May 17, 2012

Anastasia See And Be Seen kit - swatches, pics, review

Hello, Beautiful!

The new Anastasia See And Be Seen kit contains a great assortment of full sized products at a fantastic price! Includes the Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo, Tinted Brow Gel, and two Hydrafull Glosses! This set is just $44 (it's an $80 value).

Check out my pics, swatches, stats, and review... click on pics to view them larger.

Anastasia See And Be Seen kit
Includes: Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo in the shade On Set, Tinted Brow Gel in the shade Caramel, Hydrafull Gloss in the shade Plastic, and Hydrafull Gloss in the shade Heiress.

Anastasia Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo
Shade: On Set 

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel
Shade: Caramel

Anastasia Hydrafull Gloss
Shades: Plastic, Heiress 


Anastasia Hydrafull Gloss
Shade: Plastic 

Anastasia Hydrafull Gloss
Shade: Heiress 

Basic Stats for Anastasia See And Be Seen kit:
Cost/Availability: $44.00 (and $80 value) -- Available on the Anastasia website, Sephora's website, and everywhere else Anastasia cosmetics are sold.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses

Anastasia See And Be Seen Kit Review:
This is an excellent assortment of full sized Anastasia products! If you've only tried Anastasia's brow products, then this is a great way to introduce yourself to her other products.

Let's start with the Illumin8 Eyeshadow duo in the shade On Set. This shadow duo is a gorgeous pair of shimmering neutrals. The shadows are velvety smooth, richly pigmented and blend like a dream. You can wear these wet or dry and they're long wearing on their own, making them an all-day wear when paired with a shadow primer. Not only that, these shadows are clinically tested to firm and smooth the appearance of skin while also soothing, softening and hydrating because they are formulated with Anastasia's exclusive Youthful Synergy Complex and Balkan Botanical Infusion. Clinical results at 1 hour of wearing this shadow gave a 29% increase in skin hydration. After 4 weeks the eye area appears firmer, smoother, lighter and less puffy. Consumer results after 4 weeks on eyelids said 70% appear firmer and 83% appear smoother. Of course, results vary but if you're going to wear eyeshadow why not have it give you a little extra benefit too?

Now let's talk about the Tinted Brow Gel in the shade Caramel. This is probably the only product in the kit that I wasn't thrilled with because my brows are darker than the Caramel shade. If you could choose the shade I would have rated this kit a 5 out of 5, but for me personally this shade won't work on me. The Caramel shade is best for golden brown to light brunette hair, so those with darker brows probably won't find much use of this product in this kit unless you want to highlight/lighten your brows. However, if you want to pick up this product on its own, it is available in 5 shades: Blonde, Caramel, Brunette, Espresso and Granite. Keeps your brows in place while conditioning brow hair, leaving behind a hint of tint.

Onto the Hydrafull Glosses, which in this kit you get two shades: Plastic and Heiress. I love both shades and this gloss is really great! Very moisturizing, goes on smooth and gives your lips lots of high shine and pretty color. Clinical results at 10 minutes after wearing this gloss: 90% reported lips are hydrated (I find this to be absolutely true). After 1 week, 87% reported the lip gloss provides long lasting moisture. After 4 weeks, 83% saw improvement in the texture of lips and again 90% reported lips are hydrated. Out of the two shades in this kit, Heiress is my favorite but did stain my lips. Not sure why it stained them, but I'm not really complaining because the color stuck around a long time because of that. This gloss itself does last pretty long on its own and the colors in the kit are popsicle like -- great for summer!

Overall, great products in this kit and I'd recommend it. Just keep in mind the Tinted Brow Gel may not work for everyone, so if anything you could gift it to a friend!

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of this kit? Have you tried this or is this on your wish list? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. The glosses are pretty on your lips:)

  2. This set looks just great! The lipgloss shades are really pretty!

  3. I like the colors of the glosses, However I hate the applicators. I wish they would change their wands!!

  4. @ shylu: Thank you! :)

    @ GirlieAndGlamorous: I agree about the applicator; at first when I received a sample tube in a Birchbox shipment I didn't mind the applicator too much, but it's difficult to apply this gloss without precision and a mirror. I too wish they would change the applicator, but the glosses are still a really great formula and the two shades in this kit are BEAUTIFUL! Loving them! :)

  5. ola!!!!!

    adorei o teu blog e por isso ja sou membro! sera que podias
    fazer uma visitinha ao meu e aderires? obrigado ;-) bjs grandes


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