STOP!!!! If you’re broke, or your willpower is weak, then you need to click out of this post right now! It is very rare that I write a post like this, but be warned, I am about to gush a serious amount of love over this palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills.
The Modern Renaissance palette is the latest premade palette release from Anastasia Beverly Hills and it really is something unbelievably special. The palette consists of 14 predominately warm toned shades that are mainly matte! Music to my ears, Warm toned and matte, could I ask for anything more?
What makes this palette so different with the shade selection is that while the colours are mainly neutral, there are some unusual colours like Venetian red and Love letter, that are thrown in to allow you jump out of the neutral zone with a pop of colour. Not only that, the selection of colours not only allows for a variety of daytime appropriate looks, but the darker colours mean that you can smoke it out and intensify your look for nighttime. This is honestly one of the most versatile palettes I own.
Sometimes with premade palettes there is some descrpency with the quality of the shadows. This is not the case with the Modern Renaissance palette. With this palette, all shadows are created equal! The colour pay off is phenomenal, to the point that you only have to tip your brush off the shadow, otherwise you might go in with too much colour and have to tone it down rather than build up the colour!
The shadows are incredibly easy to work with. They blend beautiful and when applied to the eye the colour is true to the colour in the pan as to what you get on application. One downside to this palette however is fall out. There is quite a lot of fallout to the shadows in the pan, which leads to a messy palette and you do need to blow away the excess in the pan otherwise the colours will move onto their neighbouring shades. However, the fall out doesn’t transfer to the face, so all can be forgiven.
The palette itself comes in a velvet case with a mirror inside. The pink velvet case might not have been the wisest decision for packaging, as if you have grubby little fingers like me, it is hard to keep clean. There is also a double sided brush in the palette, which is actually pretty decent. The blending end is great for creating a blended look with the shadows.
I know that most of you that read the blog, have a multitude of palettes in your collection and often find it hard to justify spending on another new release. However, there is no need to make up excuses to buy this palette. It is really like nothing else I own, both in quality and colour selection. The shadows are buttery, pigmented and so beautiful in shade selection. Yes this palette is expensive at €48, but it is worth every cent in my opinion. It is hard to get your hands on, but you can get it on Beauty Bay here. !
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This is not a pr sample.