I wasn't going to do it. I went back and fourth for weeks. But after seeing all of the negative reviews and the overreaction I just couldn't stay silent. Below is my review of the Anastasia Subculture Palette. Also included are my take on YouTube sensationalism and a quick three-shadow tutorial.
Hope you enjoy! (And don't forget to check out the swatches at the bottom.)
I didn't expect for Cube and Electric to be my favorite shades in the palette, but they are. These two shades are unique to what I currently own and add such a pop. My favorite way to wear them are in the inner corner of the eye or in the center of the lid.
Other favorites are Destiny for an unexpected smoky eye, Roxy for a colorful transition shade, and Dawn to set my eye primer.
Fudge is my least favorite shade. A shade called Fudge had been released in the previous palette but they are definitely not the same. This one is dry and patchy and overall a troublemaker. It's fine for doing a little deepening, but I wouldn't rely on it as a main shadow color.
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For the look I created in the video I used the Alima Pure Creme Concealer to prime my lids, mostly MOTD brushes for the actual look, and I used the Anastasia Matte Lipstick in Cool Brown on my lips.
For the face and brows I stuck with Glossier - Boy Brow for brows, Perfecting Skin Tint and Stretch Concealer for complexion, and the Cloud Pain in Dusk for blush.