Since I had to order my Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift, I thought I would make the shop worth my while by also picking up a palette I was eyeing, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism palette. I know people might be a bit gun shy after the whole Subculture debacle, but I was never interested in the Subculture palette in the first place. The Prism palette in comparison really caught my eye and I decided to go for it.
The palette itself is really pretty. Similar to the Modern Renaissance palette, this one is covered with black felt with some golden highlights on the front with magnetic closures.The shape and size is identical to Modern Renaissance including 14 square pans with a dual ended brush. This palette has a decent sized mirror too which is helpful.
The reason this palette caught my eye was that it had some neutral colours (the browns, golds, and neutral transition shades) but also included some fun ones like purple, emerald, violet, and that neon green! As much as I like my Sweet Peach and Modern Renaissance, this gives a bit more room for fun to play.
Now the moment of truth. Is the formula like Subculture? Or more like Modern Renaissance? I have never swatched Subculture, but from reading and seeing some posts on it, I think I can gather that it was a powerdy mess.
I can start out by saying, that no, the shadows are not overly powder at all. I actually find this one less powdery than the Modern Renaissance. There are definitely hits and misses for me between the colours. In general, I like the bottom row a lot better on first swatch. The top row just didn’t seem to give me the pigmentation that I really wanted. The biggest let downs for me are Osiris and Obsidian. I’m so disappointed by that matte black. Not that I really use the matte back in palettes much, but this one didn’t add much!
Shades that i’m loving are Dimension, Pyramid, Eternal, Lure and Eden! I haven’t used this palette much, so I can’t really judge how it will do on the eyes.
All in all, I would say that if you’re interested in the colours, this is an interesting palette to pick up. I feel like we get somewhat same old with palettes and these ABH ones pick decently unique colours to smush together in a palette. I can’t wait to try this one out further to see how it really performs!
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