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Just a few short years ago, I felt like the only mainstream, mid to high-end brands to offer eyeshadow as individual singles were MAC and Make Up For Ever. However, now everyone is getting on the singles bandwagon when it comes to bespoke palettes (I mentioned this would be a trend in my post here). Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on two new shades available at Sephora and Ulta in my Anastasia Beverly Hills eye shadow singles review.
To start, this is no small collection. Sephora offers over 80 shades in Anastasia Beverly Hills new eye shadow singles. Considering this is a new full line, that’s pretty impressive when MAC offers around 150ish singles and have been around a lot longer. These shades are able to fit in any standard magnetic custom palette (like a Z palette) and are the same size as the traditional MAC pans. She offers five finishes – glitter, matte, metallic, satin, shimmer. MAC offers eight – frost, lustre, matte, matte2, satin, veluxe, veluxe pearl, velvet (plus random duo chromes and LE).
The biggest “administrative” difference in ABH’s singles vs. MAC is the price. MAC has dropped their price of single shadow pans/refills to just $6 in the U.S., where ABH will run you $12 each (and you’ll need to buy a palette unless you’re ok with just having a bunch of loose shadows all over the place). A palette of four custom-picked shades with ABH’s custom palette will cost $40 (a $56 value).
The two shades I picked up are Pink Champagne (pink-beige shimmer) and Chiffon (antique gold). I think they’re pretty spot-on in regards to describing the colors, so if you’re having troubles ordering online, be confident in the descriptions.
These eye shadows are super pigmented, blendable and have little-to-no fall out. They remind me most of Urban Decay in regards to ‘creaminess.’ MAC’s tend to be drier and more buildable. Chiffon is a perfect one-eyeshadow-look shade, where I can just use a MAC 217 or Sigma E25 brush and dust is all over the lid and through the crease for an easy look. Pink Champagne is more of a special occasion shade. It’s VERY sparkly/glittery (almost… but it’s not a glitter-finish) and looks super cool on the lid.
Overall, I’ve read and seen nothing but positive things about the Anastasia Beverly Hills eye shadow singles and completely agree they’re gorgeous in shade selection, texture, and wearability/longevity. My one gripe is the price point is a tad high. Maybe if these were $10 (and $8 when purchasing four in the palette), it would be more aligned with the brand’s overall price point. Would I purchase any more shades: If I had a Sephora or Ulta gift card OR if there was a truly unique shade I couldn’t dupe anywhere else (which may happen because she has great shades). I just think at the price, there are many other options (especially with MAC being $6 now… and Makeup Geek at $6, etc.).
Have you tried her single shadows? Would you pick up a couple if you haven’t? I hope this Anastasia Beverly Hills eye shadow singles review helped you make a decision. Let me know in the comments!
Happy Sparkly Eyeshadow,