Anastasia Beverly Hills: Modern Renaissance Review and Swatches!

Hi Friends!

As you know, I have been panning the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette for my Pan that Palette 2018 project. I don’t want to say too much about my progress since I will be sharing an update soon but if you saw my last update than you would know that I have already hit pan on several shades. At this point, I am really familiar with this palette. It was one of my favorites before I started the Pan that Palette project but now I love it even more.

This is one of the most hyped up palettes of all time but it is also very deserving. It just has so many beautiful shades, you are able to accomplish so much from it and it really pioneered the warm tone shade trend. Although it has a lot of warm tones though, it didn’t go overboard into the warm tones where you would get sick of using this one.

Panning a palette has its own challenges but I for the most part, I have loved using this everyday. Even days when I think I should take a break, I have reached for this palette. It just is so easy and familiar at this point.  When I first got it, I was really intimidated by the bright colors and I never really thought I would get much use out of them but I am so happy I forced myself to use them. This palette has really helped me step out of my comfort zone.

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance

So like Anastasia‘s other palettes, this palette does retail for $42. It was my very first high end palette and although it is expensive. It is worth it. This palette includes 14 eyeshadows, 2 shimmer and 12 matte and a double sided brush! Let’s jump into the shade selection and swatches!

For the first row:

Tempera – This is a matte white / cream shade.

Golden Ochre – This is a golden, muted yellow.

Vermeer – This is a shimmery peachy white shade.

Buon Fresco – This is a light purple matte shade.

Antique Bronze – This is dark, red brown matte shade with a little bit of shimmer.

Love Letter – This is a dark pink matte shade.

Cyprus Umber – This is a dark matte brown.


In the second row, you have:

Raw Sienna – This is a cool tan / brown.

Burnt Orange – This is a warm toned orange-ish brown. Kind of like a Burnt Orange.

Primavera – This is a golden shimmer shade.

Red Ochre – This is a deep burnt red shade.

Venetian Red – This is a deep and bright pink matte shade with a slight bit of shimmer.

Warm Taupe – This is a grey taupe-y matte shade.

Realgar – This is a bright orange matte shade.


I really like every shade. I think If I could remove one, it would be either Venetian Red or Love Letter. Those are just very similar shades in my eyes so I think there was room to include something else. Other than that, I just really appreciate the artwork of this palette. I think it was brilliantly put together and one of a kind.

The formula of the shadows is really nice. They blend really easily and are slightly powdery but very pigmented also. You don’t need a lot on your brush to accomplish your look.

Overall, I think the hype around this palette speaks for itself. I know by now you have heard 1000 reviews on this palette but I wanted to share my own thoughts. Let me know what your thoughts are on this palette, do you own it or did you skip on it? I would love to know!!


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