Affordable VS. Highend -Warm Palette Comparison

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If you couldn’t tell warm toned palettes have been trending for the last couple years, every makeup company under the sun has brought out their own variation of a warm toned palette. This has its Pro’s and Con’s, Pro’s being that more affordable versions are coming out and Con’s being how many warm toned palettes do we actually need.

In this post, I’m going to be comparing the infamous Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Modern Renaissance‘ against the ‘Berries‘ palette by affordable Australian brand BYS Cosmetics.

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Affordable vs. Highend – ABH Modern Renaissance and BYS Berries

Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Modern Renaissance’ Eyeshadow Palette

The Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Modern Renaissance‘ palette is one of my favourite warm-toned palettes on the market. I purchased mine sometime in 2017 and I can easily create a nice everyday or grungy makeup look with it. 

This eyeshadow palette offers a range of beautiful warm tones, from soft orange/ mustard and orange tones through to warm berries and brown tones.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Modern Renaissance’

The eyeshadows are soft and buttery and they have beautiful pigmentation. You will find mostly matte eyeshadows in this palette but it also has two beautiful shimmery shades that work well with all the other shades in the palette.

Because the eyeshadows are so soft you will have a bit of kick up, you can probably see that in my picture but they are very blendable which makes them easy for anyone to use. The high level of pigmentation means that a little goes a long way so you don’t need to dig into these eyeshadows to get the level of pigmentation that you need.

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BYS Cosmetics ‘Berries’ Eyeshadow Palette

The BYS Cosmetics ‘Berries’ Eyeshadow Palette

The BYS Cosmetics ‘Berries‘ palette is by far the closest dupe I’ve come across so far, it offers a similar range of colours to the ‘Modern Renaissance‘ and is a fraction of the price. If you’re in Australia the ‘Modern Renaissance‘ retails for $75 which is quite hefty if you ask me, where as the ‘Berries‘ palette will cost you no more than $20 (depending on where you purchase from.)

Do I think that it’s comparable to the ‘Modern Renaissance‘, colour wise yes, quality wise no, but I don’t think you should expect to get the same quality for a cheaper product. I do think its good for a more affordable version, so if your looking to get something similar but can’t afford to spend $75 on an eyeshadow palette or would rather not then this might be worth checking out.

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Warm Palette’s Comparison Swatches


I have swatched and played around with both palettes and I like them both but I do struggle to get them to blend similar, I felt like the eyeshadows in the ‘Berries‘ palette just blended into a bit of a muddy mess but maybe that’s just my lack of blending skills.

You can see in the images below I tried recreating the same look using both palettes, on the left is the look using the ‘Modern Renaissance‘ and on the right is the ‘Berries‘ palette.

The pigmentation is lacking in the ‘Berries‘, it can be built up but I couldn’t build it up anywhere near the left eye. If you want softer looks I think its fine for that.

I tried spraying my brush to help build up the shimmer but it didn’t do much, maybe I should have tried a sticky base or my finger but I wanted to compare these using basic techniques so that I could see how the shadows worked on their own.

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Warm Palette’s Comparison ABH MR & BYS Berries

Final Verdict

Final verdict, should you Splurge on the ‘Modern Renaissance’ or go for the more affordable ‘Berries‘ eyeshadow palette. If you have the money to be able to afford the ‘Modern Renaissance‘ I do think its worth it and you should totally go for it if you like warmer tones. However, If you’re looking to experiment with warm tones, $20 is a better price if you don’t want to invest straight away.

I do still think the BYS Cosmetics ‘Berries‘ can create some beautiful looks even if the quality isn’t as good as more expensive palettes on the market, and I’m well aware that not everyone has the cash to splurge on a $75 palette so I do think its good for a more affordable palette and worth getting if the ‘MR‘ isn’t in your budget (And you should never go into dept over a beauty product.)

Until next time, I hope you have a lovely day.

Credit: this post was originally inspired by Livloveshermakeup on Youtube, she no longer posts on her channel or social media but I wanted to give her credit for inspiring this type of post.

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4 thoughts on “Affordable VS. Highend -Warm Palette Comparison

  1. Great review and comparison! I have the ABH palette, but I also have a few warm Colourpop and Huda’s Mauve Obsessions. They are all amazing, but I do have too many warm palettes! You only really need so many, LOL!


    1. Totally I feel like brands are going a little bit crazy with releasing all these warm palettes, while I do love warm colours I’d love to see some more original concepts if thats even possible.


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