Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Want You to Want Me

I want you to want me....I need you to need me....I'd love you to love me - these are some of the lyrics to my favorite Cheap Trick song, I Want You to Want Me. And it's also the name of one of the Fall/Holiday 2012 palettes from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

(How cute is this pseudo album cover that's part of the press kit?)

This palette within a velvety clutch has a 70's rock theme, which is right up my alley. I'm a 70's baby (1974!) and I LOVE everything pertaining to the 70's - well, almost everything. Inside this clutch not only do you get a palette of 9 shades ranging from matte nudes, shimmery taupe, gold, bronze and plums; you also get a travel sized dual end shadow brush, black liquid liner and a clear brow gel.

I was impressed with the liquid liner. I LOVE my liners in general so I have high standards for all eye liners that I try, especially a liquid black liner. This stayed on a full eight hours but then again I was aware of wearing this on my eyes so I really tried not to rub my eyes when I experienced any irritation throughout the day. Also, the liner didn't irritate my eyes - I wear contact lenses and I have pretty sensitive skin. The brush is good for traveling and you forgot to pack any other shadow brushes. I prefer a stiff, densely packed brush and this one has too much give for my taste. I don't normally use a brow gel so I can't give a fair opinion on this product. It did feel nice and kept my brows groomed the whole day.

As for the shadows:

(NC 42 for reference)

Platform Wedge - creamy beige, matte
Front Row Center - light golden, shimmer
Ziggy - light amethyst, shimmer
Members Only - light chestnut brown, matte
Power Ballad - medium taupe, shimmer
Jellies - pink champagne, satin - very light shimmer
Graphic T's - golden, chocolate brown with gold glitter
Brass in Pocket - golden bronze, shimmer
Iron On - Blackened Plum with red glitter

All the shadows have a buttery soft feel with good pigment - the darker colors like Graphic T's and Iron On have intense pigment. Layered on top of lid primer and you have shadow that will last an entire work day - 8 hrs. I am quite pleased by this palette, more so than the previous offering, She Wears it Well. This may be a set of neutrals but it has more of an impact than the soft nudes of the aforementioned palette. 

This will make an excellent gift to the eye shadow obsessed gal in your life! 

Want You to Want Me retails for $34/USD and is currently carried at Sephora and Anastasia.net.

Here's an easy office look I did:

Lid - Power Ballad
Crease - Members Only
Outer V - Graphic T's
Browbone Highlight - Platform Wedge

For ideas and inspiration peep this video:

**Palette was sent to me for review from the Anastasia Beverly Hills PR representation group. The thoughts and opinions are completely my own**


  1. I like the colors in that palette & I'd probably buy it if I didn't have the option of borrowing it from you, haha!

    1. hahahaha - you can borrow this anytime, except for the liquid liner because that's just gross hahaha