Anastasia Highlighting Creme Duos are a nifty little product.
These bottles contain both a liquid shimmer for your face as well as a hidden away creme blush in the top.
I for one am totally digging how companies are starting to merge 2 products into one package. It makes it super convenient for traveling. Of course there is a downside; if you don’t like one of the products then its a kind of a waste. Ah well.
These come in two shades (Aspen and St. Tropez) and contain light diffusing pigments which help you glow!
Aspen, St. Tropez
Aspen, St. Tropez
They seem to have a fondness for these plastic paddle-shaped applicators over at Anastasia Beverly Hills. I am not a fan. As with their HydraFull Glosses, I don’t find this works well at all in actually applying the product.
What I do instead is take a bit off it with my finger or another makeup brush and apply it. Much easier!
The creme blush in Aspen is a really light peachy coral color. I had expected it to be more vibrant, but it was fairly subtle. Even with my fair skintone this one is actually too subtle for me; I like a slightly bolder blush.
The highlight creme is a light white/pink color. This works really well if you want a cooler shimmer to your skin. A little goes a long way and it’s really easy to blend it. Not overly shimmery, just right.
St. Tropez creme blush is a really nice bright pink color. This one shows up nicely and definitely gives me more color than the one in Aspen. I wore it the other day and liked it, but it did kind of melt away about 4 hours in, so that was disappointing.
The highlight creme is a pretty medium bronze color. This actually was not too dark for me at all, and works great for a warmer glowy look. I wound up liking this one more than Aspen, which surprised me since normally I gravitate towards “icier” highlight colors.
The packaging is nice, although I do not like the paddle applicator. All the colors are good and work together nicely, but I felt like the blush in Aspen was too pale.The highlight creme does seem to last most of the day so that is good, but because the blush didn’t last all day as I would have liked, I wound up being a bit disappointed overall. There are so many options out there now for both liquid and powder highlighters so I feel if you are going to package two products into one, they both need to be really great.
Availability: Sephora, Anastasia’s site
What do you think about these? Ever tried them?