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Anastasia Artist Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Artist Palette ($30.00 for 0.30 oz.) is described as a set of “12 highly-pigmented eyeshadows” in “summertime’s bright colors.” There are two really disappointing shades in this–the navy blue and cobalt blue–that look like an absolute disaster on the skin without a white base underneath. In general, I have found Anastasia’s eyeshadow formula to perform poorly without a primer or white base underneath it for the more vibrant shades and anything that isn’t a metallic or frost finish. The more shimmery shades have better adhesion to bare skin, and they tend to be less powdery, so they don’t sheer away to nothingness when applied. Some of the shimmery shades can be soft enough that they get crumbly and appear almost dry or apply unevenly without a primer. I always want to like Anastasia’s palettes, but I’m often let down, and unfortunately, that was the case here. Without primer, it’s a lot like throwing spaghetti at the wall and hoping something sticks… evenly.

Dusty Rose is described as a “matte mauve.” It’s a medium-dark, muted plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but it was fairly powdery, even though it was blendable. It applied better than I thought it would as it didn’t sheer away to nothing and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. This shade was previously released. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Aubergine is described as a “velvet eggplant.” It’s a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and lighter purple shimmer for a more pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a softer, thinner texture that had a more velvety, silky feeling to it and seemed to be a shade that applied with more nuance if you used your fingertips than a brush, as it tended to look less shimmery when applied with a brush. I had some issues with it “sticking” and not wanting to diffuse along the edge. It faded after seven and a half hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Anaconda is described as a “shimmery green.” It’s a medium-dark forest green with warm, golden frosted shimmer. It had nice color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well to bare skin and didn’t need primer to function. It wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches> / compare dupes side-by-side.

Punch Fuchsia is described as a “velvet bright purple.” It’s a lightly brightened, pinky-purple with a violet sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation, though the texture was a smidgen dry, so it didn’t seem to stay as intense on the lid. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Buttery is described as a “velvet soft yellow.” It’s a soft, pale yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a very silky, almost cream-like feeling in the pan, which applied with good color payoff on bare skin and didn’t look chalky. It is a little powdery, though. It stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Blue Velvet is described as a “velvet navy.” It’s a muted, deepened navy blue with cool undertones and a sprinkling of lighter blue shimmer. The shimmer doesn’t translate much on the lid, and this is one of the worst shades in the palette. It is dry, powdery, sheer, thin, and difficult to blend and apply to the lid. It stuck in random places, and I tried packing it on six or seven times and none of it would stick beyond what initially landed. It had faded by five and a half hours of wear. It absolutely needs a white base to have a chance of performing half-decently. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Coal is described as a “matte black.” It’s a dark black with a mostly matte finish and neutral undertones. It had good pigmentation with a slight powderiness, but it wasn’t too bad. It needs a primer to help it blend, as it tended to adhere but become very stiff to diffuse/blend out along the edges. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Unicorn is described as a “shimmery periwinkle.” It’s a cobalt blue with a hint of purple with a smattering of silver shimmer over a matte finish. It is sheer, dry, powdery, short-wearing, and generally a real pain to use. It doesn’t build-up, because it doesn’t stick to bare skin but rather dusts away with a gentle breeze (or brush!). It seemed to last about five and a half hours, but there was so little in the first place, it’s not surprising. This is the type of color and finish that seems difficult for brands (in general) to do well. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Phresh is described as a “matte bright yellow.” It’s a brightened, light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff, but it did sheer out and wasn’t easily blended on bare skin. Again–I’m sounding like a broken record–this palette really doesn’t work without a primer of some sort, due to the thinner, drier nature of the eyeshadow formula. It lasted for seven hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Baby I’m a Star is described as a “sparkling brown.” It’s a dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a thin, stiffer texture that was harder to blend out on the skin. It had decent to good pigmentation, and it applied better when I was using it in practice than it did on my arm. I wish it was easier to use. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Orange You Fancy is described as a “shimmery orange.” It’s a brightened orange with warm undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish. The texture is incredibly soft, but it is also drier and crumbly, so there is a ton of excess product that gets picked up and dislodged from the pan. Though it is pigmented, the drier texture seemed to apply unevenly to my eyelid, so it didn’t appear as pigmented on. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Beigely is described as a “shimmery beige.” It’s a golden pewter with warm undertones and a more metallic finish. It had good color payoff, while the texture was smooth but a little stiffer in the pan. It’s not stiff per se, but it wasn’t as soft as the other shades in the palette. It ended up being easier to work with on the lid, as it applied more evenly. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anastasia Artist Palette

