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Friday, 19 October 2018

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Out of the many high end brands on the beauty market, Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my absolute favourites. I bought my very first product from ABH about three or four years ago when they were only stocked in the US. They had pretty hefty shipping fees and taxes, and as much as I loved the brand, I just couldn't afford to fork out the cash to keep ordering from them. Luckily for me, the brand is now stocked on my favourite beauty sites (Cult Beauty & Beauty Bay), and they even have their own UK website too, which now makes ordering from them a whole lot easier.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
  I have many of their products in my collection. I have their glow kits, the dipbrow pomade, brow wiz, liquid lipstick, glosses. You name it, I probably have it. You could say I have an obsession. Out of the many products I own from them, I have to say their eyeshadow palettes are my favourite. I have quite a few from them. I have Modern Renaissance, Master Palette by Mario, Soft Glam, and most recently Norvina and Subculture. 

Before, I delve into the details of the Soft Glam Palette I wanted to talk about one of their previous releases, the Subculture Palette. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the Subculture Palette when it was released. I haven't tried it myself yet as I only recently purchased it from TKMaxx last week, but there were many youtubers and makeup artists talking about the quality of the eyeshadows, saying that there was a huge amount of fall out and they weren't as creamy as the Modern Renaissance Palette eyehadows. I've since discovered that the formula was changed after Modern Renaissance, but luckily they've since changed it back which means only good things for new releases. If you're keen to find out more about the Modern Renaissance Palette then take a peek here.

Let's talk about the Soft Glam packaging. It has the exact same velvet exterior as Modern Renaissance, except it's a light yellowy-camel shade as opposed to pink. As you open the palette, you'll see they've also included the same slim mirror too. Extremely handy if you're going on holiday, or just away in general. It also includes their double-ended eyeshadow brush too, which is actually really good quality. One side is fluffy and round, which is perfect for blending out the shadows, and the other side is denser which is wonderful for packing colour onto the lid.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
There are 14 different shades in the palette- 9 of which are of the ultra-matte formula, and 5 which are shimmers. Most of the shades are quite earthy and neutral, but there are also a few warm tones in there too which I love.

The shades within the palette are:

- Tempera (Ultra Matte, Light Beige)
- Glistening (Shimmery Gold with Pink Reflects)
- Orange Soda (Ultra Matte Light Peachy-Orange)
- Rose Pink (Metallic Rosy-Copper)
- Sultry (Metallic Bronzey-Copper)
- Bronze (Metallic Gold Bronze)
- Mulberry (Ultra Matte Deep Burgundy)
- Dusty Rose (Ultra Matte Rosy Mauve)
- Fairy (Shimmery Light Gold)
- Burnt Orange (Ultra Matte Deep Orange)
- Sienna (Ultra Matte Reddish-Brown)
- Rustic (Ultra Matte Medium Brown)
- Cyprus Umber (Ultra Matte Dark Brown)
- Noir (Ultra Matte Jet Black)

  There are a few shades within this palette that have been repeated from Modern Renaissance such as Cyprus Umber, Burnt Orange and Tempera. I don't usually like shades being repeated in other palettes, but I'm okay with this as they're actually my most used shades from that palette. At least I'll have some backups of those shades when I finally hit pan on them.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette SwatchesTop Row
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette SwatchesBottom Row

Now, what I love about this palette is how universal it is. All of the shades within this palette will flatter every skin tone, plus you can create a whole host of looks with it too. I'm not usually one for soft, nude eye makeup, but I like that you can create dramatic, smoky looks with this palette, as well as subtle, natural eye looks too. It's so versatile.

Every single one of the 14 shades in the palette are extremely creamy and rich in pigment. The mattes are normally the most difficult to blend and are usually not as pigmented as the shimmers, but that isn't the case with these matte shadows. They are so silky to the touch and on par with the shimmers. They all blend in so seamlessly. As with all ABH shadows, they do have a bit of kick back when you pick them up with a brush, but tap off the excess and all is well. No fall out whatsoever.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Out of all of the shades within the palette, the ones that stand out the most for me are Rose Pink, Sultry, Dusty Rose and Bronze, though I do love them all. I cannot fault this palette at all. If you're all for neutral eyeshadow palettes then this may be for you. I didn't expect to love it as much as I do. It's a huge success in my eyes.

You can purchase it from Cult Beauty here for £43. 

Have you tried any eyeshadow palettes from ABH?
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