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ABH Sultry Palette Review – Worth the Hype?

The New ABH Sultry palette was released on September 25th and it is absolutely beautiful! The Sultry palette is probably my favourite of all the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes.

It’s a limited edition for the holidays, but hopefully, Anastasia Beverly Hills will change its mind about that and keep it going.

The palette has a beautiful mix of matte and metallic finishes in mostly neutral colours! In case you don’t know, I’m all about that neutral and nude makeup:) And check out that packaging!

It has the same vibe as all the other Anastasia Beverly Hill palettes, only in a different colour. I love how all the palettes work together!

ABH Sultry Palette

sultry packaging

ABH Sultry is a cool-toned eyeshadow palette and perfect for those who love smokey eyes. The colours are simply breathtaking. My initial reaction when I saw the palette was that it reminds me of the Naked 2 palette. However, a much better version for a number of reasons. Don’t get the wrong idea, I love the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, however, next to Sultry, well…it pales in comparison.

abh sultry

Firstly the square shape of the eyeshadows is so much more practical than the Urban Decay trademark rectangle. Another reason is that the colours of the Sultry palette are much more alive and richer than the UD Naked 2. When you put the 2 palettes next to each other, the Sultry makes the Urban Decay 2 look drab and missing some life.

The Colours

The palette comes in 14 shades. There are 7 matte shades and 7 metallics. The palette has twelve new shades and 2 recycled ones. They are all neutral colours with the exception of Bloom which is a pinkish/red colour.

What I found rather remarkable is how pigmented the colours are, yet still super easy to blend with little fallout.

Usually, when colours are highly pigmented they are usually harder to blend, especially matte colours. However, not the case. Anastasia Beverly Hills has got the balance just right which is something a lot of palettes haven’t yet managed!


This palette is perfect for a day look and a night look. It has the perfect combination of colours and lots of glitters to give you that dazzle. It’s easy to use and basically perfect in every way!

My biggest problem with the palette is choosing which colours to use for my makeup look, simply because, I want to use them all!

Is Sultry worth the hype?

The answer is, a big resounding YES! The ABH Sultry palette is worth every penny. Obviously, you need to know what colours suit you, and if you suit a cool-toned palette. If cool-toned palettes are your thing, then you will love this palette! The colours are highly pigmented, so easy to blend and the colour selection is simply beautiful.

The palette, in general, is very high quality which is something I have come to expect from Anastasia Beverly Hills. They certainly know how to do things!

I love this palette and I’m sure you will too, from the colour choice to the quality it won’t let you down!

ABH Sultry Palette has been discontinued. Check out other eyeshadow palettes here.

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

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  1. Hi Hollie, What a fab review. The Palette is simply gorgeous and I just love the names of the colors too. Love the fact that they blend so well. This will make it much easier and more natural looking when blending to just the right shade.

    This is the first time I have come across this cosmetic range. Do they only do color or do they also have a skin care range?

    1. ABH stands for Anastasia Beverly Hills and they are a makeup brand with some of the best eyeshadow palettes!

  2. Good afternoon Hollie,

    I love the colors of this ABH Sultry Palette, really very nice.

    This Palette gives the option for a day make-up and also a more dramatic night look. That, I think, is a feature worth mentioning. I find this a very nice product and will put it on my Christmas wishlist. Thank you for the tip.

    Regards, Taetske

    1. It is a beautiful palette:)

  3. I remember when strong colors like blue and purple were all the rage in eye shadow. As with shoulder pads and corsets, I think a lot of us look back on those days and wonder what we were thinking. I completely agree with you that the neutral colors are so much prettier in general. I’m not too familiar with the ABH brand, but this looks like a nice mix of colors here. Is this palette meant for a particular skin or eye shade, or do you think it could look good on pretty much anyone?

    1. Its meant for anyone who loves it:)

  4. Hey Hollie

    What a cute looking palette and I love the fact that the colours are quite neutral to make for easy blending. The steampunk and dystopian colours and names have definitely caught my attention! I love the fact that it has the day and night colours on the same palette which is handy as you never know when you might need it! 

    I think I’ll add this to my birthday wish list! Thanks for the review!


    1. Thanks for stopping by:)

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