Anastasia Dusty Rose Eyeshadow
Anastasia Dusty Rose Eyeshadow

Anastasia Dusty Rose Eyeshadow
Anastasia Dusty Rose Eyeshadow

Anastasia Aubergine Eyeshadow
Anastasia Aubergine Eyeshadow

Anastasia Aubergine Eyeshadow
Anastasia Aubergine Eyeshadow

Anastasia Anaconda Eyeshadow
Anastasia Anaconda Eyeshadow

Anastasia Anaconda Eyeshadow
Anastasia Anaconda Eyeshadow

Anastasia Punch Fuchsia Eyeshadow
Anastasia Punch Fuchsia Eyeshadow

Anastasia Punch Fuchsia Eyeshadow
Anastasia Punch Fuchsia Eyeshadow

Anastasia Buttery Eyeshadow
Anastasia Buttery Eyeshadow

Anastasia Buttery Eyeshadow
Anastasia Buttery Eyeshadow

Anastasia Blue Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Blue Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Coal Eyeshadow
Anastasia Coal Eyeshadow

Anastasia Coal Eyeshadow
Anastasia Coal Eyeshadow

Anastasia Unicorn Eyeshadow
Anastasia Unicorn Eyeshadow

Anastasia Unicorn Eyeshadow
Anastasia Unicorn Eyeshadow

Anastasia Phresh Eyeshadow
Anastasia Phresh Eyeshadow

Anastasia Phresh Eyeshadow
Anastasia Phresh Eyeshadow

Anastasia Baby I'm a Star Eyeshadow
Anastasia Baby I’m a Star Eyeshadow

Anastasia Baby I'm a Star Eyeshadow
Anastasia Baby I’m a Star Eyeshadow

Anastasia Orange You Fancy Eyeshadow
Anastasia Orange You Fancy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Orange You Fancy Eyeshadow
Anastasia Orange You Fancy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Beigely Eyeshadow
Anastasia Beigely Eyeshadow

Anastasia Beigely Eyeshadow
Anastasia Beigely Eyeshadow

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anaconda (inner lid), Beigely (middle of lid), Unicorn (outer lid), Blue Velvet (crease),
Buttery (brow bone), Sephora Suede Shoes Eyeliner (NO PRIMER!)

Anastasia Artist Palette
Anaconda (inner lid), Beigely (middle of lid), Unicorn (outer lid), Blue Velvet (crease),
Buttery (brow bone), Sephora Suede Shoes Eyeliner (NO PRIMER!)

Anastasia Artist Palette
Orange You Fancy (inner lid), Punch Fuchsia (middle of lid), Baby I’m a Star (outer lid),
Aubergine (crease), Dusty Rose (above crease), Buttery (brow bone), Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner (NO PRIMER!)

Anastasia Artist Palette
Orange You Fancy (inner lid), Punch Fuchsia (middle of lid), Baby I’m a Star (outer lid),
Aubergine (crease), Dusty Rose (above crease), Buttery (brow bone), Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner (NO PRIMER!)

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette $45.00/0.28 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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“…it’s a lot like throwing spaghetti at the wall and hoping something sticks… evenly.” I lol’ed so hard at this!! But, yeah, I have the Maya Mia palette because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about… not much to fuss about really. It’s just… ok, I guess. I think I’ll pass on this one.

Sounds like the quality varies from one palette to the next? I know you gave the Tamanna palette an A-. That is the only one I have but I love it! Great pigmentation and smoothness. Think I will pass on this one! I do like how Anastasia palettes are affordable compared to other brands and you get a good selection of colors.

