Friday, 11 September 2015

Anastasia Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette


I have been loving Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products lately, but whenever I made up my mind to order their eye shadow palettes they were mostly sold out. This time I was lucky enough to get my hands on the shadow couture palette and to be honest Pink Champagne is prolly the only reason I got hooked to this palette :p





Packaging is sleek and travel friendly with a small mirror inside. The shadows are compactly arranged but aren't that difficult to work with. It comes with a dual ended brush which is nothing fancy.



The palette contains 12 eye shadows ranging from vibrant mattes to shimmers and bold metallics. 



Soft Peach: peachy beige with a matte finish
Morocco: reddish brown with a matte finish
Heirloom: egg plant purple with silver flakes 
Bellini: golden orange with a satin finish
Pink Champagne: sparkly rosy taupe with metallic finish
Chic: muted gold with metallic finish
(P.S : Sorry for the bad picture quality of first row swatches)


Spoiled: peachy gold with metallic finish
Fudge: chocolate brown with a matte finish
Azure: vibrant blue with a metallic finish
Intense Gaze: coral with a satin finish
Metallic: yellow gold with metallic finish


Noir: carbon black with a matte finish 

As with most eye shadows, a primer would bring out the colors of these shadows and make them last long. The texture of soft peach and morocco is powdery, fudge and noir are better in comparison to the two. Azure and metallic show a good color payoff on swatches whereas chic and spoiled are poorly pigmented. The metallic shadows can be intensified using mac fix+ which is quite a common practice. 

Over all this palette has good range of shadows to create dramatic or neutral looks. I would rate it 3/5.

Pros:
-travel friendly
-wide range of colors
-inexpensive

Cons:
-some shadows lack pigmentation
-product fallout

It retails for 30$ on Anastasia Beverly Hills website . I ordered online from facebook page Mac Addict for around PKR 4500.




23 comments:

  1. I noticed a thing that Anastasia Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette showed average performance,even though price is so high. That is surprising.

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    1. I dont know what has always been the hype about her palettes i am not sure about the quality of the previous ones but this one's not at all impressive ..

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  2. The shades are gorgeous. But too bad, the color payoff isn't very impressive. Nice review

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    1. I was expecting more from this palette .. :(

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  3. Wow thanks to your review, I'm gonna pass on this one. The pigmentation isn't impressive at all. Thanks for the honest review!

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  4. lovely review ... but it seems a lil expensive as per the quality... my perception :)
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    1. for the quality I agree it is .. thanks i will :)

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  5. The color payoff does not seem to be impressive at all, wonder what's the hype about. Metallic looks good though <3

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    1. it is not impressive.. i have vowed to "dont believe the hype" and hope to stick by it :p

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  6. Gorgeous colors but its bad that they does not show up the way it should be. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Hey Ana,
    You visited my blog and left your comment there, so I definitely had to check your blog and I must say it's nice. You seem to be pro at makeup, I guess, i'll learn a lot from your blog.
    I love the shades in this palette but if they lack pigmentation then why should we use Anastasia, we can use any normal palette. It should deliver the quality. Loved your review and blog. :)
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    1. thanks Nyda you are more than welcome to ask makeup related queries :) you can give this palette a pass

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  8. Nice review! Eventhough this was raved about I love your honesty because there was something about it that stopped me from LOVING it. Thanks for saving me from splurging on this :P xo

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    1. I am glad i saved you and a couple of followers from splurging on this :p

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  9. I noticed the top row isn't pigmented enough. Bummer!

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    1. keep in mind that the picture quality of first row is not that good .. these shadows do lack pigmentation but can be worked with primer underneath :)

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  10. that BLACK is making me drool!
    xx
    Maliha Rao / Red Alice Rao

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    1. noir is literally drool worthy .. thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. With that price tag it would have been great if all the shades were well pigmented, nice swatches :)

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  12. Noir is love but still i dont think so that this palette is worth buying with this price tag. Nice review honey <3

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  13. Love the swatches .. thanks for the great review ♡♡
    Makeupoholics

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