Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Androgyny vs Subculture - Are they really dupes?

The Subculture palette - a controversial palette - Jeffree star - a controversial man. 
Its almost as though the dupe is meant to be, this has been floating round the blogosphere recently and today I thought I would do an in depth post so that we can settle this once and for all. 

In terms of the formula, the Jeffree star ones are definitely pressed harder so are much less powdery. The metallics in the Jeffree star are also much smoother and creamy and don't seal once used like the Anastasia ones do which is my main issue with the subculture palette.

First off we have the shades Safe word from androgyny and the shade mercury from the Subculture. Safe word is a much lighter transition shade whilst mercury is a much deeper mushroom shade. I use safe word as a transition whereas from me mercury is definitely a crease and deepening shade. 

Next up is the three oranges in the palettes. First off we have Edge which is a fairly grey toned mustard shade, then we have New wave which is a very orange shade both from the Subculture palette. Then we have Charm from the Androgyny palette which is almost a balance between the two shades in the subculture palette. 

These two shades are probably the two most different from the palette but I thought I would include them anyway. We have De Ja vu from the Androgyny which is a gorgeous red copper shade whilst Adorn from Subculture is a much more golden metallic shade. 

Here we have Domanatrix which is a gorgeous purple toned brown shade against Fudge which is a much more true brown shade. 

These are All star which is a deep burgundy pink toned shade, Rowdy is a deeper purple with a little less red in it these shades are both from Subculture then we have Androgyny from the Androgyny palette which is a much lighter true purple shade. 

Here we have Military from the Androgyny which is a light khaki green shade and then we have Destiny from Subculture which is a much much deeper and more grey toned green shade. 

Here we have Untamed from Subculture which is a very deep blue shade and Poison from Androgyny as you can see in the swatches it is less pigmented and a lot more green toned than untamed. 

Finally we have Swallow from the Androgyny palette which is a stunning very true deep blue and then we have Axis which is a more green toned again. 

So as you can see from the swatches I really don't think these palettes are dupes. Don't get me wrong they are similar but I do generally think that there are perks to having both of the palettes. 


  1. I don't own either of these palettes, but they do look similar. I do agree with you though that they do not seem like dupes considering a number of the colours seem quite different! Great comparison xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  2. I love looking at swatches, all these are gorgeous, some are more pigmented than others though!

    Lauren x Huggled


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