Lmao! I thought that was hilarious too. The first eye look seems to be a good example of that. I usually find a way to avoid the ABH hype but I was tempted by this palett . Now I’m not too sure. I really liked that navy shade :/

You ever have a mouth full of ice tea and read something that cracks you up so much that you LOL uncontrollably and…..yup!!! That was probably one of the best I’ve read in a while!

Thank you for doing this review. I have always found your reviews to be so accurate and I was very tempted to buy this palette but I think I’ll pass.

I’m waiting on Ulta to ship this to me (I live 30 mins from the warehouse, WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG?) and I was sort of worried on how it would perform. I never use anything without primer or a white sticky base so hopefully it’ll last longer and apply better on me. We shall see.

I like the packaging, though. It reminds me of a Santigold album cover πŸ™‚

If you use a white base, you’ll probably be okay, though there might be some blending issues for some shades so it make take some patience. It felt like I had my hands tied behind my back trying to make this work (and ultimately, not making it look – it was embarrassing how poorly it looked!).

Keep us posted!

It first has to be processed, then packaged, then taken to/picked up by the delivery service, then taken (probably miles away in the opposite direction, LOL!) to a processing center, thennto a sorting facility, and *finally* assigned to a postal carrier/delivery driver! Unfortunately, they can’t just hand it over to a warehouse employee to drop off on his/her way home. Oh, and before the above process can even begin, payment has to clear, which can take days, and weekends/holidays slow down the process even more.

I really like the colors on this palette for inspiration for looks, but I am disappointed at how it performed. It seems like anastasia’s eyeshadows never live up to the hype.

I agree. So many YouTubers push Anastasia’s products like they are the bees knees! I was tempted to buy some single shadows, but I think I will just continue buying some MUFE artist shadows.

Coal VS. MAC Carbon – Carbon wins! Thats bad!

Oh, no! The colors I like best rate ‘F’s! I know good blues can be difficult to do, but these don’t seem like they’d perform very well even with primer (which my hooded, oily lids require anyway).

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! In fact, I just got rid of all my other ABH palettes (except Catwalk which wasn’t quite as “meh” as Amrezy, Maya Mia, or Tamanna). But I got suckered in by all the pretty purples and ordered the Artist palette. Oh well, I always wear primer, so maybe it won’t be a total waste of $30 — or maybe it’ll be going back!

Price is pretty good for the # of shadows you get, too bad about the 2 blues. My main problem with this, is that the colors are described as “summertime’s bright colors” but only 2 of them are (yellow and orange) and the rest look like fall/winter shades to me

Ugh. This is waiting in my mailbox for me as I type. Most of the swatches look great, I hope I have better luck with this palette.

At least the shades that got the ‘F’ ratings are shades I wouldn’t likely use much. This just popped up on Sephora and of course I bit because of the Anaconda shade. It’s beautiful. I didn’t see your review until after I bought it. πŸ™

Frankly, this palette SUCKS! I am amazed you were able to make such beautiful looks with it. The colors I tried to apply (no primer so I could see how it performed on my eyes)… including Anaconda barely left ANY color on my eyes. I gave up after a couple moments.

Back it goes, and I will get the new MUFE Brights palette instead. I know that will be quality!

Unless I’m asleep at the switch I always wear primer so that wouldn’t stop me from getting this palette. I really adore anaconda and aubergine but I can’t buy the palette for two shades. I really have to learn how to better combine shades the way you’re done in your eye looks. I don’t know why I’m so clueless at it. Your looks are so beautiful and wearable.

I ordered this. I’ve never used ABH shadows before. I always wear primer, but it’s helpful to know I may need to use a white base. At least it’s not a total disaster, and Ulta takes returns if I end up hating it.

Yeah, I highly, highly recommend a white base with this one for the more matte/satin shades for both pigmentation/adhesion/blending!

Thanks for the tips. They’ll save me some frustration. I don’t mind using a primer and/or base, since my oily eyelids need them anyway. If the colors are too powdery or patchy beyond that, it’s going back.

Next time I will wait for ur review I was so excited as well about this eye shadow palette & now I haven’t received it yet. But when I do it will be ship right back. Thanks Christine we can always count on u for honest reviews.

