Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow 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.
Full pigment and easy-to-blend formula
14 shades with ultra-matte, duo chrome and metallic finishes
Includes dual-ended brush
Roxy - Ultra matte muted coral
Electric - Duo chrome lime-gold
Fudge - Ultra-matte warm bronze
New Wave - Ultra-matte citron orange
Untamed - Ultra-matte tarnished green
Edge - Ultra-matte gold mustard
Rowdy - Ultra-matte blackened purple
Axis - Ultra-matte blue-green
Mercury - Ultra-matte slate grey
All Star - Ultra-matte vintage wine
Adorn - Metallic bronze
Destiny - Ultra-matte sage green
Dawn - Ultra-matte sand
Cube - Duo chrome pink pearl
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Cube- This shade is what I was most excited for and you can barely see it even if you foil it.
Roxy- This shade is peachier than first glance and has a decent amount of fall out, but overall I would use it again.
Dawn- It is true to color and applies well, but does have fallout.
Electric- This shadow is a dream. Don’t bother with foil, just use your finger to apply and it completely makes any look. I will use this again just for this one shade.
Destiny- This shade is too tightly packed and has very little pigment on the eye.
Fudge- This one has major fall out and is easily wiped away.
Adorn- This shade is the same as Electric.
New Wave- Major fall out, but such a good color.
All Star- I have not played too much with this shade, but it did have a lot of fall out.
Untamed- same as All Star.
Mercury- This one has some much pigment, but it just wipes away when blending.
Edge- This color is pressed to tightly is barely had pigment, but the pigment that does some off is the color of puke.
Axis- same as All Star.
Rowdy- This one does have pigment and looks nice, but has a lot of fall out.
I hope this helps!
When I go into using any new palette for the first time, I go in with caution, and a light hand. That's exactly how you have to use this palette, with a light hand. The first time I used it, treating the shadows like this, I was very happy with the result, it looked super pretty and wasn't hard to achieve. I was confused to why people were saying it was bad.
Then I looked at the "beauty gurus" of youtube reviewing this palette, stabbing at the colors with a heavy hand and spreading them all over the crease and lid, getting frustrated when there was too much pigment. Swirling their brushes in a shade for 30 seconds straight, trying to get as much fallout as possible and then complaining about it (who does that to eyeshadows when they use them??).
The shadows in this palette are EXTREMELY pigmented, they stay on your eyes ALL day and you only need the tiniest tap of your brush to get enough product and not have to dip back in.
Yeah, they kick-up a lot but if you're just gently tapping your brush in and not swirling it around and stabbing the pan... you won't get that much fallout, if any at all.
The shadows blend just fine for me, and look great on my eyes, just build the colors up instead of putting a bunch on at once.
I love the colors in this palette, they're the shades I never knew I needed, you can create so many dynamic and cool looks.
The mattes are soft, hyper-pigmented, and really nice over-all in my opinion.
The metallic shade, and duo-chrome shades are super creamy and soft, and look amazing on the eyes. They're best applied with a wet flat brush or your fingertip. The duo-chrome shades look really cool when you use them as toppers over darker shadows. Cube and electric are my two favorite shades in the palette, cube looks best when paired with mercury, all star and rowdy. Electric is such a stunning shade it looks good with anything, or all alone. (can you tell I'm obsessed with it?)
I'd recommend this to someone who's willing to try it out the RIGHT way, and loves the shades in the palette.
Normally I would of bought Subculture as soon as it launched,however my finances have been tight due to a number of life issues!! Even after it launched and all the negativity behind the palette came out, it still did not change my mind, it made me more anxious to try it out for myself🤗🤗
So to start i want to express that the matte shades are indeed soft pressed pigments 100%, I've worked with matte loose pigments many times and compared them to MAC Pigment Colour Powder Eye Shadow Teal (for Women) and MAC Cosmetics MAC Pigment ~Brash & Bold~ 4.5 G among quite a few other loose Mac matte pigments I do own!!! I used These 2 for reference because they are similar in shade range!!
