First Impression: Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette

I just received the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette in the mail today! I haven’t used any of the shadows yet, so this post is going to be my first impression.

Let’s first start with the packaging. I personally love the way they designed this palette! I love the colors and the way that it looks almost painted. I love that they included a mirror and a brush too! It is a great size because it isn’t too large like many palettes can be. It can easily be carried in your purse or to travel with.

These colors are extremely pigmented. One swipe and that’s all you need. The colors range from neutral to bright and bold.

Matte Shadows: Dusty Rose, Blue Velvet, Phresh, Coal

Velvet Shadows: Augergine, Punch Fuschia, Buttery

Shimmery Shadows: Unicorn, Orange You Fancy, Beigely, Anaconda, Baby I’m a Star

Anastasia’s Website describes these colors as:

Buttery: A matte, buildable beige
Dusty Rose: A soft, satiny mauve
Phresh: A vibrant, happy yellow
Blue Velvet: A deep, intense navy
Orange You Fancy: A fiery, burnt orange
Beigely: A glimmering, neutral greige
Coal: A sultry, inky black
Anaconda: A sparkling, jungle green
Punch Fuschia: A vibrant orchid hue
Unicorn: A shimmering periwinkle
Baby, I’m a Star: A copper-flecked brown
Aubergine: A moody, eggplant purple

This is a palette that you could bring with you on a trip and would be the only one that you need to bring. You could do a soft look using Buttery on the lid and lightly blending Dusty Rose into it. For more of a dramatic and bold look, you could use Blue Velvet on the lid, Dusty Rose as a transition color, and a little bit of Coal blended into the crease. This palette is very versatile in my opinion, and great for anybody who already loves color, or wants to start adding color into their makeup.

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Makeup Tip

Today’s Makeup Tip is a quick and easy way to adjust your foundation to better fit your skin tone!

When you are as pale as I am, finding the perfect foundation to fit your skin color can be quite difficult. For me at least, it is difficult to find a color that isn’t too warm, and isn’t too cool. Most light shades that I find can either have way too much of a pink undertone, or too much yellow in it. It’s tough to find that perfect color.

That is why, I do a quick and simple trick that adds a little bit of a lighter tint into my foundation and helps it blend into my skin better.

The foundation that I use (and love) is the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in the shade Neutral Soft Ivory. Although this foundation does match my skin color, I find that at times it can appear to have too much of a yellow undertone in it for me. So one day while applying my makeup I decided to try and add something to lighten it up.

L'Oreal True Match LUMI

What I did was take my concealer which is the NYX HD Concealer in the shade Porcelain, and I dotted that all over my face on top of my foundation (before I blended anything in at all). After doing this, I blended the foundation and the concealer onto my skin with my damp Beauty Blender. I find that doing this gives my foundation that extra little boost and creates the perfect shade for me. It is also very quick and easy to do!

NYX HD Concealer

So if you are like me and have trouble finding a shade that works well with your skin tone, and you want a cheaper alternative to having to buy multiple foundation shades to mix together, this could be the perfect choice for you! I hope you enjoyed this quick makeup tip :) Don’t forget to comment, likeand subscribe :) :)

Makeup Of The Day

  • On my face I have on L’Oreal True Match LUMI foundation in the color Soft Ivory (applied with a damp Beauty Blender).
  • Under eye concealer is NYX HD Concealer in the color Porcelain and is set with NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder.
  • To contour I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, using the shade Fawn. I applied this with my Luxie 504 Large Angled Brush.
  • To highlight my cheekbones I used Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Powder with a Sigma F65 Brush
  • On my eyes I used Makeup Geeks Latte, Cocoa Bear and Bitten. I also used MAC’s Embark shadow to deepen up my crease as well as Colour Pop‘s I Heart This shadow on my lid.
  • To do my eyebrows I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Palette in the shade Medium Brown.

NYX Pearl Pigment

NYX Loose Pigment

To create this look:

I took Makeup Geek Latte on my Makeup Geek Soft Dome Brush and blended that above my crease as a transition color.

I then took MAC’s Yogurt and applied that in my crease and all over my lid with my Morphe M330 Brush.

I blended out MAC’s Blackberry from the outer corner throughout my crease and into my inner corner with my Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush.

I used that same Morphe M330 brush with no extra product on it, and blended that Blackberry color out so I had no harsh lines.

Next I took NYX Pigment in Pearl on my finger and applied that onto the center of my lid making sure not to get it in my crease.

I of course then applied my Wet N’ Wild Mega Liner and NYX liner in White on my water line. I followed that up with Maybeline’s the Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara.

