Anastasia Surface of the Sun, Wine, Truffle Glitter, Chocolate Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well and wore for eight hours. Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (DC, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop Party Favors (P, $4.50)(95% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Neon Orange #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Trophy (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop Side2Side (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Rays (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop The Leo (P, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia D5 (Norvina Vol. 3) (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Glam Gold (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Firefly (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Bellini (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Chauffeur (P, $4.50) is darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leopard Sun #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, orange-copper with warm, reddish udnertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft. It wasn’t as dense as some of the other shades I’ve reviewed recently, but it applied well to the lid and blended out easily. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Gold (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glamorous (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Starfire (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Copper Shimmer (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Uninhibited (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Seine (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunrise (14) (LE, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Belle-Ile (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Peanut Brittle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Burnt Sienna (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Good as Gold (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a dirty gold sparkle and metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a really smooth, dense, and lightly creamy consistency that applied well to bare skin and blended out well. The only issue I had was that the sparkle does separate a bit from the base as I blended and diffused the edges, though I had only minor fall out after eight hours of wear. NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Spacetime (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Chalice (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop So Quiche (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Dubai (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Gold (DC, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Campfire (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Smokin' (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Chase (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium) Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a really dense, almost cream-like consistency that applied beautifully on the skin with rich, opaque, and even coverage. The color lasted for eight hours on me. ColourPop Mooning (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Hiver #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Secrets (DC, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Merci (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Driftwood (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #5 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #422 (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Stare (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Ember (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #6 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Bottomless Java (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Spoiled (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% 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 Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow
Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow
Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow
Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow
Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow

Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow
Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow
Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow
Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow
Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow
Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow
Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow
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Eyeshadow
Anastasia
$12.00/0.06 oz.

86%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I’ll have some wine, truffle and chocolate please! Gorgeous shades! Pretty much everything you’ve been showing in your last few posts is rrrreally my cup of tea! 🙂

Great review! Glad to see good grades as I’ve been in love with the new shades! Truffle is a lover! A handful I did not get because obvious dupes. You reviewer my favorites already! Always a pretty look! These have become my favorite powder eyeshadows. (ABH esp Titaniums)

I swatched some of these in store, and Truffle Glitter blew me away with how stunning it looked, really hard to capture the beautiful sparkles on camera. And Chocolate was so pigmented, dense, and creamy. Both were on my wish list, but after this review, will be on my buy list. I don’t know if you have them, but Rosette was also very good, and Pink Champagne was stunning. In the fall, I will be building a decadent Anastasia quad with some dark chocolates, burgundy roses, and champagne pink shimmers 🙂

Gosh, these are REALLY nice eyeshadows!!! Thankfully, I have many (too many?) of the listed dupes, which is nice to know. But the ABH eyeshadows are seriously blowing me away!

PS: Love this eyeshadow look combo, smoky brown and gold with a pop of blue is awesome-sauce!?

Love these colors. They would work well with my blue eyes. Love your application too.
I do have similar colors so probably won’t buy. Has Anastasia made shadows for long? I think of brows when I think of this brand.

These are just beautiful eye shadows and I love Truffle Glitter the best. Great ratings too.
A really gorgeous eye look you have done Christine, especially with that pop of blue eye liner.

These look so nice. I think I’m going to have to get some Anastasia eye shadows. Truffle Glitter is just so cool and doesn’t look like anything I have.

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