can I just say the matte black lips with the very glowy bronzy cheeks you’re rocking is a very unusual and stunning combination? Definitely gives me some ideas!

Not for me! Ten minutes to dry is cray-cray. Also, at this stage of my life, the only use I have for a straight up black lipstick is to use it to darken and customize another lipstick, and for that purpose, I doubt a liquid matte could do it. A good regular formula black lippy could, though! ?

I’m not the biggest fan of the dry down either. I like that I have time to fix any mistakes but I agree that it takes way too long to set. If you go to drink anything after applying it, you’ll lose half your lip lol. It’s silly

That is a big plus – no worries about mistakes, lol! You got time to finish.

BUT YES! you have to be sooo careful while it is drying down or else you have to start all over!

Wow when I hear “dry” I shiver! I really like the look of black lipstick with red or gold gloss but I’m gonna pass on this whole series from Anastasia. Thanks for reviewing the dark shades! And you snarky? Never in a million years as you are the epitome of professionalism!

that black looks beautiful. too bad with wears poorly:( not that i can get away with black lipstick anymore, but it would be nice if there were a great one on the market.

It’s a nice black, but the drying time, the fact that it cracks and then fades unevenly makes it a big, huge no for me. Pity really because I do like it in the photos, I like it a lot.

For those of us seeking black lippie options, would you ever consider reviewing Portland Black Lipstick Company’s black lipstick? I’ve seen a few swatches but I’d love to see it reviewed with your specifications and quality photography at work. 😀

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