Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette

I was so hyped up for this lip palette as soon as I had found out ABH had created it. For the longest time it wasn’t available at Canadian Sephora, so when I got the notification that I could order it, I jumped on it immediately.

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I have a really mixed relationship with this palette. Though it is of a lovely quality, and includes everything you need to mix up shades (a little scraper with a lip brush on the other end, and a mixing plate) it’s not very practical for the average person. The colours last long, for sure, but if you need to reapply at some point throughout the day you’re pretty much screwed. My purse is already so filled with crap that fitting an entire palette into it isn’t ideal. However, I can’t even really hate the palette for this, as I know it was intended more so for MUAs.

As you can see from the palette I’ve dipped into most of the shades, but would like to try out the nudes a bit more. It’s nice because even if you aren’t a super creative person and you don’t really want to mix colours, there’s still over a dozen shades that can easily be worn on their own.

A cool tip I discovered on ABH’s facebook page is that the palette can be used as eye liner as well! Of course, it’s not as smudge proof as a liquid liner, but it has a similar consistency to a gel liner. I hate buying gel liners, or eye liners in general, because I don’t use them often enough, they’re expensive, and they always dry up on me. But here I have every eyeliner colour imaginable at my disposal!

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I’d love to figure out some kind of system to take my mixes on the go, but haven’t yet quite found a container/brush system that works for me. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know! Until then, my smaller ELF palettes will be my go-to lip colour palettes that I chuck into my purse.

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