It was a lot of fun creating this wearable look that can work on so many different skin types and eye colors. I hope you enjoyed :)

Purple Smokey Eye

Purple Smokey

~Purple Smokey Eye~

I love playing with color in my makeup, so I’m always looking for ways to incorporate the colors that I love, and make them wearable for an everyday look. This purple color is PERFECT for anybody with green/hazel eyes. Purple and green are secondary colors, which basically means that they compliment each other! Purple helps to bring out the green in eyes and that’s why I love using purple in my looks. So let’s get started :)

  • For my transition color, I applied MAC soft pink color called “Yogurt”  with my Morphe M330 brush.
  • I deepened my crease using my Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush with a bright purple color from NYX called “Ultraviolet.”NYX
  • I then applied my lid color which is LA Splash Glitter in the color “Passionate Plum.” I applied this with my Morphe M124 brush.GLITTER
  • I then went back in with the original transition color (MAC “Yogurt”) and blended the crease out and made it softer.
  • I also added a highlight color which is Makeup Geek “Vanilla Bean.”
  • I used my Makeup Geek Pencil Brush and applied that same “Passionate Plum” glitter under my bottom lash line.
  • My eyeliner of course is Wet N’ Wild Mega Liner.
  • I used Anastasia Brow Pro Palette in the color “Medium Brown” to fill in my eyebrows.

Thanks for reading, I hope you liked this look! Don’t forget to comment and subscribe :) With love and glitter, Kristi

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Everyday Smokey with a POP: Makeup Look


Products I used:


  • I started out by applying Makeup Geek‘s Vanilla Bean onto my entire lid.
  • As the blending color in my crease, I used Makeup Geek‘s Latte and blended that out with a large fluffy brush.
  • To darken my crease I used MAC‘s Embark.
  • To create that pop of white in my eyes I used LA Splash Glitter in the color Goudy.
  • My winged eyeliner (of course) is Wet N’ Wild Mega Liner in the color black.
  • My bottom liner us L’Oreal Carbon Black Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Liner. I then smudged this out while it was newly applied with a pencil brush.
  • I applied the same crease color MAC Embark on top of where I smudged out the liner.


  • Anastasia Brow Pro Palette in the color Medium Brown.


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MAC: Blue Brown Pigment

MAC Pigment

Products I used:


  • L’Oreal True Match Foundation in the color Soft Ivory N1.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills  Contour palette – Set my foundation with Vanilla, Highlighted my cheek bones and bridge of nose with Sand and contoured with Fawn.


  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pro Palette- I mix the darker colors in Chocolate and Dark Brown.


  • MAC Embark all over the lid
  • MAC Blue Brown Pigment on the center of the lid
  • Wet n’ Wild Mega Liner- black for the top winged liner
  • Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Volum’ Express mascara on both the top and bottom lashes
  •  L’Oreal Carbon Black Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner on my waterline

MAC Pigment
MAC Pigment

White Eyeliner

White eyeliner in the water line is used to brighten and open up the eyes. When you create a look that is more dramatic, you would want to use black liner on the water line to create that bolder look. Black eyeliner on both the top lash line and the bottom waterline can sometimes make the eye appear smaller. When you want something softer or want a bolder look to not be so bold, apply white liner in the waterline and there you have it :)

The white eyeliner that I use is the NYX Retractable Eye Liner in White (Pictured below)NYX White EyelinerThis eye liner is waterproof and goes on very smooth. It lasted all day on me and it didn’t smudge. (I have to admit, I even wore it to the gym while I was working out.) I’ve always been a huge fan of NYX products so it doesn’t come as a surprise to me that I like this liner. It’s affordable and it works! Can’t get any better than that !

This is what it looked like when I applied the white liner in my waterline (please excuse my eyebrows, this is the picture I took before I did them haha)

NYX White Liner

You can see how the white in my waterline brightened up my eyes and created a less harsher look rather than if I were to have put black eyeliner there.

Here is a closer up look of my eyes with the white eyeliner (and with my eyebrows actually done)

NYX White Eyeliner I hope this post will help some people and hopefully you too will try white eye liner if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to comment your thoughts and ideas, I’d love to hear them :)

With love and glitter, Kristi

Smokey Outer V


Smokey Eye Makeup

Products I used to create this smokey eye look:


On lid and highlight- Vanilla Bean Makeup Geek Cosmetics

Crease- Embark by MAC Cosmetics

Outer V and under water line smudged out- Corrupt Makeup Geek Cosmetics

Blending Color- Laced from the Urban Decay Vice Palette

Used L’oreal Carbon Black Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner- lightly lined the top of eyes and bottom waterline

Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Volum’ Express mascara on upper and lower lashes


Moisturized with MAC Studio Moisture Cream

Used the Pore fessional by Benefit as a primer

Applied L’oreal True Match Foundation- Soft Ivory N1  with Sigma F80 Brush

Applied the lightest shade of concealer out of the MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette-Light under the eyes towards the temple area in a sort of “V” shape. As well as on the bridge of the nose, cupids bow, on the base of the forehead, and on the chin. Blended that out with a damp beauty blender.

I waited about 3-5 minutes for that to set and then I applied Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder- Fair over top. I applied this by dabbing it on with the brush, rather than rubbing it in circular motions.

I then contoured with Physician Formula Bronze Booster in Medium to Dark. I applied this under the cheekbones, on the sides of the nose to create a slimming effect, on the edge of the hairline, and slightly under the chin to make it look more natural.


I hope you guys enjoy this look ! Any questions, comments, or if there is anything specific you would like to see next, shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below ! :)

With love and glitter, Kristi