The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette is not only an incredibly popular palette but one that has been on my wishlist for the longest time. I was lucky enough to receive it for Christmas from my fiancé and have been playing around with it ever since, so today I thought I would share my thoughts on this palette with you.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette contains 14 eyeshadow shades mainly on the pink spectrum, with a few neutrals thrown in. Nearly every single shade is incredibly pigmented and smooth to the touch, with the exception of one, Venetian Red, which is slightly chalky and can need some building up.
I had always heard amazing things about Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes but I really wasn’t expecting them to be this smooth. They blend so easily together and you barely need any product to get a pigmented finish, exactly like I’ve found with their highlighters.
There are only two full-on shimmers in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette but this is something I actually love. I find a lot of eyeshadow palettes have more shimmers than matte shades so this is a nice change, and it means the shimmer ones really stand out against the matte shades in an eye makeup look.
The first six shades are the more neutral tones within the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, and consist of 4 matte shades and two shimmer shades. Tempura, Golden Ochre, Raw Sienna and Burnt Orange are all perfect everyday shades. The shades pictured above from left to right are:
- Tempura – a matte creamy ivory shade that’s super similar to my pale skin tone
- Golden Ochre – a matte yellow toned neutral shade, perfect to use in the crease
- Vermeer – a shimmer pale pink toned shade with a white shine to it
- Raw Sienna – a muddy brown toned matte shade
- Burnt Orange – a matte burnt orange toned shade
- Primavera – a champagne shimmer shade
The last 8 shades in the palette are definitely less neutral and lean towards the more pink tones, the tones that have me falling in love with this palette more and more every day. The shades pictured from left to right are :
- Buon Fresco – the most amazing matte lilac shade that looks perfect on its own, but also tones down a scary look with ease
- Antique Bronze – a chocolate brown shade with a cranberry shimmer that makes it look like a satin eyeshadow
- Love Letter – a deep raspberry pink matte shade, and my favourite in the palette
- Cyprus Umber – a charcoal brown matte shade
- Red Ochre – a deep brick matte red shade
- Venetian Red – a rich cranberry brick matte shade (is cranberry brick a shade?)
- Warm Taupe – a charcoal brown toned matte grey shade
- Realgar – a burnt orange matte shade
So, do I think the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette is worth the hype? 100%, without a doubt. Aside from the one shade I mentioned earlier every single eyeshadow is incredibly pigmented and so easy to work with. I have completely fallen in love with the formula.
I love how the range of shades is so unique, and completely different from everything else I own. I’ve been loving playing around with the shades creating different looks. However, I also love that there are neutral choices within the palette too.
The eyeshadows all last incredibly well too, even without a primer. I can happily apply these in the morning and I don’t have to worry about them smudging at all. If you haven’t tried this palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills I highly recommend it. I just wish I had picked it up sooner.
Have you tried this Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette? Have you tried any other Anastasia Beverly Hills products?