Happy Monday! I’m kicking the week off with a review of the limited edition Shadow Couture World Traveler eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I own quite a few Anastasia palettes, and each one has been extremely well loved. They are nicely priced, a breeze to blend, and are loaded with amazing shades. They don’t last long before they’re gone though, so I wanted to get this review up as soon as possible. Let’s get to those swatches!
This 12 shadow palette retails for $30 at Sephora, ULTA, Nordstrom, and online at anastasiabeverlyhills.com. It features a mixture of matte, satin, and metallic finishes that “deliver smooth, intense color for an endless array of customized eye looks.” You can use them wet or dry, to create looks ranging from soft and neutral to smokey and intense.
Like my other Anastasia palettes, these shadows have a variety of textures. Some are buttery, while others are more dry, though the majority of these are smooth and creamy.
Soft Peach – This is silky and lightly pigmented, so it works best as a blending shade. It doesn’t produce any kick up or fallout, and it’s easy to blend.
Morocco – This reddish brown is one of my favorite shades in this palette. It’s buttery smooth, easy to blend, and it has really great pigmentation.
Heirloom – The texture is smooth, the pigmentation is great, and it builds easily on the lids. Although it has tiny shimmers in the pan, they blend away once on the lids. Also, it can produce some kick up if not careful.
Bellini – Another favorite of mine! This has a really creamy satin texture, it produces zero fallout, and it wears nicely all over the lids.
Pink Champagne – As soon as I saw this shade, I knew I had to have this palette. It’s metallic, shimmery, nicely pigmented, and it looks great all over the lid. The texture can be a little chunky though, so it’s best when used wet.
Chic – You’ll have to pack this on the lids when dry, so it’s another shade that works best when wet. The texture is smooth though, and it produces no fallout.
Spoiled – The texture of this shade is nice and smooth, but once a brush hits it, it becomes a bit powdery. The pigmentation is light, so it works best as a transition shade.
Fudge – This is one of the drier shadows, but it blends effortlessly on the lids, and it has really amazing color payoff. It’s ideal for darkening the outer corner.
Azure – This works great all over the lid for an intense smokey eye. It has wonderful pigmentation, it’s easy to blend, and it’s smooth and creamy.
Intense Gaze – This soft coral is easy to blend, nicely pigmented, and it produces no fallout. It can be a little powdery in the pan though, so you’ll have to blow off the palette once you’re done.
Metallic – Another smooth, easy to use shadow. It has soft pigmentation when dry, and becomes really rich and metallic when wet. It’s easy to blend, and adds a luminous glow to the lids.
Noir – This has intense pigmentation, so only a teeny tiny bit is needed, and it blends beautifully. Like Fudge, it’s not as creamy as the others, but on the lids it works great.
Look Created with Soft Peach, Morocco, Bellini, Pink Champagne & Fudge
Once again, I’m super impressed with Anastasia eyeshadows! The shade selection, mixed with their smooth, easy to blend textures, makes this $30 palette a total steal. You might have noticed that previous palettes retailed for $1 cheaper (the Amrezy and Tamanna), but the quality of the double ended brush and the mirror inside have improved – so I say that extra buck is well worth it 😉
If you’re in the market for a new set of shadows that won’t break the bank, but still look stunning on the lids, then I highly suggest the Shadow Couture palette!
Have you tried any Anastasia Beverly Hills Palettes? Which one is your favorite?
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