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.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
A collection of single, fine-milled powder eye shadows in individual pans. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles to create a professional-style four- or eight-pan custom, refillable palette.
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Based on 12 Reviews, 94 Quick Reviews
The Good: Blendable (69), Smooth (65), Easy To Apply (61), Long-wearing (47), Buttery (33), Crease-resistant (27), Great Value (24), Travel-friendly (18), Creamy (13)
The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (49), Buildable (42), Sheer (8)
The Bad: Powdery (28), Fall Out (9), Chalky (8), Hard To Apply (6), Hard To Blend (6), Fades (6), Too Little Product (1)
12 Written Reviews
By Jenn 2 years ago.
I thought this was a shimmer, but it's actually a matte with microsparkle. But as Temptalia notes the sparkle does not show once applied. If only I'd checked here before buying this one! It's a dud in my opinion, although, the color is pretty if you just want a matte.
By Lindsey 2 years ago.
This has quickly become one of my absolute favorite eyeshadows ... ever. I still cannot believe how awful it swatched and performed during your review. It hurts my heart a little. Anyway, mine was purchased in late 2017 from Abh's website and I want to believe they changed it for the better somehow between your review and when I purchased mine.
By Mel 2 years ago.
I purchased this color as a dupe for Urban Decay's Naked 2 in the Basics Palette, since I found the UD shadow creased and faded throughout the day. Stone is a better fit for me, and it makes a subtle, but effective crease color for my usual day eye look. With primer it lasted 8-9 hours on my eyelids which are both oily and hooded. After that time, it faded slightly and had a small amount of creasing, although less than I experienced with other shadows. This has become a staple color for my palette.
By Mariella 2 years ago.
I was finally able to purchase this to add to my collection (my local Sephora didn't stock it for a while and then they were always out of it). What a gorgeous rich brown with lovely pearly finish, similar to Inglot's Pearl finish. I already have Truffle Glitter which I thought might be very close in colour to this but they are quite different (Truffle Glitter seems to lean more cool and almost greenish grey compared to the warmer brown of Chocolate). This is so pigmented and looks gorgeous but it blends so nicely that you don't have to worry about harsh edges or a harsh look overall.
By Lauren 3 years ago.
I love wearing this product on it's own when I'm at work or class. When teamed with a primer it lasts +8 with minimal fading. It goes with plenty of lip and blush combinations and adds pretty depth to the eye without being over the top. I have this in the Modern Renaissance palette, but it also comes in single pans, which I'll probably buy when I inevitably use mine up!
By Mariella 3 years ago.
I am so surprised by how much I like this shade, which I thought would go untouched in the "Mario" palette. It looks so warm and brick-red brown but when I apply this, it "cools down" and becomes the most terrific shade of blackened, shadowy brown. A total surprise and a winner.
By Mariella 4 years ago.
Love, love, love this peachy/champagne beauty. It's along the lines of MAC's All That Glitters or Naked Lunch, 2 shadows which I really love and use often. And as much as I have promised myself at least to TRY to stop buying the same sorts of shades that I already have in almost embarrassing abundance, I am very glad I have this as it is excellent - flattering, brightening, smooth and pigmented.
By Mariella 4 years ago.
Sephora carries a limited range of the Anastasia single shadows in store; many of the shades are "online only". Since I prefer to see the shadows for myself, compare to those I already have, etc., buying in-store suits me more than ordering online. I got Legend because it was one of the few shades available in-store that I liked and which seemed a bit different from shadows I have in my collection but, to be honest, I wasn't really wowed by it until I got it home. What a great shadow! I've been so pleased with all my Anastasia purchases to date. Legend is a wonderful shade of gleaming golden beige. It can be sheered out for a subtle brightening effect or packed on for a more intense look. Texture is outstanding.
By Mariella 4 years ago.
To be perfectly honest, I only really chose this colour to make up the 4th shadow in a quad. The Sephora near me doesn't carry Chocolate Crumble (at least not yet...it is supposed to be an "in store" shade) and I nearly got Chocolate (Titanium) but decided to go for something more matte since the other 3 shadows I bought were shimmery ones. I was torn between Hot Chocolate and Smoke but Smoke won out. It's actually much cooler looking than the photo here would lead one to believe. The 2 qualities that tipped me in favour of this were the smooth, evenly pigmented texture (with no patchiness, which wasn't the case with Hot Chocolate) and the fact that this is cooler. While I will probably purchase Hot Chocolate one of these days, I am really happy to have Smoke as part of my Anastasia quad.