Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – Swatches and First Impressions!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. Today I received the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette that I ordered from Sephora, so I wanted to show you guys the palette and swatches with my first impressions of the product.

The palette itself is beautiful, a lilac velvet with white and gold lettering. It’s very pretty packaging and also very simple, with a magnetic closure.

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The palette contains 14 shadows and a dual-ended brush – I have had one of these brushes in another ABH palette and they’re really good to add to your collection, they’re very soft and apply and blend shadows well. One end is a fluffy blending brush and the other is a more precise brush, for applying shadow on the lid or blending underneath the eyes.

The shadows are pretty much all very warm-toned, which I love as I don’t own a palette with a lot of warm shades all in one place. There are a lot of pink, orange and red-toned shadows, so it will be really easy to match together shadows to create lots of different looks. The palette contains a lot of shades that are perfect for summer and there is a mixture of mattes and shimmers, so this palette has the perfect mixture of different shadows and the included brush makes it travel-friendly, too.

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Now for the most exciting part – the swatches! All of the shades were easy to swatch and have a lovely, pigmented formula. Here are the two rows swatched separately with each shade labelled:

Top row:

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Bottom row:

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As you can see, the shades are all lovely and the pigmentation of each shadow really shows up in the swatches. I love the shimmery shades, Primavera and Vermeer, and the bottom row is my favourite – the shades are all so beautiful and I love the range of rich, orangey-red tones. My favourite shadows are Burnt Orange, Red Ochre, Venetian Red and Primavera and all shadows seem to have excellent pigmentation – I can’t find one shadow that doesn’t live up to the rest in terms of formula and colour pay-off.

I haven’t used the shadows to create an eye look yet, but will definitely be trying them out so keep a look out for another post soon! I can’t wait to try a few different looks out and have high hopes from the swatches, as they all seem very soft and easy to blend. I’m so pleased that I decided to buy this palette and think it is an excellent addition to the collection of any beauty lover!

Did you pick up the Modern Renaissance? Let me know your thoughts below!

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Finding The Perfect Shoes?!

Hi everyone! I have recently been on the lookout for the perfect pair of shoes to take me through summer and into autumn. Now, I love wearing my adidas in the day and a pair of heels on a night out, but I wanted to find something that worked for interviews, work, evenings out and for day-to-day wear. I think I’ve found them!

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These Topshop beauties are £29 each and for Topshop, that’s pretty affordable – especially for a pair of shoes that are going to work for most occasions. The small, block heels means they add height without being uncomfortable, the open toe and straps adds a summery touch and the silver detailing adds a smart edge.

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The name of these shoes is ‘MEGHAN Block Heel Sandals’ and they come in two colours, black and a blush pink. I ended up getting both because of the fact that a black pair of shoes will look amazing with so many outfits and never go out of style, but the blush pink are so pretty and summery too. I really couldn’t choose between them and for the price, I decided to take the plunge!

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I can already see myself styling the black pair with jeans, smart dresses and workwear, and the pink pair looking beautiful with a pastel dress. From attending an interview to a summer wedding, these shoes are perfect – they are stylish and comfy in one (I didn’t think that was possible before now!)

If you’re a Topshop lover like I am then be sure to grab them whilst you can!