Whenever makeup mogul Anastasia Soare and her daughter Norvina hit the beauty lab, it's a given that they're going to cook up something breathtaking. Breaking the internet as do all products from the brand, the highly anticipated Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette shook beauty lovers as soon as it made its debut. Created as the evening sister palette to ABH's daytime-friendly, best-seller, the Modern Renaissance palette, the Subculture shadows made for one of the biggest summer 2017 beauty launches.
As excited as fans were to get their hands on this newbie, all of the hype wasn't without its share of controversy. A bad batch that wasn't pressed hard enough led to ABH giving refunds to customers for Subculture palettes that were excessively dusty with fall out galore. Manufacturing errors may have led to negative reviews, but that didn't stop Subculture from being heralded as a unique must-have. With intense pigmentation and an incredible mashup of warm, cool, matte, duochrome, and metallic tones, it's truly in a lane of its own.
ABH may have struck gold with this set of grungy-glam shadows, but if mixed reviews keep you from biting the bait, there are plenty of dupes equally as praise-worthy.
Muted blues, peachy hues, and doses of sparkle made Subculture an instant hit. But these 21 singles from other popular eyeshadow brands are as close as it gets to the real thing, minus all of the hooplah.