Friday, May 10, 2019

Anastasia Sultry Eye Shadow Palette

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

In October 2018, I purchased one product from ULTA.

Here's what I got. I will review the eyeshadow palette from Anastasia on the bottom.
Product Review: Anastasia Eye Shadow Palette

Where to purchase: ULTA, Sephora, and online at anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Price: $45 for 0.83 g/ 0.29 oz each

Made in USA

Description from the package: Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eye Shadow Palette is an essential smoky eye shadow palette that features 14 shades ranging from golden mattes to bronzy metallics. Create an endless array of holiday looks with this collection of cool-toned shadows-including 2 cult-favorite shades and 12 ALL-NEW shades.

Shades included:
* Fresh (Matte ivory pink)
* Pearl (Metallic pearl white with a soft-pink undertone)
* Steampunk (Metallic topaz bronze)
* Rose Quartz (Metallic soft peach with a pink shift)
* Ember (Metallic bronzed khaki)
* Bloom (Matte coral pink)
* Birch (Matte mid-tone yellow taupe)
* Cinder (Metallic cool-tone beige taupe with gold flecks)
* Twig (Matte mid-tone taupe)
* Teak (Metallic golden brown)
* Dystopian (Matte dark ash brown)
* Cyborg (Metallic silver with a violet undertone)
* Slate (Matte slate grey)
* Noir (Matte deep black)
Ingredients:
FRESH, BIRCH, TWIG, SLATE, NOIR - MICA, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZINC MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

PEARL - SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, MICA, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, SILICA, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, GLYCERIN, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, TOCOPHEROL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

STEAMPUNK - MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SILICA, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, GLYCERIN, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, TOCOPHEROL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

ROSE QUARTZ - MICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, QUARTZ, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), CARMINE (CI 75470), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)


EMBER - MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, SILICA, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

BLOOM - MICA, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

CINDER - SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, QUARTZ, SILICA, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, GLYCERIN, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, TOCOPHEROL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

TEAK - MICA, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, GLYCERIN, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), CARMINE (CI 75470), TITANIUM/TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)


DYSTOPIAN - MICA, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, MINERAL OIL/PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/HUILE MINERALE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

CYBORG - ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, SILICA, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, GLYCERIN, BORON NITRIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, TOCOPHEROL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Thoughts: When I first saw this in person, I knew I wanted it. I love neutral colors with shimmer/metallic shadows. It is something I tend to reach for in daily basis. I just waited until I could get it on sale.
Here's a closer look inside the palette. It comes with a mirror and double-ended brush.
Here's a closer look at the shadows from top row to bottom, left to right; Fresh, Pearl, Steampunk, Rose Quartz, Ember, Bloom, Birch, Cinder, Twig, Teak, Dystopian, Cyborg, Slate, and Noir.
Here's a closer look at one of the metallic shadow, Cyborg.
Here's a closer look at the double-ended brush.
Here's a closer look at at the eyeshadow brush.
Here's a closer look at the blending brush.
Here's a swatch of the top row of the first four colors from left to right; Fresh, Pearl, Steampunk, and Rose Quartz.
Here's a swatch of the top row of the last three colors from left to right; Ember, Bloom, and Birch.
Here's a swatch of the bottom row of the first four colors from left to right; Cinder, Twig, Teak, and Dystopian.
Here's a swatch of the top row of the last three colors from left to right; Cyborg, Slate, and Noir.

Look #1:
I applied Cyborg on the lid and blended the crease with Birch. Then I darkened the outer v with Dystopian.
Here's the same look at a different angle.
Here's an overall look with L'Oreal Rouge Signature Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Create on the lips.

Look #2:
I applied Pearl on the lid and blended the crease with Birch. Then I darkened the outer v with Twig.
Here's the same look at a different angle.
Here's an overall look with ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Lay Over on the lips.

Look #3:
I applied Rose Quartz on the lid and blended out with Twig. I darkened the outer v with Dystopian.
Here's the same look at a different angle. I also apologize for the hair strand on the eyes. I didn't notice until now.
Here's an overall look with Morphe Liquid Lipstick in Schoolgirl on the lips.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there's no noticeable scent while applying. I just sniffed the product and there's no scent whatsoever. Secondly, I like the packaging. To be honest, I didn't think I would like the material of the palette but I actually don't mind. I thought it would feel like a file that you use for your nails. It kind of does but it's not as rough as a file. I also like the metallic bronze. It's pretty and fit with the modern colors. With that said, it's well-made and sturdy. It's made out of thick cardboard. The lid is also sturdy. You can feel a tight seal when you open and close the lid, as well as, feel a magnetic closure. It also makes a clicking noise when you close the lid. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For this reason, it's travel-friendly. It comes with a mirror and a brush. The mirror is a decent size for an eyeshadow palette. It'll be great to use for traveling. I cannot say if the brush is good since I have not used it. It feels soft on my hands. Third, the consistency is buttery soft. The matte feels softer on the fingers than the metallic. Even though they are soft, they are compacted. There are some loose powder in the palette but barely noticeable. I only noticed because I looked closely. With that said, it's easy to use. The brushes pick up the shadows easily and applies nicely on the lids. It's also easy to blend. It doesn't look like one color on the lids. You can see the transition from one color to another. Not only that, the colors work well together. Fourth, it's a great all year round colors. They are on the neutral side but with the metallic, you can make it stand out more for the night out. This palette will be great for everyday like work and you can bling it out for the parties. Pigmentation-wise it's up there. I wouldn't say it's the most pigmented. Some colors you do have to build up but it doesn't take a lot of layers. From the most pigmented, couple layers were good enough on my skin tone. Lastly, it lasted all day. I did not see any creasing, fading, and smudging. It looked good at the end of the day like when I first applied it. I'm glad I got this palette. I was going to pass it up until I saw it in person. That's when I knew it was for me.

Pros:
* No scent whatsoever.
* Pretty metallic bronze color packaging.
* Well-made and sturdy packaging.
* Sturdy lid; can feel a tight seal when you open/close, and makes a clicking noise when you close.
* Magnetic closure.
* Travel-friendly.
* Comes with a mirror; decent size.
* Comes with a brush; soft.
* Buttery soft consistency.
* Compacted.
* Easy to use.
* Easy to blend.
* Can see the transition of color from one to another.
* Colors work well together.
* Great all year round.
* Neutral but you can bling it out for the night.
* Pigmented.
* Does not crease.
* Does not fade.
* Does not smudge.
* Lasted all day.
* Cruelty-free.

Cons:
* Texture of the packaging kind of feels like a file.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Anastasia products reviewed/swatch:
Liquid Lipstick

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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