As a beauty enthusiast my eyes are always drawn to new and pretty things. Many palettes have made their debut recently but for some reason the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette said “BUY ME” when I laid eyes on its swatches.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette is the “sister” palette to the ever popular Modern Renaissance palette but the shades are all new and made to complement it. It retails for $42 and is currently only available on the Anastasia website (although currently sold out). You can get it elsewhere starting Tuesday, August 1st at Sephora.com & other online retailers and then in stores Tuesday, August 15th. The 14 shades range from “grungy mattes to bold metallics” as described on the website and are all meant to be SUPER pigmented at that. Although it was originally thought that this palette was limited edition, Norvina confirmed via Twitter that it’s a permanent palette! See my swatches here and check out my first impressions on this palette in detail:

WHAT SOLD ME:

At first glance I was underwhelmed by this palette thinking they stuck a white shade in there, throwing the other shades off. I then quickly became overwhelmed when I first saw “Cube” swatches and knew it was love at first sight. It’s one of two duo-chrome shades that stole my heart and made me know this palette is for me–okay, maybe I’m getting a bit dramatic but you get my drift. I haven’t seen this shade anywhere else and therefore, I need (want lol) it.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

The palette as a whole is great for both the remainder of summer and all of fall.  I pride myself in not making many makeup purchases outside of necessity. I don’t feel that this palette is a “must have” if you have all the Juvia’s Place palettes or just bought the new Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette. However, if you passed on those like I did, I highly recommend that you pick this one up! I’ve come up with a million looks in my head already and can’t wait to share them with you on my YouTube channel so be sure to subscribe!

Did I convince you to get this palette? Let me know below!

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