Anastasia and Norvina had us a little shook after the Subculture Palette seemingly flopped. I don’t know about you. But I sat the edge of my seat in curiosity wondering if the new Soft Glam Palette would suffer the same fate. Is the shadows be chalky? Will they be hard to blend? Do I even really need another neutral eyeshadow palette?
I wasn’t too sure.
And then, of course, I saw Soft Glam in person. It all clicked. This is why everyone is so excited! The new Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette is a stunning warm neutral palette that’s suitable for soft everyday looks and elegant wedding glamovers. Soft Glam isn’t the most unique or innovative palette Anastasia Beverly Hills has whipped up lately. But it’s simple. It’s functional. And it works for all skin tones. Which is why I decided to jump on it when I saw it.
The Everyday Palette of Your Dreams
The Soft Glam Palette is a rather warm neutral palette with a variety of finishes including 3 satins, 2 metallic and 9 mattes. The lineup includes:
- Tempera pale cream satin-matte
- Glistening shimmering champagne gold
- Orange Soda pale orange cream matte
- Rose Pink shimmering rosy mauve
- Sultry metallic wine plum
- Bronze metallic bronze gold
- Mulberry warm burgundy matte
- Dusty Rose muted dusty mauve matte
- Fairy shimmering true gold
- Burnt Orange warm orange-brown matte
- Sienna warm brick brown matte
- Rustic mid-tone neutral brown matte
- Cyprus Umber rich cool brown matte
- Noir intense matte black
No, It’s Not Deja Vu
If you’re thinking these shades look familiar, then you’re probably on to something. There’s 3 repromotes in Soft Glam from the Modern Renaissance Palette including Tempera, Burnt Orange and Cyprus Umber. They’re decent staples shades that anyone could get good use out of. So it’s not too bad. However, it still would have been nice to see a new collection of shades for Soft Glam.
I still can’t knock ABH for Soft Glam though. The colors are simple yet beautiful. The color range is quite dupable. However, it is mighty convenient having your everyday colors all in one palette. I especially love the fact that Soft Glam works for all skin tones from fair to Deep.
I was a little hesitant to pull the trigger on Soft Glam after the whole Subculture blunder. I understand every product won’t be a hit. But I’ve grown to love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow formula so I wasn’t looking forward to a formula change. Especially if it was anything like the formula of Subculture.
I’m happy to report that Anastasia and Norvina stuck to the original formula for Soft Glam. The shadows are just as smooth, pigmented and buttery soft as Modern Renaissance.
Which means Soft Glam is also a bit on the powdery side. There’s not a ton of fallout during application. But you’ll notice a lot of kick back when you swirl your brush into the pans. This isn’t a deal breaker for me. However, it can get messy so be careful!
The Soft Glam Palette sports similar quality to Modern Renaissance, as well. The shadows in Soft Glam all perform quite well. The mattes are silky smooth and quite easy to blend. Even without a primer. The satin and metallic shades also perform incredibly well adhering to bare skin just fine without much fallout.
You could easily get a full day of wear out of Soft Glam alone with just a bit of fading and creasing by the end of the day. Of course, you’ll have much better results using an eyeshadow primer or concealer. Your eyes will sparkle and dazzle all day and night!
Is the Soft Glam Palette worth it?
Depends. The color range and quality is just superb! I love how easy it is to use Soft Glam. And it’s a huge plus that the colors work so well for so many different skin tones. But the colors are incredibly dupable. In fact, you may already own most of the shadows in Soft Glam if you’re a big ABH shadow fan.
Overall, the Soft Glam Palette is a great addition if you’re lacking in the neutral shadow department. But if you’re overflowing in neutral palettes then you can safely skip this one.