Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer 2015 Collection Review



The  new Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer 2015 Collection is filled with a bunch of fun, bright colors.  I’m glad they’ve also included some neutrals as well.  All products will be available on May 15th on Anastasia’s website, Macy’s website, and Macy’s stores.

The products from the collection that I’m most excited about are the new liquid lipstick shades, which include Craft and Unicorn.  Craft is my absolute favorite out of the two.  It’s a gorgeous dusty plum looking shade.  The sheet included with the products states that it’s a sparkly plum but I don’t detect any sparkles whatsoever.  That’s perfectly fine with me though since I prefer matte shades.

At first glance Unicorn reminded me a lot of Bambi, another liquid lipstick shade in Anastasia’s line.  However, after swatching Unicorn I definitely realized it’s more of a muted lavender.  I prefer it over Bambi because Bambi is more of a neon, in your face color.

The Liquid Lipsticks retail for $20 each.



Left to right: Unicorn, Craft. No flash


Left to right: Unicorn, Craft. Taken with flash (Not completely dry. When dry they appear matte)

Next up are the new Waterproof Crème Color shades.  Every shade is absolutely beautiful and highly pigmented.  Every shade just screams Summer.  There are a total of 6 new colors: Ice Blue, Yellow, Coral Reef, Sunset, Barbie Pink, and Ocean.  The crème colors can be used as eyeliners or eye shadow bases.  They’re crease-proof and smudge-proof which is a bonus.  Each one dries to a matte finish and contains no sparkles.  I think it’s interesting how they included two pink shades because it’s not everyday that you come across pink eye shadow bases or even pink eyeliners.

Waterproof Creme Colors retail for $18 each.


Ice Blue (With flash)

Ice Blue (With flash)


Ice Blue (No flash)

Ice Blue (No flash)

Yellow (With flash)

Yellow (With flash)


Yellow (No flash)

Yellow (No flash)

Coral Reef (With flash)

Coral Reef (With flash)

Coral Reef (No flash)

Coral Reef (No flash)

Sunset (With flash)

Sunset (With flash)

Sunset (No flash)

Sunset (No flash)

Barbie Pink (With flash)

Barbie Pink (With flash)

Barbie Pink (No flash)

Barbie Pink (No flash)

Ocean (With flash)

Ocean (With flash)


Ocean (No flash)

Ocean (No flash)

Left to Right: Ocean, Barbie Pink, Sunset, Coral Reef, Yellow, and Ice Blue (No flash)

Left to Right: Ocean, Barbie Pink, Sunset, Coral Reef, Yellow, and Ice Blue (No flash)

Left to Right: Ocean, Barbie Pink, Sunset, Coral Reef, Yellow, and Ice Blue (With flash)

Left to Right: Ocean, Barbie Pink, Sunset, Coral Reef, Yellow, and Ice Blue (With flash)

Last but not least are the new eye shadow singles.  They retail for $12 each, four for $40, or eight for $70.  Included in the collection are Fawn, Star Cobalt, Peach Sorbet, Amber, Labyrinth, Surface of the Sun, and Cognac.  As always they are excellent quality.  They’re super pigmented and easily blendable.

  • Fawn: Soft, neutral olive.  (Ultra-matte finish)
  • Star Cobalt: Electric, galaxy blue.  (Metallic finish)
  • Peach Sorbet: Sultry, rose champagne.  (Metallic finish)
  • Amber: Rich, multi-dimensional gold.  (Satin finish)
  • Labyrinth: Smoldering, deep orchid.  (Metallic Finish)
  • Surface of the Sun: Warm, shimmery gold.  (Satin finish)
  • Cognac: Dramatic, copper-flecked brown.  (Satin finish)

Fawn  (With flash)


Fawn (No flash)


Star Cobalt (With flash)


Star Cobalt (No flash)


Peach Sorbet (With flash)


Peach Sorbet (No flash)


Amber (With flash)


Amber (No flash)


Labyrinth (With flash)


Labyrinth (No flash)


Surface of the Sun (With flash)


Surface of the Sun (No flash)


Cognac (With flash)


Cognac (No flash)


Left to right: Cognac, Surface of the Sun, Labyrinth, Amber, Peach Sorbet, Star Cobalt, and Fawn. (With flash)


Left to right: Cognac, Surface of the Sun, Labyrinth, Amber, Peach Sorbet, Star Cobalt, and Fawn. (No flash)


Tutorial: Aqua and Peach Glitter Makeup

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Going to a party or out on the town and want to be the center of attention?  Check out this makeup look I created combining a bright aqua blue glitter and a peachy gold duo chrome glitter.  All of the products used are listed in the description box on the video.

