If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I’ve constantly been playing and experimenting with my new eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Everyone has been asking about it so I thought it best to write a blog post instead of responding on social media. It is so great that I thought it truly deserves its own spotlight. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette (wow that’s a mouthful), is the latest release in the eyes category and once I laid my eyes on it, I knew I had to have it.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture eyeshadows are housed in a gorgeous, show-stopping combination of black and gold. The outer packaging is made of thick cardboard and feels very sturdy. It has a secure magnetic closure which opens up to reveal a small mirror and a dual-ended brush along with the palette. The denser side can be used to apply shadow over the entire lid and the soft, fluffy brush can be used to blend out the eyeshadow.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture Palette contains 12 eyeshadows with different finishes ranging from matte, to metallic and frost. There are an assortment of colours which are described as being ‘fashion forward’ and the brighter shades can be used for a fun, funky bold look or a subtle pop of colour. The pans are quite small but I’ve yet to hit pan on any of my eyeshadows yet so no worries there. But it all ties in with being the ‘World Traveler’ palette idea as it’s smaller and travel friendly, and so cute it could pass as a little clutch.
There are 4 matte shades and 8 shimmer/metallic finishes. You know I love me some shimmer, baby.
The shades are:
Soft Peach – light flesh-toned beige (matte)
Morocco – medium red-toned brown (matte)
Heirloom – Black-purple with fine pink glitter (satin)
Bellini – golden peach (metallic)
Pink Champagne – rosy mauve (metallic)
Chic – medium gold (satin)
Spoiled – light peach with gold sparkle (satin)
Fudge – dark red-toned brown (matte)
Azure – bright, deep navy blue (frost)
Intense Glaze – medium coral (satin)
Metallic – bright, intense gold with shimmer (metallic)
Noir – dark black (matte)
I found 9 of the shades very pigmented and easy to blend and I struggled a bit with Noir, Spoiled and Heirloom. I found they were a bit less pigmented and didn’t build up easily. They also didn’t last very long on my eyelid, Noir turned a bit greyish and only glitter was left behind with Spoiled and Heirloom. The remaining shades lasted pretty long but I always prefer to wear an eyelid primer just in case. Overall the eyeshadows are smooth and soft as you would expect with a minimal amount of fallout.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture Palette is limited edition so it might not be around for long. I missed out on the Tamanna palette which also had a great selection of shades so I’m really stoked I got my hands on this one.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette is available at Nordstrom for R432 and you can pay for duties and taxes upfront (so you don’t get a shock when it arrives at the post office) which brings the total to roughly R885. The only downside is that it takes about 3 weeks to be delivered
you can do what I did and head over to muse.SA (our local Sephora) to check if she has any more stock available. I picked up the palette for R800 with R60 next day delivery right to my door.
I am super impressed with this palette and soooo in love with it I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a high-end product that easy to use and not badly priced for 12 gorgeous eyeshadows.
What do you think of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture palette? Which shade is your fave?
LOTS OF LOVE