Anastasia Holiday 2019 Lip Gloss Holiday Vault is a new, limited edition set of 10 full-sized Lip Glosses. Two shades are cream-based, while the other eight have shimmer to some degree. Four shades are new, which left six as repromotes (mostly recent releases).
The gloss formula is smooth, plush, and mostly non-sticky, so it’s comfortable and hydrating to wear. The pigmentation ranged from sheer to opaque, and while the line was originally touted as “full-pigment,” there are now three finishes, with the “sparkle” finish having a “translucent” base with a lot of shimmer/sparkle as the primary effect. Ultimately, I felt the two cream finishes under-performed, while most of the more shimmery or more sparkly shades performed as expected but those who require gloss to last longer than average may want to look elsewhere.
Pearl has a milky, pale pink base with multi-colored sparkle, though it seemed dominated by shades of gold and lavender. It has a sparkle finish, so it was intended to be sheerer with more payoff in the form of shimmer/sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage, but the milky base settled noticeably into my lip lines. The consistency was lightweight, creamy, and push without being too tacky. It stayed on nicely for three hours and was hydrating over time.
Undressed is a light-medium, yellowy peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which went on somewhat evenly but was prone to streaking along the edges as I tried to get the product into place. As a result, you could see where the gloss got pushed around if I pressed my lips together as well. The gloss had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was plush and comfortable to wear. It lasted well for four hours and felt moisturizing while worn.
Alexandria is a light-medium, yellowed copper with flecks of darker copper and pink flecks of sparkle and micro-glitter. There was enough larger particles of sparkle/glitter that it had light texture when I pressed my lips together, though I didn’t find it uncomfortable to wear as the formula has a slightly denser, plusher feel to it to begin. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that applied evenly, camouflaged my lip lines, and was hydrating to wear over a four-hour period.
Nude Peach is a peachy-orange with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. I t had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, and I felt like the applicator had a tendency to over-apply in one go, so I’d recommend swiping some off as you pull it out of the tube. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and spreadable, but there was some unevenness along the outer edge and product sank into my deeper lip lines a bit. This shade stayed on well for four hours and was moisturizing over time.
Luna is a pale, yellowed gold with more of a milky base paired with lots of pearl and micro-sparkle. It has a sparkle finish, so it was intended to be sheerer with more payoff in the form of shimmer/sparkle. The coverage was sheer, and unfortunately,a s the base milkier, there was some product that gathered in my deeper lip lines, though it was improved from the original release. It wore nicely for three and a half hours and felt hydrating while worn.
Night Sky is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of multi-colored sparkle throughout. It has a sparkle finish, so it was intended to be sheerer with more payoff in the form of shimmer/sparkle. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and plush, so it was comfortable to apply and spread out over my lips. It had semi-sheer coverage–a tint of color with moderate shimmer/sparkle–that went on fairly evenly. It stayed on well for four hours and was moisturizing over time.
St. Tropez is a deep, pink-plum base with strong, contrasting gold shimmer throughout. It had more of a metallic finish because of how intense the shimmer was. I found that the shade appeared to have a deeper base than the previous version I have of it. The consistency felt lightweight, smooth, and plush without being tacky, so it was easy to spread the product across my lips. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted well for five hours and felt hydrating while worn.
Sunset Strip is a soft, orange-coral with warm undertones and flecks of multi-colored sparkle. It had sheer coverage, which was as anticipated based on its “sparkle” finish. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky, which made the product easy to apply and spread across my lips for an even result. This had more of the effect of adding a warmer tint to my natural lip color and subtle sparkle, relative to the other shades in the set.
Citrine is a medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and flecks of multi-colored sparkles, though it was dominated by gold and pink. It has a sparkle finish, so it was intended to be sheerer with more payoff in the form of shimmer/sparkle. The coverage was sheer to semi-sheer with a shiny, sparkling effect that didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The texture was smooth, despite all of the sparkle, but I could feel slight texture when I pressed my lips firmly together (should something like that be a deal-breaker). It wore well for four hours on me and was hydrating over time.
Sparkling Garnet is a brighter, berry pink with cool undertones and fine, lighter purple and pink shimmer throughout. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, while the consistency was smooth, plush, and spreadable. The color went on fairly evenly, though there was a bit of color that sank into my deeper lip lines; the higher-shine finish camouflaged that in person. It lasted well for five hours and was moisturizing over time.