Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Kit: Radiant and Gradient

It feels like Anastasia Beverly Hills just released blush kits yesterday, which are now on sale today. I’m not sure why that is but I picked both shades up from this collection for $27 CAD each (regular price: $39 CAD each) in Gradient and Radiant.

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The palettes appear a lot smaller in ‘real life’ than they do online. The entire platte is quite chubby, and is only slightly larger than the size of my palm. The packaging is like laminated cardboard with a mirror on the inside. Each blush shade contains 0.17 oz each, which is a decent size for a blush.

These blush kits were made in China, similar to the trio blushes in Anastasia’s permanent line. I think they could have been the same factories because the formula is very similar. The formula of both blush kits is consistent: the powders have a very soft formula with full pigment. Some shades were patchier than others but overall the quality is nice.

Gradient appears to be best suited for dark to slightly deep skin tones whereas the Radient kit is best suited for light to medium skin tones.

Gradient

This blush palette contains some really interesting shades, that all have a matte finish.

Vegas (top left) is a medium peach, Dusk (top right) is a medium army green, Chocolate (bottom left) is a deep brown with  ever so slight red tones and Blackberry is a deep eggplant purple shade. For me, I see this working better as an eyeshadow palette than I do a blush palette for my skintone (light-medium). I dont know how this would work for deeper skintones, would you wear this? The colours seem awfully random and i’m not sure that a green blush or even contour would look very flattering.

Radiant 

This palette contains what I think to be more popular blush shades that err on the pinky/peach colour spectrum with a mix of matte and shimmer shades.

Spoiled (to left) is a medium blue-based pink with slight gold shimmer, Coastline (top right) is a slightly dark peach shade, matte finish, Breeze (bottom left) medium rosey/ mauve shade, matte finish and Terrace (bottom right) is a deeper bunt peach shade with some terracotta tones to it.

Overall, the colour choice in Gradient is quite strange and in Radiant is highly dupeable. I’m so curious to hear from you what you think about the colour assortment and think if you’re starting off in makeup and might not have an extensive blush library, radiant could be worth checking out. The blushes themselves are beauty swatched approved but I think Anastasia could have done a better job on the colours.

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