Summer Makeup Featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – Review, Swatches & More
I don’t use a lot of makeup during the summer time and lately I have found that I have really been enjoying a simple look – mascara and lip balm. But, after getting my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, I’ve really been enjoying working with it and creating looks. Contrary to how it looks, this palette is much more than a pink toned palette like it seems. I’ve been loving the combination of warm tones to create showstopping looks. Today I share with you a look I created using mainly this palette with a little pop of color on my lower lash line with ColourPop’s Flower Shop (from their Spring / Summer collection). I’ll be sharing this look with you as well as swatches of the palette and more. Be sure to click on the video if you want to chit chat with me and watch me GRWM when I create this look.
Let’s chit chat about this palette first before we get into the whole makeup look, shall we? The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette retails for $42.00 and includes 14 beautiful shades appropriate for any time of year. This palette also includes a duo-ended brush to help create those stunning looks.
I purchased this palette with a little help via an online site called Octer.com. Octer is a cool platform to help with online shopping, making it possible and easy to shop no matter the device you use – whether you’re browsing on your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Octer lists the biggest US stores and 8,000 brands across all verticals and fashion from everyone like Topshop, ASOS, Farfetch and Net-A-Porter. Octer has been live since November and has a feature which helps consumers find the right product at the right price. It’s easy to use and as simple as searching your favorite type of product – housewares, clothes, accessories, makeup and more.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette is an essential eye shadow collection that includes a variety of neutral and berry tones. It’s the first permanent palette in the ABH line – which I love, since so many of the palettes I own from her were Limited Editions. This palette includes gorgeously pigmented shades that offer you the opportunity to create endless looks for daytime and evening. I am absolutely in love with the pigmentation of each color even if some of them did kick up a bit of dust and a little bit of fall out it’s a beautifully pigmented palette. At first glance, this eye shadow palette looks like it would be too berry or too pink to create many looks, but I have found that I’ve been able to create a variety of looks with the shades.
The palette has faux suede packaging that make it feel really nice and soft and so far it has been easy to clean. I love that each name is listed under the individual shades – which is always a great thing in any eye shadow palette. The magnetic closure seals the palette up tightly, but not too tight as to make it difficult to open and close. The mirror is a good size and this palette really offers a variety of shades for your money and make it a good travel palette. I’m impressed overall with this palette, the packaging and the shades.
The colors included in this palette are:
Tempera – Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish
Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
Vermeer – Iridescent shell with a metallic finish
Buon Fresco – Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish
Love Letter- Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
Realgar- Brick with an ultra-matte finish
Warm Taupe- Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish
Venetian Red- Crimson with an ultra-matte finish
Red Ochre- Sienna with an ultra-matte finish
Primavera- shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish
Burnt Orange- deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
Raw Sienna- neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish
To create my look I used the neutral tones in the Modern Renaissance Palette to create the base of my makeup look. For the pop of color, I decided that I would use Flower Shop from ColourPop as a little pop of color on the lower lash line. Of course, you could totally utilize one of the berry shades in it’s place to really make the look pop.
- Raw Sienna – used as a transition shade above my crease, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
- Burnt Orange – used to deepen the crease, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
- Primavera – blended onto the lid and inner corner of my eye
- Red Ochre – used to deepen the outer v to add dimension
- Cyprus Umber – blended into the outer v and outer corner to add depth to the eye look, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
- Tempera – used as highlight on browbone
- Youngblood Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner to create wing and liner on upper lash line
- Ardell Demi Wispies false lashes
- Flower Shop by ColourPop as pop of color on lower lash line
- ColourPop Wisp – highlight on face
- BlossomTime Rose Blush – Rose Powder Blush by Milani
- Milani Dolce Caramello Lipstick (pictured), originally I had on Kandooment Orange & Pink Cadillac by Bdellium Tools
- Jordana Cosmetics 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Aqua Stone – pop of color on lower lash line (base)
- Milani Baked Bronzer in Sienna
Want to see how I created this makeup looks? You can check out the GRWM style video on YouTube where I chit chat with all of you as I get ready. Click here to watch directly on Youtube or watch the embedded video below.
If you are looking for a cool place to check out products from different devices, I definitely suggest checking out Octer.com, I’ve been enjoying the site since being introduced to it and it’s a fun place to check out items all over the web. It’s not yet a year old, but has come a long way since it started in November. When it comes to makeup palettes, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette has really won my heart. The eye shadows are very blendable and pigmented. Considering the price point, you get gorgeous shades and it’s definitely worth checking out. Like I mentioned before, while it looks like a palette you may only be able to utilize in the Fall, it’s actually a great neutral palette with pops of color.
Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette? If not, is it something on your list to check out? If you have, what are your thoughts on this beauty? Don’t forget to check out my video for a GRWM and walk through on how I got this makeup look.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Some of the products mentioned in this post were sent for review consideration while others were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased, as with anything on this site – sponsored or not. Affiliate links are posted through out.
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