Is The ABH Modern Renaissance Palette Worth The Hype?

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My amazing boyfriend got hold of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette for Christmas (ahhh) and it’s safe to say I am obsessed. I’d go as far as saying it’s my favourite palette ever (bold statement I know)… so carry on reading to find out why.

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As I’ve said many times before I love shadows with warm undertones, especially burgundy shades, warm browns and reds so this is pretty much me summed up in an eyeshadow palette. I had seen this palette everywhere for months and months and held back on getting it because I thought is it really worth it? But every Instagram post with an eyeshadow look which made me stop scrolling seemed to be using this ABH palette, so naturally… I asked for it for Christmas.

Packaging: The palette comes in a suede style dusty pink cover- it’s beautiful but it’s already getting dirty (ugh). This is definitely not the best idea because let’s be honest it’s only going to get dirtier! But the inside of the palette makes up for it. There’s a reasonable sized mirror inside, which I find myself using for most of my makeup. And all 14 shades just look beautiful together, like I’m really obsessed.

The formula: These have got to be the most pigmented, creamiest, nicest formulas I have ever tried. They’re literally like butter. They blend amazingly well and layer even more perfectly. There’s literally no shade in the palette with a bad formula, they’re all just so good.

The shades: So as I’ve said above I love warm shadows anyway, but this palette is full of unique shades, despite the amount of burgundy palettes out there at the moment. My personally favourite shades are ‘burnt orange’, ‘vermeer’, ‘primavera’, ‘antique bronze’, ‘venetian red’ and ‘realgar’. I know, I mentioned almost all of them but you know, a girl can’t choose.

Swatches:

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Tempera, Golden Ochre, Vermeer, Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera

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Buon Fresco, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Cyprus Umber

 

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Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Warm Taupe, Realgar

So is it worth it? YES.

I mean if you haven’t guessed already I love this palette. The shades, the formulas, everything. If you love these shades and warm undertones I would 100% recommend this palette. But if you only like neutral cool tones… maybe not so much.

Pros:

-The formula’s are really pigmented and blend really well and evenly.

-The shades. The shades.

-Each shadow only works out at roughly £2.90 each!!

Cons:

-The packaging gets dirty easily.

-This palette is always sold out in the UK, so it’s pretty difficult to get hold of.

Buy the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette herehere or here (when it comes back into stock) £41.

Comment below if you have this palette or if you’re interested in buying it to try yourself!

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Check out my last blog post here!

 

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