CLAIM TO FAME: An essential eyeshadow collection featuring grungy mattes and bold metallics with an underground edge
FAST FACTS: Contains 14 edgy shades that includes 11 matte and 3 metallic shimmer formulations; highly pigmented powders are easy to blend; finely milled formula adheres like second skin with minimal fallout; delivers true color payoff; includes a dual-sided soft bristle brush for easy application; free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates
PERFECT FOR: Using metallic shades as a skin highlight
December 4, 2017
”My go-to palette at the moment! Let me just say the pigment is amazing, a little bit goes a LONG way. Yes, it’s a $42.00 product but if you’re looking for a quality pigment, Anastasia is your girl.”
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WHAT YOU GET: (1) Subculture Palette
Duo Chrome Shades (Cube, Electric):
Pair with a setting spray to achieve added intensity. Small synthetic brushes are ideal for applying duo chrome finishes when using setting spray. When using shades dry, pair with a natural hair brush for maximum intensity, or apply with clean fingertips (if using the palette for self-application).
Metallic Shades (Adorn):
Pair with a setting spray for a high impact metallic finish. Flat synthetic brushes are ideal for applying metallic finishes, as well as clean fingertips (if using the palette for self-application).
Ultra-Matte Shades (Dawn, Roxy, Destiny, Fudge, All Star, Untamed, Mercury, Edge, Axis, Rowdy, New Wave):
It is recommended to use dense brushes to deposit color and fluffy brushes to blend edges.
Prime with a self-setting or matte finish primer, rather than cream or emollient-based primers.
For Duo Chrome and Metallic finishes, a shimmer base can also be used to amplify the shadow, such as the shimmer side of Highlighting Duo Pencil.
If you do use a concealer as a primer, wait for it to dry and set with powder before applying shadows.
Patting or packing color on works best and can be done over blended shadow also for added intensity.
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This is my favourite palette ever. The colors are beautiful and I don’t have any problem blending it out. I have hit pan on multiple shades. The yellows are my favourite! Definitely recommend this palette to anyone thinking about it or on the fence. Buy it! You won’t regret it.15 days ago
The color selection isn’t as great as I thought. I still like it to keep on my collection though. The application with the darker colors is a little tough, you need to keep blending for a while. I probably wouldn’t buy it again but I’ll keep it in my collection.21 days ago
My makeup aesthetic is largely either no makeup makeup or no makeup with a bold lip. If I go beyond that, I'll often go for a grungy look, albeit unintentionally, making this palette such an important mainstay by my vanity mirror. I have made such beautiful, unique looks with this palette. The colors are pigmented and muted at the same time that I cannot find in any other palette out there. The powderiness is well worth the work because of the unusual shades in this palette. I especially love the yellows and greens and oddly, Mercury and the white-pink duochrome together, although I find myself reaching for deepening shades in other palettes because the deep shades here tend to fade over time (and by over time, I mean less than an hour!) because of their inherent powderiness, but I still ain't complaining! I will forever be a Subculture apologist, I love this palette so much!about 1 month ago
One of my favorites for its versatility and impact. Slightly dry and powdery so it can be hard to blend, and I find I need to apply it carefully or there’s a lot of fallout. The colors are well worth the trouble though, because they’re beautifully curated and you could create so many types of looks with it! The shimmers have a multichrome effect and are incredibly pigmented.about 2 months ago
Colors are amazing, very pigmented and looks very pretty! I love the Shade range and how they have so many mattes. They're definitely "grungy" type colors and fall colors too in my opinion. The one thing that I didn’t like (Hence The 4 Star Rating) is the fact that it’s very, very powdery. You barely set your brush on the color and you have a lot of powder going loose, when I 1st bought it in was seriously afraid of hitting pan after 1 use! I had to use very dense brushes to avoid all the kick back at 1st but have mastered "getting the colors out minimizing the fall out using a fluffier brush. NOTE: If you’re a beginner at eye makeup, I do not recommend this pallete; you have to blend A LOT because of how pigmented the colors are and you may not be able to keep some of the matte shades from extreme amounts of fall out.about 2 months ago
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