Ever since the MR palette came out, I swore to myself I won’t purchase another ABH product. MR is my holy grail, it has all the warm-toned shades you could ask for! It has some lovely mattes, pressed shimmers and gorgeous sparkles! The amount of looks I have created is endless. And yet I still haven’t hit pan!
So when I saw on Insta that she’s releasing a new Holiday Palette, I was a bit hesitant, as I had heard and read some horrific reviews on the SubCulture palette, in some cases was a HOT MESS! “A dirty look”, some described it, “unblendable colours and just overall a waste!” So I wasn’t sure what this palette would be like. Before I purchased, I read all the reviews, watched the beauty influencers on YouTube and went with my gut feeling! I purchased from Cult Beauty, my holy grail website for all things skincare, beauty! Cause I had 15% off as well, I thought now is the time! As soon as I received my package, I was excited, swatched all the colours, and on my word, gurrrrllllll, they are so pigmented! The foils and duo-chromes are my faves and so is “sphere” – sort of like a limey yellowy shade! Absolute gorgeous colours.
The mattes are a bit chalky, not the same formula as the MR palette. The duo-chromes are soft and buttery but need a setting spray to use them. Some of the darker shades need to be applied with a finger and that also goes for the pressed foils too! I just wish it was the same formula as the MR palette!
I have used this palette several times, and I love the sphere shade, but its such a shame there is no pigmentation, I rather much prefer the MAC Chrome Yellow. That is a beautiful intense yellow which is pigmented and buildable. Sphere is unsual, a cross between yellow and lime, but unfortunately, as soon as it hits the lid, just no colour pay off, so a bit of chrome yellow on top helps a lot!
As far as makeup goes for this year, I won’t be spending as much as I did last year! I am getting married and need to save all the pennies I can! And I kid you not, I was going through my collection and I have a ton of stuff, like literally! I will do a review some day soon of my Juvias Place palettes as well, they are soo lovely and the colour pay off is insane!!!