How to: Audrey Hepburn Makeup Look



When creating this Audrey Hepburn inspired makeup look I went for super bold brows, doe-eyed makeup, and red lips.

Main parts of her look:

  • Brows: I couldn’t get my brows exactly the same shape as hers since mine are so highly arched.  Her brows were super thick but very straight, with almost no arch.
  • Eye makeup: I tried to keep my eyes very wide-eyed by skipping out on black liner along my waterline.  The key to making my eyes appear larger like hers was using a nude pencil on my waterline.  Also, the winged liner and lashes helped to achieve her flirty looking eyes.
  • Lips: In many of the pictures I came across of Audrey, she had full-looking red lips.  I could tell hers were slightly overdrawn but I decided I would line my lips normally.

Below is the complete Audrey Hepburn inspired makeup tutorial.

Sephora VIB Haul November 2014 and New Elizabeth Arden Products

As many of you may know the Sephora 20% off VIB sale is going on now.  I took advantage of the sale and picked up a few new things as well as some long-time favorite products.  Sephora rarely has sales so this is a great time to stock up on products and/or try new products.  I filmed a haul video talking about each item.  In the video I also talk about some Elizabeth Arden products I’ve received lately–I’ll post pictures/swatches below.

Products purchased from Sephora:

Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencils- $25 for set of four.
Sephora Favorites Draw the Line- $30
Peter Thomas Roth Skinstant Mask Magic- $45
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel- $22
Sephora The Beauty of Giving Back Face Palette- $15(on sale)

Elizabeth Arden products:

  • Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Eye Gel-$40
  • Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum- $60
  • Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Moisture Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30-$50
  • Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Red Door Red-$21
  • Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Ultra Violet, Pink Pink, and Rustic Red-$25
  • Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Coral Kiss, Red Door Red, and Glamorous Gold-$18




Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Glamorous Gold, Coral Kiss, and Red Door Red


Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Ultra Violet, Pink Pink, and Rustic Red


From left to right: Ultra Violet, Pink Pink, and Rustic Red (taken with flash)


(No flash)


Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Red Door Red


Swatch of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Red Door Red (With flash)




Halloween Makeup Idea: Sugar Skull

Can’t think of anything to wear this Halloween?  Don’t have a costume? Then think about doing a sugar skull makeup look.  It’s easier than it looks and there’s no wrong way to do it.  Be as creative as you want!

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I used Violet Voss glitter in Parker and Piper, Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Crème Color in Jet, ABH Tamanna Palette, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Fuchsia Fever, Iris by Myth Cosmetics, and NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk.

Lenses: Eye Candy’s lenses in Neo Lucky Clover Green.

Flower halo: Mad for Halos.

Lashes: # 080 from Elegant Lashes.

Lipstick: Twilight from @justlovemonae on Instagram.

Brushes used: Luxie Beauty. **Use the code Cassie for 15% off your Luxie Beauty purchase.

Steps to achieve this look:

  1. I first applied a layer of BB cream all over my face.  I used one from Tarte.
  2. Next, I sketched out the eye sockets with Anastasia Beverly Hills Crème Color in Jet and started to shade them in.
  3. After that, I applied Maybelline Color Tatttoo in Fuchsia Fever all over my eye area and blended it into the black.
  4. Next, I applied Iris over the color tattoo and blended Noir from the Tamanna Palette around the outer part of the eye sockets.
  5. Then, I lined my upper lash line with the Crème Color in Jet and lined my lower lash line with Noir.  I also blended Noir into the crease of my eye.
  6. I then applied my lashes and applied Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara to my lower lashes.
  7. Next, I sketched out my nasal cavity with the Crème Color in Jet and filled it in.
  8. After that, I applied NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk to my face using a buffing brush and a small precise eye shadow brush for smaller areas like around my nose and between my eyebrows.
  9. Then I drew flower petals around my right eye and applied glitter to the center of each petal.
  10. After, I drew lines along my cheeks extending from the corners of my mouth to my ears blending Noir underneath the line and then adding a touch of Iris as well.
  11. Next, I shaded the center of my lips with the Crème Color in Jet and applied Twilight lipstick to the remaining part of my lips
  12. Then, I drew stitches with the Crème Color in Jet.
  13. Finally, I set the white parts of my face with a white highlighting powder–you can use translucent if that’s all you have.


Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette


Recently, Anastasia Beverly Hills collaborated with makeup artist Tamanna Roashan(@dressyourface on Instagram) and launched the Tamanna Palette.  The palette includes 10 pigmented eyeshadows that are especially perfect for the upcoming Holiday season.  The Tamanna Palette retails for $29.  Anastasia Beverly Hills also launched the Waterproof Crème Color in Azure and the Metallic Luster Liner each retailing for $18.

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For the past few weeks of owning the Tamanna Palette, I have created numerous looks ranging from dramatic to simple.  The palette contains a few matte shadows as well as shimmer and satin finishes.  I really enjoy this palette and think it contains some beautiful shadows.  It also comes with a double ended eyeshadow brush.  It’s the standard double ended brush that Anastasia always includes with her eye palettes.  It has a pointed pencil brush on one end and a flat shader brush on the other.

From left to right: Fresh, Blush, Venezia, Gilded, and Custom (Without flash)

From left to right: Fresh, Blush, Venezia, Gilded, and Custom (Without flash)

(With flash)

(With flash)

Top row:

  • Fresh: It’s a light nude shadow that blends in with my skin tone. It’s a perfect shadow for an all over lid color or even a subtle highlight.
  • Blush: It’s a pink toned shimmery champagne shadow.  I absolutely love this shade for highlighting my tear duct.
  • Venezia: It’s a beautiful shimmery teal/blue shadow that would be perfect as a pop of color along the lower lash line.
  • Gilded:  It’s a gorgeous shimmery bronze shadow.  This shadow is extremely similar in color to Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.
  • Custom:  It’s a beautiful shimmery taupe shadow.

From left to right: Noir, China Rose, Chocolate, Bengal, and Sangria. (Without flash)


(With flash)

Bottom row:

  • Noir: It’s an extremely pigmented matte black shadow.  This is a great shadow to line your eyes with if you don’t feel like using a traditional eyeliner and want a softer looking line.
  • China Rose:  It’s a beautiful rose gold shade.  This is probably my favorite shadow in the entire palette.
  • Chocolate:  It’s a lovely warm matte brown shadow.  I love this one for adding depth to my eyeshadow looks.
  • Bengal: It’s a nice medium brown with a satin finish.  This is a great transition shade.
  • Sangria:  It’s a pretty shimmery purple/wine shadow.  This color is amazing for making brown, green, or hazel eyes pop.

Overall, I’m not disappointed with any of the shadows in this palette.  The pigmentation is wonderful and I think the Tamanna Palette is definitely worth $29.

I’ve created a smokey rose gold look using the palette.  For all of the details on this look, check out my Instagram account.

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Waterproof Crème Color in Azure. (Taken with flash)


The Waterproof Crème Color in Azure is a cream product that can be used as a cream shadow or an eyeliner.  It’s smudge proof and crease proof and is a gorgeous blue color.

Waterproof Crème Color in Azure. (Without flash)

Waterproof Crème Color in Azure. (Without flash)

The last product, Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Luster Liner in Liquid Gold is a super soft pencil that glides on effortlessly.  It’s a pretty metallic gold color and I love using it on my waterline to brighten up my eyes and make myself look wide awake.


Metallic Luster in Liquid Gold. (With flash)


(Without flash)

Five Ways to Appear Bright Eyed and Wide Awake when You’re Tired

We’ve all had those days when we’re exhausted but don’t want to look like we’ve been up all night.  Whether you’ve had a late night studying or were out partying with friends, you can fool everyone with these tips:

  1. One thing you can do is make sure you use a highlighting concealer under your eyes to brighten up the under eyes and conceal any dark circles you may have.
  2. Another way to appear more awake is to curl your eyelashes and apply some mascara to your upper and lower lashes.  Curling your lashes opens up the eye.  You can even take it a step further and apply some false lashes which will make your eyes appear larger and more awake.
  3. Also, you can line your waterline with a cream colored pencil or a shimmery champagne colored one.  You’d probably want to avoid black liner on the waterline just because it can tend to close up the eyes and make them appear smaller.
  4. Another tip is to add a shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes.  This highlights the area and brings light into your eyes.
  5. You can also line your upper lash line.  This will make your eyes appear larger.

