Anastasia Summer 2019 Mini Matte Lipstick Set is a new, limited edition set of lipsticks for the summer that features three shimmery shades and one semi-matte shade. It was a mixed bag; Guava and Orange Blossom were less impressive, while Coconut was nice (as long as an actively hydrating formula isn’t a must-have) and Lychee was decent.
Guava is a light orange with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a dense, slightly textured consistency that required firmer pressure to pull across my lips. The color applied unevenly and had a tendency to highlight any uneven texture on my lips and sink into my lip lines. This shade stayed on well for three and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.
Lychee is a medium-dark mauve with warm undertones and a fine, metallic shimmer and slightly larger bits of gold sparkle throughout. It had a denser, lightly tacky consistency that had enough creaminess that it didn’t tug on my lips during application, but it felt a little heavier than other Anastasia lipsticks have for me. The pigmentation was nearly opaque and had good, even adhesion with slight separation along my deeper lip lines that didn’t seem noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore nicely for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me.
Orange Blossom is a medium-dark peach with strong, warm orange undertones and a fine, frosted finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered fairly evenly, but it did highlight my lip lines as product settled into them. The lipstick had a smooth, velvety consistency that glided across my lips with a firm hand with minimal tugging, but it was definitely a little drier and denser than typical modern lipsticks. It lasted for four hours on me and was non-drying.
Coconut is a light-medium, rosy brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense but had enough slip that it glided across my lips without tugging. It had delivered opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which went on evenly and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours and felt non-drying.