What It Is:
Anastasia Kisses on my List Lipgloss Set
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Holiday 2011 is in full-swing people! That means your nearest Sephora and Ulta will be full of fun gift sets. I love sets of makeup; they are usually value-priced, meaning you get mega bang for your buck and it’s fun to see what companies pair together!
Anastasia is a brand created by the brow guru of the same name. They’ve expanded into makeup and are offering up a steal of a deal: six full-sized lipglosses for $30, while they are regularly $21 each! And three of the shades are only available in this set!
How To Use It:
The most unique part about these glosses is the applicator. It’s like a mini, plastic spatula instead of the usual brush or doe-foot applicator. At first, it’s hard to get used to, but after it proves to be quite handy and allows for precision application. Nice one, Anastasia!
Anastasia describes the six glosses as Sugar Pink (petal pink), Guava (pink nude with opalescent shimmer), Barely (nude beige), Nectar (pale pink shimmer), Lychee (sheer pink with gold shimmer) and Cameo (pearl with silver shimmer). Check out the swatches in daylight and with a flash below – I think the descriptions are pretty spot on (although what constitutes “petal” pink?).
(L-R: Sugar Pink, Guava, Barely, Nectar, Lychee, Cameo)
(and here is Sugar Pink on my lips)
CC Rating: A+
Anastasia Kisses on my List gift set filled with six Hydrafull glosses is a fairly good bargain. The glosses are smooth and easy to apply. They don’t leave my lips feeling the least bit dry, but are very, very sticky. I haven’t used them religiously enough to say that they hydrate or firm my lips, but they are nice, long-wearing glosses. They have a sweet-ish scent that isn’t overwhelming or too chemically.
My only complaint – the color selection. I have very pigmented lips and only three (Sugar Pink, Barely, Guava) of the six shades add any color to my pout. That being said, girls with pale lips will see a difference from five to six of the glosses. I have been using them to layer over lipsticks and I’m liking some combos I’ve found, so not all is lost! Considering the value, even is you only use three of the glosses and give the other three away as gifts, you’re still coming out ahead.
The Anastasia Kisses on my List gift set is a great introduction to the brand’s Hydrafull glosses. It would make an awesome gift for a girlfriend or anyone who likes makeup (just make sure they’re okay with sticky glosses). At $30, you really can’t go wrong! The set is available from Sephora.
[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]