Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade: Finding The Perfect Shade

Brow products come in a variety of forms. One of the most popular creamy brow product today is Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade.

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First of all, it is waterproof, suitable for oily skin and can stand humidity really well. Smudge-free and, at the same time, creamy formula will help you define your brows the way you want them to be from a messy natural look to polished Instagram brows. The formula dries pretty fast and stays on all day.

Secondly, you can choose from 11 shades – no other brand on the market can offer such a shade-inclusive brow product line with natural shades in mind. They are highly-pigmented and matte.

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ABH Dipbrow Pomade Waterproof Brow Color ($18, Buy Now)

Nevertheless, this relatively vast range of shades can pose challenges in picking the right color. Here is the quick guide on how to find a perfect color match for your ideal brows.

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Swatches for 9 out of 11 shades

In general, we can discuss the shades from the perspective of undertones: WARM (RED) and COOL (ASHY). The right shade and undertone mostly depend on your complexion, including your hair and skin color.

To underpin my swatches with more details, here is the guide that Anastasia Beverly Hills recommends when finding your perfect match. I compiled them in this table so that it is easy to identify the right shade based on the product color, its undertone, hair and skin tone.

SHADE UNDERTONES HAIR TONE SKIN TONE
BLONDE WARM Golden Blonde to Dark Blond with Warm Tones Light to Medium
TAUPE                        (ASH BLONDE) COOL Light to Dark Blonde with Cool/Ashy Tones Light to Medium
MEDIUM BROWN (MEDIUM ASH) COOL Light to Medium Brown with Cool/Ashy Tones Light to Medium
MEDIUM BROWN (MEDIUM ASH) COOL Silver, Platinum, Gray, Pastel Shades Light to Medium
SOFT BROWN WARM Medium Brown with Warm Highlights Light to Medium
CARAMEL WARM Light Brown with Golden/Red Undertones Light to Medium
AUBURN WARM Strawberry Blond to Auburn and Burgundy Light to Medium
DARK BROWN (BRUNETTE) WARM Medium to Dark with Warm Tones Light to Deep
CHOCOLATE WARM Dark Brown with Warm Tones Light to Medium; Adds warmth to Deep Skin with Cool Tones
ASH BROWN COOL Brown to Black with Cool Tones Light to Deep
EBONY WARM Dark Brown to Black with Warm Tones Medium to Deep
GRANITE COOL Very Dark Brown to Black with Cool/Ashy Undertones Light to Deep

Here is another comprehensive diagram that matches each particular shade of the Dipbrow pomade to a different hair color.

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My perfect match is Medium Brown, since I have light/ light-to-medium complexion and Medium Brown hair with ashy undertones. To avoid complete ashiness on pictures, I also finish my brows with Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso, because it has more red undertones. I’ve learnt this trick from Anastasia herself during her Master Class in Houston. By the way, there are a lot of other useful tips that you want to consider in your brow game – and you can learn them in this post!

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What is your go-to brow product? Let me know in the comments down below!


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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Top 6 Amazing Beauty Launches We’re Super Excited About

From the moment I’ve started this blog, I’ve realized that the beauty industry goes along with the fashion industry at the fastest possible pace and sometimes it is so hard to follow the trend. Thanks to the social media, now we can easily stay in the know.

Here is our short-list of newly announced products we are thrilled about to try this month.

1. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Dream Glow Kit

Another addition to the Glow Kit Collection. The Dream Glow Kit consists of 6 pastel highlighters. The configuration of the pallet resembles the iconic limited-edition Nicole Glow Kit, while the shade selection slightly reminds us of Aurora Glow Kit.

Most of the shades are iridescent which makes them even more wearable than they seem to look in the pan. We are especially excited about he Magic shade that has at least three colors in the reflect – lilac, yellow gold and turquoise.

 

The inspiration behind the creation of this glow kit is The Neverending Story.

It was officially announced today and will be available for a purchase on May 22nd at Anastasia Beverly Hills official website.

2. HUDA BEAUTY Rose Gold Palette Remastered

This is the redesigned edition of the original Rose Gold Palette that was launched back in 2016. The Remastered pallet is claimed to have a completely new formula. According to the swatches, they are super pigmented and smooth. It also features a large mirror.

