Just a few months after blessing us with the Subculture Palette, Anastasia Beverly Hills is at it again with a new eyeshadow pallet. The Prism eyeshadow palette is comparable to the Subculture in terms of pigmentation, quality, and portability.
Unless you live under a rock, you probably know the drama behind Subculture’s quality issues. The Prism doesn’t seem to suffer the same problem! You might disagree, but I loved the Subculture pallet very much enough to tolerate the fallout which was a big issue for a lot of people.
The limited edition Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette offers 14 eyeshadow shades in the brand’s standard cardboard packaging. The palette is slim, portable, and light. It’s a perfect palette for beauties on the go! Checking the list of ingredients, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette has the same ingredients as the now-infamous Subculture palette, but the mattes feel denser, less powdery.
According to Claudia Sore, Anastasia’s daughter, the Prism brings together fun yet classic ultra-mattes, duo chrome and metallic finishes in one sexy palette. And if that’s not enough to make you hit the Checkout button, Claudia adds that first word that comes to mind after swatching this beautiful new palette is “rich.”
Eyeshadows Top Row
If you’re all about options, I’m happy to report that the palette has a great mix of mattes and shimmer shadows in neutral and jewel tones. Each pan contains about .7 grams or .02 oz. of product.
Lucid, Eden, Unity, Sphinx, Osiris, Sphere, Obsidian
Lucid is a beautiful white gold with a metallic finish. The shimmers are a little chunky and I’d recommend wetting your brush a little bit to get a decent color payoff.
Eden is a muted orange with a matte finish. Has excellent color payoff, and a little goes a long way! That said, the consistency is a bit loose, so it’s slightly dusty in the pan.
Unity is a pale yellow-orange with a matte finish. The color payoff is semi-opaque but buildable and blendable. I suggest dipping your brush carefully to avoid product kick up.
Sphinx, which is one of my favorite shades in the palette, is a dark reddish brown with a stunning metallic finish when dry and a pearlescent finish when applied wet. The consistency is smooth and dense!
Osiris is a cool-toned purple with flecks of plump glitter. The consistency is creamy-like that dries to a powder with a pearly sheen.
Sphere is a bright yellow. It’s a buildable matte with a soft and slightly powdery consistency. Obsidian is a neutral-warm black in a matte finish. The color payoff is a little on the sheer side although it’s buildable.
Bottom Row: Dimension, Parallel, Pyramid, Throne, Saturn, Eternal, and Lure
Dimension is a warm purple with silvery flecks. The consistency is a little dry compared to the other shimmers in the palette. Best applied with a dampened brush to pump up the bling.
Parallel is a gorgeous matte reddish-brown. It has a rich color payoff and a smooth consistency.
Pyramid is a beautiful gold with a standout metallic sheen. The sparkles are a little chunky so again with the dampened brush. You can also tap the color on the lids using your fingertip to avoid patchiness.
Throne is a pearlescent blackened teal with a green flash. It has a creamy consistency and opaque coverage.
Saturn is a rust-orange shade with a matte finish. The consistency is smooth and soft!
Eternal is a sparkly copper brown with a metallic sheen. It’s opaque in a single pass but only when you use a damp brush.
Lure is a neutral mauve with buildable coverage. The texture is soft and slightly powdery.
Is It Worth It?
In terms of quality, color range, color payoff and packaging, I’d say yes, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette is definitely worth the buy. The color range is quite impressive, I see myself coming up with different looks with this palette. Since the shades are flattering, they should suit both warm and cool toned beauties.
- Excellent pigmentation
- Excellent blendability
- Excellent consistency
- Great shade variety
- Good-sized pans
- Portable packaging
- Unique shades
- Some shimmer shades apply patchy
- Sparkles are chunky
- Limited edition (grab one while you still can!)
- Slight fallout
- Slight powderiness, especially the mattes
Across the board, the consistency of the eyeshadow shades is creamy and smooth, save for a couple of the shimmers. Pigmentation and staying power are outstanding. That said, I’ve observed that some of the shades are slightly powdery. This time around, Anastasia stuck to the old formula reminiscent of the ever-popular Modern Renaissance. I think it’s safe to say that Anastasia learned from the whole Subculture drama and listened to her customers!
Although the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette is a holiday palette, the shades are surprisingly versatile. What are your thoughts on ABH’s newest palette? Are you getting one? Hope over to the comment section!