Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette Review
As I’m sure the majority of you are aware, Anastasia Beverly Hills recently released their brand new Riviera palette. This is the first palette from ABH that features bright, vibrant colours and I was all over it! I’ve been waiting very patiently for them to come out with a bold palette and they definitely delivered. I’ve had this palette for almost two weeks now so thought it was about time I reviewed it!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette is an essential springtime colour collection featuring classic neutrals and seasonal tones that are perfect for creating your ultimate vacation looks.
- 14 shades
- 8 mattes
- 4 metallics
- 2 duo-chrome
- Sails – Matte white
- Yacht – Duo-chrome copper with a violet shift
- Seychelles – Vibrant, metallic aquamarine
- Palermo – Metallic pink
- Seaside – Silver with a blue shift
- Inheritance – Metallic gold
- Mediterranean – Metallic sky blue
- Estate – Peachy pink with a matte finish
- Cabana – Matte mustard
- Coastline – Soft pastel peach
- Bahamas – Vibrant hot pink with a matte finish
- Monte Carlo – Cool toned pink
- Cannes – Deep matte purple
- Palm – Matte dark brown
The first thing I noticed was that this isn’t a velvet palette! My biggest issue with the other palettes I own is that the velvet packaging gets dirty so quickly with the eyeshadows transferring and it’s really hard to clean. The Riviera palette has a canvas material covering it which isn’t perfect but I think it’ll be better and easier to clean then velvet.
I really like the design of the packaging with the white and navy stripes and the gold lettering. It’s definitely eye-catching and summery. Inside there is a mirror and dual-ended brush as there is with all the palettes, I really do like the brushes that come with ABH palettes and use them quite a lot. The only small issue I have is that it doesn’t seem to close properly. It’s like the magnet isn’t quite strong enough so I have to close it quite tightly. Other than that though the packaging got me really excited when I saw it in person and you can tell so much thought goes into the design.
I was pretty blown away with the shades, they were just as vibrant in real life as they were in the images. Immediately I was drawn to ‘Bahamas’, the matte pink shade, and ‘Seychelles’, the metallic aqua. If you’ve been subscribed to my blog for a while you’ll know I’m all about bold palettes and makeup looks. I love super bright, in-your-face colours and the Riveria palette is exactly that.
This palette swatched really nicely, I was half expecting some of the shades to not look as good as they did in the pan but they were all incredibly pigmented without needing to be built up. Like with all ABH palettes Riviera is super powdery and has a lot of kickback, especially the matte shades as they are pressed pigments. Despite the fact I’ve only used it a few times I’m worried I’ll hit pan pretty soon which will be devastating. I’m hoping I’m wrong but it feels like I’m already getting there so I’ll have to be extra careful with dipping my brush in.
I have created three makeup looks using the Riviera palette to share with you all.
For the first look, I took the shade ‘Monte Carlo’ for my transition and then used ‘Bahamas’ in the crease, blending up to my brow bone. Next, I used ‘Cannes’ on my outer corners and blended that into my crease and ‘Bahamas’. I then cut my crease and applied ‘Seychelles’ all over my lid. To finish off I used the shade ‘Sunshine’ from the ABH Dream Glow Kit and applied this to my inner corner and brow bone, then used the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner for the wing.
For the second look, I started with the shade ‘Cabana’ for my transition. Next, I used ‘Palm’ for my outer corners and then applied ‘Mediterranean’ on the centre of my lid out to the corners and ‘Seaside’ for my inner corner and toward the centre. I then used the shade ‘Luna’ from the ABH Aurora Glow Kit for inner corner and brow bone highlight. I also applied ‘Palm’ to my lower lash line.
For my third and final look I started with ‘Cannes’ in my crease and blended that out with ‘Bahamas’ I then cut the crease again and used the shade ‘Inheritance’ in the inner corners and toward the centre and then applied ‘Seychelles’ to the outer corner until it met with ‘Bahamas’ I also used ‘Cannes’ for my lower lash line.
I definitely do like this palette a lot, I just worry I’ll hit pan quickly with the amount of kickback there is. I’m really happy with the looks I’ve created with this palette and think it’ll be my go-to palette for the summer. It’s truly beautiful and all the shades blend together so well. The shimmer/metallic shades are also so intense and absolutely stunning.
There’s so much hype around Anastasia Beverly Hills and for a good reason, they really do live up to the high expectations. All of the palettes I own are of such good quality, they are bloody gorgeous, unique and as I said earlier you can tell so many thought and care goes into what they create. They genuinely care about their customers and give us what we want which not many big brands do. ABH is one of my favourite brands and I can’t wait to see what they bring out next!
I hope you all enjoyed my review of the Riviera palette! Do you own this palette or are you thinking about buying it? Let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog, I’d love to have you here! You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading!