Makeup Royalty | Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches

Makeup Royalty | Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches |

Hey Beauties! 

I think we all have those beauty brands that spark the excitement in our makeup addict hearts, the brands that we follow religiously and collect without fail. Personally, I have quite a few “ride or die” brands but one that has skyrocketed right to the top of the list is Anastasia Beverly Hills. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) jumped onto my radar in late 2014 when word of their brow pencils and contour palettes (the first of it’s kind!) started to take over the Youtube universe. My makeup idols like Jaclyn Hill started preaching the praises of this newer brand and I was all over it, the only problem was ABH was no where to be found in Canada and the international shipping was just too hard to swallow. 

My prayers for a Canadian retailer were finally answered when just last month Sephora started to stock all of the ABH a girl could ask for. 

I immediately jumped on the liquid lipsticks (review coming soon) and then the second the infamous Anastasia eyeshadows were released, I placed a massive order. 

Makeup Royalty | Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches |

While Anastasia is known for its eyeshadow palettes that tend to sell out in days, they also have an incredible range of single eyeshadows that rival other brands like MAC and Makeup Geek. 

The Details

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Shadows retail for $16 CAD/$12 USD and come in 0.059oz(1.7g) individual refill pans that can be organized in custom storage systems like Z Palettes or even pre-made palettes from Anastasia. 

There are 84 shades in an incredible range from neutral crease colors and basics to vibrant, bold pops of color and shimmer. The shades are divided into 8 formulations, each with their own unique textures and abilities. They are described as – 

Ultra Matte – a blendable suede-like formula that provides a smooth, opaque matte finish

Velvet – a weightless formula with a buttery texture and soft sheen

Satin – a luminous formula that provides decadent color with a silk-like finish

Shimmer – a light-reflective, finely-milled formula that provides a lustrous finish

Sparkle – a smooth formula with light-reflecting particles that provide a dazzling finish

Metallic – a rich, velvety formula that provides a high shine finish

Titanium – a highly pigmented metallic shadow with a smooth texture and intense multi-dimensional shimmer

Duo-Chrome – a high intensity formula with color shifting, prismatic iridescence

The Haul & Swatches

I did some pretty extensive research before making my purchase and after looking up swatches for a few hours I had a list a mile long but I narrowed it down to 17 shades. The shades I picked up are (L-R) – 

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Birkin – an ultra-matte warm beige mauve

Fawn – an ultra-matte soft, neutral olive

Burnt Orange Matte – an ultra-matte pastel pink

Sienna – an ultra-matte earthy brown

Fudge – an ultra-matte rich warm brown

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Babycakes – an ultra-matte pastel pink

Buon Fresco – an ultra-matte antique lavender

Dusty Rose – a velvet dusty lilac

Macaroon – a titanium pastel lavender

Pink Champagne – a titanium pinky beige shimmer

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Chocolate Crumble – a titanium smoky amethyst

Chiffon – a titanium antique gold

Metal – a titanium silver gold

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Blushing – a duo-chrome rosy lilac

Peach Sorbet – a metallic rose champagne

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Emerald – a metallic rich forest green

Prussian Blue – a titanium reflective peacock blue


Can we just take a second to appreciate how stunning those shadows are? Every single one of the shadows I purchased is absolutely beautiful. They are richly pigmented and have fantastic opacity in one swipe. The mattes are incredibly smooth, buttery and soft, they blend seamlessly in seconds and practically do all of the work for you. The shimmer and metallic shades, especially the newest releases, are ultra-creamy and smooth with a beautiful foiled finish. 

I could not be happier with my ABH shadows, they far exceeded my expectations and I can only see my collection growing. I really love that ABH is so dedicated to creating incredible products with incredible formulas and innovations. It means so much to me as a consumer and a makeup lover that they hold themselves to such high standards and they are constantly evolving, reformulating and improving. 

You can purchase Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadows and other products at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and ABH as well as in 25 different countries. 

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Makeup Royalty | Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches |



  1. Jen27
    April 15, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Ooh, you got such a great range of shades! I've been super curious about these- thanks for the swatches- they're beautiful! Have a great weekend!

  2. Shannon Mckenna
    April 15, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    WOW! These colors are amazing! And it looks so smooth! I might have to check it out 😀 Great post! 🙂

  3. Cheyenne1021
    April 15, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Those colors are all so beautiful! I would have probably picked the same colors, or ones close to these. Very nice choices!

  4. Molly
    April 15, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    These are all so pretty but Macaroon is gorgeous!!Molly and Stacie

  5. Sara Geffrard
    April 15, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Amazing color palette! Emerald is my fave! I really like the names too; they're appropriate.

  6. Rachel Gault
    April 15, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Those colors are so pretty! Great pairings!

