The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette caused a real stir when it was first released and I immediately fell in love with the warm rich tones inside. It took a while before I was finally able to get my hands on it and let me tell you-it was well worth the wait.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette contains 14 eyeshadows, ranging in different finishes and most of the eyeshadows are warm leaning neutrals, with some pops of red and pink. Each eyeshadow contains 0,7 grams, combined to a total of 9,8 g.
I'm not the biggest fan of the packaging, which has a light colored velvety outside and could potentially get dirty fast (mine has been ok so far). There is also a double-ended brush included and it works better than most brushes included in such palettes. One side is perfect for packing on color or more detailed work and the other blends out eyeshadows well.
Closer look at the included brush:
I've tried two other palettes from the brand before (Master Palette by Mario & Self-Made Palette) and every time I use them I'm surprised and impressed with the level of pigmentation in the shadows and how easily they blend and layer. There's nothing different with this one – eyeshadows are buttery and smooth, but quite powdery, so I always tap the brush before taking it to the eyes, to avoid fall-out. I always apply eyeshadows over a primer, so I never noticed any issues with these eyeshadows fading or creasing.
The eyeshadows inside include:
Tempera is a light peachy beige with a satin-matte finish.
Golden Ochre is a medium olive toned mustardy yellow with a matte finish. Not the most inviting shade in the palette but it's beautiful as a transition shade in the crease.
Vermeer is a light iridescent pinky shell with a metallic finish.
Buon Fresco is a mauve/lavender with a matte finish.
Antique Bronze is a warm dark brown with a hint of red undertone and a satin finish.
Love Letter is a deep raspberry with a matte finish.
Cyprus Umber is a deep coffee brown with a matte finish.
Raw Sienna is a warm medium brown with a matte finish.
Burnt Orange is warm medium browned orange with a matte finish.
Primavera is peachy gold with a shimmery finish.
Red Ochre is a warm reddish brown with a matte finish.
Venetian Red is a crimson with a soft satin finish.
Warm Taupe is a medium warm brown taupe with a matte finish.
Realgar is a muted brick orange with a matte finish.
A couple looks using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette:
I've been using the palette for over a month now and find it to be very versatile. I think this one comes as close to having a perfect selection of eyeshadows as it gets (could the bottom row be any more perfect?). I would maybe swap out one shade for another warm shimmery golden bronze shade, but I feel like every other palette I own already has such a shade, so I don't mind it as much. This palette is also the first one that the brand has decided to release as part of their standard line, so if you're still deciding about purchasing it, you don't have to rush to get it. If you like warm eyeshadows this is a great addition with a selection of neutrals and pops of color which work beautifully year round, but particularly in the autumn and winter. I literally haven't used anything else on my eyes, except for once, when I was trying out a different product and keep finding new color combinations to play with in different looks. A big plus is also the fact that most eyeshadows inside have a matte finish and all of them work so well with each other, color and formula wise.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette is available online here and here.