Friday, May 04, 2012

Review and Swatches: Anna Andre Paris Makeup Kit 01


Let me introduce you to my latest must-have-makeup-love: the handy makeup kit from Anna Andre Paris. I got to know about Anna Andre brand through a review in IMBB and decided to try out the products based on the review.


I got this from Beauteboutique.com [check the link] for INR 325. To be honest, it was a blind guess cos they had mentioned 2 sets- 01 and 02, and I couldnt basically find any shade information to select which one is better. This is one feature of the website which I hope they will rectify soon.


It comes in a nice black cover and the items and clearly mentioned [in case you mistake eye shadow for a lip gloss.. :) :)] and the ingredient lists are added at the back of the cover, which I concede is a real nice thing.


I do wonder why a french brand has english labels and details, I mean look at Bourjois, everything is french there! :) And Anna Andre seems more of a russian name so I wonder what a mix this brand is. However I like this so no more enquiries!


The kit is again designed the same way as the cover, matte plastic black casing and a nice flower label.


I am super impressed by the quality of the mirror, seriously even costlier brands go cheap in selecting a nice mirror but this one scores in that.


In the Left End set [pic above], the top 2 colors are lip cremes, I will call them Pink Glitter and Creamy Pinky Brown[my fav] based on color and texture. The bottom item is a shimmer rose eye shadow which I absolutely love.



In the pic above, in the Middle vertical set, the 2 top items are lip cremes again, both matte creams in shades Nude [topmost] followed by Chocolate brown. The last item is again a pretty bronze eye shadow.


The kit is completed by the standard goes-well-with-all-skin-shades type sheer pink blush [on the top most of the right end set] and a beige color face powder.


The brushes that came with them are mostly useless except for emergency use.


Swatches: Top set [L to R]- Face powder, Blush, Pinky Brown, Pink Glitter; Bottom set [L to R]- bronze shadow, rose shadow, chocolate brown lip color and nude lip cream


The face powder is so-so, I dont use it except for any emergency. The sheer pink blusher is good for day wear and wears pretty but lasts only for around 1-2hrs. The eyeshadows stay even without primer for around 1-2hrs.

I absolutely adore the shimmer rose eyeshadow, it is perfect for day wear and office wear, brightens up my eyes very nicely without going OTT. The bronze color, is again a so-so, I use it for night outs.

My absolute love are the lip creams except for the pink glitter one. The pinky brown shade is a very beautiful pink shade which suits most lip shades. The pink glitter one is good for night wear and parties, the chocolate brown is a good day/office wear shade and so is the nude color, its a real good nude color.

All in all, the kit is a handy makeup kit for day/office/party wear, it has a wonderful combination of colors. These are my regular combos:
Office: Shimmer rose eyeshadow+ Sheer blush [1 layer] + Nude lip cream
Night out: Shimmer rose+ Sheer blush [3 layers] + Pinky brown

Would I buy again? Of course I would.. :) I am waiting to see what is Kit 02...

6 comments:

  1. is it me or does the product look rather bad....? I mean the packaging?

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    1. Packaging is a turnoff, totally agree.. i wonder why all companies stick with the same old boring black..or at the best a cheap red...i like how korean companies have packaged their products..most of em look nice and very girly.. :)
      makeup is a lot abt fun..hope companies get that idea!!!

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  2. the outer box is a bit dusty and very average looking... saw it at big bazaar. but the actual product is quite trendy and compact. it looked convenient for travelling, touch ups and emergencies. I actually bought the 2 in 1 lip and eyeliner from Anna Andre and i'm loving it. thanks for this review- i think i'm gonna get the make up kit, its not too expensive and i'll have a complete handy quick fix. Trying to decide between the 2 shades available. any suggestions??

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    1. Dear Mahli,

      sorry for the delay.. I was traveling and have neglected this space for a longgggg time.. now back in action.. :)

      yeah, i have no clue on the 2nd shade.. but from the 1st one, i would guess the colors may be a bit lighter in the 2nd option as the 1st set has mostly deep colors as you can see. its all guess work,but its a nice palette.. so may be you can give it a go..and let me know how the 2nd shade is.. :)

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  3. have you tried this company's foundation...if you do please write a review on it

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