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A gift set to have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree with glee
Have you ever dreamed of being the kind of rock and roll girl who has songs written about her? I sure have, and Anastasia Beverly Hills understands both my musical and beauty desires. Their fabulous new limited-edition gift set, Kisses On My Lips Volume 2 ($30), includes six sheer, opalescent glosses that already have my lips rocking out in style.
Named for five immortal women of song, the set includes three shades of ultra-hydrating Hydrafull glosses, and three shades of brand new Hypercolor glosses. (that doesn’t add up…I know, but stick with us!) I always thought of Anastasia Beverly Hills as my go-to line for brow-related products, but they’ve moved into a whole new arena with this set of three pink and three coral glosses.
In a way, the glosses in this limited edition set have the same qualities as the women they’re named after: beauty, mystery, sex appeal and a little controversy.
Let’s start with beauty, mystery and sex appeal. The three Hypercolor glosses start out one color in the tube, then becomes even more beautiful as you wear it, changing into something completely unique based on your body chemistry.
The mystery comes in because there is no clue on the packaging as to which three glosses are Hypercolor. I had fun experimenting until it became obvious that the three shades of pink were the magical hues:
• Gender-bending Lola – a light magenta tinged pink with silver microglitter
• Homewrecking Jolene – a light but hot pink with iridescent shimmer
• Parisian Lady of the Night Roxanne – a muted medium pink with gold shimmer
When I looked a little closer, I noticed that the paddles of the Hypercolor shades are stained pink, so that should have been my clue about which shades were packing the special power. Within a few minutes of application, each of these three pinks morphed into a bright fuchsia stain on my lips. I got an average of 3 hours of wear from the gloss, but the stain lasted much longer.
The non-changing but still beautiful Hydrafull gloss shades are the warmer coral tones, which are named after:
Mysterious Moi – a dusty coral creme
Cougar before there was a word for it Maggie May – a light, milky nude
Powerpop darling Sharona – a peachy nude with silver microglitter
As it turns out Moi is an existing shade, so don’t try too hard to figure out the song muse – there isn’t one. All three of these Hydrafull glosses are slightly thick and very moisturizing, and also wore for about 3 hours before I needed to reapply. Of course, they didn’t stain like the Hypercolor shades.
The controversy of this kit is the applicator, which is unexpected and unusual – a flat, slightly bendy silicone spatula that takes a little time to master. It didn’t take too long to get the right touch, but I think I’d prefer a more traditional sponge-tip or brush. That aside, this kit is something to sing about.
• Paraben free
• Cruelty free
• Created with a plant extract that helps increase volume and fullness in lips
• Ultra-hydrating formula is clinically proven; after four weeks, 83% saw improvement in the texture of the lips, and 90% reported lips felt hydrated
• Flat silicone spatula takes some getting used to
we heartsters – are you ready to rock out with Anastasia’s Kisses on My List Set?
Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Zeus.
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