I apologise to everyone especially the beauty community on the internet but I f**king hate this palette.
It’s now been 4 weeks since I had this palette. The first week it was just as rubbish and to give this palette the best shot possible I even bought eye primers and Kat Von D’s whiteout concealer.
Even before I know this was a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance I liked shade number 3, 5 and 8.
Shade 3 is a shimmer and super MEH ! Hardly shows up with flat brush or finger.
The shade #8 shows up as lack lustre in real life as it shows up in the photos. In my experience it just swatches sexy with a finger.
There is fall out and this is especially problematic with the darker shades, so beware of that.
I usually tap my brush for ANY palette, so it’s not a big deal for me. Also I always do my eyes before my face.
The mattes in this palette, infact in all of the Colour Icons I LOVE, no complaints. But the whole reason I bought this palette was for #3 and #8 and both need too much effort to just….be….there.
You know, just sit on your lids adding nothing to your look.
#5 is a gorgeous satin. It has micro glitter and shows up as a browny-mauve on my skin.
It’s subtle but has gravitas. The type of shade you can feel confident showing up for a luncheon with just that on your lid ! 🙂
I like #4 which is a dusty pink on me. I use it mainly for my crease or base shade.
So what do I do ?
I can not justify buying the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette as of now, so hitting pan on this palette is my goal.
And what a boring goal it will be, trudging along with neutrals and shades with no pop.
While I fall asleep just thinking about my goal, I would recommend you check out Smacy on Youtube to get a realistic review and wear test on this palette.
It is a positive review and she has way more experience with eyeshadows than I do.