November 17, 2012

Review: Anastasia Holiday 2012 Kisses On My List & Want You to Want Me Palette

It seems as if many of my reviews of late are something new from Anastasia, but her products have been lighting me up now that I've opted for a more neutral makeup routine. Anastasia's Holiday 2012 Collection features Kisses On My List Vol. 2 and the Want You To Want Me Palette. With a nod to 70's glam and decadence the color palette doesn't feel very Holiday, but I guarantee that every girl would love these sets under their tree.
The Want You To Want Me Palette ($34) has a beautiful velvet rose gold chained presentation that inside features an eyeshadow palette made up of nine matte and pearlized nude and plum shades. Also included in the set is a dual-ended brush, Jet Black Liquid Eye Liner and Mini Clear Brow Gel to turn your eyes into a velvet goldmine.
 This palette is a 70's glam mix of nudes, bronze, and plum's with two really stand out shades, a sparkly bronze and eggplant. Unlike other Anastasia eyeshadow palette's this one just isn't as pigmented and the color pay off in half of the shades is lacking. The standouts in this set were the mini liquid liner and clear brow gel mini's. The liquid liner has a thin brush and applies a rich jet black as the name suggests, I didn't expect it to be so nice! The clear brow gel is already a staple of mine, it's a fabulous product for setting the brows and worth getting full size. The packaging of WYTWM is so elegant you can't help but want it, but the eyeshadow's are just mediocre. It's like opening a Tiffany's box only to find a $20 gift card to Lowe's :)
Anastasia Kisses On My List Vol. 2 is a limited-edition HydraFull Gloss Set that includes three sheer, ultra-hydrating glosses and three new and exclusive Hypercolor glosses. Hydrafull Glosses are non-sticky, long wearing, moisturizing, aka the perfect lipgloss. Now this is a set worth purchasing. If you love subtle shimmering pinks, nudes, or mlbb's put this on your list. The shade's appear similar in the tube, but they're actually all quite different. What's unique about the hypercolor glosses is that they react with your own skin's chemistry to stain your lips a shade that's uniquely you. They apply one color, then check a few minutes later and they've become something slightly different and even more pretty. Jolene was my favorite, it goes on a sheer medium pink but brightens up after the magic happens. The glosses have the spatula applicator, which I'm growing to like, the thin side lets you apply gloss evenly and get close to the lipline. Kisses on my List retails for $30 which equals out to $5 for a full size gloss. Loving the 70's rock names!
Maggie May, Moi, Sharona, Jolene, Lola, Roxanne
Anastasia has released these rockin face charts to help create your holiday set looks. Cherry Bomb, Heart of Glass, Heartbreaker... Just the use of song names would make me want these :)


sample provided for review consideration