It feels like soooo long since I’ve sat down and wrote anything other than essays for uni and it feels bloody good! If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know this past month I have lived at the library, like I’m talking full on 9/10 hours there at a time (one day I actually hit 13 hours – let’s pretend a good 2 hours of that wasn’t spent with my head bashing against the keyboard while I complained that I just could not do it). But yeah, last Friday marked the hand in day for a lot of those assignments and I managed to get them all in on the Thursday so that I could celebrate in London at the Go Glam Gala (post will be up in a few days!) and now all that’s left of my final year is my final project (aka dissertation) and that’s it! Scary… but it means I’ve got more time on my hands to actually breathe and to do some blog posts! I decided seeing as I’ve missed out on a whole month of blogging that I’m going to post every single day this week Monday to Friday so make sure you keep an eye out for those!
Anyyywaaaayyy on to the blog post, what better way to kick off my week of daily blogging than with a review of the beautiful Modern Renaissance Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills? This was actually a little treat to myself for putting in so many hours at the library and boy was it worth the price tag (£41…basically what I get at work for a 5 hour shift… oops).
The first thing that can be said about the palette is that it just feels expensive, the soft pink velvety casing and rose gold print is enough to make even me with messiest make up collection ensure it’s kept in its packaging at all times when I’m not using it! Fancy huh?
(Forgive me for not being able to wait to take blog photos before I used the palette and messed it up… blogger problems!)
The palette contains 14 shades ranging from orange, pink, taupe and berry tones, including both matte and shimmery shades. Each shade is extremely pigmented and bendable and requires absolutely no water or fix+ spray added to the shades for colour. The matte shades are powdery but leave little to no fall out and the shimmery shades have a quite buttery texture which is perfect when applying all over the lid. The product also comes with a dual ended brush for application with a small dense side and a fluffy side for blending.
I swatched both the top row (above) and the second (below), each with just one swipe to show the pigmentation, the shimmery tones require a little more application than the matte shades but not too much and they’re all so easy to blend out.
My favourite shades from the palette are Love Letter, Red Ochre, Venetian Red and Realgar. I’ve been wearing these religiously since I bought the palette, let me know in the comments if you’d like me to do another post or video on how I’ve been wearing these!
All in all if you’re looking for a warm/berry toned palette I would highly recommend the Modern Renaissance Palette, it may seem a little pricey but it can be worn for sooo many different occasions in so many different ways. It also makes for such a gorgeous Winter make up look but will also look super fresh and pretty in Spring/Summer too! (Plus who is imagining how amazing those burnt orange tones will look in Autumn?? Okay maybe I’m wishing the year away…).
~~I waited quite a while for the palette to come in stock so if you’re fancying it head over to Beauty Bay now while it’s still in stock!~~
I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments what your fave palette is ! Don’t forget I’ll be posting every day this week so make sure you’re here at 5pm tomorrow!
Thanks for reading,