Soft Glam Anastasia Beverly Hills First Impression

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I was pretty excited about this palette to say the least, since I’m a huge fan of both Modern Renaissance and Subculture, I knew Soft Glam would be amazing. I had high expectations. Did ABH disappoint?

(I’ve sectioned off this blog post to difference sections incase you wanted to read about the formula or the packaging etc etc)

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SELECTION OF COLORS

The color palette wasn’t really a big deal for me, I can guarantee you that I have almost all the colors in other palettes, but it does live up to it’s name with Soft Glam, because these colors really do create a soft makeup look. Something that was interesting to me was that four of the shades are the exact same on the Modern Renaissance such as:

  • Tempera
  • Burnt Orange
  • Sienna
  • Cyprus Umber

It could be good for people that don’t own the Modern Renaissance palette because then they’ll be able to experiment the same colors, but bad for people who already own Modern Renaissance and are wanting to try out new colors. But other than that, I personally love the shimmer shades the most, I think they’re quite unique and different from what Anastasia usually offers.

FORMULA

I’ll most definitely be creating a review comparing this palette with the Modern Renaissance palette, I feel like there is some change within the formula between the two  but I’ll talk about it in another post.

The formula is great as always, there was a lot of pigmentation – nothing new – but there was also some fall out. Now I personally don’t really mind or care about fall out because it happens, but if you are someone that really cares about saving up product and not wasting it, then it’s going to be a problem.

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As you can see in this weird angle picture, there is some fall out resting on the pan, I simply used the provided brush and tapped on the eyeshadow pan two three times. Once again, I don’t really see this as an issue but I know to some people it may be inconvenient and a bother.

The picture below shows just how much product the brush picks up when tapping on the eyeshadow pan.

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PACKAGING

Just like the Modern Renaissance and Subculture, I love the simplicity and the elegance of the packaging, it makes traveling around with it much easier.

The packaging will get dirty because it’s not plastic but more so like a fabric feel to it, but once again, I really do not mind at all.

OVERALL 

I really did enjoy the palette over all, I didn’t necessarily fall in love with it. Would I recommend it someone? If they are starting out, then yes. If you own a couple of palettes then there is a high chance of you owning most of these shades so it’s not really worth it to spend $42 dollars on shades you already own. But starting out, these are great colors to experiment and familiarize yourself with first before going into the more colorful colors and really figuring out how to blend, use transition colors, and so on.

 

That’s all, I really hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions feel free to comment down below 🙂

Charlotte Tilbury Review (Skincare Edition)

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This is going to be a two part review, because Charlotte Tilbury products range from skincare to makeup and I don’t think one blog post is enough to express my love for these products.

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Milk Feel Cleansing Pad Lapcos Review

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This is the kind of product where you assume it won’t work out because it looks weird and it feels weird but then after a few days you get these amazing results – or maybe that’s just me.

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ABH Subculture Palette Review

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There are a lot of mixed reviews being thrown out there, mostly negative thus making a lot of people stay away from the Subculture Palette. Honestly, stop focusing on one popular bad review and do what the blogger or youtuber says, if you really want to try it out then by all means go ahead and try it out yourself. (Or enter my giveaway on instagram @thechicoommunity where you can win one of these palettes)

*All pictures are taken AFTER using the palette*

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If you’ve been living under a rock then you wouldn’t have known that Anastasia Beverly Hills released a new palette named Subculture, we makeup lovers like to think it’s Modern Renaissance sister. So, does the palette live up to the same expectations and adoration like Modern Renaissance?

Someone posted a video showing how the shade Roxy was a bit too powdery, a lot of people just considered it  as a powder. That changed a lot of people’s opinions on this palette saying they don’t want it anymore. I listened to none of that and decided to try it out myself. Here’s what I thought.

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I personally think this is a lovely palette, the shades are gorgeous and it has more mattes than shimmers which is a bonus. Now I do have to say that the shade Roxy is powdery, but the other shades are not. So if you don’t want to get this palette because of one shade, then honey you are missing out. I did two looks, one look on each eye and they turned out perfect.

The first look I used the shade Roxy and although there was powder, it was a great shade. And it was my fault because I aggressively swirled my brush around, so I changed the way I pick up product and started tapping it on the shade, thus giving me a good amount of product and pigmentation. I paired it up with a shimmery color for my lid using Electric, it was amazing. The brush easily picked up the product (With no fallout or powderiness) and was applied gorgeously onto my eyelid.

Even though the popular opinion is that it’s a bad palette, I really do think that it’s not at all, maybe people got the bad palettes. While everyone got theirs early, I got my two palettes later than everyone else and I got great results from the palette.

If you like or don’t like ABH, I still recommend this palette the colors are gorgeous and compliment my skin color amazingly.

Thank you for reading! Hope this review helps!

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Updated Skincare Routine (Summer 2017)

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How come whenever I come and visit the states, the amount of stuff I use decreases by a lot? I’m used to having around 7 products to deal with but when I’m in the states, I just have three?

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Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

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When I tweeted that I was going to figure out what makes skin look dewy – I meant I was going to figure it out, but I didn’t expect it be so easy – with just one single product?

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Sephora Haul #3

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Shocker, another sephora haul. I promise the next few blog posts will be reviews, which reminds me. Thank you for all your comments and requests on the last sephora haul, I promise to fill in those requests as soon as I stop traveling from mountain to mountain. In the meantime, enjoy some makeup hauls!

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