Anastasia Beverly Hills Blue Lotus Spray

Blue Lotus Mist

Los Angeles, CA (April 2010) – Anastasia Soare has been the Definitive Brow and Eye Expert for Hollywood’s elite for the past twenty years.  Following the success of her cosmetics line, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Anastasia launched her first ever skincare collection nationwide in late December 2009!  In expanding her skincare line for Spring and Summer 2010, Anastasia announces the launch of Blue Lotus Mist ($29.00 USD).  This new product is the perfect fusion of hydrating water and a soothing serum that provides soothing relief for stressed skin.

Blue Lotus Mist contains flower extracts from South Africa that revives dull and tired complexions and provides skin with an instant burst of radiance.  The Chinese symbol for life, the Blue Lotus has been preserving the beauty of Asian women for over 5,000 years.  As an icon of purity and peace, this calming essence detoxifies with rich antioxidants.  Blue Lotus Mist also contains Anastasia’s exclusive Balkan Botanical® Infusion, a blend of rare plant and herb extracts found only in the rich soil of Romania.  This unique and exclusive blend has the power to soften, soothe and restore the skin’s natural radiance.

What I think: I like using this mist after cleansing my face and before applying serum and moisturizer twice a day. It is also nice as a mid-day pick-me-up.  My skin is refreshed, moisturized and glowing after use.

To purchase visit www.anastasia.net. Enjoy!

Anastasia Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette

Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette

Anastasia Soare is an eye brow genius who has lately been branching out to skincare as well as cosmetics. She has recently launched Anastasia’s Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette ($40.00 USD) makeup and anti-aging skincare in one great compact!

This palette is clinically tested to lift the appearance of skin, hydrate and refresh the sensitive skin of your eyelids with Youthful Synergy Complex. This essential complex is created from vitamins A, B, C, E and F, as well as naturally rich Brown Algae, Sea Whip and Macadamia. Featuring Anastasia’s exclusive antioxidant-rich Balkan Botanical™ Infusion of rare plant and herbal extracts, these powders have added power to soothe and soften. It is also paraben and fragrance free.

The shadows in the palette contain diamond core powder to diffuse light, minimizing the appearance of pores and wrinkles and make the eyelids luminous. There are 8 subtle colors in the palette ranging from bronzes, pinks and purples. It also contains a Mini Professional Brush with a broad end for sweeping shadows across the lid and on the brow bone and a tapered end for the crease and lining the lids.

The clinicals studies for this product showed reduced lines and wrinkles after an hour of wear. After 4 weeks 100% of women reported  an improvement in overall eye beauty.
  
What I think: These shadows are soft and pretty, but not extremely pigmented. They are appropriate for daytime and the office. I do notice that my eyelids look smoother when I am wearing the shadow, but if I don’t apply an eye base or concealer, they wear off very quickly. I recommend this for the way it makes the eyes look.

Visit www.anastasia.net to purchase and to learn more about the palette.

Skincare by Anastasia Beverly Hills

I love Anastasia Soare’s eyebrow product. The stencils, tweezers, powders and gels make it easy to have professional looking brows by doing them yourself. After making brows a priority (they do frame the face), Anastasia is launching a skincare line on December 26, 2009.   

Anastasia returned to her native Romanian roots to discover healthy products that naturally improve the texture, tone and appearance of skin.  She developed Balkan Botanical™ Infusion, a blend of rare plant and herb extracts found only in the rich soils of Romania.  A few of these ingredients are Marshmallow Leaf, Lemon Balm Leaf, Bilberry, and Green Tea, which combine to soothe and restore the skin’s natural radiance.  The result is a long-lasting and more youthful appearance! 

The three “hero” products from the new skincare line are:

Line Erasing Serum ($45.00 USD) – This is a product I have reviewed a couple of months ago. This refreshing serum claims to help crows feet and lift the eyes.   This lightweight serum contains a unique blend of natural hydrators, Instalift Goji, and Anastasia’s exclusive Balkan Botanical™ Infusion.  Check out my full review at https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/anastasia-line-erasing-serum/.

