Anastasia Beverley Hills Subculture Palette – The Truth

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.

Sephora once again!!!

Here I am once again with a Sephora gift box which I got using my loyalty points!!

Ever since 2017, the loyalty gift boxes has gone to whole new level!! They have started giving full sizes which is amazing because you know you really work hard to get these points . We get 1 point on 10 aed , so it’s like we are investing a lot 😂😂.

So again, I had more than 1 voucher and Sephora have one more option which is by Clarins , which I am getting in few days for sure but for today I am sharing my Too Faced, rich girl obsession box which caught my eyes and I picked this immediately! I could got both but the girl at counter had little knowledge and according to her I was only eligible for 1 gift, though I can still get more boxes 😀😀😀

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Ok, so this box has 3 products and 2 of them are full sizes

– Too Faced better than Love mascara (full size)

– Too Faced perfect wear waterproof eyeliner (full size)

– Too Faced shadow insurance primer (deluxe)

These are the perks of black card holder and let me show you what gold card holders will get in this month gift box. I was actually drooling and all I wanted to get the gold card lol !!  Which means more shopping 🙈🙈

Look at this guys !! Such heavy duty and fully loaded box 🙈🙈

It’s a fully UD box I couldn’t spot every product but man this is amazing, and these are the types of boxes they always get 😳😳😳😳

I wish UAE Sephora comes up with the brand Stila coz I really want to get their new metallic liquid shadows 

 

Sephora Loyalty Point Gifts

I love Sephora and that’s an obviouslove and having Sephora near by is one of the biggest blessing I tell you!! Though DXB Sephora do not have enough brands as USA but still my LOVE for Sephora is 😍😍😍

Shopping in Sephora is so much fun also because of these Loyalty Points . I never shared my gifts but this time I am in TOTAL LOVE with both the gifts. So, I had 4 gifts due and I chose these 2 for now. And they normally change gifts option every month so the other 2 I will see in sha Allah next month.

Ok so the 1st option was Marc Jecobs set , and everyone who are on my Instagram and Snapchat know my love for this brand. And the items in here are the deluxe sizes. Do you really want to see ???  If yes!! Tu scroll karu Yar 😉

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This is the most exciting product for me out of all
This is the most exciting product for me out of all
And here you go I always wanted to try this
And here you go I always wanted to try this
And this is how I try different mascaras
And this is how I try different mascaras

Next box is Sephora set which is also pretty good because for the first time it has great products.

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This I never tried and I just hope it’s going to be good for dry skin
This I have tried once only and it was pretty good
This I have tried once only and it was pretty good
Excited for this one too
Excited for this one too
This I got in delux size in last Sephora box and I am only using this since on all my looks on Instagram. So pretty excited to get the full size
This I got in delux size in last Sephora box and I am only using this since on all my looks on Instagram.
So pretty excited to get the full size
This is like a forever  item in their boxes and I have no idea how many I have now
This is like a forever item in their boxes and I have no idea how many I have now

Haina zabardast gifts, What do you think guys?

These gifts made me buy more products from Sephora hehehe 😂

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer- Brightener

Ever since Maybelline launched their age rewind concealer I wanted to try them badly. And since they are not launched yet in Pakistan I had to wait till a facebook page stocks them. In my previous post I mentioned that how obsessed I am getting with contouring and highlighting. This is my 3rd concealer in a month 😀

About the Product

Active Formula and Micro-Corrector Applicator erase dark circles, puffiness and fine lines instantly.

Why You’ll Love It

• Micro-Corrector Applicator micro-fills and smoothes.
• Active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles.
• Apply neutralizer shade for extreme dark circles.
• Brightener shade adds a luminous touch.

For Best Results

Use applicator to apply concealer directly to under-eye area, blending in an outward motion.  Wipe off excess eye concealer with dry tissue only.  Do not wet applicator.