Here is the side by side comparison to the original pallet.

🔔 COMPARISON 🔔 . 👉🏼 by @melcastaneda of @hudabeauty of the palettes original Rose Gold palette and the new Rose Gold Remastered eyeshadow Palette launching 5/22 SWIPE LEFT . 👉🏼 Shophudabeauty.com and retailers @sephora @harrods @cultbeauty . 👉🏼 What’s New: Mattes: Even more buttery and pigmented than before, our eight new mattes are talc-free and give MAJOR payoff that’s easy to put down, blend, and build. The shades: Risqué, Doll Face, Demure, Suede, Coco, Maneater, Henna, Sandalwood. Risqué is the new Bossy, with a richer plum red tone, Doll Face is a brighter red pink version of the old Flamingo shade, and Demure, the old Shy, is now a more muted coral pink. . . . Melted Metal: I’m so obsessed with this new addition! We’ve taken our unique foil formula and reinvented it in an even more lustrous finish, that can now be used with a brush, or for an extreme liquid metal finish, you can use your fingers. The shades: Dubai, Fling, Trust Fund, Rose Gold, Pink Diamond, a new soft metallic pink with a hint of silver, 24K, #Blessed, and Bubbly, a shimmering metallic champagne shade. . 👉🏼 Pressed-pearl: Similar to the shimmers in our previous palette, this pressed pearl gives stunning shimmer in a more buttery formula. I love using it for highlighting the inner corners and dusting across brow bones and cheekbones. The shade: Moon Dust. . . . 👉🏼 includes a mirror . . Pic #Huda @melcastaneda 📷♥️ . . . 💭 What do you think?? . . Follow me for more me information and to not miss the #makeupworldnews

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The launch is expected on May 22nd at Huda Beauty official website as well as at Sephora online and in stores on July 20th.

3. PUMA x MAC COSMETICS Collaboration

Not necessarily the beauty launch, but we are so obsessed with the idea of matching your favorite lipstick shade to your shoes! The collaboration of the makeup brand and the sport brand led to the creation of Special Edition Suede sneakers. They were exclusively released in honor of PUMA Suede’s 50th anniversary.

 

Now you can choose suedes in one of the legendary MAC cosmetics lipstick shades: Lady Danger, Créme d’Nude and Sin.

They are currently available at Nordstrom.

Which one would you pick?

4. NARS Orgasm Afterglow Balm

This season is all about the glow and shine! We are totally obsessed with just launched Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm.

As a part of the new Nars Orgasm Collection, this lip balm will be available at the Sephora online on May 20th, and in stores on May 21st.

5. GLAMGLOW INSTAMUD™ 60-Second Pore-Refining Treatment

INSTAMUD™ is another innovative release in skin care products. It’s a foaming treatment mask that works exactly in 60 seconds! It is said to refine pores, smooth and soften the skin and even the tone.

Active ingredients include bentonite and kaolin clays, witch hazel, aloe vera and licorice root.

It was announced only 4h ago and is already available at Glam Glow official website.

6. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter Royal Glow

Inspired by the upcoming Royal Wedding, Becca has added a new highlighter to its iconic highlighters collection. The center of the Royal Glow pressed powder is stamped with a crown which makes it stand out from the other highlighters in the collection.

This limited-edition bronzed opal shade is infused with shimmering gold pearl which makes it a perfect match for any complexion.

It is now available at Becca Cosmetics official website.

 

Which of these launches are you excited about the most? Let us know in the comments down below!


Featured image: Courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills

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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Best 20 Products to Get at Sephora Spring Bonus Event

Hello, my dears!

Let’s be honest: good makeup and skin care are usually pricey and from my personal experience, this statement work in 98% of the time.

And I’m very excited to know and share with you that Sephora Spring Bonus Event is starting right now, which means it’s discount time!

While there is a lot you can consider buying during this event, I’d try to narrow down the list of things I’m getting for myself OR have already tried and they are indeed worth any penny.

For me, it’s a perfect time to stock up, before the next bonus event (read real discounts) is expected in late November.