In the picture below I’ve utilized the tips I’ve mentioned.  As you can see I appear wide awake and bright eyed.

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Complete product details:

Simple eye look with a pop of teal using Anastasia Beverly Hills contour powders in Vanilla and Nude, ABH Metallic Luster Liner in Liquid Gold, ABH Waterproof Creme Color in Azure, Cultureshock Cosmetics eyeshadow in Emerald, Hair and Makeup Addiction brushes, are Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Taupe, their Amazonian Clay tinted brow gel in Taupe, and Luna @lapetitlapinlashes.
Product info:
1.) Prime your lid(I used Urban Decay Anti-aging Primer Potion).
2.) Apply Vanilla all over your lid.
3.) Blend Nude into your crease.
4.) Line your upper lash line with Azure.
5.) Apply Emerald over top of Azure.
6.) Line your lower lash line and waterline with Liquid Gold.
7.) Apply @lapetitlapinlashes in Luna, @tartecosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara to your lower lashes, and highlight your tear duct with a champagne shadow.
On my brows I used @tartecosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Taupe and their tinted brow gel in Taupe.

Here’s the complete look:

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The flower halo is from Mad For Halos.


How to: Smokey Look Using the New Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette and Tamanna Palette

Recently I’ve received Anastasia Beverly Hills’ new beauty blogger palettes–the Maya Mia Palette and Tamanna Palette–and have been playing around with a bunch of different looks ranging from simple everyday looks to full on dramatic ones.  I’m really impressed with the quality of the shadows in each palette.  They’re super pigmented and easy to blend.

Here is a look I created using both of the palettes.  It’s perfect for going out at night.  It’s an almost all matte look with some shimmer in the inner corners of the eyes.



I used the @anastasiabeverlyhills Maya Mia and Tamanna Palettes, ABH Waterproof Crème Color in Jet, # 415 Black lashes by @elegantlashes, @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Dark Brown, and @hairandmakeupaddiction brushes.

Product info:
1.) Prime your lid(I used Urban Decay Anti-aging Primer Potion).
2.) Apply Fresh all over your lid with a flat shader brush.
3.) Blend Caramel into your crease using a fluffy blending brush.
4.) Deepen your crease with Deep Brown using a crease brush.
5.) Line your upper lash line with the Waterproof Crème Color in Jet and smudge Noir over top.
6.) Line your lower lash line with Noir and blend out with Caramel.
7.) Line your waterline with Tarte Cosmetics Skinny SmolderEYES in Onyx.
8.) Apply @tartecosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, # 415 @elegantlashes, and highlight your tear duct with Blush.
On my brows, I used @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Dark Brown.
**Use the code BeautyByCassie93 at checkout on your Elegant Lashes order and receive a free pair of # 415 Black lashes.


Review: New Anastasia Beverly Hills Products- Maya Mia Palette, Waterproof Creme Color, and #3 Brush


Anastasia Beverly Hills has recently launched three new products.  These include the Maya Mia Palette, Waterproof Crème Color in Jet, and #3 Brush which can all be purchased on


First off, I want to talk about the Maya Mia Palette.  It was designed in collaboration with @maya_mia_y on Instagram.  I’ve been playing around with this palette for the past few weeks and I must say it’s easily become one of my go-to eyeshadow palettes.  I enjoy the fact that it contains mostly neutral shadows but also incorporates a few pops of color.  As far as pigmentation goes, these shadows are great quality.  I’m also a big fan of the packaging.  I like how it’s made of cardboard, has a magnetic closure, and is relatively thin and compact.  Not to mention the design is too cute! The palette is cruelty free, retails for $29, and is reasonably priced in my opinion, considering it includes 10 eyeshadows, a double ended eyeshadow brush, and “Get the Look” cards that show you how to achieve five different eyeshadow looks. Below, I’ve included swatches of each shadow.

(No flash) Shadows from left to right: Vanilla, Warm Taupe, Sienna, Deep Brown, and Nude

(No flash) Shadows from left to right: Vanilla, Warm Taupe, Sienna, Deep Brown, and Nude


(With flash)

The swatches above are of the first row of shadows in the palette.  Vanilla has a satin finish, Warm Taupe, Sienna, Deep Brown, and Nude–which blends in with my skin tone– are all matte.  One thing I’d like to mention is that this palette, like the Lavish Palette also by Anastasia Beverly Hills, includes Sienna.  However, that doesn’t bother me seeing as Sienna is one of my favorite transition shades.  The only shadow in the palette that I’m not head over heals about is Nude just because it doesn’t really show up on my skin.  Having said that, it does work as a base shadow.  Also, I’d like to make note that all of the photos in this post are unedited.

