Review & Swatches: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Hey guys! How’s it going?

So today I thought I’d share with you my review of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. Sure this palette was reviewed by everyone and their brother… a year ago. Why not revisit this palette through a set of fresh eyes?

When this palette came out last year, I hemmed and hawed over it for ages. But each time I caved and was going to get it, it was sold out. Finally last month, I was at Sephora looking for something to treat myself to with the gift card my dad sent me for my birthday. I actually had my eye on the Subculture palette, but after swatching it in-store, I just wasn’t impressed and not feeling it. But I saw Modern Renaissance was in stock. I’d been on a palette no-buy for several months. I just have so many. But since it was for my birthday and I had a gift card, I finally pulled the trigger.

This palette retails for $42 and contains 14 shadows with a mix of matte and shimmer/metallic finishes. The shades are all very warm toned, which I like (most cool shades make me look washed out/sick). Lots of oranges, reds and magentas. at first I didn’t think I could create a variety of looks with this palette, but I was happily proven wrong.

The names of the shadows are:

  • Tempera (velvety beige w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Golden Ochre (earthy yellow w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Vermeer (iridescent shell w/ a metallic finish)
  • Buon Fresco (antique lavender w/ an ultra- matte finish)
  • Antique Bronze (metallic sable w/ a satin finish)
  • Love Letter (raspberry w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Cyprus Umber (dark coffee w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Raw Sienna (neutral amber w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Burnt Orange (deep orange w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Primavera (shimmery gold dust w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Red Ochre (sienna w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Venetian Red (crimson w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Warm Taupe (earthy gray w/ an ultra-matte finish)
  • Realgar (brick w/ an ultra-matte finish)

The formula of these shadows are really nice. They all feel soft to the touch. There’s some kickup/fallout, but nothing too ridiculous. And since I do my eye makeup first, it’s really a non-issue for me. Pigmentation is great in every shade… not a dud in the bunch, which is surprising as almost every palette out there usually has at least one shade that doesn’t perform as well as the others. But that’s not the case with this palette.

So how do they apply? Really nicely. The mattes blend out beautifully and the shimmer/metallis shades apply great on the lid regardless if you use a brush or your fingers or apply wet or dry. They wear well throughout the day with no fading or creasing (but I also always wear a primer/base underneath so shadows can reach their full potential).

To sum it up, yeah I’m very impressed with this palette and glad I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it. If you’re looking for a super warm tone palette with shades like this or if you’ve been on the fence like I was about this palette, I definitely recommend checking it out.

Ok that should do it!  Do you have this palette? Do you want this palette? Sound off below in the comments!

As always, thank you all so much for reading! I’ll see you again soon in my next post!

7 thoughts on “Review & Swatches: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

  1. I actually enjoy reading “late” reviews on products that were reviewed by everyone a while back – I think it’s when I see 100 people review the same palette right after release that I start tuning them out, because it gets repetitive.

    I keep flip flopping between whether I want to buy this palette or not (after finishing my palette no-buy for 2017)…the colours are absolutely gorgeous and the quality seems top-notch, but I don’t know if I’d actually get much use out of the pinky shades?

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