Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles review and photos.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

As stated many times over, I’m a very firm believer in purchasing eyeshadows in single pan form.  I realize this mentality may not be the most economical solution for many; however, I do prefer the convenience of switching out colors and the option of replacing any color easily.  Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles ($12 USD/ 1.7g), suit my fastidious needs by providing quality shades, in an abundance of colors and finishes, without compromising too much of my economical integrity–phew, that’s a mouthful. 🙂    I hope you enjoy.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles clockwise:
Cream, Sienna, Hot Chocolate, Rich Velvet.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles clockwise:
Cream, Sienna, Hot Chocolate, Rich Velvet.

The Pros to Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles:

  1. Rich smooth finish on all four shades.
  2. Lasts all day over a primer (NYX) without any fading or creasing.
  3. Highly pigmented colors (darker shades) have a slight staining effect on the skin.
  4. Can be used with a dampened brush to intensify the color.
  5. A hard layer does not form on the surface of the shadow if a damp brush is used–Yay!!
  6. Can be used with natural hair brushes, synthetic brushes and even fingers.
  7. Colors blend out effortlessly without any drag or rippling.
  8. Come in a variety of finishes (ultra-matte, satin, sparkle, shimmer, metallic, duo-chrome, velvet and titanium) and 97 colors in all.
  9. Standard round pans fit easily in many other empty palettes.
  10. Reasonably priced considering the quality and brand.
  11. Macy’s and Anastasia BUNDLES: Add 4 Eye Shadow Singles for $40 + FREE Empty 4 Well Palette* Add 8 Eye Shadow Singles for $70 + FREE Empty 8 Well Palette*
  12. Formulated without parabens and mineral oil and cruelty-free.
  13. Made in the USA–Yay!!

The Cons to Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles:

  1. Due to the soft texture of the shades, powder kick-up is evident if too much pressure is applied on the brush.
  2. Anastasia website does not organize the shades by finishes–very confusing to select colors.
  3. Macy’s is the exclusive retailer for select Anastasia makeup (single shadows and liquid lipstick)–sadly, the in-store displays are always out-of-stock and/or in complete disarray.  Your best bet is to order online.
  4. Macy’s website does not offer all the colors.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills

  • Cream (ultra-matte) is described as a “peachy matte.”  In person, there is a lot more pink in the formula than what translate on camera.  Although, not as pigmented as Eve Pearl’s matte shade in her Ultimate Eye Shadow palette (reviewed here), I find the smooth sheer finish to act as a great blend-out color and brow bone highlight.
  • Sienna (ultra-matte) is described as an “earthy brown.”  This heavy ruddy based brown is insanely pigmented (no need to apply wet).  Personally, I never use this directly on the skin as a stand alone color–on me the color can appear quite stark.  I prefer to use Sienna to deepen a lighter accompanying shade, such as MAC Uninterrupted, to add dimension to the crease, outer “v” area and lower lash line.
  • Hot Chocolate (ultra-matte) is described as a “warm dark brown.”  I would say that description is a spot-on.  I went back and forth on this color for so long, but finally decided the ruddy undertones would make for a nice contrast when paired with cooler looks.
  • Rich Velvet (sparkle) is described as a “burgundy with sparkle.”  This deep burgundy brown color consists of a matte base with suspended silver sparkles, that magically disappear once applied to the skin.  As expected, a dampened brush or adhesive base/primer is needed to make the sparkles appear more noticeable.
Anastasia Beverly Hills eye shadow singles

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles quad case.

  • The Eye Shadow single quad case is given as a promotional incentive with the purchase of 4 eyeshadows for the total retail price of $40 instead of $46.  The case is composed of firm cardboard material with a magnetic closure.  Admittedly, it does make a convenient daily travel solution to store your Anastasia shadows; however, the magnet on my case is not very strong and tends to open easily.
  • Furthermore, the Anastasia logo is awkwardly placed on the side of the opening as opposed to the top.  Perhaps, that is why it is offered in promotional form instead of sold separately–Hmmmm.

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadowFor the above look:

  • Cream was applied all over the mobile lid and brow bone.
  • Hot Chocolate was applied heavily alone the upper lash line and blended upwards.
  • Sienna was applied lightly over MAC Uninterrupted in the crease and above the socket bone.
  • MAC Uninterrupted was blended on the lower lash line with Sienna applied close to the roots of the lashes.
  • Prestige Line & Style Ink Pen, Rimmel Nude Pencil to rim the inner water line, and Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara were used to finish off the look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow.

For the above look:

  • Cream was applied all over the mobile lid and brow bone.
  • Rich Velvet was applied heavily alone the upper lash line and blended upwards.
  • Using the lightest touch, Hot Chocolate and Sienna were applied to the crease and blended upward over the socket bone.
  • Laura Mercier Highlight 01 was used in the inner corner.
  • MAC Uninterrupted was blended on the lower lash line with Sienna applied close to the roots of the lashes.
  • Guerlain Liquid Liner and Maybelline Lash Sensational were used to finish off the look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow singles:

**Anastasia Eye Shadow Singles can be found exclusively at Macy’s and Anastasia.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles have won me over.  The highly concentrated formula, smooth finish, vibrant payoff, blendability, and vast color selection just does not get any better.  The next colors on my radar are Caramel (dupe for MAC Uninterrupted), Gem, and Topaz–oh who am I kidding–there are more, but I must maintain some level of control. 🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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