The 25 Best Anastasia Eyeshadows

Anastasia Eyeshadows
Anastasia Eyeshadows

Anastasia Eyeshadows ($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 plastic palette for $40 ($10 per eyeshadow), or purchase eight and get an 8-well cardboard palette for $70 ($8.75 per eyeshadow) (the 8-pan is only available directly from the brand). 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 find the more recently released shades to be better-performing compared to Anastasia eyeshadows I tried two or three years ago. The wear varies between six and eight hours with decent to good application over bare skin (no primer).

I believe I have reviewed every shade that I have, and I think that’s all of the currently-available shades (hopefully!). Here are the top 25 highest-rated shades that are permanent!

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Glossover Breakdown

87%

Average Score
A
41
B
53
C
11
D
2
F
1
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8
application
4.5
Total
87%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8
application
4.5
Total
87%

Reader Reviews

Rate It
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
8

Based on 12 Reviews, 93 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)

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LOVE this post Christine!!! This is so helpful, as going back through tons of smaller posts to find the best ones can take ages! I definitely want a quad or 8 pan from Anastasia at some point, it’s on my wish list! I think Macaroon is my faaaavorite!

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