If you’re well-versed in what’s-what in the beauty community you’ll agree with me when I say that a new eyeshadow palette is released practically everyday. It’s become pretty rare for me to get excited about a product because of this. Then I saw the leaked photos of Soft Glam. After the whole Subculture drama (YouTube this palette and you’ll understand what I mean), ABH was probably eager to reestablish the high quality reputation of their former Master Palette by Mario and Modern Renaissance palettes.
Soft Glam Basic Info
The palette features 14 eyeshadows: seven are brand new, three are from Modern Renaissance, and two are founder Anastasia Soare’s favorite single shades. The formula is just like MR’s: a little bit of kick-up but the shadows are pigmented and blend out themselves. If you’ve always wanted to try an ABH palette but MR seemed a little bit out of your comfort zone, SG is the more manageable sister. These are the shades and their tones:
- Tempera- ultra-matte velvety beige
- Glistening- iridescent gold with a hint of pink reflect
- Orange Soda- ultra-matte pastel peach
- Rose Pink- rose gold with a soft pink iridescent hue
- Sultry- satin metallic finish warm chocolate brown
- Bronze- metallic gold bronze
- Mulberry- ultra-matte mulberry
- Dusty Rose- ultra-matte dusty lilac
- Fairy- multi-dimensional light gold
- Burnt Orange- ultra-matte deep orange
- Sienna- ultra-matte earthy brown
- Rustic- ultra-matte deep cinnamon brown
- Cypress Umber- ultra-matte dark coffee
- Noir- ultra-matte deep carbon black
Below I created four different looks, two for day and two night. I made these looks relatively simple so they’re easy to recreate. If you don’t want to buy the palette, you can create these looks with other shadows you do have!
Day Look 1
Step 1: Orange Soda as my first transition shade in the crease. Step 2: Burnt Orange right below and blended upwards into Orange Soda. Step 3: Sienna in the outer V and blended up. Step 4: Glistening all over the lid.
Day Look 2
Step 1: Dusty Rose all over the lid. Step 2: Rose Pink patted on top with a wet brush (I don’t suggest using glitter glue for this look). Step 3: Orange Soda in the crease and blended into Dusty Rose. **TIP: You can easily do these steps the other way around, your call.
Night Look 1
Step 1: Burnt Orange in the crease as the first transition shade. Step 2: Sienna as the second transition shade blended up into Burnt Orange. Step 3: Cyprus Umber in the inner and outer corner and blended through the crease to create a halo eye (this is not a good representation of what that should look like LOL). Step 4: Bronze (with a glitter glue or wet brush, whatever your technique is) in the center and the edges blended into Cyprus Umber. **TIP: make sure to spend time blending everything seamlessly, it’s essential to create this kind of look. This isn’t my best example of how it should be.
Night Look 2
Step 1: Burnt Orange in the crease as the first transition shade. Step 2: Rustic right under Burnt Orange and blended up into the crease. Step 3: Mulberry in the outer V and blended up into the crease, but most of the pigment concentrated on that outer V. Step 4: Noir layered over Mulberry. Start with the tiniest bit and build until you reach the intensity you want. Step 5: Sultry (with a glitter glue) all over the lid and blended well into the crease and outer V.
What are my thoughts exactly?
I adore this palette. Although many equate “neutral” to “boring”, I think this palette is far from that. It’s not the most original concept out there, but that doesn’t take away from the high quality of the shadows which is what matters most. Her shadows tend to be powdery and have a little bit of fallout, but if you do your eyeshadow before your other makeup it shouldn’t matter. The looks I created are super flattering and can go with anything I’m wearing. If you’re looking for something neutral and that’s an easy day/night palette, I highly suggest this one.