Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Review and Swatches6:03 AM
I don't really know how to properly introduce this palette because it is so incredible. I knew the second I saw it on Instagram that I had to have it. Luckily one of the lovely associates at a local Sephora Inside JCP pulled one for me and I got it before it officially hit shelves. I have been using it everyday since then and I am in love.
This palette has 14 warm and neutral shades that will allow to create dramatic looks or toned down looks for everyday. I included four sets of swatches for each row. The first two are without primer and I always try to include swatches of the shades blended out.
- Tempera: matte beige
- Golden Ochre: matte dijon mustard yellow. Seriously, though. This color makes me want a sandwich.
- Vermeer: iridescent light shimmery peach
- Buon Fresco: matte lavender
- Antique Bronze: sable with a satin finish
- Love Letter: matte raspberry
- Cyprus Umber: intense matte coffee brown
- Raw Sienna: matte tan
- Burnt Orange: matte light orange
- Primavera: shimmery gold
- Red Ochre: matte rusty red
- Venetian Red: satin crimson
- Warm Taupe: matte taupe
- Realgar: matte sunset orange
|Without primer and blended|
|Swatched over primer|
|Swatched over primer and blended|
I have only have one other Anastasia Palette, but this one blows it out of the water. I have a lot of other people say that the Modern Renaissance Palette is by far her best.
This palette is more expensive than previous ABH palettes at $41 and each shadow is 0.02 oz. The shadow pans are smaller than previous palettes, which had 0.025 oz of product per pan. The fact that you are paying $7 more for less product is upsetting, but on the flip side, I feel like the quality of this one is a little better than my World Traveler Palette. This palette is a permanent addition to her line (yay) and you can find it anywhere Anastasia Beverly Hills is sold. It does say limited edition on Sephora's site, so I expect they will not have it forever.
I would consider this an absolute must have. I have been obsessed with it and I will be getting my money's worth out of it. This isn't one of those palettes you buy and use for a week then toss aside. You will use it a lot. Or at least I will.
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!