Anastasia Icy & Crystal Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches

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Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment
Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment

Icy

Anastasia Icy Loose PigmentAnastasia Icy Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a pale white with neutral-to-warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had a slightly larger particle shimmer to it, so it appeared more metallic, shinier, and seemed to have a touch of sparkle, too. This one seemed a little more pigmented, too, in a single “pass” of product, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand if you’re after sheerer application.

The texture was finely-milled, blendable, and sat well on my skin; despite the high-shine finish, it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had semi-opaque (but buildable) pigmentation applied dry and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on my eyes and eight and a half hours as a cheek highlighter.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.21 oz. - $104.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "finely milled" consistency that gives a "pearlescent metallic finish" that can be used on "eyes, face and body." It is intended to have buildable coverage from a "soft wash of color" to "intense color payoff." They are buildable, and as they're a loose product, pigmentation varies noticeably based on how much product is applied and with what brush; but it is as versatile as marketed--I was able to apply a sheer dusting as a highlighter on my cheekbones or pack it on as an opaque eyeshadow. I was able to get to opaque coverage with a dry brush, though a wet brush will stretch the product out a bit more and minimize the light fallout (when working with it as an eye product).

The powder was finely-milled, blendable, and easy to work with overall. The greater challenge was actually getting product out of the compact jar; there's a cool flip-top interior lid that prevents product from coming out of the six-hole sifter but there's no place to dump it except inside the lid (which then drops excess on top of the flip-top lid!), which is deep and narrow, or on a separate palette/plate. I dropped at least one while photographing/swatching/testing, so not having half a jar of pigment all over my house was a nice plus. I tried to remove the sifter/lid but wasn't able to feel it loosen and wasn't successful (I usually do this so I can photograph the actual powder)

The formula lasted seven to eight hours as an eyeshadow (no primer or base) and eight to nine hours as a cheek color (over bare skin).

Browse all of our Anastasia Loose Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

ALUMINA, MICA, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, LAUROYL LYSINE, NYLON-12, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment
Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment

Crystal

Anastasia Crystal Loose PigmentAnastasia Crystal Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a pale beige with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it had medium, buildable pigmentation, whereas application with a dampened brush yielded opaque coverage in one layer–it was designed to be a more buildable formula, though.

As it is a loose powder, coverage does depend on how much product is picked up; it’s harder to get a consistent amount of product for one “layer.” The powder was finely-milled, blendable, and easy to work with on cheeks and on eyes. It wore well for eight hours as an eyeshadow and eight and a half hours as a cheek highlighter.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.21 oz. - $104.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "finely milled" consistency that gives a "pearlescent metallic finish" that can be used on "eyes, face and body." It is intended to have buildable coverage from a "soft wash of color" to "intense color payoff." They are buildable, and as they're a loose product, pigmentation varies noticeably based on how much product is applied and with what brush; but it is as versatile as marketed--I was able to apply a sheer dusting as a highlighter on my cheekbones or pack it on as an opaque eyeshadow. I was able to get to opaque coverage with a dry brush, though a wet brush will stretch the product out a bit more and minimize the light fallout (when working with it as an eye product).

The powder was finely-milled, blendable, and easy to work with overall. The greater challenge was actually getting product out of the compact jar; there's a cool flip-top interior lid that prevents product from coming out of the six-hole sifter but there's no place to dump it except inside the lid (which then drops excess on top of the flip-top lid!), which is deep and narrow, or on a separate palette/plate. I dropped at least one while photographing/swatching/testing, so not having half a jar of pigment all over my house was a nice plus. I tried to remove the sifter/lid but wasn't able to feel it loosen and wasn't successful (I usually do this so I can photograph the actual powder)

The formula lasted seven to eight hours as an eyeshadow (no primer or base) and eight to nine hours as a cheek color (over bare skin).

Browse all of our Anastasia Loose Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ALUMINA, MICA, NYLON-12, LAUROYL LYSINE, SILICA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I really like both of these and in particular, Icy. I have Pearl and generally prefer a cooler tones shade but this one being fairly opaque and lighter might also increase the lifting effect and since it doesn’t emphasize texture it sounds like a winner. Thank you for the review, Christine.

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