Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Anastasia Beverly Hills. Hugely famous for her liquid lipsticks which I’m yet to try (more on that later), she has taken Instagram by storm recently. For us English folk, Anastasia Beverly Hills is currently only available online. So obviously being a beauty blogger, my mum knew exactly what to purchase for me when she recently visited Vegas.
The Original Contour Kit / £39
A current best-seller, this “Light to Medium” palette contains 3 face/highlight powders and 3 contouring powders. Starting from the top left of the palette (first 3 swatches on my arm above), I use the pale cream (also known as Vanilla) as a setting powder. The banana (pale yellow) powder for under my eyes to counteract dark circles and sand (a subtle shimmer) for highlight on my cheek bones. The main contour colour I use, in the bottom row, is the middle one (known as Tawny). The 3 contour shades are matte but extremely build-able, this means that you can go from subtle to killer cheek bones in seconds.
The powders are finely milled, making them very blendable and are a non cakey formula. I know there are so many contour palettes on the market at the moment, but I’ve really been enjoying this over the last few months. I would recommend this to you if you love a good contour! If you’re a newbie to contour, there are some great dupes that I would try first, before splurging on this. Suggestions below:
Great contour/highlight dupes
ABH Illuminator in So Hollywood / £28
Described like a filter for your complexion, this is the most pigmented highlighter I’ve ever seen. Also look at that beautiful product packaging, so unique! I use this highlight on special occasions, when I’m going fully glam. It certainly packs a colour pay off punch and has a creamy consistency. I also like to use this in the corners of my eyes to highlight and as an eyeshadow. So Hollywood is a shimmery gold highlight, which is more of a rose gold shade, as it has subtle pink tones to it.
This is honestly such a beautiful highlight and I’ve not seen any dupes that are as pigmented as this product! If the rose gold highlight isn’t for you, Anastasia Beverly Hills has 3 other highlights in the range, click here to view.
ABH Brow Wiz / £15.50
A dual sided twist up pencil, which includes a spoolie on one end and a waxy formula pencil on the other. It’s quick and easy to use, hence the name brow wiz and helps to define brows and fill in sparse areas. This product helps to mimic the look of thin brow hairs and the soft yet waxy formula is very blendable.
I know this a little random, but the spoolie is incredible. Normally, I’d never rave about a spoolie (I mean who would?), but this not only defines my eyebrows really nicely, but it’s great at blending the product, without making my eyebrows look unnatural. I’ve used the Brow Wiz to death and unfortunately ran out. For a couple of months, I’ve been using Soap & Glory’s archery which is basically a cheaper version of this product and would high recommend if you’re unsure about purchasing the Brow Wiz.
Let me know if you want me to do a comparison post of dupes I’ve found in comparison to the Anastasic Beverly Hills products. I’d be happy to do one!