Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette – Review and Swatches

ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches

What’s your favorite eyeshadow brand? I know it’s a tough question—but judging on how many Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes I have in my collection (read: each and all since ABH Modern Renaissance Palette), I have a thing for ABH shadows.

Keeping that in mind, there is no surprise why I purchased ABH Soft Glam Palette the moment it hit the stores — I couldn’t stop using it ever since

Let me give you some Cliffs Notes on the ABH Soft Glam Palette. It contains 14 super wearable, easy to blend shades that you can use to create any every day or a unique occasion look. Let me put it even further by saying that if you are not into bright or extravagant shades, that might be the only palette you need in your collection.

I’ve seen reviews criticizing ABH Soft Glam Palette for being “just another warm neutrals” palette. Still, honestly, that’s the exact type of palette I keep coming back to over and over again.

Whether while searching for additional neutral shades to accompany another palette or on its own, Soft Glam is one of the most used palettes in my collection, and I just can’t recommend it enough.

ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches

The Formula

When it comes to the quality of eyeshadows, these are very much like my favorite Modern Renaissance formula. It’s buttery, buildable, and effortless to blend. You don’t need to have any superb blending skills to make it work—just use the brush that comes in a set (or your favorite eyeshadow blending kit), and you’ll be able to achieve a perfect makeup look.

I would recommend using a setting spray while working with shimmery shades, but this recommendation would be no different if we were talking about any other palette. I tried applying some of the glitter shades with glitter glue, and this technique worked too—basically, there is no wrong way to work with this palette as it’s suitable for any application techniques.

ABH Soft Glam Shades

The palette features 14 shades, some of which are new and some repeats from other palettes. According to Temptalia, the shades Orange Soda, Dusty Rose, Sienna, Noir are repeated from the permanent line, while shades Tempera, Burnt Orange, and Cyprus Umber are from the Modern Renaissance palette.

When it comes to fallout, there is some—but there is nothing like with the ABH Subculture Palette. But in my opinion, such eyeshadow behavior is okay as fallout always seems to come as a side effect of super buttery eyeshadows. Usually, I just try picking a bit less of a shadow on my brush and blend it a bit longer to avoid a fallout.

ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches

Bottom Row

  • Dusty Rose (ultra-matte dusty lilac)
  • Fairy (multi-dimensional light gold)
  • Burnt Orange (ultra-matte deep orange)
  • Sienna (ultra-matte earthy brown)
  • Rustic (ultra-matte deep cinnamon brown)
  • Cyprus Umber (ultra-matte dark coffee)
  • Noir (ultra-matte deep carbon black)
ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches

Top Row

  • Tempera (ultra-matte velvety beige)
  • Glistening (iridescent gold with a hint of pink reflect)
  • Orange Soda (ultra-matte pastel peach)
  • Rose Pink (rose gold with a soft pink iridescent hue)
  • Sultry (hybrid satin metallic finish warm chocolate brown)
  • Bronze (metallic gold bronze)
  • Mulberry (ultra-matte mulberry)
ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches

ABH Soft Glam for Pale Skin

Since the palette features so many warm shades, I’ve heard people asking if this palette is suitable for girls with pale, cool-toned skin. I didn’t see any issue working with this palette — even when I applied shades Orange Soda and Burnt Orange.

The Soft Glam palette taught me that there are is a yellow-orange shade range that I’ve been missing in my collection.

Need to Know

When I purchased the palette at Ulta store, I opened the package right after checkout because sometimes shimmery shades like those at the Soft Glam palette are very fragile. I was right: the shade Sultry was a bit cracked, so I exchanged the palette immediately.

My recommendation would be to purchase the palette in store so you can do the same, if needed, right on the spot.

Where to Buy

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette goes for $42 and is available at a few retailers: Sephora, Ulta, Beautylish, and Macy’s.

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There you have it: my two cents on the ABH Soft Glam Palette. I wonder if you had a chance to check it out yet? If so, how does the palette work for you? What do you think about the quality of eyeshadows included, and how often do you use it? Please share your thoughts in the comments area below!

ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches
ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches
ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches
ABH Soft Glam Review Swatches

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