Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review + Tutorial

HAPPY FRI-YAYYYYYY. It’s Friday, kids. Hallelujah. My cute hubby is home for his day off work, so we are going grocery shopping and probably for a bike ride. YAY FOR DAYS OFF. Today’s post is using a very popular and controversial palette in the beauty world: ABH Subculture. It got a lot of flack because it is technically a pressed pigment, NOT an eyeshadow. It’s intensely pigmented and has some fallout but it’s STUNNING so I wanted to test it out and work with it. So let’s do it.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review + Tutorial

Pros to this palette:

It is an unusual color combination. This is the first palette in a long, long while to have these colors together with such pigmentation. It blew the beauty world’s MIND. 

It’s SO PIGMENTED HOLY SHOOT. You literally need a feather light touch, which means this product will last a LONG time. Which at $42, you probably want it to last quite a while.

It’s a reputable brand. ABH constantly comes out with beautiful eyeshadow palettes. I trust the quality completely. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review + Tutorial

Cons to this palette:

This isn’t a complete palette. There aren’t enough transition shades to only own this palette and nothing else. I still reach for different inner corner highlights and brow bone highlights as well.

It’s SO PIGMENTED HOLY SHOOT. (deja vu). This is a pro AND a con. If you are not used to working with shadows like this, you will have a difficult time with it. It can be very hard to blend out, and one mistake is hard to get rid of.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review + Tutorial

I was intensely following this palette release because of all the commotion it caused — I held off on purchasing it until I decided if it would be worth it. 

After using it, I have decided that YES I really do love this eyeshadow palette. It’s so unique and those mustard yellows are worth it on their own. 

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Taylor Mobley


  1. Marci Smith | 3rd Nov 17

    Wow, that really is pigmented! It looks amazing with your skin tone too!

  2. Anna | 3rd Nov 17

    I love this eye shadow color combo!

  3. Krystin | 3rd Nov 17

    Gorgeous, love the yellow tone you used, you can really pull it off!

  4. Alexa | 3rd Nov 17

    so pretty! you can pull off all the colors, I love watching your tutorials!

  5. Jenny | 3rd Nov 17

    This came out so well, as always. Love it.

  6. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 4th Nov 17

    GIRL this is goooooorgeous. You look older!!!! (in the best way)

  7. lauren | 4th Nov 17

    So…I know this post is about the palette but I love that lip color! So striking. Dark colors are my favorite for fall. The maroon and rose colors of the palette are nice, but I don’t know if I could pull off those bold colors!

  8. Alix Maza | 4th Nov 17

    Ohh such a pretty look!

  9. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial | 4th Nov 17

    This is such a pretty look and love the review! They have so many gorgeous colors in this one!

  10. Cristina | 5th Nov 17

    I guess it’s useless to say I love your make-up tutorials.
    This look looks perfect for autumn, love it!

  11. Jessy | 5th Nov 17

    I love the eye look you came up with! I’ve heard so much about this palette, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    xo, Jessy |

  12. Jasmine | 5th Nov 17

    Absolutely stunning girl. I’m still not sure if I want to get this palette but the prism palette looks amazing.

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