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Anastasia Beverley Hills|Modern Renaissance Palette

The Modern Renaissance palette was my first experience with Anastasia Beverley Hills eyeshadow, and I can honestly say that since the moment I first used it I was completely besotted with it and the brand as a whole exceeded my expectations over and over!

I realise that the Modern Renaissance palette is pretty old compared to some of the other ABH palettes but, to me, it will always have a strong place in both my collection and my heart, and I just know that it will continue to be for a very long time.

The palette itself oozes sophistication with it’s velvet wrapped packaging and the mixture of white and rose gold writing, upon opening the palette has a full sized mirror in the lid which seems to be getting rarer nowadays, I mean, how are you meant to do your makeup in a mirror the size of a 10p?

The shadow formula is super buttery and smooth to apply, the ease at which the shadows blend together on the lid is just fantastic, even the most novice at applying and blending shadows would find this a breeze. The selection of colours work so well together to create hundreds of looks depending on the occasion and need!

Left to right: Tempera, Golden Ochre, Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Antique Bronze, Love letter, Cyprus Umber.

The pigmentation is really strong even without a primer or base, and the shades stand out in a way that I’ve never known. The combination of warm tones and shimmery finishes have me all gooey inside and out.

Left to right: Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Warm Taupe, Realgar.

As with most higher end palettes the Modern Renaissance palette comes with a higher end price tag at around £43 depending on where abouts you purchase it from, although, compared to other palettes of a similar price I can safely say that this one if definitely worth more than the cost and I would happily pay a bit extra for the sort of quality this palette possesses.

Hannah x

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