Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance | Palettes Revisted
Something that bothers me a lot about beauty culture is needing to pick up the newest thing and then we don’t hear about them any more. I want to start this new series this year where I revisit super hyped palettes that I don’t hear much about anymore.
This month, that is the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette.
This palette retails for $42. This price has not changed since it was introduced, and I know that is how much I paid for it. It has fourteen shades, with a total weight of 1.6 ounces. It is available at Sephora, Ulta, and other mass retailers, as well as from ABH’s website. Inside there is also a double ended eyeshadow brush, which is of surprisingly high quality compared to other “free” brushes. It has held up really well since I got the palette, and I use it regularly still!
The formula of this palette isintensely pigmented. The formula is the same as the ABH singles, and is easy to blend with any brush, including the one that comes in the palette.
The Color Story
The main color story here are the warm reds. I don’t find this palette to be particularly versatile, but it is very flattering. The warm tones are gorgeous, and although there are two reds (one shimmer, one matte), the majority of the colors are brown, gold, or champagne toned. Because of this, many people will find the utility to it.
Tempera: matte, pale beige
Golden Ochre: matte, golden yellow
Vermeer: shimmer, pale champagne
Buon Fresco: matte, pale lavender-mauve
Antique Bronze: shimmer, medium-toned brown
Love Letter: matte, raspberry pink
Cyprus Umber: matte, dark brown
Raw Sienna: matte, neutral tan
Burnt Orange: matte, deep orange
Primavera: shimmer, gold
Red Ochre: matte, deep red-orange
Venetian Red: matte, antique crimson
Warm Taupe: matte, brown-gray
Realgar: matte, burnt orange
Something else that I’ll be doing each time I run this series is to do a daytime look and a more done, nighttime look. Here those are!
Nighttime shades: Realgar, Primavera, Cyprus Umber, Burnt Orange
For a nighttime look, I contoured and highlighted, also went heavier on the eyes and the mascara. I also did the baking thing, which looks BAD in person, but killer in photos.
Daytime shades: Golden Ochre, Raw Sienna, Antique Bronze, Vermeer
Standing the Test of Time
I think that this palette will stand the test of time, and is therefore a good investment. It has a variety of both interesting reds and neutral colors that make it easy to wear! A couple years after it’s launch, I would say that it’s still worth the investment.
Your turn! Do you love/use the Modern Renaissance palette?