Anastasia Daiquiri & Sand Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Daiquiri

Anastasia Daiquiri Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, pale pink (nearly white) base with a “cooler,” golden sheen. I expected a gold-shimmered pink that I’ve seen many times before, but it was much, much lighter and brighter than most pink-with-gold-shift shades are. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and blendable on my eyes and cheeks. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to opaque, though some of that depended on how much product was picked up and with what tool as loose powder is harder to pick up the same amount as you have to sprinkle it out. It was intensely metallic on my cheeks but didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on both cheeks and eyes.

Too Faced Satin Sheets (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Too Faced Satin Sheets (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Maybelline Iridescent (100) (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tarte Stunner (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).bareMinerals Glitterati (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Too Faced Champagne Rose (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Air (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Sugar Trap (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Gemstone #8 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.21 oz. – $104.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “finely milled” consistency that gives a “pearlescent metallic finish” that can be used on “eyes, face and body.” It is intended to have buildable coverage from a “soft wash of color” to “intense color payoff.” They are buildable, and as they’re a loose product, pigmentation varies noticeably based on how much product is applied and with what brush; but it is as versatile as marketed–I was able to apply a sheer dusting as a highlighter on my cheekbones or pack it on as an opaque eyeshadow. I was able to get to opaque coverage with a dry brush, though a wet brush will stretch the product out a bit more and minimize the light fallout (when working with it as an eye product).

The powder was finely-milled, blendable, and easy to work with overall. The greater challenge was actually getting product out of the compact jar; there’s a cool flip-top interior lid that prevents product from coming out of the six-hole sifter but there’s no place to dump it except inside the lid (which then drops excess on top of the flip-top lid!), which is deep and narrow, or on a separate palette/plate. I dropped at least one while photographing/swatching/testing, so not having half a jar of pigment all over my house was a nice plus. I tried to remove the sifter/lid but wasn’t able to feel it loosen and wasn’t successful (I usually do this so I can photograph the actual powder)

The formula lasted seven to eight hours as an eyeshadow (no primer or base) and eight to nine hours as a cheek color (over bare skin).

 

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, MICA, ALUMINA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, NYLON-12, DIMETHICONE, LAUROYL LYSINE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Sand

Anastasia Sand Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, which often was more or less pigmentation based on application method due to the loose format. I didn’t struggle to get full coverage on my eyes, like most expect from a good eyeshadow, and I was able to build up the coverage on my cheeks as a highlighter. The consistency was finely-milled, blendable, and easy to work with and had very minimal fallout (on the eyes). It wore well for eight and a half hours on cheeks and eyes before fading noticeably.

Laura Mercier Rosegold (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Milani Champagne Wasted (PiP, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar).Too Faced Sparkling Cider (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Ciate Dainty (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Tarte Heat Wave (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Morning After (PiP, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Sweet Dreams (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Milani Dayglow (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.21 oz. – $104.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “finely milled” consistency that gives a “pearlescent metallic finish” that can be used on “eyes, face and body.” It is intended to have buildable coverage from a “soft wash of color” to “intense color payoff.” They are buildable, and as they’re a loose product, pigmentation varies noticeably based on how much product is applied and with what brush; but it is as versatile as marketed–I was able to apply a sheer dusting as a highlighter on my cheekbones or pack it on as an opaque eyeshadow. I was able to get to opaque coverage with a dry brush, though a wet brush will stretch the product out a bit more and minimize the light fallout (when working with it as an eye product).

The powder was finely-milled, blendable, and easy to work with overall. The greater challenge was actually getting product out of the compact jar; there’s a cool flip-top interior lid that prevents product from coming out of the six-hole sifter but there’s no place to dump it except inside the lid (which then drops excess on top of the flip-top lid!), which is deep and narrow, or on a separate palette/plate. I dropped at least one while photographing/swatching/testing, so not having half a jar of pigment all over my house was a nice plus. I tried to remove the sifter/lid but wasn’t able to feel it loosen and wasn’t successful (I usually do this so I can photograph the actual powder)

The formula lasted seven to eight hours as an eyeshadow (no primer or base) and eight to nine hours as a cheek color (over bare skin).

 

Ingredients

ALUMINA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, SILICA, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, NYLON-12, LAUROYL LYSINE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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