What should you know about this event

The event starts on April 20th through April 23rd. You can visit a store or shop online at sephora.com – as long as you are a Sephora Beauty Insider member you qualify for discounts! If you are not a member it is easy and free to sign up by visiting sephora.com.

How much off can you get during the event?

10% off for Sephora Beauty Insiders members. Use code YAYINSIDER at the checkout.

15% off for Sephora VIB members. Use code YAYVIB at the checkout

15% off for Sephora Rouge members.Use code YAYROUGE at the checkout

Can I get everything on discount?

Well, it is almost everything, there are some restrictions though. *copy-pasted*

*Offer valid for Beauty Insider members on merchandise purchases made on 4/20/18
through 11:59 PM PT on 4/23/18 in Sephora U.S. stores, Sephora Canada stores, Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and online. Offer not valid on jcp.com.
Not valid on purchases of customizable sets online or through Sephora’s Customer Service. Not valid The Ordinary, on previous purchases, purchases of gift cards or eGift cards, FLASH, PLAY! by Sephora, gift wrap, taxes, or shipping & handling charges. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson-branded item and three Drunk Elephant-branded items per SKU per transaction. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Sephora is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen promotion cards. Promotion card has no cash value and may not be altered, sold, or transferred.

Relevant Beauty Insider status must be attained prior to redemption. No minimum purchase required. Due to heavy demand, Sephora FLASH delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion.Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion codes. Sephora and JCPenney employees are not eligible for this offer. Offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time. If you recently qualified for a new tier, please check your email for an updated offer.

For more details check Terms and Conditions.

What should you buy during this event?

If you think strategically, as I do, think of products of high/daily usage or those that have short shelf life. I’ll feature the products that I’ve tried and loved! – one item per a type of product. I shared my thoughts on this products in my stories on Instagram – now in my Highlights! Feel free to check it out for more details!

Under this category, I would mention several products:

  1. Sheet Masks
  2. Beautyblenders
  3. Brushes for Clarisonic
  4. Blotting Papers
  5. Exfoliating Pads
  6. Tools Cleaners

Featured Products:

ESTEE LAUDER

Advance Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask, pack of 4, $80 (Buy Now)

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This foil mask is a 10-minute step in getting instantly glowing and youthful skin that lasts for several days! *tested on myself* Buying a pack of 4 is the best investment advice I would give to you since it’s $25 per a separate mask! Plus, discounts are just in time!

BEAUTYBLENDER

Two.BB.Clean, $45  (Buy Now)

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With the total value of $58, this is another value set I would recommend for you. Taking into consideration that you need to change your beauty blender every 3 to 6 months, this kit will last you for a year! PLUS it comes with cleansing solutions that will put another “tick” on our list.

CLARISONIC

The Essentials Set, $79 (Buy Now)

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If you use Clarisonic for cleansing, this is another amazing value kit with the total value of $108 will last you at least for a year! You can mix and match different heads for different need. I got a similar one during winter event, and still enjoy them!

TATCHA

Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, $12 (Buy Now)

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The top-rated blotting papers made of 100 percent natural abaca leaf and gold flakes absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere. *puts into the cart*

NEOGEN DERMOTOLOGY

Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling – Lemon, $27 (Buy Now)
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K-beauty Innovative way to exfoliate your skin both manually and chemically with these 30 gauze pads that gently remove dead skin.  The formula includes AHA chemical exfoliant that deeply penetrates to dissolve dirt and oil in the skin and the vitamin C (lemon extract) for skin brightening benefits.

SEPHORA COLLECTION

The Cleanse: Daily Brush Cleaner, $15 (Buy Now)

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To maintain the life of your tools (brushes and sponges) and prevent bacteria from spreading you need to clean your brushes after each use. While it sounds troublesome to wash them after each time( and which is not good for the brushes as well) I recommend using sprays. At Sephora, you can find several types of sprays. I especially like the quick-dry formula of this alcohol-free cleaner as it reduces the downtime and I can use my brushes in a matter of minutes! Plus, the formula is very mild and natural and suitable for sensitive skin.

