My love for liquid lipsticks is stronger than ever at the moment, and my Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks are growing on a monthly basis. Out of the 29 shades available, I have approximately half of them and my wish list always seems to have a shade or two on there that I can’t live without. As with many hyped products, getting hold of certain colours is easier said than done and I must have hunted Sugarplum down for months. It got to the point that when I eventually found it in Macy’s in Boston, I didn’t even browse the shelf for it as I was so used to seeing an empty gap where the stock should be. I had seen Sugarplum featured on the Anastasia Instagram page and it was love at first sight, but, I’m disappointed. Let me explain why.
So, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sugarplum is classed as an iridescent berry shade, which is true but it doesn’t quite sum up the deep pink base with subtle purple undertones and a blue iridescent shimmer throughout. The colour is truly spectacular and I adore it. It’s really smooth to apply, and feels more like a mousse texture rather than the chalkier, drier textures of the rest of the Anastasia liquid lipstick range. Now, normally when I apply liquid lipstick, I focus on one lip first, letting it dry then working on the other lip for an even coverage that doesn’t smudge or look bobbly from too much product. My issue with Sugarplum, and it maybe because the formulation is slightly different due to the iridescence, but it doesn’t dry. It feels gummy and wet, even half an hour after application. As it doesn’t dry properly, it streaks and sections of the coverage disappear. You can see from my swatches that on my upper lip, there is a whole area that the lipstick hasn’t adhered to, yet it has everywhere else. For a fair review, I made sure that this wasn’t just a one off occurrence and that there was no oily residue on my lips and that they had been prepped before hand. Each time I have worn Sugarplum, the same thing has happened but the streakiness has appeared in different areas. I’m wondering if the reason that is was so difficult to get hold of this shade is because of formulation problems?
For the duration of time that I’ve been wearing Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sugarplum, I have found it to be the most comfortable of all the shades that I own and again, I think it’s down to the fact that it doesn’t dry like the others. It feels quite bouncy when I smack my lips together, but even just looking in the mirror now, I have really sporadic patches where it just hasn’t adhered properly.It’s so bizarre as to why it does this?
I’m not going to let this one shade put me off, and I’m still going to wear it, I just need to be really conscious about how it wears and to keep it topped up. I am still very much in love with whole collection of Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks. Have you seen the newest colour to be released? It’s called Strawberry and it’s just perfection.