My View

The age rewind concealer comes in 6 neutralizing shades (Fair, Light, Medium, Honey, Neutralizer, Brightener 160).
I wanted to have something to brighten up my undereye so I went for shade Brightener. I think I still need to have shades light and medium. I absolutely LOVED it and want to try other shades too. They are super full coverage formula which is super easy to blend.

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The product comes with a sponge applicator in a twisted packaging. You have to twist the bottom several times in start and then with every twist product comes out on the sponge. I have seen YouTubers applying it with brush but I apply directly with its sponge and blend it with my fingers.

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Since I got the shade Brightener, it has a pinkish touch and that’s why I like to mix it with my other concealers. And the best it worked with my Nars Creamy Concealer in shade Custard. I still have to try it with Maybelline Fit Me concealer. And for my skin tone this particular shade do not hide my dark circles but it does a fabulous job of highlighting and that’s the reason I want to use it with their shade Light.

Everyone knows that I am a foundation hoarder and I love full coverage foundations even more and this concealer is a very natural looking full coverage concealers. It blends easily and does not crease at all. I have set this concealer under my eye with Anastasia Beverly Hills palette, my Inglot Translucent Powder and even with my Loreal Infallible Compact Powder and it worked great with all three.

In case you want to use this to hide acne or blemishes, I suggest it to apply with brush and not to use it directly because it can get contaminated with bacteria.

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Primer: Inglot Under Makeup Base

Foundation: Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation-Almond

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer- Brightener + Nars Creamy Concealer- Custard

Setting Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit- Shade Banana

Blush: Loreal Le Blush 120

Eyeliner: Colorstudio Liquid Liner

Mascara: Bourjois Beauty’full Mascara

Lipstick : Stilla Color Balm Lipstick – Dusty Rose

Setting Spray: Nyx Dewy Setting Spray

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Shirt : Agha Noor

TrouserDhanak

Dupatta:Got dyed from Dyer

Shoes: Outfitters

Necklace: Local Market from Thailand

You may like it

  • A good full coverage concealer
  • Easy to blend
  • Do not crease and sets well any translucent powder.
  • Works great to highlight and brighten under eye area.

You may not like it

  • Be careful with twist, you may end up wasting a lot of product else
  • Do not have any shade for darker skin people.

I got this from facebook page Zensky for Rs 1080  and I think the price at Target is6.94$ 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills need no introduction. I love this brand to the core and want to grab literally all their products. I have its Contour Kit for review today.

About the product

The premier contour and highlighting palette for professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike. Features three highlighting and three contouring shades for sculpting and defining your features.
Kit available in 3 shades: Light to Medium, Medium to Tan, and Tan to Deep.

My View

Contour and highlighting is my latest obsession and I have been constantly buying products in this category. After seeing almost every YouTuber my first purchase was ABH Contour Kit and I knew I would love it. Officially the kit comes in 3 shades but since I bought from a facebook page I only had one shade option. And luckily the Light to Medium shade is perfect for me.

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I should now talk about the packaging because I know most of you would already have this but just to be precise the packaging is cardboard kinda black packaging, which is indeed very handy. But it does get messy because of its color.

The palette has 6 gorgeous shades:

Vanilla I like to use this shade as my eyeshadow base on top of eye primer
Banana- I use this shade to set my under eye concealer and everywhere I tend to set my concealer for highlighting purpose.
Sand- Love to use this shade on my face highest point to highlight.
Java- A good bronze shade if you want to have a natural contour
Fawn– I mostly mix this shade with Havana for the contour
Havana- A perfect shade for contour. I use it to warm up my forehead and contour under my cheekbones and jawline.

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I have seen YouTubers using this palette on top of cream contours too but since I don’t have any cream products I use it alone and it does not look cakey or patchy on my extreme dry skin. The formula tends to blend into the skin, which is really great. I have loved my face cut even more after using this product. It has no fragrance, which is a SUPER POSITIVE point for me. And does not irritate on my EXTREME SENSTIVE skin.

