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. Is it worth the money?


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.


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.


Okay so lets 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 for 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 eyshadow, please let me know in the comments. The struggle is real.

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  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



    • 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 πŸ˜‚ 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 πŸ˜‚ 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 πŸ™‚

    • 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 πŸ˜‚

  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 πŸ’—

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:07 am

      I love them so much πŸ’—

  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! πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ’—

  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. πŸ˜‚

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Honestly I’ve no idea how people do itπŸ˜‚

  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 β€œlittle 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 β€˜ 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 πŸ’•πŸ˜˜ 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 πŸ™‚ 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…πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•nice to meet you dear ☺

    • BeingChloe173
      March 17, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks lovely, nice to meet you too πŸ™‚

  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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