Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes are some of the most raved about products. When they announced the release of their new Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette, I knew that I absolutely needed it! This is my first ABH eyeshadow palette and it definitely lives up to the hype! If you are interested in swatches and my first impressions of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, keep reading below!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Review
The external cardboard box is a light pink/purple shade with the name of the palette in white and a rose gold embossed ABH logo.
The palette itself is of the exact same design as the box, except that it is velvet. This gives it a very luxurious feeling, however it attracts marks almost immediately and I am currently storing it in the box as it is way too pretty to get any eyeshadow marks on! This velvet cover reminds me a bit of the first Urban Decay Naked palette however because the Naked Palette is darker, I never really notice marks on it.
The inside of the palette is a dark chocolate shade laminated cardboard which makes the palette incredibly light, making it perfect for travel. The palette has an internal mirror of a pretty decent size and there is also a double ended eyeshadow brush included. I don’t generally use the brushes that come inside palettes but I actually like this brush. They have also taken care with including fine details which give this palette a more luxurious feel. They have listed the shadow names in the rose gold embossing and also cleverly included a black ribbon underneath the brush that helps you take it out easily.
I do love the packaging and think this palette is incredibly gorgeous, however I just wish it wasn’t so attractive to marks.
I purchased this palette directly from the Anastasia Beverly Hills website for $42 USD, with international shipping of $14.95 USD. The palette contains 14 shadows and also comes with a double ended brush. Each shadow is 0.02 oz in weight and you receive 0.28 oz of eyeshadow in total. This palette is a little more expensive in comparison to previous ABH eyeshadow palettes, however within this palette you receive more shades. I find that this palette is reasonably priced as I would normally expect to pay around $15 – 18 USD for a higher end brand eyeshadow brush. Also the fact that the shadows are so pigmented means that you don’t need to use a lot of product to achieve a flawless eye look. The dark shades in particular only need the lightest of hand with your brush to achieve great pigmentation.
The palette contains 14 eyeshadows that are a range of berry and taupe shades. 10 shades are matte finish, 3 shades are metallic finish and 1 shade is satin finish.
Tempera is a beige matte shade
Golden Ochre is an earthy yellow matte shade
Vermeer is an iridescent shell metallic shade
Buon Fresco is an antique lavender matte shade
Antique Bronze is a metallic sable satin shade
Love Letter is a raspberry matte shade
Cyprus Umber is a dark coffee matte shade
Realgar is a brick matte shade
Warm Taupe is an earthy grey matte shade
Venetian Red is a crimson matte shade
Red Ochre is a sienna matte shade
Primavera is a shimmery gold metallic shade
Burnt Orange is a deep orange matte shade
Raw Sienna is a neutral amber matte shade
These shadows are extremely pigmented and are very easy to blend out. The darker shades in particular are so pigmented that when I first used them, I went from initially planning on a natural look to having to change to a dark smoky eye. These shadows are not exactly creamy but are of a more powder formula. This formula does create a bit of fall out but I only really noticed this with the darker shades.
With the use of a primer, I found that these eyeshadows stayed almost flawless for nearly 8 hours. As previously stated, the shadows are easy to blend out. The overall shades in the palette can create a variety of different looks from day to evening to even wedding makeup. I can imagine this palette creating stunning Indian bridal looks.
I really like this palette and the uniqueness of the shades! I do not own a palette with this colour range. The packaging is extremely beautiful but I will keep storing it in the box as I don’t want it to get any more shadow stains.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Swatches
These swatches were performed with my finger and with no primer or base. This definitely shows you how pigmented the shadows truly are. Keep in mind that these shades may look different on other skin tones.
Who else has this eyeshadow palette? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments below!
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