Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit for spring 2013 is all about the eyes.
This book-like set features two palettes. First is Bold Brows, which includes a Brow Powder and tinted Pomade, as well as a mini dual-ended brush and mini tweezers. The other palette is Beautiful Eyes and includes four eyeshadows and a dual-ended applicator brush.
Beautiful Eyes (over primer)
The shadows don’t have individual names. All are really nicely pigmented and feel soft and easy to work with. They are all on the warm side, but still pretty neutral for a wide variety of skin tones I think.
The first shade is a light nude/peach matte. Great for using as a highlight or otherwise.
The second shade is a pretty and pigmented shimmery peachy pink. My favorite one.
Third is a medium tan/brown with tiny gold glittery bits. The glitter is pretty subtle but be wary of fallout.
Finally we have a dark blackened/brown with copper colored micro-glitter. Amazingly pigmented and rich. Gorgeous shade.
The Bold Brows kit has one medium cool-toned ashy taupe shade and a deep brown pomade to set the brows. This shade happens to be really great for me because it’s ashy and cool enough. The pomade doesn’t really change the brow shade much, just helps keep brows in place. Nice pigmentation here and the mini tweezers and brush are cute and useable!
Overall: Nice set here, I liked everything I tried out. The one thing I don’t love is while the packaging is cute, it’s not very practical. I feel like there is a lot of extra empty cardboard space in the palettes, and they could have still done the book set thing but smaller, which would have made it easier to travel with and store.
Availability: Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom on February 5th.
How do you feel about packaging like this? Wasted space or worth it for the look?
Note: Anastasia is cruelty free.