Sneak Peek: Anastasia Shadow Couture Palette Photos & Swatches

Anastasia Shadow Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Shadow Couture Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Shadow Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($30.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a limited edition palette for fall that contains twelve eyeshadows (five are part of Anastasia’s permanent line). Hope to review soon, though I’m sure you can see at least one is going to be a challenge to use!

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Anastasia Shadow Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Shadow Couture Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Soft Peach Eyeshadow
Anastasia Soft Peach Eyeshadow

Anastasia Soft Peach Eyeshadow
Anastasia Soft Peach Eyeshadow

Anastasia Morocco Eyeshadow
Anastasia Morocco Eyeshadow

Anastasia Morocco Eyeshadow
Anastasia Morocco Eyeshadow

Anastasia Heirloom Eyeshadow
Anastasia Heirloom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Heirloom Eyeshadow
Anastasia Heirloom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Bellini Eyeshadow
Anastasia Bellini Eyeshadow

Anastasia Bellini Eyeshadow
Anastasia Bellini Eyeshadow

Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow
Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow

Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow
Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chic Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chic Eyeshadow

Anastasia Chic Eyeshadow
Anastasia Chic Eyeshadow

Anastasia Spoiled Eyeshadow
Anastasia Spoiled Eyeshadow

Anastasia Spoiled Eyeshadow
Anastasia Spoiled Eyeshadow

Anastasia Fudge Eyeshadow
Anastasia Fudge Eyeshadow

Anastasia Fudge Eyeshadow
Anastasia Fudge Eyeshadow

Anastasia Azure Eyeshadow
Anastasia Azure Eyeshadow

Anastasia Azure Eyeshadow
Anastasia Azure Eyeshadow

Anastasia Intense Gaze Eyeshadow
Anastasia Intense Gaze Eyeshadow

Anastasia Intense Gaze Eyeshadow
Anastasia Intense Gaze Eyeshadow

Anastasia Metallic Eyeshadow
Anastasia Metallic Eyeshadow

Anastasia Metallic Eyeshadow
Anastasia Metallic Eyeshadow

Anastasia Noir Eyeshadow
Anastasia Noir Eyeshadow

Anastasia Noir Eyeshadow
Anastasia Noir Eyeshadow

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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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Azure is gorgeous, they should sell that as a single–good blues are so hard to find! Eeek, what happened to Heirloom?? It looks like it’s turning into Carbon..

I’m not feeling it. The shades look like they’re dupeable. I’ll be skipping this!

On another note I haven’t really been into any of the recent releases, which is good for my wallet of course, but it leaves me wondering why!

They all look nice except (BIG EXCEPT!) for Heirloom. I’m usually not very impressed with Anastasia’s palettes and I find that some of the shadows can lean towards chalky but this one looks much better.

Hard pass. I disliked the Artist Palette immensely, this doesn’t seem to be any different.

Also –
Dear Makeup Companies:
Please stop putting black eyeshadow in every palette you make.
Love,
Literally Almost Everyone

I agree with you – so many brands include a black eye shadow that is completely unnecessary as there are SO many in every palette. I would also like to add why do the brands put in a mate dark brown in every palette – even if it is labelled Smokey!

The whole idea behind an actual palette is to have the ability to make a complete look, and for many, a black shadow is part of that. It can also be used to mix with another shadow to create a deeper shade. I have many, many palettes, and I don’t use every shadow in them, however black is the one I *always* use.

I personally don’t think bronze/gold shadows should be included in sooo many palettes, particularly in otherwise cooler-toned neutral palettes, but since alot of people like them, I see why they put them in. As much as I love & use my Naked palettes, I have a feeling by the time I’m done with them, Half Baked will be the only shadow without a dent…

This palette, however, doesn’t seem like it would make a good “standalone” palette, but morenlike a “starter” kit. ABH has only recently released single eyeshadows, and this comes of as more of a “sampler”, with the ability to add on to it.

I actually love palettes that have a black in it, as I travel a lot it is ideal to packa palette that has every colour I might need already in it.

I don’t use black shadow much, as I find even as a shade to blend with and darken other colors, it’s usually too harsh on me. I have more blacks in palettes than I’ll ever need. I think the biggest issue is so many of the black shadows are such bad quality. I love MUFE’s S-102 from the Nudes You Need palette, and Fashionista from the Tarte Tartelette Palette, so I’m very glad they were included.

However, they are necessary for most smokey eye looks. Darker skin tones need them for contouring and deepening eye shadow where needed. They are used in punk/goth/alternative eye looks. They can be handy as a powder eyeliner.

This one looks a lot more promising that the ABH Artist Palette. So I’m going to get this one. I Also like the combination of warm neutrals and colorful shadows . The one eyeshadow that looks challenging is Heirloom .

Purple. Always the PURPLE. Ugh, why????
Other than THAT, this actually looks like one great little palette! But I am so dismayed over yet another poorly crafted purple.

Yelena and Cory, I agree wholeheartedly with you about UD! I also have some beauties from other brands like, L’Oreal Purple Priority, MAC Indian Ink, etc. But when it comes to palettes, it seems that 90% of the time, it’s the purples (and oft times, black, too) that suffer. It’s a dang shame!

The cosmetics industry definitely needs to invest in developing better non-sucky purple technology. 😉 Thank goodness UD, Makeup Revolution/Freedom (professional line), and indie companies do wonderful purples. (I’m sure more mainstream brands do, too, I’m just too tire to think of and name them all).

I love the warmth of this palette so much! Ahh it’s perfect…! but I promised myself not to buy anymore make-up until the end of this year as I’m going on a semester abroad next year… but I’m having such a hard time resisting this palette.. every time I look I just can’t.. it’s too perfect!

