Tutorial: Matte orange eyeshadow look using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

Tutorial: Matte orange eyeshadow look using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

The Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favourite palettes! I adore all of the shades that it comes with (especially Buon Fresco) and I love how pigmented they are and how easy the shadows are to work with. I think you can create an endless amount of looks with this palette. Here I have created an easy matte orange eyeshadow look, keep on reading if you want to learn how I made this look using the palette.

To start off I primed my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and I am setting my primer with some translucent powder to make sure the shadows I put on top will blend nicely. The first shade I am using from the Modern Renaissance palette is Burnt Orange. I use the Deluxe Crease Brush from Real Techniques to apply the shadow to my crease.

The next step is optional. I like to place some translucent powder around my eye where I will be applying eyeshadow to make sure I keep the shape I want and don’t blend the shadow too high. I use the Large Shader Brush from Luxie to apply the translucent powder.

Then I place the shade Realgar on my lid using the Shading Brush from Real Techniques. I will blend out the edges of Realgar with the Deluxe Crease Brush again. To give the eye some more dimension I will darken the outer V with the shade Cyprus Umber using the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. Only apply a tiny amount of product to your brush so you can make sure it doesn’t get too dark.

If you have applied the translucent powder around your eyes, then now is the time to remove it. I will use the same Large Shader Brush to remove the powder. I go in with small circular motions which will make sure that the edges of the eyeshadow are blended.

For the lower lashline, I will start by applying some of the shade Realgar with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I will wipe my brush clean and use the shade Golden Ochre to buff it out. The next step is also optional. I applied a wing eyeliner but you can stop here and finish your makeup. I used the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner for my wing. It is an okay eyeliner but I think the applicator is a bit too big to get a sharp wing as I want.

You can now finish your makeup. For my brows, I used the Tony Moly Auto Eye Brow in Brown. I curled my lashes with the Eylure London Heated Eyelash Curler and used the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. For my browbone and inner corner highlight, I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Skin Frost in the shade Eclipse and applied it with the Pointed Detail Brush from Coastal Scents. I lined my lips with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Pencil and used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition in the shade Celebrity Skin.

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look – let me know if you’ve tried to recreate it! You can read my full review and see swatches of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette right here!

This post contains some affiliate links. If you buy anything of any of these links then I will make a small commision which will support my blog.

Find me at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *