So every year Anastasia puts together these amazing kits for the holidays that are seriously steals. These 6 glosses are only $34...cheaper than many of my drugstore picks. Yes, you did read that right! The only issue? THESE SELL OUT. If you want them, don't wait.
I feel like this collection of glosses was created just for me honestly. I love Heiress & Plastic (in fact it's bordering obsession) but they are brighter & I like to wear something a bit more subdued for Fall/Winter. I tend to wear lots of darker eye looks or dramatic eyes which call for something a bit more...wearable. Each shade will be perfect year round, these are not your standard holiday glosses.
Roxanne: My favorite & also the one pictured in the applicator photos. Have you seen this shade before on my blog? Why yes, it is a slightly mauver sister of one of my favorite nail polish shades, Spoiled's Shrimp on the Barbie. Basically, it is glorious. This is a mauver pink with a beautiful gold sparkle.
Jolene: A medium to light pink with a slightly frosty shimmer. This doesn't look frosty on the lips, it translates to more of a shine.
Lola: A very cool toned light pink with almost a slightly lilac tone in there. This has a beautiful slightly warm shimmer. The combo makes it very different but also very easy to wear.
Sharona: This is a beautiful peach & a bit more sheer. This too has the slightly frosty looking shimmer that translates on the lips as shine.
Maggie May: This is a super creamy pink toned nude. I find this to be a lot easier to wear than your standard opaque nude gloss.
Moi: This is a new shade to me, kind of a nuded out pink? It is probably going to lean more pink on most skintones though. Very creamy & opaque.
Texture wise, these are my besties. These are nice & thick but apply thin. It is seriously hard to explain. I like thicker/stickier glosses, especially in colder months, because they last. The big issue with thinner glosses is they don't last & I rarely ever wear them on their own. These can definitely be paired with a lipstick but I wear these on their own as well. While they range in opacity, there isn't one that I have in my stash as "only over ____" does this look right. Plus, some of them even tint your lips which I'm a big fan of. These have a light scent to them but I honestly don't smell the vanilla on my lips after application. They all look wet/shiny but can be sheered out a bit or built up.
Sephora & the Anastasia of Beverly Hills site. These sets are VERY limited edition & completely sold out last year.( The She Wears It Well Palette I reviewed has also sold out!) If you want this set at this value, grab it ASAP! I wasn't kidding when I said these glosses were some of my very favorites, from applicator to formula!
What do you think? Loving the shades & wearability or are you looking for something more holiday-toned? Don't forget to check out the Want You to Want Me clutch set for Holiday 2012 also from Anastasia Beverly Hills, the full review also has swatches!
**Products provided in consideration for review from PR. All my opinions are 110% my own.