November 15, 2012

Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You To Want Me Eye Shadow Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You To Want Me Eye Shadow Palette is a limited edition Holiday 2012 Set that features nine shades of buttery eyeshadow, an applicator, eyeliner, and Anastassia’s legendary Brow Gel.

This is $34 and I suppose there are a ton of massive sets you can indulge in this Holiday season for a little more or around the same price. But I do urge you not to miss this. Take a look at it your next trip to Sephora as I do think it could easily be overlooked. The package presentation, usefulness of the eyeshadows, and little extras might just sway you to gift it to a loved one or pick it up for yourself.

Take a look!

This set includes:

  • Nine Pan Eyeshadow Palette
  • Mini Clear Brow Gel (mini)
  • Liquid Eye Liner (mini)

The presentation is very luxe on this little set so it really makes a perfect gift giving set. The palette and other goodies are actually housed in a black velvet box about the size of a CD with a rose gold clasp sporting the Anastasia Beverly Hills emblem. Flip the clasp to reveal a mirror and several wells that hold the eyeshadow palette, eye gel, liner, and applicator.

The shadow compact also comes in a velvet box and slips out of the larger presentation box. It has its own mirror and the shadows inside are 0.025 oz each. They are small shadow wells but brushes and applicators fit just fine inside so there isn’t an issue getting shadow on your application tools of choice. The shadows range in the nude, natural zone but there are a few plums as well to create a very pretty Holiday look.

The formula is very impressive on the shadows. They are on par with the texture of Stila Eyeshadows or the ones I recently reviewed in the Lorac Pro Palette. These have a creamy velvety texture that apply and blend very easily onto lids. Pigmentation is excellent as well. The soft texture of the shadows makes them a joy to work with but some shades come across a tad frosty so you might want to spend some extra time blending out to avoid too frosty a finish.

The colors are really classical so it’s a palette you’ll reach for daily and possibly hit pan on at some point. Especially if you like nude/natural shades of eyeshadow.

There’s also a mini liquid eyeliner as well as brow gel and a dual ended applicator. The mini liquid eyeliner is a richly pigmented black shade with a think brush for application. I don’t actually use liquid eyeliner all that much so a mascara would be a better choice for me. The brow gel is a god sent considering how unruly my brows are. I already own the full size and it’s a daily staple so the mini version is welcome for travel.

Overall, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You To Want Me Eye Shadow Palette is a little sleeper hit. I think Holiday palettes get bigger and bigger every year but sometimes it’s nice running across a little gift set like this. The eyeshadow formula had a nice, buttery smooth texture that really applied nicely. If you’re look for a nice little gift set I’d highly recommend checking this out!


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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • BLee

    OH my goodness. I need to cover my eyes…lol those are some of my fave neutral eye colors. I have some Anastasia lip gloss but have yet to try the eye colors. Put this on my wish list. 😀

  • Tiffany Martin

    Looks good! Classic, and everything in the kit is practical to use. Good deal, huh?

  • Cookie

    I saw this at Sephora and put it in my basket. Loved the colors and they felt really smooth. Because of a snafu and attitudey sales lady, I was REFUSED my VIB discount. Walked out with $350 worth of Christmas gifts and a few treats for me on the counter!! Still p*ssed. Really wanted this.

  • Ashley

    Ahhh! I’ve seen sooooo many reviews on this palette and each one makes me more excited to get it! I’m going to ulta at the end of the month so I’m BEYOND excited to get my hands on this one! (My sephora didn’t carry it) Like I seriously might cry if my ulta doesn’t have it lol It was in their winter book thing they sent out! And you get a free full size lip gloss (I don’t remember which shade) with a $25 purchase from Anastasia! Gahhhhh! I’m a little to excited but I know you understand 😀

  • K.B.

    Now Cheap Trick is stuck in my head. lol I love the purples and the neutrals in this palette, but I’m not big on pink shadow. I’ll probably skip this palette because I won’t use it enough to justify buying it (despite it being a good value).

    • the Muse

      you have no idea kb the ear worm I have lol I’ve been singing it since I got the damn palette ;-D I want YOU to want ME ;-D

  • Robin

    This ended up in my VIB cart. It arrived two days ago and I love it. The staying power is unreal! I got home after a nine hr work day and ithey still on my peepers! First time Anastasia purchase!!

  • amy

    Anastasia does beautiful shadows, and the quality & pigmentation are top-notch. Plus, these colors are absolutely gorgeous, and the price is amazing. Unfortunately, I’ve had adverse reactions to her shadows…

  • Yiling

    I just bought this at Nordstrom Rack today for $17 something and wanted to read some reviews. found your site, which i already read daily. lol! Nordstrom Rack still had a ton (Lakewood Mall location in California).

    • the Muse

      hey yiling thanks for reading here daily ;-D that’s a great price!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the tip for our CA residents!

    • Renee

      I got this at Nordsrtrom Rack in Schaumburg IL today. They have tons. Lovre it!!!!

  • Hannah

    I was also looking for a review and swatches. This is the first that came up in my search. Found this at Nordstrom Rack in NYC for $15! I have so many neutrals already though but might go back.

    • the Muse

      go back hannah go back ;-D that’s a great price never can have too many natural/neutrals ;D