Anastasia Want You to Want Me Set ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

Anastasia has another amazing gift giving option for the upcoming holiday season. Yes THAT holiday season! Trust me it will sneak up on you before you know it. The Want You to Want Me set is an eye kit in a clutch. Inside the lovely velvet clutch with magnetic closure is:
  • A deluxe eye shadow palette featuring an array of nude and plum shades in the Illumin8 formula featuring Youthful Synergy Complex® is clinically proven to illuminate, firm, and hydrate the skin - 9 x 0.025 oz Eye Shadow in Platform Wedge, Members Only, Graphic T’s, Iron on, Front Row Center, Ziggy, Brass in Pocket, Power Ballad, Jellies
  • Dual ended nice quality brush
  • 0.085 oz Mini Clear Brow Gel
  • 0.17 oz Liquid Eye Liner

This mirrored compact with brush features nine matte and pearlized nude and plum shades, Liquid Eye Liner, and Mini Clear Brow Gel to turn your eyes into a velvet goldmine. Illumin8 formula featuring Youthful Synergy Complex® is clinically proven to illuminate, firm, and hydrate the skin. Toss this gorgeous palette in your clutch for touch-ups wherever your night takes you.

Open up the clutch to reveal the eyeshadow palette, mini mascara, liquid eye liner, mirror, and double ended brush.

The eyeshadow palette pops out to reveal the shade names beneath.

All items removed from the magnetized clutch:

The eyeshadow palette itself has another mirror. It’s compact size makes it ideal for throwing in your purse for touch ups or to amp up after work for an evening out.

Platform Wedge, Front Row Center, Ziggy
Members Only, Power Ballad, Jellies

Graphic T’s, Brass in Pocket, Iron On

Platform Wedge and Members Only are the two matte shades in the palette. I found Platform Wedge to be a touch sheer but the formula is lovely for matte eyeshadows. Ziggy is shimmer shade that also contains glitter. I do get some fallout from this shade but it is actually one of my favourites and most used out of the palette. Iron On is a richly pigmented black burgundy with fine glitter. Gorgeous as a liner and great for smoking out a look. Graphic T’s is the only somewhat problematic shadow in the bunch. It is a bit chalky and sheer but it still works well with the other shades in the palette. The remaining four eyeshadows in the Want You to Want Me palette are all buttery, pigmented, smooth, shimmering shades that are a dream to work with. As with the other Anastasia eyeshadows I have tried these do perform best over an eye primer. Over a primer they will last most of the day on me.
I have been really loving the multitude of looks I can create with Want You to Want Me. My favourite has been Platform Wedge as a base, Members Only in the crease, Power Ballad all over the lid into the crease, Ziggy on the outer v and into the crease, with the lashline intensified with Iron On. It is a gorgeous neutral eye for fall with a fun plum kick.

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Platform Wedge, Front Row Center, Ziggy
Members Only, 
Power BalladJellies
Graphic T’s, Brass in Pocket, Iron On
The Want You to Want Me Set is is available at Sephora and Anastasia.net and retails for $34 US ($90 value) or $44 CAD.

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Anastasia Kisses on My List Volume 2 Hydrafull Gloss Set ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

Hope your ready to be bombarded with lips! Anastasia has another amazing holiday gift offering this year with the return of the Kisses on My List Hydrafull Gloss Set Volume 2.
Volume 2 of the Kisses on My List Hydrafull Gloss Set includes a mix of creams and shimmers as well as the introduction of Anastasia’s new Hypercolor glosses. These glosses react with your skin chemistry to stain your lips a custom shade. I have used other products with this technology in the past and they tend to go quite bold pink with my chemistry. Three of the shades included in this set or Hypercolor shades with a shimmer finish. They are Lola, Jolene, and Roxanne. The other three shades are Moi and Maggie May which are creams, and Sharona which is a shimmer. All of the shades have nice pigmentation. They are not a sheer, invisible gloss. They are still glosses of course and transparent but they give a nice amount of colour to the lips. They have a slight stickiness that gives them a little more lasting power and they feel very moisturizing and cushy on the lips. I never experience parched lips wearing Anastasia Hydrafull Glosses.

