Anastasia Beverly Hills is offering a limited edition eye shadow palette this Fall, and if you're looking for a good neutral palette with high quality shadows, this is something that might fit the bill for you! Available at Sephora, this palette retails for a very reasonable $34.00.
Packaged in a faux-croc magnetic palette inside of a protective sleeve, this product measure 3"x6", which I find to be a perfect palette size. Inside the palette you'll find a double ended brush, a mirror on the lid, and nine shadow shades. The PR set I was sent also contained some great face chart cards for some looks to try with this palette. If you follow Anastasia on Facebook, they often post face charts if you'd like to try their looks or need some inspirational ideas.
The left side of the palette houses the shimmery metallic shades, and the large center shade is also of similar finish. Below l-r: Trophy, Glow, Latte, Foxy.
The larger center shadow is Sunset, and it's shown below (left) next to Trophy and Glow. In lower lighting, these appear less metallic, but still exhibit a nice level of shimmer and sheen.
The shades on the right side of the paletter are matte, with the exception of Frosting. This particular shade has a low level of shimmer/metallic to it. L-R: Fosting, Onyx, Almond, Toffee.
I adore the metallic shades, because I tend to wear a lot of earth tones. Mattes are a finish I tend to stay away from, simply because more often than not, they seem to be chalky and lacking pigmentation. These mattes gave me a much better look than I normally get, and I was pleasantly surprised by the smooth application. I've used this palette several times, and all of the shades are very nicely pigmented, buildable, blendable, and long-wearing (I do use a primer).
Here is some more information from Anastasia on this palette:
Classic Hollywood glamour with modern moxie. Nude meets knockout with these nine pigment-rich, matte and shimmer shadows that give your eyes enough sophisticated smolder to woo them, every time. No matter how you wear them, you’re sure to wear them well.
Shades are: Trophy, Glow, Latte, Foxy, Sunset, Frosting, Almond, Onyx and Toffee.
Features & Benefits
Deluxe mirrored compact with professional dual brush that features 9 shadows for day and evening looks. Illumin8 formula featuring Youthful Synergy Complex® is clinically proven to illuminate, firm, and hydrate the skin. Long-wearing Crease-Free Can be worn wet and dry.
Youthful SynergyTM Complex in Shimmer Shades Brown Algae - A key ingredient that smoothes, firms, hydrates, and revitalizes the appearance of skin. Diamond Core Powder - Diffuses light for a soft focus effect. Sea Whip Extract - Soothes the skin Macadamia derivative - A natural hydrator capable of holding up to 300% more water in the skin. Powerful antioxidants of Vitamins A, B, C, E, and F.
Balkan Botanical Infusion®.
*Product featured was furnished for consideration.