REVIEW: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette 

 

I finally have my hands on this palette! After having no luck finding it at my local Sephora, and the Sephora in Montreal, I ordered it online. (At 6:30 in the morning, no less.) The eye shadow palettes I currently own have cool tones. I’d been searching for a warmer-toned palette for a while, and the colours drew me to this one.

The Packaging

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance comes in a pink box with white lettering. The palette itself has a pink velvet cover. This palette may be difficult to keep clean, but time will tell. The double-ended brush is a good size, but does not feel as smooth compared to other brushes I own.

The Eyeshadows

The 14 shadows in this palette are an array of reds, taupes, and other earthy tones. This is the first warm-toned palette I bought. The colour selection is what initially drew me to this palette.

Below are swatches of the colours:


From left to right:

  •  Tempera – Matte beige
  • Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with a matte finish
  • Vermeer – Metallic iridescent shell
  • Buon Fresco – Matte lavender
  • Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish
  • Love Letter – Matte raspberry
  • Cyprus Umber – Matte coffee
  • Realgar – Matte brick
  • Warm Taupe – Matte earthy beige
  • Venetian Red – Matte crimson-red
  • Red Ochre – Matte sienna
  • Primavera – Metallic shimmery gold
  • Burnt Orange – Matte orange
  • Raw Sienna – Matte neutral amber

The Wear

In the pan, these eyeshadows appeared powdery in texture. I worried that they would flake. After applying the eyeshadows to my lid, the shadows stayed vibrant and did not flake. These shadows are pigmented. The texture is surprisingly buttery and smooth. The shimmery shades may need an extra application, but the colour payoff is excellent.

This palette delivers a new spin on neutral colours. These neutrals mix with pops of red, orange, and pink.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance is available on Anastasia Beverly Hills official website for $42. It is available from Sephora’s official website for $55.

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