After so many months of waiting. Of wanting. Of being on the Cult Beauty waiting list. And finally it’s here. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. And I am in LOVE. As soon as I opened the box and I realised it was velvet I might have peed a little bit I was so excited.
I adore all of the colours and in the 8 days its been since this beauty came into my life I have used it every single day. Not obsessed. Nope. Not me. Everything about this palette screams autumn and gorgeousness. The colours are pigmented, the formula is super soft, the only qualms I have is with the brush. In comparison to the shadows, the quality just seems a bit lacklustre. The issue is mainly the fluffy end. The plastic bristles aren’t very soft at all and leaves tiny digs in the pans, but the other end is fine, so other than that it’s pure LOVE. So for my first week spend with the new love of my life, I went for a different look each day.
For day one I went for a pretty neutral look. Y’know, ease myself in. It ended up a lot colder looking than I thought it would, but I still liked the overall look. For this I paired Buon Fresco with Antique Bronze, with a bit of Cyprus Umber to line and a tiny bit of Vermeer to add a touch of sparkle. Antique Bronze wasn’t quite as sparkly as I’d hoped it’d be, but it’s still a super super nice colour.
My next look was a bit warmer a bit more subtle. I paired Golden Ochre and Burnt Orange (totally my favourite colour, by the way) with Raw Sienna in the crease with a bit of both smudging out my lash line. I loved it.
Next up, I swapped the idea around. I swept Warm Taupe all over the lid, while adding a mix of Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna, Golden Ochre and the tiniest touch of Realgar to deepen. This one I loved even more than the day before, it was super autumnal while a little bit bright and it was just FAB.
The next day I slowly edged myself into a bolder look, going for the darker orange and brown tones. With Realgar across the lid for a nice deep orange and Cyprus Umber for an even deeper crease and outer corner. I added in a little bit of Primavera in the inner corner to add that little bright bit of sparkle. Definitely my favourite every day look.
And lastly, since it was Friday, I went for some pink. Toned down slightly from My Bonfire Night Look though, I don’t think I could have turned up to work QUITE that made up. Starting off with Red Ochre and Venetian Red in the crease with Loveletter across the crease for a bold punchy pink. While it’s still bright, it’s a lot softer than my pink look from last week, much more office appropriate. Roll on the weekend so I can go ALL out.