I honestly don't know what's going on with Anastasia Beverly Hills this year. This was my go-to brand for quality products with rich pigmentation and blendability. But this year, they've gone off the rails for some unknown reason. It started with the Subculture palette and has now clearly spread to even their blush formula. So disappointing!
The Radiant palette is boring. You've seen each of these shades before, elsewhere. Which might be okay, because they're still assembled in a palette and all flatter one another, but that doesn't compensate for the quality of the product. These are dusty and patchy. They cling to moisture and do not blend well at all. Such a shame.
Now, the Gradient palette is a change of course when it comes to colour selection. The contour colour (finally a neutral-base instead of something orangey) is a refreshing change and the dramatic blush choices are original as well. Unfortunately, though, the praise ends there. Patchy, uneven and unfortunate consistency. Not worth the money at all.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. ABH needs to take a step back and ditch these new formulas and go back to being a brand that does well. I no longer rush out and but their new products upon release anymore due to crappy quality control.