Anastasia Plum Smoke, Macaroon, Not Today Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow
Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow

Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy taupe with mauve tones and a subtle, bronze sheen. It’s a rather complicated color, because I can see the “plum” in a sense yet wouldn’t think to describe it in the plum family. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that ran a little powdery. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours. Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Make a Mauve (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Garnet (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Indiscretion (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Dusty Rose (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Heaven Knows (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Sea Urchin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is light-medium, pinky lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a dense, buttery texture that went on smoothly and blended out nicely. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #11 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is warmer (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics North Star (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). theBalm Safe Bet Annette (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Get Surreal (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Canele (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Subdue (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #14 (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Love Power (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Redeemer (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mahalo (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Utopia (96) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Double Date (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Orchid (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is medium-dark plum with warm, brown undertones and silver sparkle over a pearly sheen. The consistency is denser and more cream-like, which helps a lot of the sparkles to bind with the color and not just rest on the surface. This resulted in a lot less fall out during application and wear, though there were a few stray sparkles by the end of the day that had fallen underneath the eye. It had great pigmentation, blended out well, and wore without creasing for eight hours. Dior Fever (794) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Midnight Shine (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Nuts N Dates (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Not for Sale (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Mesh (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Pointe Noire (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Drama (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Hypnotic (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Givenchy Inattendue #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Diapason (92) (DC, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Ruby #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Pop (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Sing (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Sydney Grace The Commons (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (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.

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Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow
Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow

Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow
Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow

Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow
Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow

Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow
Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow

Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow
Anastasia Plum Smoke Eyeshadow

Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow

Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow
Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow

Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow
Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow

Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow
Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow

Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow
Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow

Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow
Anastasia Not Today Eyeshadow

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Macaroon (inner lid), Henna (middle of lid), Fudge (outer lid), Party Dress (crease), Lace (brow bone),
Marc Jacobs Sunset Eyeliner

Anastasia Belize Eyeshadow
Macaroon (inner lid), Henna (middle of lid), Fudge (outer lid), Party Dress (crease), Lace (brow bone),
Marc Jacobs Sunset Eyeliner

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)

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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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Oh my gosh macaroon is so gorgeous, I might need to save up for an end of school term reward for myself and get a 4 or 8 palette! Every batch of these you review have at least one that’s just killed me.

I really like the looks of plum smoke and I do not have MUFE pink granite yet. It’s been on my wishlist with about a dozen other mufe shadows for weeks. This one looks a little more shimmery, but super lovely too.

Hi Christine: Sorry to trouble you post facto: I can’t find these shadows. Have they not been released yet? I’ve checked Sephora, Nordstrom, and Beautylish which are three places where I can order and get good directly shipped to Canada. I cannot buy from Ulta. Thanks for your help.

I think they’re only on Anastasia’s website presently. I never know what is or isn’t going to go to other retailers from ABH – I know Macy’s carries some of the single shadows, but it is definitely an edited selection. Sephora just added like five of the liquid lipsticks this AM, but virtually has no other ABH color products!

Drooling over the second eye look you put together with Emerald and Not Today! These ABH posts have me itching to break my resolutions about buying makeup. 😉

I enjoy them with Opaline, Utopia, Aubergine, and Touch of Lilac! Sometimes I tone it down with Chiffon and Chocolate Crumble, or add a pop of Peacock! I love these! So pretty for winter!

I guess it’s no secret that I seriously love all 3 of these shades! These types of shades light up my eyes, so yep, 3 more on my “wishlist”. Will most likely be putting an ABH eyeshadow palette down the road.
But for right now, literally TODAY, it will either be a trip to SFS MAC for Deeply Daring pressed pigment and a Blackberry e/s Pro Pan single, or a CP haul of Puppy Love, Telepathy, Weenie, Porter(?), “3” and Truth. First have to go get my Remicade infusion, so hopefully I’ll have enough energy to go over to MAC later on.

I have no idea how you get so many shades on your eyelid to do the second eye look! Both looks are stunning!
I love this set of shades. I wish I would have discovered these before I was drowning in shadows! Would that of stopped me from buying endless palettes? I doubt it. ..One day i’m going to start adding these to my Z palettes of mufe. Right now, I’m doing Spring 2016. 🙂

These are seriously gorgeous! Colors with this much red in them are not usually very flattering on me as eyeshadow, for some reason I have not figured out yet, but I’m really tempted by these.

These colours lean towards the pinks and plums and are very fashionable at the moment. But alas, not for me.
Your eye looks are lovely Christine and these colours are beautiful on you.

ABH is really on a roll! WOW! Even more shadows have now been added to my wish list. (I think we’re going to need a bigger boat… LOL)

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