Today I am reviewing and sharing my thoughts on the controversial Subculture Palette!
Even though this eyeshadow palette is now consider “old news” to the beauty community, I still could not resist the urge to test out these shadows for myself! Like most of my high-end makeup products, I scored this palette at my local TJ Maxx for half of the original price. Who couldn’t pass up a deal like this??
This review is solely based off of the eyeshadows performance, and not so much on their overall wear time on the eyes. If you are interested in that, let me know in the comments down below. Otherwise, continue scrolling to see how these eyeshadows swatch and kick-up, and my final thoughts!
For those that didn’t already know, about a year ago, the Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Subculture eyeshadow palette created quite a stir and became very controversial within the beauty community. Some found the eyeshadows to be pressed too softly and experienced a lot of kick-up, whereas others didn’t experience any issues with the eyeshadows at all.
After playing with each of the eyeshadows, it’s safe to say this isn’t a terrible eyeshadow palette but it’s also not the best either. The softness of the shadows remind me of the Lorac Pro Eyeshadow palettes, which also have a lot of kick-up. Even with a light hand, almost half of the eyeshadows (Roxy, Dawn, Destiny, Mercury, and New Wave) have pretty bad kick-up; however, the kick-up doesn’t always mean that the pigmentation or blendability isn’t there. The eyeshadows that didn’t have great pigmentation or were difficult to blend, were All Star, Axis, Untamed, and Rowdy. Overall, a light-hand does goes a long way with this eyeshadow palette, and the unique looks you can create from this palette make the purchase worth it but probably not at it’s full price.
What are your thoughts on the Subculture palette? Do you hate it or love it? Let me know down below!
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