Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Palette review + looks

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Palette review + looks

Well it’s only been a few days since the Anastasia Subculture palette was released and there’s already a bit of controversy. Let me get right to it, these shadows are powdery AF and there have been lots of complaints online. But… so were the ones from Modern Renaissance. Maybe not as much the Subculture ones, but soft, buttery shadows are often powdery. RELAX PEOPLE!

(If you’re looking for a video review and 3 looks, check out Sam’s channel)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette 1

And like the Modern Renaissance palette, Subculture comes in the same type of packaging: sleek and fuzzy.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette ig1

Oooooh fuzzy.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette review end

But that’s about where the common ground ends. The shades in the Subculture palette are very unique and, well, surprising. One blogger pointed out that these are meant to be used as quads, sequentially. While most of the shadows were pretty great, there were some duds. Read on for more on that…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette look 1a

I started this palette left to right. This look used Dawn as a transition shade, which was a bit deeper than I thought. As well as Roxy (the controversial, powdery shade) to add depth.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette look 1b

I popped Destiny in the crease thinking it would be lighter than it was (a trend with this palette) and then patted Fudge in the outer corner and into the crease. On the lid is Electric and I AM IN LOVE WITH IT. The two glitter shades in this palette are CREAMY.

Inner corner is a bit of Cube, which actually shows up as an iridescent pink. This shade needs to be scraped off every once and awhile because it tends to go a bit hard and sort of packed down.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette look 2a

Now onto the next look. I used a bit of Edge as a transition and it looked a lot like a bruise on my skin because of the mustard tone, so I warmed it up with New Wave and deepened the crease and outer V with All Star.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette look 2b

On the lid, I patted Adorn all over. This one is another creamy glitter that is just stunning and has zero fallout.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette look 4a
And as I worked my way through this palette, I found the one major dud: Mercury. I tried to use this as a transition shade and, again, it was a lot darker than it looked in the palette. This shade WILL NOT BLEND. I mean, on this eye I have a scar running through the lid so it disrupts the shadow a bit, but this shade was ridiculous.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette look 4b

 

Onto the rest… the orange shade is New Wave and boy was it bold and pigmented. I used Axis in the outer corner and into the crease. Then for a bit of shimmer, I patted Cube in the centre of the lid which you can see on the orange to green transition.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette look 3a

For this look, again I tried to use Mercury as a transition and I had to blend for a good 5 minutes but I think it turned out ok. The green is Untamed, which honestly looks a lot like the green from the look above, don’t you think?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette look 3b

But that yellow, Edge, I was not expecting to look so stunning on the lid. I also lined a bit with the purple shade, Rowdy, and am so happy with how this look came out.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow palette ig2

Overall, I do really like this palette. I’m not in love with it, but it’s pretty decent. The shadows do kick up quite a bit so just a tap here and there and you’ll be ok. I probably won’t reach for this as much as I do for Modern Renaissance, but I definitely do not regret purchasing this palette.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette launches on Sephora on August 1. Will you be picking it up?

 

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  • OMG this palette is stunning! The looks you created are beautiful and perfect for fall!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

  • The controversy about this palette was insane… like, come on people. Take a chill pill. It does look really pretty though.

  • The greens are PERFECT on you

  • I really like the looks you created; they showcase the versatality of the palette really well.

    And yes, the whinning about this palette is just ridiculous.