A palette that has taken the makeup world by absolute storm is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. When I first got it, I was a bit hesitant, but after owning it for awhile now, I’m SO glad I made the purchase. It’s one of my most used palettes!
At the Wet n Wild 2018 product launch event, they were showcasing the repackaged and reformulated Color Icon eyeshadow palettes. One of the 10 pan palettes, Rose in the Air, looks SCARILY similar to Modern Renaissance. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do a versus post on them.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance is a 14 pan palette housed in taupe velvet. This palette contains a decent sized mirror and a dual ended brush. All the colours are warm browns, pinks and oranges. It’s easy to see why it’s such a crowd favourite.
The Wet n Wild Rose in the Air in comparison is a 10 pan palette in a travel-friendly plastic casing. No mirror or brush with this bad boy, but that’s not all together surprising for a drugstore product. Similar to the Modern Renaissance, the shades are warm with a mix of shimmers and mattes.
So obviously the major difference between these two palettes is the price. The ABH Modern Renaissance retails for $55 CAD at Sephora and the Wet n Wild Rose in the Air will retail for $6.99 CAD when released in December 2017. That is a $48 dollar difference. Fourty-eight dollars. So I do have to say that there are four extra shades, the mirror, and the brush in the Modern Renaissance. The pans are also larger in the Modern Renaissance which you can see from my photo above.
But let me repeat that again. Forty-eight dollar difference. You could buy a whole other palette for that price. I think even with the extras of the Modern Renaissance, Wet n Wild has the price point beat!
Now the question for the true dupe test: how do the shadows match up? Above are my swatches. Can you tell which line is which?
The top is Wet n Wild and the bottom is Anastasia Beverly Hills. I do think it’s noticeable in terms of the vibrancy of the shadows, but honestly, it’s definitely close. Every single shadow in the Wet n Wild palette has a match in the Modern Renaissance. Here is the breakdown (based on the shadows from left to right in Rose in the Air):
Wet n Wild – ABH
- Transition Shade – Burnt Orange
- Top 1 – Antique Bronze
- Top 2 – Buon Fresco
- Top 3 – Primavera
- Top 4 – Tempera
- Bottom 1 – Cyprus Umber
- Bottom 2 – Love Letter
- Bottom 3 – Red Ochre
- Bottom 4 – Realgar
- Transition Shade – Warm Taupe
The four shades that were not include in the Wet n Wild one are:
- Golden Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Venetian Red
Again, as presented above, the shades are almost exact dupes. The pigmentation I think is actually really good on the Wet n Wild. They aren’t as buttery and pigmented as the Modern Renaissance, but for the price, they are pretty darn close!
If the swatch post and the price comparison weren’t enough, I would say that the Wet n Wild Rose in the Air is almost a perfect dupe for the colours in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance. Personally, I’m still super happy with the Modern Renaissance, but if you’re on a budget and are looking for a great palette with similar (exact) colours, the Wet n Wild Rose in the Air is a fantastic option. I can definitely see myself using this for travel!
A fellow CBB member, Samantha Jane did a really great video of her side by side looks which can be found here.
You can get the Modern Renaissance palette from Sephora.
The Wet n Wild palette will actually be released in December 2017 on wetnwildbeauty.com and February 2018 at mass retailers so mark your calendars!
UPDATE: I’ve had such a great response to this post! You can now pick up the Wet n Wild palette online here!
Thanks for reading! Have a great day!
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