Hey everyone! I have a really exciting limited edition kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills to show you today! I am a huge fan of the Anastasia's brow products--I love the brow powder. I use "Brunette" nearly every day to fill in my brows. I am just thrilled that they wanted me to try out some of their other products!! I wasn't quite sure what to expect since I hadn't tried any of their makeup products before. I was pleasantly surprised--the quality is really impressive! This particular kit is called See and Be Seen!
|On Set Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo|
Here's an eye look I did using the Illumin8 eyeshadow duo!
|Left Side of "Illumin8" on lid, Right Side of "Illumin8" on outer-v & lower lashline, Mac Wedge in crease & Nars Galapagos to define outer-v & lower lashline. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in chocolate shimmer ink.|
Now onto the glosses & brow gel!
|Plastic, Heiress, Caramel Brow Gel|
Hydrafull Glosses: Plastic is a bright Barbie pink while Heiress is a medium coral-pink. Both are incredibly pigmented, creamy, & very bright! I absolutely love the formula--they are so glossy and moisturizing, yet they don't feel heavy. They feel amazing on the lips. I thought they were just normal lipglosses, but they have incredible staying power for a gloss! The glossiness lasts for a couple of hours (give or take 3-4) and after that, they leave a really lovely, even stain on the lips for a long time after that. I actually fell asleep with Heiress on the other night and I woke up after 8 hours with perfectly stained lips!! Crazy! They also didn't feel dry at all. Huge thumbs up to this lipgloss formula--I love them!! Heiress is already a staple in my purse! This is definitely a product I would repurchase!
Here's a quick look at the lipgloss applicator:
The lipgloss applicator is quite interesting. It's a sort of plastic stick or paddle that you can scoop the product out with. It actually reminds me of a plastic version of the Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss applicator (see HERE). I definitely prefer my Mac & Revlon lipgloss applicators--I found the plastic applicator wasn't the easiest tool to evenly distribute the product. I'm not too fussy with packaging so this isn't a big deal breaker for me since I think the lipgloss formula is amazing.--it still works fine and would be ideal if you prefer to use a lip brush instead.
Here's some comparison swatches!!
|Anastasia Plastic, Revlon Hot Pink, Anastasia Heiress, Revlon Strawberry, Anastasia Caramel Brow Gel, Revlon Brunette brow fantasy, Left side of Illumin8, Mac Mythology, Right side of Illumin8, Mac Woodwinked|
In the glosses, I found two incredibly close colors in the Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss line! As you can see Hot Pink and Strawberry are nearly identical in color to the Anastasia colors, however the Revlon ones contain a bit of shimmer while the Anastasia glosses are cremes. I do love my Revlon glosses to bits but I think the Anastasia formula feels creamier, moisturizing and is also more opaque on the lips. Also, once the glossiness fades away, you get a stain that lasts hours longer. Once the Revlon lip glosses fade, they are completely gone from your lips. I like to layer the Revlon glosses over lipsticks while the Anastasia ones can stand on their own without a color underneath since they are so pigmented. If you have both those colors though then the Anastasia onces probably aren't a must have for you since the colors are so similar! I also swatched my Revlon Brow Fantasy brow gel to show you the difference in color--mine is much darker, less warm, and just generally better suited for my brow color! I definitely want to try a different color in the brow gel since the Anastasia formula is so nice and has more pigment to it. As you can see from the swatches, I couldn't find a dupe in my eyeshadow collection for either of the Anastasia eyeshadows!
This set retails for $44 (with a value of $80) and you can purchase it on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website or at Sephora! For the value, I think it is a fantastic set of products and a nice way to try out the line. I was really impressed with the quality and pigmentation of the lipglosses and eyeshadows--that alone justifies the price of the set to me. I also like that the packaging was simple, yet cute. The only negative is that I wish the set came with different shades of the tinted brow gel--or even a clear one to make it wearable for all types of hair colors! This kit came out in May and will only be available for a limited time--so make sure to grab it quickly if this kit is something you'd like to try!
What do you think of the See and Be Seen kit? Would you wear these colors?
Disclaimer: The product was sent to me by Anastasia Beverly Hills PR to review for free. I am not affiliated with Anastasia Beverly Hills, nor am I paid at all to endorse their products. My views are completely honest and influenced by my personal experience only.