Is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette worth the hype?
IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO GET MY HANDS ON THE ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE… AND I CANNOT EXPRESS MY EXCITEMENT ENOUGH.
The palette consists of 14 creamy shadows, ranging from shimmering creamy/pinky tones to deep reds, vibrant oranges and rich mocha tones… and what a delight every single shade has been been to use. *If you’re looking to purchase this within the UK, you’re going to want to rush to Beauty Bay immediately before it’s out of stock again.*
Okay, so I have one small confession to make – I have the world’s biggest phobia of velvet so the packaging, although extremely luxurious, is an absolutely nightmare for me (I tend to grab the cardboard corners and try to flip the lid using another fabric as a barricade).
Besides this, the product cannot be faulted in the slightest.
As it was my first time using this palette, I knew that this look could have been improved, however, I was pretty pleased with the results.
To create this cut-crease, I blended ‘Golden Ochre’, ‘Buon Fresco’, ‘Venetian Red’ and ‘Love Letter’ along the crease, then defined the lid using a concealer and packed ‘Buon Fresco’ on top of this.
Completing the eye makeup look with a flick of Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and some Eylure falsies.
The second time I turned to the Modern Renaissance palette, I decided to create an orange/brown eye look with dramatic flicks, using the following shades: ‘Golden Ochre’, ‘Burnt Orange’, ‘Raw Sienna’ and ‘Warm Taupe’ (below).
Not forgetting the third time I used Modern Renaissance, when I created a sharp lid look and dramatic brown crease, using the brown shades above, my go-to Nars Radiant Concealer on the lid and then a layer of the oh-so-shimmery ‘Vermeer’ shadow on top, with… you guessed it, huge flicks and lashes on top.
I’m absolutely chuffed with the range of colours and pigmentation of every shadow within this palette and would 100% recommend that you all make the £40+ investment if you haven’t already… it’s totally worth it to take advantage of the variety of silky, blendable eyeshadows.