Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette – Summer to Autumn Shades

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette – Summer to Autumn Shades

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette – Summer to Autumn Shades

Why hello there! Long time, no blog. Since my last post in February, I wrote a dissertation, and graduated with a BA in English from Queen’s University in Belfast. I’m sorry I was MIA, but I’m so excited to be back to blogging. I hope some of you are coming back from being readers before!

I have a little review/swatch post for you today, and it’s with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette! I often looked at this on the ABH website (they now have one for the UK in case you didn’t know!), and I wasn’t sure whether to get it or not. It’ll set you back £38. Was it practical? Did I need it? (Of course not.) But guess what? I bought the sucker anyway.

When you first look at it, it looks so perfect that you almost don’t want to touch it. At the same time, you can’t wait to get that satisfying feeling of digging that spatula in there and ruining it.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Spatula and Mixing Palette

Yes, you get your very own ABH spatula and mixing palette with it! I have to say, it was kind of genius to include these things in the pack, and I’m very happy with the quality of both. The spatula also is a lip brush at the other end, and I used that brush for every lip swatch of the shades I created. (Which is coming up!) The packaging itself is just the standard for ABH, matte black box and shiny black palette with clear lid. (Think the ABH Cream Contour palette.)

The palette also comes with a plastic covering to tell you each of the shade names for those included. They didn’t get very creative with these, simply naming them 1-13, then Primary 1-5. To me, that is the best way to do it, so when you’re telling people how you mixed the shades you don’t have to write a novel of long shade names.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette

Now, on to the part you want to know about. The formula! I have to say, I do love it. It’s a lovely pigmented matte formula, which I guess could become a little drying over time (I didn’t experience this myself, but I’m not sure I wore them long enough to really find out). Each cube of product is lovely and buttery for ease of spatula-scooping and mixing. A little of the product goes a long way… I myself forgot that I only have little lips and did not need 6 scoops of product for 3cm squared of my face. But, it’s all a learning experience.

I created a few shades that I thought would be good transition from Summer to Autumn, (yes, almost time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and leaves blowing in your face) and I think I did… okay. I’ll let you be the judge.

Mixing Custom Lip Shades with ABH Lip Palette

Grey

Okay, bare with me here. I know it’s a strange lip colour – it’s kind of grey/green and looks blue on the palette above (even I don’t know). I actually made these shades before it came out that Gigi Hadid was bringing the grey lip into fashion (we all know who did it first… *paints nails emoji*). I just thought it would be a fun colour to add to maybe a brighter outfit or with a scarf coming into Autumn! Would you be brave enough? I created this shade using Primary 5, Primary 4 & Primary 1 from the ABH Lip Palette.

Grey Lips

Fuchsia

I always love a good deep red/pink. Being a dark brunette, I find Barbie pinks just don’t suit me as well, but I also think this particular shade would be pretty universal. It has that Summer brightness but brings a warmth that you want in the Autumn! Yay or nay? Created using 3, 12, 13 & Primary 4.

Fuchsia Lips

Rose

I can see you rolling your eyes. This lip colour isn’t out there or amazingly different. It is pretty though. That’s why it’s here. This shade is still great in the early days of September where it will be inevitably sunny and amazing weather (which tends of happen every year). A sundress and a jacket, some cute boots and this lip colour screams Summer transition. No? This one was created using 10, Primary 1 & Primary 4.

Rose Lips

Purple

Inevitable that I would include a purple lip. This is violetelm, after all. I have been wearing purple all Summer, thanks to the You. Better. Work shade from the Jeffree Star Summer Collection. For Autumn, it’s also a great shade that suits all the burnt oranges and browns of the season. (Even just for Halloween!) Too much? I mixed this shade together using  9, Primary 2 & Primary 5.

Purple Lips

I hope you enjoyed my picks for Summer/Autumn transition shades using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette! I tried to stay away from nude colours, but of course they would be such a great tie in with autumn too! I would also recommend the ABH Lip Palette, especially if you’re a professional MUA, but if you just like to play around with makeup (like me) it can be such an amazing, creative product!

Leave me a comment down below telling me which shade you like the most and your thoughts on the impending Autumn! Don’t forget you can also add your email address to my subscription list using the box in the sidebar to receive updates about my latest posts! Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

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Emma Louise McCaw

22-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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