Anastasia Orchid, Stargazer, Ruby Matte Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick

Orchid

Anastasia Orchid Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark magenta with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied with even coverage, despite the firmer, denser consistency tugging considerably on the lips. The formula felt thin on the lips without being clingy, so it adhered for hours–it was still going strong after six hours of wear–but was surprisingly comfortable and ultra-lightweight. It did not dry out my lips at all!

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.12 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

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01/07

Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick

Stargazer

Anastasia Stargazer Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was smoother and creamier compared to other shades, so it only lightly tugged on my lips as I tried to glide the lipstick across them. However, the color did not apply nearly as smoothly as other shades–it seemed to separate around areas of texture on my lips and was a smidgen streaky on the edges. The lipstick stayed on well for five and a half hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.12 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

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01/07

Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick

Ruby

Anastasia Ruby Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, bluish undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly. The texture felt very lightweight when worn, though the lipstick had a much stiffer consistency as I applied it from the tube to the point where it tugged on my lips. On me, the color was still mostly intact after six hours of wear and left a strong stain behind, and the formula was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.12 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Make Up For Ever S116 Artist Face Color
  • Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Subculture Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Torch 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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Ruby is beautiful. I’ve been contemplating buying MAC Ruby Woo for a long time. Now I’m wondering if I should switch my thinking to ABH Ruby instead.

And now a moment of clarity in an otherwise lipstick-crazed mind: I already own MAC Russian Red and Colourpop London Fog, so, I probably don’t really need either ABH Ruby or MAC Ruby Woo. (Heavy sigh.)

They’re both nice – MAC would be a bit cheaper in total cost (and both would go so far it would be hard to finish one).

I will always love colours like Orchid and no matter how overdone these cool magentas can become, they look really good against my complexion. I just picked up a handful of Colour Pop Lippie stix on promo during National Lipstick day (I love this formula) and I think Scandy is quite similar.. perhaps brighter. Stargazer is lovely too, but I can dupe that baby all day long as well.

Well I’ll be dipped: Nancy finally loves herself a PINK. Yep. Stargazer. May not have rated an A, but it stole my heart. Not too cool, yet still very vivid and more of a “hot” pink.

Also of note: Could Ruby actually be a better Ruby Woo? Hmmm….🤔

Today I went to several stores (Ulta, Macy’s, Sephora) looking for these lipsticks and none of the stores had ever heard of them. Ant idea when stores will carry them?

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