Modern Renaissance Palette - Review and Swatches!

Hey, friends! Two new release palette reviews in one week? Why yes, my bank account is ugly sobbing, thank you for asking! Poor financial decisions aside, you all know that when Queen ABH releases a new palette - and a completely warm-toned one at that - I need to get my greedy paws on it. So, without further ado, here is my little review of the Modern Renaissance palette. Cue the heavenly choir.

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Seeing as I am aesthetically driven (read: superficial), I always like to begin these reviews by talking about packaging - and oh boy have Anastasia and Norvina nailed it. Of all their palettes, this is hands down my favourite. First of all, the cardboard box is my favourite colour, Lilac, so I'm already winning here. It also boasts minimal white and rose gold debossing, which is super on trend.

Once you open this bad boy up, you are greeted with a palette of the exact same design, except its fuzzy. Fuzzy. Fuzzy! The velvet finish is visually (and tactically) wonderful, although I will admit that I am dreading trying to keep it clean. This thing is definitely being stored in it's box.

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Lifting the lid will reveal fourteen shadows which are so warm and dreamy-looking that they basically spell out my name. As a self-proclaimed warm shadow groupie, I shed a little tear every time I think about the colour range (I'm only being mildly dramatic, this thing is beautiful).

Shades like Raw Sienna, Tempera and Golden Ochre will give you a barely there feel, while Love Letter, Venetian Red, and Realgar will take you into the bolder territory. The only colour I cannot see myself using too often is Warm Taupe, simply because it leans a little mauve for me.

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L-R: Tempera, Golden Ochre, Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, and Cyprus Umber.

This is a great one-stop palette, by which I mean you can pretty much create your entire eye look without dipping back into your collection. It does not contain a matte black, but I would much rather substitute my own black shadow than swap out any of these lush warm tones!

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L-R: Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Warm Taupe, and Realgar.

The formula of these shades is definitely an improvement from their past palettes, so if you've tried ABH shadows before and haven't been completely sold, this might be the one for you! These pack a pigment punch and are super easy to blend, however they do produce quite a bit of fall out, which can be a bit of a pain when it comes to the darker shades. Having said this, the shadows are by no means unmanageable, and I'd place the formula in my top five of all time.

Moreover, Norvina specifically designed the shadow pans larger than their previous palettes, which is always appreciated.

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Using shades Golden Ochre, Burnt Orange, Realgar, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Primavera, Vermeer, and Love Letter.

As is standard for ABH palettes, this little guy also boasts a dual ended brush - which are always brilliant quality - and a mirror. The mirror is on the smaller side, but doesn't warp your reflection like many can do!

Overall, I adore this palette both aesthetically and practically. The quality is incredible, and it looks so pretty that I'm tempted to buy another just for display (I won't, because I enjoy keeping petrol in my car, but the dream is still there). At US$42, this baby is definitely an investment, but I'm sure glad I made it.

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Have you tried this palette? What do you think of it? Let me know!

Enjoy!
Sophia ♡

Sophia LCS

Thank you so much for reading, have a beautiful day!

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