The Beauty Collab of the Summer: Jackie Aina x Anastasia Beverly Hills...Yay or Nay?
I know you’ve heard or seen the news by now. Our cool auntie in our heads, Jackie Aina, surprised us with an eyeshadow palette with none other than Anastasia Beverly Hills. I always look forward to the ABH palettes because the shades are so pigmented. So when I got a first look at Jackies palette I could have cried real tears of joy.
With that being said, there are usually 2-3 shades, on some occasions more, in almost every eyeshadow palette that I or other brown skinned beauties just cannot use. I’m talking about the super pale beiges, the light dusty pinks, etc. On us, they just look like pure ash. A product that should be pretty universal almost always finds a way to exclude us. One of the things that we love most about Jackie Aina is that she shows us how to apply makeup for darker skin tones. She’s also not afraid to call out any company that is excluding us as well. She mentioned on her channel that when making this palette she did so with dark skinned women in mind. And for that we love you girl!
Every single shade is brown girl friendly. Not a single ashy shade in sight. All the colors are harmonious with the others meaning there is a nice flow. And not only has she been cooking this up for some time but she’s been wearing it in our faces. When I go to playing with these shades I couldn’t decide which color I wanted to use first because they were all so good and swatched like a dream. Blending; no problem. And pigmentation? I’ve never had shades show up this bright on me before. Obviously, I gave this palette a 10/10. Whether you’re brown or not go cop this. You will not be disappointed.
Cover image via Marie Claire