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Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles – More Shades Reviewed + Swatched

August 4, 2016

I’ve been adding more Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows to my collection. Ever since the full color line launched at Sephora and Ulta I’ve been exploring the brand more and have been really pleased with everything I’ve tried so far. As a lover of natural makeup looks I am happy to report that although the makeup from Anastasia Beverly Hills can indeed create dramatic looks, there are a lot of options for natural beauty lovers and that even though the textures are very pigmented – shimmers can be blended for a more diffused natural look. I reviewed three quads I made a few months ago. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows come in single pan format so you can pick and choose what colors you want. There is a magnetized 4 pan palette that is available for purchase or you can put these in your own compacts as well. Individual shadows are priced at $12 each or if you buy four at a time plus the compact they’re priced at $40.

Some of you spotted some new quads in my travel bags here, here and here and have asked for swatches. I have sixteen more shades to share swatches. Based on the reviews I’ve read online some are a miss, most seem to be hits. There are quite a few shades that are online only – it took me a long time to research shades, swatches and other reviews to decide which ones to order. I feel lucky that all with the exception of one shade are all hits.
I found that the palettes were great for travel. I brought 3 quads with me but really could have gotten away with just one. I normally bring the Urban Decay Naked Palettes (all the eye palettes swatched in this post here) with me but decided to change it up on my last trip.

Four quads I put together – I don’t keep the shades in the same palettes all the time, but for the most part they stay in these combinations. The colors are really versatile, well pigmented, easy to blend and layer, have minimal fallout after application, stay put – what more could I ask for? I find they work well with or without a base. I feel like a broken record when I say this, but my two go-to bases are either the Edward Bess Illuminating Eye Base or Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Rose Gold (both swatched in this post here).

Top left quad: Lace, Victorian, Pose, Truffle Glitter
Top right quad: Gleam, Birkin, Intense Gaze, Topaz
Bottom left quad: Touch of Lilac, Belize, Macaroon, Brownie
Bottom right quad: Amber, Glisten, Comfort, Dark Chocolate Shimmer

A closer look at my picks. There are several different finishes which include glitter, matte, metallic, satin and shimmer. I think the quality is great across all formulas based on what I’ve tried. Sephora separates the formulas by finish – although I find some of the shimmers to be more glittery/sparkly. The swatches below will help you see the degree of shimmer in each shade.
Descriptions as I see them:
  • Lace is the only one I found slightly disappointing, it’s a sheer ivory champagne, it’s a good blending shade, but pigment was on the sheer side
  • Victorian is an light antique patina olive shimmer
  • Touch of Lilac is a soft light shimmer with a hint of lilac
  • Belize is a medium warm peachy brown skin-toned shimmer
  • Pose is a deep purple shimmer
  • Truffle Glitter is a highly metallic sparkle brown with gold flecks
  • Macaroon is a sparkly metallic lavendar purple
  • Brownie is a sparkling gold-flecked brown
  • Amber is a pretty shimmering warm gold amber
  • Glisten is a peachy bronze shimmer
  • Gleam is a metallic champagne peach
  • Birkin is a matte warm brown
  • Comfort is a warm shimmering auburn
  • Dark Chocolate Shimmer is a dark matte black with gold flecks
  • Intense Gaze is a shimmery pink red
  • Topaz is a warm golden tan shimmer

A closer look:


Another thumbs up from me. I still have not tried any of the Anastasia pre-made palettes although a number of you have urged me to. There are a lot of items coming out for fall though and since I already have a lot to play with from her line shadow-wise, I think I’m set for a while. I have to set aside my budget for other items to test and feature so I probably will not be reviewing the palettes she has out now. Plus I splurged on her new Sweets Glow Kit (which I definitely did not need). Out of all the ones she has launched, Sundipped Glow Kit (reviewed here) is hands down my favorite just in case you were wondering.

I’m sure there are a number of dupes for the shadows I picked out in other lines but I’m overall really pleased with the pigment, level of shimmer and ease of blendability with all except for Lace which turned out to be too sheer for what I wanted. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad, I just didn’t like it as much as the others. I found other colors to be more special. If you do order these I do recommend ordering 4 at a time + the compact for the $40 price (versus buying them in one-offs at the $12 price per shadow).

You can find the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows at Sephora, Ulta Beauty, Macy’s and Anastasia Beverly Hills. Have you tried these yet? Which are your favorite colors?

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  • Hi, is there any way you can label which singles are in each quad? I think I can guess it but I'd like to know for sure. Maybe I am just missing something? Thanks.

  • All of these look sooo good! I wish it was easier to get ABH over here.
    Christina โ™ฅ

  • Those eyeshadow quads look amazing such an array of shades

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • Thanks Candice! I am so surprised that I've loved all of the colors I tried from her line!

  • These look stunning! I really want to try some of ABH's shadows.

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

  • omg they look soo pretty!! love macaroon ๐Ÿ™‚

    Xoxo Jessy

  • Lys

    These look so pretty! I especially like the brown shades. Seems like such a good deal for the price too.

  • They look amazing!! So pigmented, still got my eye out for ABH's liquid lipsticks though, so these might have to wait..

  • I saw you said you could put these in your own compacts… Are they a standard size? Will they fit in Mac palettes?

    • They are the same size as the MAC pans but the magnets are opposite in the ABH ones. You can put them in empty rectangular palettes if you own those.

  • Pose is such a stunning purple shade, I definitely need to pick up a few of these, they're all beautiful! x

  • The golden shades are so so gorgeous!!
    Jabeen x

  • Thanks for the helpful review and beautiful swatches! There are definitely a couple I had stayed away from (like pose) because they didn't show in the pan as well.

  • Thanks God, I already own most of these eyeshadows! Otherwise I would have run right away to Sephora!
    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and I love your reviews! ๐Ÿ˜€
    And I totally agree for Lace, it's my least favorite ABH eyeshadow :/

  • I'm honestly in love with these eyeshadows – they're just annoyingly hard to get in the UK! I definitely fancy a deeper shade so Dark Chocolate Shimmer, Truffle Glitter and Brownie are all contenders ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Hi Jasmine – so bummed they're hard to get in the UK! Hope you can find a way to buy them soon!

  • I want to try ABH shadows so badly! Unfortunately ABH doesn't have any brick-and-mortar locations in New Zealand. Lovely photos + review!

    • Awww bummed to hear this! Glad you liked the review though!

  • Beautiful picks! I really want to get macaroon! It looks beautiful.


    • Thanks Jenny! Macaroon is pretty indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I'm really getting into purple based eyeshadows lately and I think the shade Macaroon looks beautiful, I want to try some ABH shadows so much!

    Jen / Velvet Spring x

  • I still haven't tried anything from the brand but the glitter shades look amazing! Definitely added to my wishlist! x


  • I really want all of these ๐Ÿ™ Living in the UK is such a pain for high quality makeup!

    Jaynie Shannon * | Beauty and Lifestyle


  • Anonymous

    I tried out these shadows on a whim last month. I purchased Pink Champagne and Dusty Rose, and I instantly fell in love the moment I got home. I went back and purchased Hot Chocolate and Fresh and the quad palette to put them all in. I can see myself carrying these little palettes in my travels over my other larger palettes.
    Thanks for the swatches and reviews of the other shades. I am very excited to make a new little quad! I have my eyes on Pose and Touch of Lilac.

    • This comment made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you picked some good one!