Anastasia Beverly Hills review + swatch: Stick Foundation, Brow Wiz, + Liquid Lipsticks in Crush + Rio
Although Anastasia Beverly Hills is mostly known for their incredible brow products, I have come to love a range of their products - many of which have become my everyday essentials. Not only does the black and rose gold packaging stun, but the formula is just so.damn.good...
Here are my absolute faves, swatched from left to right:
+ Stick Foundation in Porcelain
When ABH dropped the first look at this range of foundation sticks, my jaw literally dropped and I knew I had to have it... And now that I have it in my hands, this foundation has not dissapointed. What I love most about this collection is the refreshingly wide shade range it offers - currently 26 shades with warm, cool, and neutral undertones, as well as "universal" highlighting and contouring shades - so there is a perfect match for everyone. As usual, the porcelain is my perfect match, and though it looks a bit yellow-y in my swatch above, it has cool/neutral undertones and blends in flawlessly with medium but buildable coverage. The application from the stick is super smooth and perfect for the girl on-the-go.
An absolute beauty bag must.
+ Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
This. Brow. Pencil. Is. Everything.
This double-ended pencil is equipped with a skinny, yet velvety pencil on one end, with the perfect dense spooly on the other. My brows are pretty sparse, but I have always loved my arched shape - and this pencil is one of the few brow products that naturally thickens my brows and creates a natural, youthful look a la Cara Delevingne. With the skinny pencil, you can really draw in hair-like flicks, and use the spooly afterwards to blend it out a bit and smooth out any harsh lines. And once your brows are perfect (and I mean perfect), they will stay all day long - through a blizzard, a music festival, a hike... you name it.
+ Liquid Lipstick in Crush and Rio
Liquid lipsticks can be a bit tricky, especially since a matte finish can be super drying on the lips - but these lippies are not only moisturizing, but dry without looking as if all moisture is gone. Not to mention, they smell delicious (but not over powering, and only while the product is drying). Crush is an absolute perfect nude for me, and is the closest match to the color of my real lips I have ever come across. If you have fair skin (and find it difficult to find a flattering nude), I highly recommend you pick this shade. And as for Rio... This punchy, vibrant shade is absolutely stunning, and the perfect opaque hot pink if you are in need of a powerful shade that is just as strong as a red, but a bit of a twist. This shade will suit most skintones, but I think it would look especially stunning and constrasted on rich, dark, and tan skintones.
What are some of your ABH essentials?
Olivia Rose | 25