I was cruising around online the other day when I discovered the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow palette. I was drawn to it immediately as a palette that had the perfect marriage of neutrals and purple/berry tones. Purple is my favorite color and berry tones look best on my fair skin and brunette hair so I knew this was going to be the palette of my dreams. I am so glad I picked it up and today I’d like to share it with you!
This palette is so gorgeous! It contains 14 shades in a variety of finishes that are so complementary to each other. The shadows are Tempera (beige with an ultra-matte finish), Golden Ochre (earthly yellow with an ultra-matte finish), Vermeer (iridescent shell with a metallic finish), Buon Fresco (antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish), Antique Bronze (metallic sable with a satin finish), Love Letter (raspberry with an ultra-matte finish), Cyprus Umber (dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish), Raw Sienna (neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish), Burnt Orange (deep orange with an ultra-matte finish), Primavera (shimmery gold with an ultra-matte finish), Red Ochre (sienna with an ultra-matte finish), Venetian Red (crimson with an ultra-matte finish), Warm Taupe (earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish), Realgar (brick with an ultra-matte finish). The palette also comes with a double-ended shadow brush.
Besides loving berries and neutrals I wanted this palette because it was very cohesive. I am often drawn to a palette because the display of colors is striking to me in some way. Maybe there are one or two colors that are grouped in such a way that they really pop and it draws my eye in. In this case, I love that there are a good mix of satins, mattes, and metallics and they all look beautiful together. I have found that I am even loving some of the orange-reds in the mix, which are so complementary to the berries and neutrals. You can wear them in a way that does not come across as over-dramatic, just really beautiful!
The formula here is so pigmented and the shades blend really well, They are creamy, don’t have fallout, and so beautiful. Like I mentioned earlier, there are no oddball shades in the bunch so I really do see myself using the whole palette. It is easy to create neutral daytime looks and smoky/dramatic nighttime looks with this palette. You can really take it anywhere! This has quickly become a favorite palette of mine and at $42 it’s a couple bucks cheaper than a lot of the other palettes I own. My only gripe is that I don’t love the cardboard packaging. I wish it was something a bit more substantial. But other than that small detail this is the palette of my dreams!
Have you picked up Modern Renaissance yet? What do you think?
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