Anastasia of Beverly Hills See and Be Seen Kit Has Me Doing a Double-Take


I’ve often said the brand Anastasia of Beverly Hills is a friend to the over 40 woman and the new limited edition See and Be Seen Kit is no exception. Firstly, the value of this kit is incredible! Look at all you get for a measly $44! Also keep in mind the two lip glosses, Heiress and Plastic are exclusive to kit and cannot be purchased anywhere else. The color story is supposed to represent effortless Hollywood glamour for the modern girl.

The set includes:

  • Two new HydraFull Gloss colors in Heiress and Plastic.  These limited edition colors were created specifically for the theme of “Make It Happen” and are not available anywhere except in the See and Be Seen Kit.  Anastasia’s Hydrafull Gloss contains lip tint to maintain longer lasting color while maximizing lip hydration and fullness.
  • The new caramel tinted Brow Gel.  Anastasia’s brow gel sets your perfect brow look with a hint of tint and is fortified with botanical hair conditioners and essential oils to keep brows feeling as great as they look.
  • The  golden hues of the ILLUMIN8 Shadow duo in On Set.  ILLUMIN8 Eye Shadow Duos are designed to illuminate, firm, and smooth the appearance of skin while also soothing, softening and hydrating.

How do the products in this kit fare in performance and quality? Read on….

Formula Illumin8 Duo: I’ve reviewed the Illumin8 shadow palettes  before and this duo has the same formula. The pigmentation is rich, the finish shimmery but with no glittery fall out.  The shadows are silky, blendable and glide on beautifully. The formula also helps make your eyes appear firmer and more youthful as evidenced by these 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
 The shadow duo in the kit, On Set features a beigey gold and a beautiful golden bronze. The duo is wearable by lighter and darker skin tones; on lighter skin it looks glowy and on darker skin it has a gorgeous bronzed goddess effect. I honestly think Anastasia eye shadows are often overlooked by most women over 40 and this a HUGE mistake! I’m glad they are in Sephora stores now so women have better access to this fabulous brand!
Formula Tinted Brow Gel: I was excited to learn that there is now a tinted brow gel after having such success with the regular clear gel.  This is just as good for keeping those stray  brow hairs in shape with the same lightweight non-sticky formula as the clear gel.
Formula HydraFull Gloss:  I was not impressed with the Hydrafull lip gloss on the first try. As usual, my concern had little to do with product and more to do with operator error. The  is very thick and goes on heavy so make sure to use only the smallest drop and blend well.  Wear time is pretty good and your lips do appear more full,  lush and moist. These are very high shine and high gloss which I have found does affect wear time. However, I’ve found this to be the case with most high shine glosses.
Packaging is a cute box with a flip up top showing a film reel of models and paparazzi snapping red carpet images. In the promotional material was the cutest vintage  “picture viewer” showcasing the products and information.  Remember those baby boomers??
Overall Thoughts: I personally love this kit and am always impressed with the quality of Anastasia of Beverly Hills products. It’s a shame so many over 40 women pass it by. The eye shadow duo is soft and pigmented, the glosses are high shine and equally pigmented and the brow gel works wonders on stray hairs. The value this kit represents is nothing short of amazing! The price of the eye shadow duo alone is $23 and each gloss is $21 not to mention the brow gel! I feel the eye shadow duo will work on lighter skin as well as darker and since there are two lip glosses–a cherry red and a bright pink, this kit should be flattering to most skin tones.
Prime Beauty Grade:  A    Next time you’re in Sephora, do  yourself a favor and check out the Anastasia display!
The See and Be Seen kit retails for $44 (with $80 value) at Sephora and   Anastasia of Beverly Hills is a cruelty free and is formulated without parabens. 
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  1. I’ve yet to try Anastasia and I really should. I know you love the brand and this set looks terrific.

  2. The eyeshadow duo couldn’t possibly be more perfect for people in our age range. The bronze looks absolutely exquisite to raise the brow bone and the other side really sets off the eye. I’m glad you showed this. I’m getting it!

  3. I want to try out the Eyebrow pencil. You look so pretty.

  4. I have been DYING to try this brow color. I’ve seen it in the Birchbox shop, I might use some of my points to get me a tube 🙂


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