 SKIN CARE

In this section, I’d like to share some products that yield WOW results – tested on myself. Again, speaking of strategical shopping, you would definitely need new skin care products until the next big event and discounts are the real pay off for that. Plus, we all deserve it some at-home spa time.

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Pitera Welcome Kit, $110 (Buy Now)

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Do not get scared of this price tag! I tried face cream and the essence and it literally transformed my skin! You get instant glow, hydration, softness and overall my skin looked so refreshed I even had a youthful blush like I spent a good amount of time outdoors. I believe that the toner will only enhance the effect of these two products. By the way, when you layer them, they absorb so fast that it can easily be used under makeup! And, did I mentioned that the total value is $156?

SUNDAY RILEY

Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit, $85 (Buy Now)

SUNDAY_RILEY_Power_Couple_Duo_Total_Transformation_KitAnother value set (total value $105) that you want to have! I got this set last week during the Rouge Early Access and this is another power couple that works wonders overnight! The Good Genes contain lactic acid and the Luna Sleeping Oil has retinol inside. Together, they contribute to even, glowing, hydrated and smooth complexion. While you can feel changes overnight, give these two guys another 3-4 weeks – rumors say the effect builds up! I have special feelings for Sunday Riley, I tried 5 of their products and they are all amazing!

Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, $45 (Buy Now)

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Speaking of Sunday Riley, I also need to mention this cleanser. I can’t remember any other product that would make me feel this clean and soft at the same time. Plus, my pores are instantly visibly smaller.

LA MER

The Eye Concentrate, $205 (Buy Now)

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Another skin care product that worth every penny – the eye concentrate from La Mer. Again, I bought it during winter sales and still have some in the jar! Little goes a long way while it is indeed one of those eye creams that erase dark circles like you had a good sleep yesterday and a day before, and every single day. It works even better when used with the small roller that comes in a pack.

LANEIGE

Lip Sleeping Mask, $20 (Buy Now)

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KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask, $45 (Buy Now)

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Whenever something goes south, this is the mask that restores my skin. It soothes and provides hydration. Also, I love how it smells, it is so relaxing!

MAKEUP

And for sure, there will be luxury makeup products that you would want to treat yourself with.

I stumbled on selecting the one and only eye shadow pallet so that I’m going to share two here.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS

Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, $42 (Buy Now)

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The recent and already very popular and highly rated eyeshadow pallet from ABH. It is perfect for day and night, it has matte and shimmer eye shadows and the color selection is just fantastic for the spring season. The pallet comes with a two-end brush and a mirror.

PAT MCGRATH LABS 

MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette, $55 (Buy Now)pat_mcgrath_labs_MTHRSHP_Sublime_Bronze_Ambition_Eyeshadow_Palette

I have to admit, I had a crush on Mothership Eyeshadow Pallets when they just got released, but it was a way too expensive for me – $125 per pallet. Hopefully,  smaller versions of those pallets have been released for a more of “affordable” pricing – $55 per pallet. If you have ever swatched those pigmented eyeshadows at Sephora, you will never be able to skip on them.

MatteTrance™ Lipstick, $38 (Buy Now)

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This is the most moisturizing matte lipstick I’ve ever tried in my life. I have also been talking about this lipstick in my Youtube video – the pigment and the formula are just fantastic. These lipsticks flew so fast it was hard to get the shades that I wanted, hopefully, all shades are available for sale right now, but I think, not for so long.

TOM FORD 

Boys & Girls Lip Color, $36 (Buy Now)

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If you prefer sheerer lipstick, think of Tom Ford Boys&Girls Collection. While it gets so complicated to chose only 1 shade out of 100 ( because you want all of it) you can narrow your search with “Girls” only – the white body lipsticks are definitely sheerer compared to “Boys”. The best part about this line is the price: $36 for a smaller TF lipstick versus $54 for the regular collection.

DIOR

Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $82 (Buy Now)

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This product is on my wishlist ( read “cart” now) for several reasons:

  1. Dior has amazing skin care products. I tried one serum on my hand at the store, and I swear, later that day I noticed that the patch of skin looked so much better that the same spot on my other hand.
  2. It has SPF 50 in it. As the warmer season is approaching, sunscreen is very important to consider in your daily routine
  3. and finally, it comes with one refill, and you can always get another one later for half price.