Thanks for the review! I just dont agree with the color selection, for me it doesnt scream summer. Ok we have yellow and orange, but the green, burgundy, navy are fall and winter colors. If its suposed to be a summer pallette they could have done a better job.
Kisses from Brazil

Yikes! I’ve already ordered this palette from Sephora. It shipped out yesterday. I always use MAC paint pot as a primer on my lids before I apply eyeshadow. I hope I am able to have better luck with them. I own the Tamanna Pallete, and I haven’t had problems with it (Although I know these arent the best/most amazing shadows) they are okay. I hope i like it!

A Paint Pot should help somewhat! πŸ™‚ I think Tamanna was the best-performer for me from the Anastasia palettes I’ve tried. If you have Maya Mia, the aqua-ish shade is better than some of the real misses in this palette, but it was a noteworthy shade for me in how annoying it was to use.

I’m really glad you reviewed this because I was intrigued but I think I’ll pass on this, it doesn’t preform nearly as well as I’d hope!

Hmm. Aside from the poor performance, I don’t think there’s a single shade in that palette that I don’t already own in a different brand.

Thanks so much for your reviews. The colors look so pretty in the palette, especially the blue and purple, that I probably would have bought it. The purple looks so flat on your eyelid and clearly wouldn’t blend.

I always put shadow on with a wet brush and then use shadow on a dry brush to blend. I find it gives much better color payoff and lasts longer. But it sounds like these shadows just refuse to blend.

I think you can use the more shimmery shades wet, but I’m not sure about the satins/mattes – they seem like they would harden but I’m not sure.

I ordered this one. After reading this and the comments and your responses, I am thinking it may go back. I don’t mind a primer and /or white base. But, the blending issue, I do mind. I was actually anticipating the primer/base issue. I have 2 other Anastasia palettes and I find with all her bright and light colors, it’s just a must to use a light base if you want it to show like the pan and a primer is necessary for all the shades. I don’t have any blending problems with the Tamanna or Mya Mia palette though. I ordered it form Ulta. Since it’s LE and I kicked myself for not getting Amrezy, I’m going to try this one out. If it is a total pain, I’ll exercise my right as a consumer and return it. I’m glad Ulta has really great customer service. Thanks for the heads up on the worst shades. I know not to crack it open on a special day! lol.

I tend to agree — the lighter/brighter shades, especially if they’re more matte, are often the shades I have the most trouble with. Tamanna was one of the better palettes if I’m remembering correctly (for me, at least).

Yes,for me too. Tamanna was way better than Maya Mia. But. Tamanna is pretty much full of deeper,rich shades. It would be great for a company to master the spectrum of of tones in one palette!

Eeep, pass. What a shame, the idea was so promising!

As an aside, I wonder what it is about those lilac colors like Unicorn that makes them so tricky. I mentioned in the earlier post about this product that I’ve tried MAC Idol Eyes and Sugar Pill Paper Doll and they were both poorly pigmented and wimpy like this one. Like, they adhere very poorly to the skin and don’t have a buttery feel like most good eyeshadows. I wonder if it is something to do with the pigments they use? The product closest to that color I’ve tried that performed well is UD ACDC, but the finish is completely different–it’s veryvery frosty–and the color itself is much more grayed out than a real lilac color.

Idol Eyes is a Lustre, so that doesn’t surprise me at all (they’re supposed to be sheer and glittery, but they don’t adhere at all either).

I definitely think that the shimmery shades (like ACDC that you mentioned) help as they seem to have better/more binders to hold everything together.

I will definitely PASS on this palette. Especially after seeing a vlogers review and eyeshadow look. The colors are pretty but when applied they look too chalky, muddy with tons of fallout. While blending her crease the color on the eyelids disappeared. It was a mess
I would like if you could review the new LORAC alter ego summer palette Heartbreaker and Summer Girl. I know last years summer palette were disappointing,but I hear the stepped up their game with this ones.

