I am so excited for today’s review. As you guys know, from my Instagram, I also bought the Soft Glam Palette. It’s the first eyeshadow palette I bought this year and it’s what I have been using these days when I’m in the mood to add an eyeshadow to my look. So without further ado, I’m going to get on with the review.
SOFT NEUTRAL GLAM
Featuring fourteen essential shades, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette is the perfect collection of easy-to-blend, full pigment shadows. With a long lasting formula, this palette is complete with bronze metallics and iridescent finishes ideal for a nighttime look and neutral mattes for daytime.
The Soft Glam Palette has 14 beautiful shades of predominantly warm-toned neutrals in some mattes, shimmers and metallics. The packaging is very similar to the brand’s permanent eyeshadow palettes — velvet. And this one comes in an orange-tan velvet palette. Each eyeshadow weighs 0.02 oz. It comes with a double ended eyeshadow brush which feels a little scratchy.
Row 1 has these shades: Tempera is an ultra-matte velvety beige, Glistening, an iridescent gold with a hint of pink reflect, Orange Soda, which is an ultra-matte pastel peach, Rose Pink, described as a rose gold with a soft pink iridescent hue, Sultry, a hybrid satin metallic finish warm chocolate brown, Bronze, which is a metallic gold bronze, and Mulberry, an ultra-matte mulberry.
Row 2 comprises of these: Dusty Rose, an ultra-matte dusty lilac, Fairy, described as a multi-dimensional light gold, Burnt Orange, which is an ultra-matte deep orange, Sienna, an ultra-matte earthy brown, Rustic, an ultra-matte deep cinnamon brown, Cyprus Umber, which is an ultra-matte dark coffee, and Noir, an ultra-matte deep carbon black.
Okay, the powders are very soft, as can be expected from ABH. And with that comes a bit of kick up with brushes. But they’re all very much pigmented so much so that a little bit comes a long way. Everything is easy to blend and feels smooth and creamy to touch especially the shimmers. My favorites are Rose Pink and Bronze because I personally think these swatch better than the rest (or it could be that I really love the color). The shadows last long enough throughout the day without needing a primer too.
Now unto those swatches!
I’ve read a lot of comments speculating how Norvina created this palette to be safe after the whole Subculture fiasco (here’s my review of that palette) and that she could do a lot better with a bolder color combination. I get that, after all, the first ABH eyeshadow palettes weren’t known for neutrals. But Norvina did say that she made this palette for her mother who loves neutrals. Anyway, I don’t care much for those comments because I love the color combination — I am a neutral girl. I love how I can use this for a soft look during the day and a bolder one at night. It is a good palette for everyday use and for me, this gets my TWO THUMBS UP.
For those who already have it, what do you guys think?
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