Beauty Recommended By Me

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

27th June 2016
Modern Renaissance

Last week I turned 28 and clearly my loved ones know me well as I got some awesome makeup related gifts, one of which being my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I actually had it slightly early so I could wear it to an event, so I’ve worn it pretty much daily and I have to say, I’m obsessed.

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I’ve watched Norvina’s Snapchats about the development of this palette and watched eagerly as it was sent out to MUAs for review. I have a handful of YouTubers whose opinions I trust but I try to never make a decision based purely on someone else’s recommendation, because obviously these things are quite subjective and when the product has come from a notable MUA it’s possible reviews will be politely positive at best. With that said, every single one of the YouTubers I rate came out with a video saying they liked the palette and created looks I loved, placing it firmly on my radar. When my Mum asked what I would like as a makeup related gift, I picked this palette and I’m so pleased I did.

I love neutrals and probably -ok definitely- don’t need another neutral palette, but I felt these shades looked quite unique and I’m loving a pop of colour this Summer. On closer inspection, there’s plenty of variation between each neutral shade and each has several lighter and darker cousins which along with the formula make blending far easier.

I’ve never tried an Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow product previously, so was very pleasantly surprised by the formula. I would go as far as saying it’s one of the best I’ve used in a long while, as it’s so creamy and pigmented.


The colours are gorgeous so it’s hard to pick favourites but I’ve found myself reaching for these more than the rest. These were just one – two swipes so you can see how much colour payoff these have. From left to right: Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera and Red Ochre. Primavera is perfect for an inner corner highlight and so far I’ve resisted rubbing it on my cheeks but I make no promises.


Venetian Red, Warm Taupe and Realgar.


Antique Bronze, Love Letter and Cyprus Umber. I think Love Letter is my favourite colour in the whole palette, I’m now searching for the perfect lipstick accompaniment.


These colours instantly make me think Summer into Autumn but these shades can be used to create so many different looks it’s a really versitile palette. I’ll be sharing some looks I’ve created using it soon, although at present I have an eternally red face from getting sun / wind burned whilst away.


Have you tried this palette? What do you think of ABH’s eyeshadow offering?

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  • Emma
    27th June 2016 at 1:13 pm

    This looks sooooo pretty! I love the pink shades! x

    • Amy
      28th June 2016 at 9:46 am

      I’m having a berry moment <3

  • Laura Macij
    28th June 2016 at 9:21 am

    Woow, amazing palette. All the shades are so beautiful and good thing they are well pigmented.

    • Amy
      28th June 2016 at 9:47 am

      I’m obsessed with it. Nothing worse than a pretty palette with rubbish formula, I’m so glad this exceeded expectations x

  • Caliope Couture
    28th June 2016 at 10:15 am

    Wow, this palette looks lovely! Love the pink and orange shades. Have never treid ABH before.
    Christina ♥

    • Amy
      28th June 2016 at 10:22 am

      They’re one of my favourite brands and after this palette I would definitely recommend their eyeshadows <3

  • Faye Fearon
    28th June 2016 at 11:25 am

    Lovely post dear, I’ll definitely be trying this palette! Thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

    • Amy
      29th June 2016 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Faye I hope you love it when you get it <3

  • Anika May
    28th June 2016 at 3:47 pm

    The colours are stunning, they look so pigmented too! Great post.

    Anika |

    • Amy
      29th June 2016 at 10:51 am

      They really are. Thanks Anika <3

  • Nataly G
    29th June 2016 at 11:44 am

    lovely colours!
    Also, I totally love your logo, so cute!!

    • Amy
      1st July 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Nataly! x

  • elizabeth
    29th June 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Wow, just wow! The shades are utterly gorgeous and the names have stolen my heart haha 😀 so romantic and I love that photo with the close up of Cyprus Umber, they’re really warm shades which I love also! xx

    elizabeth ♡ “Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    • Amy
      1st July 2016 at 2:09 pm

      I thought you would like these shades 🙂 Thank you! I’m loving warmer shades at the moment x

  • HALE
    29th June 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Burnt orange will be perfect for people with blue eyes, a great shade to slightly add some definition to the eyes!
    Aleeha xXx

    • Amy
      1st July 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Totally, I’m blue eyed myself and it’s my current go-to for most looks. xx

  • Yiotou_La
    29th June 2016 at 7:04 pm

    My birthday is next week and I cannot wait to go to a birthday shopping trip. I need so many things and I just cannot decide what to purchase! Lovely palette you chose here! 🙂


    • Amy
      1st July 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Yay! Exciting. <3

  • Yuka Suzuki
    30th June 2016 at 12:59 am

    Ahhh! Happy Belated Birthday Amy! Also I loveeeee the colours in this palette. The colours definitely are of a more autumny tone. I’m excited to see how these look on your gorgeous face hihi! xx

    • Amy
      1st July 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you! I’m loving it, I prefer Autumn fashion / makeup / tones over everything else so think that’s partially why I’m adoring this so much. Aw thank you <3

  • Jacquard Flower
    30th June 2016 at 11:19 am

    Hope you had a lovely b’day this palette is gorgeous! You are right the colours are so pretty! Gemma x

    • Amy
      1st July 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Gemma! 🙂 x

  • Mikéla Davelyn
    1st July 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday dear!! Hope you have a wonderful year!

    This palette is so pretty – I love how vibrant, but warm, all of the shades are.

    xo, mikéla /

    • Amy
      4th July 2016 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Mikéla! <3

  • Face to Curls
    1st July 2016 at 10:57 pm

    The palette is gorgeous and the colours are very pretty!

    Ann-Marie |

    • Amy
      4th July 2016 at 8:44 am

      I love the colour selection! xx

  • MizzJ
    2nd July 2016 at 9:30 pm

    At first I wasn’t blown away by this palette, but the more I look at it, the more I like it! All those russet and warm tones just look so cool and you’re right, they seem very versatile for most seasons!

    • Amy
      4th July 2016 at 8:46 am

      I know what you mean, I’m finding the more I use it the more I love it x

  • Joti Singh
    4th July 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I have one Anastasia eye palette. It’s wonderful! I love the colours in yours!

    • Amy
      6th July 2016 at 9:48 am

      I’ll be getting more in future for sure 🙂 x

  • Sophie
    7th July 2016 at 12:36 pm

    This is so pretty! I love the pinky red shades – will have to check it out!

    • Amy
      8th July 2016 at 7:20 pm

      I’m loving the berry shades! x

  • Sophie Robinson
    9th July 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Antique bronze is my favourite colour although I think looks a lot different swatched than it does in the palette! Great post 🙂 X

    • Amy
      10th July 2016 at 5:48 pm

      I really like that shade too, agreed. Thanks Sophie! 🙂 x

  • Tamsin Swann
    11th July 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I can’t stop using this at all, the shades are so pigmented and pretty! Realgear is one of my all time favourites xx

    Tamz |

    • Amy
      12th July 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Such a lovely shade! x

  • Daisy
    8th August 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve been eyeing this palette for a while now. After reading this review, I’ll probably go out and buy one myself. Thanks girl!

    • Amy
      31st January 2017 at 10:55 am

      Sorry for the late reply! I hope you got it, it’s still my fav <3