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Anastasia Icy, Mermaid, Midnight, Rosette Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow
Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an icy, bluish silver with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a really dense consistency–it felt a little cream-like, but it was firm enough that getting pigmentation out of it was harder. The color was buildable to opaque coverage in two to three layers. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Wet 'n' Wild Water (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Tin (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Atlantis (PiP, ) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Static Age (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Atlantis (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #4 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Sephora Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a blackened teal with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had so-so color payoff–not nearly as intense as it appeared in the pan–with a blendable consistency that ran a little dry. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours. Colour Pop Princess Sparkle (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Patchwork (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Rhinestone (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Genie (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Storm Cloud (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Hijack (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Radio (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Warrior (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Downtown (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Galaxy (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Emerald Dusk (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Give In Take III (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Babylon (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #18 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Twilight Tryst (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Impulse (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Forbidden (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an intense, deep black with silver sparkle. The texture was really dense and cream-like, which gave the sparkle something to bind with, so there was a lot less fall out over time and more of the sparkle was noticeable on the lid from the get-go. This shade started to crease after eight hours of wear. Pat McGrath Black Metal (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Ground (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Black Tie (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors X-Ray (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Charcoal (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Burnt Anise (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Black (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Black Myrrh (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Grommet (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Full Metal Black (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Molten Midnight (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Moonlight #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Onyx (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a cream-like, buttery texture that blended beautifully and adhered well to bare skin. The color wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. MAC Frock Talk (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Heritage Rouge (PiP, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Babykins (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Brazenly (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Capital of Light #5 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Just Stay (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Velvet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Land of Delights (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bordeaux (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hidden Motive (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Underhand (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Blind Date (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (80% similar). Stila Sangria (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% 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.

P.S. — That’s all she wrote! I’ve reviewed all the Anastasia eyeshadows that I have.

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Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow
Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow
Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow
Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow
Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow
Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow

Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow
Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow

Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow
Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow

Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow
Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow

Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow
Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow

Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow
Anastasia Mermaid Eyeshadow

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow
Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow
Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow
Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow
Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow
Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
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Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow

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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 swatched Rosette in store, and immediately put it on my buy list, the color and formula were excellent. Love your eye look! The ABH quad I’m making has similar colors, browns , plums, and pinks 🙂

Midnight is going on my wishlist — I like that it’s cooler than MUFE ME104 Black Diamond. Icy and Mermaid are mild disappointments; I’ll just stick with my favorite, ME202 Iceberg Blue, and dark blues that lean more violet than teal. Thanks for the reviews!

Rosette is absolutely stunning and very rich looking! It went on my list of future ABH eyeshadows to put into a custom palette in future.
And another fabulous eye look you did here! I love the way these plummy tones go with the lid shade of golden bronze.?

Love these colors, all of them. I wish you could do a video with you applying eyeshadow. I love the subtlety of the way you blend your shadows and would love to see you actually apply it.

It’s nice to see these ABH shadows getting fairly strong reviews from you lately! I’ve been wanting to add them to my collection, and I’m really impressed by how many of them score! Thanks as always for your thorough reviews 🙂

Hi! I know this is an older post, but I just saw this Rosette eye look and I want to try and recreate it exactly. Would you mind describing the placement of all the colors? Thanks!!

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