There have been so many eyeshadow palettes released in the past few months, I’m actually having a hard time deciding which palettes to purchase. I waited quite a while to purchase the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette ($42) and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette (for a review on the Subculture palette, click here...) ($42).
When I first got her in my hands my first thought was, woooooooow! She’s even prettier than I’d expected! Actually, that’s not true. They sprung this baby on us out of no where and I didn’t even have time to develop expectations, in fact, I was still trying to figure out if I wanted the Subculture palette at this point (Click here to check out my review on the Subculture palette). However, once the Sephora VIB Rouge sale begun, I decided I needed to at least try this beauty, especially since I love Anastasia Beverly Hills quality.
The palette is limited edition and has 14 eyeshadows that are .7g/.02oz each. Same as the last two palettes. I know people were concerned about the matte formula and whether it would be the same as Subculture. The ingredients are the same but the mattes in Prism aren’t as delicate. There is some kick up in the pan, but it’s not as much as Subculture, more like Modern Renaissance level.
According to the Anastasia Beverly Hills site, the shades are described as:
Lucid: Duo chrome white gold with pink reflect
Eden: Ultra-matte coral pink
Unity: Ultra-matte nude ochre
Sphinx: Metallic warm bronze
Osiris: Metallic midnight violet with red reflect
Sphere: Ultra-matte electric green-yellow
Obsidian: Ultra-matte deep black
Dimension: Duo chrome silver-grey with pink reflect
Parallel: Ultra-matte truffle
Pyramid: Metallic yellow gold with green reflect
Throne: Metallic blackened blue-green with multicolor reflect
Saturn: Ultra-matte terracotta
Eternal: Metallic violet copper
Lure: Ultra-matte ashy lilac
See swatches below:
Overall I’m very impressed, but it took me a second to realize that this palette is actually really warm toned, which is what I prefer in my eyeshadow palettes, cool toned eyeshadows make me look tired and unhappy. I was having a hard time visualizing makeup looks that I could create with this palette, so I rearranged the colors in photoshop to help me. I hope this helps you as well. So far, I’m really enjoying this palette. I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow formula and all of the colors are beautiful and perform well. My only complaint is actually the color layout. I wish it was laid out as I photoshopped above. I will not be returning this palette, but it hasn’t replaced my Modern Renaissance palette as my go-to palette.