The moment I saw the Makeup Revolution Iconic Division Palette I knew that I had to test it against the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. How could I not? The shade selection is identical. The Subculture Palette gets a lot of flack online but I never minded it that much. While many returned it, I kept mine. It is a bit more difficult to work with but I enjoyed the range of shades it contained and found ways to work with them. Today I thought I’d share a look using both palettes. I’ve used the same shades in each but have kept each eye to one specific palette. Let’s take a look how they compare in the context of this look!
Above is all Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette.
Crease: All Star
Outer Corner: All Star with a touch of Rowdy
Under Eye: All Star & Dawn
Here are the counter parts of each shade from the Makeup Revolution Iconic Division Palette.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette is by far a lot more pigmented. However, because of this, the Makeup Revolution Iconic Division Palette would be considered a lot more user friendly. I had to work to build up the mattes so there were never issues with blending or going overboard. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette kicks up a lot of dust and picks up a lot of pigment so it is significantly harder to work with. However, the shade Cubic far surpassed it’s budget friendly alternative. The Makeup Revolution counterpart was stiffer and more patchy to work with.
Overall, the Makeup Revolution Iconic Division Palette will probably deliver more consistent and easy to achieve results. I asked my husband which eye he preferred and he actually preferred the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture one as it was more defined. I do agree, but I think that without the level of caution I used with that particular eye it could have gone south fast. I used one dip of the brush and a lot of blending for the crease, versus for the Makeup Revolution side I dipped a few times and built up pigmentation. Much more forgiving.
Which eye do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below! Just a reminder, Makeup Revolution Palettes can be purchased over on the Orabel Beauty website. You can use code “BLOGGERSFAN” for 10% off your order! I also reviewed the Makeup Revolution Reloaded Neutrals 2 Palette last week!