Hello babs! Coming at you with a 2nd post today because why the hell not?! This one is long overdue because I’ve had this palette since my birthday which was back in September so I thought we should finally get round to talking about the ABH Modern Renaissance palette today… My sisters very kindly got me this for my birthday but I’m not sure where they got it from, what I do know is that it is £43 and is available on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website. (It used to be available on Beauty Bay but they don’t seem to have it on there anymore…)
The eyeshadows come in a rectangular cardboard packaging which has a dusty pink felt material all over the front and back. The name of the palette is in white lettering and the name of the brand is in rose gold lettering. On the back it has a black sticker containing all the ingredients and information about the palette. The palette flips open and has a magnetic shut mechanism. Inside it has a good size and great quality mirror and also comes with a dual ended eyeshadow brush (not a crappy one either).
I knew straight away that because of the material of this palette it was going to get very dirty quickly if you keep it amongst your makeup collection with it not being in its box (just something to bare in mind). Just from the first look at the palette you can tell that this is a warm toned palette as it has quite neutral and berry tones within it. I could also see that the palette has more matte shades in ratio to shimmer shades. The eyeshadows do not have a scent which is good if you are someone who is sensitive to scented products. I was so happy to see that the palette has a good quality mirror and was very impressed by the dual ended brush that we receive also as it does feel very soft. When I first played around with these eyeshadows on my eyes I noticed that they are creamy and very easy to blend on the eyes… swatching them was the same however there was one shade that was very rough to the touch and quite gritty, this was the shade Love Letter.
Side note: I have dipped in twice to do my swatches like I always do to get a good opinion on the shadows pigmentation with build 🙂
Lets start with the top row…
(Without and with flash)
Tempera – This is a cream matte shade which could be good to use to set an eyelid primer. Pigmentation 2/5.
Golden Ochre – This is a light brown matte shade which could be good to use as a transition shade in the crease. Pigmentation 3/5.
Vermeer – This is a champagne shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow bone highligh. There was slight kick-up in the pan with this shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Buon Fresco – This is a mauve purple matte shade. There was slight kick-up in the pan with this shade and the pigmentation is slightly patchy. Pigmentation 3/5.
Antique Bronze – This is a reddish brown shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
Love Letter – This is a berry pink/red matte shade. This one was very chalky to touch and there was slight kick-up in the pan. This is slightly patchy in pigmentation. Pigmentation 3/5.
Cyprus Umber – This is a dark brown matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Raw Sienna – This is a pukey brown matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Burnt Orange – This is an orangy brown matte shade which could be good to use as a transition shade in the crease. Pigmentation 3/5.
Primavera – This is a gold shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow bone highlight. Pigmentation 4/5.
Red Ochre – This is a burgundy red matte shade which is slightly patchy in pigmentation. Pigmentation 3/5.
Venetian Red – This is a pinky red matte shade which is slightly patchy in pigmentation. Pigmentation 3/5.
Warm Taupe – This is an ashy grey/brown matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Realgar – This is a deep orange matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
I do really like this palette and I definitely think the price is good for the amount of shades you get and the fact you get a really good dual ended eyeshadow brush as well. I love the shades in this palette and I love how easy they are to apply on the eyes as well. You can create a lot of different looks with this palette for sure! However, there are a few dupes out on the market though so if you don’t want to spend the amount for this palette then you can always get the I Heart Makeup Elixir Palette or the W7 Delicious Palette for way cheaper…
Thanks for reading!
- I have done a review on the dupe I Heart Makeup Elixir Palette if you want to check out how well it compares to this one… click here
- I have also done an Autumnal/Fall look using this palette as well on my blog if you want to check it out… click here
See you in my next post…
– Jessica x