Hair Care

Supersonic Mother’s Day Gift Red Edition, $399 (Buy Now)

If you ever dreamed to get this amazing hair dryer from Dyson (still in my wishlist) it is time to get it with the discount provided! Plus, now it comes with beautiful in red with matching case!

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Fragrances

I can’t decide between these two, so that I highlight two fragrances in this post.

VIKTOR & ROLF

Flowerbomb, 1 oz, $85, (Buy Now)

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The Flowerbomb from V&R is perfect for spring. It’s hard for me to describe the scent, but it feels like it’s no longer winter, but still, summer is yet to come.

TOM FORD 

Soleil Blanc, 1 oz, $145 (Buy Now)

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This fragrance is “forever summer” for me. It just makes my day brighter whenever I use it and reminds of my sunny vacation days by the sea. The best part of it is that now it comes in a smaller size and therefore is for a more “affordable” price. Plus, don’t forget about discounts!

 

This is quite an extensive list! I know that most of the products are from the “luxury line”, but let’s all agree that we are worth it. PLUS, each of these products qualifies for discounts, so if you ever doubted about expensive miracle products, now is the perfect timing!

Once again, I put all my thoughts and knowledge in this post. Everything here comes from my honest opinion and personal experience. I hope you will find this blog post helpful.

I would remind you to use the codes at the checkouts as they are not added automatically.

If you are ready to purchase something from the list, please use the Buy Now link – this is the way you can thank me without paying any extra!

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AND finally, sign up for Ebates to save some more cash! It’s a user-friendly and free cash back system. You’ll get 10$ upon signing up using  this green button below.

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Happy shopping, my friends!


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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Inspired Make Up For Everyday Look

Hello, my beauties!

Since Pantone, the Global Color Authority, announced Ultra Violet as a Color of 2018, this color is gaining more popularity in fashion and beauty.

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Violet is one of my favorite colors and I’m really excited that this is the color of 2018!

If you go through pretty much every beauty brand today, you can find lipsticks, nail polishes, eye shadows and etc all in this shade. However, you may feel uncomfortable wearing such a bold experimental color to work or to school, but still want to catch up to the trend. If so, then this post is definitely for you.

Here are some tips of how to add twists of violet to you everyday look, and yet, keep up with your personal style.

Although there might be a little deviation from exact Ulta Violet color, all shades of purple and violet are still considered trending.

P.S. You can scroll down to the video where I do my makeup and then get back to the text to  read all the steps in details!

Eyes

For me, eyes are the most comfortable area to experiment with color. Violet is a shade that goes well together with all eye colors.

If you don’t feel comfortable covering your full eyelid with this bold color, consider pairing it with the trending mauve shades. Create a transition of shades from a light mauve color adding a tiny amount of violet to the edges and to your crease.

I like violet shades from Too Faced Chocolates and Peaches pallets, they blend in very naturally to the skin. I use Livin Lavish shade from Gold Chocolate pallet.

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Add violet color to your lower lash line. My favorite shade for this is Osiris from Prism Pallet  by Anastasia Beverly Hills.

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Here are single eyeshadows for more matching color:

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As an option,  you can also apply an eye pencil to the lower lash line and blend it.

My top favorite is from Sephora in shade 32 Tango Night.

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Similar pencils:

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If you are a big fan of cat eyes and can’t live without lined eyes, consider using violet liner instead of black.

Interesting fact: Butter London has partnered with Pantone this year and released a collection in Ultra Violet once the color has been announced.

Today, the only place where you can find the complete collection is only butterlondon.com. Interestingly, Ulta.com also has their products displayed on their website, but almost all of them remain “sold out”. But don’t despare: Ulta as well as Nordstrom has same shades of same product in stock. They just don’t have a Pantone sticker on the packaging.

Butter London features the Glazen Lustrous eyeliner in Ultra Violet.

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If this color is too bright for you, consider its sister Magnetic. It’s a deeper shade and still looks more violet than blue on the skin.

