Thursday, August 16, 2012

Anastasia of Beverly Hills: She Wears It Well Eye Shadow Palette

Happy Thursday/ Friday! :)

I meant to do this post earlier today, but things got a little crazy busy... and then I started watching reruns of Laguna Beach (#RetroMTV, anyone?). This drama-filled "reality" show is so bad, but so addicting, haha! 
One thing I noticed though is that (besides their less-than-fashionable outfits) they need help in the makeup department... 

And then I realized how far I've come myself when it comes to makeup -- I didn't use to care about putting on makeup at all. So thanks to all the makeup bloggers out there, I've really learned a lot! :)

Anyway, speaking of makeup, let's talk about the newest palette from Anastasia of Beverly Hills! :D

I can't get over how cool this black bubble wrap envelope is! ;)

She Wears It Well is Anastasia’s new Hollywood glamour with modern moxie inspired mirrored palette of nine pigment-rich matte and shimmer shadows in nude and neutral shades that impart a sophisticated smolder to the eyes.


How pretty, right?!
It came with exclusive promotional face charts that offer tips on how to get the most use out of the She Wears It Well palette -- they are amazing and so helpful (especially for someone who needs a lot of practice with eye makeup, haha!)
I'll be sharing those face charts with you guys on a separate post, I'm so excited! ;)

But, back to the palette:

She Wears It Well Eye Shadow Palette 
(Price: $34)


Classic Hollywood glamour with modern moxie. Nude meets knockout with these nine pigment-rich matte and shimmer shadows that give your eyes enough sophisticated smolder to woo them, every time. 
No matter how you wear them, you’re sure to wear them well.


I love the look of the palette's cover -- it's modern, but classic at the same time.

The packaging is beautiful, but just a little difficult to capture in pictures, haha... I hope you can still see how pretty it is from these photos, though. :)

Nine beautiful shades! :)

Nude meets knockout with this pretty palette which offers shades in Trophy, Glow, Latte, Foxy, Sunset, Frosting, Onyx, Almond, and Toffee
No matter how you wear them, you’re sure to wear them well.

Features & Benefits
- Deluxe mirrored compact with professional dual brush that features 9 shadows for day and evening looks.
- Illumin8 formula featuring Youthful Synergy Complex® is clinically proven to illuminate, firm, and hydrate the skin.
- Long-wearing, Crease-Free, Can be worn wet and dry

My sisters and I had a lot of fun playing with this palette.
The colors are so so so beautiful, especially when worn. But of course, take into consideration that at first try, they won't really come out too much yet -- it's like there's one layer you have to get through first.
They come out better when the brush is wet/damp and also when you wear primer.

I love how there are matte and shimmery options -- you can definitely create different looks depending on your mood. You can go from dark smokey eyes to a light breezy look.

For makeup junkies who are experts at putting on eye makeup, the colors of this palette may be too basic.
But for people like me who are trying to test the waters when it comes to eye makeup, this is the perfect palette -- basic, but offers enough colors to cover different looks.

I think this would also be perfect for travel -- it's just the right size and again, the colors are versatile.


The palette comes with this brush -- one end is an eye shadow brush, while the other end is more of a pointed brush (comes in handy if you want to try a cat eye look).

Speaking of a cat eye look, here is a video tutorial from Anastasia of Beverly Hills:



Pretty, right?! :)

More information about the She Wears It Well Eye Shadow Palette:


The She Wears It Well Eye Shadow Palette is available at Sephora and www.anastasia.net. :)

What do you guys think? Is this something you would like to try?
Have you bought anything from Anastasia of Beverly Hills before?

Yay for Friday! Happy Weekend!

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46 comments:

  1. love this palette, it's so versatile!

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  2. This palette looks great. I love its cover - so chic and classy! I would definitely like to try this.

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  3. you are always getting the most AMAZING things in the mail... but i think this one takes the cake.. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that palette.. omgosh the eyeshadows are SOOOOOOOOO pretty!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! you lucky duck you!

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    1. aww, haha, lisa! i know you'll love this too because you love all things pretty. :D

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  4. o wow!!! that looks AMAZING!!! this is def something that i am going to have to get!


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  5. It seems a flat book, so cute!!!

    Kisses,

    Benedetta

    www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

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    1. oh yeah, it does! i never thought of it that way, but you're so right! :)

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  6. The colors are gorgeous! Have a great weekend, Mimi!

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    1. yup, they really are. :)
      thanks, marie! i hope you have a great weekend too! :D

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  7. Wow, this looks great! I can definitely work with these colors. This would come in handy for college. :]

    --Olivia :)

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    1. yes, this will definitely come in handy for all your college parties and events! :)

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  8. I'm loving my palette now! I love the colors!!

    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. yay! :) have a great weekend!!! :D

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  9. You're so right, the packaging is beautiful and i love the the neutral shades too. I use Anastasia brow gel all the time and love it!

    Nice post Mimi, your beauty reviews are always so well written

    xoDale

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    1. aww, thank you, dale! i'm really happy that you think so, i really appreciate it. :D

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  10. I'm not good at doing a make up >.>

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    1. don't worry, practice makes perfect! :)

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  11. I have to say that I also learned a lot from all the blogger out there :)

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  12. I have this palette too and I love it!
    Fab review!

    xoxox,
    CC

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    1. yay, i'm glad to hear you love it too! :)

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  13. Ooh, I LOVE this eyeshadow palette! Those are the exact eye colors I wear all the time! :)

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  14. great post honey, i love the product!

    xx

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  15. I keep seeing these gorgeous pallets and one day I will actually invest in one...I guess I should graduate to big girl makeup ;)

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    1. it's definitely a gradual process, i used to be a newbie at the whole makeup thing too, haha! ;) i know you'll get there! :)

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  16. Wow, gorgeous packaging / palette cover! Looks so luxurious to use :)

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  17. What a beautiful palette! I have always admired the Anastasia line from afar, but never tried it! Loving the colors and packaging on this! :) Also, thank you for my birthday wish!!!

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    1. you're very welcome, liesl! i hope you had a happy birthday! :)
      p.s. i think you will definitely love the anastasia line. :D

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  18. I love the palette! The color of the shadow is really pretty! The packaging is really cute as well! :D

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    Cassandra
    backtofive

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    1. yup, it's definitely very cute! :)

      p.s. i've never heard of the basi network, but it sure sounds great. i'll check it out! :)

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  19. wow what a beautiful palette of colors!

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com/

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  20. The palette looks really good and yes basic but I think for us beginners its really awesome :D the colors are beautiful.

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  21. All Anastasia products sound amazing! Cool cards! :]

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    1. all the anastasia products i've tried so far are really really good, excellent quality! :D

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