Ok you guys !! Get yourself some Tea or Coffee coz I am telling you this is going to be a long post.
We all know the DRAMA happening on social media regarding Anastasia Subculture Palette. So, after reading/ watching all the review here K am with what I think of this palette. I know people who don’t own this palette are very confused whether to get it or not, whether all the reviews are correct or not. And honestly I never saw such mixed feelings for any product.
So before I start my verdict here is a DISCLAIMER. This palette is my own purchase so whatever I will say is going to be MY honest point of view. And I will try that this post will help you to decide either to go for this palette or not.
I have been Anastasia lover ever since I know this brand. And ever since I have moved to Dubai I get my Anastasia product directly from USA as soon as they launched.(cox Sephora does come up pretty late with new products) . I got my Modern Renaissance palette as soon as it got launched. And so did I order Subculture palette. I also have Mario’s palette which he created in collaboration with Anastasia.( but that I got from Sephora Dubai)
So now, if we see Modern Renaissance came first then Mario’s Palette and now this Subculture. The brand has been saying this palette Sister to Modern Renaissance . And that naturally leads everyone expectations pretty high cox modern Renaissance is the BEST SELLER and still it’s the most FAVORITE palette and that is why people are constantly comparing the two palettes. But, according to me we should also include Mario’s palette for better review.
Ok, so as I said Modern Renaissance have been everyone’s fav cox of its color, pigmentation and how easy it is to use. Yes , the palette do not have any fall out. But if anyone of you have used Mario’s palette you would have notice that it has a fall out and trust me when I got a chance to meet Mario at his meet and greet in Dubai Mall, he told the audience that his palette have fallout and that’s cox it’s more like a press pigment which means it is creamy and a little goes a long way. Means you just don’t need to swirl or tap hard on the pan to get the product but just a soft pat can hold a lot of product. And I LOVE my Mario’s palette.
So this idea is to use lighter hand.
The pigmentation of Subculture palette is quite similar to Mario one so the fall out part is not an issue for me clearly . Infact I have used the palette and still using non stop for everyday looks too.
This shades in the palette itself can be called pressed pigments. so as per my verdict it is not bad as it is shown in the reviews..you may not like it and that’s okay coz everyone have their own preferences.
The only drawback for me is oxidation of the shades, especially Axis and Rowdy.. Axis turns to look grey ish black on my eye lid and same goes with Rowdy.
Here are the looks I tried doing it with this palette and absolute loved it.
My Instagram does have more pictures of these looks in case you want to see them ❤️
I wanted to include Mario’s swatches too but I couldn’t include it at the moment. Tell me in the comments below if you want to see the swatches.