Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
Youtube introduced me to the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette, when I first came across it I wasn’t sure if it was going to be “me”. I’m a huge fan of purples and golds, if a palette has a purple in it then usually I’ll be buying it. This one it took me a few weeks to decide if I really wanted to give it a shot, I watched many videos and read many blog posts claiming this palette was a “must have” and one of the best palettes of all time. Obviously I wasn’t so sure if that was true or just paid hype.
I decided to take the jump and buy it, however being in the UK I was limited to either ABH’s website for which I was likely to pay customs or Beautybay or Cult Beauty, which is in the UK. I decided to buy from one of the UK companies, however the palette was out of stock for ages…..I remember waiting and waiting, I even joined the waiting list so I’d be emailed when it was back. I got the email to say it was back and I purchased it straight away. I bought mine in January of 2017, it appears to now be in stock on both Beautybay and Cult Beauty for those in the UK that want to get their hands on it.
Price: $42 (ABH website) / £41 (Beautybay / Cult Beauty)
Number of shadows: 14 (11 matte and 3 metallic)
First off I’ll start with the way it looks, I get what they were trying to create when they made the choice to make the outside felt. However because it’s so light in colour it gets dirty and full of the shadows very easily. It’s pretty but not really practical so if keeping your palettes spotless is a big thing to you then maybe this won’t be for you.
The shadows are stunning, there are some great transition shades (Raw Sienna, Warm Taupe and Burnt Orange) but the stand out colours for me are easily “Love Letter”, “Venetian Red” and “Primavera” they can really bring your makeup look to life!
The shadows blend beautifully and you can use them without it getting “muddy”, they are a little powdery so be careful to be gentle with tap off any excess shadow before putting it on to your eyelid.
Since getting this in January I reach for this more than any of my other palettes, I feel like I can create plenty of good, blended looks with this palette. I’ve found I can easily achieve day time or night time looks and I’ve really enjoyed playing around with it.
10/10 and I will be repurchasing when I run out.