Today I’m sharing my Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles review and swatches with you. I’ve purchased a TON of the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow singles for this post. I haven’t really seen other bloggers review the singles, so I thought you would enjoy seeing them from me. I thought I had every single finish, but I seem to be missing sparkle. To be clear, I received no discount when purchasing these shadows.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles Review and Swatches
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Anastasia Beverly Hills is cruelty free.
$12 individual pan, .059 oz (1.7 g)
$40 – 4 eyeshadows
$70 – 8 eyeshadows
I’ve been told that the following shades are vegan – Aqua, Deep Brown, Dragonfly, Emerald, Fresh Green, Glisten, Gold Bar, Legend, Metallic, Soft Gold, Teal Shimmer, Warm Taupe, Bone, Chai, Fawn, Gold Rush, Moss, Smoke, Stone, Victorian, Ash Brown.
Eye Shadow Formula Guide
Titanium – A highly-pigmented metallic shadow with a smooth texture and intense multidimensional shimmer. Apply wet for a pure liquid-metal finish.
Duo-Chrome – A high-intensity formula with color shifting, prismatic iridescence.
Ultra-Matte – A blendable suede-like formula that provides a smooth, opaque matte finish.
Metallic – A rich, velvety formula that provides a high-shine finish.
Satin – A luminous formula that provides decadent color with a silk-like finish.
Shimmer – A light-reflective, finely-milled formula that provides a lustrous finish.
Sparkle – A smooth formula with light-reflecting particles that provide a dazzling finish.
Velvet – A weightless formula with a buttery texture and soft sheen.
Shadows Included In This Post
- ULTRA MATTE – Day Rate, Soft Peach, Stone, Smoke, Rich Brown, Nude, Birkin, Ash Brown, Violet, Red Earth, Deep Brown, Blanc, Cream, Fawn
- TITANIUM – Rosette, Wine, Midnight, Mermaid, Pink Champagne, Metal
- METALLIC – Denim Smokey, Rose, Peach Sorbet, Star Cobalt, Labyrinth, Victorian
- SATIN – Pose, Bling, Amber, Gem
- DUOCHROME – Dragonfly, Opaline
- VELVET – Dusty Rose, RTW
- SHIMMER – Teal Shimmer
Row 1 – Amber, Peach Sorbet, Pink Champagne, Rose, Metal, Victorian, Bling
Row 2 – Deep Brown, Rich Brown, Smoke, Ash Brown, Dusty Rose, Birkin, Blanc
Row 3 – Red Earth, Fawn, RTW, Gem, Soft Peach, Cream, Nude
Row 4 – Stone, Day Rate
Row 1 – Midnight, Star Cobalt, Mermaid, Violet
Row 2 – Denim Smokey, Teal Shimmer, Dragonfly, Opaline
Don’t the eyeshadows in the 8 palette look gorgeous?
Row 1 – Wine, Rosette
Row 2 – Pose, Labyrinth
I swatched these eyeshadows on both bare skin and Coastal Scents Step One primer to give you a better idea of how the colors perform. Obviously, I always recommend using eyeshadow primer. I initially swatched these the old way, but then decided I’d go back and swatch them all the new way, so there was a whole lot of swatching going on! (Read that as I spent several hours the first and second time I swatched these.)
The left side of the swatch is on bare skin. The right side is on primer.
peachy copper (titanium)
Metallic copper with orange tones, super pigmented. I don’t feel like this color is aptly named. I don’t think of wine as being orange or copper. To me, wine is more burgundy – red or purple tones. Still, it’s a pretty color. If orange is your thing, this one is worth it.
deep blue grey (metallic)
Deep grey with blue undertone shimmer with decent pigmented. I think of denim more like denim blue jeans and this really doesn’t look like denim to me. That said, this color is really flattering with my eye color. This is a great accent or liner color.
iridescent blue with purple (duo chrome)
Teal blue with smoky charcoal base shimmer. I don’t see a purple duochrome shift to it at all. This is a beautiful color, but it clearly performs better on primer than on bare skin. I would use this as a lid shade.
peacock blue (shimmer)
Teal blue shimmer is a very pretty teal shade. However, the payoff is incredibly sheer on bare skin. There are many better teals out there. With as much as I love teal, this one hurt to swatch because of the lack of pigmentation.
shimmery deep teal (titanium)
Deep teal blue with a smoky grey base shimmer. It’s more green-toned than Dragonfly or Teal Shimmer, though I still consider it a blue-toned teal. I’d probably skip this one.
electric galaxy blue (metallic)
Cobalt blue shimmer with silver sparkle shot through, super soft in the pan. This one is on the sheer and subtle side for bare skin but really beautiful on primer. I think it makes a nice liner shade.
black with light blue sparkle (titanium)
Soft black with silver shimmer. There are much better blacks out there.
violet purple (ultra matte)
Slightly dusty deep purple matte, very disappointing on bare skin. This is one of the most disappointing purples I’ve ever swatched.
bright violet with magenta iridescence (duochrome)
Midtone plummy purple shimmer, with a hint of a soft pink shift. It has very weak pigmentation, very disappointing. You know how much I love purple and it pains me to see a purple like this.
rich burgundy (titanium)
Beautiful burgundy wine satin. This color had pretty good pigmentation. In the pan it looks much more like burgundy wine. On the skin it has a brown undertone more than a purple wine. I want to try this as a smoky eye shade.
smoldering deep orchid (metallic)
Light burgundy with brown undertone and slight pink overtone. This could be fun as a lid shade.
