Friday, 27 October 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills // Subculture Palette

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you're all having an amazing day, I've had such a productive week this week although I am kind of sad that I haven't done more Halloween posts, If i'm being honest i've spent a lot of my time planning Blogmas rather than anything else, next year i'll be more prepared.

Now, I know i'm kind of late on the Subculture train, but ever since this palette was released I have been obsessed with the colours and tones within it. I purchased the Modern Renaissance palette earlier this year and i'll leave a link to my review here if you fancy having a look, but seeing as I loved that one so much I thought that I would treat myself to Subculture. 

When this palette was released there were so many negative reviews about it, in fact, it's the first time i've heard more bad reviews than positive one's about any makeup product. I was surprised, as Anastasia Beverly Hills is a hugely popular brand and one which is loved by many people, I also follow the beautiful Norvina on all social media and understand how much time and effort goes into creating a product. 

If i'm being completely honest, i'm so glad that I waited for the negativity to die down before purchasing this, and as I was waiting for it to arrive I was slightly anxious as to how it would perform. But I am honestly so impressed with this palette, and it's even more gorgeous in person.

I've used this palette a few times now and the colours are so pigmented, the one thing I will say is that you do need a good selection of eye brushes to use with this palette as using the same one for two different colours will create a 'muddy' look. To get the best pigment out of the shimmery shades you will need to use a damp brush, as even using your finger doesn't produce the best results. 

However, I think that you can create so many different looks from this palette and it's perfect for both day and night. I honestly love the selection of colours in this palette and think that it's so versatile. I've tried yellow tones in cheaper eyeshadow palettes and you just don't get the same level of pigment as you do in these ones. This cost me £43 from Beauty Bay and I definitely think it's worth the price as you don't need too much product so I can see this lasting a long time.

TOP ROW (Left to Right)

Cube: Duo Chrome pearly pink
Dawn: Sandy, cream
Destiny:Sage green
Adorn: Metallic bronze
All Star: Wine red
Mercury: Grey
Axis: Navy blue

BOTTOM ROW (Left to Right)

Roxy: Soft, pink
Electric: Green tinted gold shimmer
Fudge: Warm brown
New Wave: Orange
Untamed: Blue tinted green
Edge: Mustard toned gold
Rowdy: Deep purple

So far i've had nothing but good experiences with this palette and truly think that people just jumped on the bandwagon of hating this just for the sake of it. I don't use this palette any different to any of my other ones, a little goes a long way but I find that it's the same with any of my pricier makeup palettes. I still feel like I have a long way to go with my makeup skills but even as a beginner, I love this palette.

So there you have it, my honest thoughts on the Subculture palette. I would definitely recommend this if you've been on the fence about buying it, I just feel like it's more versatile than people give it credit for. 

Have you bought anything which you've been happily surprised with recently? I'd love to know what you think about the Subculture palette! 


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