The very first time I laid eyes on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette was on Snapchat. It was love-at-first-sight for me with all of the red based brown shades and the pinks, mixed with some very neutral light shades. I tend to wear shades like this on a daily basis because they really work for any occasion, day or night, and they also make my eye color pop. The palette works for every skin tone and eye color though, and the combinations are endless. I put together a dramatic makeup look that turns a smoky eye into something really smoldering and sexy. Grab yourself one of these palettes and follow the tutorial inside!
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette is a useful mix of neutral shades, both matte and shimmer, as well as bolder shades of pink, purple, red, and orange. It’s a very fiery looking palette from the moment you open it up. The shades are all incredibly pigmented and they blend like a dream. You need the tiniest amount of product on your eyeshadow brushes to put down strong color. As of right now, this is one of my favorite 3 eyeshadow palettes of 2016 so far.
GET THE LOOK:
- Apply Shade 1 (“Realgar”) into the crease of your eye with a fluffy blending brush and blend it upward using circular motions. This shade is incredibly rich in color, so pick up just a small amount and keep building upon it. Work this shade toward your brow-bone.
- Apply Shade 2 (“Red Ochre”) to the crease of your eye only using the same fluffy blending brush. After going into the crease only and darkening it up, I started to mix in a little bit of Shade 3 (“Venetian Red”) as well. I also applied Shade 2 (“Red Ochre”) along my lower lash-line with a pencil brush.
- Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply Shade 4 (“Love Letter”) over the entire eyelid in a patting motion, making sure to stop before the crease. Go back and blend the crease shade out so there are no harsh lines.
- Apply Shade 5 (“Cyprus Umber”) into the outer-third of your eyelids, both on the top and bottom of your eyes. This creates that smoky eye effect.
- Use Shade 6 (“Primavera”) in the inner corners of your eyes for a pop of a shimmer.
- Finish off with Shade 7 (“Tempera”) on the brow-bone to blend down the very first shade we used and give your brows a matte highlight.
You can finish this makeup look off however you see fit. I thought about adding some glitter liner to the top lash-line but ended up going with traditional black winged liner. I used a flesh-colored eyeliner in my lower water-line to open up the eyes and give them a doll-like effect.
I applied mascara as well as false lashes that were quite natural looking. Since the smokiness of the eye is very dramatic, I wanted to keep the lashes looking long and fluttery, but not overly dense.
This is an eye makeup look that any skin tone and eye color can wear. It will make brown and hazel eyes look extra warm and contrast against blue and green eyes. It’s a unique twist on the typical black and silver smoky eye.
This look, to me, is very autumn. I think it’s great for the upcoming season, but I think it also complements summer makeup looks with the berry tones this palette contains.
You can purchase the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette at Ulta and Sephora stores nationwide as well as online here. Each palette retails for $42.00USD.
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