Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/14

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Prism Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Prism Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Prism Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Prism Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Prism Palette | Look Details

Anastasia Prism Palette | Look Details

Prism

Anastasia Prism Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for oz.) is sort of a mixed bag in terms of quality, though I think whether that is functionally true will depend on how you prefer to apply your eyeshadows. I had trouble with a few of the shimmery shades when it came to applying them with a dry brush (even over primer); a dampened brush or fingertip worked best for getting better coverage, more even application, and a more intense finish. If you’re someone who tends to use their shimmery eyeshadows wet already, then there’s no extra effort to worry about, but if you’re not, then really consider whether that’s something that you’d add to your routine.

The mattes were nice overall, though Obsidian was a total miss for me (to the point where I’m not sure why it was significantly different in texture compared to the others, and even for the brand, it was an exceptionally firm, poor performing matte eyeshadow) and Sphere was dusty enough to be hard to build up or use as a lid color without a creamier base underneath it.

I liked how the palette’s colors worked together and felt that there was a good mix of finishes, though I tend to prefer the inclusion of a few satin/pearl finishes to help blend mattes into metallics but did not find that to be a real issue with the textures between all the shades in this palette.

Prism
Prism
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Lucid Eyeshadow

Anastasia Lucid Eyeshadow

Lucid

Lucid is a bright, white gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was dense, slightly loose with a bit of chunkiness, and was prone to sheering out on the lid when I used it with a dry brush. Like a lot of the shimmery shades in the palette, if I used it with a dampened brush or patted it onto my lid with my fingertip, it was easy to use, but it was messier and sheerer when used with a dry brush. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours and had some fallout over time.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

01/02

Anastasia Eden Eyeshadow

Anastasia Eden Eyeshadow

Eden

Eden is a muted, medium orange with warm undetones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The consistency was soft, slightly dusty in the pan, but it applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Eden
Eden
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Unity Eyeshadow

Anastasia Unity Eyeshadow

Unity

Unity is a light-medium yellow with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, slightly dusty texture that was very blendable but had a bit of fallout if I wasn’t very careful to tap off excess. It wore for just over eight hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Unity
Unity
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Sphinx Eyeshadow

Anastasia Sphinx Eyeshadow

Sphinx

Sphinx is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, moderately dense but not dry. It applied fairly well with a dry brush, though I imagine most would prefer the intensity with a dampened brush. It had more of a pearly finish with a dry brush, which I thought worked in some circumstances for something less shimmery but not matte within the palette’s scheme. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Sphinx
Sphinx

01/02

Anastasia Osiris Eyeshadow

Anastasia Osiris Eyeshadow

Osiris

Osiris is a deep purple with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly finish paired with flecks of plum sparkle. It had opaque pigmentation with a moderately dense, almost cream-like texture that was blendable and easy to apply to the lid (with a dry brush!). The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) MICA, CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDE (CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) *CONTAINS CARMINE AS A COLOR ADDITIVE

Osiris
Osiris

01/02

Anastasia Sphere Eyeshadow

Anastasia Sphere Eyeshadow

Sphere

Sphere is a bright, yellow-leaning chartreuse with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was hard to build up without a solid base underneath it. The consistency was finely-milled but moderately powdery in the pan, and this was a shade that seemed to work better as a transition/blending shade rather than an all-over-the-lid kind of color as a result. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Sphere
Sphere
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Obsidian Eyeshadow

Anastasia Obsidian Eyeshadow

Obsidian

Obsidian is a medium black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was firm and stiff, which resulted in semi-sheer coverage that wasn’t as easy to diffuse or blend along the edges, as it did not apply evenly so there was a lot of blending that needed to be done to just get it to be decent. If you’re someone who only uses the tiniest amount of black to darken other shades, then those downsides might not be deal-breakers. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

01/02

Anastasia Dimension Eyeshadow

Anastasia Dimension Eyeshadow

Dimension

Dimension is a medium-dark, dirty purple with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler, silvery purple shimmer and slightly larger sparkle. It had a slightly drier consistency that made it more challenging to apply with a dry brush–it came together better on the lid with a dampened brush or fingertip. It had semi-opaque on its own and lasted for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Dimension
Dimension
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Parallel Eyeshadow

Anastasia Parallel Eyeshadow

Parallel

Parallel is a dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan, which made it easy to work with. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

Ingredients

TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

01/02

Anastasia Pyramid Eyeshadow

Anastasia Pyramid Eyeshadow

Pyramid

Pyramid is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was drier and a bit loosely packed in the pan, which resulted in a chunkier texture that did not play well with dry brushes, as they applied the color unevenly. With a dampened brush or applied with my fingertip, the color was lovely and easy to work with. On me, it wore well for eight hours and had a bit of fallout.

Ingredients

TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM TITANIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) MICA, IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Pyramid
Pyramid
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Throne Eyeshadow

Anastasia Throne Eyeshadow

Throne

Throne is a blackened teal with a green leaning paired with a pearly sheen. It had opaque color coverage with a moderately dense, slightly cream-like texture. It wasn’t dry like some of the other shimmers (possibly as it did not have any larger shimmer particles), so it was a bit easier to work with. I did feel like the greenish-teal coloring came out better with a dampened brush or over primer, whereas applied with a dry brush over bare skin seemed to emphasize the black base. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours.

Throne
Throne
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Saturn Eyeshadow

Anastasia Saturn Eyeshadow

Saturn

Saturn is a slightly muted, medium-dark rusty orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was soft, smooth, and velvety. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. It wore well for nine hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Saturn
Saturn
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Eternal Eyeshadow

Anastasia Eternal Eyeshadow

Eternal

Eternal is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage, but the metallic finish did not translate as well without a dampened brush or applying it to the lid with fingertips. The texture was dense, slightly dry but not as dry as some of the shimmer hades in the palette. The color lasted for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) MICA, IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Eternal
Eternal
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Anastasia Lure Eyeshadow

Anastasia Lure Eyeshadow

Lure

Lure is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, and it was definitely buildable to full coverage by patting a bit more on top. The consistency was soft, slightly dusty in the pan, but it blended out easily and did not fade until after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Lure
Lure
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total