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.