Anastasia Bevelry Hills- Modern Renaissance

Hi Lovelies
Now I haven't purchased an eyeshadow palette in a long time, because well I have a few too many that I'm trying to get through... but I couldn't resist when I saw the new Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills
This is my first purchase from their website and shipping was so quick, only down side was that the international shipping was a bit pricey but at the same time it's so worth it once you see the palette!
I'm so glad this palette wasn't made limited edition even though it looks like it should be, it has such wearable autumnal, netural and berry shades with 11 mattes and 3 metallics that are so pigmented and gorgeous to blend. Since purchasing this palette I can already say it has become one of my favourites because these shades are what I use on a daily basis.

The palette itself is a lavender purple made of velvet. The only down side to it being this gorgeous colour, is that I have a feeling it could get quite dirty. If you forget you have eyeshadow or any kind of makeup on your fingers, that stain maybe quite hard to remove.
Thats why i've been really careful with it, but it still manages to collect dust as velvet does.

Top Row-
Tempera- Velvety beige (matte)
Golden Ochre- Earthy yellow (matte)
Vermeer- Iridescent shell (metallic)
Buon Fresco- Antique lavender (matte)
Antique Bronze- Metallic sable (satin)
Love Letter- Raspberry (matte) 
Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee (matte)
Bottom Row-
Raw Sienna- Neutral amber (matte)
Burnt Orange- Deep orange (matte)
Primavera- Shimmery gold dust (metallic) 
Red Ochre- Sienna (matte)
Venetian Red- Crimson (matte)
Warm Taupe- Earthy gray (matte)
Realgar- Brick (matte)

The palette comes with a duo-sided synthetic bristle makeup brush. One side (pictured above)  is very dense like a duo fibre brush and I'd say has multiple uses. The other side (pictured below) is like a blending brush as the name suggests for blending out eyeshadows.
I don't find myself using these brushes that often because I have many other makeup brushes that are much softer. The dense brush was quite soft but I find the blending brush a bit prickly and it shed quite a bit.

Here's one of my go-to looks using the Modern Renaissance palette.
As a base I used the shade Tempera, for a transition and the crease shade I used Raw Sienna and Burnt Orange, plus Red Ochre on the out 'v' and blended it onto the outer crease. Primavera on the lid mixed with Mac Fix + and Vermeer for a inner corner highlight.


1 comment

  1. Such a beautiful palette. I have to say the velvet does scare me though - it looks pretty, but its not going to be easy to clean!