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Anastasia Beverly Hills #7B Brush

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette & Amrezy Highlighter Review + Swatches

Why Hello There! I recently tested some newness from Anastasia Beverly Hills and I am so excited to tell you guys about the Anastasia Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($42), as well as the Amrezy Highlighter ($28).


soft glam eyeshadow review


The ABH Soft Glam Palette has 14 shades composed of matte and metallic finishes. The colors looked to complementing and wearable not just for my own skin tone but also for everyone. As a fan of Anastasia products, I knew I couldn’t let this palette pass me by. Also, I got curious at Anastasia’s latest Highlighter collab with Amrezy, so I tried it in-store and I was really amazed by it.


anastasia beverly hills soft glam eyeshadow palette review

anastasia soft glam eyeshadow palette

Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($42) – This palette is something that I’ve been anticipating from Anastasia. I wasn’t much of a fan of the Subculture Palette. I thought the colors looked so unworldly, LOL. But, I’m a big fan of the Modern Renaissance. Anyway, enter the Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette. My first impression of this is really positive, and I love how the colors looked well-curated. Not too crazy on reds, pinks, coppers, and rusts, but geared towards everyday neutrals and earthy colors that are more in tune with most skin tones. Each color’s texture is very soft and smooth, almost buttery and the pigment is superb. They are also pretty easy to blend and you can pack the colors on the lids for a more defined look. The glittery shades feel very soft as well, and never rough nor scratchy. The colors are something you would want to wear every day and application-wise, I haven’t noticed any fallouts. I find that the buttery smooth and velvety colors adhere well on the lids with or without any eyelid primer. The colors stayed on my lids for about 6 hours, yet they do crease a bit after that, but maybe that’s because I tend to have oily lids, but overall, this particular eyeshadow palette is still very reliable and it never smudges on me. Also, I love the dual-ended brush that came with this palette. It’s great for applying colors and it blends them well on the lids. The brush can contour very well and it feels really soft. I even like it better than the Urban Decay Naked Palette brushes. Another thing I love about this palette is its velvety yellow mustard packaging that feels really good to the touch and allows for a good grip.


anastasia beverly hills amrezy highlighter

Amrezy Highlighter (0.31 oz: $28) – This is the highlighter made in collaboration with Amrezy, which is currently making a huge buzz right now, and there’s definitely a reason why. When I first swiped my fingers on this highlighter, I was really impressed by its light gold shimmer. It felt so soft and smooth and it looked really pigmented. But when I applied it to my cheekbones, it didn’t really show much. I got a bit disappointed because the color of this highlighter actually seems to be too close to my light-medium skintone, and it didn’t seem to be as pigmented as I expected it to be. It is definitely quite soft, so its effect is very subtle and very natural upon application, kind of like one of those Dior Nuder Air Luminizers (reviewed HERE). The problem is, I like my highlighters to be quite pigmented, and this isn’t quite that. Since this can be applied wet or dry, I tried to apply it using a wet dense brush and it works much better. I do recommend that you apply this highlighter dry if you want a soft natural finish, but apply this wet if you want an all-out glow.


anastasia soft glam eyeshadow swatch


amrezy highlighter swatch


Don’t these new ABH products appeal to you? Are you a big Anastasia fan?


The Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter and Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette is currently available at Sephora, Ulta, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, JCPenney, Macy’s and Urban Outfitters


Eye Makeup Brushes Roundup, Part 2

What’s Up All! Happy Friday! We have another eye makeup brush review today. In fact, this is the part 2 of that previous eye brushes review that I did a couple of days ago. To read the first part, click HERE. To continue with that said review, some of the following brushes that I’m gonna talk about below have been with me for quite some time. I always reach out for them and they’ve withstood regular cleaning plus my heavy-handedness, ha!. There’s even one brush that took on a different function or purpose other than what it’s meant to be.


eye brushes review


Here are the rest of my favorite eye makeup brushes roundup.


Anastasia Beverly Hills #7B Brush review

Anastasia Beverly Hills #7B Brush ($18): Been with me for more than 2 years now and it still looks good as new. This is a dual-ended angled flat brush on one side and a nice little spooley on the other. A brow brush that you can use together with Anastasia’s Dipbrow Pomade. It creates a beautiful, precise, and sleek brow. I love the spooley of this brush because it’s durable and it also grabs and arranges each hair strand neatly.


 Lancome Large Shadow Brush #11

It Brushes for Ulta Airbrush Blending Crease Brush #105 ($14): Owned this for more than a year now. This is my brush that took a different career path, LOL. While this is a very good soft blending brush especially for the crease, this can also do other things. Guess what? I use this brush to contour or highlight my nose, and even to highlight my brow bone and this does a really good job at it. It’s so soft and the bristles are a bit spread out, thus the versatility.

Lancome Large Shadow Brush #11 ($29.50): Had for a year, don’t be fooled by its description, this particular brush is not really large. It’s about the same size as any eyeshadow/eyeshader brush, perhaps just 1 or 2 mm longer. I always confuse this particular eyeshadow brush with my other E.l.f. eye brushes, but mind you, this brush is way better than E.l.f.’s. This picks up the right amount of product and it’s soft and durable for daily use.


It Brushes for Ulta Airbrush Blending Crease Brush #105



MAC Brushes (7 years & counting):


MAC Eye Shader Brush #239 review


MAC Eye Shader Brush #239 ($25): This was my first MAC brush ever and I love its shape a lot. I like that it’s great at packing on some colors on my lids and its bristles are dense, soft, and strong, but not too long. Great for overall eye shading.


MAC Blending Brush #217 review


MAC Pencil Brush #219 ($25): Bought this to create a smokey eye, but I also use this to contour my lids and apply highlighters on my inner crease. This is a very versatile pen-shaped brush. Also, the brush’s shape is meant to be precise and not itchy.


MAC Pencil Brush #219 review


MAC Blending Brush #217 ($25): My most used and overused MAC brush of all. Its unique shape is some sort of a slightly flat blending brush which makes it easier to blend the eyeshadows precisely, making the effect more natural. Definitely not like your most blending brush, and it works like a charm.


There you have it guys, these are so far my favorite eye and brow makeup brushes. If you ask me which brushes I’d recommend for eye makeup, definitely my top 3 brands would be Make Up For Ever, Sigma, and MAC.


Lancome Brushes can be found at Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, &

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brushes are available at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom & Urban Outfitters

Mac Brushes are available at Nordstrom, & Selfridges

The It Brushes for Ulta are available at


Do you also own any of these brushes? What are the brush/brushes you’ve been crushing on lately?


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