I love the holiday season because the winter/holiday makeup collections come out and typically have great value sets for a fraction of what it would cost you if you were to buy each item individually. Value sets are a great way to try out different products and discover new makeup you would not have normally bought individually. Anastasia Beverly Hills has released two value sets for this coming holiday season: Want You to Want Me Eye Shadow Palette and Kisses on My List Volume 2 Hydrafull Gloss Set. For this post, I will be reviewing the first of the two value sets: Want You to Want Me Eye Shadow Palette.
"Nine matte and pearlized nudes and plums make your eyes a velvet goldmine for any event. Liquid Eye Liner and Mini Clear Brow Gel are perfect finishing touches, making sure you will look great even after the after-party. Throw the removable shadow palette in your clutch for a takeaway touch-up wherever your night takes you."
What is is:
"A kit within a clutch. A nod to the glam and decadence of the 1970's."
Why it's great:
"Kit styled like a clutch and features a removable eye shadow palette for a takeaway touch-up wherever your night takes you.
Nine long-wearing eye shadows create a range of looks from neutral to dramatic to smokey. Velvety smooth matte and hydrating ILLUMIN8 shimmer shades keep eyes looking glam and crease-free.
High-pigment shadows can be worn dry for a sheer wash of colour. Wear wet to transform shadow into liner or for a bold metallic finish.
Dual-sided eye shadow brush include.
Jet black liquid eye liner creates the perfect thin line for a dramatic eye.
Mini clear brow gel sets brows in place all day and night."
Packaging: The packaging is really cute. The products are enclosed in a velvet black casing with gold detailing that resembles a small clutch. Though it is pretty, the velvet casing (like that on the first Urban Decay Naked Palette) gets dirty VERY easily. Once opened, there is a large mirror on the lid and removable eyeshadow palette, liquid liner, brow gel, and eyeshadow brush. I love the presentation of this Holiday set.
9 x 0.025 oz
Included in the Holiday set is another small black velvet casing with gold detailing mimicking the casing of the value set itself. This small square contains a 3x3 eye shadow palette with the following 9 shades: Platform Wedge, Front Row Center, Ziggy, Members Only, Power Ballad, Jellies, Graphic T's, Brass in Pocket, Iron On. All of the eye shadows are well formulated, smooth to the touch and highly pigmented. The variety of colours are excellent and many looks from neutral, to dramatic and smokey can be created. I enjoy that the palette itself is removable and all the colour names are listed on the bottom.
Eye Shadows (Platform Wedge, Members Only, Graphic T’s, Iron On): Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, May Contain/Peut Contenir: (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470)<12474>, *Contains carmine as a color additive; Graphic T’s contains Triethoxycaprylylsilane; Iron On contains Calcium Sodium Borosilicate. 12474>
Eye Shadows (Front Row Center, Ziggy, Brass in Pocket, Power Ballad, Jellies): Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, 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, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, May Contain/Peut Contenir: (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163)<12474r1>;Contains carmine as a color additive. 12474r1>
Youthful Synergy Complex in Shimmer Shades
Brown Algae - smoothes, firms, hydrates, and revitalizes the appearance of skin
Diamond Core Powder - diffuses light for a soft focus effect
Sea Whip Extract - soothes the skin
Macadamia Derivative - a natural hydrator capable of holding up to 300% more water in the skin
Powerful antioxidants - Vitamins A, B, C, E, and F
Balkan Botanical Infusion
Clinical results of shimmer shades showed a 29% increase in skin hydration after one hour
Consumer results after four weeks showed eyelids appeared 70% firmer and 83% smoother
Eye Shadow Brush: There is also a dual ended mini eye shadow and liner brush included in this kit. I love that it includes both a fluffy shader brush to apply all over colour and a more precise, tapered liner end to use each shadow wet and apply as eye liner.
Clear Brow Gel
Also included in the Holiday set is a mini clear brow gel. This is a great clear brow gel that keeps brows in place all day. I like that the packaging isn't see through like my Maybelline Clear Mascara/Brow Gel, and you can't see how tainted the product gets, especially if you apply tinted product to your brows to fill in.
Mini Clear Brow Gel: Water, Vp/Va Copolymer, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben <8910r1>. 8910r1>
Liquid Eye Liner
The final product included in the Holiday set is a mini black liquid eye liner. This is hands down, the best liquid liner I have EVER used. The brush tip is extremely thin and flexible so that you are able to achieve the thinest line possible with great control and ability to wing liner. I love that you can just flick the wand at the end of the eye to achieve a quick, effortless wing. The formula itself is very wet and intense black which dries fast and doesn't transfer onto the rest of your lid. I haven't been able to find a full-size version of this product available for sale online or else I would be the first to purchase it! I can't say enough good things about this eye liner and I think its a great addition to the value set.
Liquid Eye Liner: Water, Iron Oxide(Ci 77499), Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Triethanolamine, Oleyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol <12271>.12271>
Retail Price: $34 US (a $90 value)
What Holiday Set are you looking forward to most?
What Holiday Set are you looking forward to most?
Disclaimer: This product was sent to Makeup By Cheryl H for consideration to review. As always, these are my honest opinions.