Hi guys! Today I’m going to be reviewing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Matte Lipstick Set in the Nudes, which comprises of four mini lipsticks that cover a nice range of colours. I’ve been using these lipsticks for a couple of months now, and feel like I know them well enough to give a solid review on them for you! I’m going to go through each lipstick one by one to fairly review them and give each one the best description that I can.
My least favourite lipstick in the set is Soft Pink, which is a light but soft pink, as the name suggests. The one reason this is my least favourite is simply because the colour is lighter than what I tend to wear, and would be better suited to the spring time when light colours are in. It applies nicely and has a good even coverage, and of course has a matte finish, which can look drying if your lips are not properly moisturised beforehand. Personally I won’t be buying this in the full size, as I just know I won’t wear it very much.
This lipstick is the typical nude I would say, with a hint of peachiness to it that makes it stand out a bit more than it would if it were plainer. I do really like this colour, but I’m having trouble deciding whether I would buy the full size, as sometimes when I apply it the coverage is smooth, and other times it looks cracked and dry, even though my lips are moisturised with lip balm beforehand. I find that patting it in with my finger helps to combat this, but I feel like it should apply nicely the first time without putting in any extra work to make it sit better. Because of this I would rank this colour as my third favourite, which definitely doesn’t mean it’s bad, it’s just not quite for me!
I absolutely love this lipstick, the colour, the application, the longevity, everything is wonderful and this is definitely my favourite lipstick out of the set, so much so that I will definitely buy this in the full size once I’ve finished the mini! I find that the colour is hard to describe, it’s a sort of rosy brown with a hint of terracotta to it, if that even makes any sense? Either way it’s not brown, it’s not orange, it’s not pink, it’s the most beautiful mix of all of them, and it’s so flattering on me when I wear it, and I don’t think I have ever come across another colour like this before. The application is smooth and creamy, and it doesn’t have a drying feeling to it like the shade Kiss slightly does, which means that it just makes your lips look plump and defined. If you’re looking for an unusual but easily wearable lipstick then you should definitely go for this one!
Another beautiful lipstick from this set is Dead Roses, which is described as being a ‘dusky pink-mauve’, however on my skin tone I think it comes across as being more of a purple tone than pink, but I don’t care because I love it a lot! I’ve put this lipstick as my second favourite just because it’s slightly less wearable than Spice is, well at least for me, as someone who prefers low-key lipsticks the majority of the time. Just like Spice I’ve found that Dead Roses applies smoothly and is so opaque yet it looks so good on the lips! I think that after wearing it for a while this one does start to feel a bit dry, but not overly so that it feels uncomfortable. If you’re looking for a deeper shade to wear during the colder months then this could be the one for you!
Have you tried this set or any of the lipsticks individually before? Tell me what you thought about them and whether you felt the same way I did!
Love, Emily x