Soft Glam Anastasia Beverly Hills First Impression


I was pretty excited about this palette to say the least, since I’m a huge fan of both Modern Renaissance and Subculture, I knew Soft Glam would be amazing. I had high expectations. Did ABH disappoint?

(I’ve sectioned off this blog post to difference sections incase you wanted to read about the formula or the packaging etc etc)



The color palette wasn’t really a big deal for me, I can guarantee you that I have almost all the colors in other palettes, but it does live up to it’s name with Soft Glam, because these colors really do create a soft makeup look. Something that was interesting to me was that four of the shades are the exact same on the Modern Renaissance such as:

  • Tempera
  • Burnt Orange
  • Sienna
  • Cyprus Umber

It could be good for people that don’t own the Modern Renaissance palette because then they’ll be able to experiment the same colors, but bad for people who already own Modern Renaissance and are wanting to try out new colors. But other than that, I personally love the shimmer shades the most, I think they’re quite unique and different from what Anastasia usually offers.


I’ll most definitely be creating a review comparing this palette with the Modern Renaissance palette, I feel like there is some change within the formula between the two  but I’ll talk about it in another post.

The formula is great as always, there was a lot of pigmentation – nothing new – but there was also some fall out. Now I personally don’t really mind or care about fall out because it happens, but if you are someone that really cares about saving up product and not wasting it, then it’s going to be a problem.

Other than the actual product, the formula of the products does smell like makeup. Compared to other makeup brands such as Too Faced, they have a more chocolate scent to it whilst this one just smelt like chemicals.


As you can see in this weird angle picture, there is some fall out resting on the pan, I simply used the provided brush and tapped on the eyeshadow pan two three times. Once again, I don’t really see this as an issue but I know to some people it may be inconvenient and a bother.

The picture below shows just how much product the brush picks up when tapping on the eyeshadow pan.




Just like the Modern Renaissance and Subculture, I love the simplicity and the elegance of the packaging, it makes traveling around with it much easier.

The packaging will get dirty because it’s not plastic but more so like a fabric feel to it, but once again, I really do not mind at all.


I really did enjoy the palette over all, I didn’t necessarily fall in love with it. Would I recommend it someone? If they are starting out, then yes. If you own a couple of palettes then there is a high chance of you owning most of these shades so it’s not really worth it to spend $42 dollars on shades you already own. But starting out, these are great colors to experiment and familiarize yourself with first before going into the more colorful colors and really figuring out how to blend, use transition colors, and so on.

It is an easy palette to use, Modern Renaissance is very similar to this palette, and Modern Renaissance was one of the first palettes that I used and it was fairly easy to use.


That’s all, I really hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions feel free to comment down below 🙂

14 thoughts on “Soft Glam Anastasia Beverly Hills First Impression

  1. Good review! I’m still deciding if I want to purchase this at $42USD… I love ModRen but with 4 of the shades being repeats from that palette, idk. This would make an absolutely beautiful palette for someone with a smaller eyeshadow collection, though!

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  2. This is such a pretty palette, but like you said I already own most of these shades somewhere in my collection so have given this a miss. ♥︎


  3. I didn’t realise that some shades are the same as the MR palette. For me, it is a put off since I have the MR palette and these palettes are pretty pricey xx


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