Anastasia Stone, Blanc, Fawn, Smoke Eyeshadows

Anastasia Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow

Anastasia Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.59 oz.) just launched at Sephora and Ulta, and you can purchase four for $40, which will get you a refillable 4-pan quad (Sephora’s system will only let you purchase a discounted set of four once per order). I’ve only ordered my eyeshadow singles from Anastasia directly, and I have ordered eight at a time and have received 8-pan cardboard palettes to put them in. However, the quad from Sephora is all plastic with a clear lid–it looks a lot like MAC’s newer quad packaging.

Anastasia Stone Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.59 oz.) is a light-medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had really good pigmentation with a soft, silky, and smooth texture that applied well and blended out with ease. On me, it started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Laura Mercier Cappuccino (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Smoke Signals (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Frisk (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Taupe (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Cover (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Mud Mask (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Cashmere Bunny (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Blanc Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.59 oz.) is a pale, white-beige with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightly powdery texture that does tend to fall out when applied, which is less-than-ideal as the lighter color can make everything grayer if it falls on top so definitely tap of excess and press against the skin rather than sweeping. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Too Faced Amour (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Ever Ivory (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Cream (P) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #1 (P) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Fawn Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.59 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably. Stila Warm Honey (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mumu (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Nude #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cork (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Chessboard (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Burlap (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Smoke Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.59 oz.) is a dark, taupe brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a firmer, slightly stiff texture that could have been easier to work with as it could get a little patchy when blended. It wore for eight hours on me before fading. Lancome Couture (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Chocolate (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cool Complement (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (P, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bewitchin' (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Wild Horses (LE, $16.00)(90% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Vox (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Espresso (P) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Sytry (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Stone
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Blanc
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Fawn
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
Anastasia Eyeshadow Smoke
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%

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Anastasia Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.59 oz.) just launched at Sephora and Ulta, and you can purchase four for $40, which will get you a refillable 4-pan quad (Sephora’s system will only let you purchase a discounted set of four once per order). I’ve only ordered my eyeshadow singles from Anastasia directly, and I have ordered eight at a time and have received 8-pan cardboard palettes to put them in. However, the quad from Sephora is all plastic with a clear lid–it looks a lot like MAC’s newer quad packaging.

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Anastasia Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow Burnt Orange Matte
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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Make Up For Ever Diamond Artist Shadows (Part 1)

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Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D118 Platinum
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x9 Palette

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MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Tinashe
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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MAC Overdressed Pigment
MAC Charlotte Olympia Pigment Overdressed
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%

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YSL Indie Jaspe Couture Palette