Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Anastasia of Beverly Hills: ILLUMIN8 EYE SHADOW DUO

Happy Wednesday!

Besides bright colors, I am also loving a "healthy, bronzy glow" -- nothing screams summer more than that, right?! ;)

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Look we love: Sun-swept
We love a healthy bronzy glow, we love Shisheido makeup artist Dick Page, and we super-loved Michael Kors' spring show. Page swept bronzer along brow bones and cheeks, then dusted eyes and lips with soft beige. 
The result: gorgeous, fresh-from-vacation, sand-swirled tawniness.

***magazine page scanned by Mimi***

Luckily, I have an eye shadow duo that helps me achieve a sun-kissed, bronzy eye look! ;)
Thanks again to Anastasia of Beverly Hills for sending me their See And Be Seen Kit:

See And Be Seen

1. ILLUMIN8 EYE SHADOW DUO in On Set
2. TINTED BROW GEL in Caramel
3. HYDRAFULL GLOSS in Heiress and Plastic

I've gushed all about the HydraFull Glosses here, and now it's time to talk about the ILLUMIN8 EYE SHADOW DUO! :D

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ILLUMIN8 EYE SHADOW DUO in On Set

ILLUMIN8 Eye Shadow Duos are unique clinically and consumer-tested shadows designed to illuminate, firm, and smooth the appearance of skin while also soothing, softening, and hydrating. It’s makeup that works like skincare! Formulated with Anastasia’s exclusive Youthful Synergy™ Complex and Balkan Botanical® Infusion.

CLINICAL RESULTS
Clinical result at 1 HOUR:
29% increase in skin hydration

Clinical results after 4 WEEKS eye area appears:
Firmer, Smoother, Lighter, and Less Puffy

Consumer results after 4 WEEKS on eyelids:
70% appear firmer
83% appear smoother

- Long-wearing
- Hypoallergenic
- Ophthalmologist-Tested
- Paraben-Free
- Fragrance-Free
- Can be worn wet or dry
- Dermatologist-Tested

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On Set: champagne shimmer and gold shimmer

I am not much of an eye makeup person, but I do try to come up with some simple looks from time to time.
This eye shadow duo is perfect -- the shades are both beautiful and basic, it's kind of hard to go wrong with them. ;)

They blend easily and are highly-pigmented.
Both shades have just the right amount of shimmer.
They are long-lasting and I think the colors really complement each other.

I love the natural look this eye shadow duo gives.

I am quite happy and content with this, and hopefully I can finally move on and use my other eye shadow palettes (the ones with bolder colors, haha!). ;)

The ILLUMIN8 EYE SHADOW DUO also comes in other colors besides On Set.

   
On Set (champagne shimmer/ gold shimmer), At Chateau (tan shimmer/ bronze shimmer), My Bedford (pale pink shimmer/ violet sheen), Power Lunch (pink shimmer/ lavender mauve shimmer)

Price: $23
At $23, this is definitely pricier than the eye shadow palettes I normally buy... but, Anastasia of Beverly Hills truly has some of the most excellent and high-quality products I have ever tried.

I hope they release more color combinations, though... I'd love to see this eye shadow duo in other shades. :)

The ILLUMIN8 EYE SHADOW DUO is available at all Sephora stores or online at www.anastasia.net and www.sephora.com.

Have you tried Anastasia of Beverly Hills' ILLUMIN8 EYE SHADOW DUO? 
Thoughts? Opinions?
Is this something you might be interested in buying?

I hope you guys are having a fantastic week! :D

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60 comments:

  1. i like the iea of brow gel... but i never used it
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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    1. i'll post a review of the brow gel soon! :)

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  2. ahhh that duo is amazing! i am looking at golden anything right now too!

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  3. I am also loving the bronzed looked lately! :) I am tempted to pick up this duo!

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    1. hi susie! let me know when you do and let me know how you like it. :)

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  4. ohhhhh pretttttttttttty!!! i'm amazed that they have skin repairing properties! not just a eyeshadow.. that's pretty cool!! will have to check this out :) thanks mimi!!

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    1. you're welcome, lisa! and i knoooow, i love the skin repairing properties, so amazing! :)

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  5. I'm so not good at achieving a bronzed look. I love these colors! I really need to try it more often. Maybe I will get better with practice!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. yes, i am practicing as well, haha! we'll get there, don't worry! ;)

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  6. Pink and lavendere shimmers are my favourite!!!

    Have a nice day,

    Benedetta

    www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

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    1. yay, they have those shades! :D

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  7. I always forget about bronzer as I am fish-belly white, but some shimmer might be great :)

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  8. ahh bronzers, that's my version of self tanner :)

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  9. I'm a huge fan of these bronzing kinds of shadows

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  10. I loved this kit. I love how the semi-sheer formula didn't drag on my lids. xoxo

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  11. The eye palette looks so pretty!

    :)
    Allison

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  12. I love anything and everything bronze in the summer ;) You have a lovely blog!

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    1. aww, thank you so much, miss asha! :)

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  13. i'd love to get a nice bronzed summer glow!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  14. The bronzy look is perfect for summer. The eye shadow shades look lovely

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    1. yup, definitely perfect for summer. :)

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  15. Hi lovely,I love this kit!!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. hi marcela! i hope you have/had a nice day too! :)

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  16. Great review. I've wondered about this product.

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    1. thanks! i hope i answered all your questions! :)

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  17. Ooh, I LOVE this Eye Duo - the color are so glam! :)

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  18. The eye shadows are pretty great and Anastasia is a fun makeup company.

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  19. wow these shadows are AMAZING! so pretty. i've never heard about this before but i'll definitely look more into it!

    anansays.blogspot.com

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  20. loved your suggestions! ^-^ the color of those swatches are perfect for summer :)

    kiss kiss * Monstros no Armário

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  21. Using bronzer is healthier than tanning. Thanks for sharing your swatches.


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    1. you're welcome! and yes, it's definitely better for us. :)

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am really enjoying yours and all of your product reviews.

    *Erin

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    1. you're welcome! and thank you, i really appreciate that! :)

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  23. i'm not much for eye makeup either. but this duo looks really good. i like that it has shimmer.

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    Carrie
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  24. Beautiful colors, I like the shimmer! :]

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  25. Sounds great! I like Power Lunch!

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  26. I love their eye brow packet. Golden color palette for the summer, it is very stylish.

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