MOTD: Playing with the ABH Subculture Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture

Hi guys! Today I thought I would post the makeup look I’m wearing today as it was the first time I tried the brand new and highly controversial Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. For those of you who may not know, there appears to be some manufacturing errors with this palette and some people have received duds. I believe most of the issues have to do with fallout and some shades hitting pan after a few uses. I just used mine for the first time this morning so it’s hard to say if I got a good one or not. So far the quality seems very similar to the Modern Renaissance Palette so I have not experienced any issues with the few shades I did use so far.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm (Sensitive)
Foundation: L’Oreal Pro Matte in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape in Fair
Powder: Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder
Blush: Makeup Revolution The Matte Blush in Beloved
Contour: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Kit – Sombre & Lucid (mixed)
Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (Original)
Highlight: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette – Dawn (transition & under eye), Roxy (crease), Cube (lid) & All Star (outer v & under eye). Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner in Demolition (water line). Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara.
Brows: Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner in Universal Medium
Lips: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned

As I mentioned earlier, so far I haven’t experienced any major issues with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. All Star was a LOT more pigmented than I expected so I do recommend using a light hand with that one. The mattes that I did use blended very well. Cube I found worked best using my fingers vs. using a makeup brush. I kind of suspected that would be the case after watching a few tutorials using the palette.

I will post a better review after I’ve had time to test the palette more. If you are skeptical about receiving a dud I would suggest giving the company some time to correct the manufacturing error.

What do you have on your face today? Let me know in the comments down below!



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7 thoughts on “MOTD: Playing with the ABH Subculture Palette

  1. I’ve watched a few first impressions videos on the ABH Subculture palette and the blending issues are horrendous! I can’t believe they released the palette in the current state. I think the main issues are with the matte shades especially Untamed and Axis, which you didn’t use in your look. I’m glad it’s worked for you so far!


    • I’ve seen reviews both positive and negative. I honestly think it comes down to if you got a bad palette or not. Also, I do think some have jumped on the hype of hating on it lol but nonetheless, I’m going to cross my fingers that I got a good one! We shall see though. I saw one YouTuber who preferred it to Modern Renaissance so there’s hope! 🙂


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    • I’m still kind of indifferent on it… love the colours but the quality is kind of “meh”. I don’t know if I got a dud but it isn’t nearly as bad as the reviews show on YouTube, but it so far isn’t a favourite either.


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