Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette ($45) is a new 14 shade palette that launched for Holiday 2018 that includes 12 all new shades and two bestselling shades to create a smoky eye look. According to the brand this is a “cool-toned” palette but I’m honestly feeling like it has more warmer shades than cooler tones but feel free to correct me.
I mean I sort of get where they are going with the cooler tones as there are a few shades here that lean towards being cooler but one you start applying, blending, and fiddling around with these shades I think the looks that come out of the experience are quite warm. The palette also fails to bring together anything new or unique but it’s still an assortment of colors that I am happy to have all housed in one place none the less. The one thing you can always count on with Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette is the fact the shades always work well together and that would be the case with the Sultry Eyeshadow Palette. There’s no guessing games here, all the shades just work really, really well together and it’ll be a great essential palette for work, evenings out, and plenty of sparkly Holiday looks.
The palette comes housed in some of the base packaging I’ve seen to date from Anastasia Beverly Hills! Both the compact and the box that it comes is glittery coppery bronze (it does have a gritty feel and texture). It’s quite an upgrade from the typical velvet covered compacts the brand prefers to house their eyeshadows in. As I said above it holds 14 shades each of which is 0.29 oz each and $45. Typically ABH Eyeshadow Palettes contain 14 shades that are 0.28 oz each and $42 so, the price is a little higher this time around but you are getting a smidge more product. As always the palette comes with a dual-sided brush but I do wish at some point in the future they might fit in a get-the-look guide as well!
- Cinder (metallic cool-toned beige taupe with gold flecks)
- Fresh (ultra-matte ivory pink)
- Twig (ultra-matte mid-toned taupe)
- Pearl (metallic pearl white with a soft pink undertone)
- Teak (metallic golden brown)
- Steampunk (metallic topaz bronze)
- Dystopian (ultra-matte dark ash brown)
- Rose Quartz (metallic soft peach with a pink shift)
- Cyborg (metallic silver with a violet undertone)
- Ember (metallic bronzed khaki)
- Slate (ultra-matte slate grey)
- Bloom (ultra-matte coral pink)
- Noir (ultra-matte deep black)
- Birch (ultra-matte mid-toned yellow taupe)
As I said above the palette has shades that all really work well together. There’s a great selection of bronzes, taupes, browns, and even some grays and black for a more traditional cooler smoky eye. The only shade that was out of place here was Bloom with is a cool matte pink coral. It’s a weird color to include and I’m curious how people will use it in looks. How do you think it would best work!? As I mentioned above the palette doesn’t really contain any truly unique shades I mean I see several shades I can easily replicate from some of my Too Faced Palettes like Steampunk, Cinder, and Teak. There are just all very common bronze-y browns that appear in many different palettes I own. None the less, I’m still quite happy to have them in on place with other shades that play nicely with them. If you can get past the unoriginal aspect of the palette you might find yourself comfortable using this for daily evening looks or even as a great travel palette.
The palette contains 7 mattes and 7 sparkly metallics all of which have a soft, loosely packed formula that has some fall out but not as bad as one would imagine with a formula like this. The shadows have a very soft, silky texture and apply and blend very easily on my lids with excellent pigmentation. Again, ABH rarely fails in the quality department and the shadows are fantastically formulated as always.
Do you need the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette? Probably not but I don’t regret the purchase and I’m happy with the quality!
Will you be indulging in it?
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette launches October 5th at the retailers below!
Where to buy
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow is a new, limited edition 14 shade eyeshadow palette that launched for Holiday 2018. This palette includes 12 brand new shades as well as 2 cult-favorite shades in an assortment of taupes, bronzes, browns, and more traditional smoky shades like black and gray. The palette is marketed as a cooler toned palette but I felt like it ran warm once applied and blended. The palette is $45 making it $3 more than the typical $42 ABH Eyeshadow Palette however, the eyeshadows are a smidge larger at 0.29 oz each compared to 0.28 oz. It’s not a terribly unique palette but overall, I don’t regret the purchase sine the eyeshadow formula is velvety smooth with excellent application, blendability, and pigment!
- Beautifully formulated eyeshadows with excellent pigment.
- Great selection of smokier shades for glam evening eye looks.
- Not terribly unique, shades can be easily replicated if you own a lot of eyeshadow palettes.
- Not exactly cool-toned.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette should be a tempting pick up for those who collect the brand’s palettes or anyone looking for a sparkly dramatic look for evenings out. This palette does have some fab shades that will create great looks for holiday parties and nights out.