Modern Renaissance Palette- love it or leave it?



Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette is undeniably  THE palette of the summer..but does it live up to the hype? Pro-pick or Pro-Noooooo?


I will be 100% honest, I was going to skip this product based on packaging alone.  The crushed velvet, especially in light purple is NOT my jam. I feel the outside appearance does not properly represent the quality shadows inside. As a professional makeup artist I am constantly packing my kit in and out and this material will not stand up to the constant wear. Ideally I would like to pop these shadows (excluding a few) into a more durable z-palette  for my kit, but I AM obsessing over a couple of shades so I will make do.

As you can see from the picture above, within a couple uses the dusty-ness of this palette is obvious. Thankfully I’ve experienced minimal fallout on myself or my clients while working and I feel the whole palette has decent color payoff. I LOVE the warmer shades in this palette but could live without a few of the cooler tones. I was most excited about the champagne and golden shades. And while they have great sized flakes, they aren’t as vibrant as other brands I’ve tried. However, the #1 thing I look for in shadows is how blendable they are and these absolutely pass with flying colors.

I have enjoyed creating new looks with these shadows and I do feel it’s a good addition to my kit. I’m not impressed with the brush included but I am excited for the future of Anastasia Beverly Hills shadows!

Rating: 7/10


  • Pigmented
  • Blendable
  • Beautiful warmer shades
  • Versitle


  • Packaging
  • Brush
  • Vibrancy of metallics
  • Dusty

To purchase $42.00 -> Anastasia Beverly Hills,  Sephora , Ulta







*Note: I have been experimenting and working with this product for 6 weeks before deciding upon my review.

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