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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!

01

Anastasia Brownie

PPermanent. $12.00/0.06 oz.

Anastasia Brownie Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

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02. Anastasia Chiffon

Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with a metallic sheen. It is a lighter version of Brownie with less khaki/olive tones. Read full review.

A+

03. Anastasia Chocolate Crumble

Anastasia Chocolate Crumble Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dark, taupe brown with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A+

04. Anastasia Sunset

Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A+

05. Anastasia Cognac

Anastasia Cognac Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, dark copper-brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Anastasia Rustic

Rustic is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied well to bare skin. Read full review.

A

07. Anastasia Soft Gold

Anastasia Soft Gold Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, white gold with warm, buttery yellow undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

08. Anastasia Henna

Anastasia Henna Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. Read full review.

A

09. Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium)

Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium) Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

10. Anastasia Comfort

Anastasia Comfort Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

11. Anastasia Brick

Anastasia Brick Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

12. Anastasia Enchanted

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, violet purple with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

13. Anastasia Rosette

Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

14. Anastasia Macaroon

Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is light-medium, pinky lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

15. Anastasia Sangria

Anastasia Sangria Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

16. Anastasia Midnight

Anastasia Midnight Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an intense, deep black with silver sparkle. The texture was really dense and cream-like, which gave the sparkle something to bind with, so there was a lot less fall out over time and more of the sparkle was noticeable on the lid from the get-go. Read full review.

A

17. Anastasia Realgar

Anastasia Realgar Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

18. Anastasia Legend

Anastasia Legend Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a soft, light-medium golden yellow with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A

19. Anastasia Topaz

Anastasia Topaz Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Read full review.

A

20. Anastasia Truffle Glitter

Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a dirty gold sparkle and metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

21. Anastasia Prussian Blue

Anastasia Prussian Blue Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark blue with a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

22. Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte

Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.59 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark orange-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

23. Anastasia Blazing

Anastasia Blazing Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

24. Anastasia Mulberry

Mulberry is a deep, reddish plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was velvety and a bit denser but not too firmly pressed in the pan--it reminded me more of the shades in Subculture in feel, but I didn't have any issues working with it on the lid as the color applied evenly and blended out well. Read full review.

A

25. Anastasia Metal

Anastasia Metal Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light gold with a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A-

Glossover Breakdown

86%

Average Score
A
55
B
71
C
13
D
2
F
3
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
87%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
87%

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Based on 12 Reviews, 83 Quick Reviews

The Good: Blendable (67), Smooth (62), Easy To Apply (58), Long-wearing (45), Buttery (32), Crease-resistant (26), Great Value (24), Travel-friendly (18), Creamy (12)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (46), Buildable (40), Sheer (6)

The Bad: Powdery (27), Fall Out (8), Chalky (7), Hard To Blend (6), Fades (5), Hard To Apply (4), Too Little Product (1)

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The Good: Blendable (67), Smooth (62), Easy To Apply (58), Long-wearing (45), Buttery (32), Crease-resistant (26), Great Value (24), Travel-friendly (18), Creamy (12)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (46), Buildable (40), Sheer (6)

The Bad: Powdery (27), Fall Out (8), Chalky (7), Hard To Blend (6), Fades (5), Hard To Apply (4), 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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