The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette is my favourite palette of all time….end of story! Haha the shortest blog post in history ever. If like me, you are ensure it is worth the price tag of €52; I am here to tell you it is worth every penny.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – The Details
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette comes with a cardboard cover and inside you have a sturdy magnetic click case covered in a mauve purple velvet finished palette. I know loads of other bloggers have given out about this aspect (as it gets dirty really easily) but they are not anal like me. I keep it in the cardboard box all the time lol. It also adds a touch of luxury, especially for the Instagram shot!
When you open the box, the pinks, reds and oranges such jump out at you! There are 14 shadows in total.
The palette has covered everything from transition shade to a pop of shimmer. The only downside is the lack of a black but I can get over that, as I use corrupt from MakeupGeek (another brand you need to try) to cover that little mishap.
It comes with a dual ended brush; blending brush on one side and a flat shader on the other. It is one of the best brushes I have received with a palette to date. You also have a decent size mirror in the event you are caught on the hop.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – The Shadows
Just look at them, they are so beautiful! They blend like a dream and most importantly, last the distance. Some shadows have a bit more kickback and fallout; nothing too excessive, but then I use a very light hand. Others have found the fall out bad, all comes down to expectation and comparison against other palettes.
I will give a breakdown of each shade below.
Is a light, velvety soft peachy beige that has the smallest of sheen to it. This is the perfect shade to highlight your brow bone. Surprisingly it has really good colour payoff for such a sheer colour, I was pleasantly surprised! You could also prep your eye area with this shade if you wish. Personally I prefer a more matte finish.
Is a muted soft brown with yellow undertones. This is not fully matte, it has a very light sheen coming through but nothing too dramatic. The shadow is velvety soft, blends so easily and has good colour payoff. I use it as a transition shade.
Is a beautiful pink frosted sheen shade. It is so finely milled and soft. Once applied, it stays in place and gives such a lovely finish to the inner corners or as a more full on lid look. As I am a bit older, I sometimes worry about these type of finishes, however, I have to say not in this case. It applied so nicely and did not feel dry and more importantly did not highlight any crinkles.
Is a light mauve purple shade and is completely matte along with being one of my favourite shades. It has a more powdery texture than the other shadows yet stills blends out seamlessly and is a gorgeous colour. It is one of my favourites shades in the palette.
Is just a beautiful dark brown with a reddish undertone and a satin finish. This is the perfect colour for creating a pretty smokey brown eye. As per the other shadows it blends beautifully and can be built up with ease.
This gorgeous pink berry shade was the main reason I purchased the palette. I fell in love with the colour of it as soon as I seen it. I have not been left disappointed. Like Buon Fresco it is powdery but it does not impact on its performance. I always go in lightly and build this colour to my desired outcome and I have no issue with patchiness. I know some other bloggers found this to be the case but not for me!
Is a deep dark brown with a warm taupe undertone. I always use this shade to darken my outer v or as a soft liner look. It does not apply patchy which can happen with darker colours.
Is a medium golden brown matte shade. It applies much lighter than how it looks in the pan on initial application. It is light enough to be used as a transition shade but can be built up quite easily for defining your crease if needed. Another one of my favourite shades.
Another fully matte shade with that is medium orange toned. I use this quite a lot in my crease and on my bottom lash line. Again you can build it up to a much stronger colour if needed.
A beautiful warm gold shade with a metallic finish. It applies easily but is not as nice to wear as Vermeer in my opinion. The consistency is a bit dry and this just highlights any crinkles on your eyelids. I use it for highlighting smaller areas.
Is a dark warm reddish brown which like raw sienna requires you to build the colour up to reach the depth of colour as it looks in the pan. I don’t really mind this with darker colours, I prefer to build it up then having to fix a dark mess lol.
The second reason I wanted this palette so badly was for the venetian red. It is a deep red with warm undertones and mostly matte (there is a slight shimmer). Again it is not as pigmented once applied as it looks in the pan so this may frustrate others. It also has the most kick back. I can forgive it all though as it is beautiful shade.
This is the least used shade for me and that is because I am not a lover of the this type of grey/brown shade on my skin tone. It just does nothing for me but I know others love it! The shadow performs just as well as all the others, its just not my cup of tea. I might and try it as a contour for my nose…mmm not sure how it would work out but I think I will give it a go. I will keep you posted lol
This a brick orange shade and is really nice to use in the outer v or to darken up the crease area. It is matte but has a light sheen to it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – The Swatches
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – Sum it Up
So its obviously clear that I absolutely love this palette. This is my best buy to date and that is saying something! I know a lot of products get a cult status, however in this case it is well deserved. You all know I like my bargains and I don’t agree with having to pay a fortune for every product. In some cases it is worth it!
Have you got the palette? Do you love it?
Until Next Time