Anastasia Hydrafull Lipgloss in Flamingo: Swatch, Review, LOTD

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Anastasia of Beverly Hills is a brand that is virtually synonymous with brow care (who can forget those brow stencils), but the brand also actually has a whole lineup of makeup items other than their brow products, some of which are also pretty popular. In particular, the Hydrafull Lipgloss has also been reviewed by bloggers lately, and has gotten pretty good reviews.

I'm sure you've probably seen the colour I have, Flamingo, before on a couple of other blogs. But I thought, well, no harm in adding to the pool of swatches out there. After all, swatches are always good, right?

Flamingo is a light warm pink, with a little bit of coral thrown in. Light warm coral-pink - yup, I think that just about describes it. It comes in a luxe-looking tube. The interesting thing about this product is the plastic spatula applicator - for some reason, I tend to see these types of applicators more commonly Asian-brand lipglosses, as compared to Western-brand ones. Perhaps the West hasn't caught on yet, or perhaps these are just less popular in the West. Nevertheless, I don't mind these plastic applicators - to me they're functional and fuss-free.

anastasia hydrafull lipgloss flamingo 1

Flamingo itself is a sheer-ish gloss. It's not devoid of colour, but it leans more to the sheer side. I'd call it a jelly finish, as it really has that transluscence and shine of a jelly, and it sort of looks a little wet from far. The finish is actually a little like the Canmake Candy Wrap Lipglosses, which I also really liked. So without a doubt, this is right up my alley.

anastasia hydrafull lipgloss flamingo swatch

There aren't any sparkles or annoying bits of glitter in this lipgloss, which is also a plus, for me anyway. You can really see how shiny and "wet" it looks on the lip. If you love super-shiny glosses, this is for you!

Another thing I liked about the Hydrafull Lipgloss is that it didn't dry out my lips. I do have pretty dry lips right now, and the lipgloss didn't aggravate my condition further. It did feel slightly sticky and tacky on the lips, but nothing that can't be dealt with.

anastasia hydrafull lip gloss flamingo lip swatch

I really liked this lipgloss, and I love the Flamingo shade, too. It's very pretty, girly, and has a very summery feel to it, thanks to the coral lean of the colour. I also really liked the application and the feel of this lipgloss, as well as the shiny, jelly-like finish that the gloss imparts. If you're looking for a pretty coral-pink with loads of shine, this gloss is for you.

(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)


  1. Pretty! does it have a scent? It's the dealbreaker for me if a l/g has a horrid I need to know! TIA!

  2. I really enjoy these jelly finish type glosses. Thanks for sharing!

  3. That's basically the perfect shade of light pink gloss I've been searching for- thank you!!

  4. Wow, it looks amazing on the lips. Sometimes I love that glassy look with a deep smokey eye.

  5. @Anonymous: I didn't notice any smell, at least not enough for me to note it down and write about it. There may have been some scent, but it probably wasn't very strong.


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