When I first received this palette in the mail, I didn’t like it one bit … and to be honest, the colors intimidated me just a little! Then when I swatched the eyeshadows on my hand, I remember thinking, “Who put these colors together?!” I had no clue how I was going to work with this palette without adding eyeshadows from other brands into the combos. However, as with all the palettes on this site, I gave it a chance and kept an open mind. And wowee, am I glad I did! Turns out, I LOVE THIS PALETTE! I have been using it non-stop over the past week and have been discovering looks with it daily. (In fact, there are a couple more I need to add to this post next week LOL)
I found these eyeshadows to be of the same quality as other Anastasia palettes I have worked with – rich pigmentation, easy application, great performance in terms of blendability and longevity. I give it two major thumbs up. If you are looking to add some color into your collection, this is a great palette to consider … and it doesn’t have the hefty price tag like some others do ($30). I ended up really liking this palette on its own, and there are some great combos you can get out of it for everyday looks, despite the appearance of all the bright colors. However, this palette does pair up nicely with other neutral colors and palettes.
- Punch Fuschia (on lid, below crease)
- Orange You Fancy (crease)
- Baby I’m A Star (outer crease and outer v and to line lower lashline)
- Dusty Rose (smudge out Baby I’m A Star on lower lashline)
- Stila ‘Turquoise’ smudge stick on waterline – optional
I am very intimidated by this palette, especially the bright yellow. Yikes! But I am really interested in beigely, aubriginie, and dusty rose. Those have me most interested in the palette. Is the palette worth it if I already have an extensive eyeshadow collection like Vice 3 and lorac mega pro, and pro 1&2 among many others. I also have the stila in the moment and garden palettes. Is anaconda similar to any of those or other greens that I might already have? If so, I am going to skip unless it’s really worth it.
I know what you mean! It’s quite a shocking palette!
I’d say this is one palette you can skip, honestly based on the palettes you described that you already own.
Anaconda reminds me a lot of MAC’s Fiction, but a little lighter. For the Dusty Rose color, there is a dupe for that in the MegaPro palette (name escapes me at the moment, but you’ll see it!), and Beigely more than likely has a dupe in the MegaPro palette, too. For Auburgine, I feel like VooDoo from V3 could be a close dupe! I’d say save yo’ money, honey! 🙂
Thanks! I appreciate you getting back to me. I’m going to stick to what I have. Have you tried any of the too faced palettes ( the nine shadow palettes)?
I tried look number 5 today, but used some dupes rather than the palette.
It took a while to grow on me, but once I had the liner and everything on I really started feeling fab.
Thanks for this excellent service, I would never have thought to use green and orange together or have been brave enough without your guidance!
YAY! So happy to hear that, Stephanie! 🙂
On Look #5 (my favorite) is that MAC Green Room instead of LORAC Green Room?
Hi Rachel! Thanks for asking! That is LORAC’s Green Room eyeshadow 🙂