Hello my lovelies,
I didn’t make a beauty post in a while and when I ordered this palette my first though was to make a review for it and share my opinion with you.
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Prism, it’s a holiday limited edition palette. I have to say that I was pretty skeptical at first to order it, after all the Subculture drama this summer, but I decided to give it a try because those metallics were calling my name and to be honest, I have other ABH palettes that I completely love.
Prism (42$) has 14 pans x 0,7g each and it’s another velvet case palette. I have to say that it’s not my favorite type of packaging, because if you don’t take care of them, they can get really dirty.
The 14 shades are designed for holidays and they are a mix of mattes, metallics and duo-chromes.
I have been playing with it for the last 2 weeks and I have formed a solid opinion wether I like this palette or not.
Let’s go into more details about each and every shadow in this palette and I’ll break it in 2 parts:
- First row:
(left to right: Lucid, Eden, Unity, Sphinx, Osiris, Sphere, Obsidian)
LUCID: is one of the duo-chrome colors in this palette and it’s a light gold with a hint of pink. It is one of my favorite colors and I have used it in a daytime look by applying just a tiny bit all over the lid and blend it really well. As all the duo-chrome and metallics in this palette, works great if you apply it with your fingertips or a wet brush. (my personal preference is to apply it with my fingertips).
EDEN: it’s a matte coral-ish shade. This was one of the biggest surprises for me, because when I saw it for the first time, i thought that is totally out of my comfort zone. One day I tried it as a transition color in the crease and I loved the way my makeup turned out.
UNITY: It is a neutral matte shade that I use it to set out my eyelid primer or blend out other shades.
SPHINX: It’s a metallic bronzy shade, super pigmented.
OSIRIS: It is a metallic royal blue with some purple sparkle in it and I think it looks gorgeous used in a smokey eye.
SPHERE: It’s a matte neon yellow, that to be honest, I don’t see myself using it.
OBSIDIAN: it is a matte black, but requires some building. I already own “Noir” by ABH which is my all time favorite matte black and it’s way more pigmented than Obsidian. I prefer using that if I need a matte black in my makeup look
(left to right: Dimension, Parallel, Pyramid, Throne, Saturn, Eternal, Lure)
DIMENSION: It’s a duo-chrome and I was really excited to try this siver-lilac shade. I used it all over the lid and it look beautifully. I think is one of the most interesting shades in this palette.
PARALLEL: It is that perfect brown matte, that is super buttery and blends like a dream.
PYRAMID: It’s a super rich, bold metallic yellow gold that will make your Christmas party look to pop.
THRONE: It’s a metallic dark green, I feel it is more of a black with green sparkles in it, but either way it’s stunning. I think I know who will be the star of the show in my New Year’s Eve make look.
SATURN: This beautiful brick shade has a great formula that I found it really easy to work with, but it is also pretty similar with “Realgar” from Modern Renaissance palette.
ETERNAL: Since I got the palette, I reached for this metallic copper shade really often. It’s also true that I have a thing for coppery shades, but it just looks gorgeous in any fall makeup.
LURE: This is one of my go to transition and outer corner shades that I use almost everyday. It is in the same color scheme as “Buon Fresco” from Modern Renaissance, just slightly darker.
As a conclusion I would give it a 8 out of 10, because they are some shades that I would not use (3 out of 14 I think it’s pretty decent in a palette), but also because some of the colors need a little finesse with the application and some knowledge about different finishes and how to work with them.
I’m happy that this palette didn’t disappoint me at all, and not only that but it became one of my favorite palettes I own (and trust me I have “a few”).
I would love to know if you tried this palette or if it’s on your wish list for holidays.