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To complete your eye makeup and open up the look, add Gumdrop from Anastasia Sugar Glow kit to outer corners of your eyes. It’s a dual chrome pink/lilac shade. For a bolder look, you can use Spectra Shade from Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit.

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I suggest to finish with black mascara to keep the look more wearable for everyday.

Nails

Nails are another place where you can safely use violet color to be in trend.

Here are the nail polish shades from Pantone 2018 Color of the Year Collection by Butter London.

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Misty Lilac  – Purple Rain – Marvelous – Ice Lavander – Hydrangea – Ultaviolet

You can keep it simple and substitute your signature nude/white color with Hydrangea.

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As you can see, mauve shades also count.

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For a bolder look, use a deeper shades with some sparkles like the Purple Rain.

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How it all looks together? Watch my first makeup video on my instagram account!

 

My first make up video is inspired by @pantone color of the Year 2018! 💜 How to add a violet twist to everyday look (and not over do it !) details in my new post! Link in bio✨ Wearing today: @hudabeauty Mauve Obsession eye shadow pallet @toofaced Chocolate Gold @toofaced Better Than Sex mascara @sephora Contour Eye pencil in 32 Tango Night @anastasiabeverlyhills Prism Eye Shadow Pallet @anastasiabeverlyhills Sugar Glow Kit @maccosmetics Pro Conceal and Correct Pallet in Medium @maccosmetics Studio Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20 @chanelofficial Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ébène @chanelofficial Powder Blush in 99 Rose Pétale @butterlondon Glazen Lustrous Liner in Magnetic @shophudabeauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Muse/Angelic 💜💜💜 #beautyblogger #pantone #pantone2018 #makeup #makeupvideos #trending #ultraviolet @ultabeauty #tfchocolate #ultabeauty #sephora

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If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Masterсlass: Review From The First Row

Our eyes are intrinsically trained to spot divine proportion and immediately associate it with beauty and harmony – Anastasia Soare

Anastasia Soare the founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills is an amazing woman with strong personality and an inspiring story about her fulfilled “American dream”.

I was really lucky to get the last spot at her yesterday’s “Holiday Glow” event at Westin Galleria in Houston.

Pre-party at Sephora

It all started from 3 pm at Sephora where ABH Artists and Sephora Artists have been helping their customers with selecting the right color and right formula, because each case, as Anastasia herself explained later on during the class, is unique.

To attend the master-class, each guest needed to purchase 100$ voucher on Anastasia products. The artist that was helping me yesterday took her time to find the right product for me and showed me several different techniques and looks that I can create with my “real estate”.  The color match that she did is amazing.

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After makeover
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The product that I got for myself. Anastasia also signed my makeup bag!
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Highlighting Duo Pencil in Matte Camille/Sand Shimmer; Stick Foundation in Beige; Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown; Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso; Brush #12

After a makeover, I got my wrist band for an entry to the giveaway of the Brow Book – a huge collection of all eyebrow products in all colors that ABH has created for their 20 years anniversary (fingers crossed) and got in the line to be seated for the class. And guess who got in the first row!

 

 

 

I’ve met so many nice people there, just like me, waiting for the Queen of Brows to show her magical skills that can change the way you look by just doing your brows!

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Once she appeared here is where the true magic started.

She briefly shared her story with us, about how she came to US and how she started and how people at first resisted her vision on eyebrows back in 90s. Frankly, she is the person we should be thankful to for returning the sanity to beauty as well as the trend for real brows replacing those skinny lines that our moms used to have in 80s.

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Anastasia Soare shares her story

With her education in architecture, she took work of aestheticians to the next level! The patented method that Anastasia created for measurements of brows and the stencils that she invented for beginners are based on mathematical equations and principles in architecture. She applies Golden Ratio rule that she learned in art school and encourage everyone to keep the proportions in mind when shaping their eyebrow and contouring their face. All because “our eyes are intrinsically trained to spot divine proportion and immediately associate it with beauty and harmony”.

This woman takes her products really serious. Anastasia herself checks each batch on color and texture to ensure the quality of the products that she makes. She also highlighted that each brush that she designs is made with a specific product in mind for precise application. Have I mentioned that ABH has a widest selection of colors for eyebrow products on the market?

