My Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Quad

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

best single eyeshadows anastasia beverly hills matte eyeshadow singles palette quad review


I am a matte eyeshadow fanatic and a lover of the warm brown tones so of course creating my own little Anastasia Beverly Hills quad had been on my radar for a while. I'd only heard amazing things about the quality, pigmentation and performance of these shadows and couldn't wait to create my own. As soon as the ABH UK site launched, I placed my order for my own personal quad and I love it more and more every time I use it.

This past weekend I had to attend 2 weddings and despite it being the most hectic, exhausting weekend I've had for a long time, this little quad secured my makeup game for me. I had so many comments about my eye makeup and its all down to these babies so I thought I would share my thoughts and the shades I chose for my own quad.




anastasia beverly hills single eyeshadows ultra matte, velvet, bengal, burnt orange matte, morocco, fudge review and swatches


Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles | £10 each

I can't even deny that the fact that they come with their own little compact/palette was one of the main reasons why I had been lusting after these. If you purchase 8 singles you receive a complimentary palette to slot them into (similar to the Contour Kit) and with a purchase of 4 singles you get this cute plastic compact with magnetic wells. If that wasn't cool enough, they also discount the price of the singles to £7.50 each if you buy 4 and £6.25 each if your purchase 8.

The choice of shades is huge with a selection of finishes. I of course had my eyes only on their popular Ultra Matte formula but their shimmers and metallics look and sound equally fabulous. For my quad I also picked up one of their Velvet shades which they describe as a matte but not completely matte shade. Personally I only chose it for the name ;) but as it turns out, its the shade I've used the most from the four.

The quality of these shadows is amazing and you really only need to tap your brush in once to get enough product to work with. They blend so easily and flawlessly that I feel bad for taking credit for my looks because the shadows do the work for me. They're pigmented and buttery and while there is some powder kicked up when you place your brush in, more with the Ultra Matte shades than the Velvet, its not enough for me to think its wasteful if that makes sense.

All of these shades work wonderfully to give me a complete warm brown smokey eye or a natural eye look, and of course they work alone as crease shades or all over the lid. There's just so many looks and uses I've been able to get out of this quad already and I am so glad to have it in my collection.


anastasia beverly hills eyeshadows bengal, burnt orange matte, morocco, fudge, abh singles review and NC40 swatches
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Bengal - Burnt Orange Matte
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Morocco - Fudge


THE SHADES

Bengal (Velvet) - a medium warm brown with a slight orange undertone in a satin-matte finish

I have used this shade the most from my quad because it is that perfect nude shade for my skin tone. I like to use this all over the lid with or without other shades. It has a gorgeous satin-matte finish that looks matte but has a little something when it catches the light.

Burnt Orange Matte (Ultra Matte) - a light warm orange brown in a matte finish

This is a beautiful transition shade that works with any warm toned look. Especially on my skin tone, it helps to blend shades together and gives the crease a little dimension without looking like another shade altogether.

Morocco (Ultra Matte) - a reddish-copper brown in a matte finish

This looks a lot more alarming in the pan than it applies. Its a great shade to add to the crease to add a different touch to an otherwise average warm brown eye look. It also adds a pop of colour to the look when applied along the lower lash line.

Fudge (Ultra Matte) - a rich warm brown in a matte finish

This is that perfect smoking out shade I love adding to the outer-v to add extra dimension and depth to the look. When I use this for a daytime look I just run a little bit of this along the lower lash line only.


abh eyeshadow swatches, nc40 swatches anastasia beverly hills bengal vs burnt orange matte vs morocco vs fudge, abh eyeshadow quad


Have you tried any of the ABH singles? What shades would you use to create your own quad? I'd love to know...


You may also enjoy reading: Review | Anastasia Beverley Hills Stick Foundation & Concealer

Sal xxx
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30 comments

  1. Oh I love the 4 shadows you've chosen, Sal! I'm a huge fan of ABH shadows and am very tempted to create another palette! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Me too! I'm so impressed with the quality xxx

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  2. Custom quad is possibly the best thing out there, it's nice because it's narrowed down to our basic needs so we don't have to panic over which color to wear. Bengal is such a nice color, and I think you put a very versatile combination.

