I’m really loving Anastasia products lately, especially because they’ve been sweet enough to send me products to review. Please keep in mind that even though I’m receiving gratis products, I will still give my own, honest opinions. No need to front, right?
A lovely rep sent me a neutral palette that’s great for fall. She Wears It Well has nine graceful shades to give any blah face a pop of glam. So, let me start off by saying that the packaging is divine! I love this leather black case because it’s got cracked, alligator print detailing along with antique gold trim. I’m a sucker for details, and this palette is too cute to keep in my train case! In fact, I’ve been storing it with my makeup on my dresser. Upon opening the palette, you’ll find a mirror, nine fab shadows, and a double ended brush for application. The mirror is also decked out with antique gold trim. Only one of the nine shades has a bigger compartment than the others, and I’m assuming it’s because it’s the most adaptable color.
Is anyone sad about summer coming to an end? August is my birthday month, and I’m a vivacious leo so I love everything summer has to offer. Well, everything except sunburn. Haha… one time is enough warning! Anyway, I’ve beep spotting some really cute trends or eye makeup that are a little more daring than others this year. Some of my faves have been things like neons, tons of glitter, and even natural smokey (which will always be a fave of mine). Here are some looks that I recreated showing you my favorite trends:
This is a look that I showcased on my Facebook page. I love using colors that remind me of mermaids and beach fun. I love being by the water, and this look just takes me there!
I absolutely LOVE this kit! The only downfall about it is that it doesn’t have a cool blush to go along with it. It comes with an Illuminating Eye Duo (On Set), a Caramel brow gel, and two Hydrafull lip glosses called Heiress and Plastic.
When I initially opened the kit, my first impression was that the caramel brow gel would not be for me. I use a black shadow to fill in my brows, so I was sure that caramel would be too light. However, once I tried the product, the gel fit right in with my brows and only gave them an illuminating finish. And when I say illuminating, I don’t mean glittery by any means. I just mean a nice sunkissed finish.
Photos of me wearing the product:
My thoughts on each product:
The Illumin8 Eye Shadow duo was really light, but just enough to open up my eyes. I definitely don’t mind this type of look for summer because I don’t want to look too done up in the heat.
Like I said earlier, I thought the Caramel Brow Gel was going to be too overwhelming, but it was just enough to set my brows and give them a nice brown undertone.
My favorite part of the kit by far were the Hydrafull Glosses. So many lip products out there claim to hydrate and last long, but you come to find otherwise. Not only do these glosses last forever, but once they absorb into the skin on your lips they turn into lip stains. I love love love lip stains, so the Hydrafull Glosses alone are a 5/5 for me!
Check out my video on how I applied my See and Be Seen kit:
So I recently received some products in the mail from an Anastasia Beverly Hills rep. One of the products I received was something a little different… I’ve never seen anything like it on the market. It’s called Lash Genius, and it’s a clear topcoat that instantly waterproofs and freshens your lashes. In the past, I’ve avoided waterproof mascaras because they make my lashes crunchy and by the end of the day, the mascara chips off right underneath my eyes giving me a ridiculous raccoon effect. Waterproof mascaras also are a pain to remove at the end of the night. So, more or less, they are NOT my favorite. I’ll do anything to avoid buying them.
Lash Genius is, in a nutshell, a great product. Not only does it instantly refresh your lashes while waterproofing them, it also makes them look fuller. If you’re a falsies gal, you can wear Lash Genius to mesh your falsies with your real lashes to give off a more natural feel. And also, through my experience, I felt that Lash Genius:
- locks my mascara in place
- doesn’t make my lashes feel brittle
- doesn’t pull out my lashes
- was lightweight
It also doesn’t have any parabens or fragrances; it’s also hypoallergenic and cruelty-free.
When I received this product, I was a little hesitant. I’m not used to wearing waterproof, and I instantly thought this product would be like the others. Who’s to say it wasn’t ? Even though this product was sent to me for review, I will always give my honest opinion. I absolutely loved this product simply because it locked my mascara into place and still gave the appearance and feel of healthy, lush lashes. How often can you say that about a lash product? There are so many products out there that contain harmful ingredients just so the consumer can get the desired effect.
Lash Genius is a clear gel. The mascara wand is big enough to plump lashes and distribute the product effectively. Since I don’t wear false lashes, I only tried this product on my natural lashes and I was definitely satisfied with the results. To remove the product, I used some extra virgin olive oil on a cotton pad.
Let’s go in for the product breakdown:
Product promises: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Worth your money: 4/5
Overall, this product is a 4.8/5. I love the chic packaging and the modern text, love the mascara wand and how it fluffs my lashes, and I also love how lightweight the gel is.
This product was sent for review. All opinions are my own, honest ones.