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). Stila Garnet (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Indiscretion (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Dusty Rose (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Heaven Knows (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is darker (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). Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Get Surreal (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop The Most (2019) (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Redeemer (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Subdue (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Canele (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Gale (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Love Power (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Love (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shots (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #14 (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Kaja Mystical (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Mystery (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Mahalo (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% 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). Sydney Grace Your Best (PiP, $6.25) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Drama (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Nuts N Dates (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Mesh (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Not for Sale (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Alibi (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Pointe Noire (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Sing (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Digital (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Stila Hypnotic (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Inattendue #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (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). 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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Wednesday Avatar

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.

Kam Avatar

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!

Nancy T Avatar

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.

Nicole Avatar

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. 🙂

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