Another Monday and another eyeshadow palette on my blog, it has become almost a tradition :) I bought quite a few eyeshadow palettes in the last couple of months and you know how passionate I am about eyeshadows, so I just have to share them with you. Today I want to talk about the Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Self-Made' palette (£27) which is the latest addition to her range. It was available in UK through Cult Beauty and Beauty Bay but at the moment is unfortunately out of stock on both sites but you still can get it from ABH website or from Sephora.
I have two other ABH palettes and the quality of them is great so I had no doubt about ordering the Self-Made palette. In my opinion is her best palette yet, from the packaging to the shades selection. The palette is made from high quality cardboard with a textured, almost fabric like, finish and a metallic logo on top. It looks really classy, well made and sleek. Inside the palette there is a good size mirror and, as usual, dual-ended brush which has a nice fluffy blending side and a flat shading end on the other side. It's a good quality brush that it's definitely usable.
There are 12 eyeshadows, 0.65g each, with different finishes. Their overall quality is very good, they're pigmented, smooth, soft and they blend like a dream. They kick up some product when swirling the brush in them so you have to be sure to tap off excess before applying them to the eyes. They perform really well on my eyes and I don't even need a primer, although using one enhances the colours and extend the longevity of the eye makeup.
Pink Champagne - metallic sparkly light pink shade, very pigmented and smooth.
Metallic Plum - deep brown with purple undertones, great pigmentation, very smooth, satin finish.
Self-Made - orange-y gold with lightly shimmery finish, it's lacking pigmentation and needs to be built-up quite heavily to appear as opaque as it's on the swatch.
Witchy - deep grey with olive undertones and golden sparkles, a bit crumbly in the pan but the pigmentation is great and it's very smooth.
Blush - duo-chrome light taupe with pink shift, it doesn't look pretty on the swatch bit it does on the eyes in real life, good pigmentation and buttery soft.
Blossom - medium pink with pearly finish, very good pigmentation and texture.
Buttery - very pale yellow with matte finish, buttery soft.
Deep Purple - vivid purple with blue undertones, satin finish, good pigmentation and formula.
Treasure - pale champagne gold, shimmery finish, very good pigmentation and very soft, almost crumbly formula.
Hot & Cold - shimmery medium bronze, great pigmentation and formula.
Sherbert - warm toned caramel brown, it contains tiny micro-shimmer which doesn't translate on to eyes so it looks like a matte shade, perfect crease colour, good pigmentation and silky soft.
Isla - pale mint green with subtle golden shift to it, good pigmentation and formula.
Spirit Rock - matte black with purple micro-glitter, great pigmentation and soft texture.
Hot Chocolate - deep chocolate brown with matte finish, great pigmentation and silky soft texture.
If you're looking for a new palette with variety of neutral shades but also with some fun colours to experiment with your eye makeup I think this is a good option. You get 12 great quality eyeshadows for a reasonable price.
What do you think of this ABH palette? Is it something you're tempted to get as your Christmas present?
PS. come back tomorrow for a Christmas surprise :)