The Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You To Want Me Kit comes to you in a delightful black box with copper writing. This set is touted as a "kit within a clutch" and the clutch slides right out of the outer box, revealing a velvet "clutch" type of box with copper accents that match the outer box. This is really a super cool presentation and would make a great holiday gift.
Pull down the copper colored emblem that is embossed with Anastasia Beverly Hills, open the lid and the kit is revealed within, as well as the fully mirrored lid of the clutch. What you see inside is an eyeshadow palette, a black liquid eyeliner, a clear brow gel, and a double ended brush.
Eyeliner and brow gel:
Open the eyeshadow palette and you see nine eyeshadows in matte and pearlized formulas in colors that are in nudes and plums. There is also a mirrored lid inside the shadow palette. Today we're going to focus on the eyeshadows.
I'm going to state right off the bat that I ADORE this eyeshadow palette. I have worn it several times, in different combinations, and the shadows wear VERY well. They've made it 12+ hours without creasing. Remarkable. Anastasia says the velvety smooth matte and hydrating Illumin8 shimmer shades keep eyes looking glam and crease-free. And I agree!!
The palette is an ode to the 1970s and the shadows have names reflecting the era, such as Platform Wedge, Members Only, Graphic T’s, Iron on, Front Row Center, Ziggy, Brass in Pocket, Power Ballad, Jellies. Fun!!! The shadows are nicely pigmented and can be used wet for greater impact.
Let's look at the swatches, which were done dry with sponge applicators. You'll see that a couple of the shades are similar to the skintone of my arm but they show up well on my eyelids. My lids and arm have vastly different skintones.
From the Anastasia web site, the key ingredients of the shadows are:
- Youthful SynergyTM Complex in Shimmer shades.
- Brown Algae - A key ingredient that 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 of Vitamins A, B, C, E, and F. Balkan Botanical Infusion®.
These helpful details are on the back of the outer box.
And now you get to see me with on two different days that I wore the eyeshadows. One day I focused on the plums and another day on the nude.
I was thrilled to receive this to review because I'd been looking at it everywhere I went but was waiting for the Sephora sale to purchase it. And now that I've used it, I find that it is really an excellent value. You receive 9 high performance eyeshadows, a brush, a liquid eyeliner, a brow gel and two mirrors...plus the amusement of the ode to the '70's. All for just $34 USD. It's a great value and makes a nifty gift presentation. The only thing I would add if I was making this palette is a true highlighter shade. Otherwise, we have perfection in nudes and plums with this palette.
You can purchase the kit at Nordstrom, Dillards, Belk, Sephora, Anastasia's website, among other places. It's truly a steal of a deal and the quality is very very good. Don't miss it!!