Hey Everyone! Thank you for tuning in as always. Today’s post is another product review & I’m covering the newest & hottest Anastasia Beverly Hills release! It’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills collaboration with Mario Dedivanovic, many of you may know him as Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist! He has been working in the beauty industry for over a decade & I adore his effortlessly clean looks– so I purchased the palette as soon as it released because it is limited edition & I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity, plus it’s a stunning and extremely wearable palette!
This is a warm-toned palette including 12 eye shadows ranging from matte to shimmer & retails for $45.00. Each shadow pan has .02 oz of product so easily justified at $3.75 per eye shadow. However, you also get a dual-ended shadow brush & there is a mirror within the palette, so that’s an extra bonus. The packaging indicates that the shelf-life is only 6 months, so make note of that.
Back of the packaging lays out the ingredients & includes a picture of the palette ^On to the packaging! It’s in a slim cardboard palette with a magnetic closure & includes a decent sized mirror along with a dual ended brush (although, I’m not a huge fan). But let’s be real, I bought it for the shadows & not the brush! In addition, this palette is perfect for traveling in my opinion.
Back of the palette shows the ingredients per eye shadowAnd hello beauty! Absolutely a stunning palette– you can create many looks with just these 12 shadows which is why I think this palette makes for the PERFECT travel palette! If you’re a make-up artist, I highly recommend this be a palette you add to your kit. I especially love the simplicity of this palette & the gold lettering– so pretty!
The color combination in this palette is simply stunning– just sitting here typing & admiring these shadows! I wish I was this inspired when it comes to reading words on a page to prep for an exam… let’s see some swatches & talk about the pigmentation + quality! The swatches you will see below are a dry application, just one finger swipe & without the use of an eyeshadow primer. from left to right: hollywood, nyc, kim, muse
hollywood: light yellow-gold with pearl shimmer
nyc: red-brown with subtle shimmer
kim: copper-brown with shimmer
muse: dark red copper, metallic sheen
from left to right: marina, claudia, lula, isabel
marina: champagne, metallic sheen
claudia: slate blue/grey with some shimmer, yet looks matte
lula: soft taupe, matte
isabel: burnt orange, matte
from left to right: violeta, 5th ave, bronx, paris
violeta: dark chocolate brown, matte finish
5th ave: gold, metallic finish
bronx: olive green w/ gold, shimmer
paris: bronze/brown, satin shimmer
Overall, it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with this palette! Aside from the Pro Contour Book, Brow Pro Palette, & Brow Wiz Pencils— I’m pretty new to the quality of her eye shadows. This is only the 2nd palette that I own– with the exception of the Modern Renaissance palette that I just bought online since it restocked– so excited for that one as well! Aside from the Mario palette, the other one I own from ABH is the “She Wears It Well” palette in which many of you don’t own (release was back in 2012, maybe?). I linked my review in case you guys are interested. Even though I hadn’t bought palettes from ABH, I’ve been testing out shadows at Sephora, Ulta, etc. to get a feel for the quality.In comparison to the other ABH palettes & single shadows, these are incredibly pigmented, smooth & buttery! I actually think this palette is stunning for fall and I’m considering heading out to Sephora to buy one for personal use! Majority of my clients love wearing warm tones & this palette screams bridal make-up for me… so it’s justified, right? When I swatched these, it took just one swipe & when applied to eyes, shadows blended easily. The only downside was the amount of fall out/ kick back. Also, something to make note of when comparing this palette to other palettes released by ABH: The Modern Renaissance palette has 14 shadows at .02 oz & sold for $42. This palette has 12 shadows, same size, but more expensive at $45. The Modern Renaissance palette is now permanent & this one is limited edition, so if you’re still thinking about it, don’t sleep on it for too long. Even though it is more expensive, I didn’t mind paying $45, however, I hope her palettes remain at about $30-$42 depending on the number of shadows included. I’ve been testing out this palette for a little over a week & the longevity is great; some days I use an eye primer, & somedays I go without one & the shadows have stayed put for 8+ hours. I’m really, really impressed!
PROS: amazing eye shadows (buttery, creamy & pigmented), palette includes a mirror & dual-ended brush, perfect palette for all skin tones & eye colors– LOVE, LOVE
CONS: shadow fall out & price is increasing, while # of shadows is decreasing
FTC: I purchased this palette from Ulta. I am not obligated to write this review, nor do I get paid to do so– I speak the truth and nothing but the truth. Thank you for reading. Xo!
I hope you enjoyed my review!! Did you pick it up? Love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading & until next time.