I’m obsessed with red eyeshadows that compliment my green eyes. Therefore I’ve purchased the ABH Modern Renaissance palette without much thinking, as soon as it was released. Let’s test it!
The packaging looks like a velvet book and is first class, but considering my carelessness, it is very smudgy for me. Plus, I’m not sure that makeup artists are thankful for such an appearance either.
The double-ended brush is a pass. One of the sides is more or less fine, but the other that is meant for blending is a total flop. Although, I don’t use any of the brushes included usually.
The product comes with 14 shades. The upper row:
From left to right:
A matte, light beige shade that whitens my skin a little
A matte, earthy shade
A pearly metallic tone
A matte, rose and lilac shade
A russet shade with a hint of bronze
A matte, mauve tone
A matte, dark-brown shade
The lower row from left to right:
A matte, clay shade
A matte, sandy color with a hint of yellow
A golden shimmer
A matte, dark red shade
A raspberry-red shade with a blue undertone
A matte, gray and earthy tone
A matte, rusty red color
The shades are mostly matte. As for the cons, they all are dusty and run low very fast. Moreover, the Venetian Red and Love Letter are quite hard to blend out, so you have to get the hang of it and use it paired with other shades.
The pigmentation of the whole palette is awesome, especially the Cyprus Umber. It rocks! They all are easy to apply. You won’t have to layer them, as they are highly pigmented. I fell for the metallic shades, it is such a beaut.
You can create an abundance of makeup looks with this palette:
Now I’m going to compare this product to my favorite Lime Crime Venus palette. Some of you may think that they are the same. Well, no. Take a look:
Lime Crime is obviously better than ABH. I don’t have any issues with the Lime Crime palette at all. Every shade blends out with ease. Besides, some of the shades are simply unique. They are not dusty, so it goes a really long way. However, the ABH version is a more multi-tasking product.
The ABH Modern Renaissance couldn’t beat my favorite Lime Crime Venus, but the palette is really decent and I’m glad I’ve discovered it.
Price point: $42 on Sephora.com