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Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

01/08

Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Quad | Look Details
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Quad | Look Details
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Quad | Look Details
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad

Sunset

Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow Quad ($32.00 for oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that features a soft brown, silvery blue, bronze, and mid-tone taupe. It is exclusive to Anastasia’s website, and the shade Birkin is part of the permanent range (though the version in the palette is significantly better!). It’s a very workable quad, especially for those who typically use primer, which will help improve longevity and mitigate some of the dryness in the formula for a couple of shades.


01/02

Anastasia Birkin Eyeshadow
Anastasia Birkin Eyeshadow
Anastasia Birkin Eyeshadow
Anastasia Birkin Eyeshadow
Anastasia Birkin Eyeshadow
Anastasia Birkin Eyeshadow

Birkin

Birkin is a light-medium brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that applied evenly and blended out nicely on my skin. There was slight fallout when I initially applied it due to the powderiness. This shade is part of the permanent range, but the payoff and texture were significantly improved in the version in the quad compared to my single. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.06 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

Anastasia Eyeshadow is supposed to be a “finely-milled, highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadow. 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.

Browse all of our Anastasia Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, GLYCERIN, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, ZINC MYRISTATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): MICA, YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

01/03

Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow
Anastasia Blue Flash Eyeshadow

Blue Flash

Blue Flash is a silvery blue with cool undertones and flecks of blue-to-violet sparkle over a frosted finish. The consistency was drier and had noticeable excess that kicked up in the pan when I worked with it, and as a result, there was also some fallout. It had good color coverage but had to really packed and pressed onto my lid to maintain that intensity or else it would sheer out. I highly recommend using this with a dampened brush–just water is sufficient–to improve the adhesion, payoff, and overall application of this shade. I did not get much shift with it, swatched or applied to my lid, even when I contorted myself to try and see it. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably on me.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.06 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

Anastasia Eyeshadow is supposed to be a “finely-milled, highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadow. 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.

Browse all of our Anastasia Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, TIN OXIDE, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): MICA, CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

01/02

Anastasia Streak Eyeshadow
Anastasia Streak Eyeshadow
Anastasia Streak Eyeshadow
Anastasia Streak Eyeshadow
Anastasia Streak Eyeshadow
Anastasia Streak Eyeshadow

Streak

Streak is a medium, rosy bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was denser without being thick or too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly to my lid and blended out with little effort. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.06 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

Anastasia Eyeshadow is supposed to be a “finely-milled, highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadow. 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.

Browse all of our Anastasia Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, TIN OXIDE, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): MICA, CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

01/02

Anastasia Horizon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Horizon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Horizon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Horizon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Horizon Eyeshadow
Anastasia Horizon Eyeshadow

Horizon

Horizon is a medium-dark taupe-brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and barely-there lavender micro-shimmer over a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that applied evenly to my skin and diffused well along the edges without losing its intensity too readily. The texture was thinner, slightly drier, but it built up well and was easy to work with overall. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before it started to fade on me.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.06 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

Anastasia Eyeshadow is supposed to be a “finely-milled, highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadow. 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.

Browse all of our Anastasia Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TIN OXIDE, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): MICA, CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Quad $32.00
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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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Really am loving this combo of colors together! I think I’ll see if MAC Joy To along with some shades I have that seem similar to the other 3 can get me there. Here’s hoping!

Nice color combo. And great look! I wore a similar shimmery blued-grey shadow today with less success (it was fine, just didn’t put much effort into it). I wish I had seen your eye look before I did mine.

Actually, now that I look again, my eye look was almost exactly a Blue Flash-like and Birkin-like color together. I think I was missing the magic of a Horizon-like color to tie it all up. (I have a dupe, I just didn’t think to use it.)

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