I had never purchased an Anastasia eye shadow palette or any singles before and after i bought this one i fell in love, compared to my usual too faced chocolate bar palette this one is even more blendable and all the colours are so beautiful and easy to create any look with
Palette de haute qualité. Les fards sont de très bonne qualité, pigmenté et facile à travailler sur les yeux. Beau choix de couleurs de jour et de soirée.
I've never bought anything from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I had heard amazing things about this palette, and had heard that it was hard to get, but I procured mine easily from the Sephora website.
The palette is beautiful. The outside is a very pale, dusty pink shade, and the fabric feels like a sort of velvet or velour. It does show smudges easily, but I keep my fingers very clean, so I don't think this will be a problem for me personally. The inside has a very nice-sized mirror as well as a dual-ended brush -- one side is a sort of fluffy blending brush for the crease, and the other can be used to pack colour on the lid or smudge colour along the lash line. The bristles are very soft, however I don't find that the brush performs as well as some of the others in my collection -- and my brushes are drugstore brands.
The eyeshadow colours range from neutral to warm. There are fourteen shades in total, and because it is the Modern Renaissance palette, the shades are named after famous artists. Here, I have a brief description of each shade:
Tempera: The palest colour in the palette, it's a sort of the palest peach you can imagine. It's one of the ultra-matte shades and works well as a brow-bone highlight on my skintone.
Golden Ochre: Ultra-matte. This is a soft sort of sand colour, kind of like the shade of sandy blonde hair. When I wore a blonde wig on Halloween, I actually used this shade to tone down the darkness in my brows.
Vermeer: Satin. This is the palest of champagne shimmers, and works well on the lid or as an inner corner highlight. It's really, really beautiful.
Buon Fresco: Ultra-matte. This shade reminds me of the outside of the palette because it, too, is a very pale dusty pink. It's definitely a cool-toned pink, but it complements the warmer pinks very nicely.
Antique Bronze: Satin. This is sort of a purple brown, or a maroon. It works really nicely with Buon Fresco, or with some of the browns in here. It pulls more brown or purple depending on what you pair it with.
Love Letter: Ultra-matte. This is a really rich, berry pink shade. You can create some more dramatic looks with this because it's so deep in colour.
Cyprus Umber: Ultra-matte. This is a dark brown, neither too cool or too warm. You can build up to a nice smoky eye by pairing this with some of the other browns, or even pair it with some pinks.
Raw Sienna: Ultra-matte. This is a good transition shade for light to medium skin tones because it's not too dark, and it's very buildable. It's a good neutral shade to build around.
Burnt Orange: Ultra-matte. This is also a good transition shade, but compared to Raw Sienna it's much more warm in tone. This is good if you're planning on working with some of the warmer tones in the palette later.
Primavera: Satin. Similar to Vermeer, but with a touch more of a golden undertone to it. Another good one for all over the lid or as an inner corner highlight.
Red Ochre: Ultra-matte. A dark red-brown, sort of a dark rust colour. It's stunning! Looks good with browns, oranges, or both.
Venetian Red: Satin. At first I wasn't sure, but there's definitely some very fine glitter in this shade, whereas the other satin shades are just shimmer. This is definitely a fine glitter. It's more red than Love Letter, and less brown than Red Ochre, but works well with both.
Warm Taupe: Ultra-matte. Another transition shade, but this one is very cool-toned, despite its name, especially next to the other transitions in this palette.
Realgar: Ultra-matte. If I described Red Ochre as a sort of dark rust colour, then this is a true rust. It's orangey-toned, through and through. It's very unique and very wearable.
All of these shades perform wonderfully. They're all smooth, pigmented, and blendable. They do kick up some dust, but that's only because they're so soft and pigmented; the softer the shadow, the more kick-up you'll have. That's actually a good thing! If you're mindful of only picking up a small amount on your brush at a time, and always tapping off the excess, you shouldn't have any problems. This is the perfect palette.
I loveee this palette! I bought it mainly for the 2 burgundy/cranberry shades, but honestly I love all the colours! They blend out so nicely and extremely pigmented! I highly recommend!
This is quickly becoming one of my most used palettes. The shades in the palette aren't like the common nude shades that are in many palettes. While it does consist of some basic shades for an everyday look, it's not difficult to venture out and create more bold looks. I'm not a big fan of the kick up of the shadows each time I use the palette but the pigmentation and how easy it is to blend makes up for it.
This palette is sooooo good! Of you like pink,red and warm eyeshadows you can't go wrong. The formula is amazing so creamy, pigmented and they blend so well ! This is my favourite eyeshadow palette. I totally recommend it !!
This palette was so hard to get a hold of! I finally did and I'm so glad! Its the only palette I've been using lately. It has such pretty colours and they shadows are pigmented and blendable! My favourite shades are Realgar and Venetian Red! Honestly just try this you need it in your collection!
I really love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. The colours are amazing and look extremely flattering. The formula of the shadows is very high quality. They are very pigmented so you need very little to complete an eye look. They blend very well. The only things I do not like about this palette is the kick up from the shadows but I can look past that because it is a very nice palette. Also I wish it had a few more brown/ neutral shades. If you are looking for a warm eye palette this is the one for you! The red colours in this palette are beautiful. The packaging is okay and I haven't used the brush that it came with too much.
I bought the ABH Modern Renaissance pallette on a whim because of the gorgeous colours. That was one of the best impulse buys of my life. The colours are ridiculously pigmented, very easy to blend, and extremely versatile! i use it almost every day because you can do so many looks with it. Worth every penny! The only downside is that it is expensive so that's why i put 3 stars for price.
This is by far the best palette I've ever owned. The colours are absolutely stunning, and there is a perfect mix of mattes and satins, and has some of my favourite transition shades. The shadows are so pigmented and creamy, they blend perfectly together. I'm not really a fan of the brush it comes with (probably the only thing I don't like) as I find it rough, but other than that this palette is PERFECT.
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