Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks Kathryn & Veronica

Thursday, November 24, 2016

I finally got a chance to try the liquid lipsticks from Anastasia Beverly Hills ($20.00). Not sure what took me so long to get a hold of these, perhaps the competition in the liquid lipstick realm is just too fierce.

Kathryn and Veronica are mortal enemies, I'm afraid. The performance of these two are so opposite to each other. I will admit, though, they are pretty unique colors... especially Veronica. As many people do, I purchased these based on swatches online. Neither are what I thought they would be, even though I googled swatches on dark skin.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks Kathryn & Veronica


Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Kathryn
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Kathryn

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Veronica (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Veronica

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Kathryn & Veronica

I will address Veronica first, because she out-performed Kathryn on all levels; no shade to Kathryn... well, maybe just a little. Veronica is described as a taupe mauve. When I first applied it, and in sunlight it almost looks exactly like the color of my lips with a slight hint of the purple. Otherwise, it's more of a mauve on me. The photos will speak better than my words. As far as performance, the texture of the liquid lipstick is right down the middle; it leans more toward that velvety, cushiony-like texture like the Ciate London liquid lipsticks, but not quite as thick and spreads evenly like the Kat Von D liquid liquid lipsticks. While they dry down pretty fast, I find that there is transfer all over my coffee cups when I use these. In the end,  I find Veronica to be quite comfortable to wear. I need to reapply after eating, but most of the color remains and applying right over the old works. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks Kathryn & Veronica

Kathryn is described as a brown berry an it is not that color on me, if I can be frank! Kathryn is more of a coral on me to my dismay because coral lipsticks seldom look great on me. Kathryn doesn't look bad, it's just not at all the color I assumed it would be. And to top that off, it's incredibly drying, even with lip balm. Below, I show photos indoors with natural light and with flash. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Veronica (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Veronica

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Veronica (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Veronica

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Kathryn (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Kathryn

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Kathryn (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Kathryn
While my first impression of both of these lipsticks were negative, they have grown on me, even Kathryn. I just make sure my lips are extra moisturized before using Kathryn, and I quite like the way both look on me. I mentioned at the beginning of this post that the competition in the liquid lipstick market is fierce. Usually, I would say I'm hesitant to purchase more of these, but for me it's important that I have a diverse collection of lipstick. Veronica is not similar to anything else I have in my collection, and for a coral lipstick, Kathryn looks quite good on me. For those reasons, I would be more open to buying more of these. I would, however, like to see the brand work on the formula. Just based on these two alone, it appears as if some colors perform differently than others. I would like to see ABH work on making these more moisturizing. They still transfer slightly, so in the end, that fact isn't a deal breaker.

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