Anastasia Surface of the Sun, Wine, Truffle Glitter, Chocolate Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well and wore for eight hours. bareMinerals Surreal (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #1 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (P) is darker (85% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, orange-copper with warm, reddish udnertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft. It wasn’t as dense as some of the other shades I’ve reviewed recently, but it applied well to the lid and blended out easily. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Copper Shimmer (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glamorous (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). City Color Cheers to Life (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #27 (P) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Cindi (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Peanut Brittle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Bronx (P) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It was intensely pigmented with a really smooth, dense, and lightly creamy consistency that applied well to bare skin and blended out well. The only issue I had was that the sparkle does separate a bit from the base as I blended and diffused the edges, though I had only minor fall out after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Lithium (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop So Quiche (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Chase (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Gold (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium) Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a really dense, almost cream-like consistency that applied beautifully on the skin with rich, opaque, and even coverage. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Merci (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Friendly (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #421 (P, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). LORAC Unafraid (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Anastasia Eyeshadow ($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 palette for $40 ($10 per eyeshadow), or purchase eight and get an 8-well palette for $70 ($8.75 per eyeshadow). The palettes are thick cardboard palettes with tabs on the side for easy removal/rearranging. There are several different finishes, and the performance can be better or worse depending on the finish, though it also ranges from shade to shade. 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 have not tried the sparkle, satin, or velvet finishes as extensively as the other finishes, personally.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Surface of the Sun
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Wine
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Truffle Glitter
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
93%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Chocolate (Titanium)
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%

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Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow
Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow

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