Beauty Reflections

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette Review

First, sorry for the long title, brands really need to cut those names down. Second, how pretty is this palette? Forget about the actual eyeshadows, but the packaging is so pretty and sleek. I’ve been obsessing over this palette for a while now, but I didn’t want to cave. I didn’t want to want it…. I failed and you know, that’s okay. It’s okay to fail and buy yourself a gorgeous new palette with gorgeous new shades.


This palette is so beautful, and I really do love the shades. Some are similar to the ones in my Bronze Kyshadow Palette, but there’s more variety and I love the couple of pink-ish shades. I am sure you all love how professional I sound describing these colors. Total expert. I think it has the necessary shades for an everyday look, but also a couple of shades that can be used for something more out there, night out or event.

I didn’t it want to swatch it with my fingers because the palette has more than 10 shades and I don’t have more than ten figers and I didn’t want to taint the lighter shades with residue of the darker shades, and I am sure this could’ve been avoided by having tissue nearby and cleaning my fingers in between swatches, buuuut I didn’t think of this at the time. So I used the little brush the palette comes with which I don’t think did a very good job representing the pigmentation of the shades.

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

Sorry for the really awkward photo of my arm. I really am sorry. One day I’ll perfect the art of swatching but today is not that day. My favorite shade is definitely Love Letter – the name miiight have something to do with it, but it’s such a beautiful berry shade and I think it can be used to create really pretty eye looks. I still need to really try it out and play around with it some more, but so far, I am loving it. I tried it today and I was really impressed with how easily the shades blend.

Have you tried this palette yet? What are your first impressions? Don’t forget to like this post and leave a comment below if you enjoyed it!


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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • I have this palette and I LOVE it <3 And guurl no need for apologies for the awkward photo on the arm 🙂 It happens. I have my fair share on those too haha

    • It’s sooo awkward though haha my arm looks all twisted and weird. I’ll learn the art of arm swatching one day

  • Welcome to the club! Modern Renaissance will always be my fave!

    • I am loving it so far and love that there are some colory shades but also the natural browns and bronze for a natural eye look. I am loving this club.

  • I also have this palette and did a review on it, but I must say, I really enjoyed reading yours. You’re funny!! Don’t be hard on yourself, you did an amazing job, and swatching with a brush is more realistic and a great idea!!! Look forward to reading more from you xoxo

    • Oh cool! Thank you 🙂 I will make sure to read your review as well!

  • Love this pallete

  • I haven’t got it but it’s on my wish list. It’s one of those ones I really want but it’s so expensive and I already have enough eyeshadow palettes, way more than enough, but the colours are so different so I’ll probably cave eventually.

    • I knoooww but it’s sooo pretty and so pigmented. I think you should do it! Dooo it!! Get it!


  • Is there such a thing as too much highlighter 😍?? I don’t think so 🤷🏻‍♀️What’s your go-to highlighter right now? Mine are @colourpopcosmetics Super Shock highlighters - especially Flexitarian. Speaking of @colourpopcosmetics have you ever had a package not delivered because @colourpopcosmetics didn’t pay enough postage?? Would love to know!
Se puede tener suficientes iluminadores 😍? Yo no lo creo 🤷🏻‍♀️Cuál es su favorito en este momento? El mío es Flexitarian de @colourpopcosmetics
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  • My picks for today ✨I am loving using this @tartecosmetics powder to set my concealer. It has a beautiful, blurring effect. I also have a new post up! All about primers ☝🏼Do you use primer on a regular basis?
Mis elegidos de hoy ✨Estoy amando usar estos polvos de @tartecosmetics para fijar el corrector de las ojeras. Queda tan bien!
@tartecosmetics @toofaced @touchinsolus @smashboxcosmetics @physiciansformula @bitebeauty @narsissist @benefitcolombia @benefitcosmetics
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  • Some daily essentials ♥️Happy Sunday and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Esenciales para el día a día ♥️Feliz domingo y feliz semana!
@itcosmeticspr @itcosmetics @glossier @colourpopcosmetics @hourglasscosmetics
  • Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Whats The palette you’ve been reaching for the most? Mine is the @toofaced Just Peachy mattes palette. Did you get the new one?
Feliz domingo!! Espero hayan tenido un buen fin de semana. Cuál es la paleta de sombras que más usaron esta semana? La mía fue la paleta de @toofaced Just Peachy. Mis metas para el 2018 ya está disponible en español!
  • Love it when the family comes together ♥️The @physiciansformula Butter family is all so good. The Butter Bronzer is a cult favorite; the Butter Blush is beautiful and provides a subtle flush; and the most recent addition to the family, the Butter Highlighter ✨Do you like these?
Me encanta cuando la familia está reunida ♥️La familia Butter de @physiciansformula es genial! El Butter Bronzer es el favorito de todos; el Butter Blush es un rubor súper sutil y natura; y la adición más reciente, el Butter Highlighter ✨Ya los probaron?
  • Some picks for today ♥️I also have a new post on the @maybelline Matte + Poreless foundation☝🏼 Don’t forget to check it out! What else are you doing this weekend besides reading my blog?
Algunos elegidos para hoy ♥️También tengo un nuevo post sobre la base Matte + Poreless de @maybelline ☝🏼No se olviden de leerlo! Que más planes tienen para el fin de semana aparte de leer mi blog?


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