Brand Focus – Anastasia Beverly Hills

anastasia beverly hills review

“ABH creates prestige cosmetics for a passionate prosumer audience”

Anastasia Beverly Hills is a brand I have loved for many years now. I first fell in love with this brand back in 2012 when I first tried brow wiz, I picked up a couple of bits in America as I had heard about ABH and how their brow products were amazing and that Anastasia was the queen of brows, ( considering she owns a salon an did brows for a living at the start of her career) and since then I haven’t looked back, and I’ve not been disappointed with anything I’ve tried if I’m honest. I know a lot of people only really heard of ABH over the last couple of years, especially with it being more available to us in the UK and I feel like they’re really expanding their range now. They have foundation, glow kits, contour kits, blush, bronzer, lip products and so much more.

As you can see I have quite a good collection, and feel like I can really recommend some products to try out if you haven’t picked any up yet, although I feel like everyone has because ABH is talked and raved about so much in the makeup community.

 

So if you want to see some of my favourite ABH products and a few of the brand new releases that you definitely need in your life then keep on reading.

 

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ABH collection

 

 

So the brow products are definitely some of my favourites, especially Brow wiz and Dipbrow I feel like these products really helped me up my brow game ha ha, also the clear brow gel is probably one of the best brow gels I have ever used, It really sets your brows and makes them look fuller, if you use this trust me they will not budge all day! When I first started seeing people rave about it, I thought how can a clear brow gel be that good, but trust me, it really is!!

At the end of last year was the first time I had tried the Matte Lipsticks and Liquid Lipsticks as I picked a few up in America as the shades I wanted were always out of stock online, as they were in demand so much, and I wanted to see and swatch them in person. But now the liquid lipstick formula is one of my favourites, it’s so comfortable to wear and long lasting and the shade range is absolutely amazing as well. Stripped is the one I have and it’s such a gorgeous nude. I definitely want to pick up a few more as well as the glosses as I’ve heard really good things about those.

The matte lipsticks shades I picked up were Honey and dread, and Honey is a gorgeous nude, it’s quite similar to stripped actually, can you tell I love nudes?! I would say they’re just your typical matte lipsticks, but last really well and again have a great selection of shades to choose from.

 

abh lipstick swatches

 

 

 

 

The Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette is one of the new releases that everyone is talking about right now and for good reason, ABH eye shadow palettes get a lot of praise and so many people always look forward to the new palettes they release, I think its because they’re so usable, and the shades are beautiful and really go well with each other, and plus you can create so many looks whether its more natural or glam, so you get a lot of use out of these. The shadows are extremely pigmented and a little goes a long way, you get a bit of fall out but I think it’s because it’s extremely pigmented, so that actually doesn’t really bother me, I find their shadows blend like a dream too.

abh soft glam palette review

The shades in this palette are definitely everyday shades, it has a mix of shimmers and matte and I don’t think there is a shade I dislike, it does have some shades that are the same as the popular Modern Renaissance
which I know a few people aren’t happy about but I don’t mind as they were actually some of my favourite shades. I have the modern renaissance palette as well which I love and I believe it’s one of their most popular palettes, everyone went crazy for it and still do. I love that all the eye shadow palettes have the same packaging but just different colours, this has a camel coloured velvet texture, which I find really cool, again I know a few people don’t like this packaging as it can get dirty quickly.

 

abh soft glam swatches

 

How beautiful are these shades? you can see how pigmented they are, and just so wearable. Such beautiful neutral shades for every day and then the shimmers add a touch of glam for more evening looks.

 

 

Next up is the highlighters, this is the one thing I have always loved from ABH, over the years they have released illuminators, glow kits, and liquid highlighters and I have loved them all, the formula is one of my absolute favourties. I fell In love with the illuminators, especially so Hollywood and starlight, but I’m not even sure they’re being sold anymore which makes me sad as they were so amazing, but the glow kits are insane as well and they have so many shades to choose from depending on you skin tone and preference and for 4 highlighters its such good value. I think sun dipped was my personal favourite as well as the Nicole Guerriero glow kit.

I also have the liquid highlighter in Perla that’s gorgeous and great to mix in with foundation and to use all over the body.

amrezy highlighter

But one of the newest releases is the stunning  Amrezy Highlighter

I actually fell in love with Amrezy due to ABH and their collaboration they did with Amrezy years ago on her eye shadow palette and if you follow Amrezy you will know she’s always glowingggg and looking fabulous, she is a beauty influencer/ Instagram super star ha ha, so I knew this highlighter wouldn’t disappoint and it certainly doesn’t, the packaging and design alone is so gorgeous.

 

Abh amrezy highlighter review

It is a stunning champagne gold shade, which complements so many skin tones, I was worried it was going to be a tad dark for my light skin tone but it isn’t, it’s gorgeous. I love that they have thought about everyone with this shade, I also love the wave effect in the pan, it is just so pretty,  and the compact has little rose gold coloured stars on which is super cute.

The formula is silly smooth and incredibly pigmented and intense, you really don’t need a lot of this to glow, I can’t wait to cover myself in this, It’s going to look gorgeous when I’m more tanned in the summer too.  I personally love applying this with the A23 brush   this brush is one of my favourites for applying highlighters.

