Anastasia Poet is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark plum with a matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.11 oz.
Anastasia Poet Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The consistency was slightly thicker than usual for the brand, though it was not thick overall. It was richly pigmented and yielded opaque coverage in one layer, as promised. It took longer to dry down, and I felt like it never quite finished drying down--it was a touch tacky for a couple of hours after application and took just as long to wear down to a truly flat, matte finish. This shade lasted for over six hours and was lightly drying overall.
The Liquid Lipstick is supposed to be an "ultra-saturated" formula that gives opaque coverage in "one swipe" that "stays put for hours." I think the formula has improved over time, as some of the initial shades I tried were more problematic, but a lot of the newer shades have applied more evenly, been more opaque, and haven't been quite as drying. The majority of shades are semi-opaque to opaque in a single layer, dry down evenly, and stay on for at least six hours, if not well beyond eight hours. I personally find most shades to be lightly to moderately drying over time.
A long-lasting, full-coverage matte lipstick in liquid form.Liquid Lipstick’s ultra-saturated liquid formula delivers an intense amount of matte pigment in a single swipe. Just one application leaves lips with smear-resistant coverage that stays put for hours.