The next palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills that I’m testing out is Soft Glam. If you have read my last review on the Norvina palette, this is a brand I have always wanted to try but never had. Including going so far as finding dupes so I could have something similar to the original palettes. Though I still had the real ones on my wishlist. My sister has gotten into makeup, and ended up getting three of the ABH palettes and is letting me play with them so I can figure out if I actually want to get them or take them off of my wishlist. I know a lot of people online have given some of the palettes raving reviews and others total flops (hint, hint Subculture).
Similar to other ABH palettes this one costs $42 with each shade (14 in total) containing 0.02 oz of product. Which is a pretty standard amount for eyeshadow in a pan. Like their other palettes it includes a double-ended brush, velvet packaging, and a large mirror. Another thing to note is the velvet packaging is not going to stay clean and nice forever. It’s going to grab any fall out and cling to it. So while it looks stunning all together, it’s going to get grimy and gross not too long afterwards. With no way to really clean off the packaging. So if you don’t like palettes looking dirty, this isn’t the packaging for you. So either depot it, don’t get it, or deal with it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette is supposed to be your everyday to night palette. Now one thing that I’m not a massive fan of with this palette is that not all of the colors are new to ABH. Some of these shadows are in other palettes including Modern Renaissance. Now they go really well in the palette so if you weren’t into berry tones this palette is perfect for you. But if you have both it then you have duplicate shadows in two different palettes. Not that it changes how stunning the palette is, but it’s just a little thing to note.
Shade Description & Swatches:
- Tempera (ultra-matte velvety beige)
- Glistening (iridescent gold with a hint of pink reflect)
- Orange Soda (ultra-matte pastel peach)
- Rose Pink (rose gold with a soft pink iridescent hue)
- Sultry (a hybrid satin metallic finish warm chocolate brown)
- Bronze (metallic gold bronze)
- Mulberry (ultra-matte mulberry)
- Dusty Rose (ultra-matte dusty lilac)
- Fairy (multi-dimensional light gold)
- Burnt Orange (ultra-matte deep orange)
- Sienna (ultra-matte earthy brown)
- Rustic (ultra-matte deep cinnamon brown)
- Cyprus Umber (ultra-matte dark coffee)
- Noir (ultra-matte deep carbon black)
Thoughts on the Formula
Since this is the first time I’ve ever touched an ABH palette. I find the formula quite interesting. There is a lot of kick back in the pan, but the shadows are extremely pigmented I do have to say the metallic shadows are very buttery to the touch which I love in a metallic. And they blend out without issues on the lid so that can be over looked. Just be careful so you don’t get the shadow all over the place. And word of advice for the metallics, do not apply with a finger it sticks to your finger and doesn’t pass over to your lids. Which is something different for me when applying a metallic. But that’s just the formula, so I’m not going to fault it for needing a different type of application. Overall, I love the formula of this palette.
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