This arrived in the post earlier this week, and I can confirm that it is, of course, gorgeous.
The packaging is exactly the same as Modern Renaissance and Subculture, just in a matte gold kind of shade. Not the prettiest colour, but as always with Anastasia its great quality.
The eyeshadows themselves are really beautiful. Nowhere near as powdery as the Subculture, nor as colourful as the Modern Renaissance, there are a ton of soft browns, crease shades, and deeper defining browns. There are a few pops of colour via shimmery/glittery shadows. Some of the medium matte shades are slightly powdery, but they blend out beautifully.
There are some repeats in this palette. There are a few shades which are part of the permanent line, and Tempera, Burnt Orange, and Cyprus Umber can all be found in the Modern Renaissance palette. Although I don’t see a problem with using permanent colours within a palette, I’m surprised that they felt the need to repeat shades from another (quite recent) palette launch, especially one within the same family of palettes.
All in all, I really like this palette. It’s not the most exciting palette, but it is one I can see myself reaching for quite frequently, especially in comparison to the Subculture palette. Although a little more neutral than the Modern Renaissance, I would say these were on a par in terms of quality and usability. Definitely a new staple in my makeup routine!