Okay, so it seems like I’m a little bit late on the Anastasia boat, but I promise you, I bought this palette like 2 months ago and just forgot to write about it.
Firstly, let’s talk about packaging.
It’s sleek, it’s compact, it’s sturdy… but most importantly, IT HAS A MIRROR!
Which is always nice.
Secondly, the shadows themselves, are some of the best I’ve ever come across. Not only am I referring to the really well thought out colour range, but also the quality and pigmentation of the shadow.
What I like the most about this palette is that I found very wearable. Yes, there are a few pops of colour, but I feel like you could really do so many different looks with this palette, going from bare-faced natural, to full glam.
Soft Peach: for many skin tones this shade can work perfectly as a transition colour, but for me, since I have a more olive complexion, I like using it to diffuse darker colours when they start to get muddy, or even as a highlight shade on the brow bone.
Spoiled: a soft peachy colour that I feel would suit a lot of different skin tones. It’s a little more glittery than the other shades (rather than shimmery), but I still really like it as a lid shade on my more “natural” days.
Morocco: is definitely my favourite colour out of the palette. It’s a gorgeous, reddy, brick brown. It’s awesome for warming up any look or even as a transition shade.
Fudge: is exactly what it says, a delicious fudgey brown, perfect for deepening the crease. It’s not too cool and not too warm, just a happy medium.
Heirloom: is a lovely jewel toned, shimmery purple. It’s a really lovely colour but I do find that it’s texture is a little more chalky than some of the other shadows (especially the matte shadows). Despite that, it still looks great packed on the lid, especially over a black base.
Azure: is a STUNNING, vibrant, metallic, royal blue. I have nothing like this in my collection, it’s so amazing! It’s great for adding that “pop” of blue to any look.
Bellini: such a cute little peachy, shimmery shade. I love using this on the lid for my more warm toned smokey eyes.
Intense gaze: an intensely shimmery pink. It’s so so pretty but I haven’t had a chance to use this shade much because I feel like the pink may not compliment my brown eyes.
Pink Champagne: is the most amazing colour, it literally looks like champagne bubbles, because it’s so metallic and shimmery. The texture reminds me a bit of Makeup Geek foiled shadows, it’s very soft and buttery.
Metallic: a very unique green based gold. I love using this in a black smokey eye, I like popping it right in the centre of the lid and in the middle of my lower lashline.
Chic: can only really be described as a green tinted silver, really cool for an inner corner highlight.
Noir: the… greatest black… in the history of the universe (I think).
An absolutely fantastic palette from Anastasia, so well thought out and versatile! You can create so many different looks from just this one palette. Even the brush is pretty good! I’ve noticed that it does shed a little, but it’s still a nice blending brush for the crease.
I highly recommend this palette this palette. The shadows are easy to blend and the colour range is great, my only peeve is that Heirloom is a tad chalky (but gorgeous nonetheless).