(No flash) From left to right: Aqua, Fresh Peach, Glisten, Caramel, and Gold Bar

(No flash) From left to right: Aqua, Fresh Peach, Glisten, Caramel, and Gold Bar

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(With flash)

The bottom row of shadows only contains one matte shadow, that being Caramel.  Aqua, Fresh Peach and Gold Bar have satin finishes and Glisten is shimmery.


The accompanying brush is double sided and is well-made.  The bristles are soft and the flat shader brush side is good for packing on shadows, while the pointed pencil brush side is nice for applying shadow along the lower lash line or deepening your crease.


Next up is the Waterproof Crème Color in Jet.  It retails for $18 and comes in a glass pot just like the ABH Dipbrow Pomade.  I really like the texture of this product and the fact that it’s matte.  I’m not really into the whole glossy/shiny eyeliner look so this is right up my alley.  This can be used as a liner or a cream shadow.  It would make the perfect base for a dark, dramatic black smokey eye because it doesn’t crease or smudge.  As for the waterproof claim, they aren’t kidding!  I applied the product to my wrist, let it set, then rubbed vigorously and it didn’t even budge.  Oh, and I didn’t even mention the intensity of the product.  This stuff is black! Not an off-black or grayish black, but a true inky black color. Below is a swatch of the Waterproof Crème Color.

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Lastly, we have the #3 Brush.  It retails for $18.  It’s flat and tapers to a point which makes it ideal for lining the eyes.  You can flip the brush on its side and create a super thin line or use the other side and create a much thicker line.  I also find that this brush is helpful in creating winged liner looks. Below, I’ve drawn some lines using the #3 Brush and Waterproof Crème Color.

(With flash)

(No flash)


Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Series Concealers



As you all may have heard, @anastasiabeverlyhills will be launching 10 Pro Series Concealers on March 15th.  I was lucky enough to receive them prior to the 15th so I decided I would do a mini review and swatch them for you all. 🙂

The concealers arrived with a little “handout,” if you will, which had all of the information regarding the product.  It read:

“10 shades to perfectly match skin tones.  The shades feature warm and cool undertones for perfect color matching and blending.”

  • Will not settle into fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Long wearing.  Will not fade off or smudge.
  • Formula is extremely blendable and sets to a long-wearing finish.
  • Full-coverage formula masks all sorts of discoloration, blemishes, and even dark circles. 
  • Formula “floats” on top of skin and will not cake or fade.
  • To conceal discoloration or dark circles, simply apply concealer with the tip of the ring finger and tap to blend.  Be sure not to rub.

It also showed the available shades and their numbers.  Another thing it showed, was how to “carve” out your brow with concealer. 

Now for my thoughts…

First off, I want you guys to know that these are literally the creamiest concealers I've ever used in my entire life! No joke! When I dipped my finger in the jar I was so surprised at how smooth and creamy it was! Also, they really are amazingly moisturizing and blendable. 

I really had to scrub this stuff off of my arm so it's definitely long lasting!  These will be great for under eye circles, blemishes, and I would even use these to contour. To say the least, I'm in love!

I also want to point out the fact that Anastasia has really created a great range of colors for the palest people to the darkest ones.  She even mentioned that she plans on releasing 7 more shades this coming June (exciting, right?!).

They will be available in 10 shades on on March 15th.
Each one is $20 and contains 10 grams or 0.35 oz. of product so they should last
foreverrr! The #18 concealer brush will also be available on March 15th(not sure about the pricing yet).

Here are swatches of the new Anastastia Beverly Hills Pro Series Concealers.  FYI, these are raw and unedited photos so you can see the true colors. The first set of swatches is without flash and the one below is with flash.

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P.S. I will be adding additional photos and updating this review after I’ve had some time to use the concealers.

Update: I’ve been using these concealers daily for the past 5 days and I’m absolutely in love! I’ve been applying them with my finger tips under my eyes and they are really great for dark circles.  These stay put all day long as long as I set them with powder, which isn’t an issue since I always set any type of cream or liquid product I use with powder.  These concealers are also great for concealing any blemishes or scars you may have.