Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, navy blue with lighter, brighter navy blue pearl paired with a matte finish (more like a “matte frost”). MAC Designer Blue (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Jellies (LE, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Sinful (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Reverb (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Smashbox Iced Out (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (80% 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. Paint takes ten minutes to set, and if I eat/drink anything, it really disintegrates quickly (a lot of Liquid Lipsticks hold up pretty well after a meal or drinking water), but this doesn’t seem to be as transfer-resistant as other shades I’ve tried in the formula. It had good color payoff, but it wasn’t fully opaque without a second layer, which is doable with the longer dry-down time. The texture is light-medium with more of a mousse-like feel compared to a lot of liquid lipsticks (including shades I tried from the initial launch of the formula), which have a thinner, more watery or “runny” feel during application. I wish it applied more evenly as well, so I would recommend applying with a lip brush or applying a second coat (kind of like a polish). It lasted for six hours in total but was somewhat drying after three hours of wear.

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Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Paint Liquid Lipstick
Anastasia Paint 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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Too bad about the fussy formula, it’s a beautiful blue. Hmmm, I feel like this bold blue lipstick needs a blue eyeliner or some blue hair streaks to balance it out

What a shame it doesn’t hold up to drinking some water or eating anything, because this has beautiful coverage and looks rich. If I ever get my hands on a blue lippy, it will likely be OCC Technopagan or MAC Matte Royal instead, even though neither is a longwearing formula, at least I know that going in!

The colour is really gorgeous, but I don’t have the patience to wait for a lip product to set. I like that there are quite a few blue lipsticks on the market these days. I have yet to see someone use one, though. So far I’ve only seen myself when I tried MAC Matte Royale (I’m not good with names, so I hope I got it right) in store. And my, did people stare! Fun, really. 😀

Oh my goodness, it is so hard to wait and keep your mouth just hanging open, lol! The worst is if you accidentally touch your lips together when it isn’t set yet!

It’s a lovely color, but with the “meh” wear with the ABH formula and the infrequent use I get with that sort of color, I think I’d spring for the Colourpop or Nyx one first. Actually, I already have the Nyx blue, but you know what I mean.

Aaaah but it’s so beautifurrr 🙁
Boo to their formula. At least I have sinful, Poe and technopagan, which all score better anyways. Le sigh.

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