For the past few months, I have been stockpiling eye shadow palettes especially and loving them endlessly. I have done one review of the BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Palette but that was back in May. It’s about time I do another, wouldn’t ya say?
I picked this Anastasia Beverly Hills palette up shortly after my USA haul which is where I discovered the beautiful thing. I specifically swatched Metallic, Pink Champagne, Heirloom and Azure and both my cousin and I were so impressed. We both walked away empty handed but I knew I couldn’t resist it for long.
I ordered it online and realized this was my very first ABH product! For such a beloved brand, I thought this palette was quite inexpensive compared to it’s competitors like Too Faced, Tarte, Smashbox, Urban Decay. It rings in at $39 CDN for the 12 very different shadows and a double ended brush (which I keep with the rest of my brushes because I actually use it).
I was very pleasantly surprised by the texture and variety of these eye shadows. They are most similar to the Lorac eye shadows in the sense that they are extremely pigmented in one go and have an almost bouncy texture but these produce much less fall out which it one thing I have noticed about the Lorac eye shadows (though I still love them).
There is a mixture of different kinds of glitter from full on flecks of gold to more of a sheen to just pure glitter but you also have beautiful mattes. I am not really known for my ability to describe scents or shades, but I will do my best:
Soft Peach is a pinky nude that actually does show up on my skin ever so slightly. It is very pigmented for such a light colour.This is something I would use all over the lid to set whatever primer I have used.
Morocco is probably the eye shadow I will use the most. I love it’s auburn undertone in the crease especially mixed with black. It is a perfect Autumn eye shadow when you’re doing something warm and dramatic.
Heirloom is a deep black grape shade with pieces of rose gold glitter throughout. I haven’t use this for an eye look yet since I am really into warm tones right now, but I am sure it will be gorgeous when I do.
Bellini is a rosey tan sheen. I think it is awesome to give a bit of dimension to an eye look either by using it on the lid or in the inner corner of a matte eye look.
Pink Champagne is the colour that I was most enthralled with when I saw it. It looks like a soft baby pink glitter with some black undertones but when swatched, it is just the gorgeous pink metallic shine.
Chic is probably the shadow I will use and like the least. I don’t really think it belongs with the rest of the palette as it is a cool taupe ultrafine glitter shade. It could be used to enhance some of the other shades like Azure or Noir, but it isn’t something I would go for.
Second row from left to right:
Spoiled is an unique combination of a super matte pink with gold glitter throughout. I am so excited about the possibilities with this eye shadow and almost wish I had a version of it without the gold in it as well because it is just such a beautiful nude pink.
Fudge is the perfect chocolate brown. I have used this in combination with Morocco and Noir (as you will see soon) and it just gives the most beautiful extra nudge to a look. Brown is not a colour I typically will reach for but this is going to be so good to combine with other eye shadows, I wont be able to resist.
Azure is a jewel toned blue that I can see being used as an all over the lid pop of colour. I have seen a lot more blue eye shadow make up looks lately from some of my favourite YouTubers (like Dani and Kathleen) which I think I will recreate using this gorgeous shade right here.
Intense Gaze is a mixture of red and pink and orange with a really lovely sheen to it. This is another colour that I plan to use the crap out of because you can throw it on the lid, blend it out, and look like you have put time into it your make up but it’s really just one perfect shade.
Metallic lives up to its name and is a metallic old gold. I don’t have anything quite like it but I know others do and are probably obsessed with it around this time of year (how could you not be?). Gold is a hard colour to get right in my experience but this one is just right.
Noir is a ultra matte black that is extremely easy to blend out but also holds that black pigment really well. I do have other blacks in my collection but this one is the most intense and easiest to work with.
These shades are all really pigmented so keep that in mind as you apply that you only have to dip your brush. Another amazing feature is that this brand is cruelty free! I know I will be obsessed with this probably even beyond the Autumn months and right into winter (especially with Intense Gaze, Azure and Heirloom). It is available at Ulta (USA) and Sephora (USA/Canada) and is limited edition so get it while you can.
What’s your go-to autumn palette this year?
Til next time, ttfn x