ABH Soft Glam palette: Review and Swatches

So if you follow me on Twitter you will know that I recently purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette! I was super excited to try this palette as, believe it or not, I haven’t tried any of their palettes before (Gasps in horror). I always wanted to try Modern Renaissance but just never got round to buying it, and so when this palette was released I just had to have it. So I ordered my palette from the ABH website but you can also purchase it now on Beauty Bay. I have been testing it for the past 5 days so I thought I would give you the rundown of my thoughts. Keep reading for my ABH Soft glam palette review!

ABH Soft glam review

ABH Soft glam review

The Cost of ABH Soft glam:

The Soft Glam palette retails for £43, the same as all of the other ones from ABH. This may seem quite pricey, but for 14 eyeshadows it works out at only £3 each, far cheaper than some single shadows. I tend to compare all of my high-end palettes to Urban Decay Naked palettes as I think they are the standard high-end price. This palette is £5 more expensive than the UD ones, however, with 2 extra eyeshadows, I think it balances out. This palette also comes with a double-ended brush which I think is a nice extra touch. I am always willing to pay a little bit more for good quality shadows and so I don’t think this palette is that bad.

ABH Soft glam packaging review:

I think every man and his dog has seen this palette floating around the internet so I haven’t inserted a picture of the packaging (but it is not hard to find on google). I actually love this packaging. Like… a lot. Like all the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palettes, it is a suede material. I do understand the issue that some bloggers have with this, as I am sure it will get so grubby so quickly. But I don’t care. I think it is so unique and I don’t have any other palette with this type of packaging. I also love the feel of it, so soft! The goldy-beige colour makes it look so luxurious and sophisticated and it isn’t chunky like some of my other palettes. Like most palettes, it has a magnetic clasp so eyeshadow won’t go everywhere when you travel and it feels really well made.

ABH Soft glam review

ABH Soft glam review

ABH Soft glam Eyeshadows review:

Okay so let’s get to the nitty-gritty – the stuff you are actually here for. As I said before this palette comes with 14 eyeshadows that are arranged in squares. Each eyeshadow is 0.7g and so is quite a bit smaller than the Naked palettes (1.3g) but as I will explain later, a little goes a long way! As a whole, the palette is quite warm with the occasional cool-toned shade thrown in. I am a warm tone gal so this palette is perfect for me, but with cool shades also I think this palette could cater to everyone. There are 9 mattes and 5 shimmers and so you can create a variety of looks, for both day and night! I love the versatility of this palette.

The shades:

  • Tempera – a light beige matte- perfect for highlighting the brow bone and as a transition shade
  • Glistening – A pale gold shimmer with a hint of pink  – looks fab in the inner corner and as a highlighter (Two jobs in one)
  • Orange soda – A peachy matte shade – great as a transition shade in the crease
  • Rose pink – Rose gold shimmer – beautiful all over the lid
  • Sultry – warm chocolately brown shimmer – great if you want a smokey look
  • Bronze – A bright gold shimmer – great to pack on the lid
  • Mulberry – Matte berry shade – great for adding definition to the crease
  • Dusty rose – matte cool toned pink-lilac shade – awesome for a more cool look
  • Fairy – A light gold shimmer – great for the inner portion of the eye
  • Burnt orange – Deep orange matte – great to build up definition in the crease
  • Sienna – matte brown for a smokier look
  • Rustic – matte cinamon – perfect for a more subtle matte look
  • Cyrpus umber – very dark matte brown – a good way to get a smokey look without going for the black! Looks great with gold
  • Noir – as the name says – a matte black – great for added smoke or as a liner

PS. I am sorry that there is no eye look picture in this post, I struggled to get a decent picture of my eye haha! Seriously though… if anyone has any tips on taking pictures of eyeshadow, please let me know in the comments. The struggle is real.

ABH Soft glam swatches

ABH Soft glam swatches

I was concerned that I would have trouble with kickback that I saw lots of people had with the Subculture palette. I will admit there was more than I was expecting with this palette, so don’t tap too heavily in the pan. But it is not as big a deal as I thought it would be. A little goes a very long way with these shadows as they are soooo pigmented. I didn’t need to use a setting spray with the shimmers like I often like to do, they look great on their own. Despite the kickback, there was little fallout and all of the shadows blended seamlessly with very minimal effort. I was very dubious when I saw the kickback but once I saw these shades on my eye, It doesn’t bother me, a light hand is all that is needed!

All in all, an absolutely gorgeous palette and I can tell that it is going to become a staple item very quickly!

Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this palette! Have you already bought it – did it live up to your expectations? Are you dying to buy it and give it a try?

Thanks for reading, as always!

Chlo x

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    • BeingChloe173
      March 14, 2018 / 9:31 am

      Yayy! Glad it helped you decide, it’s my baby at the minute I won’t let my sister borrow it ? thanks for reading x

  1. March 14, 2018 / 9:31 am

    I have the Modern Renaissance Palette & I love it! I am not a fan of the suede packaging b/c even though it does look pretty, it gets dirty easily. I also don’t think I’ll get the Soft Glam palette b/c I have enough neutral palettes & the shades are not unique enough for me.

    • BeingChloe173
      March 14, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Yeah I agree, although it looks really pretty and I do love it I can see it getting so grubby! That’s fair enough, especially if you already have modern renaissance! I was dying to try an ABH palette ? thanks for reading x

  2. Lise
    March 14, 2018 / 9:51 am

    This looks like it would be more up my alley than the MR one was! Love the swatches of it. x

    • BeingChloe173
      March 14, 2018 / 11:47 am

      I think it looks much more wearable for every day than the MR! It’s so pretty! x

  3. BeingChloe173
    March 14, 2018 / 11:46 am

    I love it so much!

