Sunday, 15 November 2015

anastasia beverly hills 'self made' palette


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!

16 comments:

  1. I love the colours in this palette especially the purple x

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  2. Sounds like a great palette, I love eyeshadows with great staying power. Plus they sound wonderfully pigmented !

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  3. Oh wow, now this is just absolutely stunning, all of those amazing shades x

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  4. 26 pounds? I am impressed I thought it would be more expensive considering the brand. Can you buy it online?

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  5. What a gorgeous looking palette - I am loving the colours contained in it. x

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  6. Oh wow the colours in this palette are absolutely STUNNING!! I love them xxx

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  7. Love the colours, I wonder if it is long lasting?

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  8. I've never tried any items from this brand before, I really like the colours and they all look wearable.

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  9. Oh wow - this looks a fantastic palette, the colours are gorgeous. The staying power sounds fab too. Kaz x

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  10. I love the deep purple colour - that is definitely the kind of thing that I would wear.

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  11. So many lovely colours, the deep purple and the blossom really stand out for me! And a great price too

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  12. Looks like a nice little palette, some great shades.

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  13. Ooooh I like the Deep Purple and the Blossom. Can I ask what "self made" means though?

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  14. I love self made pallete, this one looks decent, I need to check this range!

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  15. These palette looks beyond amazing, it is on my wish list!


    Dominika

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  16. This looks absolutely gorgeous. I've never tried Anastasia Beverley Hills before but maybe I should!!

    Louise x

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