While my no-buy has been in effect for a awhile (and I’ve been sort of failing that, but let’s not talk about that) I had a Nordstrom Note and decided to redeem it on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette! The metallics looked fun, and while I have plenty of purples and hot pinks, they’re colors I am drawn to and the glowing reviews by others convinced me that is what I should spend my note on.
The colors, as described on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website:
- Sails (Matte white)
- Yacht (Duo Chrome mauvy taupe with a violet shift)
- Seychelles (Metallic aqua marine)
- Palermo (Metallic jewel pink)
- Seaside (Duo Chrome silver with a subtle blue shift)
- Inheritance (Metallic true gold)
- Mediterranean (Metallic sky blue)
- Estate (Matte soft pastel peachy pink)
- Cabana (Matte muted birch mustard)
- Coastline (Matte pastel soft peach)
- Bahamas (Matte bright bold candy hot pink pressed pigment)
- Monte Carlo (Matte cool mid-tone pink)
- Cannes (Matte bright violet purple pressed pigment)
- Palm (Matte dark chocolate brown pressed pigment)
Since this palette had just been delivered, I have no review for you today. However, I do have some first impressions just by the swatches. But remember, applying makeup to your eyelid vs dragging into on your arm with your finger is entirely different. The metallics glided on so smoothly, I only needed 1 swatch. The mattes as you can see also pack a punch, but they needed more patting and to make the swatch not look so faded. (Dragging it across your arm makes it look like a tadpole.) It’s just the nature of mattes, it’s drier. But you probably wouldn’t swipe it onto your eyelids with your finger anyway, so it will honestly look just fine the way you apply it with a brush, especially with the pigment they are giving you! As usual, they are swatched over eyeshadow primer.
Ultra pigmented matte purples are notoriously difficult to formulate, and ABH really nailed it with this pressed pigment called Cannes!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. This palette has been purchased by me with my own money.