Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette Swatches!

Hi loves! I hope that you had a great weekend! I had a nice break and it was fun to research and read for a bit of a break! Today I decided to swatch this limited-edition Anastasia palette from 2015. This was a holiday palette and released for a really affordable price of $35! It came with fourteen shades. The shades were very nice neutrals with some colorful shades. There were very few matte shades but it had very pretty shimmer shadows. This palette is also duplicated pretty heavy so I did point out how to spot one versus a fake! Let’s begin!

Here is the front of the palette. This palette is tiny and travel friendly. The palette is textured with an almost snakeskin feel.
Here is the back of the palette. It has the names of the shadows and their ingredients. You can see the serial number and cruelty-free bunny.
Here is the inside! It has a nice sized mirror and it has all the shadows labeled by name. There is a double sided brush included and is crafted nicely. On a fake one, the palette doesn’t fully open. It stays hatched instead of opening flat. You can also see where the magnets are placed in the palette. Another sign of a fake is the ribbon under the brush. On the fakes it slants to the side, where as it is straight on the real ones. The shade, Isla is also shimmery in the authentic palette, where it is chalky and matte in the fake.
Here is the brush that is included in the palette. It is a very nice quality. The fakes don’t have the decorative ‘A’ included on it and the bristles are scratchy. I used this brush with all the eyeshadow brush swatches today.

I did the swatches for you as many as I could on my arm but seven finger and brush swatches didn’t fit so I have them labeled by shade for you! 

Here are the first set of shadows. Buttery is the only matte on this first set. It is a very nice matte brow bone highlight or nice base shade. Pink Champagne is a shimmery rosy brown shade. It has some copper sparkles in it. It swatched great with both applications. Metallic plum is also very buttery and nice swatched. It is a purple mixed with a bit of  brown that has a frosted look to it. Self-Made is a very nice gold/copper/brown that swatches nicely. Witchy is a dark brown with gold shimmer in it. There was a lot of kickback with this shade when applying it both ways. 
Here is the second set of shadows. Blush is a very interesting color. It shifts from gray to pink. I love it. It has a soft and buttery texture. It swatches well but is very light. Blossom is a very nice pink with a copper sheen to it. It swatches quite well and adds a very cute pop of color. Deep Purple is a very pretty violet shade that is a nice pop of color. It isn’t as buttery as the other shades but still applies well. Treasure is a nice shimmery neutral shade. The fallout wasn’t awful with this shade but still there. Hot and cold is a nice copper shade that blends very well and lasts very long.
Here are the last four shades in the palette. Sherbert reminds me of a nice coffee shade, like a pinkish light brown. It swatches and applies well. Isla is a bright green with a bunch of shimmer in it. I love how pigmented this is and lasts pretty long. Spirit rock is a matte black with pink and navy sparkles in it. It is a pretty chalky shade and does apply better on the finger swatch. Hot Chocolate is a matte brown with red tone in it. To be honest, I had an easier time swatching this with the brush than my finger which is why the swatch is so wonky. The shade is kind of firm and dry.

Overall, this palette has a bunch of nice shades that blend nicely and have great pigmentation. This is sold out because of it being a limited edition but you can find it on third party sites. Just be careful and make sure you reference the fake vs. real signs!


Author: aubr3y87

I recently was a full-time worker that has went to a stay at home mom lifestyle and I'm attempting to blog about makeup and the perks of being a mother.

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