Monday, 14 August 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills: Subculture


As soon as I saw this palette on Instagram I immediately wanted to get my hands on it. I mean just look at it, it's gorgeous. I made my order on the day it was released and even after all the drama, I feel I made the right decision. I have created a video review of this palette which you can find the link to below, but I also wanted to provide an update and add more detail about my transaction with ABH and my overall thoughts a week on from my review. 

SHIPPING INFO
  • I made my purchase on 25 July 2017 via the ABH UK website
  • It was delivered on 1st August 2017 via UPS 
  • Shipping is free over £25 

THE PRODUCT
  • £42 on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website (You can buy it for £41 on Beauty Bay or CultBeauty)
  • 14 Shades (ultra-matte, duo chrome and metallic finishes) these are all extremely pigmented 
    • 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

FIRST THOUGHTS
I love the look of this palette. From the packaging to the shades themselves, it's stunning. The grungy shades really give a different vibe to any other palette that I own. Regardless of the fall out that this palette has - Modern Renaissance is the same - every shade is extremely pigmented. I played around with this palette and have created a variety of looks. My personal favourite is the one I posted on my Instagram. I created this look using Dawn, Roxy, All Star and Adorn. 


I am very much a warm tone girl, but I have been really inspired to break out of my comfort zone to explore new ideas. I am not a makeup artist and I can only imagine the wonderful things that a makeup artist could create with this palette. 

ADVISE ON USE
This palette isn't perfect. As I mentioned before, there is some fall out during application. Some shades do not mix well together and I would recommend going in with a light hand.
I'm not sure if it's just me, but I don't tend to mix a lot of colours when creating an eye look that I like. My style and look is very simple and I think that you can really create a gorgeous look with just three shades.

You can watch my video here. I would also recommend watching Stephanie Nicole's review which is the best breakdown and advice that I could find. 

I hope you find this post useful! I would rate the ABH Subculture palette a 7/10. 
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  1. I felt the same! If you go in with a light hand and have a solid idea of what you want to acheive this palette is amazing! So glad it worked out for you!

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    1. Thanks lovely!! I'm glad it worked out for you too. x

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