I was waiting to buy this palette from the moment they said they were launching it. Even though I didn’t see any swatches, I already knew that I would buy it one day. I desperately wanted to treat myself with the nude palette by ABH, so here it is. The dream has finally came true!
Package. The palette is of Camel color and it has a velvet surface. Inside you’ll find a small mirror along with a brush which is terrific as usual.
The palette consists of 14 shades.
The upper row:
Tempera - off white satin shade. There’s the same shade in the Modern Renaissance palette by the way.
Glistening - the metallic shade of sparkling wine color
Orange Soda - fair matte peach shade
Rose Pine - faint pink metallic shade with a silver sheen
Sultry - chocolate purple sparkling shade that may fall out during application
Bronze - simple bronze shade
Mulberry - mulberry matte color
The lower row:
Dusty Rose - dusty lilac matte hue
Fairy - light golden metallic
Burnt Orange - matte dusty orange-red color (this one is also from the Modern Renaissance palette)
Sienna - brown-brick matte shade
Rustic - matte cinamon shade
Cyprus Umper - matte coffee-like shade (from the Modern Renaissance palette)
Noir - black matte color
There are three colors from the Modern Renaissance palette which are the same in shade as well as in naming. This is why they actually scolded this palette. I also hear many girls saying that the palette is boring. But for me it’s fine since there were a lot of palettes by ABH which were screaming with creative input.
The color selection is nice, as I can easily comprise daytime as well as evening makeup looks with this palette. By the way, the palette is full and doesn’t require any additional shades for makeups.
As for the quality I can say that this palette is better than the Modern Renaissance quality-wise. The texture of the shades has become softer which makes the blending better and the colors brighter. At the same time the palette isn’t as dusty as the Subculture palette by the same brand. This palette is the easiest to work with.
The only gripe is that, in my opinion the Mulberry and Noir shades aren’t well packed with pigment. They don’t show that intense and bright color on my eyes as the other shades. But still these colors are super needed in the palette as they are the main shades which allow me to transform my daytime makeup into an evening look.
Overall: I think that ABH came up with one more cult and hyped best-selling eyeshadow palette. It’s super harmonious and easy in use. It’s a must have for all the eyeshadow junkies and in general for those who want to have a working nude eyeshadow palette of nice quality.