Now in the Subculture palette these shades are inspired by a grunge look which I totally get in the concept and set up of the palette.
With that being said most of the matte shades are dark in tone especially Axis (dirty teal) Rowdy ( dirty eggplant) Destiny ( dirty olive) and so on!!
Adorne and electric are so unique both shimmer shades that are stunning and perform amazing for a halo eye or right under the brow bone for a pop of unique shimmer!!😄😄
Now I'm going to explain just how I made this palette My Woman lol!!
1st of being soft pressed pigments you have to be careful of just how you go about getting the product on your brush, if these were loose pigments and I just dove right into the jar with the brush a disaster would occur😮😮 That disaster being a huge mess all over my face and eye lids!!!
So think of this palette in the same aspect be careful just lightly tap your brush because these colors are 100% pure and super soft!!!
Now I personally prime my eye 1st with
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and then I lay down a thin layer of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in milk and sheer it down with a flat shader brush all over my lids
Next I take a Chikuhodo brush from the passion series it's a rather large blending brush you can view it on Beautylish.com and take a shade from the palette and softly run it up through my crease to the corner of the eye, I do not have fallout from any of the shades except All-star which is a difficult shade when used in the crease!!
Then I take another Chikuhodo brush from the AF series #5 and pick another shade to apply on the lid, again I go it lightly but use more of a patting motion for the lid itself!!!
Now here is where it gets tricky but only my opinion, I do not recommend using more then 2 of the matte shades in this palette for a completed look!! I say this because pigments applied in to many different colors at a time will result in a muddy looking crease and will pull from each other and oxidize!!! This happens with loose pigments as well not just the Subculture palette.
With this palette I find the darker shades work the best on the lids only as i find the lighter ones to work quite well in the crease which is different from how you would use a traditional palette!!
When working with the darker shades as strictly lid colors I recommend just slightly dampening your brush and use a patting motion rather then a sweeping motion.
For the shimmer shades I recommend laying down
L Too Faced Glitter Glue Shadow Primer 1st in the exact spot you want to use them in and also apply in a patting motion, I find a detail brush works best for this it really picks up product and places it exact!!!
I have a few cons with this palette though, 1st being the color cube ( the shimmer pink) it hardly shows up no matter how you use it, also with all star ( the dirty burgandy) The color when swatched and in the pan looks completely different from the way it appears on the eye it pulls so much more brown🤔🤔
Overall this palette may be challenging to some and easier for others!!
I think it's unique and something I will continue to use on a regular basis!!😎😎😎 The shades I pointed to with the arrows are my absolute FAVORITE ( wait till you play with the oranges!!!)
Overall I think this palette serves as an add on for other palettes. I’m having a hard time trying to put a look together with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Palette that I don’t have use other palettes to complete it with. I dislike that the palette has no distinct warm or cool theme, all the colors could arguably be both. So if you’re into crazy looks this is the palette for you!
BUT! There are some beautiful colors in here ladies. Destiny (in photo), roxy is gorgeous, dawn is a classic lid shade and new wave is so much fun.
The glitter shades are disappointing but electric and adorn are beautiful when you can get them to work.
Overall, I will say this is definitely not for beginners and not for people that are looking for an everyday palette. You need to love color! I do like this product and I think a four star rating is a fair score, 1 Star is a little silly but I get it trust me. If you were going into purchasing this product thinking it was going to be another modern renaissance, then I get your disappointment. Hope this review was helpful and stay gorgeous ladies! ;)
While I did see some powderiness when I tapped my brush in and Fudge was patchy, with creative application, I was able to make this palette work for me and I will continue to happily use it. A lighter touch is key and even using your fingers. Some are great used wet, as well. Overall, I like Subculture very much. Don't let Youtube dictate your opinion. Give it a try!
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