Anastasia Icy & Crystal Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Icy

Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a pale white with neutral-to-warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had a slightly larger particle shimmer to it, so it appeared more metallic, shinier, and seemed to have a touch of sparkle, too. This one seemed a little more pigmented, too, in a single “pass” of product, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand if you’re after sheerer application.

The texture was finely-milled, blendable, and sat well on my skin; despite the high-shine finish, it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had semi-opaque (but buildable) pigmentation applied dry and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on my eyes and eight and a half hours as a cheek highlighter.

Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #8 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar).NARS Silver Screen #4 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Dior Strobe White (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Burberry No. 01 White (P, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Burberry Optic White (000) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Barely Dressed (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker, 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, MICA, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, LAUROYL LYSINE, NYLON-12, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

Crystal

Anastasia Crystal Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a pale beige with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it had medium, buildable pigmentation, whereas application with a dampened brush yielded opaque coverage in one layer–it was designed to be a more buildable formula, though.

As it is a loose powder, coverage does depend on how much product is picked up; it’s harder to get a consistent amount of product for one “layer.” The powder was finely-milled, blendable, and easy to work with on cheeks and on eyes. It wore well for eight hours as an eyeshadow and eight and a half hours as a cheek highlighter.

Buxom Satin Seduction (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Silver Dusk (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Counting Sheep (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).LORAC Prosecco (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Urban Decay Virgin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Call of the Canyon (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar).Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (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

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ALUMINA, MICA, NYLON-12, LAUROYL LYSINE, SILICA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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