Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette review and swatches

Here we have a lovely limited edition palette for this holiday which you will really love because it's a wonderful combination of colours and the price point is excellent. Let's have a closer look!

Believe it or not this is the second Anastasia Beverly Hills product I've tried. They're probably more known for their brow products (the other product I tried was their clear brow gel) but in fact their eyeshadow palettes are turning out to be real stunners.
The packaging is made of cardboard but it doesn't feel too cheap as it has an original texture on the lid and the finish is quite good. Inside it looks a little cheaper with the shiny cardboard but I still think it's very nice.
It's quite travel friendly as it isn't too bulky, it has a nice mirror inside, a double-ended brush and an interesting combination of colours.
The double-ended brush isn't that bad actually; although brushes included with palettes don't tend to be the best, this one is actually useable so you actually have a more precise end and another for blending when you travel!
The palette contains 14 eyeshadows in a variety of colours. It's a great combination because most of the shades are neutral and very wearable but there are still some pops of colour. Even the most colourful shades (a purple, aqua green and pink) are very wearable and easy to combine with the neutral shades.
As for the finish of the eyeshadows, most of them have a sheen to more or less of a degree. There are only two completely matte shadows, although some satin shadows are more matte when blended out. This is perhaps the only thing I would change: it would be nice to have a matte transition shade.
Let's have a look at the different shades and their finishes. I will show you swatches with natural light of the shades from left to right and top to bottom:
Pink Champagne: rose gold with metallic coppery sheen.
Metallic Plum: plummy brown with a frosted finish.
Self-made: golden brown with warm undertones and satin finish.


Witchy: khaki brown with gold sparkle.
Blush: grey with duo chrome pink and pearl finish.
Blossom: pink with metallic sheen.


Buttery: yellowy beige with matte finish.
Deep Purple: violet purple with frosted sheen.
Treasure: champagne with metallic finish.

Hot & Cold: copper brown with pearl sheen.
Sherbert: orangey brown with velvet finish.
Isla: aqua green with duo chrome gold and frost finish.

Spirit Rock: black with navy blue and pink sparkle.
Hot Chocolate: dark brown with matte finish.
The shadows are pigmented, some shadows are better than others but they're all easily blendable and I haven't experienced any noticeable fallout with them.
Basically they're lovely to work with and the combination of colours is neutral enough to use daily but still interesting enough to keep me entertained!
The best about this limited edition palette is the price. For £26 you get 14 shadows, so that's less than 2 quid per shade! The combination of colours is great, they're pigmented and they perform well and the only thing I'd add would be a matte or almost matte transition shade.
Unfortunately as this is a limited edition palette it has sold out in some stores like CultBeauty, but in theory Beauty Bay they may have another shipment, so keep your eyes open!

Have you ever tried any Anastasia Beverly Hills products?

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