ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS ‘PRISM’ PALETTE: REVIEW and SWATCHES

Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette ($42)

Available at Sephora and Ulta 

Woooooooow! She’s even more pretty than I’d expected! Actually that’s not true. They sprung this baby on us out of no where and I didn’t even have time to develop expectations. But when ABH releases a palette, I buy first and ask questions later.

Okay so deets. The palette is limited edition and has 14 eyeshadows that are .7g/.02oz each. Same as the last two palettes. There’s 7 mattes and 7 shimmers. I know people were concerned about the matte formula and whether it would be the same as Subculture. The ingredients are the same but the mattes in Prism aren’t as delicate. There is some kick up but it’s not as bad as Subculture, more like Modern Renaissance level.

Overall I’m very impressed. Out of the fourteen eyeshadows, only one performed poorly. However I did notice a lot of similarities to their previous palettes. I’ll mention them as I go through the descriptions. I’m going to abbreviate the palette names for convenience.

Lucid is the dud of the palette. It’s a pearly white with soft gold reflects. Very pretty but it performs similarly to Cube from Subculture (S). I had a difficult time swatching it with a brush so I think you’ll get better results using your finger or a damp brush. 

Eden is a matte coral pink. It similar to Roxy (S) but more pink

Unity is a matte yellowish beige, similar to Golden Ochre (MR)

Sphinx is a metallic bronze. It’s darker than Adorn (S)

Osiris has a black base with purple sparkle. It’s similar to Heirloom from the Shadow Couture palette (SC).

Sphere is a neon yellow green matte.

Obsidian is a pitch black matte. ABH has a number of other matte blacks. Lbd is in Amrezy and Catwalk and Noir is in several of their palettes as well.

Dimension is the most unique color in the palette, imo. It has bluish gray base with pink glitter and a strong purple shift. 

Parallel is a dark brown matte. It’s similar to Fudge (S, SC), Cypress Umber (MR) and Hot Chocolate (Self Made, Tamana)

Pyramid is a rich yellow gold metallic with green sparkle

Throne is a blackened teal with tons of sparkle. It shifts green and purple. 

Saturn is a matte reddish orange. It’s similar to Realgar (MR)

Eternal is a light copper metallic with pink glitter.

Lure is a matte dusty rose that’s similar to Buon Fresco (MR) and Dusty Rose (Artist).

I’m really enjoying this palette. I love the Anastasia eyeshadow formula and all of the colors are beautiful and perform well (besides Lucid). As I mentioned above, many of these colors are similar to preexisting shades but they’re not exactly the same. This isn’t a deal breaker for me because any palette is dupeable but it’s something that you should be aware of when deciding whether or not to purchase. Right now Prism is for sale on the ABH website and at some point in the near future it will available at Sephora and other retailers!

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