Review: Anastasia Lavish Palette

This is my first time to do a review here and as excited as I am to go into thorough detail of this charmer, I also wanted to be informative, short and concise for you guys.

So I’m going to discuss with you some of the more relevant and details that could be of interesting to you as well 🙂

First up, let’s talk about the Packaging!
I am so into the sleek, slim and lightweight cardboard packaging of this palette. It comes in a sleeve that contains your little magical eyeshadow palette 🙂

It’s great for when you are packing light for client jobs, fashion shows. For personal use, this is also great because you can take it with you when you are travelling, lots of possibilities and combinations you can create with this selection.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Eyeshadow Palette
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Sleeve pull-out cover that reveals the actual palette
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Very slim, sleek and lightweight cardboard packaging

ImageBack of the palette which details the warnings, ingredients and contents of the palette. and Yay! they don’t test on animals! 😀

Next will be Color selection and pigmentation.

The palette comes with 10 shades, All of them very beautiful, 8/10 blendable, 9/10 were very pigmented. Each one of these are almost true to color as you swatch and apply them on your eyes, some of the colors, actually are more opaque and pigmented when applied with a brush and even more so on primed eyelids. But yeah, let me go ahead and describe each one of them for you.

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Cream – is a diffused, very light beige-pink or a peach tone. It’s matte and has a warm undertone. This particular shadow gave very little fallout.

Antique – is a cool toned, taupe-gray color. I would say the texture/finish is frosted and the texture is amazingly smooth and buttery. this one didn’t have any fallout when I tried it on a makeup look 🙂

Rum Cake – is a copper-brown, frost color, I could pick up some brick or orange warmth in it and this one was very true to color and the pigmentation was great.

Moss – is an olive green-moss, very light brown or a maybe a bit of gold undertone to it. This one is slightly frosted, but it’s not exactly satin, it was smooth on application I kinda feel like it looked like a green vein on my eye, so I was careful about mixing it with other colors to avoid looking like I have a healing black eye or bruise on my eye.

Truffle – is a warm, medium brown with some gold in it. The texture was smooth, and has to be my third favorite color in the palette.

Ballet – is a peachy-pink color, but more on the pink side. It has some tiny silver glitter or shimmer in it, but it’s more or less matte in texture. This isn’t my favorite one, at all because it was powdery and showed very little to no pigmentation, it just left a track of silver speckles where I applied it.

Orange Soda – is a light yellowy-orange, matte shade. I haven’t given this a go yet, just because that’s the point, this color may not be the first one you dip your brush onto when you reach for this palette. When swatched though, it gave some really obvious fallout.

Sienna – is my love. it is my absolute favorite in the bunch. I am a sucker for warm, copper-reddish-brown matte colors and I have been searching and searching for one that doesn’t make me look like I’m sick. :p The pigmentation, texture and blendability is absolutely amazing, you guys! I could go on and on 🙂

Pink Sapphire – is a plum-wine, coppery-brown-purple if that’s what I’m seeing. there’s hint of gold shimmer in it and maybe a green as well with some light. The texture is very good and smooth.

Black Diamond – is my second favorite in the bunch. It’s generally a blackish-brown with very fine gold shimmer, but glides on your skin very matte and soft. the color pay-off was awesome and the texture was ok, but I couldn’t tell you so much about the blendability. It stuck where I applied it and I had to use my smallest bullet brush to blend it out because the fluffier one didn’t seem to reach it and distribute the color.

Over-all, I thought this palette is great. The color range was wide for 10 colors. There’s a good mixture of mattes, shimmer and frosts, the color pay-off on almost all of them were great and for the price, the convenience and the performance of these shadows, I’d give it 4 out of 5 stars, just because of the sleeve part of the packaging. It isn’t my favorite way of how to preserve and keep an eyeshadow palette.

The price range of this palette is between P2,000 to P2,500 in the Philippines. This could be purchased from online sellers, they could be on hand or available on pre-order basis as this product was from the USA. I particularly got mine from @nicolettemakeup on instagram for a very good price.

That’s it for me and this review. Please stay tuned because I will be posting a video soon on achieving a gradient One eyeshadow look using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish eyeshadow palette.

Thank you for reading, I hope this was helpful to some of you and I will see you all again next time!

XO,
Gia

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