Eyeshadow is one of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to makeup. Trust me, I probably have most colours I'll ever need. Yet, I keep adding to my collection (#sorrynotsorry). My latest acquisition is the beautiful Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette.
Anastasia Beverly Hill became really popular with her eyebrow range, which I haven't tried yet, but her eyeshadow palettes are probably her second most acclaimed products. And I can now see why. From presentation to shade selection and quality, her Self Made Palette is a makeup addict's best friend.
The beautiful gunmetal packaging is made of cardboard but feels very solid and sturdy on the hand. It's got a big mirror, which is always very useful on the go. The palette also comes with a duo shadow brush, which I am very pleased with. One end has a small shading brush and the other has a fluffy blending brush. It's not clear in the description but I'm pretty convinced the bristles are real hair. Very soft and does the job really well. I have been using it a lot.
The palette comes with 14 eyeshadows (0.72g / 0.025 oz each). I personally think that's a pretty descent size and the colours are stunning. I love that most of the shadows are neutral but I can still get a pop of colour with "Deep Purple" and "Isla".
|L to R: Pink Champagne, Metallic Plum, Self Made, Witchy, Blush, Blossom & Buttery|
★ Pink Champagne: A mix between rosy and taupe, with a metallic finish and lots of sparkle
★ Metallic Plum: Dark plummy brown and frosted finish. One of my favourite shades
★ Self Made: Medium, golden brown - sort of antique looking - with shimmer
★ Witchy: Dark brown with a hint of green and golden shimmer
★ Blush: Dirty beige with a pearly finish. Looks slightly duo chrome, showing hints of pink.
★ Blossom: Medium dark, shimmery pink
★ Buttery: Muted yellow with matte finish
|L to R: Deep Purple, Treasure, Hot & Cold, Sherbert, Isla, Spirit Rock & Hot Chocolate|
★ Deep Purple: Rich violet purple and frosted sheen
★ Treasure: Beige / Champaign with metallic finish
★ Hot & Cold: Coppery brown with warm undertones. Simply stunning! Another favourite.
★ Sherbert: Orangy brown with pearly finish
★ Isla: Aqua green with a golden sheen
★ Spirit Rock: Deep matte black with pink sparkle
★ Hot Chocolate: Medium dark brown - matte finish
I cannot fault the quality of these shadows. The only shade I'd say I struggle to get good colour pay of is pink champagne (the glittery one) but the others are all buttery smooth, easy to blend, super pigmented and I also love the variety of finishes available in the palette. I didn't experience fallout either, which is a big plus. I would have liked to see a light matte brown included, to work as a transition shade but I can still sort of get away with using Sherbert for the job. Not the same, but it works.
Below I had Sherbert on the crease, Treasure on the lid and inner corner of the eye with a bit of Pink Champagne on top to add some sparkle, Metallic Plum on the outer V and Isla on my lower lash line (although it didn't show up on the photo very well). Please check main photo at the top for a better view of my eye look. :)
So in the end, I think this palette is really nice and I'm very happy with quality, shades, brush & packaging. I'd rate it somewhere around 8 out of 10.
If you're in the UK, you can buy Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette on Cult Beauty (£27). It's currently Sold Out but you can register to be notified once it's back in stock. For those in the US, the palette is widely available at Sephora, Ulta, Macy's, Anastasia's website and other stores ($35).
Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette? What are your thoughts? X