Anastasia Beverly Hills is possibly the internet's favourite makeup brand, and rightly so. Their launches are always fresh and exciting and the quality of the products is insane. So when pictures of the new Soft Glam palette were leaked a couple of months ago I knew I had to have it. I was refreshing the ABH website constantly the day it launched so I could get my hands on one before it sold out.

The packaging is the same as Modern Renaissance and Subculture: soft velvet with the name printed on the front, housing 14 shadows, a mirror and a brush. I'm always a fan of palettes that contain a mirror because it makes it so much easier for travelling and the brush is actually really nice quality unlike most brushes that come in palettes that are a bit shite and tend to go unused. My only gripe is that the beige velvet outer packaging, while pretty, is already pretty grubby and covered in my makeupy fingerprints after only a few uses. But it's not the end of the world.

As you can see from the swatches, these shades are a neutral eyeshadow lover's dream. If you're a fan of warm-toned shades then this selection of pinks, oranges, browns and golds is going to be right up your street. The colours work together beautifully to create a range of looks from pretty, shimmery and bridal to matte, grungey and smokey. My favourites include Tempera as a pale, matte base shade which is always an essential for me, Orange Soda is great as a transition shade, Mulberry for smoking out a look and Bronze is a stunning metallic for the lid. My only problem with the shade selection is that Glistening and Fairy are fairly similar. They're not identical, Glistening is more peach and Fairy is more gold, but I don't think they're different enough to need both. Other that, I can see myself using every single shade regularly which is impressive considering most palettes have a few shades I rarely, or even never, use.

It's the formula that really makes this palette special, though. There are countless neutral eyeshadow palettes but I genuinely don't think you can beat Soft Glam's formula (which, fyi, is the same as Modern Reniassance, not Subculture). The mattes apply smoothly with no patchiness and blend into each other effortlessly while the shimmers are insanely pigmented and almost metallic.

If you're looking for a neutral palette for everyday use, your makeup artist's kit or even something to wear on your wedding day, this bad boy is for you. I don't think you can beat it.

Thanks for reading, Lucy x

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