Hello! Welcome Back! If you know me, you’ll know that I love makeup. However the beauty industry hasn’t been bringing out things that excite me lately. It feels like the same thing is being repeated over and over again by every brand. As I get older and have more responsibility I realized, I don’t need 5 warm tone eyeshadow palettes because they really aren’t that different. Then, Anastasia Beverly Hills released the news about their newest palette, Norvina. When I saw pictures of this palette I knew I needed to review it. It’s something different that I believe the market hasn’t seen which makes it stand out in the crowd. I’m gonna tell you all about this palette from the price, where you can purchase it to the quality of the palette. So, is the Norvina Palette worth all the hype it’s getting? Let’s find out.
What it includes?
This palette is centered around purple and cool toned shades, with 7 satin-matte shades and 7 shimmer shades. Personally I’d say 5 of the 7 shimmer shades are more metallic almost like a pressed pigment rather than shimmer, they’re pigmentation is insane. Like with every Anastasia palette you get a double ended brush, one side for blending and the other side is a flat shader brush. You get a decent size mirror in the palette, you couldn’t use it for your full face but for up close area’s it’s a good mirror.
The quality is great on this palette, it reminds me a lot of their Modern Renaissance palette which was probably that last palette I was THIS inspired by. The only drawback I could find is that the shadows are dusty and you do get a lot of kick up, so if that bothers you then you won’t like this palette. For me, I don’t mind shadows having a lot of kick up as long as the shadow still blends well. Which these do, I have been wearing this palette for about a week now and the mattes almost blend themselves. They don’t become choppy or patchy, they diffuse into a clean blown out look without you having to do a lot of work. The shimmers are incredibly creamy, but they do have fallout. Again that doesn’t bother me because, I like to do my eye makeup before my face makeup anyway. Personally I like to apply the shimmer shades with my fingers, I believe you get better color payoff that way. I believe that to be true with all my shimmer shades so, that doesn’t have anything to do with this specific formula. The shimmers go on like a dream as well, one swipe and you get full color pay off. My swatches down below are build up because I wanted you guys to see the full pigment and not a washed out version due to flash. That being said, one little dip into the shade will give you unbelievable pigment on your lid.
Is it worth the Hype?
Yes, in my opinion it deserves all the hype it’s getting. There is nothing else on the market like this palette at the moment, it’s a breath of fresh air. My favorite thing is how versatile this palette is. You can create very wearable looks but also have the option of playing around with color. I have done looks this last week using the bright purples and I’ve done looks using your basic browns and golds. As long as you don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of kick up (which I don’t believe you will), it’s a very user friendly palette. If you have been on the fence about this palette, I would 100% recommend getting it.
Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette? Do you want to try it? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know down in the comments! Thank you for stopping by. Until next time…
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