The Anastasia Self Made palette has 14 eyeshadows in a mixture of shimmers and mattes, but this is mostly a shimmery palette. If you’re interested in the finish of each shade, I’ve included the break-down for you below 🙂 There is a great mixture of colors and neutrals, with more warm than cool shades. Pink Champagne is a repeat from Anastasia’s last palette (World Traveler) and it’s also carried in their permanent line. That didn’t bother me so much because it is one of my most favorite eyeshadows from the line. However, I also felt like they repeated Morocco from World Traveler with Sherbet in this palette and Fudge from World Traveler with Hot Chocolate. I found the pigmentation to be on point with each of these, the same great quality as so many other Anastasia palettes I’ve reviewed on the site before.
The only disappointment in this palette for me is Blush, because it is a hard one to get to show against my skin tone; it reminds me a lot of MAC’s Vex. While it looks gray in the swatch, it’s a duochrome with more green and pink mixed in than gray. Metallic Plum was also not as beautiful on the eyes as it looks in the pan, unfortunately. That was one of the shades I was most excited for in this palette. Lasting power is superb and for the price, it is a pretty excellent palette despite the minor cons mentioned. I do want to mention that if you already picked up the World Traveler palette, this is one you could skip because there are some repeats in the color pattern within this palette.
- Pink Champagne (rose gold with a titanium finish)
- Metallic Plum (dark plum with a metallic finish)
- Self-Made (deep bronze with a satin finish)
- Witchy (khaki gray with a sparkle finish)
- Blush (light beige with a duo chrome pink finish)
- Blossom (lilac pink with a metallic finish)
- Buttery (buildable beige with an ultra-matte finish)
- Deep Purple (amethyst purple with a titanium finish)
- Treasure (ultra-light Champagne with a metallic finish)
- Hot & Cold (rum brown with a metallic finish)
- Sherbet (ultra-light peach with a velvet finish)
- Isla (sea foam green with a duo chrome gold finish)
- Spirit Rock (galaxy black with a sparkle finish)
- Hot Chocolate (rich, cocoa brown with an ultra-matte finish)
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- Blossom (on lid, below crease)
- Hot & Cold (crease)
- Metallic Plum (outer v)
I was so excited to see this review!!! This palette is on my wish list. Thanks for the great input!!
You’re very welcome, Katherine! 🙂
They all look beautiful on your young eye lids. Don’t think I can make the bulk of them work on mine, except maybe on the middle of the lid or outer 1/3 of the lid, definitely not the whole lid.
So excited to become a member love all the looks I can do
I love look number 3! It’s on the cooler side and I tend to lean towards warmer combinations but I am definitely going to have to try that one! Maybe for Christmas Eve?! Do you think that would pair well with a red lip? If so, any suggestions on what kind of red? Thank you and hope you have a wonderful holiday!
I am really regretting not getting this in time. By the time I got to Sephora with a mind to getting it (mostly to get Pink Champagne), it was sold out but I got the SA to let me see the counter sample (which they’d put away) and then wandered around trying, totally without success, to find a dupe of Pink Champagne. Surprisingly, there wasn’t anything in Make Up For Ever’s huge assortment that was a dupe and nothing in most of the other lines. The closest I could find was Bare Minerals Bare Skin, which I already have. ABH is only carried at Sephora here in Canada and they don’t carry her single shadows.
AHA!!!! I crave no longer! ABH single shadows and much much more are now available IN CANADA and at SEPHORA. Before the display was even put out, I called my local Sephora and they put aside a Pink Champagne for me and I’ve now had it for about 2 weeks. I’m planning to go back to get a quad of shadows (not sure which ones yet though Hot Chocolate is likely to be one of them) but I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Pink Champagne. I understand why you love it, Z, and why so many women love it.