ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Eye Shadow Palette – Subculture


Anastasia’s grungiest, rock chick themed eye shadow palette.

After the critically acclaimed Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, they’ve decided to create an on trend Grunge-esque palette called Subculture! I instantly fell in love with Modern Renaissance so knew immediately I had to get my hands on Subculture!

The palette is an on-trend look at the alternative colours that are taking the makeup world by storm, boasting an eclectic collection of duo-chromatic shades, shimmer and matte. The shade Cube is a white base with pink reflect which is absolutely stunning on top of All Star! It has a beautiful golden shade called Adorn, and a wonderfully bright yellow shade New Wave.


But, the colours might be beautiful but my God, the blend-ability of these shadows is atrocious! One of my favourite points about the Modern Renaissance is how easily the creamy shadows blend – which Subculture has sadly not replicated. The shadows are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way – but to blend that colour out takes AGES! Honestly, it takes a couple of minutes just to basically blend it out.

The shadows have a high levels of fallout, and just by gently touching the shadows – there is already a massive dent in them – so I have a feeling with daily use, I will be hitting pan quicker than expected! BUT – a little goes a long way, its just a shame the shadows lose all integrity the moment you lightly touch it and start falling everywhere.


Bottom Line: The colours are gorgeous but the formula has made these incredibly hard to work with – which is very disappointing considering the commercial success for Modern Renaissance!

Price: £43 at

Rating: ***



My 5K Instagram Followers Anastasia Beverly Hills Giveaway! *Win a Subculture Eye-shadow Palette!!*

Hi Guys!

As some of you may have seen, I hit 5000 followers on Instagram! So, in celebration I hosted a Poll on my Instagram story to choose what brand to theme my giveaway. Did you want Spectrum Collections or Anastasia Beverly Hills?!

You guys chose Anastasia Beverly Hills!


One of the most seen and wanted Anastasia Beverly Hills palette I have noticed on Instagram is the Subculture eyeshadow palette, so I’ve decided to give one away! You will be able to find my review on this palette on my website soon!


This giveaway is open internationally as always, and you can enter by following me on Instagram (if you already haven’t), and the reposting my give away post with the hashtag ‘#RosemaryHelenXO5K‘ ! 🙂

You can gain up to 10 extra entries by completing the following, each one you complete is another entry:

If you already follow me on Facebook/Tumblr/Snapchat – you’ve already got those extra entries – so Reblog and hashtag my Instagram post and that’s 6 entries!

Thank you for your ongoing support and good luck!

Small Print:
  • This competition will end on the 30th November at 12am GMT, and the winner will be picked at random shortly after from all the eligible primary entries (Instagram repost and hashtag) and extra entries.
  • The winner will be notified via Instagram Direct Message, and the account needs to be set as Public.
  • If the entrant is under 16 years old your parent or guardian will need to approve your entry, and approve providing your postal address.
  • Open Internationally – all welcome to enter!
  • This giveaway is no way affiliated with or endorsed by Anastasia  Beverly Hills, Tumblr,  Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or WordPress. I have bought this palette with my own funds!