Recently I had the opportunity to try the Anastasia See and Be Seen kit. After loving Anastasia Lash Genius, I was looking forward to trying more Anastasia products. The See and Be Seen kit is a limited edition kit, complete with two amazing HydraFull gloss colors in Plastic and Heiress, Illumin8 eyeshadow duo in On Set and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel.
Everything in this kit is full size, which is pretty cool. I also received a viewfinder (made me think of the 80s!) and another Lash Genius. As I’ve only tried Lash Genius and Anastasia’s perfect brow brush, I was ridiculously excited about trying out other products from her.
The Website Claims:
Go from flawless California casual to photo-ready in a flash with this versatile set for the eyes and face. This California color story represents effortless Hollywood glamour for the modern girl. Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo in On Set, HydraFull Gloss in Plastic and Heiress, and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel create an “all eyes on you” look for every day and night.
- Chamomile Extract: Hydrates and soothes the skin while helping the hair grow stronger. (Tinted Brow Gel)
- Balkan Botanical® Infusion: Helps soften, soothe and hydrate skin. (Illumin8 Duo and Hydrafull Gloss)
- Brown Algae: A key ingredient that smoothes, firms, hydrates, and revitalizes the appearance of skin. (Illumin8 Duo and Hydrafull Gloss)
- Macadamia Derivative: A natural hydrator capable of holding up to 300% more water. (Illumin8 Duo and Hydrafull Gloss)
Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo:
- Clinical result at 1 hour showed 29% increase in skin hydration
- Consumer results after 4 weeks on eyelids:
- 70% appear firmer
- 83% appear smoother
HydraFull Lip Gloss clinically proven results after 4 weeks:
- 83% saw improvement in the texture of lips
- 90% reported lips are hydrated
Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo: Talc, Boron Nitride, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nylon-12, Magnesium Carbonate, Water/Eau/Aqua, Ethoxydiglycol, Barium Sulfate, Peat Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Gold, Potassium Sorbate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Benzimidazole Diamond Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Butylene Glycol, Sea Whip Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, May Contain/Peut Contenir: (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742 ), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).*May contain synthetic fluorphlogopite. *Contains carmine as a color additive.
Tinted Brow Gel: Water, Vp/Va Copolymer, Sd Alcohol 40b, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Carbomer, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Tetrasodium Edta, May Contain/Peut Contenir(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).
HydraFull Gloss: Polyisobutene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla/Candelilla Cera, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba/Cera Carnauba, Jojoba Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trihydroxystearin, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Cetearyl Isostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Silica, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Flavor, May Contain/Peut Contenir: (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27(Ci 45410).*Contains carmine as a color additive.
$44 ($80 value) (2 x 0.07 oz Hydrafull Gloss in Heiress and Plastic, 0.32 oz Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel, and 2 x 0.04 oz Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo in On Set)
The Hydrafull glosses typically retail for $18 each. The eyeshadow duos are $23 each. The tinted bow gels are $18 each.
The eyeshadows were swatched on top of Meow Light Primer.
Thoughts about the packaging:
The glosses are packaged with a non-standard spatula for application instead of of a doe foot applicator. I find the spatula interesting for application. The eyeshadow duo is in a shiny plastic case. I don’t like that it because it shows every little fingerprint, but I do like that it’s relatively lightweight.
This is the On Set duo. The lighter shade is sort of a peachy-apricot-brown. The darker shade is a lustrous bronzed-gold. I think the colors lean warm but I think they’d be flattering with a lot of eye colors. I LOVE that bronzed-gold!
Caramel is sort of a warm golden light brown. I think it is a color that will work ok on blondes, brunettes and maybe redheads, but I think it’s too light for darker hair. I sort of feel like this should have been a clear brow gel instead of tinted, because then it would work universally. Since I’m changing my hair color often, and my hair is not typically a normal shade, I would definitely get more use out of a clear gel than tinted. Still the product works really well. I may go pick up a clear one because it’s definitely more lightweight and feels better than the clear brow waxes I have.
I love the glosses! Plastic is my kind of pink! Bright, hot fuchsia pink. It’s loud and says pay attention to me! It’s very pigmented and also moisturizing. This is a perfect summer shade!
Heiress is a warm strawberry pink. It’s also pigmented like crazy!
Both hydrafull glosses leave a tint on the lips after application. They left a slight stain on my hand after I swatched them, too. These are my kind of glosses. They’re pigmented, moisturizing, and very bright. With the softer golden hues from the eyeshadows, you can really let your lips be the focus with these glosses.
Would I purchase?
Yes! I would purchase the kit for the glosses alone, but I like being able to try the eyeshadows and the brow gel, too! I really adore the glosses. The formula is a bit sticky, but not so sticky you can’t open your mouth and since they’re so pigmented, the color stays around even after the gloss has worn down. I feel like this kit is a great deal for the price. I did take off half a star because of the brow gel not being universal, but otherwise, getting four full size products for this price is a really good deal.
What do you think of the looks of the Anastasia See and Be Seen kit? I think the glosses will definitely get you seen!
As far as I am aware, Anastasia is cruelty-free.
Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.