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.

Anastasia Haul including Subculture palette

This is going to be a quick post cox I want to keep the detailings for the review part.

Anastasia launched a new palette Subculture on 25th of July and I ordered the same day. Yes, I didn’t want to wait for the reviews what so ever. I ordered 2 of their newly launched matte lipsticks too. With all this I got my order in 4 days and the delivery boy dropped the parcel on 29th of July but since I was at the Shahrukh and Anushka event in Abu Dhabi (check my blog post here if you haven’t already) , the guy dropped the parcel at reception.

I did a whole unboxing video on my Instagram and ever since I am being asked to do a palette review.. I am planning to do a review in next 2 , 3 days in sha Allah . But for now enjoy the haul. Cox honestly if I posted review first then who will see this haul post.

The palette price is $42 and the Matte lipsticks are $18 and I paid $18 for the shipping to Dubai..

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

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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.

 

A Tiny Miny Haul Post

Ok , so I have no idea when I posted a Haul Post in past. Normally I don’t have hauls exactly, I BELIEVE, I GUESS!! Even today’s post is not a one time purchase but I actually photographed them together so that’s how this is a Haul post for me..(**I hope it makes sense**)

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills- Contour Kit

I always wanted to have this in my stash but last time when I saved money I bought Tamanna Palette. Last month when I saw this palette on Zensky , facebook store I had to buy it. I bought it  for Rs 5100 including courier charges.

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  • Physicians Formula Nude Wear Blush

I have to admit that I bought it just because of its packaging. The testing is yet to be done though. I bought it again from Zensky for Rs 1650.

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  • Physicians Formula Bronzer Booster -Light /Medium

I believe this is going to be a sheer one on my skin but still I love it, yah!! physicians formula’s has really cute packaging.I purchased it for Rs 1800 from Zensky again.

  • BronzeBoosterMaybelline Age Rewind Concealer- Brightner Illuminator

I had to get it after watching it in almost every YouTuber video. I got it especially for the brightening purpose. It cost me Rs 1080 from Zensky again.

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  • Gerard Cosmetics – 5 Pack Lipsticks

This took me more than a month to delivered. I got them in a promotion deal for Rs 4500 for 5 lipsticks. I ordered straight from their official websites with free shipping (**cherry on the top** ) 😉

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  • Bioderma Atoderm Cream and Face Wash

I have already finished half of the face wash and I absolutely love it. I am so sorry I forgot the price tag but they are available at Scensation, Dolmen Mall Clifton. I purchased face wash along with the moisturizer and got the makeup remover water in free 😀

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