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. bareMinerals Surreal (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Party Favors (LE, $5.00)(95% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Glam Gold (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Firefly (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (P, ) is 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). LORAC Bellini (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Nude #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Starshine (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Chauffeur (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). 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). Makeup Geek Glamorous (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Starfire (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Nude #5 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Copper Shimmer (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). City Color Cheers to Life (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Toasted Nut (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Seine (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Burnt Sienna (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Belle-Ile (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Illusion (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunrise (14) (LE, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (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 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (P, $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). Huda Beauty Dubai (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Smokin' (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop So Quiche (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Gold (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (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. Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Merci (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Coloured Raine Secrets (P, $6.99) is darker (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). Bobbi Brown Driftwood (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #6 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Spoiled (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Going Nuts (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Ember (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Stare (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Bottomless Java (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (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 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
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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

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