Anastasia Soare is amazing! She is not just a celebrated brow and eye expert with her own line of products, and a salon catering to the glitterati in Beverly Hills, she’s also considered by some to be the one who brought professional eyebrow shaping into popularity.
While The Advice Sisters have recommended some of Anastasia’s products going back as far as 2005, she has expanded quite a bit. Stunningly new and great are some innovative palettes that might put your budget back a little bit. However, they also have skin-nurturing benefits that do more than just look pretty on the outside.
Take a Look
Get a good look at the photo above, featuring just one of the new, Anastasia Beverly Hillls Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palettes (full product name: Illumin8 w/ Youthful Synergy Complex Eye Shadow Palette $30.00/each).
Beauty that’s Not Just Skin Deep
These are not just pretty on the outside, they feature something so unique, you’ll be thinking about buying at least one. These products feature “Youthful Synergy™ Color,” a beautifying color cosmetic that also multi-tasks with good-for-your-skin, benefits. It is (clinically tested) and designed to firm, smooth, and illuminate the appearance of skin. It also soothes and hydrates.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow Youthful Synergy™ Complex contains Vitamins A, B, C, E and F, as well as naturally rich Brown Algae, Sea Whip, and Macadamia.
The shadows also have an exclusive, antioxidant-rich, “Balkan Botanical® Infusion,” that soothes, softens and hydrates skin. And, if this isn’t impressive enough, the products are also hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, and made without Parabens, Synthetic Fragrances, GMOs or Triclosan.
There is a color palette for everyone. For some reason, however, “#1 Cavalli,” has four twin sets of complementary colors while the other palettes have just one dual pan, and three larger squares of color.
Earth tones are always popular in the Fall, and so I recommend “#2 Cafe Americano ” featuring coffee-colored earthy tones of ivory, milk and dark “chocolate” and a dual pan of gold and copper. Palettes #3, #4, and #5 feature primarily blue, green and trendy bold colors.
With these luxe palettes, you get versatility. Worn dry, the colors are opaque but soft. Applied wet (use a damp brush), they are bold and metallic, with the shimmers offering a deep radiance.
No matter how you choose to apply these, they are really beautiful.
Color Cosmetics are “Skincare”: As with all products claiming skincare results, it is challenging for me as reviewer to confirm all of the benefits, claimed. I can tell you without reservation that I love the chic, shiny, silver, mirrored compacts, and I love the colors and the performance and versatility of the shadows. But when it comes to actual skincare in color cosmetics, I’m reluctant to confirm or deny the skincare benefits.
The published results right on the box and on the Anastasia web site claim that clinical test results after 4 weeks. Check out where you put the shadow to see firmer, smoother, lighter, and less puffy skin.
Anastasia claims consumer test results after 4 weeks of use resulted in: 70% noticed the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the eyelid. 77% noticed eye area appeared illuminated. 83% noticed eyelids appeared smoother. 70% noticed eyelid appeared firmer. 68% noticed hooded lid appears less visible and 83% noticed overall eye area appeared lighter/brighter.
Anastasia’s results also claim a 29% increase in skin hydration in just one hour!
Turn back The Hands of Time?
As with all good skincare, most real results take some time to develop, and results will vary depending upon the individual. Even Anastasia cautions that not everyone is going to turn back the hands of time in a dramatic way with her pretty eye shadows!
But still, I really, really, really loved these eye shadows, solely on their merits as beautiful, luxurious, eye shadows. And, since a lot of the ingredients listed in these shadows do have proven, anti-aging, skin-nurturing benefits, it sounds likely you will get some good benefits, too.
If these shadows help the look for your lids and brow area, so much the better. They are excellent shadows, beautifully packaged.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow colors slide on your lids like silk. They are so smooth you won’t even need to use a brush. Of course, most of us will use one to keep our fingers clean. The formula is intense, but not garish). If I didn’t get these products to review, I would go out and buy them. They are worth it.
Where to get Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow
Get yours at Sephora and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Website: www.anastasia.net