Anastasia Beverly Hills‘ latest Spring release has certainly created a buzz in the makeup community. The new Soft Glam eyeshadow palette is soft and romantic, and contains 14 shadows ranging from buttery mattes to gorgeous shimmers. And before you say it, yes it may be another neutral addition to the beauty world, but I still find it to be quite unique with its pretty rose gold hues and warm bronzes.
Whilst it is quite similar to the Modern Renaissance palette, it definitely does have its differences. It’s like a warmer, softer and more glamorous version of it’s predecessor. Although I will point out that there are three repeated shades (Tempera, Cyprus Umber and Burnt Orange) so it depends if that is a problem for you or not. Personally I don’t mind as I like to use palettes as a whole, and if those particular shades compliment the others then it’s fine by me.
I know there was some drama in the beauty community concerning the formula of the Subculture palette, which I can’t comment on as I haven’t tried it, but I can say that this one swatches and applies in a very similar way to the Modern Renaissance palette. The shadows are buttery soft, extremely pigmented, and blend out like a dream. Honestly, the ABH eyeshadows are the best I’ve ever tried and they make eyeshadow application a breeze. When you dip your brush into a shade, there does become a bit of excess product that can make the palette a little dusty, it’s nothing too extreme but it’s just what happens sometimes when you have shadows with lots of pigment. Give your brush a tap off before you apply the shadow to your eye area and you’ll be fine!
The stand out shades for me have to be Rose Pink; a glistening rose gold, Sultry; a gorgeous satin chocolate bronze, Mulberry; a deep matte reddish brown, Fairy; a shimmering light gold and Dusty Rose; a smooth mauve brown. On my pale skin I feel like I’d need a bit of a tan to pull off some of the warmer shades, so I think it will be a perfect Summer palette for me.
The only thing I’m not too much a fan of is the packaging. Don’t get me wrong, the signature velvet casing is lovely but it’s the caramel colour that I just don’t love. For a palette titled Soft Glam, I feel they could’ve gone with more of a nude or blush, similar to the colour of the KKW packaging, which I think would’ve complimented the colours in the palette more, but hey that’s just my opinion!
What do you think of the ABH Soft Glam palette?
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