Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette | Review

I am a sucker for fun eye shadow palettes. It is so rare for me to buy separate eye shadows because I can never decide what colors to purchase, so when I see that there is a new palette out with colors I don’t own I automatically have to have it. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette was one of those. I waited a bit after it came out to purchase it because I wasn’t sure if the hype was real. When I went to swatch it at Ulta, I instantly fell in love! I had to have it!

– Now I know this is a limited edition palette so I do apologize if you can’t get your hands on it but it is still out for sale, I have seen it. So if you want it go get it soon before it sells out!IMG_3566

Price: $30.00

Where Can I Purchase: Ulta, Sephora.com (I checked the ABH website but they are sold out).

Anastasia Claims: “This limited-edition, fashion-forward eye shadow kit is the ultimate makeup artist’s palette. Twelve heavily-pigmented shades ranging from a neutral dusty rose to a dramatic emerald green—deliver smooth, intense color so you can create an endless array of looks.” – Anastasiabeverlyhills.com

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Packaging: The packaging is so fun and summery. It definitely does look artistic, hence the name of the palette. It has a magentic close just like all of her other palettes. For the most part it’s sturdy and it is small enough to travel with.

Consistency: The eye shadows are so soft and buttery but pigmented at the same time. Usually I find that eye shadows like these end up being chalky, but that was not the case with this palette.

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Overall Thoughts: If you’re looking for a fun summer palette that has a variety of colors definitely pick this one up. There aren’t many neutrals or crease colors, but there is a good variety of matte and shimmery shadows. I personally did not own any colors like the ones in this palette so for me it was definitely a good buy. The shadows aren’t unique per say, but if you’re like me and don’t own many loose shadows then you probably want a palette like this. They are pigmented but buttery and blend so easily! Also, many eye shadows crease on me and these don’t do it as much. I have been loving this palette this summer and I think you guys will enjoy it as well!

 

What are your favorite summer palettes? Do you own this one? thoughts?

xo, Jess

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May Beauty Favorites | 2015

I have finally been able to upload my May favorites! I apologize for uploading it so late. I promise my June favorites will be on time haha. I had a few good items in this favorites video so make sure you check it out!

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What were your favorites for last month? Any recommendations?

xo, Jess ♥

Special Occasion Makeup Feat. ABH Artist Palette

Wedding season is right around the corner. I have been invited to two this month and I will be doing makeup on brides and bridesmaids for both! I decided to create a look that I would wear to a wedding or special occasion.

I was so excited to play around with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette and I love the way the look came out!

Let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to share and subscribe if you liked the video!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette (Buttery, Dusty Rose, Punch Fuchsia, Unicorn)
  • Violet Voss Glitter Glue
  • Violet Voss Glitter (Holy Grail)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro-matte Foundation (Creme Caffe)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid (Opal)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Dark Neutral)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder
  • Makeup Geek Cosmetics E/S (Glamorous, Bleached Blonde)
  • Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Liner (Onyx)
  • Inglot Gel Liner (#77)
  • Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
  • Benefit Bronzer (Hoola)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Memorable)
  • M.A.C Mineralize Bronzer (
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (Lovely)

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xo, Jess

Glowy Longwear Foundation Routine

It seems like mother nature decided to skip Spring and go straight to Summer here in NY. The weather has been super hot the last few days, thankfully it has cooled down a bit but it looks like it will be hot again soon.

Since the weather was really warm the last week or so I had to change my foundation routine. I wanted something a little more fresh and glowy looking. I tried out a few different methods and this by far was my favorite. It lasted all day and made my skin look flawless!

I hope you guys enjoy this routine as much as I do, leave me any questions you have below and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel!

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xo, Jess ♥

Yellow Smokey Eye Feat. Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette

I’ve definitely been on a Anastasia Beverly Hills kick lately. Her products are just so amazing I have to try everything as soon as it comes out. When I saw this Palette and the looks everyone was coming up with I just knew I had to have it.

The look I came out with is a Yellow Smokey Eye. I can’t wait to continue playing with the palette to see what other looks I can come up with. I also plan on reviewing the palette for you guys once I’ve played around with it enough.

If you like this look, make sure to subscribe, like, comment and of course share my video!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Painterly Paint Pot
  • M.A.C Matte Eyeshadow ( Soft Brown)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette (Aubergine, Phresh, Buttery,
  • Revlon Color Stay (Rich Ginger)
  • Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer (Medium)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Med-Dark Neutral)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Inglot Gel Liner #77
  • Velour Lashes (Whispie Me Away)
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara
  • NYX Matte Bronzer ( Deep Tan)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal)
  • M.A.C Satin Lipstick (Peach Stock)
  • NYX Lip Butter Gloss ( Creme Brûlée)

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xo, Jess ♥

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 ♥

Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ♥

I’ve probably mentioned how dry my under eye area is about a thousand times, probably more. I’m constantly trying out new concealers hoping that one of these will do everything I need it to do. When I think I finally found the one, it lets me down, and the search continues. As I was browsing through Sephora a few weeks ago I slowly made my way into the Urban Decay section. Now, we all know how much I adore Urban Decay so as soon as I saw these little babies, I knew I had to try them! I’ve tried their Naked Skin foundation before, and it was actually one of my favorites for a while. Their Naked Skin line in general is pretty amazing if you ask me.Nakedskin

Price: $28.00 (A little pricey if you ask me, considering the M.A.C Prolongwear is $20 and that’s one of the most expensive concealers I own).

Where Can I Purchase? Urbandecay.com, Ulta, Sephora.

Urban Decay Claims: “Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin to give you full coverage in an instant. For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and NEVER settles into fine lines.” – Urbandecay.com

Packaging: This little baby is small enough to throw it in your makeup bag and go. I love that it is weightless and travel friendly. It comes with a little dough foot applicator that I am actually obsessed with. It’s flat on both sides for easy application. The Applicator holds just enough product so you don’t have to worry about using too much or not getting enough.

Consistency: Ugh. To. Die. For. This concealer is so creamy and so easy to blend out, it’s just like heaven. Super buildable. It’s certainly not like any concealer I have ever tried. The second I put it on, I could already see and feel a difference. It literally felt like it just melted into my skin. The best part? It didn’t even sink into my little wrinkles or cling on to my dry patches! Yay!

Finish: It is a demi-matte finish. It isn’t super matte where it looks dry or emphasizes your dry areas.

Overall: I’ve mentioned a few other favorite concealers in the past but when I tell you this has easily become one of my all time faves, I am not lying. Although I am not super happy with the color I purchased, I just cannot get enough of the consistency. This is the only concealer that doesn’t dry out my under eye area or settles into fine lines. So far it has become one of my holy grail concealers.

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Have you tried this concealer? What are your thoughts?

xo, Jess ♥