Anastasia Beverly Hills

Find Out How I Achieve A Subtle Glow For An Out Of This World Gleam

Written by @Twist.It.Tea

HolographicStickinMars.jpg

I am sadly not solely convinced that Milk Makeup’s Holographic Stick in Mars will give me the highlight I truly want and deserve.  I was planning on turning Mars into my everyday luminizer, especially because there’s enough in the full-size container to highlight an entire army for like 3 years.  If you don't know about Milk Makeup's Holographic Stick Family, Mars is the sister shade to the infamous, Supernova, but in a more “down-to-earth” rose gold/peachy shimmer.  This is a very beautiful and cool-toned luminizer that is universal to all skin shades which is amazing and also why I LOVE Milk Makeup products. 

Credit: Milk Makeup

Credit: Milk Makeup

Anyway, I was very much in love with Supernova over the summer, which you can read about here. I was ready to fall head over heels all over again with Mars, but I was sadly mistaken.  Going into trying the new addition to the family, I knew exactly what to expect from these highlighters – especially due to the lovely and (very) prominent ingredient, Avocado Oil which gives it a super smooth application.  They’re notoriously difficult to apply to your skin straight from the stick – it WILL shift your BB cream or foundation, and end up on the stick which is not fun.  It’s best to apply the highlight to your preferred areas by tapping the formula on with your fingers.  It’s honestly not my favorite way to apply highlighter but since I loved the way Supernova looked on me I was willing to put my differences aside and try this baby out.  Well, Mars is a beautiful shade in concept, but once it’s on my skin it doesn’t really wow me at all, and that is definitely a personal preference. A LOT of people love this shade and formula, but it’s too subtle for my taste! For me, it falls very flat and forces me to continually apply it to my skin until it’s pretty greasy.  So, on the plus side – it is buildable but it doesn’t have the most pleasant ending.  It is very sheer compared to Supernova and that made me sad because I love an intentional glow, but since I do appreciate it as a base I love to sweep some Anastasia Sugar Glow Kit over the top.  At this point, I am definitely wearing an ‘out-of-this-world’ type of highlight, but there are pretty light peach undertones that come through when sunlight hits.  I like to use Gumdrop because it compliments Mars so well with the rose gold flakes. 

milk makeup mars.jpg

 

When I would wear the formula alone, it would eventually leave very fine lines on my cheekbones which I did not appreciate having to buff out in the middle of the day, and also didn’t give me that “ethereal glow” I was hoping for.  Instead, I think I would really benefit from this if I used it as a body highlighter during the summer.  I can only imagine how sexy and effortless this would gleam on collarbones and with a bronzey tan.  I won’t give up on Mars just yet, because I truly want to love it as much as it’s big sister, Supernova.  So, since summer is still a few months away, I am going to try a cool suggestion I received in the meantime; apply the highlighter under my BB Cream.  I am not truly convinced here, mostly because of the oily feeling it gives me sometimes, but I am definitely going to test it out because I’m willing to make this relationship work!  If anyone has any other suggestions please reach out!

Why are my brow so out of control?  Can Anastasia tame my brows?  

 

AnastasiaBeverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade Blonde

Written by Deana  P

$18.00

 

My only experience with Anastasia is I used to get my eyebrows waxed at one of her salons in Nordstrom's at the the mall. They always did a great job & I always left happy & my brows always looked terrific.  

 

AnastasiaSoare is the founder & CEO of Anastasia Beverly Hills.  She owns brow salons, a makeup line & has a list of celebrity clientele that include, Naomi Campbell, Kim Kardashian & Jennifer Lopez, plus many more.  This shows why her brand & line have caused a brow revolution.  It also shows why she is the ownerof a multimillion dollar business that cotinues to gain momentum & notoriety in the industry.

 

DIPBROW pomade comes in a small compact tub & is designed to cater towards oily skin & to be worn in humid environments.   The product is made to be an all in one brow product.   It is brow primer that provide color, sculpting & shading.  I tried it on my brows and although a little light for my coloring, I did like the look & feel of this product.  For anyone that needs to improve the look of their brows, I would recommendthis pomade.  It does the job that it claims to do. 

 

The price is fair as it is pricey to get your eyebrows done and this can extend the time in between visits to the salon.For more info. on it & a look at more ofAnastasia’s product line, Check out her website below.  Her products are available direct or at 

http://www.sephora.com

http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com

 

 

 

Beauty Horoscope: Aries 2017

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Alright, Aries. It's time to add fuel to the element that burns in your soul. Fire fills you with energy. So should your beauty rituals. Reds will emblazon your competitive nature. While most will find red to be an intimidating color to work with, you can draw inspiration from it. The warmth of reds connects you to Mars, your ruling planet. Often you rely on makeup techniques that are comfortable to you. But in the season of Aries, you must be bold. This Spring and Summer, draping blush will be everywhere. It is a throwback to the 80s. With a light fluffy brush, apply your blush high on your cheekbone. Sweep the color into your crease, temple, or brow bone. Here are some product recommendations and beauty inspo for every Aries. 

