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Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette: Review

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.

How Much?

This palette costs $42.00 USD and you can purchase it on the Sephora website, at and Ulta stores. You can also purchase this palette directly from the Anastasia Beverly Hills website.


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.

Photo Credit: ABH

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…

Be Nice. Be Good.

Mich. x


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Hi! I’m Mich. I’m a 26 year old young woman trying to navigate adulthood and all the challenges it brings. On Simply Michelle you will find genuine posts about a wide range of topics from mental health & faith to makeup & baking. This is my safe place to be vulnerable and hopefully you'll feel that you can do the same. I hope you stick around!

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  1. Obsessed with these shades oh my goodness!!

    1. me too! i had a totally makeup meltdown when i first saw it, i just KNEW i needed it to be mine xx

  2. Lupe says:

    I really like the colors! I tend to stick to golds, light pinks and nudes for eyeshadow. I’ve never tried any of her palettes.

    1. If you are in the market for a new palette and can afford to splurge a little I definitely recommend this one. Her palettes can sometimes be hit or miss but this one is really good! xx

  3. I’ve been really curious about this palette since the whole subculture problem but this one looks lovely! The colours are just up my street. Great review x

    1. Thank you! 💜 I was a little worried as well because some of her palettes have been hit or miss, i made sure to watch reviews from beauty gurus that I trusted and decided to try it. very glad i did xx

  4. Purple toned shadows used to be my favourite so when I saw this palette I was really excited by it, I haven’t actually purchased it yet and I doubt I will because I’m on a ‘high-end spending ban’ at the minute but if this ever gets reduced on Beauty Bay or something I’ll definitely be purchasing it as it looks GORGEOUS! This was a great review and I think that the shadow in Modern Renaissance give a lot of fall out too but I don’t complain because they’re still so pigmented and such good quality! Your swatches are fab and the shades look amazing!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales,

    1. thank you! i agree the formula of the modern renaissance is very similar to the formula of these shades. I originally bought it for my best friend as a birthday present but realized i’d be jealous that she has it and i didn’t so naturally i bought two! 😅

      1. I don’t blame you I couldn’t buy it for someone else and not get one for myself not even my best friend!x

  5. This palette has so many pretty shades, it’s absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the range of pinks and purples it has, I imagine you can create some really beautiful looks with this. I’m glad you found a nice palette that is worth the hype. It’s worth spending a bit extra for quality too. Thank you for the fab review Mich! 💖 xx

    Bexa |

    1. thank you bexa! 💜 i can’t wait to play around and hopefully create some exciting looks with this palette! xx

  6. Miss Blogs-A-Bit says:

    I have to be honest, I never really tend to spend all that much on make up. But this looks like such good value in the amount of colours/shades you get for the price! Pretty much all the colours are beautiful, they’ve photographed really well 😍 Great review! Xx

    1. Thank you! i try to not spend a whole lot on makeup because i have found a lot of great options at the drugstore but something like a palette that i know i’ll use all the shades i’m more okay with splurging. also i was buying to as a birthday gift for my best friend and felt jealous that she’d have it but i wouldn’t so i caved!

  7. This palette caught my eye for being so different too. I’m not a fan of really warm tones so I was happy to see them doing something different. I’ve heard a lot of mixed opinions on the amount of fallout this palette has. The only thing that bothers me about this one is that I’d have liked to have seen another matte or two. Amazing how well they blend! I can totally overlook dusty if it’s super easy to blend too x


    1. i definitely would recommend doing your eyes first, i didn’t once and the fall out kinda messed up the rest of my look but that was more my fault than the palette’s. I like warmer tones but i’ve noticed cool tones look better on me since i’m more cool toned so this palette is really flattering with my skin tone & eye color. there are an equal amount of shimmers and mattes, some of the matte swatches just look a little shimmery from what was left from me searching the shimmer shades xx

  8. I haven’t tried anything from this brand and personally I would think that that’s a little too much to spend on a palette BUT the shimmery shades are absolutely gorgeous 🙂 xxx

    1. it’s definitely an investment, i no longer buy palettes that i know im not gonna get my money out of like if i only like a few shades i just won’t buy it but this one i’ve already used almost all the shades at least once 😊 xx

  9. The shades in this palette are so pretty! ☺️

  10. katedaysaweek says:

    This is probably the one ABH palette I regret not purchasing. I still don’t know whether I want it or would use it if I had it, but damn, it’s so different from everything else. I might wait for a sale somewhere. It’s a bit more expensive over here in Europe (around $60).

    Glad I discovered a new beauty blog!

    I’m not following you on WP and I’ve subbed to your newsletter 🙂

    Kate |

    1. this just gave me motivation to sort of my newsletter in the new year so thank you for that! I really do love the palette, i felt like this year a lot of launches looked exactly the same so i was glad to see ABH do something different

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