Now let’s talk about the most talked Eyeshadow Palette for the last two years! Yes, I’m talking about the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, I’m sure everyone heard, has seen or owned this palette.
When this palette came out it was so overhyped everyone wanted to get their hands on it and let me tell you it was a real struggle getting this palette!
Ant this is how it looks! Let’s start with the packaging! The packaging is a soft velvet pink and in white, it says Modern Renaissance and underneath in gold the signature Anastasia Beverly Hills writing.
I think that the packaging is absolutely beautiful and so feminine! Now the cons of this packaging it gets really easily dirty and if you don’t like touching fuzzy things then you won’t like this one. Still, if you are careful you would be able to keep it clean! I somehow managed to keep this baby clean looking, I had to be careful every time while using it but still it’s worth it to me just because I like to keep my makeup as clean as possible!
Ant this is how the inside looks! As you can see it has very bright and out there colors! And if you are not a fan of that then you might consider skipping on this one! Anyhow this palette is right up my alley I like all of these bright reds and pinks.
The palette includes 14 shades and a dual-ended brush and it retails for $ 42.
Let’s talk about the eyeshadow quality! Now to begin I have to say that these shades are extremely pigmented which can be a good thing and a bad thing. At first, that threw me a little away because I wasn’t used to such formulation but once I figured it out I had no problems working with it. Even though the eyeshadows are so pigmented they do blend really good just like I said above if you are not used to this kind of eyeshadow formula then it might take you a little to figure this palette out but trust me it is worth it 😉
As far as the fallout goes, I won’t lie, these eyeshadows have a lot of fallout, in the pan and while applying. You have to be really gentle while loading your brush in the pan and make sure you do your eyeshadow first and then your face makeup and you won’t have any problems with it.
The lasting power of the eyeshadows isn’t bad as well, although I have to say that other eyeshadows like the Tarte ones or my Colourpop eyeshadows last longer than these, and I don’t have oily eyelids or anything just boring normal ones, so that can’t be it!
Let’s get to some swatches!
This is the first row in the palette, and it includes these shades:
Tempera – a cream eyeshadow with a matte finish ( you can’t really see it in the picture because it blends with my skin tone)
Golden Ochre – light yellow-brown with a matte finish
Vermeer – iridescent shell with a metallic finish
Buon Fresco – a lavender shade with a matte finish
Antique Bronze – a chocolatey bronze with a semi-metallic finish
Love Letter- a raspberry shade with a matte finish
Cyprus Umber- Dark neutral brown with a matte finish
And this is the second row in the palette.
Raw Sienna- a light amber shade with a matte finish
Burnt Orange- an orange-brown shade with a matte finish
Primavera- shimmery light gold with a metallic finish
Red Ochre- a deep red with a matte finish
Venetian Red- a crimson shade with a matte finish
Warm Taupe- cool-toned brown with a matte finish
Realgar- deep orange with a matte finish.
Now keep in mind that my lighting really sucks and the shades look more vibrant in real life…
Here’s another closer look of the shade swatches!
These pictures show the color truer to what they look like in real life.
In conclusion, what do I think of this palette? Well, I don’t think that this palette is my favorite but I still love it, and I don’t regret buying it! I love the color selection it is so unique and I understand the hype surrounding this palette. I can create a more natural look with this palette and I can go really bright and bold at the same time.
I don’t think that this palette is very beginner friendly because of the insane pigmentation of the eyeshadows as a beginner you won’t be able to control the application.
But still if you really like the color scheme and want to see what’s all the fuzz about this palette and you are a beginner that shouldn’t stop you from getting this palette, after all, makeup is something that you can just take off if you don’t like the way it looks and with practice you get better.
Would I recommend this palette to a friend? YES, I WOULD!
What do you guys think about this palette? Do you already own it? Would you consider buying this?