October 24, 2012

Anastasia Want You To Want Me Eye Shadow Palette

Anastasia Want You to Want Me is a kit within a clutch…a nod to the glam and decadence of the 1970’s. This set includes a deluxe eye shadow palette featuring an array of 70’s rock inspired shades for a beautiful holiday look.

Take the kit out of the cute cardboard packaging, and you get a super gorgeous and luxurious black and rose-gold velvet box.

The mirrored compact with brush features a removable shadow palette containing nine matte and pearlized nude and plum shadows (and also a mirror), Liquid Eye Liner, and Mini Clear Brow Gel to turn your eyes into a velvet goldmine. 

I really like the idea of a palette inside a palette, especially when the compact is so, well, compact - and stylish -  instead of being a bulky mess! 

Top row: Platform Wedge, Front Row Center, Ziggy
Middle row: Members Only, Power Ballad, Jellies
Bottom row: Graphic T’s, Brass In Pocket, Iron On

Of course, the stars of the show are the stunning eyeshadows! I would have personally preferred the names of the shadows to be printed on the actual palette instead of on the bottom of the bigger compact which is just weird and inconvenient, but it's nothing major.

I knew from the start that I would not be impressed by the first row of shades - Platform Wedge cannot even make a nice matte highlight shade because it barely shows up on my skin, and Front Row Center could have worked well for this, if only it was less glittery!  Also, I would have liked Ziggy to be more pigmented and less glittery - I know it's not a shade I will reach for very often.

In the second row, while Members Only is an OK matte tan that requires some build-up, I really like Power Ballad, which is a gorgeous pearly taupe. I'm not sure how I could make Jellies, a shimmery pink champagne, work on my skintone, but it's nicely pigmented.

Graphic T's and Iron On, the most pigmented shadows of the palette, are definitely my favorite shades, although Graphic T's goes on a bit patchy, but it's totally worth it as it's simply stunning! Brass is Pocket is a stunning versatile metallic gold that goes on super buttery.

I almost never reach for liquid eyeliner but Jet is a truly matte and amazingly pigmented jet black, which is always appreciated! The thin brush is great for precise lining and it glides on smoothly. As for the brow gel, the formula is absolutely amazing to keep unruly brows in place all day. The double-ended brush is definitely useable although it could have been just a bit softer - but still, it's a nice bonus!

Overall, I really like this palette! It has a nice selection of mostly neutral shades with different finishes, which allow for various different looks - I do wish some of the eyeshadows were more pigmented though (Platform Wedge, Front Row Center, Ziggy and Members Only), but most of them go on smoothly with a nice payoff.  I also like the super stylish compact which is great for carrying around - toss this gorgeous palette in your clutch for touch-ups wherever your night takes you.

Want You To Want Me retails for $34 and is available at Sephora.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. Wow ! Quelle belle palette ! Je vais me chercher ça dès aujourd'hui. J'espère qu'elle est disponible en magasin.

  2. Oh wow! That palette looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm really liking front row center, ziggy and jellies :)

  3. beautiful shades <3 <3 this palette has shades similar to that in Too Faced dream edition palette :)

  4. What a gorgeous palette! I love the look of Ziggy and Jellies xx

  5. I love this palette too! It's a really great deal I think!

  6. Yay! I'm glad you got to try this. It's fabulous! XOXO

  7. Lovely palette! Platform Wedge reminds me of ABC Gum by Urban Decay. xx

    Judy's Beauty Blog

  8. I think that is one of the nicest looking products I have seen in ages. And all the products are really wearable too! :)

  9. @P'tite Madame: N'est-ce pas? Elle devrait être disponible chez Sephora, tu m'en redonneras des nouvelles!

    @Kisti Belle : Isn't it? I'm not a fan of these shades though!

    @Rakhshanda Rizvi : Oh really? Is that their newest palette?

    @Sian: I wish there were more pigmented though!

    @Tracy@Beauty Reflections: Absolutely, it's amazing for the price!

    @Betzy's Makeup : I know right (:

    @Venus Loves Virgo: I agree 100%!

    @Judy : I'm not familiar with UD but I wish this shade was more pigmented z=

    @Lacey: Absolutely!

  10. I love the packaging for it looks classy and expensive. i super like the shades for they all look light and natural. I usually prefer neutral colors when it comes to eyeshadows for it brings out the natural beauty.

  11. J'adore le packaging, un vrai p'tit bijou!

  12. love this colors and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  13. @Emmy L : I agree 100%, that's why I'm so in love with this beauty!

    @Miss Vay : Tellement! Vraiment original je trouve, et ça fait très chic!

    @Francesca Giusti : I'm so glad you love my blog, thank you so much! =D

  14. I love this palette it is amazing! Fun that we both posted the review on the same day :)

  15. This is beautiful. I love nude natural shades and this is perfect!

  16. @Mrs.Makeup: Ahah talk about a coincidence! Off to check yours now (:

    @Beth Bradley : I know right? Yes, it's absolutely perfect!

  17. Great palette! Great review:)

  18. Oooo the eyeshadow colours look gorgeous in this Anastasia palette. I especially like Graphic T's and Iron On. The packaging is so sleek too - the mirror is a nice touch.

  19. @OPInionated : Thnaks hun, glad you liked it!

    @Karen Law: Graphic T's and Iron On are actually my favorite shades in this palette! I know we have same tastes (:

  20. Wowww, jolie palette ! Je me l'achèterais quasiment juste pour l'emballage haha! (ben non, les couleurs sont belles aussi tsééé!)

    Prochaine fois que je vais chez Sephora, je vais ouvrir les yeux :)

  21. @Valérie Latendresse : N'est-ce pas? Je trouve ça vraiment très original et une super bonne idée la palette dans la palette ahah! Tu m'en redonneras des nouvelles si tu mets la main dessus (: