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Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes 14 eyeshadows that come in a mix of warmer neutrals and pops of pink/red. For a mostly matte palette, it actually applied quite well to bare skin, and I didn’t have issues blending out the majority of the shades. I was surprised, because a lot of the new matte eyeshadows in the palette feel much softer and smoother compared to most of Anastasia’s matte eyeshadow range that I’ve tried–they felt more like LORAC’s formula–but they still adhered exceptionally well to bare skin without sheering out or becoming patchy. The majority of the shades were pigmented and wore for seven to eight hours. As a note, it is packaged with a velvety exterior (like the original Urban Decay Naked palette), not the standard cardboard.

Tempera is a light beige with warm, peachy tones and a satiny sheen. It was incredibly soft and silky with great color payoff that applied well without sheering out too easily. This shade wore well for eight hours. Makeup Geek New Year's Eve (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced White Peach (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Orb (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Chantilly (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Delirium (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Chantilly Lace (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Chip (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Fresco (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I526 Pearl Beige (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Celebrate (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Bootycall (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Rebellion (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Latte (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Ochre is a muted, medium-dark yellow with strong, olive tones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was very soft and blendable, though it was a smidgen dusty. It had good pigmentation that applied well and blended out easily. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me. Anastasia Custard (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Lost for Words (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S642 Sahara (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Smash (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Noble (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Hang 10 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Soba (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vermeer is a bright, light peachy with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The consistency was extremely smooth, finely-milled, and soft, which resulted in some excess product getting kicked up in the pan, but I found it to apply well and stay in place, rather than sheering out (which is what I expected it to do)–it seemed like it almost “melted” in place. It didn’t emphasize dryness or texture, which is also something that typically occurs for me with this type of texture. The color payoff was mostly opaque, while the color itself lasted for eight hours before creasing. Chanel Seduction #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pretty (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Throttle (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Just Gleaming (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Kifu (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Supermodel (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Almond Pearl (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Morphe Enlight (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eye Beauty (Brighten) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pixel (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spirit (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S522 Pinky Nude (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Escape (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Satin Corset (281) (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Buon Fresco is a muted, medium purple-mauve with a matte finish. I just reviewed this last week in single form (so this shade is also available individually should the palette not appeal to you), and the palette version is consistent. The texture was a little powdery despite still having good pigmentation and an ability to adhere to bare skin. It started to fade after seven and a half hours. LORAC Wisteria (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Pony (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Flash (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Contour) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Haux (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Rendezvous (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Skipper (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Overcast (LE, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Purpleberry (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tease (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). Persona Chic (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Marzipan (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Dusty Mauve (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Antique Bronze is a slightly muted, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a smooth, lightly dusty consistency that feel or look dry on the skin, but it was softer and looser compared to some of Anastasia’s eyeshadows. The eyeshadow blended out with ease and wore well for eight hours on me. Dior Ambre Nuit #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Vengeance (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Flower #5 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Silver Pink (814) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Peppermint Mocha (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #7 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Black Nutmeg (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Shadow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jardins Eclatants #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Choco Glace (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Persona Bossy (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Rebellious (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Focus (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Slay Bells (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Umber (78M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Dior Expose #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Been There, Done That (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Love Letter is a muted, dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque in one go, that was buildable on the lid. More importantly, it actually blended out fairly easily on even bare skin (and even better over a primer, of course) and didn’t become uneven or turn patchy. The texture was not quite as finely-milled compared to some of the other, lighter matte shades in the palette. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Huda Beauty Risque (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate Violet (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Tinsel Town (LE, ) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Going Steady (PiP, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #8 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Hell Ride (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Dedicated (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Blank Canvas (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate Phlox (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Look See (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Berry Pop (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Ladyship (PiP, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Ishta (P, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Absurdly Pretty (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (PiP, ) is less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). Too Faced Figgy Pudding (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Mystere et Intensite #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Reckless (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Orchid (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maasai (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cyprus Umber is deep, taupe-brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, finely-milled consistency that felt very smooth but did not sheer out too much when applied to bare skin. The color lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably. Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Roasted Chestnuts (DC, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M619 Espresso (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Mercury (DC, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Saleos (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bowl Out (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). KKW Beauty Loyalty (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Persona Maverick (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Activist (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Ulta Mink (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Drama in the Snow (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Brun (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bewitchin' (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Raw Sienna is a light-medium brown with warm, golden undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a really soft, smooth, and silky consistency that was blendable on the skin while still adhering well and yielding opaque coverage without having to pile it on. It wore well for eight hours on me. Dose of Colors Churro (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Mousse (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Prerogative (PiP, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Teak (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Surabaya I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #1 (PiP, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ewa Beach (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Puree (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Desert (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burnt Orange is a slightly muted, medium orange-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, very lightly dusty consistency that was more like the texture I expect with Anastasia’s more neutral-hued mattes, but it wasn’t quite as silky as other shades in the palette (not in a good/bad way, just something I noticed). This shade is also available individually. Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Subscribe (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Inglot J311 Café au Lait (LE, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Castille (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Clay (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Note to Self (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Sea Stars (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Side Tracked (PiP, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Sora (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Fit for a Queen #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Gingerbread (P, $6.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Low Blow (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Sandstorm (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Unconditional (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Tan Line (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Passports and Pineapples (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Dominant (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Primavera is a light-medium peachy-gold with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft, lightly dusty consistency–it was a little drier compared to other shades–but applied well without having to work at it. This shade wore well for eight hours before creasing faintly. Ciate Vaycay (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Persona Goal Digger (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Inside Scoop (PiP, )(95% similar). Pat McGrath Celestial (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Rivoli (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Ginger (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Force Behavior (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Moon Dust (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Ambre #2 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Bad Habit Daphne (PiP, ) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Ceska (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Nuance #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Iris Bronze #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Better Bitter (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Red Ochre is a muted, medium-dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a very silky-smooth texture that blended out really easily but did sheer out somewhat, so it is best built-up in order to get truer-to-pan color. I noticed slight fading after eight hours of wear. Colour Pop Feathered (P, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Coco (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty For More (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Ember (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Beast (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Hard (PiP, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Burnt Umber (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Milani Heat is On (PiP, $5.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Inglot J331 Bordeaux (LE, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Dogman (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Cute Alert (PiP, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fortunate (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Oud (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Spice Smoke (22) (P, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #9 (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay En Fuego (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Raise a Glass (LE, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Dose of Colors Stay Sassy (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Venetian Red is a medium-dark red with subtle, warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. This one was the driest shade in the palette, though it wasn’t firm or stiff in the pan, but it kicked up excess product and tended to have a subtle grittiness to it (this does seem to be present in a lot of red shades, particularly when they’re more matte). It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that blended out nicely (that was a surprise!). The color started to fade after seven and a half hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty O Mercy (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Peace of Mind (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Phoenix (113CM) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Warm Browns #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Beverly (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fire Starter (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Out (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Fahrenheit (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Devilish #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Croquis (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Matte (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #12 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Singapore #4 (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M846 Morello Cherry (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mars (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #9 (PiP, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Warm Taupe is a medium, taupe-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, blendable, and easy to use, while it yielded rich color payoff and lasted for eight hours. This is part of the single range as well, so you can pick it up individually if desired. Viseart Resistance (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bad Habit Mona (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Soft Brown (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Twig (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Suede (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #6 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M549 Dark Taupe (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Harlow (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Lula (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Allegro (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Taupe (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Huda Beauty Suede (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (DC, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Realgar is a slightly muted, medium-dark orange-brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish (there was just a hint of sheen to my eye). It had good pigmentation with a very smooth, silky texture that didn’t get too dusty or too powdery nor did it sheer out when I applied it to the lid. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading. Coloured Raine Vintage Feels (LE, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Top Notch (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Whimsy (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Peach Cobbler (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #2 (DC, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Cayenne (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Cheap Bar (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Mabuhay (LE, $17.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Morphe Buns (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay WTF (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Milani Spice It Up (PiP, $5.99) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Native (P, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Henna (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M603 Cinnamon (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay He Devil (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Huda Beauty Coco (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dogman (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
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Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
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Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
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Anastasia Venetian Red Eyeshadow

Anastasia Venetian Red Eyeshadow
Anastasia Venetian Red Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow
Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow
Anastasia Warm Taupe Eyeshadow

Anastasia Realgar Eyeshadow
Anastasia Realgar Eyeshadow

Anastasia Realgar Eyeshadow
Anastasia Realgar Eyeshadow

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Vermeer (inner lid), Buon Fresco (middle of lid), Antique Bronze (middle of lid), Venetian Red (outer lid), Raw Sienna (above crease), Golden Ochre (above crease), Love Letter (crease), Tempera (brow bone), Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner, Realgar (middle of lower lash line), Red Ochre (outer lower lash line)

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Vermeer (inner lid), Buon Fresco (middle of lid), Antique Bronze (middle of lid), Venetian Red (outer lid), Raw Sienna (above crease), Golden Ochre (above crease), Love Letter (crease), Tempera (brow bone), Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner, Realgar (middle of lower lash line), Red Ochre (outer lower lash line)

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Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette $45.00/0.28 OZ.
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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Christine, how many oz/gr is each eyeshadow in this palette compared to old versions of ABH palettes like the self made one? Claudia said that this one had bigger pans and therefore the price increase.

This contains 0.28 oz. The last pre-made palette I reviewed was Self-Made, which contained 0.322 oz. They might be rounding down, or it might actually be different.

Sigh….this is an easy pass. I don’t get on well with such warm colours. I know I’ll look like I’ve got an eye infection if I were to use these. It’s a shame though, I’d love to try an ABH palette someday.

I’m the same as you, Asche – those orange and red tones are deadly for me. I can managed to use some of the shades in KvD’s Monarch and Shade+Light palettes but I have to use them judiciously and, in truth, I mostly use them just because they’re in there and I feel I should, to justify having paid for them. I do like what Lauren said. though – that if this palette is successful, they’ll release a cool toned one (though that seems like upside down thinking, since people who prefer cool tones won’t be buying this palette so sales won’t be a true representation of how a cooler toned palette would perform, sales-wise).

I hope they do release a cool-tones palette! But I agree with what you said about the upside-down thinking.
I avoided the Monarch and Shade+Light palettes because of their warmth. I had a similar issue with the Naked3. It’s extremely pink and I should have known better than to buy it. I definitely have to force myself to use it in order to justify the cost to myself.

Norvina said that they decided to make a warm palette just because it’s in their statistics of most popular (sold) eyeshadow colors ever so that’s why they went with the warm toned one first of all. If it would be the other way around I would guess that they would have made a cool one first.

Ugghh I’m trying to decide if I need this or not. Those reds and berries keep calling to me like “you need me you need me”.

i’m in love, i hope i can buy it soon ( i live in France , but Anastasia will be available in September normally )

Yass! I would much rather get this than the VV HG palette or the Morphe equivalent…I also get a lot of use out of the included brush (I have 2 from past ABH palette purchases) and find they’re good for throwing in a travel makeup bag because I don’t feel like I have to be super careful with them and they get the job done nicely for me 🙂

Anastasia is really stepping up her game! I own two of her older palettes and I really liked the quality and pigmentation of her shadows but hated the cardboard packaging. I’m so happy she scrapped it and went for something a little better. I’m also really digging the color scheme for this palette. I’m pretty sure I have dupes for most of them but it still seems super convenient to have all of my favorite shades in one palette. I just may end up getting it one day. It’s so pretty!

This is definitely one of the better ones, and I was surprised, because mattes usually are troublesome without primer.

You’re tearing me apart, Anastasia!

I really only enjoy wearing cooler colors, but I love pinks. I thought it would be an easy pass since, at first glance, Love Letter looks like a lot of bright pink shadows I have. But it’s not like them at all. And the dupe list is small and lacking in cruelty free options.
Doesn’t help either that so many of the other colors are just so beautiful. Venetian Red is calling to me as well and it looks like it might work well enough on me.
If only Love Letter could be released as a single. Because I adore the brighter colors in this palette, but the neutrals don’t do anything for me.

Haha, J, I feel exactly the same! It’s a lovely palette, I’m trying not to want it! It puts me in mind though of the Too Faced Chocolate Bon bons which I already have so I’m trying to hold off on this!

Hi Christine,

A while back you posted swatches of the 28 COLOR EYESHADOW PALETTE
by BH COSMETICS but you did not review it. Will you be reviewing it?

Hi Sonia!

In the future, if you could direct off-topic comments to either the relevant post (the BH Foil Eyeshadow Palette sneak peek) or send me an email via our contact form, I would very much appreciate that! These posts live on forever so we try to keep the comments related to the post for those who read in a month or six months from now 🙂

I am not currently ready to review that palette so that is why there’s no review yet! Just because there is not one yet doesn’t mean I won’t, only that for various reasons, like I haven’t finished testing it, there might be a lot of other, higher priority items to review, etc. 🙂 I have specifically been putting up sneak peeks when photos are ready vs. when I am ready to review, because I am not always able to review things in a timely manner (I know, I’m failing you here!).

Hey, no worries! I didn’t mean to derail the comment thread here and I could not find the sneak peek through your search. It brings me to the product’s page with a drop down list of all shades in the palette. There is no room for comments there.

And it did not occur to me that I should email you because honestly I thought you wouldn’t bother replying since you must be getting 10 k+ each day. Sorry I was being presumptious! I certainly appreciate your thoughtful reply to my question thank you! ?

Weird! Are you using our site’s search or google? It should show up, so I tried searching for “bh foil eyes palette” and got the sneak peek post as the first result. Let me know so we can fix any errors if they are occurring! Thank you!

I was using the Chrome browser on my Ipad. You are right. I just tried searching through your website for the BH palette and the sneak peek is the first hit.

Swatches look great for the most part and I always wear primer so it will perform well on me I think. I think this was a smartly designed palette, a lot of these colors are very sought after right now.

This is a lovely palette and the colors are exactly what looks best on me…but I have so many palettes already. So I decided that I’d only get it if you gave it a “B” grade or higher. Hooray for your review! I’ve already requested an email reminder from Sephora to let me know when this will be in stock.

I’ve been lusting after this palette ever since I found out about its existence. These shades are right up my alley!

But seriously, ABH, what gave you the idea that fuzzy pink “velvet” packaging is even remotely acceptable? It was horrible when IT Cosmetics did it and it’s horrible now!

Makes me want to try pairing some pinks and reds this weekend. When I scrolled to your eye look I was like YESSSthat’swhatI’mtalkinabout. I actually might pick up Buon Fresco as a single, thanks for the tip 🙂

YES! So many mattes! I have hooded Saami eyes and shimmer and shine just ends up moving all around to the wrong part of the lid. And I loooove these colors too! This broke gal is gonna save up!

WOW…!!! I usually gravitate toward cooler shadows, and never use pink toned ANYTHING near my eyes, in fear of an infected look… BUT this is seriously calling my name! I’m pleased that its permanent and matte. 🙂

Do my eyes deceive me? The PAO date is 6 months??? After I got a nasty eye infection one time I adhere strictly to PAO… I’ve never seen a palette with only 6 months before!

YES!!! Hardly any extreme if much overlap with what I already own! Except MAC Brown Script and Lorac Taupe, so this seems to be a “to get” palette for me. Between this, TF Honeymoon and UD Liquid lipstick, I’m gonna be doing some SERIOUS 90’s channeling!!! LoL

(P. S.: that fabulous eye look of yours sold me too! Just as the Chanel Empreinte du Desert did, *giggles*!)

I already have burnt orange in a single, and I don’t know how much I’d use love letter, but I absolutely LOVE the all the other shades. It’s a beautiful palette! Happy it’s permanent so I don’t feel compelled to buy just yet. 🙂

I think it is a very nice palette but I am more attracted to cool toned colors, however, I will still keep it on my list and I’ll make a decision when I see it in person. Thank you Christine! 🙂

This is such a pretty palette. I usually don’t like large palettes because I don’t use all the eye shades but I really love all the colors. Your eye look is very pretty.

They really did a great job coordinating the colors in this palette. They didn’t throw in anything to make it more “universally appealing”, they made a commitment to a theme and pulled it off beautifully. And… there’s no BLACK in the palette! YAY! =)

Even though I have dupes for almost every color, I’m still going to purchase this. Because ABH shadows always perform so well for me, along with the convenience of having so many shades I adore, and having ALL the shades I need to complete a look, in one palette, this a must-have for me! 😀

Far too many orange tones in this palette for it to appeal to me, but man ‘o man… love letter as a single would definitely rock my boat.

This is so lovely, and it really goes well with my recent (last few days) obsession with Tutor portraiture! I especially like how many of the colors are named after actual renaissance era pigments. The ones that are still in use (like umber and raw sienna) are even pretty true to color (realgar is a derivative of arsenic so strangely has fallen out of use). If it had yellow ochre (lovely muddy yellow-brown with an almost greenish cast – a bit darker and considerably more yellow than ‘warm ochre’), I’m absolutely positive I wouldn’t be able to resist, but that’s probably a good thing because, as much as I love it, I definitely don’t need it!

Also, this is the first Anastasia palette that I can recall that isn’t made in China!

All in all, it’s very existence makes me happy wether or not I’m going to end up owning it. Thank you so much for reviewing it and providing these lovely, inspirational pictures!

Most of her palettes are made in PRC (China). They are each labeled on the back (MADE IN …) and you can usually read which it is off of Christina’s photo of the ingredients.

The pan photos and your looks are fab…always like a hit of Good Mood. This is just the ticket for those who like reds and oranges with some neutral tie-ins. It seems a bit daring with so many red based shades. Around the eye? My mum would disapprove! One small caveat to me is that the shades are not particularly true to pan, when you see the swatch in the same frame as the pan. But that is hardly a deal breaker. This is a refreshing change. Some of this season’s l/s and this palette are definitely turning the concept of ‘summer colors’ on its head. Good! (Says the non coral, non pink person)

I find that to be true with some formulas, particularly thinner consistencies as well as lipsticks – I couldn’t tell you why. Occasionally one will differ enough that I’ll take the lipstick and apply it, hold up the bullet against the lips, and it STILL has a drastic difference!

Love these colors, but I have so many dupes. The only one I think I would really love to have and don’t have a dupe for is Love Letter (and possible Venetian Red, though I’m feeling like I do have a dupe for that, but I can’t seem to find it) and OF COURSE there aren’t any good dupes for it. [sigh]

I believe I won’t be able to resist. I don’t go for palettes ever, for the likelihood of waste and also what if I fall in love and it’s LE or not available as a single. But, this one could be a good decision for the money; some are fun colors for experimentation, like Venetian Red, and I think almost every color will work for me. Great fun. Thanks for reviewing it.

Do you find you normally finish an eyeshadow, though, Anne? I know some do, but many don’t, so you might be worrying over something that may not come to pass! Totally depends on your usage/habits 🙂

I wanted a good-quality “apple and/or pumpkin” shades palette for fall, and it’s looking like this one is IT! Usually I go for cooler shades but am trying to branch out more.

These colors are right up my alley. I can’t wait to get this palette. Will definitely be a good one for me for Fall and Winter. This one is for sure going on my list.

Personally, these warm orangey -red tones aren’t for me and somehow I think that a few colours are duplicated in this palette – albeit with different finishes. But for those who love and can wear these colours it would be a big hit.
Again, that Sephora Good Mood eyeliner really sets off your eye look beautifully Christine.

I’m soo getting this when it comes in Europe through retailers 😀 i love the theme and love there is no black (I rarely use it and have a ton from other palettes), Thanks for the review I always find them extremely helpfull before buying a product.

It actually got launched by most of the online retailers shipping to europe on the 15th, june. I got it through beautybay because it was the cheapest (approx 40 gbp) plus free shipping :). I am super happy with the purchase I didn’t have that many orange or bright pinks in my collections , i mostly had neutrals . hopefully this will make me think outside the box.

Oh my, I’m loving this! I haven’t bought any eye palettes since last year (nothing’s caught my eye), but I think I’m gonna cave in with this one. Those rusty and rosy shades are my jam and they’ll fill some holes on my collection! Looks like a great opportunity to try ABH’s formula.

I’m a makeup hoarder but this palette is so basic to me! I’m am not seeing what the big deal is. The Self Made and Artist palette is better than this, IN MY OPINION. Meh. I’ll pass.

Different strokes for different folks! You are lucky to already have so many similar shades that this is just overlap for you! 🙂

ohhhhhh MAN I want this pallet, from the moment I saw it I wanted it! I usually don’t go for pallets, because I find that they only have a couple of shades I like or are too similar to something else I own for the price, but this one…. i already own the Naked2 and Naked Smokey and I don’t think that this pallet is anything like either of those!

After reading the comments, I started to wonder weather cool or warmed toned shades look best on my eyes, because I’ve never actually noticed! I believe I have cool toned skin, and I’m very pale, but these oranges and reds would bring out my blue eyes like nobodys business, I think! And I wear glasses, so I feel like I can get away with some stuff maybe non glasses wearers wouldn’t be able to.

Thanks for the great swatches! Now I have to pinch my pennies for this pallet, haha.

Some people feel comfortable in both warm and cool tones – some find one is better/worse, but I think it’s just perception, you know?

I initially called this a “hard pass”, but something came over me & I bought it on a late night whim from Sephora. It arrived in almost less than 48hrs. (thank you Flash shipping!), & once I swatched it, I became obsessed.
I used to feel like really warm toned shadows made me look sick, but I now apply them differently than I used to, & have much better brushes, so I feel like they look better.
Speaking of brushes, the one in this palette is super scratchy (the blending end)! I’ve never used an ABH palette brush before, and I just wanted to try some of the shades out on my bare lids. The shadows are SUPER pigmented, you barely need any for decent color payoff, but I will never use that brush again lol
So yeah, I was initially against this palette, but it quickly became my current obsession!

So beautiful! I have so many palettes already…I need to finish those first I guess ): Plus this palette has a price increase of 30% where I live… Unacceptable for a palette made in the PRC in my opinion ): !

I can see Too Faced coming out with a similar palette called Sweet Strawberry 😛 I love some of the colors in this palette, but I know I’d hardly get much use out of all the red tones! Very pretty, but not practical for me.

By the way, you always come up with the most gorgeous eyeshadow combinations!

I’m absolutely in love with this pallette!! When it first came out, I saw those red shades and was sure it wouldn’t work for me. Yesterday, I suddenly decided that I was in desperate need of it though. Now I have it and I’m really impressed the pigmentation and blendability. It’s so pretty!

I already have the Manny MUA paletter and the Peanut Butter Palette which have similar shades, so I’m trying to talk myself out of buying this, but its so tempting. Warm tones look so pretty on me. I’ll sleep on it. lol

I bought this palette recently and the colors are beautiful and exactly what I wanted, but tragically, even with primer they crease on me after only a short time 🙁 to be fair I have only really dabbled in the reds/oranges/pinks so maybe the more neutral shades won’t, also I have this problem semi-regularly. I usually use urban decay’s primer and my other shadows don’t crease nearly as quickly (could be because most of my eyeshadow is urban decay so maybe the primer is only good for UD shadows….) Anyway, I tried another primer with it and it still had this issue. What primer would you recommend, Christine? I want to love this palette because the colors look so great with my green eyes, ugh!!!

That is bizarre! 🙁 I don’t use UDPP normally (it creases on me), but I have good luck with NARS Smudgeproof, Smashbox and MAC 24-hour primers (they are like 99% the same ingredients, I believe Smashbox is cheaper).

I fell in love at first sight with this palette colors! And when I finally decided to buy it, bam! sold out in Sephora and Ulta ? Thank God I found one in ABH website and now I’m using it (and loving it) everyday!

Hi Christine! I like Burnt Orange on the crease with some Tempera all over the lid and a little Realgar or Red Ochre to deepen the outer corners a bit. For a casual night out I like Buon Fresco on the crease with a wash of Antique Bronze on the lid and a bit of Cyprus Umber to intensify the outer corners and the lower lash line.
But my go to has been Golden Ochre on the crease with Primavera on the lid!! Also, I think Tempera is a lovely shade for the brow bone and Vermeer is great for the inner corners and both are perfect with any combo!
I’m still figuring out how to wear Venetian Red and Love Letter! both are gorgeous but I think I’ll need to get some YouTube inspiration ?

Oh it’s permanent? I thought it was limited edition so I got really nervous that I hadn’t gotten it yet! Phew. But a B+ is not that good..

Hi All, If you don’t mind me asking…

Those of you who have had this palette for a while now, what are your thoughts? Do you use it? Love it? Worth getting? Fallout as bad as I’ve read? I am *this close* to pulling the plug.

Thanks for your help!

The truth is that this palette is completely amazing. This was my first ABH one and after that, I was on the hunt for the rest! Unfortunately, this is also their best palette. Definitely they upped their game from their previous ones. I bought Self-Made, Artist, Amrezy, Tamanna, Lavish and another one that I never remember, and the MR is absolutely amazing. They are pigmented, buttery, blendable, versatile; just plain amazing!

Hi Christine,

I am in love with this palette, specially because of the orangey tones.
I don’t know if I am ready to commit because it’s a little bit pricey and not avaible in my country.
Do you recomend any other/simmilar tones palette?

Thank you

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