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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.


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

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

    • Amy

      I’m having a berry moment <3

  • Laura Macij

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

    • Amy

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

  • Caliope Couture

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

    • Amy

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

  • Faye Fearon

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

    Faye .x

    • Amy

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

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

    Anika |

    • Amy

      They really are. Thanks Anika <3

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

    • Amy

      Thanks Nataly! x

  • 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

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

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

    • Amy

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

  • Yiotou_La

    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

      Yay! Exciting. <3

  • Yuka Suzuki

    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

      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

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

    • Amy

      Thanks Gemma! 🙂 x

  • 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

      Thank you Mikéla! <3

  • The palette is gorgeous and the colours are very pretty!

    Ann-Marie |

    • Amy

      I love the colour selection! xx

  • 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

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

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

    • Amy

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

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

    • Amy

      I’m loving the berry shades! x

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

    • Amy

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

  • 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

      Such a lovely shade! x

  • 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

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