Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renissance Palette Swatches and Thoughts


The Modern Renissance palette retails for $42 at 14 x 0.02 oz and can be found almost everywhere right now.  It is Anastasia’s first permanent eyeshadow palette and will be readily available so there is no need to rush out.  I purchased mine from Beautylish but they are currently sold out.  Sephora does seem to be currently in stock right now.

Anastasia: A present-day take on Renaissance colors, this eye palette features 14 shades that let you create stylish, day to night looks. From the earthy yellow and ultra-matte finish of Golden Ochre to Primavera’s shimmer gold with a metallic finish, this palette’s high-pigment shadows are crease and fade-resistant and are sure to bring modern elegance to your eye looks.

Shades: Tempera (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), Raw Sienna (neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish), Burnt Orange deep orange with an ultra-matte finish), Primavera (shimmery gold with an ultra-matte 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). 

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I will first start by saying that this has been my favorite purchase thus far in 2016.  It is an outstanding quality palette.  All of the colors are saturated and all but two are butter soft. The two of them (Love Letter, Red Ochre) that are dry “feeling” to swatch apply perfectly on the lids with great opacity and ease.  I have no complaints about the eyeshadows themselves.

While I love the eyeshadows (most comparable to the Lorac Pro palette) and that is what is most important, I don’t love the packaging.  I really HATE cardboard packaging and find it almost unforgivable.  Not only is this one made of cardboard material it is then covered in a light pink shaded fuzzy material surely to pick up any and all pigment, makeup, grime and anything else you could imagine.  The brush too that the palette includes is horrible (as most of us anticipate).

I’ve had this palette for over two months now and have created many looks but here are just a few.

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