Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($42) is the brand’s latest 14 pan eyeshadow palette that launched recently for the Spring 2018 season on their website and will later in March be available at Sephora, Ulta, and Macy’s.
I realize some people are groaning agony about another nude palette but purchasing this for myself was a no brainer as I love all the shades in it. To me it’s a desert rose selection of shades that reminds me of the recently released Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette. It’s not that colors at all resemble each other it’s just that there are certain shades here that remind me of the desert at dusk which was the idea behind Huda’s palette. There are some very pretty dusky mauve roses here combined with sultry browns, shimmering golds, browns, and peaches. If you glance it at quickly the colors just jive together beautifully but there are a few odd shades here that you might question like Orange Soda which is a light matte peach. But somehow, someway, the shades just work together and I honestly had no trouble thinking up ways to combine the shades into a look.
The shadows are a range of mostly matte and softly pressed metallics and light iridescent shades. For the most part though matte does dominate here but I’m fine with that as they make a nice base and start to your look and with the metallics and iridescent shades a lovely compliment that can you can come in with later to finish off your look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette holds 14 shades each of which is 0.02 oz in size. The palette is made in the USA and comes with a dual-sided brush with soft bristles that is made in China. It features a flip to open design with a magnetic closure and a full-size mirror located in side and the shades of each palette listed on the compact. The compact is covered in a soft velvety material which I personally hate as it collects lint and dirt like a magnetic. I wish they’d move away from this design and start launching their palettes in a plastic or tin compact.
- Tempera (ultra-matte velvety beige)
- Glistening (iridescent gold with a hint of pink reflect)
- Orange Soda (ultra-matte pastel peach)
- Rose Pink (rose gold with a soft pink iridescent hue)
- Sultry (hybrid satin metallic finish warm chocolate brown)
- Bronze (metallic gold bronze)
- Mulberry (ultra-matte mulberry)
- Dusty Rose (ultra-matte dusty lilac)
- Fairy (multi-imensional light gold)
- Burnt Orange (ultra-matte deep orange)
- Sienna (ultra-matte earthy brown)
- Rustic (ultra-matte deep cinnamon brown)
- Cyprus Umber (ultra-matte dark coffee)
- Noir (ultra-matte deep carbon black)
As I mentioned above the palette reminds me of the desert as the sun goes down. It contains a good deal of gorgeous golds, sultry browns, and there’s even a rose or two thrown in. It isn’t a traditional nude palette by any means. The colors work really well together. Sometimes I struggle with larger palettes and fitting shades together but there aren’t any shades here that won’t work together seamlessly to create a nice contrasting eye look. Even Orange Soda, which I mentioned above, can be easily incorporated into a lighter nude look.
As with all Anastasia Beverly Hills Palettes the eyeshadow formula is very soft. They remind me of melted butter. The texture is so, so soft. Especially the very loosely packed metallic which almost have a cream-like consistency and a very velvety, soft texture. They do kick up a fair bit of dusky as you stroke a brush through them but aren’t chalky nor dry. I always feel a tiny bit bad about the texture because I feel like I’m wasting a good deal of product because the lightest touch will produce a good deal of kick up but that’s just the way the formula is and I think it’s one reason we love them so much. The pigment is intense and strong on every single shade and I experienced no patchiness during application just smooth, perfect blending with the formula adhering well to my drier eyes without the need for primer.
I have to admit I loved it. I think this might the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette might just be my favorite one thus far (I say that everytime they launch a palette and will likely dub the next one my favorite).
I think I’ll make a lot of use out of these shades and they are very, very me.
Anyone purchase it?
What was your experience with it?