Recently, when I was shopping at one of the beauty websites, I jumped to the conclusion that it was high time for me to test out something from Anastasia Beverly Hills. But at that time I didn’t want to splurge on the entire palette and opted for this eyeshadow single.
Honestly, it sucks. It arrived in a flimsy and crumpled black box, though I still get that the fault is on the website, not in the product.
The back of it has some product info and the list of ingredients:
Made in the USA
Weight - 1.7g
Shelf life - 12 months
Inside the box, there was a small plastic casing with an eyeshadow refill.
I had to try hard to open that casing for the first time as it was closed tightly. It’s great, on the one hand, and the product won’t be damaged while transporting but on the other hand, you don’t have to put your mani at stake in an attempt to open it.
Though it’s still possible it was only my casing that was so troublesome to open.
As for the eyeshadow itself, it looks like a cheap fake indeed. I get the idea of collecting them in a magnet palette but it still doesn’t have to look like the cheapest product, right?
As for the good, the back of the refill has the same info as the box, so you can feel free to throw it away.
Since I don’t have a magnet palette yet, I store the product in the casing.
Even though it offers 1.7g, the refill seems tiny.
The metal rim is made of some soft material that bends if I press it.
Overall, I didn’t like the outer appearance of the product at all. I guess it should have looked better, especially given the price.
Color and texture
The color of the ELECTRO shade is lilac-purple. It’s changing and shifts from either silver to blue under different angles. The shade seems bright and cool but I can barely fit it into my daytime wearable makeup.
But if you use it as an accent or as an eyeliner, it’ll be fine, I think.
The texture is satin and soft. The pigmentation is average, at least in comparison with the palette from the same brand. When I apply it, I can feel its buttery texture. It’s pleasant to the touch and the fall out is minimal.
I tried out the product with 2 different ways of wearing - solo and as an accent.
When I use it solo, it seems too pink and the shift is barely detectable.
Unfortunately, I have an entire palette of almost the same shades and I doubt that I’d wear this one a lot.
I love it more as an accent for my makeup.
First of all, this way I can see that lilac-purple undertone and secondly, this makeup seems to be so refreshing and fitting the bill for a muted and daytime look.
The product is average in its staying power. I mean it stays put for 5-7 hours maximum and then starts creasing.
This eyeshadow isn’t said to be long-wearing, so it’s very easy to wash off either with micellar water, facial cleanser, cleansing oil or a gel.
The bottom line
If you want to gather your own palette, then Anastasia Beverly Hills singles are good. As for me, I won’t repurchase in the nearest future because such singles aren’t profitable financially. Besides, their appearance leaves much to be desired.
Thanks for your attention!