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Anastasia Beverly Hills recently released their latest 12-eyeshadow palette, Shadow Couture | World Traveler palette. While the palette isn’t all that new, I still wanted to do an in-depth look at the palette after having used it for a few weeks.
A limited-edition, fashion-forward eye shadow kit with 12 intense shades.
This limited-edition, fashion-forward eye shadow kit is the ultimate makeup artist’s palette. Featuring 12 shades, ranging from a neutral peach to a vibrant blue in matte, satin, and metallic finishes, they deliver smooth, intense color for an endless array of customized eye looks. They are formulated to be applied wet or dry,
- Soft Peach
- Morocco (deep burnt orange with ultra-matte finish)
- Azure (vibrant blue with a metallic finish)
- Intense Gaze (bronzed pink with satin finish)
- Bellini (golden peach with satin finish)
- Spoiled (gold-flecked peach with metallic finish)
- Fudge (rich chocolate brown with ultra-matte finish)
- Chic (taupe gray with shimmer finish)
- Noir (deep carbon black with ultra-matte finish)
- Heirloom (pinkish eggplant with sparkle finish)
- Pink Champagne
Here’s a closer look at the shades in the palette. The majority of the colors are warm-toned, with a few cool toned colors sprinkled in. The palette includes a double-ended brush, one side is a tapered blending brush, the other side is a fluffy shadow brush. The colors soft peach, morocco, fudge and noir are matte shades. The colors heirloom, bellini, spoiled, azure and intense gaze are shimmery/metallic shades. Lastly, pink champagne, chic and metallic are glittery shades. There are a couple of repeat shades from previous palettes. The shade morocco was in the Amrezy palette and noir was in the Tamanna palette.
I did a full first impressions video on this palette so be sure to check that out.
Not surprising, the shade soft peach disappears into my skin. The most impressive colors to me were bellini, intense gaze and metallic. I really like bellini because it’s really rare to find a peach color that actually shows up on my skin. Intense gaze showed up much more pigmented than I expected and it’s exciting because I don’t own any color like it. Metallic is a really user friendly gold color. It’s super pigmented but would compliment various skin-tones and could be worn whenever, not just Christmas and New Years. The biggest disappointments were spoiled and azure. Spoiled was unnecessary, it was just a pinker, lighter version of bellini, making it a waste of a pan. Azure was not at all as pigmented as it should have been. In the pan it looks like a vibrant, bold blue. On the skin it just loses the vibrancy and becomes a wash of color.
I really enjoy this palette and have been using it quite often. My favorite shade combination right now is soft peach, morocco, intense gaze and fudge.
This palette is limited edition but is still available for purchase at Sephora and Ulta for $30. I think it’s an excellent value, as all the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes are, so it’s definitely worth getting.
Now, how about a flash giveaway?
One randomly drawn winner will get the original Urban Decay “smoky” palette… the Smoked palette.
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This giveaway ends Tuesday, August 25 at 10 a.m. EST. Winner will be contacted within 72 hours after giveaway closes. I’ll also update this post with the winner after I’ve gotten in touch with them.
Good luck everyone!