Anastasia Beverly Hills came out with their newest eyeshadow palette Subculture on July 25, 2017. As pictures were leaked for the palette everyone had been hyped up to try these beautiful colors out. Subculture costs about $42.00 at a local Sephora. When this palette was released everyone had to be sure to claim one right away! Even MUA’s were psyched that they’re on Anastasia Beverly Hills PR list to receive this beauty.
Swatches (top to bottom) Cube, Dawn, Destiny, Adorn, All Star, Mercury, Axis, Roxy, Electric, Fudge, New Wave, Untamed, Edge, and Rowdy.
At the time of the release, I was excited to see many MUA’s reviews on this palette and how creative they could get. I watched many reviews on Subculture and let’s just say it left many baffled. The expectation everybody had on this palette was high because due to the fact Anastasia Beverley Hills Renaissance Palette did such an amazing job (I recommend buying it!). First off there were complaints about the amount of fall out each eyeshadow contained. With a single stroke, the eyeshadow would just have tons of fall out. I recently bought this palette because I wanted to see how my opinion on it would differ from others who own one. I personally love the palette because the eyeshadows are super pigmented, I’ll give it that. Yet, I did notice I’d have to be frugal with the amount. In order to not have much fall out is by gently stroking your brush into the eyeshadow. Even with the smallest stroke lots of product ends up on your brush. Another downfall I came across and agree with most people who’ve made a review on Subculture is how unblendable it can be. In order to have a decent blend of shades, I’d have to keep going back and forth using the windshield wiper technique. This worked but it took some time and that it’s as if the shadows did not want to work with me. Overall, I enjoy this palette even if it has its challenges but I believe it’s possible to create a marvelous look! In my opinion, research this palette and see if it’s for you. I recommend going to your local Sephora and test out the eyeshadows by swatching them on yourself. So the question remains, Is Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture a hit or miss?