Moi, Maggie May, Sharona, Lola, Jolene, Roxanne

The Hydrafull Lip Glosses come with a silicone paddle applicator. I must admit I’m not really a fan of the applicator. I find it a bit difficult to apply evenly and I certainly wouldn’t attempt it without a mirror. Maybe I’m just using it the best way. If you have tips I’d love you to share! Now on to the lip swatches. Lots and lots of lips, lips, lips…
Moi – A peachy brown nude.

Moi

Maggie May – Soft pink beige nude.

Maggie May

Sharona – Peachy pink shimmer.

Sharona

Lola – Cool pink shimmer Hypercolor.

Lola

Lola after 5 mins

Jolene – Warm pink shimmer Hypercolor.

Jolene

Jolene after 5 mins
Roxanne – Rose with gold shimmer Hypercolor.

Roxanne

Roxanne

You can see that there is a really nice variety of shades included in this collection and I’m sure everyone can find several shades to fall in love with, if not them all. My absolute favourite is Roxanne. It has the most beautiful fine gold shimmer in a rose base. A stunning rose gold. I really wish this one wasn’t a Hypercolor shade because they go quite fuchsia on me and the gorgeous effect of the shade is a bit lost over the bolder colour.
The Kisses on My List gloss set features six high-shine glosses in matte and shimmer shades that wear all-day.  With three softly sheer, opalescent glosses, and three new Hypercolor Glosses that actually stain your lips…don’t be standing too close to the mistletoe if you don’t want to be kissed!  Each gloss is named after famous 70’s muses you won’t soon forget.  Lola, Maggie May, Sharona, Roxanne, Jolene, and Moi are sure to inspire your loved one to write a song about you! The Kisses on My List gloss set retails for $30 US/$39 CAD ($108 US value) and is available at Sephora and Anastasia.net. At only $5 US/$6.50 CAD per gloss this is a hard deal to pass up!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duos ~Strawburn, Golden Blonde, Ash Blonde/Taupe, Medium Ash/Medium Brown, Brunette ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

I have been a hardcore, devout, shout it from the rooftops fan of the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo for years now. I searched, and searched, year after year, for a brow product to tie in my red hair that wasn’t too dark, too garish, too bright, too red. It seemed impossible to find something natural and flattering for redheads until I stumbled upon the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Strawburn. I have used it almost every day for years and although I have hit a lot of pan there is still some product left. 

Create beautiful and natural brow effects with Anastasia’s Best-Selling Brow Powder Duo. This lightweight, sheer to medium coverage formula was designed to be smudge proof and comes with two shades per compact to ensure the perfect brow color.

When it came to purchasing brow products for my professional kit there was no question they would be from Anastasia Beverly Hills. She is the queen of amazing brow products. I also purchased the Brow Wiz pencils which I will share with you in a future post.
The Brow Powder Duos are available in six shade combinations. I have 5 of them to share with you. I am missing the new Ebony Duo.

  • Strawburn – Suggested for auburn hair
  • Golden Blonde – Suggested for golden and strawberry blonde hair
  • Ash Blonde/Taupe – Suggested for light to dark blonde hair
  • Medium Ash/Medium Brown – Suggested for light to medium brown and silver hair
  • Brunette – Suggested for medium brown to dark brown hair
  • NEW Ebony – Suggested for dark brown to black hair
All of the duos offer natural, flattering, brow enhancing shades that resist fading through the day. They offer an amazing assortment of ash tones which I know many blondes struggle to find as well. With the ability to mix the two shades in each duo I’m sure everyone can find a great match. I love as well that I can focus the darker shade on my inner brow and gradually fade into the lighter shade towards the tail of my brow. The same technique can be used from the base of your brow upwards. When you are working with brows as sparse as mine this flexibility to vary the tone really offers a more natural result.
Click to enlarge. Anastasia Brow Powder Duos

Anastasia Beverly Hills products are available at Sephora.

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