Subculture: Is it that bad?

Updated: Nov 6, 2018

Review from a makeup connoisseur.

Mauve and purple eye look featuring peach blush and dark grape bold lip

Part of my TJ Maxxx haul was this $24.99 palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills that has been controversial since its launch. Roaming through the Youtube was the amount of fallout when grabbing eyeshadow to the patchiness when applied.

Because of its poor sales many speculated the palette would end up at TJ Maxxx, and to my surprised I was able to snatched one to test out.

I've never owned an Anastasia palette, but was excited to play with a brand renowned for their eyebrow products and pigmented palettes like Modern Renaissance. Originally priced at $42 on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website, it was marked down to $24.99 at TJ Maxxx.

I wanted to create a magical look using the green and dual chrome shadows from the palette. At first, the mustard and olive shades blended fairly easily, but once I got into UNTAMED it was patchy in areas and did not blend with any of my brushes.

I proceeded to hide everything using the green duochrome shadow and the fall out was everywhere; I kept switching between a flat brush and my finger for an even coverage.

The pigment and texture were great, the application not so much.

The shadows would be difficult to use for a novice. I was able to create a smokey look and disguise mistakes with a winged liner. The inner corner highlight CUBE was on point along with NEW WAVE, and EDGE.

On the other hand, the green shades applied darker than expected and it resemble a charcoal rather than an olive undertone.

Have you tried any Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes?

Comment below with your recommendations.



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