Anastasia Want You To Want Me Eye Shadow Palette Swatches, Review & EOTD - Holiday 2012

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Anastasia is making the most out of the impending Holiday season by releasing a set that contains not only an eye shadow palette filled with 9 shadows, but also a mini eye liner and a mini clear brow gel! Oh, AND a brush. All in adorable clutch type form!

The Want You To Want Me Eye Shadow Palette comes complete with eye ball essentials to make your season festive. Just add mascara!

What the Sephora website has to say about the Want You To Want Me Eye Shadow Palette:

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What it is:
A deluxe eye shadow palette featuring an array of nude and plum shades and all that you need for a beautiful holiday look.

What it does:
This mirrored compact with brush features nine matte and pearlized nude and plum shades, Liquid Eye Liner, and Mini Clear Brow Gel to turn your eyes into a velvet goldmine. Illumin8 formula featuring Youthful Synergy Complex® is clinically proven to illuminate, firm, and hydrate the skin. Toss this gorgeous palette in your clutch for touch-ups wherever your night takes you.

This set contains:
- 9 x 0.025 oz Eye Shadow in Platform Wedge, Members Only, Graphic T's, Iron on, Front Row Center, Ziggy, Brass in Pocket, Power Ballad, Jellies
- 0.085 oz Mini Clear Brow Gel
- 0.17 oz Liquid Eye Liner

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

Research results:
-Clinical results of shimmer shades showed a 29% increase in skin hydration after one hour
-Consumer results after four weeks showed eyelids appeared 70% firmer and 83% smoother

The clutch opens at the bottom to reveal....

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(L-R: Platform Wedge, Members Only, Graphic T's, Front Row Center)

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(L-R: Power Ballad, Brass In Pocket, Ziggy, Jellies, Iron On)

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The nine shadows of the palette range from a satiny to frosty, yet all can work together and coordinate well. The satiny shades tended to feel chalky, and I found them best for a lid color or to soften the edges of the crease for blending. The frosty shades didn't feature shimmer overkill and were easily blendable. All of the shadows wore well over a primer and stood the test of time.. aka a day of wear. Only two shades gave me noticeable fall-out (and it really wasn't much) and they were Graphic T's and Iron On.

The clear brow gel speaks for itself and is fabulous. The mini black liner has great pigment and dries as a matte black. The only thing I dislike about it is the brush. It's long, thin and flimsy... making it hard to control. A more novice user may have a hard time with precise and even application. Included as well is a dual-sided brush. I'm never a fan of included brushes, but this one will be okay in a pinch!

For the first EOTD look I stuck with something more neutral. After applying UDPP, I started off applying Front Row Center to the inner corners of the eyes and up. Power Ballad is on the lid with Brass in Pocket in the crease. I then took Graphic T's and placed it in the outer V, blended over through the crease. I blended out with Members Only and used Platform Wedge to highlight. The top liner is MAC Teddy Eye Kohl, the bottom is MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl. The mascara is the Too Faced Lash Extension System.

For the second EOTD look I used the rest of the shades. Beginning with a thin layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion, I put Jellies all over the lid, Ziggy in the crease, and used Iron On in the outer V (blending into the crease color). For above the crease up to the brow I applied Front Row Center. The black liquid liner is part of the set and the mascara is Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill.

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Anastasia Want You To Want Me Eye Shadow Palette retails for $34.00 ($90 value) and is available at Sephora and Anastasia.net.

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