Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Liquid Lipstick Set – Dazed, Hudson, and Bittersweet – Swatches on Dark Skin

I have a love-hate relationship with ABH liquid lipsticks. I ordered them from the ABH site when they first came out – before Sephora carried the whole line – and found them to be super drying, patchy, and prone to crumbling and flaking.

Every so often I fall in love with a colour from them and pick it up, though, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find that they’ve since improved their formula. It’s still super-matte, but now it’s thin, lightweight, and feels surprisingly comfortable all day. It wore well, too, looking fresh and pigmented all day.

Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Holiday 2017 Mini Liquid Lipstick Set is right up my alley, colour-wise. #noodz

Bittersweet is a rosey brown that reminds me quite a bit of Coloured Raine’s Bachelorette or MAC’s Topped with Brandy. It is to me what Kat Von D’s Lolita is on a lot of people, I think: a syrupy deep mauve with just a hint of brown.

Hudson is a peachy nude, and I think the one I find most challenging to wear. It reminds me of a peachier version of KVD Bow n Arrow. It’s a little light, so it requires some intense lip lining to make it work. It also looks quite pretty popped in the centre of a darker lip shade for some dimension. In the swatch above, I’ve lined my lips with Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 44.

Dazed is such a complicated colour to describe. ABH describes it as a ‘redwood,’ and I guess that’s about right. It sits somewhere between a red and a berry with a smidge of brown. I thought I’d like this shade the least, but it’s actually really pretty on, and nice for days I don’t feel like committing to a red or a deep brown.

Overall, you get three pretty nudes that are perfect for fall, two of which are exclusive to the set (for now – you know how brands loves to make exclusives/LEs permanent). I’m really pleased with it, and have no doubt I’ll get lots of use out of these three shades.

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