I FINALLY got my hands on the Anastasia of Beverly Hills (ABH) Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette after months of it being sold out online. Initially, I thought there was just a bunch of hype because of ABH’s cult product, Brow Whiz so you may ask “why bother buying it, Monica?”…Well, I had nothing like it in my collection and like every good beauty junkie it was important to flesh it out!
I was actually blown away by this palette. There is a reason why everyone raves about it. It is the best burgundy eye shadow palette I have ever tried. In my experience, red eye shadows are patchy and powder-y and the color is too cool to look good on the eyes but the Anastasia of Beverly Hills pink shadows are a little more warm toned so they pair nicely against the skin. ABH is known for their brow products but you have to give their shadows a try.
This palette is on the more expensive side ($42.00 at Sephora) but this is one of the few where I can use all the colors (even the lighter ones which will make great highlighters). I am really happy I purchased it!
Check out swatches and eye looks below!
I was highly impressed by how pigmented these shadows were, even the warmer, matte shades. I guess now, with so much competition, it’s not an option for brands to put out patchy, powdery ones. The ABH palette is one of the most pigmented palettes I’ve tried and with that, the shadows are so buttery and easy to blend. There is fall out but nothing near to Lorac’s. I would however use a guard under my eyes for easy-clean up.
These shadows held up so well! I generally wear my eye makeup for 8 hours and I did not have to touch up my look at all. The colors stay put, did not fade or crease over that time.
If a full red look is not what you’re after there are plenty of neutral shades to play with (matte and shimmery) so the magentas can be saved for a pretty pop of color.
Bottom Row – Note: Red Ochre was the only one I thought was kind of (read, very) patchy.
The above swatches were done over primer and powder (the base of my usual eye looks). Did you know applying powder over primer helps powder shadows blend better?
Have you tried Anastasia of Beverly Hill’s Modern Renaissance Eye Palette? What do you think? Do you rave about it as much as I do or do you have different feelings? Let me know in the comments below!
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