Anastasia Summer 2016 Mini Lip Gloss Set Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Lip Gloss
Anastasia Lip Gloss

Anastasia Summer 2016 Lip Gloss Set ($28.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six, travel-sized glosses in hues from rosy brown to berry. All six shades are new and limited edition. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-smooth” and “weightless” with the “intensity of a stain” and “the mirror-like shine of a gloss.” If you love really pigmented gloss, Anastasia’s is well-worth trying, as many apply well, have full coverage, last a good awhile, are comfortable, and are mostly non-sticky. There are a few misses in the range, but for the most part, I’ve been impressed. I really hope they’ll release a few of these individually into the permanent range! The set contains $42.00 worth of gloss (full-size is 0.16 fl. oz. for $16.00), for reference.

Blushing is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly with almost no visible streaking, but it did pull into lip lines slightly for me. I didn’t notice it as much from a normal viewing distance, though. The consistency was smooth, comfortable, and lightly hydrating over the four hours it lasted. Anastasia Peony (-, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess First Kiss (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Captivating Carnation (080) (P, $8.99) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Lovechild (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fearless (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Blush Essence (095) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Flushed (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Ten (Watercolor) (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Sequin (14) (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Indulge (P, $22.00) is brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Caramel is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had intense color payoff with a smooth, creamy texture that applied evenly to the lips. Like Blushing, it sat in some of my deepest lip lines, which you can see in the close-up photo, but I couldn’t see it in person. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was hydrating. Anastasia Kristen (-, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NYX Chocolate Crepe (P, $5.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Show Me (P, $19.50) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Grape Jelly is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, vred undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The texture was light-to-medium in weight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. This shade lasted for five hours on me. MAC How Chic is This (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Truth or Dare (208) (DC, $28.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

St. Tropez is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with a ton of metallic gold shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, though it was the least pigmented shade in the set. The coverage was even, while the gloss was comfortable to wear with a lightweight, more gel-like consistency compared to the other shades. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Bon Bon (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Cle de Peau Flushed (13) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mega Hug (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Fast Life (LE, $28.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tango is a medium-dark, pink-berry with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was very, very rich, while the formula had a creamy, smooth, and comfortable texture that applied evenly. This shade lasted for five hours and was hydrating over time. NARS La Main Bleue (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay After Dark (DC, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Spice Cake (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Toasted Marshmallow (P, $5.99) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Toffee is a medium brown with warm, peachy undertones and very fine pink shimmer in a mostly cream finish. The shimmer is hard to detect, and that’s possibly due to the consistency, which is smooth and light-medium in thickness, so it may cover some of the shimmer once applied. It went on fairly evenly, but it did emphasize lip lines slightly. This shade wore well for four hours on me and was moisturizing while worn. Marc Jacobs Beauty Satisfaction (214) (DC, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Kristen (-, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Show Me (P, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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