Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Anastasia subculture - Reviewed and swatched

Oh this palette has kicked up a stink. To be quite honest just to get this our the way I love it and I have seen a lot of other bloggers I follow enjoy it too. I do think that this palette has issues however I think the craziness surrounding it is a little crazy. The shades are super pigmented meaning that there is more fallout than normal, that being said as long as you are careful with them they aren't as bad as some are making out. The biggest issue for me has been that the shimmery shades have sealed which really annoys me as they are so gorgeous, I definitely feel like you really have to dig into the pan which isn't ideal. I feel like this palette is definitely the perfect halo eye palette as it has the pops of metallic and then mostly matte shades which is personally what I want in a shadow palette. So without further ado lets move onto the shades. 

Cube - This is the only highlighting shade in the palette it is one of the three metallic shades. It is a very icy white with a pink/lilac reflect in it. This one looks incredible in the inner corners for a really bright highlight however if you want to reach for something more subtle you will need to go for another palette. 

Dawn - This is my transition shade in the palette, it is a little darker than my skin tone with a more yellow undertone. This one builds beautifully in the crease and is a shade I reach for every time I use the palette. 

Destiny - This one is a Khaki green shade which looks really lovely as a slight deepening shade in a green look or a darker transition shade. I would definitely say out of all the shadows this is definitely one of the shades which has the most fallout. 

Adorn - Another of the metallic shades, I feel like out of the three this one seems to have sealed a lot less than the other two. This is a gorgeous copper gold colour which looks insane in the centre of the lid when I do a halo eye.

All star - I know a lot of people have had a lot of trouble with this shade in terms of the blending however I find I have no issues. I feel like this is just my kind of shade and I have been using it a lot. It is a very warm brown even though it looks more pink in the pan I find once on the lid it is definitely more of a brown. 

Mercury - This is a very cool toned green/grey shade, this one is a good shade to reduce the warmth of some of the yellows however I find if I'm not careful this can make a look incredibly muddy as it is a muddy colour in itself I think out of the palette this is one of the shades I try and avoid. 

Axis - This is the other shade in the palette that I tend to avoid as the fall out is completely insane. Fallout doesn't bother me normally however with this being a deep blue green when it falls under the eyes it stains the skin only adding to my dark circles. (Which are 100% bad enough by themselves) 

Roxy - This is one of my favourite shades in the palette it is a gorgeous pastel orange shade which makes a gorgeous transition for deeper looks and a really lovely crease shade for a lighter look. 

Electric - This is another favourite out of the palette, it makes the most amazing centre to a blue toned look. This is the third and final metallic shade and is probably the one that is sealed the worst which is typical as it is one of my favourite shades. 

Fudge - This is the most basic neutral shade in the palette. I know a lot of people rave about this shade and I can see why. It is just a really lovely basic shade and is one I actually reach for when I am using other palettes and shadows too. 

New wave - This is a stunning deep mustard shade which is perfect for anyone who really loves warmer eyeshadow shades. This is another of the incredibly dusty shades, however it isn't as much of an issue with this one as it doesn't stain my under eyes like axis does. 

Untamed - I prefer to use this shade than axis. It isn't quite as bright however it doesn't have the crazy fallout so unless I do my eyes before my base this is the shade I reach for if I want green. 

Edge - This shade is more of a true yellow than New wave and is much less orange toned. I actually really love this over the lid with rowdy in the crease for something a little different but also kind of neutral. 

Rowdy - The final shade is a purple brown shade. This is amazing to deepen the crease and outer v for pretty much any look I can create with this palette. This is another one which the fallout is quite intense however it isn't on the same league as axis. 

So that's it. I'd love to know what your opinions are on this palette if you have it and if you are wondering about buying it let me know! 


  1. Electric and untamed look like such stunning colours 😍💕

  2. I think it is a really lovely palette and I love the look of quite a few of those shades, especially Rowdy x

  3. I do like the colours, especially the greens x

  4. I love the look of this palette but I know I wouldn't use it - doesn't stop me thinking about buying it though haha!

  5. I love the packaging and shades, so gorgeous x

  6. I must admit I do really enjoy using it! It can be harder to work with but in my opinion I think it is worth it :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  7. The shades are so beautiful! Such a lovely autumnal palette. Love the whole grungy vibe x

  8. This is a great post and although I can see the attraction with this palette, they are just not shades I would wear sadly x

  9. I love this palette and know I'll use it more now that it's Autumn! xx



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