The 25 Best Anastasia Eyeshadows

Anastasia Eyeshadows
Anastasia Eyeshadows

Anastasia Eyeshadows ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is supposed to be a “finely-milled, highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadow. The brand has a large range of individual eyeshadows that are available as pan-only (no compact to hold them); if you purchase four, you’ll get a 4-well plastic palette for $40 ($10 per eyeshadow), or purchase eight and get an 8-well cardboard palette for $70 ($8.75 per eyeshadow) (the 8-pan is only available directly from the brand). On average, the formula is semi-opaque to opaque, lightly dusty to buttery, wears seven to nine hours, and is fairly blendable. The Metallic and Titanium finishes seem to be the best-performing to me, but there are some really standout mattes and shimmers as well. I find the more recently released shades to be better-performing compared to Anastasia eyeshadows I tried two or three years ago. The wear varies between six and eight hours with decent to good application over bare skin (no primer).

I believe I have reviewed every shade that I have, and I think that’s all of the currently-available shades (hopefully!). Here are the top 25 highest-rated shades that are permanent!

01

Anastasia Brownie

Permanent. $12.00/0.06 oz.

Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A+

02. Anastasia Chiffon

Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with a metallic sheen. It is a lighter version of Brownie with less khaki/olive tones. Read full review.

A+

03. Anastasia Chocolate Crumble

Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dark, taupe brown with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

04. Anastasia Cognac

Anastasia Cognac Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, dark copper-brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Anastasia Sangria

Sangria is a vibrant, berry-plum with warm, copper-orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had fantastic color payoff with a soft, buttery-smooth consistency. Read full review.

A

06. Anastasia Soft Gold

Anastasia Soft Gold Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, white gold with warm, buttery yellow undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

07. Anastasia Henna

Anastasia Henna Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. Read full review.

A

08. Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium)

Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium) Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Anastasia Comfort

Anastasia Comfort Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

10. Anastasia Topaz

Topaz is a golden, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly. Read full review.

A

11. Anastasia Rosette

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

12. Anastasia Macaroon

Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is light-medium, pinky lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

13. Anastasia Legend

Legend is a brightened, light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen powdery (it seemed to have a whiter base). Read full review.

A

14. Anastasia Midnight

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an intense, deep black with silver sparkle. The texture was really dense and cream-like, which gave the sparkle something to bind with, so there was a lot less fall out over time and more of the sparkle was noticeable on the lid from the get-go. Read full review.

A

15. Anastasia Peacock

Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, forest green with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

16. Anastasia Truffle Glitter

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a dirty gold sparkle and metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

17. Anastasia Prussian Blue

Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark blue with a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

18. Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte

Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.59 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark orange-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

19. Anastasia Blazing

Anastasia Blazing Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A-

20. Anastasia Metal

Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light gold with a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A-

21. Anastasia Rose

Anastasia Rose Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A-

22. Anastasia Wine

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, orange-copper with warm, reddish udnertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A-

23. Anastasia Amber

Anastasia Amber Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, bronzy gold with warm, browner tones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. Read full review.

A-

24. Anastasia Sienna

Sienna is a medium-dark, reddish, coppery brown with a matte finish. It had nice color payoff, and the texture was soft, finely-milled, and not powdery. Read full review.

A-

25. Anastasia Nude

Nude is a cool-toned, pink-tinted beige with a matte finish. It had good color payoff but was a smidgen powdery. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

86%

Average Score
A
39
B
47
C
13
D
1
F
2

Glossover Averages

Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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5 Stars
14
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2

Based on 1 Review, 42 Quick Reviews

Rate It:
The Good
  • Blendable (33)
  • Easy To Apply (29)
  • Smooth (27)
  • Long-wearing (24)
  • Great Value (20)
  • Travel-friendly (16)
  • Crease-resistant (9)
  • Buttery (8)
  • Creamy (4)
The In-Between
  • Buildable (22)
  • Highly Pigmented (22)
  • Sheer (2)
The Bad
  • Powdery (7)
  • Fall Out (6)
  • Fades (2)
  • Hard To Blend (2)
  • Hard To Apply (2)
  • Too Little Product (1)
  • Chalky (1)

Week in Review | May 21st through May 27th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂
01

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream

Permanent. $28.00/0.18 oz.

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm, coppery-orange undertones and a frosted sheen.

A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%
A

02. Anastasia Cognac

Anastasia Cognac Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, dark copper-brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

03. MAC Woodwinked

MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "warm antique gold [with a Veluxe Pearl finish]." Read full review.

A

04. MAC Patina

MAC Patina Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "taupe brown with golden pearl [with a Frost finish]." Read full review.

A

05. Chanel Sirocco (604)

Chanel Sirocco (604) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium orange with warm, yellow-red tones and a sprinkling of fine gold sparkle. Read full review.

