WAIIITTT! If you haven’t seen my youtube vid of this palette make sure you click here!
Phew, ok. Where were we?
This right here is the oh so controversial new palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills – Subculture.
Subculture is the sister palette to the ever popular Modern Renaissance, with Subculture being the night to her day.
Like the Modern Renaissance palette, Subculture comes incased in suede-ish material and cardboard palette. It also has a double ended brush.I love this flat, dense side as it really picks up the pigment.
The blending side of the brush is nice, but a little sharp and causes the powder to loosen upon contact with the pan.
Let’s talk about the colours! I thought it would be easier to show you how they swatch in an image instead of in video.
(From Left to Right)
CUBE: A pearl-pink shadow topper. Both this and Electric have a weird film on the top which makes any initial swatches show up light. Rub your finger over the pan to remove the film. These shadow toppers are best applied with a finger – the warmth picks up more pigment.
ROXY: A matte peach.
DAWN: A nude matte. I’ve been using this shade to set concealer on my lids to work on as a base.
ELECTRIC: A gold-green shadow topper. Love this over yellow and green mattes!
DESTINY: A light khaki/olive green.
FUDGE: A darker warm brown.
ADORN: A copper metallic shimmer. I don’t think there’s anything too special about this one. In fact I have a similar shade in my Morphe 35O Palette. Still pretty though!
NEW WAVE: A light orange matte.
ALL STAR: A deep reddish, purple matte.
UNTAMED: A muted dark green. I prefer to work with this shade instead of Axis.
MERCURY: A taupe matte.
EDGE: A bright yellow matte.
AXIS: A dark blue-green matte. Boy do I have a love hate relationship with this shade! I love it but I find it so difficult to work with as it has a strong hit of pigment and a lot of fallout.
ROWDY: A deep burgundy matte. Mixing this and Axis just creates a muddy mess of grey so take care!
Top Tips for using this palette!
- Less is more!
- To pick up the pigment, tap the pan lightly.
- To prevent fallout, make sure you tap off excess powder before applying to the eye.
- Use a patting motion to apply to lid.
- Blend in small strokes and try to stay in small areas.
- If you’re still finding it difficult to use and blend, use this palette for lid shades and blend out/transition with shades from another “weaker” palette. This will reduce/prevent the murky colour blending.
Here’s a quick look i did using this palette. Keep an eye out on my instagram @bymeneka because there’ll be a mini tutorial super soon!