Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette Review

February 18, 2020
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The minute I saw the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette I knew I needed it. It was pink, sparkly, beautiful and screaming my name! There may have been a few similarities in the shades as other palettes I own, but I just could not resist. I’ve had so much fun playing around with the Amrezy palette and creating looks so now it’s about time for a review!

About

From Anastasia Beverly Hills website:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette boasts 16 all-new, all-Amrezy shades so you can achieve everything from your go-to daytime eye makeup looks to ultra-glamorous evening eyes. Re-create every Amrezy makeup look you love with this versatile palette—featuring everything from classic nude eyeshadows and playful rosy tones to seductive smoky hues, from mattes and metallics to our most insanely pigmented glitter finish yet.

Details:

  • £49
  • 16 shades
  • Cruelty-Free

Packaging

Oh my lord, the Amrezy Palette packaging is B-E-A-UTIFUL! Encased in a gorgeous, sparkly pink packaging with ‘Amrezy’ and ‘Anastasia Beverly Hills’ written across the front in gold, sparkly lettering, this is a real stand out palette in my collection. The Amrezy palette is slightly bigger than other palettes fearing 16 shades instead of the standard 14. As with all ABH Palettes, the Amrezy Palette also includes a mirror and a dual-ended brush.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette

Shades

When creating this palette both Amrezy and ABH were going for a Barbie-inspired look and I think they achieved that perfectly. With a mix of metallics, mattes and pressed glitters in pinks, purples, and warm browns this is definitely a palette that will take you from day-to-night.

  • Waisted – Soft satin pink
  • Barb – Metallic lilac with a lime shift
  • Litty – Warm brown pressed glitter
  • Cupcake – metallic lavender pressed glitter
  • Dragon – Metallic golden copper
  • Leo – Vibrant metallic turquoise
  • Gemini – Gold pressed glitter
  • Gorgina – Metallic bronze

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette

  • Rezy – Magenta pink metallic
  • Anastasia – Metallic peachy pink with a gold shift
  • New Yawker – Caramel matte
  • OG – Matte brown
  • Semsa – Berry matte
  • 1988 – Matte dark brown
  • BK – Classic matte black
  • Yugo – Rich plum-brown matte

First Impressions

When the palette was first released I loved it! I loved the packaging, the colour story and it was a palette I was genuinely excited about. I had never really heard of Amezy before though, I knew she was a close friend of Norvina, the president of Anastasia Beverly Hills and the daughter of the brand’s founder, and they had a collab before with the Amrezy highlighter, but aside from that, I knew nothing about her.

So, of course, I did a bit of background research into who she is and what she was known for. For those of you in the same boat and aren’t entirely sure who she is, Amrezy, whose full name is Amra Olevic Reyes, is a beauty influencer and Instagram star with millions of followers. Amrezy used to post regularly on her blog but it hasn’t been updated since 2014, she also has a Youtube channel which she seems to post sporadically on. Instagram appears to be her main channel and where she is mostly known.

I ordered the palette as soon as I could and when it finally arrived I was thrilled! It was just as pretty in real life as it was in the pictures. All of the shades were impressively pigmented as I swatched them. The pressed glitters looked amazing and I couldn’t wait to properly use them. Of course, my eye was immediately drawn to Leo, the bright blue and Rezy, the vibrant metallic pink shade. There’s definitely a lot to play around with in this palette and the potential to create lots of varied looks.

Mini Tutorials

As always I created 3 looks only using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette which I’ll be sharing with you all today as mini-tutorials so you can get an idea of the versatility and maybe a bit of inspiration.

Look 1

For the first look I used Semsa as my transition shade, then used Yugo to deepen my outer corners. I then used Rezy on the centre of my lid and Leo on the inner corners blending it toward the centre, into Rezy.

Look 2

For the second look, I started with OG as my transition shade, I then used Yugo again for my outer corners, Cupcake on the centre of my lid and Barb in my inner corners.

Look 3

For my third and final look, I went for something a little more dramatic that would work well for a night out. I took the shade BK and used this for my outer corners and crease and then used Gemini, the gold-pressed glitter on the centre of my lid.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette

Final Thoughts

Anastasia Beverly Hills is known to have quite powdery palettes and this one is no exception. You only need a very small amount of product on your brush to achieve a good amount of pigment. It can be fairly tricky to use but with enough practice, you’ll soon get the hang of it. I really liked the looks I created and can’t wait to play around with the palette more.  The shades all worked really well together and blended together nicely.

I do have a couple of cons to this palette. Firstly the shades New Yawker and OG are practically identical. You can barely tell the difference between the two in the swatches above so I’m not sure why they were both included and why they were put right next to each other in the palette. Secondly, the texture to the shadows is all different so it can be a little difficult to use. Some of the mattes feel drier than others and of course, the pressed pigments are a lot more delicate. It’s definitely a palette that needs to be handled with care.

Overall though it’s a beautiful palette that I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of. Even after playing around with it for a few weeks I’m still just as excited to pick it up as I was the first time. It’ll be a great palette for spring/summer with the pinks and the vibrant shades. Honestly, and this is a bold statement to make, I think it’s my favourite ABH palette that they’ve released in a long time. Subculture will always be my favourite ABH palette but this has made it into my top 3.

Let me know in the comments if you own the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette or if you’re planning on getting it. While you’re here don’t forget to subscribe to my blog. You can also follow me on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading!

4 Comments

  • Melina Elisa

    February 18, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    When I first saw this palette, I really wanted it. I thought the color story was so beautiful! I told myself I had to wait til the hype died down to see if I still wanted it. I finally realized that the shades I loved the most about this palette I owned within other palettes, so I decided to skip on it. I loved reading your thoughts on it though. It really is such a stunning palette. Great post! xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    1. Hollie

      February 19, 2020 at 9:23 pm

      It is such a beautiful palette! Yeah there are a few shades that I know I have that are similar in other palettes too but I just couldn’t resist it haha. Thanks! 😊

  • Chanelle

    February 19, 2020 at 5:40 am

    This palette is gorgeous and I could see this being full of bright colours I’d enjoy playing with! The first two looks are unbelievably beautiful but I love the shimmery pinks and blue together the most 😀 x

    1. Hollie

      February 19, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      It’s such a stunning palette! 😍 So happy I finally got it. The bright colours make it perfect for summer 😍 Thank you so much!

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