Sunday, 6 September 2015

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SHADOW COUTURE WORLD TRAVELLER PALETTE || REVIEW

This is the new fashion-forward eyeshadow palette which Anastasia Beverly Hills released earlier this year as part of their summer 2015 collection..It is called the 'Shadow Couture World Traveler' and it is the ultimate make-up artists palette.

 There is a selection of 12 eyeshadows included in the palette which range from soft neutrals to bold vibrant shades with a variety of three different finishes, so you can create an endless array of custom looks. 
Unfortunately this is a limited edition product, so be sure to grab one whilst you still can, because with look like this, it won't be on the market for long! 
The palette itself is honestly breathtaking. Each shade is so rich and luxurious looking and I cannot get enough - I just love all 12. The shadows are all very wearable with the majority of them being fairly neutral, which means the palette is perfect for creating everyday looks. However, for those days when you are wanting something a little different, there are also a few pops of colour included as well for that extra oomph. Anastasia Beverly Hills really did put together the perfect array of colours, they are just beautiful.
Throughout the 12 eyeshadows, a mixture of three different finishes have also been used. You've got some matte shadows, some metallic shadows and some satin ones in there as well. It really is great to have a vast assortment of finishes like this because it makes the palette so versatile to meet everybody's needs for any occasion. 
This variety of colours and finishes combined gives you the ability to change up your make-up from day time to night time with the sweep of a brush!
 As you probably all know by now I am a sucker for warm tones, so the fact that this is what the palette consists of makes me very excited - it is my idea of a perfect range of shades. 
If you have not fallen head over heels in love yet, then just take a look at these swatches, I am sure you will be ordering the palette in no time..
Disclaimer || Swatch photo is not taken by me. My camera would not pick up the pigmentation correctly but I wanted you all to see the shades to be 100% true. Photo credit to Julia's Allure.

Soft Peach - Nude pastel peach with an ultra-matte finish.
Morocco - Deep burnt orange with an ultra-matte finish.
Heirloom - Pinky eggplant with a sparkle finish.
Bellini - Golden peach with a satin finish.
Pink Champagne - Shimmery pink with a titanium finish. 
Chic - Taupe gray with a shimmer finish.

Disclaimer || Swatch photo is not taken by me. My camera would not pick up the pigmentation correctly but I wanted you all to see the shades to be 100% true. Photo credit to Julia's Allure.

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.
Noir - Deep carbon black with an ultra-matte finish.

Do you agree that this could possibly be the greatest shade selection in a travel palette? What else could you need? So many different looks can be created by using just this palette alone, that the answer would simply be 'nothing', you could not possibly want anything more. This really is all you need compacted in one place.  
In regards to the size of each eyeshadow pan, I am aware they are extremely tiny so you do not get a huge amount of product. However, I find with these eyeshadows you literally need the smallest amount possible on your brush to achieve the colour pay off you need. So taking that into consideration, the eyeshadows should actually last a really long time. Also, I would personally rather a palette with smaller pans and more eyeshadows than one with less eyeshadows and bigger pans - I like to have my choices open so a variety of shades is important to me - especially in a palette purposely created for travelling because you need as many options as possible. 

I quickly wanted to mention about the outer packaging before I get onto my review of the overall product. 

The standard Anastasia Beverly Hills palette packaging has been used, which feels almost like a really sturdy cardboard. It is very sleek and travel friendly. The colour scheme used for the packaging is black and gold so it definitely matches the whole rich and luxurious theme of the palette - it is very Great Gatsby-esque. 
Also included in the palette is a handy double ended shadow blending brush as well as a very large mirror, so it is absolutely perfect for on the go and really lives up to its name as it includes everything you would need when travelling.
In regards to the shadows themselves, I can honestly say that I am super-duper impressed with the overall quality and the pigmentation. The first time I used the eyeshadows my jaw literally dropped at the colour pay off I got from applying such little amounts of product, they really are extremely pigmented. Sometimes when it comes to palettes it can be hard to find one that has really outstanding quality eyeshadows because of the quantity and the affordable prices, but these eyeshadows in this particular palette are truly incredible. They are so buttery and smooth to apply and they blend out like an absolute dream. The retail price of this palette is $30 (£24 roughly), so it is a steal for what you are getting. I have nothing negative to say about any of the shades included, I adore them all, they are all gorgeous colours and the quality and pigmentation is second to none. 
Overall, I am so happy that I did decide to purchase this palette, it has quickly become one of my most favourites in my collection, and I will 100 percent be trying out some more Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows in the future. I love that I now have a handful of eyeshadows in one small compact that are suitable to wear everyday or that can be intensified for a more dramatic look. The quality, the pigmentation and the versatility are just so on point and I have no bad words what so ever. For me, this is the perfect palette and it will definitely be coming with me on my next travels. 
I hope you guys have all enjoyed this mini review post and hopefully at least one person has found it helpful! If you are sitting on the fence about this palette and just cannot decide weather you need it, my suggestion is to head over to the website right now and get your hands on one before it is too late..I promise you will not be disappointed! 
Thank you all so much for reading. Do not forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to make sure you do not miss out on any future posts, and in that case, I will speak to you soon. 

Lots of Love,
ALICIA
XO
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