Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks – American Doll, Bloodline, Lovely & Milkshake: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

As we all know, liquid lipsticks are pretty much the jam these days (yeah, I said “the jam”), with Anastasia Beverly Hills topping my list as far as color range and quality go. I have only purchased four of the ABH Liquid Lipsticks so far, so this review will cover the colors American Doll, Bloodline, Lovely, and Milkshake… I plan on getting a few more soon! Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on Pure Hollywood, Heathers, Potion, and a few more of the more popular ones once they’re restocked. I’m super impressed with the texture, intensity, and wear time of these, so I hope you all enjoy reading this review as much as I enjoy wearing these lipsticks!

Top to Bottom:   American Doll   -   Bloodline   -   Lovely   -   Milkshake

Top to Bottom: American Doll, Bloodline, Lovely, Milkshake

Left to Right:   American Doll,  Bloodline, Lovely, Milkshake

Left to Right: American Doll, Bloodline, Lovely, Milkshake

The description for Liquid Lipsticks on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website goes a little somethin’ like this: “This ultra-saturated, liquid formula delivers an intense shot of matte pigment in one easy swipe. A single application gives you smear-resistant coverage that stays put for hours”… That, I would say, sums these up perfectly! They’re a velvety, luxurious feeling lipstick that glides on without being thick, runny, or sticky… They have the perfect texture! ABH Liquid Lipsticks deliver intense color payoff, completely opaque coverage, and dry to a totally matte finish with no sheen or shimmer. All four of these colors wore well for 6 hours without liner, even when eating and drinking… I’ve only had to minimally touch up in the center of my lips and haven’t had any issues with anything smudging or ending up on my coffee mug. Another great thing about these is that they’re not drying at all! That was a shocker to me, based on my experience with other long-wearing, liquid lipsticks… Most of the time, by the end of the day, my lips feel totally sapped of any moisture when I use a product like this, but that didn’t happen with this formula.

You can apply these using the handy-dandy applicator wand, or you can be even more precise and use a brush. I prefer the latter, especially if I wear these without a liner, but that’s just me… The wand is actually really soft and precise (for the photos of these on my lips, I just used the wand), and you can use the tip of it to create a smooth line around the lip, then use the flat side to fill in. You only need a small amount of product to get great color and coverage, so keep in mind that a little goes a long way! You have moment to work with this lipstick and blend it out evenly before it dries, so it’s a pretty foolproof formula, even with the brightest of colors. When wearing any matte finish lip product, I like to apply a thin layer of MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip first. Since Prep + Prime Lip is silicone based and contains Vitamin E, it will ensure that your lips are nice and smooth, locking in moisture and preventing any dry or chapped areas from showing. After applying my primer, I also like to use a liner prior to applying my Liquid Lipstick. Using a liner will give you a cleaner, more perfect look, as well as give the lipstick something to stick to around your lip line, which will prevent any fading or feathering from happening. You can play with many different liners to customize the color of your Liquid Lipstick and add some extra dimension to your lips, too!

All twenty shades of ABH Liquid Lipsticks are permanent and are available at www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com, when in stock. You can also find these at Macy’s in their Impulse Beauty section, as well as on the Macy’s website. These sell for $20 and contain 0.11 fl oz of product, compared to Lime Crime Velvetines, which only contain 0.088 fl oz of product, sell for the same price and aren’t anywhere near this caliber of quality. Liquid Lipsticks are not eligible for ABH’s Pro Discount, but I still think they’re worth every penny… As I mentioned earlier, these are my favorite long-wear, liquid lipstick formula of all time and I definitely plan on getting every one of them for my kit eventually!

ABH Liquid Lipstick Labels

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Left to Right:   American Doll, Bloodline, Lovely, Milkshake

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Liquid Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Liquid Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.

American Doll

American Doll

American Doll

American Doll

American Doll

American Doll (lip photos taken indoors using natural light)

American Doll:   American Doll is a bold, medium dark, cool toned red with blue undertones and an uber matte finish. To me, this is the perfect true red and works well for any age or skintone… Using a blue based red will also make your teeth look brighter and whiter! I applied VERY little product for these photos, so you can see just how amazing the color payoff and coverage is… Texture is smooth and velvety, which made for an easy application, especially for such a bright red. I got over 6 hours of wear without a liner and closer to 8 with one. There was a little bit of staining with American Doll as it began to wear off, but it came off completely and easily once I used a makeup remover wipe.

Liners:   Cherry Lip Pencil from MAC is the most similar in color and texture, so that’s my favorite one to use. Ruby Woo Lip Pencil (now permanent) also works well, but is slightly darker and richer than Cherry. If you want more dimension, you can also use MAC Lip Pencils like Follow Your Heart, Brick, or Burgundy. For an even more intense, ombre type of look, you can even use Currant, Vino, or Nightmoth. If you’re a fan of longer wearing liners, MAC’s Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick would also look nice (it’s similar to Cherry).

