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Anastasia Belize, Brownie, Chiffon, Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Eyeshadows

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too thin or too dense. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. LORAC Sienna (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Topaz (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Selfie (DC, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Epic (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Undertone (802) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cactus Thorn (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Mellow (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Well, Hello (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Gif Me That (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Thought (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Vixen (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Les Poissons (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy #3 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Firecracker (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Foxy (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It appears a lot lighter swatched as the shimmer becomes more pronounced than it appears in the pan. The Titanium finish is a lot softer in the pan, as it is almost cream-like and has a much denser quality to it than most of the other finishes in the range. It was intensely pigmented, buttery, and blendable–and it lasted for over night hours like a champ. Stila Vivid Smoky Quartz (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Chalice (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I628 Reptile (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Metal Saffron (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Couture (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Elitist (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bitter Clove (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Spacetime (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Chiffon (P, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Huda Beauty Dubai (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was dense and buttery, still blendable with great adhesion to bare skin. It was still going strong after nine hours of wear. Estee Lauder Metal Saffron (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Chalice (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Chase (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Huda Beauty Dubai (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Golden Olive (P, $6.99) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Vivid Smoky Quartz (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Bitter Clove (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #6 (P, $33.00) is darker (80% similar). Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Smokin' (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (DC, $21.00) is warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. The texture was incredibly dense and smooth, and it applied with rich, opaque coverage and blended out easily. It wore well for nine hours on me. Viseart Cashmere #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). City Color All Eyes On Me (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Milani Come-Hither (PiP, $5.99) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Outline (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Silver Gunmetal (PiP, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Velvet (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #3 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Univers (655) (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Don't Get Me Wrong (DC, $10.00) is cooler (85% similar). Clarins Silver Plum (07) (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Topaz Flash (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Mind Tricks (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (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.

* Two eyeshadows in my order arrived broken (Brownie and Chiffon), and I can happily report that ABH said they would send replacements–they didn’t give me any fuss about it.

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Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow

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Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow

Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow
Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow

Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow
Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow

Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow
Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow

Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow
Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow

Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow
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Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Metal (inner lid), Chiffon (middle of lid), Brownie (outer lid), Chocolate Crumble (crease), Belize (above crease), Lace (brow bone)

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Metal (inner lid), Chiffon (middle of lid), Brownie (outer lid), Chocolate Crumble (crease), Belize (above crease), Lace (brow bone)

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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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I have been waiting for you review on these eyeshadows. I have only tried some of the palettes since the price is about right for me. Definitely, I would like to get 8 at time to same a little bit more 🙂

Some of the singles are nice! Some are so-so (like past ABH palettes). The Titanium finish seems to be the best/most consistent.

I really like Chocolate Crumble!I have not purchased any of the Anastasia eye shadows because it seems like their eyeshadow palettes haven’t rated that high and some of the colors just rate terribly.But these seemed like the turned out better than usual I might have to try some!!

Isn’t it funny that Chocolate Crumble actually didn’t crumble? LOL Out of the four shades, it’s my favorite.

These are beautiful but, sadly, not available in Canada. I might get my son to order them for me the next time he’s working in the US (but did those 2 arrive crumbled/damaged like that, Christine, via the mail or did you drop them?).

Ooops – Ignore my question about the breakage! I honestly didn’t see it the first time and I was even LOOKING for it. Sounds like great customer service from Anastasia too!

Arrived like that – I ordered 16 eyeshadows, and those two were broken. I’ve ordered 16 eyeshadows from ABH directly before (several months ago) and had no issues, so I think the formula may be softer or else it was just bad luck.

I didn’t realize that Brownie and Chiffon were so similar til I noticed how many of the dupes for each shade were the same. Then I looked at the swatches side by side and was amazed that despite looking so different in the pan, they really are very similar. Considering I have NINE dupes for Brownie (and so, several for Chiffon), maybe I don’t have to be quite so worked up about getting these (or having to wait 4 months til my kiddo is back in San Francisco).

I was surprised, too! I’m curious whether the difference will be more or less noticeable with the fully intact pans. The formula is really dense that I just pressed everything firmly into the pan, and while not by any means pretty, it hasn’t come apart either!

These look nice. I wonder why they don’t sell the singles in Sephora though. I don’t believe that the Macy’s by me has the single either.

I know! I find that annoying because there is nowhere to try this stuff first. It’s hard to buy makeup sight unseen. My Macy’s has like a beaten up display. It’s really gross. There’s no way I would use one of the testers!

How similar is brownie and chiffon to MAC sumptuous olive? And chocolate crumble to MAC mulch? I have those two eyeshadow already, is it worth getting these too because they are pretty? Thanks for the great review! 🙂

Sumptuous Olive is a lot greener, and Mulch is much more orange! You can pull up your own side-by-side comparisons any time – the tool is in the sidebar/underneath the post (desktop vs. mobile viewing) as well as in navigation!

It’s interesting the Brownie and Chiffon are almost dupes for each other… But all the colours are actually beautiful. A fantastic rating as well. The only thing is that many of these colours live in our UD, Too Faced and bareMineral stashes as well.

I heard from Norvina’s Youtube channel that Macy’s will be getting these online soon. I dont think they sell the refills in store though. She also said that they were coming to Ulta (and MAYBE Sephora) in the Spring! So exciting! The new shade Fudge is an awesome Ultra Matte shadow also.

I really like ABH shadows I’ve made 2 4-pan palettes. I like being able to pick my shades. She has a great range. She just released 2 highlighter pallettes called glow kits. I am so hoping you can find the time to review them. I’m sure your list is already long!

These seem to have fabulous pigmentation, longevity on the lid WITHOUT primer is super impressive, and they look buttery smooth , too! Considering that I am still super impressed with the Self-Made Palette by ABH, this is quickly becoming a more appealing brand for me, and hopefully they’ll keep it up!

I was actually pretty surprised at the longevity, because in the past, ABH eyeshadows tend to be shorter-wearing. And then sometimes these new, denser formulas are either longer-than-average or below-average (e.g. NARS’ version, Makeup Geek Foiled, etc.), so it was a pleasant surprise!

These look really gorgeous, Christine! I already have dupes for my two favorites (I628 Reptile for Brownie, Viseart Velvet for Chocolate Crumble), or I’d consider getting them, even though heaven knows I don’t really need more warm brown eyeshadows! I’m hoping that you’ll be reviewing more of the shades, if some of them look as rich and buttery as some of these do.

I purchased Belize and Chiffon and they are BEAUTIFUL swatched, but when I apply them with a brush to my lid, they seem to lose a bit of their sheen/sparkle/pizazz – any suggestions on how to keep them at their best when applying?

Wait, how did they get away with using the official Cruelty-Free logo and just to the left of the label they have “CONTAINS CARMINE AS A COLOR ADDITIVE”?

Is that required for Leaping Bunny? I don’t think I’ve seen that as a requirement, but if it’s a concern, you should reach out to Anastasia/Leaping Bunny.

See this from their FAQ:

Are all Leaping Bunny companies vegan (i.e., manufactured without animal by-products)?
The Leaping Bunny list does not provide information about the composition of ingredients. Because ingredient information is available—and required by law— we know that conscientious consumers can read labels to discover whether products are vegan or not. For this reason, Leaping Bunny chooses to focus its resources on validating information that is not readily available to consumers, such as animal testing claims. Many Leaping Bunny companies are committed to manufacturing natural and vegan products; however, the Leaping Bunny Program can only certify the animal testing component of this process.

I’m almost angry that Chocolate Crumble isn’t one of the ones that arrived broken, because what a missed opportunity for a pun.

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