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Anastasia Holiday 2012 Want You To Want Me Set Review and Swatches

November 14th, 2012

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Besides the Kisses On My List Volume 2 Hydrafull Gloss Set I reviewed previously, Anastasia brings us a gorgeous limited-edition eye set, Want You To Want Me Makeup Set, for Holiday 2012.

Anastasia Holiday 2012 Want You To Want Me Set review
Packaged in a 5″ by 5″ velvet black box with a magnetic clip, the Want You To Want Me Set ($34) comes with a 9-eyeshadow palette, Liquid Eye Liner, Mini Clear Brow Gel and dual-ended shadow brush.

Anastasia Holiday 2012 Collection
Anastasia Holiday 2012 Want You To Want Me Set

The Eyeshadow Palette comes with 9 Illumin8 Eyeshadows in a gorgeous selection of nude and purple shades in both matte and shimmer finishes. Just like the full-sized Illumin8 shadows, these applied smoothly with great color payoff and stayed on nicely for hours without creasing or fading.


Anastasia Holiday 2012 Want You To Want Me Set eyeshadow swatches

The Liquid Liner comes with a long, thin brush that allows great precision. I loved the super intense black color but the staying power could be better. Even on my dry skin, the swatch smudged once I rubbed it and with just a bit of water, it faded completely.

Anastasia Holiday 2012 Want You To Want Me Set liner

Anastasia Holiday 2012 Want You To Want Me Set liner swatch

Finally, the Mini Clear Brow Gel, which is 1/3 of Anastasia’s signature Brow Gel. It is enhanced with chamomile and did a great job setting my brows without making them stiff.

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel from Holiday 2012 Want You To Want Me Set

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Anastasia Holiday 2012 Want You To Want Me Set is now available at anastasia.net and Sephora for $34.

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How To Get Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Makeup

August 26th, 2011

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On her big day marrying Kris Humphries, the ever gorgeous Kim Kardashian donned a “clean, radiant, feminine, modern and classic” look that consisted of a brown smoky eyes, full brows, pink blush and glossy pink lips. Find out what Kim’s longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic and brow expert Anastasia used to create her look!


Eyes
To play up Kim’s eyes, Mario created a smoky bronze look with Lancome Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Frenzy. Then he used Lancôme’s new Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara in So Black! along with several sets of fake lashes to play up Kim’s signature long lashes.

Brows
To make sure Kim’s eyebrows were perfect for her big day, Anastasia gave Kim’s brows a tweeze, “making sure every hair is where it should be.” On the day, Duo Brow Powder in Brunette was used all over Kim’s arches and Perfect Brow Pencil in Brunette for touch ups on areas that are naturally more sparse such as the front and ends of the brow. Anastasia then set Kim’s brows with Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel to keep them soft and pretty.

Cheeks
Mario swept on Lancome Blush Subtil in Rose Romantique to emphasize Kim’s cheekbones, creating a soft, romantic complexion.

Lips
To achieve the perfect pout, Lancome L’Absolu Nu Lipstick in Coral Sand was topped with Lancome La Laque Fever Lipgloss in Ravishing Coral.

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Marisa Tomei – 2011 Oscars Photos

February 27th, 2011

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Marisa Tomei @ 2011 Oscars

Marisa Tomei @ 2011 Oscars

Marisa Tomei arrives at the 2011 Oscars on Sunday, February 27th. For Marisa Tomei’s gorgeous red carpet look, makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen worked exclusively with Anastasia Beverly Hills product.

Matthew took the Anastasia Highlighting Crème Duo in St Tropez (image #1 below) dipped into the crème blush and applied it in gentle back and forth sweeps across Marisa’s smiling cheeks. (Pro tip: smiling makes the job mistake proof, because it helps the blush go where it’s supposed to). Using the same brush, Matthew dipped into the highlighting crème and brushed the tops of the lips and nose with the illuminating fluid. The skin was “so translucent and smooth looking!”

Turning to brows, Matthew filled and shaped Marisa’s with Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in Brunette (image #2) and created a few feathery strokes in the brow and to define the bottom edge of the brow. Matthew then took Anastasia Brow Duality Pencil (image #3) and placed a bit of the matte highlighter just at the arch of the brow. The total effect is ultra defined and crisp brows that perfectly frame the face.

Moving to the eyes, Matthew took Anastasia Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette 1 (image #4) and dusted the soft pink sorbet shadow all over the eye to brighten and tone the skin. Matthew raved that “the shadow is so smoothing and imparts a modern velvety texture.” Then Matthew took Illumin8 palette 3 (image #5) and blended the mauve shade into the crease “to create the perfect shade of orchid.” Next, Matthew lined the eye with a thin line of black pencil and smudged the sparkly blue/black shadow from Illumin8 palette #3 into the lashline to create a softer, smokey eyeline.

The eye makeup was finished by curling the lashes and applying two coats of Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara (image #6), which Matthew says “has reached cult status with many of my clients…it’s incredible.”

Finally to finish Marisa’s stunning look, Matthew applied Anastasia Hydrafull Lip Gloss in Sangria (image #7), a gorgeous soft amethyst berry shade.

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Marisa Tomei @ 2011 Oscars

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