Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kara ES07 (Subculture Alternative) Swatch and Review

Kara ES07 Subculture Affordable Alternative
Kara ES07

The Kara ES07 has a similar color scheme as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette. I've been going back and forth with the Subculture palette after all the controversy. Initially, I didn't like the colors and wasn't sure how I would wear them, but I started seeing some beautiful looks that peaked my interest. When alot of influences kept saying the Subculture palette wasn't "beginner friendly" I decided not to pick it up and try the ES07 palette first.

I bought this palette on Ikatehouse for 14.99$, this was my second Kara 35 eyeshadow palette and I hoped it would be similar quality. When it arrived, I couldn't wait to swatch and try it. If you're a beauty blogger you know the feeling of waiting until you get you're product shot...before playing with a product. I quickly fell in love with this palette, and the colors. Now, I'm putting the Subculture palette back on my wishlist because I would like to try it. 

The shimmers are very foiled, and I wear them both with or without a setting spray. The mattes are creamy, blend very nice, are are very pigmented. I have no issues with the staying power for these shadows. I always use a primer, mostly a Mac Paint Pot. 

The Kara 35 eyeshadow palettes comes in the generic black plastic packaging, but it does have a mirror and the palette name is printed on the front. I'm so happy I picked up this palette, and it's quickly become a favorite. 
Kara ES07 Subculture Alternative
ES07 Swatches
Kara ES07
Kara ES07


14 comments:

  1. The pigment looks really good and there are so many more eyeshadows in this that the subculture palette!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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  2. The tones in this are very similar to subculture you're right! I don't think I'd use subculture enough for the price and this might be a good alternative to consider!
    Helpless Whilst Drying xx

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  3. This looks like a really great affordable alternative to Subculture! xx

    Beautylymin

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  4. I don't know the brand, but the shadows look gorgeous <3 I love these kind of shades x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  5. Oh I definitely get subculture vibes from this, great way to see if you'd like the real thing!

    The Makeup Directory

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  6. Oh wow! This was an excellent alternative to Subculture. The quality looks better! What a great purchase. It's perfect for Fall.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. What a gorgeous alternative to the Subculture palette! It looks like it'll be perfect for Autumn xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  8. This palette looks amazing! The fall colors are so beautiful and such a great price too! XOXO

    www.sipsandstyleblog.com

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  9. This seems like a much better alternative, especially because you get more shades to work with! Subculture didn't appeal to me much but this one looks a lot more useable x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  10. This looks like a much better alternative to the Sub Culture palette. Thanks for sharing! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  11. Honestly, this looks WAY better than Subculture! I can definitely see myself getting a hold of this!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  12. Wow! These look pretty good and you get more shades than the subculture palette! It's a win win! Xx

    Toni | sheergloss

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