The Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette ($29) was created in collaboration with makeup artist and Instagram beauty guru @maya_mia_y. The palette features 10 gorgeous eyeshadow shades, a double ended eyeshadow brush and five step-by-step look cards to inspire you & help guide you along the way.
Packaging: Cute design. Feels sturdy and doesn’t bend under reasonable pressure. Comes with a mirror & double ended brush. Holds shut via magnets. 10/10
Longevity: Quite good! I didn’t notice much fading throughout the day. 9/10
Application: The majority of the shades were super easy to apply but a couple were less opaque than I had hoped and a bit difficult to build up. 8/10
Texture: Very good! Most shades were buttery and easy to blend. Very little to no fallout. 9/10
Nude – a soft peachy nude satin. It’s not very detectable on fair skin but works well as an all over base color or an under-brow highlight.
Deep Brown – very dark brown matte. Almost black but noticeably warmer. Well pigmented.
Sienna – deep reddish-brown matte. Gorgeous color in general but I especially love the way this shade makes blue eyes pop.
Warm Taupe – medium taupe matte. Extremely versatile shade that I can see myself using very often. Makes a great transition shade.
Vanilla – creamy shimmer. This shade is definitely a shimmer but not one of those over the top shimmers that suddenly transforms your eye look into a glitter bomb. Great for highlighting & as well as natural looks.
Aqua – aqua shimmer. This shade is at its full potential when used over a white eyeshadow base, such as NYX White Eyeshadow Base. When not used over a white base, it looks remarkably wearable without being super bold.
Fresh Peach – peachy orange shimmer. Again, this shade will look much more vibrant over a white base. I was hoping for a very obvious peach color on my lid but this applied a bit on the sheerer side. With that being said, I think it will make a beautiful transition color.
Glisten – rose gold metallic. Very pigmented, very beautiful.
Caramel – warm orangish brown. I’m a sucker for warm browns and this is no exception. Beautiful shade that can be used in a huge variety of looks.
Gold Bar – yellow gold shimmer. This shadow ended up being more on the yellow side of gold than what I had expected but still a lovely color.
Overall, I’m a big fan of the Maya Mia Palette. I love that the colors give you the ability to create very natural looks, dark & dramatic looks, as well as bright and colorful looks in one palette. I found all of the colors to be very blendable and I was surprised to realize that after creating an eye look using this palette, I had no fallout! I mean, I almost hate to say none because that sounds like quite the feat but upon close inspection of my face, I really couldn’t find any misplaced eyeshadow specs.
Swatches of the Maya Mia Palette with flash. L-R: Nude, Deep Brown, Sienna, Warm Taupe, Vanilla, Aqua, Fresh Peach, Glisten, Caramel, Gold Bar.
Swatches of the Maya Mia Palette without flash. L-R: Nude, Deep Brown, Sienna, Warm Taupe, Vanilla, Aqua, Fresh Peach, Glisten, Caramel, Gold Bar.
For this look I applied Nude all over, Caramel in my crease, Deep Brown to darker my crease as well as my outer-v, Warm Taupe on the outer 1/3 of my lid, Fresh Peach on the middle of my lid, Gold Bar on my inner corner & Aqua and Deep Brown on my lower lash line. My brows are Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Medium Brown.
What do you guys think of the Maya Mia Palette? What shades would you use to create a look with it?