Anastasia Beverly Hills is a brand our os L.A that was made famous by their brow products. They have been expanding their line recently and getting more into the colour side of things.
This year they did a series of blogger/instagrammer collaborations where they let them come up with their own eyeshadow palette which I think is a really genius idea!
The Tamanna Palette is in collaboration with @Dressyouface on Instagram
(Click here to check out @dressyourface)
Firstly, the packaging – can we take a minute to talk about the packaging. It is stunning!! The rich red fading to a warm brown with gold foiling. It is certainly eye-catching. The palette itself is a cardboard palette with a magnetic closure. It’s very sturdy, not at all flimsy and would be great for travelling as it fits n your hand easily. The lid has a decent sized mirror in it, but the lid doesn’t stand up easily so you will have to hold it if you’re wanting to use it to apply makeup.
Inside the box you not only get the palette, but you also get a small double ended brush which surprisingly doesn’t suck. I actually did an eye look with it quite easily.
It also comes with five ‘Get the look cards’ that @dressyourface has put together for you using the palette. the cards have really good photos (not those sketchy type drawings other brands tend to use) and they go into enough details that even the basic beginner would be able to follow it.
The palette itself comes with ten shades. Its more of a warm neutral palette with pops of colour. There are 3 matte shades, 6 shimmers and 1 I would call a satin finish. It’s not a completely flat matte, but it also isn’t as shimmery as the others.
Here are the colours:
Fresh – a matte light beige cream
Blush – a shimmery pinky champagne
Venezia – a light turquoise with gold shimmer
Gilded – a shimmery metallic bronze
Custom – a shimmery taupe
Sangria – a shimmery reddish Burgundy
Bengal – is a semi matte camel brown – this is the satin finish that I was talking about.
Chocolate – a rich matte chocolate brown.
China Rose – a shimmery gold peach.
Noir – your standard matte black
When I first try out a new brand I have a tendency to critique their matte shadows first. As a general rule the matte formulation is the hardest to get right, in this palette they aren’t at all chalky, the pigmentation is really nice and they blend out easily. Especially the ‘Chocolate’ shade.
The pigmentation in the rest of the shadows is really nice and there was almost no fallout when blending so I am super impressed with them.
I really like the colour selection in this palette. It was one of those palettes that as soon as I opened the palette I thought ‘Wow, I am going to enjoy wearing this’ and I do. The neutrals make it very day time appropriate and the odd pop of colour thrown in makes it a fun palette for weekends and you can also smoke it up for dark dramatic evening looks.
I will certainly be doing some tutorials using this palette so keep an eye out for those coming up.
You can pick up the Tamanna palette here in Australia from Lipstick Republic – and for my readers if you enter ‘GlossyConfidential’ at the checkout you will get 10% off your entire order.
Have you been eyeing off the Tamanna Palette? What are your thoughts?