Anastasia Beverly Hills- Riviera Palette

Welcome to Spring, and the newest Anastasia Beverly Hills launch.  The new launch has gone in a completely different direction.  Past launches have featured glittery packaging and velvet cases.  The Riviera palette features a cloth cover with crisp blue and white stripes with gold lettering.  This palette is part of a spring launch that also features Dewy Set mist and Loose highlighters. There are tons of options, and all of them feature beautiful, bold colors.riv4

Retailing at Sephora for $45USD/ $59CAD; this palette features pressed pigments and is manufactured in the USA.   Anyone that has tried palettes from Anastasia Beverly Hills will tell you that the quality is unparalleled.  Shadows are typically buttery, soft, highly pigmented and easily blendable.  (For those of you out there who are screaming about Subculture and Prism being different, they are a different application technique. But, they work just as beautifully.)

The Riviera palette was of course inspired by the French Riviera.  It is jammed full of beautiful colors that are vibrant in a way that photos can’t capture.

First Row:

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Sails: A standard plain white shade.  It’s matte.  It’s stark, it’s white.

Yacht: This shade is deceptive.  In the pan, it looks like a plain bronze-chrome shade.  The reality is that it has a color shift to it.  The description says that this shade has a violet shift.  I found it to have a substantial gold shift to it.  Gold to brown and back.  I didn’t see violet, but I haven’t had a chance to check it out in natural daylight yet.

Seychelles: This is what you came for. This is the full stop, must have it, top three shades in this palette.  This stunning, amazing aqua blue metallic shade is just unreal.  This shade applies best with a wet brush or a finger.  Apply over concealer for an insanely intense aqua color that just boggles the mind.

Palermo: Metallics rule the day, and this metallic pink is no exception.  The shade is beautiful.  Deeper rose shade almost.  Apply with a finger or a wet brush.  Apply over concealer for the most intense result.

Seaside: A metallic bluish silver.  Beautiful, apply with a finger or a wet brush.  A most intense result over concealer.

Inheritance: The picture does not do this shade justice.  In the pan, doesn’t do this shade justice. In the pan, it appears as a dark gold metallic.  Unlike EVERY other gold shade on the market, this offers the most insane payoff.  Think the gold covered girl in the Bond movie Goldfinger.  The color is so intense when applied with a wet brush or a finger; it is very much like being dipped in gold.  Maximum effect is achieved by using a concealer base.  You will glow like the sun on the French Riviera.

Mediterranean: A deep blue metallic with a pink shift.  This is a lovely shade that works well to bring some deep drama to the scene.  Like all the metallics in this palette, it performs best over a concealer base or with a finger or wet brush.

Second Row:

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Estate: I love this peachy shade.  It’s matte, it’s soft and gives an excellent way to balance out the more high powered shadows.  Make no mistake this shade will perform all on its own.  You could layer this shade and have a beautiful soft daytime look.

Cabana: A nice flat mustard color. This yellow-peach shade would really make blue eyes pop.  Phenomenal coverage, buildable.

Coastline: In the pan, this peachy shade appears to be slightly darker than Estate don’t let yourself be fooled.  This shade is beautifully vibrant.  I love this shade, it makes my blue eyes pop.

Bahamas: This is a bold, in your face neon/hot pink pressed pigment. This shade will either inspire you or intimidate the living heck out of you.  I almost didn’t buy this palette wondering what in the heck I would do with this shadow.  It is a pressed pigment.  Go light, take the time to build up the color.  If you find the color too strong, it can be toned down using a dark wash over it.  Or just run with the shade.  You will stand out in a crowd.  Since this is a pressed pigment, it may stain the skin.  Use an oil-based remover if you find that the skin is getting stained.

Monte Carlo: I live for this shade. It is a vibrant pink that could stand alone for almost any look. Go light and build up, this is a shade that can get away from you quickly if you aren’t careful.

Cannes: A bright purple pressed pigment.  This shade applies best when packed on with a flat brush.  This shade gives a beautiful depth of color, it works wonderfully to tone down some of the drama.

Palm: A matte chocolate pressed pigment.  This shade works beautifully to balance out the super intense colors in the palette.  Apply with a light touch.

As described on the Anastasia website:

  • The full-pigment powder formula delivers high color payoff and intensity
  • Contains 14 all-new shadows and pressed pigments, with 8 ultra-mattes, 4 metallics and 2 duo chromes
  • Wide shade range allows you to create everything from cool- and warm-toned neutral looks to daring bright eye looks, shimmering glam looks and bold smoky eyes
  • Includes a dual-ended brush and a large mirror housed inside travel-friendly packaging
  • Cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and dermatologist tested
  • Set sail with 14 ALL-NEW paradise-inspired mattes and metallics, from vibrant jewel tones to bright pops of color. Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette is an essential springtime color collection featuring classic neutrals and seasonal tones that are perfect for creating your ultimate vacation looks.Shades included:
    • Sails (Matte white)
    • Yacht (Duo Chrome mauvy taupe with a violet shift)
    • Seychelles (Metallic aqua marine)
    • Palermo (Metallic jewel pink)
    • Seaside (Duo Chrome silver with a subtle blue shift)
    • Inheritance (Metallic true gold)
    • Mediterranean (Metallic sky blue)
    • Estate (Matte soft pastel peachy pink)
    • Cabana (Matte muted birch mustard)
    • Coastline (Matte pastel soft peach)
    • Bahamas (Matte bright bold candy hot pink pressed pigment)
    • Monte Carlo (Matte cool mid-tone pink)
    • Cannes (Matte bright violet purple pressed pigment)
    • Palm (Matte dark chocolate brown pressed pigment)

Ingredients:

EYE SHADOWS
SAILS, ESTATE, COASTLINE, MONTE CARLO INGREDIENTS: MICA, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZINC MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

YACHT INGREDIENTS: MICA, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, TIN OXIDE, BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400), CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

CABANA INGREDIENTS: MICA, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZINC MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, MINERAL OIL/PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/HUILE MINERALE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

PALERMO, SEYCHELLES INGREDIENTS: MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), GREEN 5 (CI 61570), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

SEASIDE INGREDIENTS: MICA, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, TIN OXIDE, CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

INHERITANCE INGREDIENTS: SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, MICA, ALUMINA, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, QUARTZ, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, TIN OXIDE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

MEDITERRANEAN INGREDIENTS: MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC MYRISTATE, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, TIN OXIDE, CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

PRESSED PIGMENTS
BAHAMAS, CANNES, PALM INGREDIENTS: MICA, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZINC MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): CARMINE (CI 75470), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 21 LAKE (CI 45380), RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Ingredients are subject to change. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • You are allergic to Dimethicone
  • You are sensitive to Dyes
  • You want a Vegan company

I can understand why many people would be afraid of this palette.  It offers many strong colors that can be very intimidating to try to work with.  They are, however, beautiful shades that can be used at full strength for a very intense look or mellowed out with a light touch, and lots of blending.  The metallics are stunning and a complete departure from what we have seen in the past.  I am glad to see so many colors that compliment my eye color. It is without a doubt one of the most exciting palettes that I have purchased in a long time.riv3

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