Hi loves, whilst it is still available I thought I would give you an Anastasia Shadow Couture World Traveler review and also give you a quick peek. Anastasia palettes are usually limited edition and sell out so quickly, so I thought I would do a show and tell of my palette in case you were still debating whether to pick it up or not.
This packaging for this palette is Anastasia’s usual sturdy cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. I find the packaging to be perfect as it is not too bulky and does enough to protect the product inside. I have travelled with my palettes many times and have not yet had a cracked or chipped shadow, and it also has a handy mirror inside. As with all other palettes this comes with a dual ended shadow brushes.
The colours themselves are very warm toned, with some jewel tone shades thrown in. I am an absolute sucker for a warm toned palette, so I needed to pick this one up. It contains 12 shades, with a mixture of matte and satin, and a few with shimmer running through them. The size of the pans of shadows aren’t huge, which may be disappointing for some, however I’d rather have many slightly smaller pans rather than a few big ones. I still haven’t finished a pan of shadow from any of my other palettes either. Luckily Anastasia does also sell shadows individually so there is a chance that you can find your favourites as an individual on her website (here). Unfortunately individual shadows aren’t sold in the UK yet, however I do hope they come over soon.
Now let’s look at the swatches:
From left to right we have – Soft Peach: a neutral, flesh-toned being with a matte finish, Morocco: a warm, desert sand (matte), Heirloom: a shimmering aubergine hue with a satin finish, Bellini: a sophisticated gold-toned peach (satin), Pink Champagne: a cool, glimmering mauve with a metallic finish and Chic: a sophisticated grey-taupe (satin).
All the shadows bar one are very pigmented, especially Pink Champagne which has an almost foil finish to it. The one lacking in pigmentation is Soft Peach, which is a very light matte shadow, however it is effective for blending and also as a transition shade. I personally like it for under my brows and blending other shades out but those looking to use this on their lid as a strong colour will be disappointed. My favourites from this row are Morocco which is just stunning and Pink Champagne.
Again from left to right we have – Spoiled: Gold-flecked peach with a metallic finish, Fudge: Rich, chocolate brown with an ultra-matte finish, Azure: Vibrant blue with a metallic finish, Intense Gaze: Bronzed pink with a satin finish, Metallic: Brassy gold with a metallic finish and Noir: Deep carbon black with an ultra-matte finish.
Again we have one shadow which disappoints slightly, which is Spoiled, as it isn’t as pigmented as I would like it to be and also has some large specks of glitter in it. However that one shadow aside, the rest I love especially Fudge and Noir which are extremely pigmented. I’ve used Noir before, it is the richest black I have ever used. I also really like Intense Gaze as warm pinks are hard to come by and this will work really well as a lid colour for a warm smokey eye.
Whilst stocks last – you can pick it up here for £23
Overall I love this palette, Anastasia does put together palettes really well and although one shadow wasn’t up to my expectation I have still managed to find use for it as a slight wash of colour on my lids. I adore the Ultra-Matte finish shadows so much, I really wish she would launch a matte palette soon. This palette is really up my street with its warm tones and pigmented shades, I’ve already been wearing it every day. I think it is my favourite palette so far, although the Amrezy palette comes pretty close! I am so glad I picked this one up. Let me know if you would like me to do some makeup looks, and if so, with which colours? I hope you liked my Anastasia Shadow Couture World Traveler review ,Tanzina x