Hello!!!!!! It has been over a month since my last post and oh gosh, did I miss this. In a nutshell, I got a new job very unexpectedly, adopted a new cat (who now rules the house btw) and got through summer mid-terms. I’m back at it again now, finally!
I did a little (actually a lot) of shopping over the past month, and one of the items that I was luck enough to pick up is this new baby from Anastasia Beverly Hills, the World Traveler palette, which is one of the shadow cotoure palettes. I kept seeing this all over instagram, and fell in love with all the looks I was seeing. I went to my local Ulta last Thursday and I snagged the last one!! The last one, until the next shipment came in this Sunday. I was too impatient and excited to wait, of course.
It’s so pretty! I cannot get over the silky texture of these. There are only two shades that I am disappointed with, Heirloom and Spoiled. I would have liked to see Heirloom have more of the pink glitter in it, because I think it would have made it more unique. Spoiled is kinda the same way, and I think it isn’t as pigmented as the rest of the palette for some reason. The rest of the shadows are killer in their pigmentation. My favorites in the palette are Morocco, Azure, Intense Gaze and Noir. Noir looks pretty standard in the pan, but this is soooo pigmented it’s not even funny. These shadows do wear very well throughout the day too. Here is a close up of the shadows:
They are stunning. I want to do looks with this in the near future, although I’ve already warn this a few times. I love Morocco in the crease winged out, with Bellini all over the lid, Noir and Fudge mixed into the outer corner, Azure on the lower lashline and Morocco blended uner azure. So stunning. Here are some swatches:
Noir, Fudge, Morocco and Soft Peach are all matte, and super pigmented. Morocco is a beautiful orangey-brown, noir is obviously black as black can possibly be in an eyeshadow, fudge is a warm-toned dark chocolately brown and Soft Peach is exactly as the name describes, a soft peach that is splendid for blending out the edges of any of the darker shades.
Metallic, Intense Gaze, Azure, Bellini and Chic are a satin/shimmer finnish, and they would look even more shimmery on the eyes when wet. Metallic is an odd, almost greenish/yellow gold shade that is actually stunning. Don’t underestimate the “odd” shades, often they are stellar shadows. Intense Gaze is a mesmirizing shade, a warm pinky shade that is a little hard to describe. It’s just beautiful. Azure is an ocean blue, one of my personal favorite shades. A lot of palettes that have this type of shade really do not do them justice, but this one definitely does. Bellini is a warm tan shade, one which I think comes off more as a satin finish. Chic is a silvery shade that would be great used in a halo eye in the middle of the lid and lower lashline.
Pink Champagne is so pigmented and so shimmery. It doesn’t have nearly any fallout, which I was pleasantly surprised by. It’s just what you’d expect, a pinky champagne color. It’s beautiful layered over Intense Gaze.
Spoiled and Heirloom are matte shades that have flecks of glitter in them. Spoiled is a midtoned beigy shade with the glitter being slightly darker. Heriloom is a dark purple with pink glitter, which would be soo much better with more glitter I think. I’ll keep trying these shades to see if there’s good ways to use them.
Bonus; the packaging is gorgeous. It comes with a dual-ended brush. One side is a fluffy brush, which is great for blending. The other side has a dense, synthetic rounded brush. I love to use that side to pack on shadow in the outer corner. The brush it actually very good quality, which is to be expected from a high-end beauty brand. Overall, I give this palette an A-, only because I was a little disappointed in Spoiled and Heirloom. It is going to be amazing for both day and night looks, given the variety of shades and the mattes in the palette. I am in love with this.