  4. March 14, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    I’ve wanted to purchase this palette since it came out but I’m just waiting for payday ? The shades look so beautiful! Great review, lovely.

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

    • BeingChloe173
      March 14, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks lovely! I did the same thing, was waiting to see if there were lots of good reviews first before jumping in 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
      March 14, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Me too they’re beautiful!

  5. Ruth
    March 14, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    When I initially saw this palette I had no interest whatsoever but the more reviews I see the more tempted I am!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 14, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      I love it a lot! Definitely recommend it x

  6. March 15, 2018 / 12:28 am

    I’ve had my eye on this palette as I love the modern renaissance once, the colours of this is sooo pretty!

    Lily | The Wellbeing Edit

    • BeingChloe173
      March 15, 2018 / 7:14 am

      It’s so beautiful I don’t want to ruin it ?

  7. March 15, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    These shades look so gorgeous! I really want to purchase an ABH palette so I think this may be the one I choose! Xx
    Andrea | Trxpical Andrea

    • BeingChloe173
      March 15, 2018 / 2:13 pm

      I hope you like it as much as I do!

  8. Brynn
    March 15, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    This palette looks amazing! I love the look of the mauve and shimmer shades! I’ll have to swatch this if I’m ever in store it looks amazing! x


    • BeingChloe173
      March 15, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      I’d definitely try it! It was my first ABH palette and I love it! Thanks for reading x

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 7:57 am

      It is expensive, I saved up for a while to buy it ?

  9. March 15, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    these shades are gorgeous ahhh

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:04 am

      I love them ?

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:07 am

      I love them so much ?

  10. March 16, 2018 / 8:35 am

    Im the same, Iv never got round to trying any of the ABH palettes. I like the look of this one, there seems to be a good mix of shades and finishes. I like it when they mix matte and shimmers. Im tempted by this one! Thanks for sharing x

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 9:32 am

      I always wanted to try them but it just never happened but I had to have this one! I’d say its very versatile and can be used for so many looks! Glad you liked it x

  11. Monica Lynn
    March 16, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Always looking forward to your posts and this one was no exception! ABH has some great shadows and although I got rid of my Modern Renaissance, I’ve been seeing this one everywhere and have been doing to get my hands on it!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Aww thankyou so much lovely, so sweet! Why did you get rid of MR? I would definitely try it if you can get your hands on it, its so beautiful x

  12. Siobhan Llinos Gale
    March 16, 2018 / 11:24 am

    I so need to treat myself to an ABH palette. I’m in love with how pigmented and beautiful the palettes are. The price is totally worth it IMO.

    Siobhan x | http://www.veganbabelife.co.uk

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 11:33 am

      I think its worth it, considering how long eyeshadow palettes last! In particular this one as a little goes a really long way!

  13. Vanja Bonny
    March 16, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    Oh my, it is really beautiful palette with all those gorgeous shades! 😀 I believe if you have this palette you can use it in so many occassions, for a day or glamm night out.:) Thanks for sharing! <3

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      I do think its very versatile and you can get lots of different looks with it! You’re very welcome lovely x

  14. March 16, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    That palette looks beautiful and swatches look fabulous, want to try an ABH palette so badly!x

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      I was dying to try one too! Took the risk and I love it so much x

  15. March 16, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    This palette looks amazing a great everyday palette!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      It’s definitely great for both Day and night!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      Me too they’re my favourites! Thanks doll ?

  16. Rabiya
    March 16, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    I struggle too with taking a good pic of the eye. And as I have dark eyes, it reflects everything. ?

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Honestly I’ve no idea how people do it?

  17. March 16, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I love how pretty the ABH palettes are, I’ve yet to purchase one myself and this one looks gorgeous. Stunning photo’s Chloe.

    Emma x

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      I know they’re so pretty! I was going back and forth for a while but finally impulse bought it haha! Thankyou sweet xx

  18. March 16, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Beautiful palette and good to know about kickback and “little goes a long way.” How would you compare with Tarte?

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      Yeah definitely use a light hand! I’m sorry I have never used a Tarte palette, even though I really want to buy some, But it is definitely on par with all of my higher end palettes and morphe palettes x

  19. March 16, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    I’ve been eyeing this palette up for soooooo long. Just look at those swatches!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      It is soooooo pretty!

  20. March 16, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I have so many eyeshadow palettes in my wish list and this is one of them, also the first one ‘ modern renaissance’. Thanks for reviewing this always love a good makeup review!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      My wish list is massive haha, I need to restrain myself from buying more!

  21. March 16, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    This is such a pretty pallette, the shades are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing Chloe ?? xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Its stunning! You’re welcome Bexa xxx

  22. March 16, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    This is so pretty! I’m absolutely terrible at makeup but you make it look so easy!!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      I am by no means an expert, I just love makeup, its something I enjoy!

  23. March 16, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Love how you have written this review, it’s great! Those colours are beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Lauren xx

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Aww thankyou lovely 🙂 x

  24. March 16, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Great post! I don’t own any Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes as of right now but I think this one will be my first, the shades are so pretty and I love a good gold haha

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      Golds are literally my fave! This was my first one too! love it x

  25. March 17, 2018 / 3:39 am

    Wow! Super nice make up…. I’m not good in doing make up…???nice to meet you dear ☺

    • BeingChloe173
      March 17, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks lovely, nice to meet you too 🙂

  26. March 17, 2018 / 7:10 am

    Such gorgeous colors! Would love to try this pallette.

    • BeingChloe173
      March 17, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      I would definitely recommend it lovely!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 20, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Thankyou so much lovely! xx

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