Thursday, 9 October 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette Review

Anastasia Beverly recently launched their palette in collaboration with Tamanna Roashan, a well-known makeup artist (Instagram: dressyourface). This palette has 10 fall eyeshadow shades and retails for $35 CAD ($29 USD). 
I was initially going to get Maya Mia one but then Tamanna palette came out and the colors were more appealing to me. 
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Packaging
I love the Middle Eastern/Indian inspired look to it! Tamanna is half Indian and half Afghan, so this packaging reflects her cultural background.

The palette also comes with a dual-ended eyeshadow brush. It's a good brush! I rarely use the brushes that come with my palettes but not with this one. I actually used it a few times now.

It also comes with 'Get the Looks' cards that comes with 5 different looks.


There are steps listed on the back of each card. These instructions are quite easy to follow and I'm glad these cards were included with the kit.


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Shades

It comes with 10 shades that are claimed to be compliment all skin tones: Fresh, Blush, Venezia, Glided, Custom, Sangria, Bengal, Chocolate, China Rose and Noir
Photo credit: dressyourface (Instragram) 

Here's how she describes each shade (I got the following details from Tamanna's Instagram photo):
Fresh: Full pigmented creamy Matte - highlight a clean bold browbone without looking like a shiny disco ball
Blush: Smooth Shimmery Highlight - great to add pop of shine to tear duct or all over the lid for a clean yet light-reflective look 
Venezia: Gorgeous teal blue shimmer for the perfect pop of bold color inspired by the exotic jewels of India and the Middle East
Glided: Rich antique gold that glides on like a cream with beautiful metallic finish 
Custom: Highly versatile metallic grey-taupe (can be used for both soft and dramatic smokey eye looks) 
Sangria: Fully pigmented rich cranberry shimmer that glides on effortlessly and blend into a softer rose hue 
Bengal: Silky-soft matte brown (crease shade) 
Chocolate: Heavy long-lasting dark brown to create depth to any look without having to build (matte)
China Rose: The perfect blend of gold, pink and coral. All in one silky satiny shade inspired by South Asian textiles.  
Noir: Blackest black you will ever use (matte)


I like all colors but my favorite is sangria! I also find myself using more Blush, Venezia and Chocolate more than others. 
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Swatches


The colors are quite pigmented. Sangria, Chocolate and Noir are much more pigmented than others.


Here's a closeup of the swatches of Fresh, Blush, Venezia, Glided and Custom.


Here's a closeup of the swatches of SangriaBengal, Chocolate, China Rose and Noir.


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Overall Impression

This is my first Anastasia Beverly Eyeshadow palette! It's great for fall! It's a good value; you get a range of 10 shades (0.025 oz each). It's great for travel! You can create a number of looks with it. The colors are beautiful and pigmented. These eyeshadows are long wearing and I barely noticed any fallouts. 
I love the shades Venezia, Sangria, Chocolate and Noir but my favorite is Sangria. I love how you can create a subtle look for daytime and something more dramatic for night.
Would I recommend it? Yes! It's a great palette especially for the price! If the colors appeal to you, then I say go for it for sure! It's limited edition though, so get your hands on it before it's soldout.

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