For the times when I’m feeling in a beauty funk, nothing makes me feel more chic than and classic red lip.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Bloodline”

It is a look that has stood the test of time; Marilyn Monroe made it iconic in the 1950s and ever since it has been considered one of the most timeless lip colours.

I am forever on the hunt for a new and improved colour/formula/finish when it comes to red lipsticks.  On a recent holiday in the United States, amongst the more-than-I-care-to-admit items I purchased was an Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick.  Around the time (nearly 12 months ago) ABH was one of the leading liquid lipstick brands so it was a bit of a novelty to be trying them out, given that they are not easily accessible here.

Being overwhelmed with the colour selection, I went with the one shade that will make or break.  Red.  My theory is that to test the quality of a lipstick, it comes down to the opacity, colour and wear of a red shade.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Bloodline”

I am pleased to say that this product excelled on all counts:  application was opaque and smooth. The colour hardly needed to be built up.  While it felt dry like a liquid lipstick, it did not completely dry out my lips like some do.  And the wear was exceptional!  Only one re-application was required after lunch, and that lasted me the entire day (12 hours of wear).

I will absolutely be adding more of these ABH lipsticks to my collection… If only it didn’t cost my first born child to ship them to Australia!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Bloodline”

6 thoughts on “Bloodline

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s