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Friday, February 22, 2013

Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold & Beautiful Kit

Today I thought I'd show you the Anastasia Beverly Hills Spring 2013 offering, the Bold and Beautiful Kit! If you like neutral shades and defined, groomed brows then this would be a great kit to check out.


Very nice, simple packaging presented like a two box set--one set is for the brows, the second is for the eyes. I love that the palettes are nice and thin but I do think there is a lot of empty cardboard space. If they made them even smaller it would be even more convenient for travel.


The brow set comes with a waxy brown shade on the left and a cool toned ashy taupe brow powder. The pomade holds the brows in really nicely, does not come out too dark and is lightly pigmented so it is buildable--i think if your brows are not too light or too dark it would work nicely. The brow gel works a bit better for holding very unruly brows in place, but if you only need a little bit of hold, the pomade is perfect! I really like the powder too--I thought it might be a little too cool toned but in combination with the pomade (which is slightly warmer) it works really well with my brow color! I LOVE the mini set of tweezers. They work great and are super easy to travel with! Lastly there is the angled brush with a spoolie that does the job well.
L-R eyeshadows, then Nars Mekong, then the brow pomade and powder 
The eyeshadow set comes with 4 shades. They don't have specific names but it has: a light matte nude/peach, a shimmery peachy, a medium brown with subtle gold glitter (the glitter didn't translate on the eye), and lastly a very, very dark cocoa brown with copper colored glitter. I thought the peach color could be a little bit more pigmented (like Inglot 407!) since it applied more sheerly on the eye. The last shade is incredibly pigmented and when I saw the color I immediately thought of Nars Mekong.  As you can see in the above photo, the Anastasia color is a much more blackened brown and I looove it! I think it's a nice combination of colors--they fit very nicely together though it would have been nice if they included another cooler color (since the peachy color is so warm and many people may not like orange tones on the eyes!). The pigmentation is nice, but not the most buttery I've ever tried. The standout for me is definitely the rich, sparkly blackened cocoa brown color! I can't say it is the most unique eyeshadow palette, but if you don't have colors like these already it would be a nice addition to your collection!

The set is $36 and available now at Nordstrom, & Anastasia but will be available at Sephora and Ulta soon! I think this kit is a great buy, especially if you love brows and neutrals. What would be even better is if you could buy just one half of the kit for half the price--mostly because I am in love with the brow kit and have been using it nonstop! I have too many eyeshadows for my own good!

What do you think of the Bold & Beautiful Kit?! Is this something you would use?


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. 

7 comments:

  1. The Bold and the Beautiful kit is truly lovely. I have red hair, so I don't know if the colors are right for me, but truly a lovely kit.
    www.beautycatt.blogspot.com

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  2. So pretty x new follower

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  3. Yeah it would be nice if they came out with a few different brow colors in these type of kits!

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  4. Thanks so much! I'll definitely check your site out! :)

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  5. So interesting blog..

    and nice post.. i want one!!! :(

    ;)

    http://enaissoul.blogspot.com.es/

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  6. Awesome kit .... I really like all the shades ... Thanks for the review

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  7. Wow! The packaging for this is amazing, and such a range of shades to choose from.


    Lindsey. x
    www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

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