In this review I’ll be looking at Anastasia pressed eyeshadow singles in the shades Custard, Red Earth, Blazing, and Hot Chocolate.
This matte eye look was created with Red Earth all over the lid, Blazing in the crease, Hot Chocolate in the outer eye corner, and Custard on the brow bone. All eyeshadows were applied over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Also used was Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown and Dior Diorshow mascara.
Anastasia Custard is a matte pressed eyeshadow in a 26 mm pan that sells for $12USD at Sephora and Ulta. Anastasia describes this shade as an “ultra-matte warm sand.” I found the color to be a matte light warm beige.
This shade has a soft, buttery consistency that gives it a fair bit of kick-up in the pan. However, this consistency allows it to go on smoothly and gives it great pigmentation. Despite the kick-up in the pan, I didn’t actually get much fallout on the eye while applying, and the shadow blended very nicely. This color isn’t particularly flashy, but it worked well as a base shade and brow bone highlight due to it being close to my skin tone. Over primer, this shadow lasted me about 12 hours.
A good base shade that applies smoothly and blends well
Anastasia Red Earth is a matte pressed eyeshadow in 26 mm pan that sells for $12USD at Sephora and Ulta. Anastasia describes this shade as an “ultra-matte reddish-brown.” I would agree with this description, although I think the red is pretty subtle considering the shade name. This color is somewhat similar to Blazing but more brown.
This shadow has a similar consistency to Custard, but it did not apply quite as smoothly. I had a little patchiness upon application, but another layer and some blending was able to even it out. The color is quite pigmented and aside from using another layer to even out, it was opaque in one layer. I did have a little bit fallout during application but none throughout the day. With primer, this shadow lasted me about 12 hours.
A pigmented shade that has some patchiness but is still not too much trouble to work with
Anastasia Blazing is a matte pressed eyeshadow in a 26 mm pan that sells for $12USD at Ulta. Anastasia describes the shade as an “ultra-mate brick-red.” This color is somewhat similar to Red Earth but has a more red tone. It’s not a true red but more of an earthy terra cotta.
This shadow has a similar consistency to Custard and Red Earth without the patchiness of Red Earth. The color applied smoothly with minimal fallout and had great pigmentation. If you have used the Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette, this shadow will feel similar to the mattes in that palette. Over primer, this shadow lasted me about 12 hours.
A pigmented shade that is easy to apply and blend
Anastasia Hot Chocolate is a matte pressed eyeshadow in a 26 mm pan that sells for $12USD at Sephora and Ulta. Anastasia describes this shade as an “ultra-matte warm dark brown.” I would agree with this description — the color is definitely a matte warm tone and a deeper brown.
This shadow again had a soft, buttery consistency that had some kick-up in the pan but little actual fallout. I didn’t encounter patchiness with this shadow, although I did find it a little difficult to blend out its edges. It may help to apply a base shadow close to your skin tone, like Custard for me, to help blend out the edges of this shade. With primer, I was able to get about 12 hours of wear with this color.
A pigmented shade that is easy to apply but somewhat difficult to blend