My post is all about this new stunning palette by Anastasia Beverly hills and Mario Dedivanovic you know the same Mario who just happens to be Kim Kardashians long-term makeup artist.
I am a huge fan of ABH and novrina, I have mentioned ABH lots of times on my blog, and I also love Mario and have been a fan of his for years so I had to have this palette regardless of what it looked it.
when it was finally revealed the shades took a while to grow on me not because they are bad but because I think I had just pictured something completely different in my head and thought Mario would have created something different, but the more I saw these shades and the swatches I fell in love!! This is definitely a case of don’t judge a book by it’s cover. The shades screamed Autumn/winter Which is great for this time of year but also the palette is so versatile at the same time I could see myself using it all year round. I’m a huge lover of shimmer and matte shades, especially Browns and neutrals.
This palette does have more shimmer shades than Matte but I wasn’t bothered by that at all although some might prefer mattes. I would say ABH have one of the best eyeshadow formulas in my opinion I don’t actually own any other ABH eyeshadow palettes but I do own the singles shadows and I love them. I’m definitely going to pick more up when I go back to America next year. As we don’t get the full ABH collection In the UK.
When I did eventually see the shadows swatched all over Instagram and snapchat I could understand why Mario had created and picked these shades, especially when you see a lot if his work and looks he creates on celebrities. He can make a neutral smokey Eye look incredible just by adding some earthy tones to really Brighten up the eye. Kim k has been rocking some stunning makeup looks recently with Mario using this palette which made me want this even more, not that I could look anything like Kim k but hey if she uses this then so can I.
The Packaging is so stylish and I love the black and gold.
Packaging is sturdy, great for travel and love the fact it comes with a decent Brush and good quality mirror.
palette comes with 12 stunning mostly warm toned shades with a mixture of shimmers, sheen and matte textured shadows.
hollywood / warm gold shimmer
NYC / warm brown/reddish sheen
Kim /warm toned orangey brown shimmer
Muse / can only describe this a brick toned reddish brown
marina/ copper shimmer with peachy tones
Claudia / cool toned grey/blue with shimmer
Lula/ on me this looks cool toned. perfect matte taupe brown
Isabel/ matte orange/ brown
Violeta /matte brown with Red tones
5thave / more of a yellow toned gold to Hollywood
bronx/ dark olive, khaki green with gold shimmer
paris /warm copper toned brown
please forgive my shade description I suck at explaining, in my head I know what I’m on about and it makes sense I promise ha. It’s a very warm toned palette and some will say the shades are very similar.
Look at those shade names though, a palette really speaks to me when I love not only the shades but the names as well.
Mario actually said this about the names “all of the shades are named after the most influential women and places in my life. These women and places have all been very significant in my life and career”
I just love that, even when I saw the names I knew Mario had picked them himself, the fact we have Kim, muse, Paris, Bronx just to name a few.
Now on to the actual shades and formula, these are the same as all the other ABH shadows so if you haven’t tried them before they are amazing, so pigmented, blend effortlessly and silky to touch.
The shimmers in this palette are insane, pigmented in just one swipe but also can be layered and used wet or dry, so using these wet would make them even more intense.
I’ve taken some swatches below although you really can’t tell how amazing these shimmers really are from these pictures.
Hollywood, NYC, Kim, Muse, Marina, Claudia
Lula, Isabel, Violeta, 5th Ave, Bronx, Paris
Doesn’t this second row just scream Autumn??
I’m in love with all of these shades, you can create some stunning brown and or gold smokey eyes using this, that’s without the shades like Bronx and Claudia. I don’t have many palettes with a shade like Bronx so I’m very excited to use this one, I’m loving olive at the moment, Few of my other favourite shades are 5th ave, Kim, and muse.
The palette is limited Edition I’m afraid so once it’s gone that’s it, it sold out super quick on ABH website that’s where I ordered it from for $45 as I don’t believe this will be stocked with any UK stocklists such as cult beauty or beauty bay which is a same but It was also available on Sephora, I’ve just checked and it seems to be sold out on Sephora now as well!! If you live in America or are visiting anytime soon you might have some luck picking it up in stores including Macy’s impulse stores. so sorry, but I still wanted to do this post as I love reviewing things for you all and I had to share this gorgeous palette.
I can’t wait to use this more and create some lovely Autumn looks.
Did you have your eye on this and manage to pick it up? Let me know below.