Anastasia Beverly Hills has recently launched three new products. These include the Maya Mia Palette, Waterproof Crème Color in Jet, and #3 Brush which can all be purchased on www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com.
First off, I want to talk about the Maya Mia Palette. It was designed in collaboration with @maya_mia_y on Instagram. I’ve been playing around with this palette for the past few weeks and I must say it’s easily become one of my go-to eyeshadow palettes. I enjoy the fact that it contains mostly neutral shadows but also incorporates a few pops of color. As far as pigmentation goes, these shadows are great quality. I’m also a big fan of the packaging. I like how it’s made of cardboard, has a magnetic closure, and is relatively thin and compact. Not to mention the design is too cute! The palette is cruelty free, retails for $29, and is reasonably priced in my opinion, considering it includes 10 eyeshadows, a double ended eyeshadow brush, and “Get the Look” cards that show you how to achieve five different eyeshadow looks. Below, I’ve included swatches of each shadow.
The swatches above are of the first row of shadows in the palette. Vanilla has a satin finish, Warm Taupe, Sienna, Deep Brown, and Nude–which blends in with my skin tone– are all matte. One thing I’d like to mention is that this palette, like the Lavish Palette also by Anastasia Beverly Hills, includes Sienna. However, that doesn’t bother me seeing as Sienna is one of my favorite transition shades. The only shadow in the palette that I’m not head over heals about is Nude just because it doesn’t really show up on my skin. Having said that, it does work as a base shadow. Also, I’d like to make note that all of the photos in this post are unedited.
The bottom row of shadows only contains one matte shadow, that being Caramel. Aqua, Fresh Peach and Gold Bar have satin finishes and Glisten is shimmery.
The accompanying brush is double sided and is well-made. The bristles are soft and the flat shader brush side is good for packing on shadows, while the pointed pencil brush side is nice for applying shadow along the lower lash line or deepening your crease.
Next up is the Waterproof Crème Color in Jet. It retails for $18 and comes in a glass pot just like the ABH Dipbrow Pomade. I really like the texture of this product and the fact that it’s matte. I’m not really into the whole glossy/shiny eyeliner look so this is right up my alley. This can be used as a liner or a cream shadow. It would make the perfect base for a dark, dramatic black smokey eye because it doesn’t crease or smudge. As for the waterproof claim, they aren’t kidding! I applied the product to my wrist, let it set, then rubbed vigorously and it didn’t even budge. Oh, and I didn’t even mention the intensity of the product. This stuff is black! Not an off-black or grayish black, but a true inky black color. Below is a swatch of the Waterproof Crème Color.
Lastly, we have the #3 Brush. It retails for $18. It’s flat and tapers to a point which makes it ideal for lining the eyes. You can flip the brush on its side and create a super thin line or use the other side and create a much thicker line. I also find that this brush is helpful in creating winged liner looks. Below, I’ve drawn some lines using the #3 Brush and Waterproof Crème Color.