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Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture Palette

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I recently picked up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette at Sephora and I thought I'd quickly share my thoughts. 

This palette includes 12 eyeshadows and retails for $30 which is honestly an exceptional price. It is limited edition, like all Anastasia palettes. 

The Colors:

This is my first Anastasia Beverly Hills palette and I picked it up because of the fun combination of colors. ABH is always great at including neutrals and fun colors in their palette but I find that sometimes they include shades that are difficult to work with together. This is the first palette they've created that I think I could use to create a variety of wearable looks without the need to dip into other palettes.

Naturally I gravitate towards the warmer, more neutral shades in this palette but I am excited to branch out of my comfort zone and try some of the more colorful shadows. The most unique color in this palette is definitely Metallic, which is a beautiful yellow-green gold that is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to try some of the other colors in this palette, like Heirloom, Azure and Intense Gaze!

The Formula:

The Mattes: The formula of the matte eyeshadows are just perfect. They are very pigmented and smooth. I didn't experience any patchiness with these colors and I can honestly say I love them all, with Morocco being my favorite.

The Metallics/Glittered Shadows: I found that these were hits or misses...kind of. Pink Champagne, Azure, Metallic, Intense Gaze, and Chic are beautiful, smooth, and pigmented shades that are pretty easy to work with. The others (Bellini, Spoiled, and Heirloom) are also stunning and work well on their own, but not fantastically. I much prefer to use them with a wet brush for maximum color payoff and sheen.

Pros: 

  • The variety of shades
  • The matte shadows
  • The price
  • Metallic & Azure (stunning shades!)

Cons: 

  • Need to use MAC Fix + with some of the metallic shades
  • Some metallic shades have a little too much glitter

The Verdict:

Even though I had some negatives, I honestly really love the Shadow Couture palette and am very happy with my purchase. I would recommend it to someone interested in trying Anastasia Beverly Hills' shadows or to someone who would like to experiment with color. Though some of the shades take working with they are not bad shadows at all, they are truly gorgeous. I don't mind using MAC Fix + here and there, but if you do, I'd skip this one.

Below are a couple of looks I've tried with this palette so far:

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Let me know if you picked up this palette or if you have any other Anastasia eyeshadow palettes!

xx Sarah


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