Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Anastasia Beverly Hills See and Be Seen Makeup Kit



Hey Guys!
I've always wanted to, but have never tired Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics. I've heard countless positive reviews about their brow products, but have never took the plunge and purchased one of their products. Though Anastasia Beverly Hills is known for their exceptional brow products, they do also carry a wide range of other cosmetics as well. I was really excited to try the See and Be Seen Makeup Kit as it contains, not only, a tinted brow gel, but also an eye shadow duo and two lip glosses as well. For those of you, who like me, are new to Anastasia Beverly Hills and have always wanted to try their cosmetics, this kit is the perfect way to do so, at an affordable price. The kit retails for $44 at Sephora.com and Anastasia.net with a worth of $80! After using these products, I can assure you that for the price point and quality of the products, you are getting one amazing deal! 

About Anastasia Beverly Hills: 
"Anastasia has long been the definitive eye and brow expert for icons such as Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah as well as hip up-and-comers like Dianna Agron, Selena Gomez and Kristen Cavallari. Anastasia's make up plus approach always has the importance of skin care at the base of their clinically tested cosmetic formulas and has recently expanded into colours that match their superior standards for skincare based cosmetics. Anastasia Beverly Hills products have als been recently added to all Sephora stores in the United States."

The See and Be Seen Makeup Kit Includes:
  • Tinted Brow Gel in "Caramel"(0.32 oz)
  • Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo in "On Set" (2 x 0.04 oz)
  • Hydrafull Gloss in "Heiress" and "Plastic"(2 x 0.07 oz)



What It Does:
"Go from flawless California casual to photo-ready in a flash with this versatile set for the eyes and face. This California colour story represents effortless Hollywood glamour for the modern girl. Illumin8 Eye Shadow Due in On Set, HyrdraFull Gloss in Plastic and Heiress, and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel create an "all eyes on you" look for every day and night."

Key Ingredients:
Chamomile Extract: Hydrates and soothes the skin while helping the hair grow stronger (Tinted Brow Gel) 
Balkan Botanical Infusion: Helps soften, soothe and hydrate skin. (Illumin8 Duo and HydraFull Gloss) 
Brown Algae: A key ingredient that smoothes, firms, hydrates, and revitalizes the appearance of skin. (Illumin8 Duo and HydraFull Gloss) 
Macadamia Derivative: A natural hydrator capable of holding up to 300% more water (Illumin8 Duo and HydraFull Gloss)


Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel: 

Anastasia's brow gel sets your perfect brow look with a hint of tint and is fortified with botanical hair conditioners and essential oils to keep brows feeling as great as they look.


Ingredients: Water, Vp/Va Copolymer, Sd Alcohol 40b, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Carbomer, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Tetrasodium Edta, May Contain/Peut Contenir(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).
MAC Spiked Eye Pencil w/ Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

I really like this brow gel, my only qualm is that the "Caramel" colour may not suit everybody. It would have been nice to see different variations of the kit with different tints to choose from. Or better yet, just throw in a clear brow gel so that EVERYONE could be satisfied. There are actually 5 different shades of Anastasia Brow Gel: Blonde, Caramel, Brunette, Espresso, and Granite. The Brow Gel alone retails for $21. 

Illumin8 Shadow Duo in On Set: 

The soft pink and golden hues of the Duo are designed to illuminate the appearance of skin while also soothing, softening and hydrating.

Ingredients: Talc, Boron Nitride, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nylon-12, Magnesium Carbonate, Water/Eau/Aqua, Ethoxydiglycol, Barium Sulfate, Peat Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Gold, Potassium Sorbate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Benzimidazole Diamond Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Butylene Glycol, Sea Whip Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, May Contain/Peut Contenir: (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742 ), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).*May contain synthetic fluorphlogopite. *Contains carmine as a color additive.

The eye shadows are extremely pigmented and finely milled. Each shadow is silky smooth to the touch and blends beautifully. In fact, these are probably two of the best formulated eye shadows I have ever come across! You can use each shadow alone, or blended together. They are a very subtle way to add some colour to your eyes this summer without over doing it. You can wear these dry for a sheer wash of colour, or wet for a high shine metallic finish. The Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duos contain Anastasia's exclusive Youthful Synergy Complex and Balkan Botanical Infusion. Anastasia Beverly Hill's products are clinically tested. After one hour, 29% saw an increase in skin hydration and after four weeks participants experienced firmer (70%), smoother (83%), lighter, and less puffy eye area. The eye shadows are long wearing, hypoallergenic, paraben free and fragrance free. Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duos retail for $23 each when bought individually.

HydraFull Gloss in Heiress and Plastic: 

These limited edition bright summer colours were created specifically for the theme of "Make It Happen" and are not available anywhere except the See and Be Seen Kit. Anastasia's HydraFull Gloss contains lip tint to maintain longer lasting colour while maximizing lip hydration and fullness.

Plastic
Ingredients: Polyisobutene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla/Candelilla Cera, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba/Cera Carnauba, Jojoba Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trihydroxystearin, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Cetearyl Isostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Silica, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Flavor, May Contain/Peut Contenir: (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27(Ci 45410).*Contains carmine as a color additive 
Heiress

I was extremely excited for the shades of lip gloss which came in the kit. Both shades are limited edition and you can only get in the See and Be Seen Makeup Kit. Separately, HydraFull Lip Glosses retail for $18 each. Basically, when you buy this kit, you are receiving both of the lip glosses FREE! The colours in the kit are Heiress and Plastic. I love the names! Heiress is a red raspberry shade and Plastic is a bright pink. The formula is non-sticky and can be built up from a sheer wash of colour to an opaque high shine finish. I find the formula makes my lips look extra full and pouty. Both glosses are long wearing and have incredibly staying power. However, once these do wear off from the lips they leave a beautiful stain. These are pretty much the quintessential summer lip gloss! I love these glosses so much that I would buy this kit for these alone. I also plan on taking these bad boys with me to Vegas in a couple weeks as I think they would hold up well at the pool and for a fun filled night out! 


Swatches:


Along with the press kit, I received a view finder with promo images for the See and Be Seen ad campaign. Unfortunately, this does not come with the See and Be Seen kit sold in stores, but I thought this was such a cool way to advertise, that I HAD to share it with you! Below are some of the promo images you can see on the wheels. 




The limited edition See and Be Seen Makeup Kit is available exclusively at Sephora and Anastasia.net and retails for $44 US, $57 CAD (with an $80 US value).

The kit is only available for a few more weeks, so if you are interested, definitely pick this up ASAP before it sells out! It is the perfect kit for a quick summer look!


Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration. As always, these are my honest opinions.

12 comments:

  1. I'm loving this set. Great review.

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  2. sounds like a great set ! love the lip glosses

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  3. wow i can't believe its half the price at sephora!? anastasia is so notorious for their brow products i thought thats the only thing they sold lol. the glosses are gorgeous colour and they look incredibly pigmented.

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    1. I know...everytime I think Anastasia, I only think brow products lol

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  4. I actually was looking at this kit last month and really wanted it! The glosses are eyeshadow are soo pretty.

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  5. I've never heard of this, actually.
    It looks like a great set and I love the colors of the lip glosses. (:

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    1. It's fairly new and only available for a few weeks. I hadn't heard anything about it either until the company contacted me.

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  6. Wow, those glosses are absolutely gorgeous - such great summer colors!

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