A

06. MAC Barbecue

MAC Barbecue Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "vivid orange red [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

A

07. Urban Decay Ravenswood

Urban Decay Ravenswood Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "dusty rose with red undertone [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay 1993

Urban Decay 1993 Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "medium brown [with a Comfort Matte finish.]" It's a medium-dark brown with warmer, slightly orange-y undertones and a satiny sheen. Read full review.

A

09. MAC Origami Orange

MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "creamy orange." It's a slightly muted, medium rosy coral with fine, light pink pearl. Read full review.

A-

10. Chanel Rouge Desert (606)

Chanel Rouge Desert (606) Aqua Glossimer ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a slightly bright, medium pinky-red with subtle, warmer undertones and a jelly-like finish. Read full review.

Breakdown |
May 21, 2016 — May 27, 2016

86%

Average Score
A
24
B
36
C
9
D
1
F
1

Total Reviews (71) — Brands Reviewed (8)

MAC Give In, Breathing Fire, Invite Intrigue Lipsticks

MAC Give In Lipstick

MAC Give In Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy natural pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with warm, peachy tones and a creamy, natural finish. It had opaque coverage with a creamy, lightweight texture that had moderate slip–it is not matte at all, not even satin!–that did cause some of the color to gather in my lip lines while I wore it. The formula seemed to stay more emollient, though, so it was easier to smooth the color out of the lines by rubbing my lips together. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Hype Girl (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bouquet (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Please Me (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Girl Next Door (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Breathing Fire Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright, warm fuchsia [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It seemed to have the finest pearl that gave it a more reflective sheen. The texture was lightly creamy and didn’t drag on the lips, but it wasn’t slippery or particularly emollient applied. The color lasted for over six hours and was slightly drying after four hours of wear. Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Michiyo (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tarte Hey Sailor (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool, bright fuchsia [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium magenta purple with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a very lightly creamy consistency that didn’t skip or drag, but it clung to lips noticeably. This shade lasted for over six hours like a lot of the deeper shades have in this launch, but it was drying. Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Drive In (DC, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Tailored to Tease (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC Blue Nectar Collection is a new, limited edition lip-oriented collection featuring twelve lipsticks (including four repromotes) and six Plushglasses (not reviewing these; my lips react to something in the formula). It launches online on June 2nd and will be available in-stores on June 9th.

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MAC Lipstick Give In
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
MAC Lipstick Breathing Fire
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
91%
MAC Lipstick Invite Intrigue
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
90%

LORAC Pro Palette 3 Launches in June 2016 (Ulta Platinum Member Perk Today Only!)

LORAC Pro Palette 3
LORAC Pro Palette 3


Go PRO with LORAC PRO Palette 3! The third edition to Lorac’s original, best-selling PRO Palette, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 shimmer and 8 matte eyeshadows in all the soft and feminine shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. Lorac’s velvety-smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

ULTA has it available today only as a Platinum Perk.

Availability

Today only for Ulta Platinum members, June 12th online, June 26th in-stores

Ulta

The Details

Pro Palette 3 | $44.00

  • Mattes Blanc, Canvas, Cool Taupe, Pink Nude, Clay, Terracotta, Dark Brown, Jet Black
  • Shimmers Light Gold, Almond Pearl, Medallion, Light Pewter, Amethyst, Rose Bronze, Dark Mocha Truffle
  • Primer Mini Behind the Scenes

Thank you to /u/saragarbo on /r/makeupaddiction for the heads up!

Anastasia Baby Cakes, Buon Fresco, Violet, Denim Smokey, Night Sky Eyeshadows

Anastasia Buon Fresco Eyeshadow

Anastasia Baby Cakes Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, pale pink with cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was smooth and finely-milled, which made it blendable on the skin but didn’t look dry. On me, it started to fade after seven and a half hours. MAC Flounce (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (P) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Lucid (P) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Yogurt (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE)(80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Buon Fresco Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was somewhat powdery, though it still adhered and applied fairly well without emphasizing my lid’s texture. It was blendable and lasted for seven and a half hours. Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Contour) (P) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Rendezvous (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Flash (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tease (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Violet Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a very powdery texture that was prone to sheering out, so it wasn’t a shade that worked well on bare skin and would benefit from a lightly tacky or thicker primer. It had semi-opaque coverage that was somewhat buildable, but it tended to look uneven the more I tried to blend it out/apply. This shade lasted for seven hours before fading. MAC Indian Ink (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Orchid (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Mulberry (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Inglot #386 (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Denim Smokey Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with cooler undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had good color payoff, though the texture was dusty–the shimmer seemed to separate from the darker colored base to a small degree. It blended out well and lasted for eight hours. MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tory Burch Beauty Stone Cold (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Baby Cakes
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Buon Fresco
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Violet
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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