Anastasia Beverly Hills Creme Contour Kit | Demo + Review

Contouring is one of the many beauty trends that has blown up and taken a life of its own. So many companies have contour kits now that it’s hard to keep up. Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favorite beauty brands, from her eyebrow products to her eyeshadows and lip products, it just gets better every time. I decided to invest in the creme contour kit because I already own the original powder contour kit and I figured it would be just as good.

I put it to the test in this video so take a look if you want to see a demo of how it applies!

Price: $40.00

Where Can I Purchase? Macys.com, Anastasiabeverlyhills.com

Anastasia Claims: “This best-selling, easy-to-use palette contains six highlighting and contouring shades that work together to help you sculpt, define, and enhance your natural features. Create the illusion of higher cheekbones, a smaller forehead, a softer jawline, or a slimmer nose with these smooth, velvety formulas that blend seamlessly while imparting a subtle, dewy sheen.” – Anastasiabeverlyhills.com

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Packaging: As soon as I got my hands on this baby I couldn’t stop admiring how beautiful it looked. I love that Anastasia decided to leave the front clear so you can see the creme shades. The packaging is so slim and lightweight making it super easy to throw it in your makeup bag or kit. Definitely travel friendly!

Consistency: This product is obviously a creme BUT I do think Anastasia could’ve made them a little creamier. They blend out easily but I had a hard time while applying the actual product to my face.

Finish: Anastasia claims that this product is supposed to leave a subtle, dewy sheen but I didn’t really see that after I applied it. I definitely felt like it was a matte finish. It did accentuate and cling on to some of my dry areas so I don’t think I would recommend this to someone with dry skin.

Overall: Anastasia did a great job with the packaging for sure. Just looking at it makes you want it, even if you aren’t a fan of contouring. The creme itself is ok. I don’t think I love this product as much as I thought I would. It is definitely creamy (obviously, its a creme product) but I wish it were a little creamier, if that makes sense. When I was applying it, I felt like it was a little difficult to get the product on to the brush and then on to my skin. If it were creamier that step would’ve been easier. I definitely think you have to make sure you are using brushes specifically made for creme products since like I mentioned before, it is hard to get the product on to the brush and on to the face. Once I went to blend it out, it blended like a dream. I definitely think this is a good kit if you’re a makeup artist because you can replace each creme once it runs out. I will continue to use this creme contour kit, but it definitely isn’t my favorite as of right now.

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Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts? Do you have any other Creme Contour Kits that you would recommend?

xo, Jess ♥

Black Lips & Neutral Eyes ♥

Black lipstick has been the new trend lately, besides the Kylie Jenner Nude Lip. I’ve been wanting to try this trend for a while but was a little hesitant since black lips is so difficult to make wearable. I’m pretty sure the last time I wore a Black lip was when I was about 10 years old for Halloween (I was a witch btw).

Anyway, I’m super happy with how it came out! I made sure to bronze my skin and contour perfectly so that my face didn’t look too flat. I wanted to keep the eyes neutral but still a little smokey to give it a nice exotic effect.

I hope you guys enjoy this look as much as I did filming this. I am seriously obsessed with how it came out so I really hope you guys love it just as much!

 

 

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion
♥ Amrezy Palette By Anastasia Beverly Hills (Caramel, Glisten, Vanilla, Morocco, Legend)
♥ Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (Neutralizer)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Longwear Twist Up Eyeliner (Onyx)

♥ Chanel Perfection Lumiere Long Wear Foundation (
♥ Urban Decay Waterproof Cream Eyeliner (Perversion)
♥ Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara
♥ L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
♥ MAC Prolongwear Concealer (NW35)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Cream Bronzer (Rich Bronze)
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer (Medium Deep)
♥ MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter (Bright Forecast)
♥ Ben Nye Banana Powder
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ MAC Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)

♥ Urban Decay Glide On Lip Pencil (Ozone)
♥ KA’OIR Cosmetics Lipstick (Night)

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xo, Jess ♥

Foundation Routine ♥ Application, Contour, & Highlight

Hey Loves!

My foundation routine is something that has been asked about continuously even before I had a youtube channel or a blog. Now it is asked about even more because my friends and family know I am constantly trying out new foundations and products.

For a while I was set on the Revlon Colorstay Foundation and was loving every single bit of it! It was for sure my holy grail foundation, especially during the hot summer days! Once the summer was over, my skin did a major 180 change and went from being super oily to super dry. I still get oily from time to time on my T-Zone but for the most part if I don’t moisturize you will deff. know! Since my skin had changed so drastically the foundations that I was using were not working well. They looked extremely matte and cakey. No one likes cake face so something had to change.

I ended up picking up the Neutrogena Healthy Skin and for a while that was working perfectly! I was using this everyday in combination with my Bare Minerals Matte Foundation and it was the perfect combo.

Once I began interning for Sonia Kashuk I was able to try a few of her products. One of those products was her Perfecting Luminous Foundation. Let me tell you… This has legitimately been my obsession ever since! It leaves my skin glowing! It’s the perfect amount of coverage, full coverage of course, but my skin still peeks through for a sort of natural finish. I honestly have been recommending this foundation to every one I know because I cannot get enough of it!

I decided to film my Foundation Routine so you guys are able to see how the foundation applies and also so you can all see how I contour and highlight as well. I get a ton of questions always asking me what products I use for my face, not including eyeshadows and lipsticks.

So alas, here is my foundation routine! I hope you guys enjoy it & if you find this helpful please like, comment, subscribe to my channel, and of course share with your friends! love you ♥

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Vitamin-Rich Primer
♥ Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation { 06 Camel }
♥ Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer { Neutralizer }
♥ MAC Prolongwear Concealer { NW 35 }
♥ Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder { Medium Deep }
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Countour Kit { Havana, Fawn, Banana }
♥ Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush { Pink }
♥ Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighting Powder

xo, Jess ♥