I went back and forth about whether or not to get this palette as I need another palette like a hole in the head. Of course it quickly sold out in store and I was hit with an acute case of FOMO (fear of missing out). Like the sheep I am, I snatched it up without a second thought when I saw it back in stock online.
Don’t be fooled by the blue. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face palette is essentially a neutral palette. This is the 3rd palette released this year in collaboration with Instagram/ YouTube personalities and this is by far my favourite. This collaboration with Tamanna Roashan (a.k.a “Dress Your Face”) is perfect in that it will look good on almost anybody and a lot of thought has clearly gone into the colour selection.
There are mattes, shimmers, semi-mattes, a gold, a brown, a black- basically everything you need for a successful palette.
I’m not going to go through all the colours but my favourites are “noir”– a fantastic true black matte eyeshadow that reminds me of Urban Decay’s “blackout”, “gilded”– a beautiful dark gold shimmer, “china rose”– an orangey, pinky, goldish shimmer, and the reason I bought the palette: “sangria”– a cranberry shimmer that looks great on the lid, crease and lower lash line.
Quick note: I found both “chocolate” and “venezia” to be a little dryer than the other shadows.
The Tamanna palette also comes with a serviceable double-ended brush and 5 surprisingly useful “Get The Look” cards.
Brows: Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #40
Main Lid- “gilded” and “china rose”
Outer V- “chocolate” and “sangria”
Crease- “sangria”, “chocolate” and Make Up For Ever eyeshadow #162
Highlight- “fresh” and NARS “Madrague”
Lower lash line- “sangria”
Eyeliner- NARS “subra” dual intensity eyeshadow
Mascara- Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll
Foundation- Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme in “sienna”
Concealer- NARS radiant creamy concealer in “amande”
Contour- Sleek contour palette in “dark”
Blush- Sleek “coral”
Sephora ultra shine lip gloss #22 “Shimmery Deep Rose”
The palette is sold out in quite a few places but you can still find it at Macy’s and Nordstrom online for the great price of $29.