Can we stop and pause for a moment...
Okay, so how beautiful are these eyeshadows? Obsessed isn't a good enough word, it's pure love here folks. I'm not entirely sure I can write a coherent review because I'm still gushing over this palette. 18 deliciously buttery, bendable, pigmented shades that work together to create an endless possibility of makeup looks. Originally I was sucked in by the shades 'Isla' (5th, bottom row) which is a lovely turquoise/oceany blue with gold flecks running through, and Deep Purple (1st, bottom row) a deep rich purple. Upon closer inspection and having a play around I'm utterly balled over by 'Sherbet' (4th, bottom row) a beautiful rust that works in the crease too perfectly if you ask me, it's witch craft. Ranging from cool greys, to warm toned browns and golds, and vibrant purple shades, ending with a sparkly black this palette absolutely holds the top spot as my current favourite.
Anastasia eyeshadows glide on like butter, they're velvety soft and luxurious. The colour pay off is almost perfect, I find I have to have quite a delicate hand or it can get a little bit over the top, especially with the darker shades as they're so pigmented.
Blend ability is spot on, the colours blue into each seamlessly. This really is a girls dream, this palette really works with and for you, the colours are amazing with each other, there's not one single shadow that I haven't used or that I think is a bit of a lone wolf.
The packaging is great, the outside is very sturdy and I love the texture. The brush the comes with it is okay... I do use it, but it's not my favourite. it's just 'okay'. Possibly one of my only 'cons'!
As always it's so great to have a large mirror included, I've used this on the go whilst in the car a couple of times and it's been a life saver.
Staying power is wonderful, I don't find that the shadows crease, or get really any fall out. I can apply these for work at 7.30 in the morning, and my makeup is still going strong when I take it off around 8 pm at night. I've also had a lot of compliments on my makeup when I've used this palette to create a look!
Possibly because the shadows are so silky and soft, but as you can see in the picture a little, I do find a few stray crumbs... the shadows do seem to disperse and fall out in the packaging a little. Especially if you're using a dense brush.
At £26 this was a steal, I can't recommend it enough. It's limited edition though so go! go! go! Get yourself this as a little fall treat!