Hi guys! Today I thought I would share with you my first impressions, swatches and look using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette! While this palette has been out for quite a few months now, it’s new to me. I knew this palette one day had to me mine after how hard I fell in love with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette. The shadow quality in that palette knocked my socks off.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette is mainly a warm toned palette, with a few cool shades added in to balance it out. It contains both fourteen eye shadows which contain mattes and shimmers. As long as these shades appeal to you, you have everything you need for several different looks in one place. While this palette had a summer release, it mostly screams “fall” to me (though I would wear these shades all year round).
The shadow quality itself is excellent. It reminds me of my beloved Self-Made Palette so I am one happy camper. The shadows kick off some dust so you just need to make sure you tap off your brush before application to avoid fall-out. All of the shades I’ve used to date are pigmented and very much blendable which makes application a breeze.
Swatches (First Row):
Swatches (Second Row):
I can’t wait to do more looks with this palette for you, but here is the first one that I did! I’ve done a few others but since it’s so dark in the mornings it isn’t ideal for photos. This is the look I wore out for dinner on my birthday last weekend!
Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm in Sensitive
Foundation: L’Oreal Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral
Powder: Maybelline Mate + Poreless Translucent Powder
Blush: NARS Deep Throat
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: TheBalm’s Mary Lou-Manizer
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renassiance Palette – Golden Ochre (transition), Burnt Orange (crease), Primavera (lid), Realgar (outer-v), Burnt Orange (outer-v, layered on top), Vermeer (brow bone) and Burnt Orange (under eye). Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner in Demolition (waterline). L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara (lashes).
Brows: NYX Eye Brow Gel in Blonde and L’Oreal Brow Sylist Plumper (clear)
Lips: Maison Jacynthe Lipstick 02 Bordeaux Matte (review on this coming soon!)*
As you can see, these eye shadows blended so beautifully together. I barely had to do anything to have them blend! Although I passed on the Master Palette by Mario (it went out of stock and I took that as a sign that I don’t need it, haha), I can’t wait to see what else Anastasia Beverly Hills comes out with for eye shadow palettes. I’m definitely deeply in love with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette!
What was the last eye shadow that knocked your socks off? Let me know in the comments down below!
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