Hi guys, I hope you’re all well!
I’m back today with another eye-shadow palette review and swatches. This time, I’m reviewing Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Prism palette.
It honestly feels so great to be writing again, I’ve been really struggling with motivation recently and tonight I finally found the inspiration I needed to write.
I’m not going to lie, it’s not been the best few weeks. Without going into too much detail for both personal and legal reasons, my boyfriend (Tom) and I were involved in a reasonably bad car crash a week and a half ago. It’s ridiculous how one little event in your life can change your thinking and mind-set, and this definitely has.
Anyway, that’s enough of that. Let’s talk about the Prism palette.
Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) has brought out some amazing palettes in their time, my personal favourite being the Modern Renaissance palette (read my review here). They’ve almost always had amazing feedback, apart from the whole Subculture controversy…
Subculture was the last palette before Prism to hit the beauty market, and it’s quite easy to say that it didn’t go down well with a lot of people. Now, I haven’t personally tried this palette so I can’t offer my own opinion, but I do trust the opinion of my favourite beauty YouTubers.
“It’s so patchy”
“Whenever I blend it removes the eye shadow”
“The fallout is insane”
Because of these negative reviews, I resisted buying the Subculture palette.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly sceptical about the Prism palette; I didn’t want to waste my money on a disappointing palette, and refused to do so. However, after a much more positive response from both beauty influencers and general consumers, I bit the bullet and decided to give it a go.
I spend too much dolla on food and “needed to wait to see if Santa brought me it on Christmas day” (mam). Needless to say, I was generously gifted it on Christmas day and was already bursting to experiment with the amazing variety of colours.
Just like the other ABH palettes, the Prism palette contains 14 different shades presented in square pans, which hold a decent amount of product (0.02 Oz). It also comes with a double ended brush to apply the product.
The packaging is luxurious and feels straight up expensive without being heavy-weight. The velvet casing is the same as both the Modern Renaissance and the Subculture palettes, which is beautiful, but very hard to clean. The writing printed on the front of the palette is metallic gold and is a gorgeous contrast to the black velvet (cue Alannah Myles reference).
The name of this palette is very fitting as described on the back of the packaging. It is described as, ‘A luxe holiday eye shadow collection with fourteen shades featuring universal neutrals and prismatic metallics’.
- 2 Metallic Shades-
- Sphinx – Warm Bronze
- Eternal – Copper
- 5 Duo-Chrome Shades
- Lucid – Duo-chrome White Gold with Pink Reflect
- Osiris – Midnight Violet with Red Reflect
- Dimension – Silver/Grey with Pink/Purple Reflect
- Pyramid – Yellow Gold with Green Reflect
- Throne – Blackened Blue/Green with Multi-coloured Reflect
- 7 Matte shades
- Eden – Vibrant Coral Pink
- Unity – Nude Ochre
- Sphere – Neon Electric Yellow-Green
- Obsidian – Extreme Black
- Parallel – Deep Chocolate Brown
- Saturn – Warm Terracotta
- Lure – Ashy Lilac
As per usual, I am very impressed with the formula of the eye shadows. ABH has to have one of my fave formulas (both in palette and single shadow form), so I’m not surprised I’m happy. Although some of the darker shades finger swatch slightly patchy, this is not the effect they have on the eye lid and crease.
What I love the most about this palette, is its uniqueness.
I often see a new palette on the market and immediately drool over it, dying to pick it up and bring it home to join my collection. But do I really need it? My heart says yes but my head says no. I can’t tell you how many eye shadow palettes I have that contain the exact same shade of brown, or an identical shimmery champagne to its cousin in the draw below. This is makeup addiction at its peak.
But, I had no worries with this palette. Duo-chromes are a completely unique formula anyway, but ABH has found a way to incorporate completely wacky colours into a matte formula. An example of this, is the shade Sphere. Now, be honest, have you ever seen a shade like that in any other palette? I didn’t think so.
This palette encourages creativity, which is something so important to makeup lovers. This palette re-ignited my passion for makeup before I had even swatched the shades, and that is a prime example of an absolutely perfect palette.
If you’re feeling a bit stuck, uninspired, or generally want to play around more with colour in a wearable way, I suggest picking this up. Even better – it’s currently on sale for £33!
Five stars from me.
Thanks for reading guys!
Love from, Jess x