When this palette first came out, I was unenthused. “Another warm palette… maybe I should pass.” But… such is the life of a makeup junkie. I finally bought it and I could not be more excited that I did! This will give you all of the details on this Anastasia Beverly Hills beauty, and my honest thoughts in this Modern Renaissance Palette Review.
*I purchased this palette on my own. This is in no way sponsored. There are some affiliate links below.
Modern Renaissance Palette Review
Oh my. This palette… I didn’t think I would love it as much as I do. I have always been a fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills and their products, especially their eyeshadow. But I feel like sometimes brands put out palettes with shadows that are less than in the quality department.
Do you feel me on that?
This palette retails for between $45-$65 and you can find it for sale here: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette.
It has 14 different eyeshadow, all except three of the shades are warm toned. You all know I am not mad at that at all because I live for warm eyeshadow. It also comes with a double-ended brush but I don’t ever use those brushes. The quality is decent, but the shapes are never anything that I reach for.
There are a variety of tans, champagne colors, pink colors, and of course warm reds, oranges, and browns.
The first row (swatched above) includes from left to right: (Descriptions from the ABH website)
Tempera – Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish: Pretty brow bone highlight or base color
Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish: Great transition shade
Vermeer – Iridescent shell with a metallic finish: Pretty lid color, especially with Antique Bronze
Buon Fresco – Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish: Great cool toned transition
Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish: Almost a copper bronze shade.
Love Letter- Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish: This shade is a drier formula than the rest of the shades, and is slightly difficult to blend even though it has a ton of pigment.
Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish: Pretty natural brown
The second row includes (from right to left):
Realgar- Brick with an ultra-matte finish: Again, another shade with a drier texture. This one is extremely pigmented and beautiful, but harder to work with.
Warm Taupe- Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish: Great cooler toned brown than the others.
Venetian Red- Crimson with an ultra-matte finish: Super pretty and unique reddish-purple
Red Ochre- Sienna with an ultra-matte finish: Gorgeous, ultra warm brown
Primavera- shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish: Really good all other the lid with some of the warmer browns or even Venetian Red
Burnt Orange- deep orange with an ultra-matte finish: This color just calls my name.
Raw Sienna- neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish: Good everyday color
Overall, I was really impressed with the quality and the formula of these shadows. There are some unique colors in there, but also the colors that you need for everyday. This is one of the only eyeshadow palettes I took to Las Vegas on our recent trip, and it had more than enough for me to do multiple looks with it.
There isn’t a black, but Cyprus Umber is dark enough that you could do a rich, brown smokey eye. The one down fall I have about this is the packaging. It’s like a faux suede material, which is pretty, but it gets dirty SO QUICKLY. I had to photograph this for the post before I touched it, because the minute I picked it up… smudge.
Otherwise, this was a total win for me.
Here is one of the looks I did using this palette. I have Tempera all over as a base and brow bone highlight. I have Buon Fresco as a transition shade. Then a combination of Warm Taupe and Cypress Umber to add depth on the crease and lid, also on the lower lash line. I have antique Bronze mixed with Vermeer on the lid, and I have a touch of Vermeer to brighten up the inner corners as well.
*Cheers to falling in love with makeup we didn’t know we needed*