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). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Atlantis (PiP, ) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Jade Reflection (35) (DC, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Atlantis (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (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). KVD Beauty Static Age (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). KVD Beauty Moonshine (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (LE, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (DC, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Blue Beat #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Shellshock (DC, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. ColourPop Rhinestone (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Genie (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Patchwork (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Princess Sparkle (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Radio (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Downtown (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Storm Cloud (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Warrior (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Denim #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Hijack (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery (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). Buxom Twilight Tryst (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Moskova #1 (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Metallic Denim #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Babylon (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Coloured Raine Forbidden (DC, $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, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Black Tie (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Ground (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Burnt Anise (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Charcoal (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors X-Ray (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Black Myrrh (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Makeup by Mario Master Metallics #12 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Black (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Raven (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 16 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Black Night #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Grommet (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Black Bow #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Full Metal Black (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Give Me Glow Pencil Me In (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). ColourPop Babykins (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Just Stay (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Land of Delights (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Velvet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Capital of Light #5 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Brazenly (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bordeaux (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Pat McGrath Blue Blood (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). ColourPop Wine Down (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Underhand (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (DC, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Blind Date (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Static (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Auric Disrupt (Cream) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% 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
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Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow
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Katherine T. Avatar

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 🙂

Fran Avatar

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!

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

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.

Mikaela Avatar

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 🙂

Megan Avatar

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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