I know, I’ve been the worst blogger. I haven’t spoken to you guys and gals in over a month! Blame it on the job and the social life that both seem to have gotten out of hand. But I’m back, fresh from a much needed vacation with an awesome beauty review!
I came home from my 10-day getaway at my boyfriend’s family’s cabin to find a wonderful package at my door – the Anastasia of Beverly Hills See and Be Seen Set. What is this set, you ask? Well let me tell you!
This cute set might be tiny but it definitely packs a punch. It includes two full-size Hydrafull Glosses in Heiress and Plastic, a full-size Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel (and you all know that Anastasia is the Queen of Brows), and a full-size Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo in On Set.
I have grown to really love Anastasia glosses. They glide on smoothly and give just the right amount of colour payoff without the usual stickiness and stinkiness of other glosses. Don’t be fooled (or scared) by the brightness of each shade (right – Heiress, middle – Plastic) . They are so wearable and give a jelly-like finish. They also seem to last a long time (no joke, I put it on before going in the shower and it was still there when I stepped out!). Once the glossiness wore off, I was left with a beautiful lip stain! The one thing I don’t like about the Hydrafull glosses is the weird paddle-like applicator. I much prefer a sponge-tip applicator when it comes to my glosses. Both shades are limited edition and exclusive to this kit.
The Tinted Brow Gel
My first thought when I saw the shade (left in photo above) was “Wow, I’ve never wanted to have blonde brows!”. Until now, I was always afraid of brow gels because I thought that they would give my brows a weird crunchy tint. Surprise surprise! Fortified with botanical hair conditioners and essential oils, not only did it not make my brows go crunch crunch, but the shade was perfect for me! I applied it in the morning and it made my brows look natural and polished all day. The con: I can’t promise that it would suit all brow colours, so don’t forget to swatch before you buy!
The Eyeshadow Duo
The shades are gorgeous and reminiscent of shades from my Urban Decay palette. These earthy shade give a beautiful glow to the eyes, perfect for that effortless summer look. The texture is soft and smooth, and blends so easily. The colour payoff is amazing and with a good base (big up to my Urban decay Primer Potion!), they last all day without creasing or fading.
I love everything about this set! The glosses give just the right amount of colour without the sticky stink that many other glosses have. The tinted brow gel has become one of my new favourites for a quick and easy polished look. And the eyeshadows are gorgeous and versatile. All in all, this set is a value of $80 USD and offered at a suggested retail price of $40 USD, and is well worth the price. I definitely recommend you check it out. (Psst! It makes a great gift too!)
Plus I give the marketing company props for coming up with a super unique way of providing product info. Made me feel like a kid again!
The Anastasia of Beverly Hills See and Be Seen Set is available for a limited time exclusively at Sephora and Anastasia.net.
Disclaimer: Although the products have been sent for review, the opinions expressed are solely my own and completely honest. All photos are my own and not to be used without permission.