When the Holidays come around, there is one thing I REALLY go ga-ga for- Holiday Gift Sets! But the Creme De La Creme of Gift Sets for me has got to be in the Cosmetics department. There’s nothing like getting everything you love from a company all in one set! When it comes to my eyes and brows, no one does Gift Sets like Anastasia Beverly Hills! In my book, their Holiday Gift Sets are legendary!
This year I got to try two of them.
This year, Anastasia Beverly Hills released Two Kits: One for the eyes, Want You To Want Me & one for the lips: Kiss On My List. Each Kit is a steal of a deal with multiple items at one low price. Since 1997, Anastasia Beverly Hills has been bringing the professional cosmetic experience to your own home with a balance of science and beauty in their amazing, high quality cosmetics.
The first set I opened was the Want You To Want Me Set. This set is all about the eyes, the focal point of your face. They call this a kit within a clutch because it all comes perfectly presented in a velvet magnetic box with rose gold tone chain detailing. The presentation of this kit is beautiful and ideal for gifting. I personally wouldn’t even wrap this! It’s already a treat to open. This clutch is also easy to take with you and features a large mirror. But the REAL treats are the products inside!
As you would expect with an eye kit, there is an eyeshadow. The difference? This is duel sides and even features a crease brush on one end. I love the idea of being able to pack on color and blend when needed. I have to say this is certainly not my favorite brush in the whole entire world, but it gets the job done and it’s VERY handy to have in my kit or on the go.
Next, I checked out the two “tube” items. First was Anastasia Beverly Hills’ signature Brow Gel. This gel has become my everyday go-to product when it comes to keeping my unruly brows in check. I fill my brows with their a powder or a pencil, then I give them a quick once over and I’m set all day. I don’t even have to think twice about my brows. Before I used this get, I would sometimes have to double check or touch up my brows half way through the day- not my idea of fun! Or other gels I used didn’t hold up the way this one does and I ended up plucking or smoothing out stray hairs. Again, no thanks!
Also included in the hit- a liquid eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner can be all you need to turn a day-time eye look into a sultry night on the town look. This liner is easy to apply and dries into a dark, matte line that is smooth and lasts all day. (or night) I love throwing this mini into my purse to keep on hand in order to just have a quick mid-day make over. It lasts even through working out and all the other sweat inducing Mommy tasks I tackle everyday.
While I loved all the products in this kit, the true star has to be this mini palette. Hands down! It features 9 colors that are on the neutral side all perfect to mix and match with endless combination possibilities. 2 of the 9 shades are matter and the other 7 have a subtle, silky shimmery finish. Each shadow applies like satin, lasts all day and never creases.
Swatched (without primer) these shades are super pigmented in just one pass. I love all the possibilities this compact palette offers and of all my palettes, it’s certainly the most portable I own. Plus, with it’s velvet cover, it’s already help up to a few falls. (Let’s face it, those are bound to happen). The palette itself also has a mirror inside.
I really loved this kit for it’s endless possibilities are easy on-the-go feel. It’s idea for both daytime, business, casual, nighttime or even formal looks and for the price- only $34, it’s an affordable multitasking kit. I certainly caught the bug I’ve heard you get with your first Anastasia Beverly Hills product and I couldn’t wait to try out another kit!
My Next kit is all about kissable, hydrated lips! This set of 6 is titles Kiss On My List ( a cute play on words) and retails for only $30! That is $5 a lip gloss, which is a steal for most brands but especially one as high end as Anastasia Beverly Hills. Just one of these glosses retail for $18! So for less than the price of two, you get 6 of their lipglosses. I’m considering buying another set! The shades are Jolene, Lola, Maggie May, Roxanne, Sharona and Moi. All beautiful ladies 😉
Each color is more beautiful than the last and I have a hard time deciding each day. These colors moisturize instantly with over 90% of women asked said that after 10 minutes they felt that their lips were moisturized. These glosses are the perfect balance of smooth and long lasting and leave my lips feeling great. They also leave behind a slight stain of their color which is great for when your lipgloss wears off through drinking or eating, you’re still left with a nice flush of color. I can’t believe no one else has done this with their glosses yet! I thought that was a brilliant idea.
If you’ve got a cosmetic junkie on your Holiday Shopping list, be sure and check out Anastasia Beverly Hills for quality and a great deal on these sets. They’re perfect for beginners, collectors and even beauty experts!