New from Anastasia, the Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit ($36 USD / $47 CAD) contains two separate palettes encased together in a gorgeous, detailed box. One palette contains four matte and shimmering eyeshadows in neutral, warm hues to create a Beautiful eye look, while the other palette contains Anastasia’s signature brow powder, pomade and mini tools to help create Bold brows- perfect for the Spring season!
The two slim palettes have a magnetic closure system and look very similar, with a black cardboard palette and rose gold detailing, however they each have their unique label on the spine of each palette (which is visible when encased in the sleeve). Having two separate palettes is nice if you just want to take one or the other when traveling, but it’s a little cumbersome if you want to keep both palettes together… it seems like it would have been more practical to have one palette with everything inside.
The eyeshadow palette contains four shades; a matte, pale beige, a mid-tone shimmery golden pink, a matte-based neutral mid-tone brown with flecks of golden sparkle and a deep, rich brown with tons of golden sparkle. I think the color and texture choices are a bit odd- I don’t find this palette as easy to use as it was meant to be.
The pigmentation varies a bit between the eyeshadows, but for the most part they are decent (not great, but not too bad). It is a little versatile, but I think a shimmery champagne shade would have made this palette much better in place of the coral pink.
The eyebrow palette is much better, in my opinion, and I find myself reaching for it often (even if I’m not pairing it with the eyeshadows). I love Anastasia’s brow powder formula and the pomade helps to keep my brows groomed and in shape all day. I also love the fact it comes with mini tweezers and a dual-ended brush, making this palette excellent for travelling and touch-ups. It does however, only come with one brow powder shade, so that really makes this palette less universal.
While the brow palette is awesome, the entire set is really only worth the price if you’re in love with the eyeshadows too.
PRICE: $36 USD / $47 CAD