Anastasia's Blush Trios are so gorgeous they'll give you that hold-your-breath, skips-a-beat, kid-in-a-candy store feeling the first time you see them across a crowded display: five luxe black compacts each holding three glorious shades—some matte, some satin, some matte with a fine gold sparkle—in a range of warm/cool, dark/light, neutral/glam colors. Some of the combinations are unexpected, in their varying shades of brown, pink, berry, and orange. Best of all, there's something here to celebrate every skin tone.
These blushes are easily buildable, multi-dimensional, and—as a bonus—they encourage you to experiment with colors or combinations you may not otherwise try. Those who like a simple look can still keep things versatile, and those who like a bit of drama can layer or blend shades for a richer pop of textured color with a hint of sparkle.
The shades in the Cocktail Party, Pool Party, and Berry Adore trios lend themselves to a quick and easy highlight and contour. The other trios are more monochromatic but still mix things up with pigment and shimmer. If you're someone who loves both matte and satin finishes, Pink Passion and Berry Adore contain both; the other palettes feature all matte finishes, though shade in each has a subtle gold sparkle—for special occasions, or a dreary-day pick-me-up.
These blushes are all deeply tinted—you'll want to apply in sheer layers, since a little goes a long way; but that's an obvious benefit for those who normally go for a less expensive blush. And the three-in-one packaging further warrants the investment, especially because the color refuses to fade, even after extended wear. No question on this set's value; you won't need much touchup to go from day to night.
Do note that if you apply too much right away, blending isn't the easiest—but the right brush and a light touch will solve that problem. The smaller pan size—which keeps the compact a manageable size—works best with a small to medium-sized blush brush. If you prefer a larger brush, you won't be able to easily use just one color; but most won't find this an issue—these trios are made to mingle.
- Shades to complement every skin tone.
- Easily buildable, long-lasting coverage.
- Every trio is versatile, offering possibilities for a range of looks.
- Small pans demand careful use if you prefer larger blush brushes.
Anastasia Beverly Hills At-a-Glance
The Anastasia Beverly Hills product line was developed by "definitive eyebrow expert" Anastasia Soare, a woman who owns a chic Beverly Hills salon and has styled and shaped the brows of a number of celebrities. Though her namesake product line features lip, cheek, and complexion products, what sets the brand apart is the wide selection of brow-grooming products and their impressive shade range for natural-looking brows. Many of the products cater to those who are new to brow shaping (including a brow stencil set), and, depending on your local department store, you may even be able to schedule an appointment with an Anastasia brow specialist who can show you the way, following the company founder's famous Golden Ratio.
For more information about Anastasia Beverly Hills, call (800) 310-3773 or visit www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com.
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