Product Review | Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Product Details (from Sephora's website): What it is: An essential smoky-eye shadow collection with 14 shades, featuring neutral, cool-toned mattes and metallics. These shadows feature Anastasia Beverly Hills’ signature full-pigment, and easy-to-blend formula. The palette includes double-ended brush for effortless application.
This Set Contains:
- 14 x Eyeshadows in Fresh, Birch, Twig, Slate, Noir, Pearl, Steampunk, Rose Quartz, Ember, Bloom, Cinder, Teak, Dystopian, Cyborg
Review: I purchased this using my Ulta Cash Points for $27 when it went on sale. The odd thing is the following day, this product says it is no longer available online at Ulta. Currently, if you search for it on Ulta's website, it will direct you to the Soft Glam Palette. I am not sure if this was a limited edition launch or what, but Ulta no longer sells this particular palette.
The packaging is a copper glittered box with a gritty texture with a lighter rose gold typography. The actual palette has the same texture which I appreciate compared to the velour packaging of the Soft Glam which attracts so much dirt and dust. The palette comes with a mirror and 14 pans (7 mattes and 7 shimmers). Similar to the Soft Glam Palette (which I also own), the matte shades are extremely soft which results to a heavier powder kick up upon a touch of a brush. However, they are very pigmented. The shimmers on this palette pack a better punch than the Soft Glam Palette (hence its name, I guess).
While the formula of the Soft Glam Palette is just as beautiful, pigmented and long-wearing as this one, I prefer the color story of this palette. I was surprised that I even purchased this because it is a cooler-toned palette. I typically lean towards warmer shades. The mattes blend so well on top of each other and mixed with the bright coral shade "Bloom", it add warmth to all of the matte shades which works so well for me. I love all the shimmer shades on this palette although my least favorite is Steampunk, a really warm yellow gold. This is not a deal breaker though because I use pretty much every shade in this palette. I have used this palette every single day since purchasing it, in combination with other palettes. I am actually leaning towards using this palette for my eyeshadow look on my wedding day.
I do not own many cool-toned palettes (the Natasha Denona Star Palette is probably the other cooler toned palettes I own) and the fact that I am getting so much use out of this, I definitely think this is a must have. You can skip the Soft Glam Palette but definitely do not loose sleep on this one.