No huge surprise here but I LOOOOOVE Anaconda. I also really like Unicorn (in the pan) but I see it earned a very sad rating. Beigely has a lot of appeal too but I’ve so many colours like that already. I would simply never wear the bright yellow or the bright pink (and I think I’ve got 3 or shades like it in palettes…they never get used, except as blushes or mixed with clear lipgloss) so this palette – assuming it’s even available anywhere near me – is a “leave it”.

Thank goodness Anaconda had a bunch of dupes! We’re on the same wavelength, though, because Anaconda and Beigely were the shades I liked the most!

I purchased this palette from the Anastasia web site. Again, I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, but I also own the Maya Mia and Tamanna palette and I enjoy both of those. So perhaps, if I use primer, this will work for me. I can only hope.

I didn’t like Maya Mia, but it was better than this on the whole. I will say that Blue Velvet/Unicorn performed even worse than Aqua from Maya Mia (which was one of that palette’s worst shades for me). I think if you can make Aqua work, then you might be able to make the ones in this palette work for you, too! πŸ™‚

Keep me posted!

Maybe this will really go back… I can dupe Anaconda and Beigely (and those were my favorites) and likely have many in my stash to do so. I just jumped because the colors were SO pretty in the pan.

Whoah, this palette is awful! Especially evident in that first eye look, the second one is not too bad, but I attribute any success to your skill level as a makeup artist, NOT to this hot-mess of a palette. Good thing that I have some great dupes for the shades I love! As for ones I liked but don’t have dupes for yet, there is the ever useful and appreciated ‘Dupe List’ here.

Yay – a palette full of colours. At last! Love the Anaconda shade, but what has happened to Blue Velvet – it looks very muddy and swatched horribly. Even before I saw the rating I could tell it was really bad. Oh dear – the blues are often the ones that the makeup brands cannot get right. But the other colours are gorgeous and you have done some lovely eye looks Christine.

I don’t understand, if you know they would perform better with primer, and most if not all of us would use it with primer anyway, why not just wear one with the look and show their potential?

Hi Lego,

I rate products based on how brands market/describe them, e.g. if a brand says their eyeshadow is highly pigmented, then that’s what they should be–no tricks, no helpers, no aids. There are a lot of excellent eyeshadows on the market that are described just as Anastasia describes their formula that actually work well, so it doesn’t make sense to me to help the brand sell an inferior product by helping it with a primer. All it does is artificially inflate how good their product is, as it is more a comment and review on the strength of the primer than the eyeshadow on top of it, IMO.

For what it’s worth, Christine, I like your review process and standards! You have such high standards, and you should. We are, after all, paying premium prices for most of the products you review so they SHOULD perform excellently by themselves.

Thank you, Sarah! It is true; if you’re willing to use a white or colored base and extra patience, there are plenty of so-so products at $1-5 (the ones that give drugstore a bad name, because there ARE good performers to be found) so you can spend less at least!

I’ve been hesitant to try ABH shadows since I had a bad reaction to a few palettes a while back (they were the “anti-aging” quints, and they were sooo buttery, but made my eyes itch/burn like crazy), but it seems I’m not missing much… This palette looks surprisingly wearable, though; with the exception of the orange & yellow, I’d wear all the rest. Fortunately, I can pretty much dupe everything else!

I think it had something to do with the “anti-aging complex” in it. I have skin & eyes that very rarely react to *anything*, so I was very surprised. These were the only cosmetics I’ve ever returned, and I was sooo bummed because the shades were so unique & beautiful, and although powder, almost felt like creams!

I don’t know why I’ve never been head over heels over everything ABH releases like so many others seem to be. The only palette I picked up was the Amreezy one. It wasn’t bad at all but I don’t reach for it like I do the MUFE shadows. I like dipbrow…but I actually have decent brows so I don’t really feel the need to full on fill them out so it’s a product I barely use lol. And her powder contour kits…they are ok but I look at the “contour” colors as bronzers and not true contour powders. Maybe I’m in the minority as far as not being impressed with the brand.

I’m with you, Kesha! I’m not sold on ABH. That is also the problem when you get so much hype/buzz – it raises expectations a lot, too.

Your swatches always look so great, even when the review is awful! Except if the product is just really, REALLY bad… I swear you’d convince me to buy an iceberg LOL. But I see the issues in the eye looks.

I actually said “yuck” in my head when I saw Blue Velvet and Unicorn. most of the others are quite nice, especially Orange you Fancy. I feel like ABH is a very overhyped brand.. never tried any of their products myself so I shouldn’t be saying that, but the brand has got SO much hype, you’d expect all the shadows to be flawless and perfect. Am I the only one? πŸ˜›

– My comment got eaten up a bit so here is the other part of the sentence: – I actually want to see for myself but the fact that you say it’s powdery reminds me of the Vice 3 Palette I bought and that I was not impressed with. Same thing, I find the eyeshadows to be dry and highly under-pigmented (If that’s even a thing?). A real let down. x

I can’t say I don’t use ABH products but they’re so hyped up just I don’t get it. I get it more with their brow products but this just doesn’t seem worth all the hype for me. It’s a real shame about Unicorn cause it could be a great color in theory but the formula looks so bad. Ahhhhwell…

Ouch. I ordered this palette, it comes in tomorrow, I guess I got way too caught up in the hype! Really should’ve done my research

I’m so thankful for these reviews. Baby I’m a star adheres to the eyelid so badly and is so difficult to blend that I almost returned this palette based on that alone. Anaconda is a very flattering green and i really like Beigely. I wouldn’t keep this palette if it wasn’t for those two shades. Spaghetti to a wall…hahaha. I agree.

How are you rating these products? Are you rating them on how they perform on you and your own opinions on them? I see you gave lower ratings than some MUG shadows? I bought some MUG shadows (I’m peachless, latte, and peach smoothie) and the feel of them def feel like drugstore quality so everything I read online was a big downer in that aspect. The colors are nice and the color of i am peachless is to die for but I hate the feeling of drugstore so it must be something inside the ingredients? I hate UD shadows although they have some beautiful shades but I just don’t agree with their formula as well. I finally gave in to a abh artist palette and I love it more than anything I have used so far and am looking into abh singles now. I was planning on trying MUFE to compare next. I also swatched too faced choc palette and I am going to have to give in to them as well. None of their products have let me down so far except 1 of the bronzers. I think makeup is a very opinionated and personal preference per individual because when I shop for myself at the store and test things (i.e. samples/swatches) to my liking I am not disappointed but when I try things that I research online especially from other gurus or bloggers, it is a big let down since I buy alot of things online =/
I don’t mean to rain on your parade or be a debbie downer to anyone else LOL but I just have to disagree with your ratings and the quality. I think these abh shadows are way better than MUG. I love MUG colors and their pigments and want to like it so bad but I am all for quality and you can def feel a diff putting certain shadows on your eyes if you know what I mean.

I rate based on what the brand says they’re supposed to do, and then what they actually do. My experience with Anastasia is pretty much the exact opposite – I am usually let down. It doesn’t matter to me if you enjoy it – I’m just happy you like yours! Some Makeup Geek eyeshadows are great, some aren’t.

What do you think about latte and peach smoothie? Do you know what i mean when I say you can feel it on your eyes compared to other high end brands? It almost feels similar to sugar pill and I wonder if it is from the same lab? I want to try more but afraid I will be wasting money if I do =(
I am def wanting to try MUFE or viseart next but on the fence about the two….Thanks for responding btw, awesome.

also, do you feel that these might perform differently according to our skin type? I find UD way too slippery for me and I do have hooded eyes and find that UD and MUG crease like a mofo. It also depends on the eye primer I use as well but each formula I feel perform diff for diff people. My friend always wore UD and it looked outstanding on her so it made me delve into the hype, even collecting 4 palettes which was a waste. Also some colors online look gorgeous when others swatch but sadly once you receive them and they don’t mesh with your skin tone it is quite sad =P

Makeup is always your mileage may vary, because your skin and my skin are different, not just in terms of oily vs. dry but shape, lines, how much/often you blink, whether you have watery eyes or not. e.g. UDPP Original creases on me, but Sin/Eden don’t!

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