ABH Modern Renaissance Palette: Review & Thoughts

ABH Modern Renaissance Palette: Review & Thoughts

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This is my first Anastasia eye shadow palette and I am very happy with it.  I have been using it just about every day since I received it so that I can form some opinions, and also just because I have been reaching for it it automatically!

The palette appealed to me because of all the browns and red tones. The reason I like this so much is that it has many neutrals along with bolder warm colors.  Mustard browns are my go- to’s lately, and this has awesome ones- Raw Sienna and Golden Ochre.  Red Ochre and Realgar are amazingly pigmented and can bring life to a crease or smoked out under eye.  The two magenta/ pink shades Venetian Red and Love Letter are the two colors that really drew me in when I first saw it.

This palette is great for when I want to do a brown smokey eye, a simple nude eye with a pop of sparkle with Vermeer or Primavera, or a warm crease with Burnt Orange.  There are no shades in here that will be neglected because they are all so wearable.  There are only three shimmers- a champagne light pink, light gold, and antique plum warm brown.  I appreciate that they didn’t add a black because almost every palette contains one and I use black very rarely.

The formula reminds me of the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour palette because they are very blendable and I get some fall- out when I touch colors with a brush. I don’t think I could get a harsh edge if I tried!  Fall- out is annoying but some of my favorite eyeshadows (Kat Von D, Makeup Geek) have that so I need to get over it at this point. The brush that comes with it is nice and I will be getting plenty of use out of it as well.  The packaging is a lovely soft pink velvet fabric.

I included photos of the look I wore today using this palette.  I did a brown smokey eye with Raw Sienna as the main color.  I know I will be hitting pan on this shade first! It reminds me of Makeup Geek Tiki Hut or Bobbi Brown Camel.


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Eyeshadows: 1. Golden Ochre as transition shade. 2. Tempera to brighten the inner corner. 3. Raw Sienna blended throughout my crease, onto the lid, and smoked out under the eye.

Liner: MAC Costa Riche Eye Pencil

Mascara: L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black layered with Maybelline Lash Sensational

Complexion: Benefit Pearl Meets Girl (base), Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, RCMA No Color Powder

Concealer: Tarte Aquacealer, Bare Minerals Well Rested

Bronzer: Milani Baked Bronzer

Blush: Nars Goulue

Brows: Colourpop Arched Auburn

Highlight: Becca Champagne Pop

Lipstick: Buxon Lip Foundation in Nude

When trying to point out some negative aspects to this product, I am coming up blank. This is unlike other palettes available.  If you have been on the fence about this product, I encourage you to go for it.



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  1. June 14, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    This palette looks pretty. But I already have so many similar shades in other palettes.

    • kimbkelly@hotmail.com June 14, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      I definitely get that. The formula of these are a big part of why I’m so happy with it.

      • June 14, 2016 / 10:51 pm

        I only have one ABH palette, the Tamanna one, which I really like.

  2. June 21, 2017 / 7:40 am

    Ive wanted to get my hands on this so badly!! This is definitely next on my list! 🙂

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