In this review, I’ll be looking at Anastasia pressed eyeshadow singles in the shades Amber, Glisten, Sunset, and Dark Chocolate Shimmer.
This eye look was created with Amber all over the lid, Glisten in the crease, Sunset on the lower lash line, and Dark Chocolate Shimmer in the outer eye corner. All eyeshadows were applied over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Also used was Tarte Maneater mascara.
Anastasia Amber is a shimmery pressed eyeshadow that sells for $12USD on Anastasia’s website. Anastasia describes this shade as a “rich, multi-dimensional gold.” I would describe this color as a shimmery champagne gold.
This shadow had an almost creamy consistency that applied evenly and smoothly. It had decent pigmentation but was a little more sheer than other Anastasia shadows. I didn’t encounter too much fallout during application and no fallout after application. Over primer, this shadow lasted me about 11 hours.
A smooth, creamy application but a little more sheer
Anastasia Glisten is a shimmery pressed eyeshadow that sells for $12USD at Sephora and Ulta. Anastasia describes this shade as a “metallic, shimmery beige.” I found this description to be fairly accurate. The beige color was more of a medium beige.
This shadow had a smooth, almost creamy consistency like Amber. However, it had greater pigmentation that allowed it to have complete opaque coverage in one layer. There was minimal fallout, and the shadow blended well with other colors. Over primer, I got about 12 hours of wear.
Smooth, even application with great pigmentation
Anastasia Sunset is a shimmery pressed eyeshadow that sells for $12USD at Sephora and Ulta. Anastasia describes this shade as a “metallic copper penny.” I found this color to be a very shimmery copper.
This shadow had a very creamy consistency that applied smoothly and evenly with little fallout. The pigmentation was fantastic, requiring only one layer to completely cover. This color was able to cover other much darker shades with little difficulty. Over primer, I was able to get about 12 hours of wear.
Fantastic pigmentation that applies smoothly and blends well
Anastasia Dark Chocolate Shimmer is a glittery pressed eyeshadow that sells for $12USD on Anastasia’s website. Anastasia describes this shade as a “dark brown with shimmer.” I found this color to be a dark cool toned brown with a silver sparkle.
While Anastasia describes this shade as a shimmer, it had more of a matte base with a glitter layer. I didn’t really see the glitter come out much when I used it with regular primer, but a glitter primer may help it stand out more. This shadow had a drier consistency than other Anastasia shadows, but it still applied evenly and with little fallout. I did, however, encounter some difficulty blending out the edges of the shadow. Over primer, this shadow lasted me about 10 hours.
Pigmented, but a little hard to blend and difficult to see the glitter