Anastasia Staunch, Spice, Kiss Matte Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick

Staunch

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was good, though it was not opaque in a single layer. The texture was lightweight, creamier than other shades in the range but still a firmer, denser formula that tugged on the lips as I applied it. Luckily, the coverage remained even, despite the tugging, and it was comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted as the formula wasn’t drying.

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.)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.)

Browse all of our Anastasia Matte Lipstick swatches.

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Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick

Spice

Anastasia Spice Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the lips. The lipstick felt firm and dense in the tube, so it did tug as I pulled the bullet across my lips, though the color itself did not appear ragged or uneven, which was a huge plus. It felt very lightweight on the lips and wasn’t drying at all over the five hours it lasted for.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.)

Browse all of our Anastasia Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick
Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick

Kiss

Anastasia Kiss Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was creamier than other shades and only tugged slightly when applied directly from the tube but noticeably less than most shades in the formula. It had good color coverage that applied evenly, though I had some color get into my lip lines over the four and a half hours it lasted for. The formula felt neither drying nor hydrating.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.)

Browse all of our Anastasia Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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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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Oh Spice is a nice color, my sister has been looking for a color like that. Plus it rated well, off to Sephora to swatch it with her.

Those are some fine eyes with Subculture! Frankly, would not have guessed it. It seems some of the furor is dying down…and everyone is on to the next drama, Tatcha possibly suing tf over tube and clasp design. Norvina ought to have put it out there from the getgo that the palette was virtually all pigment and very little binder, and that a light tap was all the shadow would take (a/k/a would bear.) I keep being reminded that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and the furor made Subculture the most noteworthy and notorious palette of 2017, regardless of factors discussed. So, possibly an abh win, after all. Lipsticks: not sure I’m getting any more, despite liking the 3 from NLD. It is summer here, and these could be major dry/tuggy as fall and winter roll in. Of course, all look marvelous on you….

What a lovely trio of shades! I honestly love each one. Glad to see that Kiss is a deeper version on MAC Kinda Sexy, more wearable for me. Spice is so perfect for fall, and Staunch will likely be a great nude for us darker end of medium folks up into tan tones, as well!

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