Top Beauty Picks for Aries


Skincare

Sk-II  Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

J. One  Black Jelly Pack; $47

J. One Black Jelly Pack; $47

Sunday Riley  Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Aztec Secret  Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Tatcha  Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

First Aid Beauty  Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

Boscia  Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

IT Cosmetics  Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

Lush  Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

Lush Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

L'Oreal Paris  Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

Clarins  Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Origins  GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Beauty

Glam Glow  Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Glam Glow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Yves Saint Laurent Les  Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Anastasia Beverly Hills  Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Bite Beauty  Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bobbi Brown  Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Static Nails  All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

Static Nails All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

NARS  Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

L'Oreal  Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

L'Oreal Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

NARS  NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

NARS NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

Make Up For Ever  Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red ( brink red sheen ); $23

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red (brink red sheen); $23

Lancome  Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Lancome Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Clinique  Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Art for Aries

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available  here

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available here

Aries by Musya print availanle  here

Aries by Musya print availanle here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available  here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available here

Info on Aries from here

All product photos are linked to their original source. None of the photos are property of meetpepperb.com

Anastasia Beverly Hills Masterclass by Mario Palette Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Masterclass by Mario Palette Review 

By Amanda V. 

 


Just about everyone in the beauty industry knows Mario Dedivanovic aka @makeupbymario on Instagram. He's the celebrity artist behind all of Kim Kardashian West's iconic makeup looks as well as the rest of the Kardashians and Jenners. He is pretty much the king of sultry and sexy. Whether you're a fan of Kim Kardashian or not, the one thing you can't deny is that her makeup is always extra gorg and crushes hearts with that iconic bronzed eye. The minimalist in me has been preferring the natural looks she's been sporting recent especially her latest looks at Paris Fashion Week that Mario has given her as well as some of my girl crushes like actresses Shay Mitchell, Priyanka Chopra and Supermodel Jourdan Dunn. I was just about obsessed with it all. These makeup looks all trace back to Mario and his new Masterclass by Mario palette in collaboration with the ever popular Anastasia Beverly Hills brand. He himself has stated that Kim was his muse for the easy neutral shades in palette filled with multiple mattes and metallics. Everyone from the super minimalist to the Drag Queens will fall head over heels over this palette.

The hype about this product was so real, I knew I just had to grab it during the release day. Packed into a chic, simplistic cardboard palette with magnetic closure are beautiful rich warm and cool toned mattes, soft nude and smokey jewel toned metallics. This palette has everything you need to go from super soft day to super sultry night. It's very easy to work with that even beginners can slay. This product came out at the perfect time heading into the perfect season for these shades. These autumnal hues are reminiscent of the gorgeous shades of the falling leaves I see while walking through Central Park. This product gives me beautiful enchanted forest vibes. 

It is love at first swatch. What I absolutely love about these Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes is the quality and pigment of these shadows. They are buttery smooth and glide on like a dream. My favorite shade that I fell in love with is "Marina". It is the most beautiful, glowing, intense metallic peachy gold I've ever come across and it deserves infinite heart eye emojis. It is made of mermaid dreams, I just want to bathe in it. (Fun Fact: I have used it as a highlighter already). The photos will never do it justice. A close second in favorites in this palette is the shade "Bronx". A beautiful warm earthy olive shade with a gorgeous golden shimmer. This shadow shade is pretty similar to Urban Decay's "Stash" 24/7 glide on eye pencil. The mattes in this palette are the holiest of matte shadows. The pigmentation of these mattes are batshit crazy. The vibrancy is there even with a finger swatch and without using an eyelid primer/base. I did favor the "Isabel" matte shade. It's the perfect warm, light orange creamsicle shade that is ideal for transitioning in the crease. The only disappointing shade to me was Hollywood. It goes on a bit chalky and it wasn't as buttery smooth as the others and when blended it pretty much became transparent on me. I've always found that the quality of the shadows in ABH Palettes are better than the single shadows. They're softer and blend more seamlessly and attaches to the brush better and you don't have to keep digging into the shadow to get the intensity we all want from a shadow. Of course there is a bit of fallout but let's be real, what shadow doesn't? 

The cost of this palette is $45 for 12 shadows that's are 0.02oz each. The palette is Limited Edition so it might be difficult to get your hands on. What is a tad bit annoying is that all of the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes from the past were all less than this price point. Even her permanent classic "Modern Renaissance" palette, which contained 2 more shadows than this one is slightly cheaper at $42 and The limited edition "Self-Made" palette which also had 14 shadows was only $35. The price increase is a bit wild but I understand that Mario has to make some collab profit. You will be getting your money's worth because it's a gorgeous palette with rich pigments which isn't always easy to come across and it can be used everyday for even the most subtle look. If you need more convincing just stare at the glowing swatch of "Marina" until you've completely surrendered soul,  and your dollars.