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 definitely 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 special 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 actually need in your collection.
Need some high-quality neutrals? ABH Soft Glam Palette features some of the best ones with Dusty Rose and Tempera being my absolute favorites. Failed to find a perfect crease shade? Soft Glam gives you a few fantastic options: Burns Orange and Rustic are so different but so perfect for such purpose. Feeling adventurous? How about deep and glittery accent shades of Sultry and Bronze?
I’ve seen some people online criticizing ABH Soft Glam Palette for being “just another warm neutrals” palette, but honestly, that’s the exact type of palette I personally 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 definitely one of the most used palettes in my collection and I just can’t recommend it enough.
When it comes to the quality of eyeshadows, these are very much like my favorite Modern Renaissance formula. It’s buttery, buildable, and very easy 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 a 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 definitely some—but there is nothing like with the ABH Subculture Palette. But in my opinion, such eyeshadow behavior is totally okay as fallout always seem 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.
• 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)
• 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 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. Personally, I didn’t see any issue working with this palette—even when I applied shades Orange Soda and Burnt Orange. In fact, 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 a 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
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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!