purple brown (satin)
Brown with slight purple undertones satin. This would make a good crease color or lower lid shade.
diamond white with light pink sparkle (satin)
Ivory white with pink tones and subtle sheen, on the sheer side, definitely meant to be a highlighter.
snowy ivory (ultra matte)
Ivory white with pink tones matte, on the sheer side, good for a matte highlight or to blend out the edges of other colors.
ashy nude (ultra matte)
Ultra light peachy-beige nude matte, almost seems to have grey tones to it. Good for a lid shade on my skintone.
nude pink (ultra matte)
Ultra light dirty pink matte. I’d wear this on the lid or use it to blend out colors in the crease.
light ash grey (ultra matte)
Ultra light taupe grey matte. I like this for a cool toned lid shade.
deep chocolate brown (ultra matte)
Deep charcoal brown matte, ultra pigmented. This would work to deepen the crease, as an accent or a contour shade for me.
dark ash brown (ultra matte)
Deep brown with slight grey undertones matte.
charcoal brown (ultra matte)
Brown with slight grey undertones matte, very pigmented. This is not at all what I picture smoke to look like.
ashy brown (ultra matte)
Deep cool brown with grey undertone satin-matte, ultra pigmented. This is an interesting shade for a brown. This would work as an outer lid or crease shade for me. It might make a nice liner if you like browns.
light lilac brown (velvet)
Midtone nude pink matte. This would work as a crease shade for me.
warm beige mauve (ultra matte)
Midtone beige mauve matte. This would work as an outer lid or crease shade for me.
rich, multi-dimensional gold (satin)
Beautiful gold with slight peachy-orange undertone metallic, very soft in pan. A gorgeous lid shade. Definitely love this one.
sultry rose champagne (metallic)
Peachy gold champagne metallic, very soft in pan, I don’t see a hint of rose, but that’s ok. Perfect lid shade. Love it.
pink beige with shimmer (titanium)
Light gleaming pink rosé metallic shimmer, super gorgeous, soft in the pan. Very pretty lid brightening shade. If you only get one shade, I would pick this one.
rose pink (metallic)
Nude pink metallic, soft in the pan, great lid brightening shade. Almost makes me think of a nude rose gold. Another one with great pigmentation. I would wear this on my lid.
silver gold (titanium)
Light silver metallic with hints of gold sheen, great eye brightening shade. Nice pigmentation. I would wear this on my lid.
antique silver (metallic)
Dirty silver grey pewter shade. I would use this as a lid or lower lid shade.
deep red brown (ultra matte)
Brown with red tones matte. I would use this as a crease shade.
soft, neutral olive (ultra matte)
Medium brown with khaki undertones matte. I would use this as a crease shade.
peachy fawn (velvet)
Medium peach with brown tones satin-matte. I would use this for the lid or outer half of the lid.
soft peach brown (satin)
Light peach with beige undertones satin. This is a pretty eye brightening lid shade. I would use it for the entire lid or inner half of the lid.
nude coral peach (ultra matte)
Ultra light peach beige with a hint of coral undertone matte. Good for a matte lid or blending out other colors.
peachy ivory (ultra matte)
Ultra pale peachy ivory matte, on the sheer side. Good for blending out other colors.
Below, the top swatch is on primer and the bottom is on bare skin.
My experience with customer service and shipping is that my eyeshadows shipped fast, every time. I never had any issues so I didn’t have to reach out to customer service. All products arrived with enough packaging to keep them from being damaged in transit. They shipped from different places each time, not really sure why, but it worked out well.
While I prefer to use my Z-Palettes for their storage, with the last batch I bought I included the ABH 8 pan and 4 pan palettes to check them out. I dislike these palettes because it’s not easy to get the eyeshadows out, plus they have a lot of extra wasted space. I did find it easier to remove the eyeshadows from the 4 pan vs. the 8 pan. I recommend sticking to Z-Palettes, but it’s definitely a personal preference.
Some of these eyeshadow shades were very soft in the pan, while others were hard. The neutrals are definitely where ABH shines. Almost all of her brown eyeshadows have excellent pigmentation. The Titanium/Metallics are some of the prettiest of the bunch.
I do think that the Anastasia Eyeshadow Singles are, in general, higher quality than the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes. You do get a discount with ABH shadows. If you buy individually they’re $12 each. If you buy 4, you spend $40 ($48 value). If you buy 8, you spend $70 ($96 value). Plus, like I mentioned above, you can choose to get 4 or 8 pans, so you get whatever value you would assign those empty palettes.
As far as the formula guide from Anastasia is concerned, I don’t personally feel like all of the colors adhere to that guide. I found the Duo-Chrome and Shimmer formula to be most disappointing. I think the Titanium is the most impressive. Most of the Mattes were good. I liked the Satin and Metallic. The Velvet was ok.
I would skip the following, as I just wasn’t really impressed with their pigmentation on bare skin.
- Teal Shimmer, Midnight, Violet, Opaline, Rich Brown
I would maybe recommend
- Denim Smokey, Smoke, Mermaid, Star Cobalt
I would recommend
- Wine, Dragonfly, Rosette, Labyrinth, Pose, Bling, Blanc, Nude, Day Rate, Stone, Deep Brown, Ash Brown, Red Earth Dusty Rose, Birkin, Amber, Peach Sorbet, Pink Champagne, Rose, Metal, Victorian, RTW, Gem, Soft Peach, Cream
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What do you think of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles?