Review: Anastasia Lavish Palette

When ABH recently re-released their Lavish Palette, I immediately snapped it up. I had heard lots of beauty gurus rave about this palette, especially in regards to Sienna and Orange Soda for transition shades. Keep reading to find out what my opinion on these shadows are!

Packaging

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2 out of 5.

The packaging on this is fairly disappointing in that it doesn’t actually have your standard flip up top – the palette is actually a tray of shadows slipped into a shiny plastic sleeve. Now, the tray does have a little cloth pull tab so that you can remove it easily without tapping and shaking, but it still would’ve been nice to have something that felt a little more stable. Also, because of the sleeve-style, there is obviously no room for a mirror. However, the plastic cover is fairly sturdy; I do not worry about it cracking or ripping.

Colors

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4.5 out of 5.

There is a mixture of matte, shimmer, and glittery shades. Cream, Orange Soda, & Sienna are matte, Ballet & Black Diamond are matte w/ glitter, and the others are all shimmery. All the colors, including the lighter shades, have great pigmentation. However, the glittery shades tend to come across more matte – the glitter doesn’t really translate onto the lid.

There are some great basic, neutral colors – creams, oranges, browns, and a black, so you can do a basic “no makeup” makeup look, or go for a bolder smokey eye with some fun pops of color. Pink Sapphire & Rum Cake are beautiful without being too over the top. You could easily create a work appropriate look with this palette, then play it up with some of the more unique or dark colors.

The one color I wish they had included is a shimmery nude to highlight the inner corner with – Ballet comes close, but it is a very pale pink with glitter and doesn’t really give the desired effect I am looking for.

Application

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5 out of 5.

These apply like butter! They glide on the lid fairly opaque, and blend out nicely. The color can be applied lightly or built up for more intensity. They are not chalky or have excessive fallout.

Longevity & Wear

5 out of 5.

These shadows don’t crease and hold their color through out the day – I have never noticed too much fading, they look pretty much the same when first applied in the morning as they do right before I take them off in the evening.

Bottom Line

4.5 out of 5.

The price point on this palette is $24, which I think is an incredibly fair. The colors are amazing, stay all day and the only pitfall is the packaging, which definitely isn’t a deal breaker by any means. If it is still available, I would immediately go out and buy it – this is a palette that every girl should own!

 Love, Natalia

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