I have slowly been adding more Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows to my collection. Ever since the initial experience batching my first quad a few months ago I’ve been both extremely pleased and in love with the colors I own so far as the pigment, texture and overall quality is just simply superb. With the recent happening of the annual Sephora VIB Rouge extravaganza, I once again decided to delve deep into the overwhelming 84-piece color selection and picked out another mix to test. As someone who adores neutral makeup looks, it’s good to see and know that the range carries plenty of options for natural and neutral makeup fanatics equally as much as for the high-impact color obsessed. It’s truly a universal and versatile assemblage. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows come in single pan format so you have full control over picking and choosing what colors suit your personal style or preferences the best. On Sephora.com the individual shadows are priced at $12 each. If you purchase four at a time plus add the Empty 4 Well Refillable Eye Palette for $1 you get 4 for $40. On Ulta.com the shadows are priced at $12 each as well – however, if you purchase 4 at a time you get them for $40 but the Empty 4 Well Refillable Eye Palette is automatically added for free as a “gift with purchase”. There is an array of different textures running from glitter, matte and metallic to satin and shimmer. Leading up the VIB Rouge sale it took me a few weeks to research colors and accompanying swatches in order to ultimately decide on the final four. This time around I selected 1 matte, 2 metallics and 1 satin finish.
The two quads I assembled together – newest is on the left. I keep the shades in their assigned palettes at all times but bring them both out to experiment with color combinations when using one or the other. The colors are very smooth and easy to blend for a more a natural and diffused look despite their extreme level of pigmentation. They layer together beautifully and have minimal fallout during and after application with amazing lasting power.
A closer look at my picks
A look at the color selection
Chocolate – is a shimmery medium to dark warm brown with tiny gold flecks and has a metallic finish.
Gem – is a shimmer light to medium warm peach with a slight orangey undertone and has a satin finish.
Sateen – is a warm champagne peach frost and has a metallic finish.
Warm Taupe – is a medium warm brown and has a matte finish.
Swatched on the arm
Just when I thought the first quad could not get any better, this second one has proven to be yet another special edition and alone or in combination with each other it’s a definite hit for me in its own respective way. A while ago I did review the pre-made Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario (currently sold out everywhere) and was just as impressed and blown away by that as I was with the shadow singles. The overall quality of her eyeshadows has exceeded my expectations and all are in top notch condition in terms of pigment, texture, color payoff, longevity, blendability, layering capabilities, etc. Bottom line is I can’t wait to explore even more of the colors – as a matter of speaking I already have a new batch sitting on my Sephora Loves List!
Do you own any of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow colors? Which ones are your favorites?