ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE REVIEW

Anastasia Beverley Hills- Modern Renaissance Palette Review

I’m not cheap by any means…actually yes I am. So when I see a palette doing the rounds on all social media and its the utter rage, I get so tempted to just find it online and purchase it myself to see what the fuss is about. So imagine my cheap ass reaction when I went onto Cult Beauty and saw that the Modern Renaissance palette cost £41! ‘Are you having a laugh!?’ 14 colours for £41…. Nah, in the words of Justin Bieber, “WHAT DO YOU MEAN”. Logging off an accepting I will make do with my Morphe palettes, I tried so hard to not give the Modern Renaissance palette a second thought. But, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc just came shoving it in my face and seeing the gorgeous looks created on everyone who had the palette, I succumbed and bought it, even paying £7.95 for delivery to get it within 1-2 days! I really have some NERVE!

Thank you Jesus for subconsciously throwing this palette in my face at any given opportunity because it is so totally WORTH IT!

Anastasia Beverley Hills- Modern Renaissance Palette Review

PACKAGING

Insert the love heart eye emoji because this palette is stunning. The outer packaging is in a sleek pink rectangle box with Modern Renaissance inked in white bold writing with Anastasia logo imprinted below. The palette packaging itself is a soft faux suede, which is very different to most palettes out there. Good too look at and soft too feel, it becomes very unattractive after a while when you notice all your thumb and fingerprints of makeup staining it. From being centre stage in your makeup space to it being placed in your IKEA Malm drawer. It comes also with a mirror which is an added bonus and very travel friendly. Then a double sided brush which I have to be honest I haven’t really used as its quite stiff and picks up far too much product than is needed.

FORMULA

Highly pigmented, buttery smooth, easy to blend, must I really go on! The formula is one of the best I have applied to my eyelids! Please be light handed when picking up product because its so intensely pigmented a little goes a long way. I remember when I first used it, I put ‘Burnt Orange’ on my brush to use as a transition colour and it practically covered my whole eyelids, (and I have big eyes) so lightly dab your brush on the powders.

LONGETIVITY

Once on your lids with a good primer of course, because who actually puts eyeshadow on their lids without one? (No shade) the shadow is going nowhere! No settling into creases, no separation, just nicely put in place till you are ready to take it off. Bearing in mind I have only used this palette on special occasions (mostly night time) so I’m not sure if the same can be said if I wear it all day at work. I will do an updated review in the future.

Anastasia Beverley Hills- Modern Renaissance Palette Review

COLOUR

The Modern Renaissance contains 14 quality powders, 11 of them being matte shadows and 3 metallic shades. From eye watering berry tones, earthy mattes and blinging metallics, for me this palette is for your warm toned neutral lover who wants to up her game with more intense, rich, powerful warmer colours.

Anastasia Beverley Hills- Modern Renaissance Palette Swatch on Dark Skin

  • Tempera is velvety beige with a matte finish
  • Golden Ochre is earthy yellow with a matte finish
  • Vermeer is iridescent shell with a metallic finish
  • Buon Fresco is antique lavender with a matte finish
  • Antique Bronze is metallic sable with a satin finish
  • Love Letter is raspberry with a matte finish
  • Cyprus Umber is dark coffee with a matte finish

Anastasia Beverley Hills- Modern Renaissance Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

  • Raw Sienna is neutral amber with a matte finish
  • Burnt Orange is deep orange with a matte finish
  • Primavera is shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish
  • Red Ochre is sienna with a matte finish
  • Venetian Red is crimson with a matte finish
  • Warm Taupe is earthy grey with a matte finish
  • Realgar is brick with a matte finish

PRICE

Like I said above £41 from Cult Beauty and £7.95 for delivery, and I don’t regret it one bit. For the quality and precision of this beaut, its totally worth it. Yes you could possibly find great dupes, but for the complete feeling you get once you finally get your hands on this cult product cant compare to any dupe, and is why its very much deserving of the price they ask for.  

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Review

PROS

  • Highly Pigmented
  • Easy to blend
  • Non chalky
  • Suits all skin tones
  • Suitable to wear for all seasons
  • Travel Friendly

CONS

  • Fall out of product when dipping your brush
  • Faux suede of packaging can get easily dirty
  • Price (if you are not one to spend high amounts of eyeshadows)

INGREDIENTS

Tempera (Cdl8-227) Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <1510314> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Buon Fresco (Cdl8-375) Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Myristate, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) <1510330> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Antique Bronze (Cdl8-233), Golden Ochre (Cdl8-230), Burnt Orange (Cdl8-231) Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <1510315> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Love Letter (Cdl8-217) Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) <1510317> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Red Ochre (Cdl8-086) Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Myristate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <1510323> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Realgar (Cdl8-168) Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Zinc Myristate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <1510313> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Warm Taupe (Cdl8-242) Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742, Titanium Oxide (Ci 77891) <1512349> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Vermeer (Cdl8-222), Primavera (Cld8-234) Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <1512350> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Cyprus Umber (Cdl8-364) Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <1512351>

Venetian Red (Cdl8-226) Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <1512352> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

Raw Sienna (Cdl8-372) Ingredients: Mica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Myristate, Glycerin, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, May Contain: (+/-) Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <1512353> *contains Carmine As A Color Additive.

So as you can see this is a 5 out of 5 for me, regardless of the kick up of the product and the high price, I would still purchase this over and over again and I’m so glad its a permanent palette for Anastasia Beverly Hills. Who has this Palette and what are your thoughts? Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you in my next post.

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26 thoughts on “ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE REVIEW

  1. Man, I shouldn’t have read this post because now I am even more tempted to spend my money on another eye shadow palette I don’t need. Hmnmm thank you for such a good review, I’m not sure my wallet will agree with me. :,))

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      1. Yeah, I’ve heard about that, I’m not too keen on that idea either.. I think I’ll get ABH aswell, your swatches looked great! 👍😄

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  2. Laura! I hear you boy, when you can get a Morphe palette and have change from a £20 it’s hard to part with this kinda money on just one palette! The way I have been hinting about it I’m hoping it ends up as a present over this festive period! Great post, Love it! 😍

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