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Another thing that I was really amazed to learn is that she considers PH level of different skin types and therefore has a special recommendations on what formula, product and color is best for each skin type.

Beauty Tips

During the masterclass, she had two models with opposite complexions  – one with super fair skin and blond hair and another one with beautiful chocolate skin showing the right way of using her products and techniques for different skin types.

Here are the highlights of how to get your eyebrows to the Instagram level:

  • apply Golden Ratio to measure and shape your eyebrows
  • to match the right product you need to consider the color of your hair, natural brows and the skin tone as well as your skin type
  • start from the roots, and consider that the beginning (quarter of an inch) of the eyebrows are generally lighter than the ends
  • consider at least 2 shades for eyebrows
  • start with small amount of product and build it up
  • draw hair strokes, not a straight outline
  • do not draw thick dark line on the upper side of your brow
  • use Dipbrow pomade jar as a pallet
  • add a drop of oil to Dipbrow pomade once you finish to keep the product from drying out
  • balance ash colors with red undertones and vice versa (important for pictures)
  • use a concealer above the eyebrows in same shade as your foundation and then brush your eyebrows with spooli
  • the color in Houston is not the same as LA – colors change as they oxidize – balance the color by adding more ashy shades
  • when applying highlighting duo pencil use shimmer color first to create the base for the matte color smooth application
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Anastasia encourages to play with makeup as “practice makes perfect” calling the makeup an “art form” and the best thing that ever happened to her. “Stay at home, experiment, you don’t have to do it in public”.

“Don’t be scared to try. It’s just a makeup, if you fail, take it off and try again”.

It was a very exciting, informative and encouraging event. Anastasia is indeed a wonderful example of a woman who could make her “American Dream” come true.

 

 

 

 

What are your favorite products from Anastasia Beverly Hills? Let me know in the comments below!


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If the product causes irritation discontinue use immediately.

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CYBER MONDAY

I wasn’t planning to create this as a separate post, but I couldn’t keep calm.

Cyber Monday has less to offer compared to Black Friday, but, there are some interesting things to consider.

  1. First of all, at 12 pm CT Anastasia Beverly Hills is releasing a limited quantity of already-gone-forever Nicole Glow kit for 40% off. I’m super excited about it and can’t wait till the sales start.
    UPDATE: the pallet was gone in 2 minutes, I couldn’t even check out. It is still in my cart saying “item not available” and no one knows how this could happened. Someone took it out from my cart while i was checking out.

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    12:00 CT the product is launched. 12:02 checking out already not available
  2. Sephora has less sales to order today. While Black Friday sales are still on, you can get lot’s of new products already from there.
  3. Ulta beauty has a different list of products on sales, but good deals go fast

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Moonchild Glow Kit, $24.00 $40.00

IT BRUSHES Velvet Luxe Single Brushes, 30% OFF

TARTE Build Your Beautiful Discovery Set, $19

OPI Love OPI XOXO 10 Pc Mini Set$28.95 $14.45

CLARISONIC Holiday Gift Sets, (ULTA) 30% OFF $39-$279

COOLA 25% OFF Entire Brand

FIRST AID BEAUTY Online Only Ultra Repair Cream Home & Away, $20

PHILOSOPHY French Vanilla Bean Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $18 $12

NIOXIN,$15-$25  $9.99

4. MACY’S, while Black Friday deals remain, here are some additional products to consider:

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Ultimate Glow Kit$40.00   $22.50

Tarte 6-Pc. Treasured Tools Brush Set, Created for Macy’s, $150 value, $44

Tarte 3-Pc. Paint Pretty Color Set, Created for Macy’s,  $30.00     $15.00   

5. NARS Cosmetics, 20%OFF entire website, use Code TAKE20 at checkout

6. Sigma Beauty gives 35%OFF everything + free brush holder on orders $50+. Use code CYBER35 at checkout.

7. CoverFX offer 25%OFF entire website, use code CYBER25 at checkout.

Cyber Monday deals at other places matches Black Friday Deals, so check my previous post.


You can find my disclaimer policy here.

If the product causes irritation discontinue use immediately.