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You may like it

  • If you love contour and bronzing you will love this palette for sure

You may not like it

  • Can only be bought from pages and not available in stores..

I bought this from facebook page Zensky for Rs 4800 and its officially price is 40$. This page has really reasonable prices and I have become a serious customer of it. Go and visit her page. She really has some coolest stuff in stock too.

 

Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation-Almond(#MMMakeup)

You all know by now that I am a foundation freak. I absolutely love foundations and lately I am using one from Masarrat Misbah’s makeup range and I am completely in LOVEEEEE…

About the product This weightless liquid formula “tunes in” to you skin’s need, controlling oil where there is a shine and moisturize where it’s patchy for a long wearing balanced look, with true coverage.

Who is this for

For all skin types including normal to oily skin types, and anyone who wants a pure natural looking finish, with all-day wear. 

TIP: For dry skin you must always prep your skin with moisturizer before applying any makeup.

My View

Ever since I have come from Masarrat Misbah’s makeup launch I am only talking about it on my Instagram, Facebook page, Twitter, in my friends circle. I have already talked about the launch here and also showed a sneak peak of my Goodie Bag here.

As I mentioned in my previous post that Masarrat Misbah makeup is purely Halal and they are also officially certified. And this makes this product even more good. They have named it as SILK FOUNDATION, which means it blends easily. They come in 12 shades and I got shade Almond. Btw, I never thought that this shade can be a perfect one for my skin. I am nc20-25 in Mac Prolong wear foundation and with that comparison the shade is quite dark but this brand has something in their formula that this shade worked like an exact match on me without being oxidize much. I did oxidize but it didn’t give me a tan look.

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The foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation and got a good creamy consistency. Even though its a thick foundation it blends easily with fingers too. I have to confess that even Revlon Color Stay do not blend with fingers. According to the description; this foundation is perfect for normal to oily skin but I say its perfect for my dry and sensitive skin. Its a complete matte foundation on me but I have heard its a good dewy one for the ones who have normal skin. The staying power of the foundation is also very impressive. I have wore this foundation for maximum 6 hours and it didn’t fade neither got cracky.

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How to use

When Nighat Misbah was doing my makeover she suggested to use it with finger tips. And for my dry skin she advised to use it with a moisturizer to give a glowey look. So when I use it  I always do following steps

  • Apply my Bioderma Atoderm Cream for dry and sensitive skin.
  • Take just one pump of foundation on back of my hand.
  • Start applying gently with my finger tips starting from under eyes to cheeks and to whole face.
  • Dust a tiny amount of Translucent powder under my eyes to set the foundation in my fine lines and tada its done !!

That one pump is enough for the full face application but if you are using it with a brush or sponge you would need little more but trust me use your fingers to get a airbrushed finish. Shade matching can be bit difficult with this foundation at the moment but if you live in Karachi or Lahore visit any Depilex branch and the experts their will guide you what shade you should buy. You can also try there to match the shade with your skin tone. At the event we were also told that the whole makeup range is made keeping Asian skin tones in mind. So for me it was like a cherry on the top. You can purchase the entire makeup range at their official website MasarratMakeup or visit the Depilex. The price of Silk Foundation is Rs 1100/=

You may like

  • The price is very affordable.
  • Its a medium to full coverage foundation.
  • Do not look cakey or patchy.
  • Easy to blend with fingers.
  • Specially made for Asian skin tones.
  • Good shade range.
  • Hides blemishes and imperfections too.
  • Lasting power is strong

You may not like

  • Shade matching. You need an assistance of expert to get the right shade.

I absolutely love everything about this foundation and highly suggest to everyone. Do share with me how do you like my review and if you have tried this foundation then do write about your experience too. And Yes!! in the end, Thankyou everyone for your love. Nida’s Beauty Bag has hit 11k likes recently and I am over the moon right now.