The Modern Renaissance palette took over the beauty world in 2016 and I for one, have been absolutely loving this palette! Anastasia Beverly Hills are quickly becoming renowned for their eyeshadow palettes and it doesn’t take long for them to sell out. With its mix of autumnal shades this palette is really beautiful and incredibly wearable all year round. I love the ratio of matte to shimmer shades in this palette. Vermeer, Primavera and Antique Bronze make up the shimmers in this palette. Vermeer is a light peachy colour with a frosted sheen – the perfect inner corner highlighter shade. Primavera is a darker more peach-gold toned shade with a metallic shimmer running through it. Antique Bronze isn’t quite bronze, but instead is a lovely neutral brown shade with pink undertones.
This palette is packed full of lovely matte shades from light to dark. Tempera is a light beige shade, great for all over the lid. Similarly, Golden Ochre is a medium yellow-olive shade which can be built up for all over the eye. Warm Taupe is another great shade for this and is taupe-brown with a really lovely smooth finish. Getting a little darker, Raw Sienna is a medium toned brown with golden undertones. Cyprus Umber is the darkest shade in the palette with a really deep brown shade. On to the orange tones, we have both Burnt Orange and Realgar. Burnt Orange is a light-medium toned orange shade which is a lot more wearable than it may first appear. Realgar is a dark orange-brown shade, great for adding depth to your eye.
On to the more pinky toned shades in the palette, Buon Fresco and Love Letter. Buon Fresco is a medium purple-mauve shade, a shade unlike any I’ve seen in any other eyeshadow palettes, incredibly unique. Love Letter is a much darker pink shade. I find this shade incredibly pigmented so you definitely need to go steady with this one! On to one of my favourite shades in the palette, Red Ochre, a medium-dark brick red shade. This colour can really be built up for more impact. Venetian Red is a medium red shade with deep pink undertones.
There is a little fallout with these shades but nothing too extreme. I find the formula is really smooth and as such the shades are really blendable and you can create a whole host of different looks. I am absolutely in love with this palette and it’s definitely one of my beauty favourites of 2016 and I will definitely be using it throughout 2017!
[L-R] Tempera, Golden Ochre, Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Cyprus Umber
[L-R] Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Warm Taupe, Realgar
Do you own the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette? Which is your favourite shade?