    Selene Addicted

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    1. Exactly...that's the issue I have with palettes because I hate when there are shades I never reach for. Thank you hun, I love it xxx

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  3. I love them all, good choices. I've never tried the ABH singles, but I've got my eye on a few of them xx

    Rhi | www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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    1. Totally worth all the hype. Thanks for reading hun xxx

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  4. I've actually been pondering over these for while. I love your shades and will be ordering those :) I'm waiting for the stick foundation to be restock (I know its not great but I really want to try) to make an order but I also want the new highlighter palette, maybe I should bite the bullet xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Hehehe! I say order away...these shadows are so impressive xxx

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  5. Such a pretty palette! I have neglected mine since I got my Lorac palette 🙊 but the shadows are so beautiful I can definitely see myself getting more in the future!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. You picked some gorgeous shades too...I remember but yeh, totally don't blame you. The Lorac is stunning hahah! xxx

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  6. Not gonna lie, I am a little pissed that ABH made their singles cheaper in the UK than in the US since they're an American brand! For us it's 8 for $70 which breaks down to $8.75 a shadow. Anyways, I love your color selection! I think I have some of the same shades although I don't remember lol. The pigmentation and blendability of their shades is really impressive. Glad to hear that they lasted you through your hectic weekend!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. No way! Don't be pissed woman...its a first for us because usually we get the shorter end of the stick with everything. Hahahahaha! I think all of the shades I've chosen have been in previous palettes so you probably do. Thanks love...still recovering xxx

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  7. Great colours. The mattes are beautiful however I have a single shade called emerald and it's not as pigmented as the other single shades that I have tried. Great post :)

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

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    1. Oh no...sorry to hear that. I'm so happy with my selection and definitely want to create another xxx

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  8. this is such a great staple quad, ABH shadows are absolutely amazing too <3

    Abigail Alice 💕

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    1. I know right...I am so happy with it xxx

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  9. They are such pretty, warm shades! I love them xx

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  10. I always buy palette but am guilty of using only 2-3 shades each time. I think the best way forward is for me to start creating my own and you and me are soul sisters! I love matte and warm shades too so don't be surprise if you see this same palette on my IG and blog in the future. LOL!

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    1. Soul sisters for sure!!! I won't mind at all...because trust me you will love every shade ;) xxx

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  11. I've no idea why, but I've never tried ABH single eyeshadows, these shades are gorgeous. Fudge is a gorgeous brown.

    www.denajayne.co.uk

    xo

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    1. Its such a yummy shade. If you do try them out I guarantee you will love them xxx

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  12. Love the quad you picked, Sal! I actually have three of those shades in my ABH palettes and I agree, they're beautiful! I'm very tempted to get some eyeshadows for myself but I know I won't be satisfied with quad so it would have to be the 8-pan palette, haha! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Hahahaha yes I can totally imagine you needing to get the 8-pan one ;) xxx

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  13. These are such pretty colours and something I'd pick up for myself as well, I love these earthy colours! I don't have any ABH eyeshadows, when there are so many colours to pick from, it is hard to narrow down which ones to pick :) xx

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Trust me...I know the feeling. It took me a long time to finally decide on these shades and actually want to make another quad just to get the shades that I still want haha! xxx

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  14. Your quad is to die for! I am also in love with warm tones, in fact, I almost never use neutrals and I definitely never use cool tones, I don't find they suit me at all. Your choices are beautiful, I don't own any eyeshadows from Anastasia but the other day I swatched them for the first time in Sephora and I was quite impressed! The next time I go there I'll definitely get some :)

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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  15. I hope you had a great time at the weddings!! Oh my gosh, the deals you get if you buy four of the shadows, you're tempting me you know.. I love that they give you a lil palette after you purchase four I think that's great by ABHs. I love the look and sound of burnt orange matte. It's one of those colours which you just need in every palette
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  16. They look so beautiful. I always love the shades you choose xxx

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  17. I love Anastasia's single eyeshadows and these colours are just perfection. I don't really own a little all-matte palette I can just dip into so maybe I need to recreate this...haha

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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Sal xxx