Prism Palette has pros and cons


Devon Schroeder, Staff Writer

A part of its holiday collection, the Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup brand recently released its Prism Palette.

The palette includes 14 shades ranging from ultra-matte to duochrome. Compared to its “sister,” the Subculture palette that was released in July of this year, Prism is much more user friendly.

As expected with many ranging shades, the quality is more of a mixed bag. A few shades are known for being chalky (think ultra mattes deep black Obsidian and terracotta Saturn), but blend decently when used with a brush.

The shimmery shades only achieve full coverage with a dampened finger, but as many people already use this method, it’s not seen as a problem.

On the flip side, shades like Throne (a metallic blackened blue-green with multicolored reflect) and Dimension (a duochrome with silver gray with pink reflect) have amazing pigmentation.

Functionality depends on how people use the eyeshadows, as the palette contains many unique hues. Overall, this palette is a good blend of deep pigmentation and workability, and lives up to the brand’s name.