Huh, a few of the mattes seem surprisingly nice in terms of quality (judging purely from the swatches of course I don’t know how they’ll perform).

Hi Christine!

I actually picked this palette up the other day after stumbling across it in ULTA. I didn’t know a new palette had been released and I haven’t seen an Anastasia pallete that I’ve really liked since Amreezy l( which i still do not know how I let that slip by me!)but this one caught my eye!! I was actually impressed with the shadows and have been using it daily since purchasing and I’m already in love. Haven’t tried that purple yet. I’m assuming that’s the struggle color you are referring to lol.

This is a really pretty palette, but I’ll have to skip it… Between having a reaction to a previous eyeshadow formula, and who the brand sponsors/collaborates with, I just can’t bring myself to take it seriously.

Oooh, who do they sponsor/collab with?? I’m intrigued!
I watched a YT video where Anastasia was making some poor girl’s eyebrows ‘fit’ into one of her stencils, & as she’s plucking away she says—”they SHOULD grow back, but if they don’t, you can always keep buying my product hahaha”—not verbatim, but close enough. Ever since I saw that I’ve been so turned off by Anastasia products… My bff in all things makeup told me not to be silly, that if I watched a video with the ‘head’ of every makeup brand, I wouldn’t be buying much makeup lol… * and that they have amazing singles.. On that note—Intense Gaze is super pretty 🙂

It’s not so much *who* they sponsor, but there are a couple of YouTubers who so shamelessly promote ABH, never disclose they are sponsored, and are personal friends with Norvina (Anastasia’s daughter). Then there was that palette which was a collaboration with someone “famous” for posting pictures on IG, and whose overall image isn’t something I would associate with a brand like ABH. It just seems like they looked for someone-anyone-with a ton of followers, and that was the sole basis of the collaboration. I have nothing bad to say about the IG’er, and although her style isn’t something I’d go for, I wouldn’t expect ABH to team up with those similar to me. It’s one thing to broaden your base, but it seemed more like shameless pandering.

I did a little research on the ABH palettes, & it seems like EVERY SINGLE ONE is collab’d with some ‘big-name’ YT’er/IG’er! I got a hit on Amrezy (I’m assuming that’s the main one you were talking about), Maya Mia, & Tamanna (Tamanna actually looks kinda nice..)! I’m surprised this one doesn’t have someone’s tag on it.. The sitch reminds me a lot of Sigma. So many YT’ers go on & on about Sigma brushes, & I know they’ve had collabs, although I don’t follow them too closely.
Thank you for answering, I’m always interested in the truth 🙂

Looks pretty so far. This reminds me that I haven’t even used the palette I purchased last year… the Tamanna palette. 🙂

Pink champagne, Azure and Metallic are beautiful… but after the last Anastasia palette unless this gets a “Temptalia Recommends” I am passing.

After being disappointed by yet another ABH palette, The Artist’s Palette, I have sworn off ABH. Then I saw this palette in Ulta today and swatched it. It was truly awful. I can confidently add ABH to the growing list of brands I am done with, over, kaput!

Several of the shades are just way too warm for me and, having bought both the Monarch and Shade+Light palettes from KvD, I am way too loaded with shadows that are warmer than I really like. A few of the colours are REALLY appealing, though – Metallic, Chic, Champage and Heirloom (though it looks sort of patchy) but I imagine most are dupe-able.

Well, I liked the Artist’s Palette (mostly), so I might like this. Most of the shades look pretty good. Heirloom obviously looks awful.

I just bought this (partly to get the Becca Poured Opal Promo from Sephora lol) and I am very impressed. I have the Maya Mia and I bought (an returned) the Artist palette, and out of the three these shadows are the most buttery and pigmented. I really like all of the shadows! I was even able to get Heirloom to work! The matte shades are even (surprisingly) smooth and not chalky! I am hoping Anastasia continues making palettes like this!!

Azure is my favourite colour and it looks to have swatched well. I also like Metallic, Chic and Champagne colours too. I think the matte shades were a little patchy. A pretty palette.

Just tried this at Sephora. The palette looks beautiful but only Morocco, Azure, Black and Fudge have good pigmentation. ?The rest are so so. Milani Cobalt is a dupe for Azure. Pink Champagne is a beautiful but with chunky glitter.

I really like Pink Champagne, but I feel like there’s something out there that’s similar. I’ll be patiently waiting for the full post for some dupes for that one, because I can’t see myself getting this whole palette!

I don’t get it. I really don’t get the level of hype surrounding ABH products, particularly the eyeshadows. Their contour palettes were a disaster and their shadows aren’t anything above and beyond what even some drugstore brands offer these days. Pass…again.

Does anyone know why purples, blues and greens are so hard to get perfect? After seeing so many reviews and seeing so many of them fall flat, I’ve begun to wonder if it’s a formulation thing. Sure, there are some companies who have wonderful versions of those colors (UD, MUFE, etc), but it seems like more often than not they aren’t so great.

Ugh. Heirloom, chic, spoiled and noir are all not up to par. I literally winced when I saw heirloom. Maybe it’s called heirloom because it looks like it’s about 50 years old!
Christine, do you ever just throw your hands up and exasperatedly shout, “WHYYYYY CANT ANYONE GET AN ENTIRE PALETTE RIGHT FOR ONCE?!?!?!”. I mean, I know I do when reading these things sometimes. 😉

Gah! what is wrong with purple (not just this but ALL the purples)? My purple in the MAC Cinderella palette isn’t too swift either. Was some dye (besides Red No. 2) outlawed in the ’70s making a pigmented medium-toned purple an impossibility?

It’s a pretty palette, but when I really look at it, I realise that I think it’s pretty because I already have dupes for the whole shebang, lol. A definite pass.

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