Remember when Anastasia Beverly Hills dropped the Subculture Palette and it got ripped? Like to shreds. YouTuber Alissa Ashley first dropped the bomb on its many issues and many other negative reviews soon followed.
ABH President, Norvina, defended Subculture claiming the unique mattes needed a different formulation and pressing techniques. This still didn’t go over too well. Because Subculture is ABH’s least popular palette to date. And proof is in the pudding because it appears Subculture may be discontinued soon. She’s still available for full price online at most retailers.
Sightings at TJ Maxx
But Subculture was already marked down to $21 earlier this summer at Sephora. Something that never happens with ABH palettes. Now, there have been multiple Subculture sightings at TJ Maxx for $21 also. And you can’t beat that with a stick!
Naturally, every TJ Maxx won’t be loaded with the good stuff. Especially when it comes to cosmetics. On the bright side, I’ve seen multiple people in different states find (and purchase) one. So they’re totally out there! I just recommend hitting the suburban stores first. As they usually get top priority with higher end brands.
Definitely Brown Girl Friendly!
The formula may not be perfect. But the colors will easily get you fall ready. Even if you’re a chocolate queen! The Subculture Palette includes:
- Cube duochrome pink pearl
- Dawn ultra matte sand
- Destiny ultra matte sage green
- Adorn metallic bronze
- All Star ultra matte vintage wine
- Mercury ultra matte slate grey
- Axis ultra matte blue-green
- Roxy ultra matte muted coral
- Electric duochrome lime-gold
- Fudge ultra matte warm bronze
- New Wave ultra matte citron orange
- Untamed ultra matte tarnished green
- Edge ultra matte gold mustard
- Rowdy ultra matte blackened purple
I’ve only tried a couple of shades so I can’t speak on the formula too much. But I did struggle a bit blending New Wave and Edge into my crease. The formula certainly isn’t as smooth and easy to work with as their other palettes. However, I still think Subculture is worth the try at half price though!