Holy Grail Palette: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance


Can you pick my most used shades?

You’d have to be living under a rock with zero Wifi connection to not have heard about this legendary eyeshadow palette. Now let me tell you, I myself was reluctant to purchase it, simply because it was $59.80 in AUD  from Beautylish.

However, dear readers, if you learn one thing from me it should be this: it’s okay to splurge on expensive makeup if you know it’s going to last you a long time (of course also if you feel like it but okay for your bank account you feel me).

Despite my bank account copping a hit, I am 100% glad I purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. One thing you must know about me is that I love warm, neutral shades. I love autumn simply for the vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and browns and this palette is basically autumn in a palette.



The brush that is supplied with the palette is decent in its own regard, with a blending brush on one end and a base colour brush on the opposite end. I find myself using the blending brush for my transition shade simply because it doesn’t produce a heavy indent and leaves a natural, blended finish. The base colour shader is also good for applying a shimmery shade to the centre of the eyelid.

From a quick swatch, it’s easy to see how pigmented these eyeshadows are. And I don’t know about you, but a good pigment makes me so happy. (I may be guilty of showing the nearest person my swatches and yelling “LOOK AT THAT PIGMENT!”)



From Left to Right: Realgar, Warm Taupe, Venetian Red, Red Ochre, Primavera, Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna, Cyprus Umber, Love Letter, Antique Bronze, Buon Fresco, Vermeer, Golden Ochre, Tempera

The above image was a swatch of all the shades using no primer and one swipe. From this example alone, you can see how little product you need and how vibrant the colours are. There are so many possibilities from a simple everyday look to a bold cut crease and everything in between. I’m more a matte finish kind of girl, however, the shimmery shades in this palette are so luscious I find myself reaching to them as well.

You know how when you buy an eyeshadow palette there’s always a few shades that you just know you’ll never use but you buy it for that cute soft pink or red shade. When it comes to shades I am fussy as hell, and not one of these shades do I immediately think will be left intact.

However, I must say, my all time fave has to be Red Ochre, simply because I love a soft romantic eye look. This shade is so versatile, you can blend it out in the crease to your heart’s desire or use it as a base shade for a warm smokey eye.

And yes I’ve got to say it…




I definitely recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette as your next “treat yo self” purchase. You won’t be disappointed.

Catch you all later!



4 thoughts on “Holy Grail Palette: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s