Hey there Cupcakes! Happy Saturday!
Today I am going to be talking about the newest Eye Shadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Prism is it's name, and lots of gorgeous mattes, duo chromes, and shimmers are it's game. This palette is a limited edition Holiday release and is available on both the ABH website, as well as Sephora. The Palette retails for $42 USD ($ 55 CAD) and contains 14 shadows.
As many of you probably know there was a lot of drama that surrounded the launch of ABHs previous Palette Subculture. Many people in the YouTube community came out with videos exhibiting that the palette was not working or blending well for them. Therefore there was a lot of concern that Prism would have the same issues. I myself had very minimal problems with Subculture and have had no issues creating numerous looks that I have been very pleased with and have gotten many compliments on. Maybe I just got lucky and got a palette from a better batch.
However we aren't here to talk about Subculture we are here to talk about Prism!!
While ABH has come forward and stated that Subculture was more a palette of pressed pigments (hence the large difference in the formulations that we saw on release) You can see that Prism has a more flushed out formula more comparable to that of Modern Renaissance. There are a few colors in Prism that are pressed pigments but at least this time we were aware of that at launch and could make an education decision about whether or not we would enjoy this palette based on our individual past experiences with Subculture. While I understand that some of you who maybe had a more negative experience with Subculture might be apprehensive to try this palette, let me assure you it is worth your time and money! I have even already shared one look with this awesome palette in a previous post which I will link here so you can go check it out for yourself!
While I know, and agree that swatches are not the best representation of how a shadow will actually work and apply with a brush, they are a good indicator of how you might like the tones of the palette against your skin tone so I did some swatches of this lovely palette for you! Seriously guys these are just as beautiful applied to the eye. So many lovely halo eye and cut crease looks come to my mind it's almost overwhelming! Don't worry though when I create them you will see them either here or on my Facebook page!
So review wise guys I've used this palette at least six times now guys and I have had no issues. It blends well, the shimmers apply well (i use my finger no fix plus or anything) and then apply in the more detailed areas with a small dense eye brush. I used the brush that came with the palette for application and blending because I typically find that if a palette comes with a brush, the brush typically works well with the product it is being presented with. Every look you see me create with this palette will be achieved with the palettes own brush because I actually love the way it applies the product to the eye as it isn't a large blending brush which I appreciate because I personally prefer a smaller blending brush for my eye shape and size - it just works better for me. I love this Palette personally, I think it is going to be a serious staple for all of my Holiday looks as there are so many color combos that would be perfect for your Christmas and New Years Festivities. Rest assured that I will be doing some looks and tutorials for Holiday Makeup looks in the coming weeks so that you lovelies can all have some Festive inspiration! <3
Well that about wraps it up for today Cupcakes. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and check out my latest review. If you liked this post I would really appreciate it if you would comment with feedback, or follow to stay in the loop. You can also follow me on my Facebook page Cupcake Beauty It would really help me out! Have a great weekend Cupcakes and I will catch you in my next post!