Anastasia Lace, Metal, Emerald, Peacock, Prussian Blue Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Eyeshadow

Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, yellowed beige with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thinner, drier consistency–this one was firm in the pan, which made it harder to use. It blends out nicely, but it tends to go on sheer. It lasted for seven hours on me. Too Faced Banana Cream Pie (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Tiki (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Laetus (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Lady Killer (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Her Mistress (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Alabaster (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Natural (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Honoree (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Solace (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Brule (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Creamed Honey (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light gold with a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good color payoff paired with a soft, blendable texture that was dense and buttery to work with, so it held a lot of the sparkle with the base. I had minor fall out over a nine-hour period, but the eyeshadow didn’t fade or crease during that time. Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Moonbeam (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Electrum Lamé (905) (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Platinum (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (DC, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Chrome for the Holidays (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sleigh (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Trust Issues (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Gold #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Shalimar (Bottom) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona True Gold (20M) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation that blended out well and wore for eight hours, but the texture was a smidgen dry to work with. Fyrinnae Boot Season (P, $6.75) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Night Porter (DC, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Humid (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Peacock (DC, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Lemmy (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Craft (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 (DC, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Fauna (PiP, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Morphe Diva (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Evergreen (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, forest green with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It was nicely pigmented with a smooth, cream-like consistency that was dense but blendable on the skin. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing slightly. Huda Beauty Emerald #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NARS Indio (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Morphe Diva (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX11 (LE, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Filth and Fury (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Ciate Twisted (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp (DC, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Momentum (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC When in Rio (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Lagoon (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace Timber (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Griffith Green (126) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark blue with a frosted finish. It is a “warmer” blue, and when paired with its muted quality, made it more unusual. It had great color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that applied well to the skin and was easy to use. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Tarte Artist (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Under Pressure (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #24 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop 14 (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME230 Peacock Blue (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Bad Habit Karma (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #3 (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Stormy Seas (113) (LE, $13.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Stormer (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Aqueous (261M) (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Sapphire (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Pat McGrath Blitz Blue (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Take Me Higher (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (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.

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Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow
Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow

Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow
Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow

Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow
Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow

Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow
Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow

Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow
Anastasia Lace Eyeshadow

Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow
Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow

Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow
Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow

Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow
Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow

Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow
Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow

Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow
Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow

Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow
Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow

Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow
Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow

Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow
Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow

Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow
Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow

Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow
Anastasia Emerald Eyeshadow

Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow
Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow

Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow
Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow

Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow
Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow

Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow
Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow

Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow
Anastasia Peacock Eyeshadow

Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow
Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow

Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow
Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow

Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow
Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow

Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow
Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow

Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow
Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Metal (inner lid), Emerald (middle of lid), Peacock (outer lid), Not Today (crease), Party Dress (above crease),
Henna (lower lash line), Not Today (lower lash line)

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Metal (inner lid), Emerald (middle of lid), Peacock (outer lid), Not Today (crease), Party Dress (above crease),
Lace (brow bone), Henna (lower lash line), Not Today (lower lash line)

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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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 was just about to say that. The greens are gorgeous, and the blue is so pretty even I want it, and I’m really not into blue.

That’s great to know. I was wondering how these would work together. I have z-palettes with mufe. I really don’t want to separate them. I probably would just blend them in by shade.Thanks for answering. I know you get bombarded. 🙂

OMG, I went to Anastasia’s website, and there’s like 100 shades!! I had absolutely no idea there were so many, and there are 2 local Macy’s that have displays, will definitely go there to check them out. I’m very impressed from what I’ve seen so far. And a 4- pan custom palette will be $40, a lot cheaper than an MUFE Artist palette, which is only 3 pans for $44 with Sephora discount

I am really beginning to love Anastasia’s permanent eyeshadow range! These are overall, very good quality and at a decent price, too.

Oooh, and that green, purple and vivid copper look you put together is fantabulous! I’ve done purple & green together before, but that copper gives it extra oomph!

How much do I love your reviews? So so so much! I am really looking into these and your reviews and swatches and dupes — OMG — thank you for all that you do and for this site! It’s unbelievable the information on here!!!!

These colours are absolutely gorgeous and I love all of them, except for Lace. Your eye looks are just beautiful too. I do think Peacock and Emerald are very similar colours, but I just love the Peacock colour a bit more. As I own the UD Spectrum palette – many of these sorts of colours are found there. Generally a great rating and fabulous colours.

Nice! I’m very tempted by Metal, Emerald, Peacock, and Prussian Blue — I only have dupes for the blue, but they don’t seem exactly the same to me (of course, lol!)

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