This palette is nothing new, so I’m very sorry if you’ve already been flooded with posts regarding this when it launched, but I was late to the party. However, it’s a palette that has always taken my interest and I assumed would at some point end up in my collection.
Some people may look at this palette and think it looks dull or boring, and maybe even like other palettes on the market. To add some context, that’s exactly the kind of palette that I like personally, I am drawn to neutral and warm brown shades in a wide gradient that may all appear similar with only subtle differences. Those kinds of shades are what get me excited to use a palette, it may not be ‘original’ or ‘groundbreaking’ but damn it always looks good and can be tailored to every occasion.
So when I purchased this palette in early 2019, I asked my Instagram followers if they would like a full review, 98% said ‘yes’ so take and complaints to them.
PRICE – $70AUD
AVAILABILITY – Sephora, Beauty Bay, Ulta, Selfridges, Beautylish, CultBeauty.
SHADE RANGE – 14. 9 Mattes, 5 Shimmer.
If you have been following the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand I’m sure you would be aware that there have been a variety of eyeshadow palettes released with varying reception from the public. The Modern Renaissance palette from ABH is one of the most popular on the market, and in stark comparison, they also released the Prism and Subculture palettes which were highly controversial and not received in the same esteem.
Personally, I love the Modern Renaissance palette and have used it to the point of hitting pan on a variety of shades. The ‘Soft Glam’ palette performs very similarly to the Modern Renaissance palette and I personally have been loving the Soft Glam and think the quality is of a high standard similar to the Modern Renaissance.
- Variety of mattes and shimmer shadows, including lighter and darker shimmer shades.
- Enough darker shades in the palette to deepen any eye look.
- Widely available in Sephora Australia, and a variety of stores in the US. ABH is also widely available online internationally.
- The shades blend easily without losing pigmentation and
maintintrue to colour.
- Kick back when dipping into the pan – this doesn’t bother me personally but to some people, this is a concern.
- Personally, I wish there was one brown that was lighter than ‘burnt orange’ without being as warm as ‘orange soda’. If you have a medium or darker skin tone then this won’t be a concern, because I am very light the shades do obviously appear darker on my skin.
- I don’t love the soft ‘fuzzy’ feeling packaging as it becomes dirty easily and therefore impossible to clean properly because it’s fabric.
Personally, I love this palette, and think I will get a lot of use out of it. I love the variety of nude shades with a couple of slightly unique shades like ‘dusty rose’ and ‘orange soda’ with some really classic shades like ‘sienna’, ‘rustic’ and my personal favourite ‘glistening’.
Anyone who loves a neutral palette with a variety of mattes and shimmers, as well as some pops of really warm shades as well as a couple of shades with a slightly cooler tone. A really beautiful well rounded palette in my opinion and something that I think a lot of people would be able to use and enjoy.
Thank you for reading and please let me know if you’ve used this palette or have any favourites from Anastasia Beverly Hills or any eyeshadow palettes in particular that you’ve been loving!
I’ve included a couple of images of me wearing the palette for the first time, and a simple eye look I created wearing the shades ‘Orange Soda’, ‘Burnt Orange’, ‘Sienna’ & ‘Rustic’ in my crease, ‘Glistening’ over the lid and then ‘Tempera’ as my brow bone highlight.