If you’re a longtime reader of my blog, you’ll know which i don’t post many reviews. And there’s a few reasons for that. The foremost is that my blog isn’t really about looking at new makeup – it’s about stimulating smart consumerism and wearing down marketing methods. Another is that I don’t buy a great deal of new releases and therefore don’t have a lot of content for “new product” reviews.
And, finally, I don’t want to be yet another person who might convince you to buy something you understand you do not need. With that said, I think the occasional review can be helpful still, and today I’m discussing the newest Anastasia Beverly Hills palette – Riviera. With regards to ABH, I must say that I’ve a fairly unpopular opinion.
- Lightly pat (don’t rub) a tiny amount of sunscreen back over the affected area
- Eye gel – 8/10 mainly because it certainly only serves the purpose of hydrating
- 1 tsp rose water
- Arbutin Extract
- Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Black Head Out Balm
- Aaron Rottinghaus
- Wanting to be another person is a waste materials of who you are. – Kurt Cobain
- You eat better
I hated the present day Renaissance palette and came back it because the shadows muddied on my eyes and I thought the shimmer color scheme was lacking. After receiving Subculture as a gift, I found that I actually really liked it and didn’t think it was as hard to utilize as Modern Renaissance – but most people really hated it.
Lastly, I thought Prism, Norvina, Soft Glam, and Sultry were all incredibly boring and full of a TON of repeat shades. In short, as it pertains to ABH, I must say i don’t get the hype. When Riviera premiered, I wavered on easily wanted to buy it or not. I didn’t have the majority of the shades in my collection, but I put shades that seemed close. And I wasn’t totally sure how cohesive the color scheme would be for me personally. But, I kept being attracted to it.
There was something about the shimmers, specifically, that excited me. So, I determined to purchase my first ABH palette since Modern Renaissance. And here are seven looks that I have done with Riviera. Mediterranean was one of the shadows that called if you ask me really, and I believe it’s one of the standouts in this palette. I don’t have any other shade such as this one, and I think it is to be really versatile.
It can be colourful or natural, and I believe it’s gorgeous. Overall, I really liked this entire look. I was thrilled with how Monte Cannes and Carlo applied, and I loved how vibrant the gold looked on the inner corner. Sails is a very stark white, which managed to get a bit difficult to mix out on my complexion, but I believe it’s a shadow that many of people want. I hated this look. In stark comparison to look one, there was little I liked concerning this one. And that is really disappointing because I had been so looking forward to this color mixture, and it was a large miss for me personally.
Estate appeared as if essentially nothing on my pores and skin, and Cabana was dull and required several levels to look opaque quite. Cabana was an disappointing shade because especially, if you have been a reader for a while, you’ll know that I really like a good mustard. The mustard shade in Subculture (Edge) is my all-time favorite, and I used to be hoping (anticipating) Cabana to be a good choice. But, nope. Seychelles required quite a little of building up also, that i didn’t like.