Anastasia Teal Shimmer, Dragonfly, Fresh Green, Opaline, Blue Star Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Teal Shimmer Eyeshadow
Anastasia Teal Shimmer Eyeshadow

Anastasia Teal Shimmer Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium blue with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dry consistency that was a little loose in the pan and hard to apply to the skin. I had trouble blending it out and keeping it even, as it had a tendency to stick more to certain places. It lasted for six hours on me. Dior Electrify #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX8 (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Denim Genes (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Dragonfly Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, blackened blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a dry, dusty texture that was hard to blend out evenly. The color lasted for seven hours before fading. NARS Big Sur (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Underworld II (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Smoke Signal (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Ulta Teal (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Electrify #5 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #18 (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V) (PiP, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm #17 (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #12 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Coven (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Pied de Poule #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Gucci Beauty Malachite (Right) (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Fresh Green Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light-medium grass green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a powdery consistency that was prone to sheering out. I was only able to get six hours of wear out of this shade. Kat Von D Cult (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Vinyl (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Fuji (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Floridazzle (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Lime (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Aveda Papyrus (P, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Opaline Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation paired with a soft, blendable texture that was just a little powdery to work with. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Dior Magnify #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced That's My Jam (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Saturn (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente #4 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is darker, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). MAC Highly Charged (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Shookington (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Kauai II (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Toxic (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Lilas Mitzah (176) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Hex Remedy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Hysteric (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sketch (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler, lower quality (85% similar). Sydney Grace Midnight Amethyst (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Wishful Thinking (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Argentina (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Star Blue Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark bluish-purple with a satin shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a dusty consistency that gave it a much more faded look than it appeared in the pan. This shade faded noticeably after six hours of wear. MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #2 (PiP, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Atlantique #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Oscura (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Blk-ish (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #4 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Burberry Midnight Blue (DC, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). theBalm #5 (P, $6.50) is darker (80% similar). NARS Underworld II (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Denim (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Illegal Cargo (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). 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 Fresh Green Eyeshadow
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Anastasia Opaline Eyeshadow
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About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Oh no, as usual the blues and purples are the trouble makers 🙁 but surprised the green bombed. Someday, they will find a way to get colors to perform just as well as neutrals….

Hmmm.. Sometimes swatches through me for a loop.. On dragonfly: is that your skin peeking through giving a bit of a purply taupey background to the colour, or is the shadow nuanced as such?

With one exception: Opaline, these look really weak. Powdery to the point that it’s quite noticeable in the swatches, they appear really thin in consistency too. The one upside, I suppose, is that at least they got the purple right!

This is a real heartbreaker. Dragonfly, Star Blue, and Fresh Green are colors that would look so beautiful on me. At least I’m glad I waited for your review, Christine, and didn’t just order them! I could probably wear Opaline, but it looks like it leans a bit too red/pink to be really flattering on me.

Oh no… A total pass for me. The shades are real pretty but what is this about the dusty and less pigmented part. If I remember correctly, Guerlain used to have very good eyeshadow formula few years back.

Not many brands can successfully pull off blue eye shadow well, and Anastasia is no exception. This is disappointing because the colours are lovely.
Beautiful eye looks you have created Christine.

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