today I'm going to review the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette. It arrived in the mail last week but because I'm feeling ill it took me over a week to put this article together.
Anastasia about this palette:
' An essential eye shadow collection, Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette features 14 shades that range from grungy mattes to bold metallics with an underground edge. Complement to best-selling Modern Renaissance Palette. '
This is my second product from Anastasia ever. I wanted to try something new and different and since BeautyBay just started to sell this palette I decided to buy it and give it a try. I have heard a lot about this palette online and I have seen a lot of beauty gurus use this palette. I still didn't know what to expect from it because some products get really hyped and aren't that good.
When it first arrived I was impressed by the packaging, the palette itself has a suede top. I'm also impressed by the brushes that are included with this palette, they're high quality! I normally don't even look at the brushes or sponge tip applicators included with palettes because they're not that good. So this was a nice surprise.
I was also very impressed with the pigmentation of the shadows themselves. I swatched them without a base to show the quality of the shades by themselves. They're highly pigmented, you only need a little bit for an intense look. ' Cube' and ' Electric' are less pigmented than the other shadows.
I do find the shadows a bit hard to blend because they're so pigmented. It easily becomes one dark blur instead of an eyelook with gradient. I also think these shadows are a bit too powdery. Which means I have to clean up under my eyes after I finish my eyelook.
Overall I'm happy that I bought the palette but I wouldn't recommend it. Yes it's contains super pigmented eyeshadows but it takes a lot of skill to properly work with them. Also I don't think the shadows themselves are worth €50, a lot of the price is in the palette and brushes themselves and that's not why I buy an eyeshadow palette.
What do you think about this palette?