But This highlighter is limited edition though so if you want it make sure you get it quick so you’re not disappointed when it’s sold out!!

 

 

Abh amrezy highlighter swatch

 

 

ABH bronzer tawny

 

Another new products is the Powder Bronzers they have 6 shades to choose from for a variety of skin tones, from warm to cool, there will be a shade to suit you. I went with tawny which is described as a light terracotta brown, I actually think this is a perfect shade for me as its not to warm or cool toned. Its a powder bronzer and is very pigmented but not to intense which I like as I love to build up my bronzer rather than it being far to pigmented and having to blend it out for ages.  I really love the undertone of this shade tawny, I think  its perfect to use for everyday especially when I don’t have the time or feel like contouring and bronzing, because of the undertone of this and it not being to warm or cool toned.

It is a matte bronzer which I personally prefer as its more natural looking, I am going to be loving this over the summer as it gives a lovely healthy sun kissed appearance. I love being more bronzed in the summer, as soon as that sun starts coming out I reach for the self tanner and bronzer ha ha does anyone else do this?!

abh bronzer swatch tawny

 

ABH is currently Cult Beauty’s  brand of the month and they’re offering free worldwide shipping on all ABH orders. You can shop and see all the new releases here

Cult Beauty is my favourite beauty and makeup retailer, I am always spending far too much money and adding things to my basket, as they stock so many of my most loved brands and products, and I love the fact every month they have a different brand of the month they feature, it’s the perfect time to stock up on some old favourites, or try out some of the new releases with the free shipping. It has also introduced me to a lot of products and brands I didn’t even know about.

 

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So that is pretty much it, I feel like I’ve covered the basic products from ABH that are definitely worth trying. I cant recommend these products and brand enough, ABH is definitely one of my favourite brands, and I get very excited about their new releases as I just know I will love them. Next on my list to try is the blush trio and glosses!

Let me know what your favourite ABH product is and if you have or will be picking up any of these new products. 🙂

As always thanks for reading. xo

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. 16th March 2018 / 10:51 am

    ABH products are SO dreamy. I love them. Their eyeshadows and liquid lipsticks are my favourite. Can’t wait to get my hands on the Amrezy highlighter. Gorgeous pics hun xxx

    • xkassx
      16th March 2018 / 11:17 am

      We kind of fell in love with ABH at the same time didn’t we! Thanks lovely xxx

  2. 16th March 2018 / 12:12 pm

    That amrezy highlighter has to be the highlighter of all highlighters haha how many times can i say highlighter in one sentence lok but it is just so beautiful! This has really encouraged me to try more ABH and i need that highlighting brush in my life. Oh there it is again x

    • xkassx
      16th March 2018 / 3:21 pm

      Ha ha it’s hard talking about a highlighter without saying highlighter so many times! I think you will love this though it’s a gorgeous shade xx

  3. 16th March 2018 / 6:52 pm

    Your collection is literally a dream!! I only have ABH Glow Kit but I adore it. I’ve tried and swatches so many items so I know they’re all insane quality. I’ve defo been loving the lip colours in this post the best!!

  4. Roxie Watt
    17th March 2018 / 12:06 pm

    I absolutely love the Soft Glam palette. Although I’m not a fan of the packaging! Mines looks so grubby already!

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

    • xkassx
      17th March 2018 / 4:03 pm

      I think the packaging is really different though which is cool but yeah it does get dirty quickly! X

  5. 17th March 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I’m yet to try any Anastasia products but I really think I need to try one of their eyeshadow palettes. I have so much about their shadows and while their shade range doesn’t make me drool I have a feeling I’m going to love the formula.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com/

  6. Lauren hills
    18th March 2018 / 11:19 pm

    ABH is one of my favourite brands! I need the soft glam palette in my life ASAP. Those shades are gorgeous x

  7. Cole
    19th March 2018 / 8:37 pm

    I love all the Anastasia products! Xx

  8. 26th March 2018 / 10:54 am

    ABH is just such a dream of a brand. I mean, that highlighter and eyeshadow palette just look amazing!
    Also absolutely love your swatches girl.

  9. 28th March 2018 / 12:22 pm

    I agree – ABH are definitely one of my favourite makeup brands. Next up I want to try one of their bronzers. Love these pics hun xx

  10. Lynsey
    2nd April 2018 / 2:16 pm

    ABH is such a beautiful brand! I’ve just ordered myself the Soft Glam palette as I couldn’t wait any longer! Xx

    Little Luxuries By Lynsey

  11. 4th April 2018 / 2:58 pm

    I really want to get the soft glam palette – it’s so pretty! I had it in my basket when beautybay had 30% off over Easter but it sold out before I checked out!

  12. 5th April 2018 / 11:38 pm

    When I first tried the liquid lipstick, I adored the colour (Vintage) but thought it was really drying. However, I am now obsessed and find it wears pretty well. I need to get some more because the shades are incredible. I definitely have my eye on stripped. I also got 2 of the matte lipsticks today and am so excited to try them. Honey looks gorgeous though.
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

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