Thursday, August 30, 2018

Anastasia Soft Glam eyeshadow palette review, photos, swatches!

I don't need anymore makeup than I already have, and yet I cannot stop buying the things.  Now this purchase, the Anastasia Soft Glam palette, happened in France in one of the cities we found ourselves in and whilst I had sweat squirting out of my body at an ungodly rate, Sephora was like a beacon of air conditioned hope for me that day.  Whenever I'm in Sephora, I like to buy things that we can't easily get here in Ireland, and I bought the Soft Glam palette unresearched, based purely on swatches done on the back of my sweat soaked hand and I fell in love instantly.

Look at it... If you like your warm neutrals, interspersed with beautiful metallics, then you're going to love this palette.  It has a mix of soft, pigmented mattes, wet look shimmers and the shades work seamlessly together.

The only thing I'm not mad on is the beige velvet packaging.  I know it's only a matter of time before it gets filthy dirty, but that's ok, it's what's inside that counts, right?

Everything looks great swatched on the back of my hand and there's not a dud in the bunch.  Shades like Sultry, Bronze, Rose Pink and Fairy work best on me when applied with a finger and using them that way means limited fall out too.  I've tried them with a brush and I find the pigment gets everywhere and I lose the rag altogether.  So apply with your finger, or if you are going to use a brush, apply it wet.  Be grand.

As for the mattes, when I first swatched them in Sephora, I had visions of having the same issues that Tati from Glam Life Guru had with the Subculture palette with all of the fall out, and while there is a bit of fall out if you swirl your fluffy brush, I find the best way to get maximum pigmentation station across the nation without a mess is to place the fluffy brush into the mattes and not swirl.  Hardly groundbreaking but sure I'm giving you an aul tip that might come in handy!

I've used the palette in two different Instagram videos if you want to take a look and it's fast become one of my favourite palettes!  See with eyeshadow palettes, sometimes there are shades that we don't tend to reach for, but with Soft Glam, I've used every single shade multiple times, so it's a winner.

The first look I ever did with it was with the golds and browns and it's just a soft, easy to wear day time look for me.  If I wanted the finished look to be more metallic, I'd have gone in with a wet brush, but for me, this is shimmery enough for wearing during the day.

Then to make my eyes look extra green, I've been using the plum and rose gold shades with the matte black smudged into the upper lash line.  This would be even vampier and smokier with a black liner on the waterline and a pair of lashes wouldn't it?

The Soft Glam palette is available on Cult Beauty for £43 and if you're looking to treat yo'self, you know what to do!

Is it speaking to you the way it speaks to moi?

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