Anastasia Want You to Want Me Holiday Eye Palette

I realize that fall just arrived, but in the world of cosmetics, the holiday season is here in full force. The first Holiday collection we will look at is from Anastasia of Beverly Hills. In addition to the Kisses on My List Gloss Set (reviewed here), the brand launched the Want Me To Want You Holiday Eye Palette ($34). It’s quite a bargain considering you get nine eye shadows, a clear brow gel, a liquid eyeliner and a brush.

The names of the nine matte and shimmer eye shadows pay homage to 70’s rock and fashion. It  features an array of nude and plum shades and all that you need for a beautiful holiday look.

  • Platform Wedge – pale almond
  • Front Row Center – peach shimmer
  • Ziggy –pale lavender shimmer
  • Members Only – a medium beige with yellow undertone matte
  • Power Ballad – pearly cafe au lait
  • Jellies – ballerina pink shimmer
  • Graphic T’s – deep brown with shimmer
  • Brass in Pocket – beautiful copper bronze shimmer
  • Iron On –  deep purple with a black base and pink microglitter
All the shadows are velvety smooth and pigmented. However, they do seem to be  sheerer than other Anastasia palettes I own so a primer is essential. The shimmer shades contain Anastasia’s  Illumin8 formula, which has Youthful Synergy Complex that is clinically proven to illuminate, firm, and hydrate the skin. Plus powerful antioxidants of Vitamins A, B, C, E, and F.   The combination of colors allows for nude to smoky looks. Although I like the nude/plum shades, the last three Anastasia palettes have had similar colors. I would have liked to seen some different colors in a Holiday palette–maybe a silver or gold and a red gloss.

The packaging is very luxe. The palette itself is housed in a velveteen box along with the liquid liner, brow gel and brush. The names of the eye shadow shades are printed in the box. The palette is smaller than it looks in pictures–about 4 x4 inches. The  liquid eyeliner is a matte black and the brow gel is clear.  There are three face charts that come with the palette to help you create a number of different looks.

 Overall: the quality is outstanding, the packaging is unique and very giftable, the price is exceptional for everything you get.  I do wish there were more holiday colors included in a holiday palette.

Prime Beauty Grade: A

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