As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to get my hands on it.
Usually, I definitely gravitate towards cooler-toned palettes, but as soon as this palette was announced and first pictures were released, I knew I had to get it. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance is a stunning palette with timeless colors. I don’t always feel comfortable wearing warm-toned colors, but these just looked way too beautiful for me to pass.
Here’s what ABH says about this palette:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. An essential eye shadow collection featuring 14 shades, including neutral and berry tones. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills first permanent palette, Modern Renaissance to create endless looks for daytime and evening. Highly pigmented, easy-to-blend formula.
This palette includes 11 matte shades and 3 metallic ones. It also ncludes a dual-sided soft bristle brush.
Tempera – Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish
Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
Vermeer – Iridescent shell with a metallic finish
Buon Fresco – Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish
Love Letter- Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
Realgar- Brick with an ultra-matte finish
Warm Taupe- Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish
Venetian Red- Crimson with an ultra-matte finish
Red Ochre- Sienna with an ultra-matte finish
Primavera- shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish
Burnt Orange- deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
Raw Sienna- neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish
What I love:
-the packaging is beautiful, love the dual-ended brush included here
-the colors in this palette are stunning. My favorites are Warm Taupe, Buon Fresco, Red Ochre and Realgar.
-in addition to warm neutrals there are also a few pinks and reds perfect for adding a little pop of color
-these eyeshadows are very nicely pigmented, long-lasting, and apply nicely
-the consistency of most of the shadows is smooth
-all colors included in this palette work really well with each other
What I don’t love:
-brighter colors like Love Letter need to be packed on to show off as bright as they do in a pan, but they do blend easily and are easy to work with. The texture of Love Letter was a bit rough and not as smooth as others.
-the texture of these isn’t as creamy as with my other palettes, it’s a bit more powdery. I don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing, especially if you have oily lids. Creamier formulas aren’t always as long-lasting as these shadows on my oily lids. The only problem with this is that the palette gets messy very easily.
-the shelf-life of this palette is 6 months, which I found a bit shocking. There’s no way that I’ll use it all up within next few months, so if you have sensitive eyes or eyes that are prone to getting infected, I’d be careful.
I am loving this palette and it definitely left me feeling impressed. I don’t really have anything similar in my collection and I’m sure that I’ll get even more use out of it during colder months. Other than the fact that these expire after 6 months of opening, I don’t really have anything bad to say about this palette. I love that all of these work so nicely together and even though this palette is very warm-toned, it’s quite versatile.
What do you think? Did you get it? Do you have your eyes on it?