The Liquid Lipstick Wave

I have a really really bad habit of buying lipstick when I am not happy. In most cases, I would buy one or two if I saw a good IG post. But the spree comes in when I am not feeling too wonderful. Anyway......I have decided to ride the liquid lipstick wave and see which brands work best for me. My first brand was Anastasia Beverly Hills. Their lipsticks were exclusive to Macy's, but Sephora is slowly introducing them as well. Sephora is exclusive to Kat von D cosmetics, and so far I have purchased two of her liquid lipsticks. The third and final brand I have tried is tarte. I saw a post on Instagram by one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Jackie Aina, and it looked great on her.

As for the formulas, tarte contains peppermint oil (and smells as such) in an effort to be less drying than other liquid lipsticks with a matte finish. Kat von D has your typical watery formula and glides on the lips well. Anastasia Beverly Hills has a thicker formula than Kat von D, but it's similar to the tarte formula (minus the peppermint oil).

The packaging and applicators are all different among the three brands. Kat von D has long and skinny packaging, but the applicator is standard. Tarte has a short and round packaging and the applicator tip is longer than the other two, but I like it for lining my lips first then filling my lips in with the color. Anastasia Beverly Hills has the in-between packaging; shorter than Kat von D but taller that tarte. The applicator is pretty standard.

Kat von D retails for $19, but Anastasia Beverly Hills and tarte both retail for $20.

The ABH colors I have are (from left to right):
Sad Girl

The Kat von D colors are (from left to right):

The tarte color I have:

I love all three brands, but I must say Anastasia Beverly Hills is the best for me. They set the best and last all day. After I eat and drink and talk, talk, talk. The colors are vibrant and look great against my skin tone, with or without a lipliner. I also have a few ABH lip glosses that I will leave for another post.

Nichole Naomi

Nichole Naomi

I am a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised, very proud Jamaican American. I am a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies. I am also the CEO of Baseline Cosmetics, where make up meets music.

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