Makeup Wars: Anastasia's Maya Mia Palette Review, Swatches and Look

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette Review, Swatches and Look

Today I have a very special Makeup Wars for you! Anastasia has just released their Maya Mia palette, created with YouTube Beauty Guru, Maya Mia. It was just released a few days ago, and they've shared the palette with a few of the girls in Makeup Wars to create looks of our own!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette Review, Swatches and Look

The palette comes with 10 shades, a combination of neutrals and a few fun colors thrown in. Most of the neutrals are on the warmer side, and the colors are mostly matte. Glisten is a shimmer, there's a little shimmer in Aqua and Fresh Peach, though I would call them more of a satin finish.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette Swatch Pictures

When using these shadows, I did think that they were pretty powdery. This is something that I've noticed with Anastasia shadows in the past, though it is a little more prominent with their mattes, and that's most of this palette. I recommend using a "stickier" primer under these shadows. I had good results with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which has a bit more grab than my usual NYX Shadow Base. (Note, I swatched the shadows above on my arm without any primer.)

I found that using the "grabby" primer helped quite a bit with the intensity of the shadows. I haven't tried using them wet, though that is also an option, you could also use a NYX Milk Shadow Pencil under the shadow in make it more vibrant.

Everyday Maya Mia Palette Look Tutorial

I decided to go for a pretty subtle look with the palette. Many of the neutrals are a bit warm on me (hence, I skipped over those peaches, but they're very pretty!), and the Aqua has been calling my name since I first saw pics of the palette!

I wore this look yesterday, which was a pretty quiet day for me. I did some stuff at home, had a doctor's appointment and ran to my favorite grocery store (Whole Foods) for pizza dough. So, I didn't want to be crazy colorful, but a little hint of fun color was fine with me! In person the Aqua was a little more apparent, I got compliments on the little accent color everywhere I went.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette Tutorial

This look only took a few minutes. I started by prepping my eye lid with Too Faced's Shadow Insurance. I then used a large fluff brush to spread Warm Taupe all over my lid, up to my crease. I wanted the color to be a little lighter than in the pan, a light application was all I needed for the look I wanted. Then I grabbed a little of the Vanilla shade and spread it on my browbone and crease area as a bit of an accent. I do usually put a darker color in my crease, but I'd had a rough night of sleep the night before (see those bags? I blame being 7 months pregnant!) and I thought a lighter look would be better.

To add the Aqua accent, I used a stiff angled liner brush to apply the color along the lash line, it is thicker at the outer corner than the inner corner. Finally, I lined my eyes with a black liner directly in the lash line, and used the Deep Brown over the liner to "set" it for longer wear. I avoided anything on my lower lash line due to those circles and bags I mentioned, I wanted to lighten up my eye area overall and look more awake!

How would you use this palette?






Anastasia Beverly Hills
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12 comments

Blushing Noir said...

The teal as a liner is so beautiful!

Laura MyNewestAddiction said...

I love a good wearable look! Great eye look!

Kristie Burnett said...

Christine, amazing as always! You make pregnancy look good ;) xo

Jessika Barber said...

The Aqua is stunning on you... and can I just say your hair looks great?!?

Christine Mikesell said...

LOL and here I thought it was kind of a boring blah hair day. I just blew it out, nothing else. Thanks Jessika!

Beauty Vanity said...

Love it!! I get so excited when I see palettes with super warm colors like Caramel!

xx Alyson from Beauty Vanity

How Does Dee DoIt said...

Very pretty palette and I like the subtle look but not sure I love the "powdery shadow" bit:(

Bailey B said...

I second Jessika's sentiment about the hair - stunning! I also love the look you created, and the eye diagram you designed!

B said...

The teal liner is....yessss! Such a nice added touch.

Jacy Michele said...

I love the look! I really tend to go for these natural looking tones. You can really use them all year round...Thanks so much for the review and example :)

All Lacquered Up said...

Great subtle look on you.

Natalye said...

Nice palette!

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