Anastasia Ash Brown, Pose, Rose, Victorian, Penny Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Ash Brown Eyeshadow
Anastasia Ash Brown Eyeshadow

Anastasia Ash Brown Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, dark taupe-brown with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a powdery, drier consistency that made it prone to sheering out. It was harder to apply to bare skin (definitely recommend a primer!) and lasted for seven hours on its own. Viseart Petit Pro #4 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Rott (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Oak (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Victory (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Woodie (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Cedar (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bad Habit Resurrection (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Boie (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deep Brown (PiP, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Tabac (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rebel Pebble (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Felt (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Depth (PiP, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Style (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Secret Service (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Pose Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dusty. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Dior Blazing Gold #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (PiP, ) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Garnet (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Thessalonique (Right) (DC, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rose Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a denser, lightly creamy consistency that blended out easily and still retained its intensity on the lid. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Bellatrix (103M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Elegance (LE, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Crรจme Brรปlรฉe (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Siros (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). KKW Beauty West (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Reflect (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Marina (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Silk Road II (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (DC, $25.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Antique Copper (359) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Hammamet II (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Victorian Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pewter with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry, dusty consistency that tended to kick up excess product. It sheered out slightly applied to the skin, but it didn’t lose too much of its coloring–it would benefit from a primer. The color faded noticeably after seven hours of wear. Colour Pop Bashful (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Pear (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Grind (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil et Lune #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Rock Me (PiP, ) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Steel (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Sephora Smokey Quartz (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Dime Piece (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Moon Me (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Modern Glamour #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). MAC Full Orbit #3 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Penny Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, golden copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that was blendable but a little messy to use. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Heat (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Gold Rush (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #13 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Laura's Memory (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Caramel (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Pineapple (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Ambient (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Whippersnapper (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Isolde I (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Bronze (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hooked on Vinyl #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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.

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Anastasia Ash Brown Eyeshadow
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Anastasia Pose Eyeshadow
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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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I like Victorian and Rose best, but am impressed with Penny’s swatch. My favourite eye look you’ve done is the middle purple-toned one, but the other two are nicely subtle.

IDK, I’m not seeing much here that would justify the $29 price for a single shadow. The other matte swatches didn’t look that great either, hoping the more unique colors will perform well

Oh sorry! I was getting these mixed up with the Natasha Denona shadows. Too many neutrals, they all start looking alike after a while LOL

Really loving Pose, Rose and Penny! But then again, of course I would, I literally have quite a few dupes for these 3 shades. Lorac Unzipped will be getting a workout soon. But right atm, I’m having too much fun using UD Spectrum! Except yesterday, and possibly today too.

Of course victorian (one of the shades I have been eyeing) is one that gets a lower grade.. and all dupes are limited edition ๐Ÿ˜€ Just my luck.

I really like Rose, Posse, and Victorian. I have a shade like Victorian that from the old Gemma Kidd line from Target. I should resurrect it.

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