Sheer Moisture Crème SPF 30 ($40.00) – I love this very light SPF 30 day cream. It is fragrance-free and designed to soften the skin while providing protection against broad-spectrum UVA/UVB rays and free radicals that can cause signs of aging. The cream contains hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and natural oils. I used it morning and night and it smooths and soaks into the skin; it is never greasy, which is a plus in the morning before makeup application. I have noticed that my skin is very smooth and radiant while using these products. 

Hydrating Oil ($40.00) — is an unusual product; an aromatic and hydrating oil that soothes the skin and the senses! This product is specifically designed for absorption and hydration. It claims to soften and brighten the skin.   The silicone and oils are infused together so there is no separation, allowing the oil to completely absorb into the skin.  I love the herbal scent, but it is a bit too oily for my combination skin. For someone with dry, winter skin, this is a perfect treatment to keep skin hydrated.

Remember this fab line is launching December 26, 2009. Visit www.anastasia.net to find out more when the time comes.

Anastasia Line Erasing Serum

Anastasia Line Erasing Serum
Anastasia Line Erasing Serum

Anastasia creates some of the best brow products on the market today. She is now creating skincare with the same quality as in her other beauty products.

The Line Erasing Serum ($45.00 USD)  contains “a unique blend of natural hydrators, Instalift™ Goji, and an exclusive Balkan Botanical™ Infusion to improve the appearance of skin and help reduce signs of aging. Designed for all skin types, it soothes, softens, and hydrates—leaving skin brighter and smoother. Fine lines and wrinkles don’t stand a chance!

The claim is that daily use of the serum gives the appearance of diminishing fine lines and wrinkles while maximizing moisture retention. This formula absorbs instantly and delivers long-lasting results.

I use this light serum at night before moisturizer. Just a little is needed to instantly hydrates the skin. I have noticed that after a few weeks, my skin does look smoother. I don’t have wrinkles around my eyes, but my mouth lines (nasal-labial folds) seem less deep.

I recommend trying this product. I think the price is reasonable for a high quality serum. It is now for sale at www.sephora.com and should be available soon on the Anastasia website www.anastasia.net.

Unruly Brows? Try Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Fabulous Products

Anastasia The Essential 6 Piece Brow Kit
Anastasia The Essential 6 Piece Brow Kit

For years, brow expert Anastasia Soare has shaped the brows of Hollywood’s biggest stars.  She has created many specialized products that are geared to acheive perfect brows to frame the face. The Anastasia Essential 6 Piece Brow Kit ($75.00 USD) includes:
– Tweezers
– Brow Powder Duo
– Four Brow Stencils
– Duo Angle/Spooley Brush
– Brow Gel
– Eye Lights highlighting pencil

Here are Anastasia’s tips on how to use the kit (also if you purchase a kit, follow the short video — VERY helpful):

  • First, position the stencil over your brow after choosing the one that fits your brow shape the best.
  • Fill in the arch with the angled brush dipped in brow powder on your brows inside the stencil.  Remove the stencil and blend the powder with spool end of the brush.
  • Using the tweezers, remove hair outside the stenciled area.
  • Apply the brow gel using the using the brush on the applicator, brush upward to condition and hold the shape of the brow all day.
  • The highlighter is applied underneath the eyebrow, along the brow bone and blended in to lighten the skin. 

These steps only took a few minutes and really transformed my eyebrows. The tweezers are exceptional. They are very sharp and precise. The kit comes in three palettes of brow powder; Ash Blonde, Medium Ash and Brunette. I have the Medium Ash which works on me even though my brows are very dark. I use the darker color in the palette.  Also wonderful is the highlighting pencil which gives a nice glow to my brow bone.

Visit Anastasia’s website at www.anastasia.net to purchase the products or find a retailer who carries them.