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Best Anastasia Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Well, So Far)

Best of Anastasia

Eyeshadow Palettes

Anastasia Eyeshadow Palettes have been some of the more, seemingly “must-have” products that have released in the last several years, and most of them have been limited edition, but here’s a look at how they’ve rated over the years.  The palettes still available for purchase are Modern Renaissance (permanent), Soft Glam (permanent), Norvina (limited edition, as far as I’m aware), and Sultry (limited edition).

The only palette I’ve returned to regularly has been Modern Renaissance, though I feel like I might go back to the Mario palette more often if I was a regular consumer (instead of a blogger).  The shades in the Mario palette are some of the brand’s best (ever), and I’ve always found it a disappointment that they never re-released some of the shades into the permanent range (even if they had to adjust the names).  I’ll be curious if the Sultry palette calls my name at all in the future!  In general, when I go back to Anastasia eyeshadows, I reach for my singles (which I enjoy quite a bit).

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Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick Set

01/03

Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set

Holiday 2018

Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipstick 3-Piece Set ($25.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features the brand’s signature liquid lipstick but with a metallic finish. Per the brand, they are supposed to have the “full-pigment” of their standard formula, but I found that Blizzard was rather sheer, while Phantom had better coverage it wasn’t quite opaque. The brand’s full-sized liquid lipstick retails for $20.00 and contains 0.11 oz., which gives the set a value of $43.64.

Also In This Review

D+

Blizzard

Limited Edition
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B+

Phantom

Limited Edition
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A-

Mai Tai

Limited Edition
Read Review

Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss Set

01/03

Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set
Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set

Holiday 2018

Anastasia Holiday 2018 Mini Lip Gloss 4-Piece Set ($25.00 for 0.28 oz.) contains four, limited edition (and new) shades that are supposed to have the brand’s “full-sparkle formula,” which is really just code for shimmery, sparkly gloss with less coverage from color and more shimmer-related coverage. All four shades were moderately sparkly, and as they wore down, I could feel the texture of the sparkles come through, so if that’s a deal-breaker, keep that in mind. I actually enjoyed the glosses, but as someone who likes to layer shimmery glosses over more opaque lip color. The brand’s full-sized lip gloss retails for $16.00 and contains 0.16 oz., which gives the set a value of $28.00. The set will be online at retailers on October 9th and in stores on October 12th.

I wonder if there was an oversight in the text on the packaging, as these are marketed online to have a “mirror-like glossy finish with a sparkle effect” (and stripping the description of them as opaque/full coverage) and the brand’s swatches reflect a sheerer base formula, but the back of the box actually states “opaque, high-shine, vanilla-scented lip color.” (One shade is described as having a “clear base”! Two have “opalecsent” bases, which seem to refer to the milky quality of them, I guess…) I normally defer to the point of purchase for descriptions, so I will defer to what’s listed online but wanted to point out the discrepancy.

Also In This Review

B

Diamond

Limited Edition
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B

Citrine

Limited Edition
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B

Pearl

Limited Edition
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B+

Pink Tourmaline

Limited Edition
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Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

01/18

Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Sultry

Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for the holiday season that contains 14 shades across matte and metallic finishes. The performance was fairly consistent across the palette with no real duds; the most troublesome shade was Dystopian and more because it had a tendency to go gray and wasn’t a blendable as other mattes in the palette. Most of the shimmers were soft, lightly creamy but not so dense that they needed to be used with a dampened brush to look shiny. The palette will be online at retailers on October 9th and in stores on October 12th.

Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette / Holiday Lip Gloss & Liquid Lipstick Sets Swatches

01/16

Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Palette | Look Details
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia’s holiday collection includes a new eyeshadow palette, two lip sets, and eight loose glitters (and a glitter adhesive sold separately). My palette did arrive with one shade broken, which the brand has already processed a replacement for, but it’ll be another week or so before it arrives. I’ll update images of the palette and Pearl when I do receive, though. The collection is available through the brand now, but it will be available online at other retailers on October 9th and in stores on October 12th. Here are swatches!

Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter

01/05

Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter
Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter

Rose Gold

Anastasia Rose Gold Liquid Glow Highlighter ($25.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a rich, reddish-copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, spreadable, and gel-like texture that was easy to apply to bare skin and diffuse with fingertips or brushes. Over complexion products, it blended out best with a brush, which didn’t lift up my base, but fingertips seemed to be more prone to slight lifting (and normally, fingertips are my preferred tool for liquid highlighters). It had a stronger, more metallic sheen that didn’t smooth out my skin texture but did not accentuate it either (right on the line–if you have more texture, you may find it emphasizing!). It wore well for eight hour son me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.68 oz. - $36.76 Per Ounce

It’s supposed to be a “weightless liquid highlighter” that will give “an intense glow” that can be worn “separately on face and body.” The formula was smooth, fluid, and not too thin that it felt overly watery or spread unevenly. I tested it over bare skin for wear, and it did the best there, as it was easier to spread the product out evenly. It dried down fully (no wetness/stickiness) and lasted for a solid seven hours on me before breaking down. The disappointment came when I tried to layer it on top of liquid foundation, as it lifted and moved my foundation quite a bit (I tried it over Tarte Rainforest of the Sea and Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, as well as over lightly set foundation). I also tried mixing it into my liquid foundation for an all-over dewiness, and it definitely added some dewiness.

watched the brand demo this product after initially applying and getting a very subtle effect, as I had used fingertips for my initial application and they demoed using brushes. I tried using a similar-shaped brush and still saw subtle glow, and I very much tried to mimic the amount that the brand explained was necessary (a little dab!). When I tried to layer and build up the coverage/intensity on bare skin, it was totally doable, but over foundation, it was impossible as it just smeared around, looked clumpy, and lifted my foundation off wherever I applied it (and in the brand’s videos, it seemed like the models were wearing foundation). The best application was with a slightly dampened sponge applicator (like a beautyblender) and a soft touch, as it seemed to move the product around the least.

Update (July 2018): The brand launched three additional shades--Patina, Penny, and Rose Gold--and they are significantly different in coverage and application; they are much more pigmented with moderate to high-shine/metallic finishes and are infinitely easier to apply foundation (and still worked well over bare skin). I found that they applied better with brushes as there was still slight patchiness/lifting when I used my fingertips to apply over a base.

Browse all of our Anastasia Liquid Glow Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

WATER/AQUA/EAU, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, DIMETHICONE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, VP/VA COPOLYMER, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, BEHENETH-30, ALANINE, ASPARTIC ACID, CARBOMER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, DEXTRIN, FRUCTOSE, GLUCOSE, GLUTAMIC ACID, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, ISOHEXADECANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSORBATE 80, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM STEARATE, SUCROSE, UREA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): MICA, IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)