Anastasia’s Holiday Collection consists of an eyeshadow palette, two blush palettes, a highlighter palette, liquid lipstick trio, and then three new shades of liquid lipsticks (one was missing from my order, that’s why I only have swatches of two).
I’m not a big fan of the blush formula as many of the shades–especially the darker ones–did not blend out easily, looked patchy, and were particularly dismal over foundation due to how much buffing and blending I had to do (which disturbed my base a ton). There were a few that did apply fine, but when they were bad, they were atrocious. The Sugar Glow kit contains three previously released shades (the new one is Gumdrop), and these are very metallic and/or glittery, so it will not be for everyone.
For those who feared a Subculture repeat in formula, I don’t think there’s anything to fear with Prism. The formula felt more like the brand’s typical eyeshadows, though I found most of the shimmer shades to be dense and a bit drier where application was best with fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush or with a dampened brush. I wish the shimmers were creamier and had a little more slip like ABH’s best shimmer shades (see summer’s release).
The liquid lipsticks seemed to be on par with most recently released shades–smooth, pigmented, easy to apply/spread.
Anastasia Holiday 2017