WTF is going on with the Subculture Palette?? | Comparing Eyeshadow Formulas and Ingredients

In order to fully understand the issue people are having with this palette, I recommend you want my video. I think I’ve discovered the reason why, and it clear as day if you ask me. In the video I share swatches, and a demo of me using the eyeshadows. No time? here’s the TL;DR : The Subculture Palette eyeshadows aren’t living up to Anastasia Beverly Hills reputation because they are a completely different formula. The are missing key ingredients that ABH shadows normally have. When one compares formulas, it’s clear as day, that missing ingredients are contributing to the issues people are having.

below I’m sharing the ingredients list I found on the ABH website. This is a pretty simplistic blogpost because the majority of the info is in my video itself, this is just what I couldn’t share in the video for time/clarity.

First up, we have Modern Renaissance. Just about every shadow in this palette has a slightly different formula, but since Warm Taupe is the most similar in color to what’s in the Subculture palette, that’s what I using as a basis of comparison to the matte shades; for the shimmer shades I’ll be comparing Vermeer and Primavera, which had the same formula.

SHADE: WARM TAUPE MICA, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZINC MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) <1512349>*CONTAINS CARMINE AS A COLOR ADDITIVE. 

SHADES: VERMEER, PRIMAVERA MICA, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC MYRISTATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL,

MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) <1512350> *CONTAINS CARMINE AS A COLOR ADDITIVE. 

And finally we have the Subculture palette:

 Matte Texture, AXIS, DESTINY, MERCURY, DAWN, ROWDY, FUDGE, ALL STAR, EDGE, NEW WAVE, ROXY, UNTAMED

TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA,

MAY CONTAIN: YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) *CONTAINS CARMINE AS A COLOR ADDITIVE.

 

SHADE : ADORN TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,

MAY CONTAIN/: MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

CUBE: TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,

MAY CONTAIN/: MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

And then lastly, for comparison sake, Here are two shadows that are in the ABH MR palette, that are also sold as singles with an slightly changed formula. This is what I’m talking about, a slight change isn’t a big deal, but Subculture isn’t a slight change, it’s completely different.

Standard ABH Love Letter

INGREDIENTS
DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, ZINC STEARATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL,

MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: (+/-) CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) <1510317>*CONTAINS CARMINE AS A COLOR ADDITIVE.

 

MAY CONTAIN/: MICA, CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) *CONTAINS CARMINE AS A COLOR ADDITIVE

Standard ABH Vermeer

INGREDIENTS
DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC MYRISTATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ISOPENTYLDIOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, TOCOPHEROL,
MAY CONTAIN/: MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

 

 

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  • Ew, talc. There’s nothing “wrong” with talc, but it’s a cheap filler and doesn’t blend or lay as well, in my experience. It’s used a lot in face products to absorb oil, for which it does a good job, but you don’t need oil absorbtion in eyeshadow! Thank you for laying out the ingredients, because you’re totally right.

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