After the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture eyeshadow palette was leaked on Reddit, people were curious as to how this product was officially going to be released and how well it would perform compared to its palette predecessors. First impressions of the product proved that it might just be the hit palette for summer and fall because of its color selection.

After its launch Last July 25, makeup artists were quick to review and finally judge this product. As a complement to the Modern Renaissance Palette, we weren’t expecting any extremely bad reviews on the product. I found that the Modern Renaissance was a bit difficult to blend, so blend and consistency were the only things I was looking out for.

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I didn’t expect that the Subculture would perform so bad compared to other eyeshadow palettes. On her review, Alissa Ashley pointed at how inconsistent the blend on the eyes were and that some shades looked okay packed on but not blended. But wait, there’s more. One shade called Roxy was just too powdery that she actually hit pan on her first use.

By tapping a fluffy brush into the coral pink shade, a lot of product fell off the palette right away. Fluffy brushes can give a lot of fall out, but not this much. People on the comments section immediately responded with theories regarding the issue and it might be because ABH switched from mica to talc as main ingredient for some shades.

Here’s us quickly checking out ABH and Sephora for ingredients lists because we just had to see for ourselves!

Subculture Palette Ingredients from ABH
Modern Renaissance Palette Ingredients from Sephora

Symphani Soto also expresses the same concern regarding how the shade Roxy was just extremely powdery and too difficult to blend in. This time, the shade just stays on and does not budge.

However, this might just be a product defect for some palettes since YouTuber Weston Peaks was alright with how powdery the shadows were, saying it might just be because of how pigmented it is. He also suggests that it would be a better idea to do your eyes first before the whole face because of how much fall out there is during application.

What are your thoughts on the Subculture palette? 


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