  7. Lindsey Aleson
    April 15, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    Beautiful. I especially all of the second photo! So beautiful!

  8. The Blue Jean
    April 15, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Those are very beautiful swatches. I just started wearing make up.

  9. Katherine Rosie
    April 16, 2016 / 12:06 am

    I've never thought to try any other ABH products other than their brow products – these swatches are gorgeous and I definitely need to have a look at these online! <3 Katherine Rosie | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  10. MaBelleVie Lifestyle Blog
    April 16, 2016 / 12:07 am

    the shades you picked are so pretty. I have been wanting to get some but im still not sold yet

  11. Chelsea Olivia
    April 16, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Oh my gosh, you picked the most perfect selection of shades!! I think I need to invest!

  12. Reporter On The Road
    April 16, 2016 / 8:30 am

    These shades are really pretty! I like the macaron color one! Thank you for sharing these ones!! 🙂

  13. David Tofie
    April 16, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Lovely colors, you fascinated me with your pretty photos. Great choice. 🙂

  14. Elwardi Abdellah
    April 16, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Brautiful colors and every one can express your feeling and add a new touch to your life

  15. Fred Experience
    April 16, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I watch Ru Paul and I always see this are their sponsors. Looks like they are really popular. Love the colors, amazing!- Fred Erick

  16. Eloise Maoudj-Riley
    April 16, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Love all the colors you've shown, especially the shimmery ones! thanks for sharing: )

  17. Breakfast at Lillys
    April 16, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    All of your beauty posts are so in depth and I love the photography.xoxo, Jenny

  18. Eugenia
    April 16, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    ABH seems like an awasome beauty brand, love this color palette! Prussian Blue is simply stunning! I should check it out at Sephora!

  19. Jessica from a monkey and his mama
    April 16, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    beautiful colors! I love the pink champagne. and the prices aren't bad at all!

  20. Anonymous
    April 16, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Wow those are some great shades! I like the matte or slightly shimmery versions the most.

  21. Erlene A
    April 16, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Very nice colors. I like the first set of eye shadows since I'm more of a neutral type gal.

  22. Pellerini
    April 16, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I love Anastasia's brow products! I'll have to check out her shadows now! Are they long lasting? (I love the colors you chose too!)

  23. Sartorial Diner
    April 17, 2016 / 12:40 am

    Ahh I can't believe I've had access to these all along and I haven't taken advantage of it. Thanks for sharing and love the colors that you've chosen!Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  24. AnchorsandHoney
    April 17, 2016 / 8:46 am

    The colors are amazing. Perfect for spring.

  25. Amy Jones
    April 17, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I love the prussian shadow!, i would look amazing with this amazing purple eyeliner i have. =)

  26. Lottie L'amour
    April 17, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    I love the look of these shadows! The Prussian is by far my favourite though – I love a bit of ABH anyway, their brow pomade is the best!Lottie xx

  27. Julie @MomFabulous
    April 17, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Beautiful colors! I wear eye shadow every day, so I'll have to check these out.

  28. Cat
    April 17, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    The colors are gorgeous!! I am loving all of the shimmery shades.

  29. Jasmine
    April 18, 2016 / 12:06 am

    These are some pretty shades. I really need to get my hands on these.

  30. ELG
    April 18, 2016 / 2:32 am

    You always take such great photos. I've been looking for a nice gold eyeshadow!

  31. Brianna George
    April 18, 2016 / 3:53 am

    such a beautiful palette. I like the green and blues in the shadows and the champagne as well.

  32. Chrissy
    April 18, 2016 / 5:58 am

    Love the color palette you chose – love the birkin and the macaron shade!

  33. adriana nudo
    April 18, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Chocolate crumble and Prussian blue are my favorites! I love these, Anastasia Hills has been killing it!

  34. Wendy G
    April 18, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    Gorgeous shades and nice pigmentation. Can't wait to try!

  35. SveetesKapes
    April 18, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    How does one choose just a few colors from so many great choices of colors!? Such fun names they have and looks like a really smooth finish too, will check it out for sure. xx, Kusum |

  36. Oksana Radionova
    April 19, 2016 / 2:43 am

    I have been wanting to try this line for such a long time, but the variety (and price!) is a bit overwhelming.

  37. Myanmarr was great!
    April 19, 2016 / 8:59 am

    What a mental amount of colours! I can barely count to 84 let along come up with 84 distinct colours. A talent I would say

  38. Camille Elena Gutierrez
    April 19, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    All of these colors are GORGEOUS and I need!

  39. Fairy Princess Jord
    April 21, 2016 / 7:47 am

    I love the shimmer in these colors, so pretty!

  40. Azwa
    May 10, 2016 / 2:44 am

    I love the ultra mattes! I wish it wasn't that expensive here in Malaysia 🙁

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