Anastasia SEE AND BE SEEN Set Swatches and Review

Every beauty queen has heard of the brand Anastasia. But when you think Anastasia, you think brows. Did you know they had a whole world outside of brows in their line?

A great way to experience and introduce yourself into their extended line is by picking up a kit. You’ll save some money and try out a bit of their best products all at once in a coordinating set!

The new set on the block from Anastasia is the See and Be Seen Set, which is exclusive to Sephora and Limited Edition.

What the Sephora website has to say about the See and Be Seen Set:

What it is:
A four-piece limited-edition set for the eyes and face.

What it does:
Go from flawless California casual to photo-ready in a flash with this versatile set for the eyes and face. This California color story represents effortless Hollywood glamour for the modern girl. Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo in On Set, HydraFull Gloss in Plastic and Heiress, and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel create an “all eyes on you” look for every day and night.

This set contains:
– 2 x 0.07 oz Hydrafull Gloss in Heiress and Plastic
– 0.32 oz Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
– 2 x 0.04 oz Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo in On Set

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

Research results:
Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo:
-Clinical result at 1 hour showed 29% increase in skin hydration
-Consumer results after 4 weeks on eyelids:
-70% appear firmer
-83% appear smoother
HydraFull Lip Gloss clinically proven results after 4 weeks:
-83% saw improvement in the texture of lips
-90% reported lips are hydrated

Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

I’ve always been terrified of tinted brow gel. My fears were cemented when an Ulta employee once told me that only people with extremely full brows should use this product. With the arrival of this set I learned that this was just not true.

I do not have full, lush brows. I experienced quite a loss of them after my second pregnancy. I’m happy to have back what I do. Tinted Brow Gel is PERFECT to use alone so your brows can stand out a bit more without all of the work. BUT it’s also awesome to use after you fill in your brows a bit. The metallic look of the Caramel in particular actually makes my brows look more refined, and the powder blend better. While I do love a clear brow gel, tinted now gets my vote and lives in my HG land.

Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo in On Set

The two shades in On Set are made for each other. I like to use the left side all over and lid and up through the crease and the right side in the crease. Then I pick up a metallic liquid liner and finish off the look. Both shadows are soft and easy to blend.

I used Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath this duo and it didn’t fade or crease all day.

Shown below, On Set duo on the lid with Lancome Artiliner in Bronze Desire on top and Urban Decay Covet 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil on the bottom. The mascara is Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill.

Hydrafull Gloss in Heiress and Plastic

Both Heiress and Plastic are gorgeous shades of pink, slightly different from each other (Plastic has more of a blue undertone to it). My personal preference with the coordinating eye duo would be a nude or peachy lip color, but I have the oddest OCD’s about things like that. These shades are currently only available in this kit.

Heiress

Plastic

The formula is on the sticky side… a bit more so than a MAC Lipglass (but not as thick), but no where near as bad as a Butter London Lippy.

Rather than a sponge or brush, the applicator is a plastic spatula. This can be a positive or negative thing, depending on your preference. On the plus side, it’s a lot easier to be sanitary with this type of applicator. So, if you’re a makeup artist… or just like to be super clean… huge plus! However, it doesn’t apply perfectly, and I found I need to swipe it on my finger to apply the best way, leaving me with the messy hands. Personally, I prefer a sponge doe foot applicator.

In the end, the set is totally worth it. While I may not pair the lip glosses with the eye duo, I like them all enough to wear them with other items in my stash.

Anastasia See and Be Seen Set retails for $44.00 and is available exclusively at Sephora and Anastasia.net.

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