Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette has become a popular makeup palette from the moment of its first launch.
I remember I hesitated a bit trying to understand if I really need another eyeshadow palette. My lifestyle has changed dramatically over the last three years and eyeshadows have sadly become something I do not use daily anymore. Nevertheless, after swatching the shades in Sephora and watching other people literally sweeping palettes from shelves in bulk I finally decided to add this one to my collection. And here is why.

Shade Selection

Compared to cool-toned Sultry, whimsical Norvina, color popping Modern Renaissance and muted tones of SubcultureSoft Glam palette features soft shades with both warm and cool undertones that work across all complexions and can be worn both for day and night look. As any other palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Soft Glam contains 14 eye shadow shades, including 9 ultra-matte and 5 metallic finishes. 
 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette in soft light

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette in the direct light
  • Tempera (Ultra-matte velvety beige)
  • Glistening (Iridescent gold with a hint of pink reflect)
  • Orange Soda (Ultra-matte pastel peach)
  • Rose Pink (Rose gold with a soft pink iridescent hue)
  • Sultry (A hybrid satin metallic finish warm chocolate brown)
  • Bronze (Metallic gold bronze)
  • Mulberry (Ultra-matte mulberry)
  • Dusty Rose (Ultra-matte dusty lilac)
  • Fairy (Multi-dimensional light gold)
  • Burnt Orange (Ultra-matte deep orange)
  • Sienna (Ultra-matte earthy brown)
  • Rustic (Ultra-matte deep cinnamon brown)
  • Cyprus Umber (Ultra-matte dark coffee)
  • Noir (Ultra-matte deep carbon black)

Overall, the shade selection reminds me of Bareminerals’ Gen Nude Latte eyeshadow palette that I’ve discussed in the blog earlier.

Pigment and Formula 

The formula of Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam eyeshadows is highly pigmented and delivers a really good color payoff. At the same time, the intensity of the shades is quite buildable, what makes the palette really versatile – you can create a seamless day look or go for full drama – all with just one palette. 
 
What I really like about this product, is that the shimmery and glittery shades don’t cause fall outs around your eyes. To be honest, fallouts in glitters is the reason why I decided to skip on Nudes palette from Huda Beauty.

List of Ingredients

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette is formulated free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. Moreover, it is important to mention, that ABH is a cruelty-free brand. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients used in this palette. Feel free to scroll to “Troublesome Ingredients”.
 
 
Tempera:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine* (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Glistening:
Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Beeswax/Cera Alba, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Polyacrylate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Orange Soda:
Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Glycerin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine* (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Rose Pink:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Myristate, Silica, Glycerin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine* (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Sultry:
Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Silica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Beeswax/Cera Alba, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Polyacrylate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine* (Ci 75470), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Bronze:
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Alumina, Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Glycerin, Beeswax/Cera Alba, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, Quartz, Silica, Sodium Polyacrylate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Myristate, Zinc Stearate. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Mulberry:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Glycerin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine* (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Dusty Rose:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine* (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Fairy:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine* (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Burnt Orange Matte:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine* (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Sienna:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine* (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Rustic:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine* (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Cyprus Umber:
Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Noir:
Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine* (Ci 75470), Black 2 (Ci 77266), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

*Contains carmine as a color additive.

Troublesome Ingredients

In general, the list of ingredients looks quite good to me, except for a few ones such as Aluminum Powder (EWG 4-9), Ultramarines (EWG 1-4), Quartz(EWG 1-6), and  Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum (EWG 1-3). Nevertheless, these ingredients are listed closer to the bottom of each list ( what means their concentration is very low to cause any harm) and create concerns only in aerosolized state (airborne) or in lip products and do not jeopardize reproductive organs. 

Other few ingredients that I’ve highlighted in bold are either skin-conditioning agents or preservatives used in the formula with a rate of 3. I’d argue about Dimethicone (EWG 3) for being at the beginning of each list, however, FDA considers this ingredient as “designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food” while the evidence of its toxicity in other sources ranges from toxic to non-toxic, which makes it really hard to have a solid opinion regarding its toxicity.

Packaging 

Similar to all other Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes, the packaging is lightweight, soft to touch and has a large mirror inside. In addition to this, the palette also comes with a dual-ended brush.
 

Look Ideas and Inspiration

Soft Glam is an essential palette that will get you covered for day and night looks.  By just pressing glittery shades on the center of your lid, you can easily create a more sophisticated look.
Here are a few look ideas suggested by Anastasia Beverly Hills:
  • Create a soft bronze look by applying Rustic through the crease of the eye and pressing Bronze on the lid.
  • Create an ultra-matte smoky eye by applying Cyprus Umber all over the lid and then blending through the crease with Rustic. Then, apply and diffuse Noir along the lash line

Final Thoughts

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette is an essential makeup product that can be used by anyone from beginners to makeup guru. The shade selection works across all complexions with both cool and warm undertones.
You can easily create an effortless day look and by adding a few glittery and darker matte shades, turn it into a night look. The palette is lightweight, which makes it really travel-friendly. 
I’m a big fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup products for its color payoff and the quality in general, and Soft Glam palette is not an exception. I’m really happy to have this palette in my collection.
 
Last but not least, the retail price for Soft Glam palette is $42.00.
 
Have you already tried this palette? Let me know in the comments down below!

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