Welcome to a very special edition of Makeup Wars! This week we have partnered with Anastasia Beverly Hills to bring you The Maya Mia Palette, designed in collaboration with Maya Janeska (@maya_mia_y), and East African YouTube sensation and self-taught makeup artist.
The packaging is absolutely gorgeous!
This palette contains 10 shades – Nude, Deep Brown, Sienna, Warm Taupe, Vanilla, Aqua, Fresh Peach, Glisten, Caramel and Gold Bar.
The Anastasia Maya Mia Palette also comes with 5 "Get the Look" cards. Each look is created and worn by Maya herself.
The swatches below are all with my finger but without primer.
Note that I had to swatch two of the shades heavily – Aqua and Deep Brown.
The mattes were great, though a were a little powdery. I loved Vanilla, it looks just like a normal matte but has hidden shimmer! The only thing I would change would be to make Aqua more pigmented. It was the shade I was most looking forward to using, and felt a little let down.
When I received this palette, I was so excited but it that I started playing with it right away. As my husband would say, these are “not Jessika shades.” I tend to stay away from anything that leans red. Heck, I just recently started to embrace warm browns! Since the only place I was going that night was Costco, I threw on some of the “not Jessika shades” over what I already wore to work, which was a simple (but bright!) eye look with bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Linen with Marc Jacobs Highliner in Ody(sea).
- Apply base (I used bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB in Linen
- Apply Gold Bar to inner lid, Fresh Peach to center lid and Caramel in outer corner and into crease
- Use Glisten to blend the Fresh Peach into Caramel
- Apply Sienna to the crease, using Nude as a transition shade. Blend, blend, and blend!
- Apply Vanilla as a highlight
And I really loved how it turned out! So much so that I wore this exact look several times in the past month and was able to document the look each time, so you will see the look in different lighting conditions. The only thing that varied was the intensity in which I applied the shadows – and how many layers of mascara!
Here's a quick peak at another look I did using Nude, Vanilla, Aqua and Warm Taupe and black liner.
What do you think of my look? Very different the looks that Maya herself created! This was my first Anastasia Beverly Hills product. I definitely want to try more! Do you have any suggestions?
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia palette is available now on Beautylish and ULTA.com and on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website, where it retails for $29.00.
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