One of the most hyped palettes at this moment is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. ABH has released a few other palettes before but this one is the first to be included in the permanent collection. There are fourteen shade in the ABH Modern Renaissanc Palette, including neutral and berry tones. I’m going to review this palette and give you my opinion if this is worth the hype.
The ABH Modern Renaissance Palette comes in a dusty rose box, which is a nice change of the black box that you normally get with Anastasia Beverly Hills products. The box displays the palettes name and the ABH logo. I can always appreciate the simplicity and modern look of the ABH products. The palette itself has the same shade and look as the box, made of thick cardboard coated with suede. The suede coating makes the design of the palette very unique but I’m not sure if it’s really practical. It gets dirty very quickly and some people like my hubby hate the suede texture. I teased him by letting him touch the palette with his eyes closed and he was definitely not amused lol.
The back of the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette shows information like ingredients of the individual shades among other things. The back of the box also displays an embossed picture of the palettes content. I was unsure about purchasing this palette because I already owned an ABH palette but quickly sold it due to the disappointing pigmentation. I heard that the shades in this palette had a different ingredient list compared to the other palettes. My theory is that they probably changed the formula to a higher quality since this palette is permanent, which in combination with the hype convinced me to get the palette.
The ABH Modern Renaissance Palette has a magnetic closure and a mirror. There are fourteen shades in total. Each pan contains ~ 0,56 grams of eyeshadow. There is also a double-ended brush inside the palette, one side for packing on the shadow and the other for blending.
The first row contains the eyeshadows as followed from left to right:
Tempera – Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish
Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
Vermeer – Iridescent shell with a metallic finish
Buon Fresco – Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish
Love Letter – Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
Cyprus Umber – Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
The second row contains the eyeshadows as followed from left to right:
Raw Sienna – neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish
Burnt Orange – deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
Primavera – shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish
Red Ochre – Sienna with an ultra-matte finish
Venetian Red – Crimson with an ultra-matte finish
Warm Taupe – Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish
Realgar – Brick with an ultra-matte finish
I first touched one of the eyeshadows Tempera for swatching and I seriously have never felt an eyeshadow this soft. The pigmentation of these eyeshadows are insane. They’re not equally pigmented but most of them are.
I created this look using the following ABH Modern Renaissance Palette eyeshadows: Tempura (base all over lid), Raw Sienna (transition shade), Love Letter (inner and outer 3rd of the lid), Primavera (middle of the lid), Venetian Red (crease), Cyprus Umber (outer V), Vermeer (inner corner highlight).
I’m so in love with this palette. The shades are super pigmented and blendable and very easy to combine. The only problem that I have with the eyeshadows is that there is a lot of fallout. I needed to tap my brush every time before applying the eyeshadow. I forgot it once the whole under eye area was covered with the eyeshadow. I don’t have problems with fallout during application after I tapped the excess off, so keep that in mind.
The ABH Modern Renaissance is in the permanent collection and available for €52,80 Euro at Beautybay.com.
Are you interested in purchasing this palette?