Dupes:   Ruby Woo from MAC is the closest permanent dupe as far as color and matte finish goes, though it’s a little darker. RiRi Woo (limited edition), is also close, but is darker and more intense. Lime Crime Red Velvet Velvetine is lighter, brighter, and less opaque.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Bloodline

Bloodline

Bloodline

Bloodline

Bloodline

Bloodline

Bloodline:   Bloodline is described as a “crimson” and is a medium deep, bold red with more neutral undertones that can lean either warm or cool, depending on your own skintone and what you’re wearing this with. Like the other ABH Liquid Lipsticks, this has a velvety, ultra matte finish. This shade, like American Doll, is flattering on everyone. If you prefer a more subdued type of red, Bloodline may be for you! Color payoff was great and to looks true to the color it is in the tube, with coverage being completely opaque. The texture was just like American Doll, felt very smooth and applied easily. I got a solid 6+ hours of wear with no liner, and 7-8 with a liner. As this color faded, it left a bit of a stain, which I like because I don’t feel the need to rush and touch up!

Liners:   Ruby Woo Lip Pencil from MAC is the closest match for color and texture. Cherry is slightly lighter and brighter, and Brick is a bit darker… Like American Doll, you can also use Kiss Me Quick Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, also from MAC, or play around with darker liners like Burgundy, or even go as deep as Currant, Vino, or Nightmoth if you want to add some cooler, more plum/purple tones and create a more dramatic, ombre look.

Dupes:   Russian Red Lipstick from MAC is very similar to Bloodline, and while it’s a Matte, it’s a bit creamier than this Liquid lipstick is. Ruby Woo has a more similar texture and finish, since it’s a Retro Matte, but is lighter and brighter. RiRi Woo (limited edition) is also very close for both color and finish.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Lovely

Lovely

Lovely

Lovely

Lovely

Lovely

Lovely:   Lovely is a medium, soft pink with warm-neutral undertones and a soft matte finish. It’s like a your-lips-but-better type of color, which would look nice on any age or skintone. Color payoff is excellent and true to tube color, with coverage also being fantastic! The texture was very creamy, so application was easy and even… It took a moment longer than American Doll and Bloodline to completely set and mattify, but it has the same look once dry. Lovely gave me just over 5 hours of wear time without a liner, and closer to 7 with one. Since it’s not very dark, it doesn’t stain at all, but it’s not super noticeable when it begins to fade since it’s a natural-ish pink.

Liners:   Soar Lip Pencil from MAC is nearly the same color as Lovely… Perhaps a bit darker and less pink/more nude. Their new shade, Edge to Edge, will also work if you want to cool down the color of this Liquid Lipstick. You can also use Dervish, which is a neutral pink, or even Half-Red if you want more contrast.

Dupes:   I couldn’t really find a perfect dupe for this in a matte finish… Brave lipstick from MAC is very close in color, but is slightly lighter, cooler, and has a Satin finish. Cosmo is also close, but is warmer and has a creamier, Amplified finish.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Milkshake

Milkshake

Milkshake

Milkshake

Milkshake

Milkshake

Milkshake:   Milkshake is a light, peachy-pink nude with warm undertones and a completely matte finish… It’s a great nude because although it’s very light, it still has some color to it, so it won’t make you look was he out if you’re fair like I am. While I probably wouldn’t use this by itself on anyone with a skintone deeper than medium-dark (like MAC NC40-42ish), you could still use it in the center of the lip to brighten a deeper nude and add more dimension, or use this with a darker liner and blend them together. Once Milkshake sets on the lips, it actually has more intensity than it does in the tube. Coverage is opaque using very little product, and it has a pretty creamy texture, so it applied evenly. The only area I had any issue with was in the center of my lip (as you can see), but that’s typical with any lipstick for me, it’s just especially noticeable with a nude. I used my finger to blend it out in that area and it worked well and looked much more even! I get about 5 hours of wear before I notice any fading, and closer to 7 hours if I use a liner.

Liners:   In Synch Lip Pencil from MAC is nearly a perfect dupe for Milkshake, so if you want no color difference between your liner and lipstick, you can use that. You can also use pretty much any nude, neutral, or light peachy-pink to add dimension and color too… So far I’ve tried Subculture, Boldly Bare, and even Rosy Rim (one of MAC’s new Lip Pencil shades), and they all work!

Dupes:   The closest permanent dupe I’ve found is actually In Synch Lip Pencil from MAC, since it had a matte finish… It’s a tiny bit more peachy toned, but it works. For a lipstick dupe, you can try Fleshpot from MAC, although it’s a Satin finish, so it has more sheen. It’s also lighter and has less of a pink tone. Myth is also a Satin finish, but is much lighter and is more of a true nude.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

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4 comments
  1. V said:

    Milkshake is so interesting. It looks almost too light in the tube, but a wearable nude on your lips

  2. Gorgeous!!! I love how Lovely looks on you ^~^

    Great review! xo

  3. the little things said:

    I definitely want to add American Doll and Lovely to my collection… I love these products! 🙂

  4. I like American doll but I want spicy if my bf would buy it. I am trying to get around this no buy situation

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