Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette Review


I know I’m a little late to the game on this, but I basically always am. I didn’t  get Modern Renaissance until last December!

I purchased Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam a few weeks ago.  I have been on the fence about this, because I like variety of the shades in my eye shadow palettes.  I like to be able to create many different looks with one palette.  I thought this might be a little boring.


When I saw this in person, I thought it was gorgeous!  The shades are so pretty and, very soft glam!

Swatch time, first row:


From left to right, the shades are Tempera, Glistening, Orange Soda, Rose Pink, Sultry Bronze and Mulberry.


This row is Dusty Rose, Fairy, Burnt Orange, Sienna, Rustic, Cyprus Umber, and Noir.

The shades swatch so well because they are creamy and so pigmented.  It is a lot like the Modern Renaissance formula.  There is a bit of kick up in the pan, but not a lot of fall out on the eye.  They are long lasting, too.

The only thing is that I seem to be creating the same look, even when I wear different shades.  I use a matte transition, a matte in the crease and on the outer edge of the eye, then a shimmer in the middle and inner part of eye.  It’s pretty, but getting a bit boring.

I will keep this palette for neutral, everyday looks and I am happy to have it.  I do like Modern Renaissance better.

Do you have Soft Glam or any ABH palettes?  What do you think and which is your favorite?

I still need to review the ABH Prism, my Too Faced Life’s A Festival palette (that one will be next) and more.  I also just purchased two BH Cosmetics palettes and got one free.  Those should be arriving this week.  So much to review!  Plus, I did a drugstore haul, have some PR products to review and just got my FabFitFun box.  I’m a busy lady!

I hope the rest of your weekend is amazing!  Tomorrow is a check in on my current project pan.  See you then!

May 2018 Beauty Favorites


May has flown by!  It was a busy month, and I am looking forward to lazy summer months!  June is my birthday month, and it’s a big one (drumroll please) … the big 5 0!

That is crazy to think about, but I’m looking forward to a new decade to explore!  My birthday is June 10th, and this weekend I think I’m going to do a birthday beauty wish list.  No one buys me makeup, but it won’t hurt to put it out there!  Maybe I’ll buy mystelf something nice.

On to my May faves! This month, I have loved the following gorgeous makeup:

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation ($13.99 USD) —  This foundation is medium coverage, which is what I like!  I mix two shades Ivory L2 and Nude L3 for my perfect shade. It feels very weightless on and gives me a natural finish.  I wouldn’t say its dewy or matte, just looks like my skin, but way better!

Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara ($8.99 USD) — I received this in a gift with purchase at Ulta.  I haven’t used it in years, and realized how great it still is! I usually go for lengthening mascara, but this one gives me length as well as the promised volume.  And it doesn’t flake or smear!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($42 USD)  — A day to night palette with fourteen shades, including essential mattes and glam shimmers. I just bought this a couple of weeks ago, and it is really growing on me.  I seem to be doing the same look over and over with it, which isn’t like me at all! But, I’m hoping to try more looks and hopefully I will find it more versatile than I think it is!  I will be reviewing this very soon (plus the Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette I keep saying I’m going to review!).
ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip in Love Bite (pinky nude) and Ultra Glossy Lip in Just Surfed 
(warm beige gloss drenched in silver and pink glitter) $6 each.  These are from the ColourPop and Eva Gutowski collaboration. I can’t wear matte lipstick alone because my lips get to dry, but with a gloss over it, I love them!  This looks gorgeous together and lasts for hours!  I need to pick up more Ultra Blotted and Glossy Lips stat!

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer ($14.99 USD) —  I bought this a couple of months ago after giving into the hype, and I’m so glad I did!  At first, the scent was a little strong for me, but I am used to it now.  The color is gorgeous and applies so smoothly on.  It’s the only bronzer I am currently using.

What are you loving this month?  Anything new and fun, or something that you have rediscovered?