Anastasia Beverly Hills recently launched this limited edition palette in July online and at Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Ulta, and Dillards. Since the only one of those stores available in my province is Sephora, I wasn’t sure if my location would even be receiving the palette. Yet at my most recent visit to Sephora, I was shocked and excited to see it! I went with Claudia (as per usual with our shopping addiction) and as soon as I swatched it, I immediately called her over to look at its beauty.
It retails for $30 US and $39 Canadian which is pretty good for such a great palette – especially since many of us are willing to pay $60 or more for eyeshadow palettes.
It comes in a really cute gold and black box, with a matching pattern on the palette in the usual ABH flip-style. It’s sleek and relatively small, which makes it great for travel – hence the name! It reminds me of the Great Gatsby with the gold and black, rich colours, and sparkles.
I love the overall theme to this palette. It’s described as a fashion-forward palette with a luxurious feel to the colours. It’s a warmer palette that has 12 shades – a combination of mattes, satins, and metallics. It can be used wet or dry, and some shades (like Pink Champagne) really come to life when you dampen the brush first. I think it’s such a gorgeous array of shades, with warm blending colours, shimmer, and also a couple pops of bold colour.
The brush it comes with is actually a great brush – it’s double ended, with a smaller crease definer and a larger fluffy side to blend. The only downside is it’s not ideal for packing on colour, especially those with shimmer or a metallic finish.
The shades: (swatched dry with fingers)
Soft peach is gorgeous as a lid shade or transition shade, and Morocco makes such a beautiful transition shade, especially with a smokey eye! Pink Champagne is one of my favourite shades from the palette, though it doesn’t look nearly as impressive on camera. In person it is shimmery heaven! I wasn’t that impressed with Spoiled, I found it a bit on the dry side. Noir also felt a bit dry and stiff, although it does blend out nicely once worked a bit.
Overall, I’m pretty in love with this palette. My favourite shades are Morocco, Pink Champagne, Intense Gaze, and Metallic.
What are your thoughts on this palette?