Makeup Wars: Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia palette review + tutorial

This is a very special Makeup Wars because a few of us gals were so graciously sent the Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia palette to review. I haven’t been keeping up with the awesome things that Ana has goin’ on and uh…talk about a mistake. This palette has reignited the admiration that I have for the brand.

Anastasia Maya Mia palette

Designed by blogger and makeup artist Maya Janeska. This East African beauty is not only stunning but puts out amaziiiiing tutorials and has a jumpin’ Instagram channel. She collaborated with Anastasia Beverly Hills to put together a fantastic palette.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia palette

It really is unlike any eyeshadow palette that I’ve seen before because within the 10 shadows, you’ve got two pops of color – including that very bright Aqua!

What a nice little surprise, right? I’ve found that the Aqua works very nicely on the lid and even used as a liner on the waterline. Included with the palette are 5 Get The Look cards . Maya has given us step-by-step instructions on how to achieve various looks. Of course I fell in love with the look that used that stunning Aqua. I’m lovin’ how the cards tell you at the top which shadows you’ll be using.

Anastasia Maya Mia palette Get the Look cards>

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Get the Look cards

Swatch-wise, I would have loved for these to be more intense.

Anastasia Maya Mia palette swatches

They pop well on my skin but if we could have taken the intensity level up a bit more, I would have been a happy girl. And then there’s a nice dual-sided brush!

Anastasia Maya Mia palette brushes
But despite that, this palette inspired me to do a tutorial which, ohmigosh y’all…I haven’t done in years! It is such a challenge to do a tutorial under 5 minutes. My girl Phyrra has perfected this so until I grill how she does her tutorials, you lovely people will have to deal with my choppy tutorials. And bad brows. Because yeah. My brows look baaaad in that video. Oh well. 😎

You can get this palette from for an easy $29.


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  • Aqua is stunning on you!

  • Great review and I love your energy on camera. xo

  • This palette looks really pretty! I do wish it was a little more pigmented but a good base seems to help. I think I want it lol

    • Brittany

      Yep! The perfect base can make miracles happen.

  • I really love how the colors pop on your lid, so pretty!

  • Amazing swatches!

  • How was I not subscribed to your channell?! Absolutely love the look you created!

    • Brittany

      Haaa! Thanks, new subbie!

  • I really like the color selection they included!

  • I think you are right…that they could have taken the pigmentation up a notch to make it work across all skin shades. It is a really pretty palette so it would be great if it worked for everyone

  • This is such a pretty palette!

  • Glisten is such a gorgeous shade!

  • I know you wanted them to pop more but I think they look fab on your skin!

    • Brittany

      Thank you so much!

  • what a lovely palette. these mua collabs are brilliant!

  • It’s too bad that you didn’t like the texture of the aqua, because it looks great on you – all these warm shades really do. That deep brown is sooo pretty. Keep doing tutorials and videos.. it’s the only way I get to see you these days!

    • Brittany

      I knowwww. Which is a same because we really aren’t that far from each other. We need a meetup!

  • Thank you for this tutorial! This palette is my new favorite.

    • Brittany

      Yaaay! I want to see you do a tutorial on it!

  • These all are such a pretty shades!

  • Brittany! You are just too cute for words on camera! So much personality! I love watching your videos. I LOVE this eye look! It is pure fabulosity. I ordered this a couple days ago and cannot wait to get it! 😀

  • Your video tutorial was so fun. You should definitely do more. I like that you start on the inside and work your way out. Makes sense.

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