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Review ♥ ABH Modern Renaissance

Hi friends and welcome back to my blog! As I told you in my latest blogpost, I will be doing a review on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. Today is the day that I’ll be reviewing it. Enjoy!

I bought this palette a couple of weeks ago by Great Beauty Bar. That’s a Dutch webshop who sells the official Anastasia Beverly Hills products. This palette has been on my wishlists for months, and I finally convinced myself to buy it. I am so happy I did it. It is a great palette which I will probably tell you again at the end of the review. Oh and I love to know if you have this palette too, write that down in the comments please and also share which color(s) is/are your favorite!!

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So here do you see a really blurry picture from the packaging of the palette. It is a pink/mauve color on the top of it and it feels a bit like velvet. It’s really soft. You see the letters Modern Renaissance written in white. The logo and the name of the brand are written in a rose golden color!

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Now onto the inside of the palette. You can see that I’ve actually used/swatched the colors already. It has a lot of warm-toned colors and a couple of cool-toned colors. It also has a little mirror (which you don’t see on the picture) and a little double brush, which I will not be using because I don’t like it that much!

I think the inside of the palette looks super neat and sophisticated. The pans are not super big, which isn’t really nice because the palette is expensive. You don’t get super much of the eyeshadows, but there are a lot of different colors to choose from. So that’s a good thing about this palette.

Now, onto some swatches!

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Tempera – Golden Ochre – Vermeer – Buon Fresco – Antique Bronze – Love Letter – Cyprus Umber

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Raw Sienna – Burnt Orange – Primavera – Red Ochre – Venetian Red – Warm Taupe – Realgar

So as you can see, the pigmentation of this palette is extremely good. Especially the metallic/shimmer eyeshadows (Vermeer & Primavera) have great pigmentation. The matte eyeshadows are a bit powdery but they blend very well on the eyes.

This is how the official Anastasia Beverly Hills website describes the eyeshadows:

  • TemperaVelvety beige with an ultra-matte finish
  • Golden OchreEarthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
  • Vermeer Iridescent shell with a metallic finish
  • Buon FrescoAntique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
  • Antique BronzeMetallic sable with a satin finish
  • Love Letter Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
  • Cyprus Umber Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
  • Raw SiennaNeutral amber with an ultra-matte finish
  • Burnt Orange Deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
  • Primavera Shimmery gold dust with a metallic 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

The colors I use and like the most are: Tempera, Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Love Letter and Warm Taupe 

I also made a look with this palette for this review. Which I’m going to show you now.

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This is the look I made with it. It also became a little bit of a blurry picture, I’m sorry for that, but I’m still not good at making pictures. I’ll explain what I did and which colors I used!

  • I started of with Tempera as a base on my whole eyelid and under my eye.
  • As my transition colors I used a mixture of Golden Ochre and Warm Taupe. I did this in my crease, outer corner and under my eye.
  • To make it a bit more colorful I added Buon Fresco on top of the places I put the transition colors in.
  • To darken it a little, I put Cyprus Umber in the outer corner of my eyes and in the outer part under my eyes.
  • I added Love Letter on the middle to outer corner of my eyelids, to make it even more colorful.
  • And don’t forget to blend. After every step I blended the eyeshadows so it looked nice and smooth!
  • On the inner part on my eyelid and on the inner part under my eye I put Vermeer for that shine! I firstly did a bit of fixing spray on my brush and then I put the color on my eyelid.
  • I used the purple color of the Sleek Solstice highlighting palette for my inner corner highlight and the highlight under my browbone.
  • I added a winged eyeliner and the look was all done!

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I definitely recommend this eyeshadowpalette!! It is a beautiful palette with a great color range and the pigmentation and blend-ability of the eyeshadows are amazing! It is an expensive palette, I know, but it’s totally worth the price!

So, I’m really curious what you think of this palette. Do you have this palette and what are your favorite colors of the palette?

Much love & see you soon, Anne ♥


21 thoughts on “Review ♥ ABH Modern Renaissance

  1. I always wonder how they decide on the color tones in their palettes. Primavera is sooooo beautiful it just has the most perfect amount of gold pigmentation. I love the look you came up with you wear it so well. You must show us more of your looks they look so great!!! Do you do shadow daily?

    xo, JJ

    1. I will try to show more of them haha. I wear like a nude color eyeshadow and a light brown eyeshadow everyday, but when I have a little extra time, I’d like to wear a bit more and experiment a bit more with eyeshadow! xo

  2. Ahh this is such a beautiful palette, I love mine! So worth every penny! I feel like ABH can do no wrong as of recently. I’d say my favorite shade are Buon Fresco and Love Letter! Love the look you created!

  3. Ik ben al een tijdje aan het twijfelen om deze pallet te kopen. Ik vind het super mooi maar ergens denk ik dat ik niet zo veel gebruik zal maken van die warme kleuren. Ik gebruik nl. mijn Zoeva Cocoa Blend niet zo vaak, hoewel de kleuren hier ook een beetje aanleunen… Prachtige look trouwens!!! xoxo Sarah

    1. Het palette is echt wel mooi maar als je niet zo into de warme kleuren bent, weet ik niet of je hem moet nemen. Zeker als je ook al heel veel dezelfde kleuren hebt. Het blijft wel een prachtig palette, haha! Dankjewel voor je reactie! xo

      1. Ja, ik vind warme kleuren super mooi. Maar ze blijken mij minder goed te staan :D. Met die hype rond dit pallet krijg ik natuurlijk zin om het te kopen. Gezien hoe moeilijk het is om deze te verkrijgen op de website, heb ik al wat tijd gehad erover na te denken.

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