Hey guys, I’m going to review the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette. I bought this gorgeous ABH palette last week after reading and watching so many positive makeup reviews on Youtube and Instagram and needed it for myself. I especially loved the colors and the mix of mattes and shimmery shades definitely caught my attention. Also, let’s be real, Jeffery Star gave it a glowing review, so, yeah, I needed to have it.
First impressions of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
When I saw the Norvina palette on display at Sephora during the VIB sale, I snatched it up immediately. There were only a few left, and I wanted to get my hands on it. I liked the packaging; it’s very true to the previous packaging of Anastasia eyeshadows. I also appreciated the mix of 7 mattes and 7 shimmery shades to play with because you can honestly create a million different looks. So, my first impression was very positive! Also, the price tag at $42 wasn’t a bad price for 14 different eyeshadow shades. That comes out to $3 per eyeshadow shade which is a fantastic price.
Swatches Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette
I swatched all of the eyeshadow colors on Instagram yesterday and was impressed with the colors, but dang girl, the fallout and powdery-ness (is this even a word) was crazy-town. I mean, you have to be exceptionally careful with these pigments if you want to keep your eyeshadow palette intact. It was so-so-powdery and yet somehow had loads of pigmentation. I’m conflicted. Can you tell? I swatched all the shades and just did one pass of the pigment, so you can see how pigmented they are. But I have to tell you; I am so conflicted right now about this palette because of the powdery situation.
Shimmery Shades from Left to Right: Dreamer, Summer, Wild Child, Rose Gold, Celestial, Dazzling, Drama
Matte Shades from Left to Right: Base, Soul, Incense, Love, Volatile, Eccentric, Passion
Ingredients and Safety of the Norvina Palette
If you want to check out the ingredients of the Norvina palette go here. In general, though, there wasn’t any ingredient that had a major red flag for me. Of course, there are a ton of ingredients I can’t pronounce, but it has no parabens, no talc, no formaldehyde and no other eyeshadow ingredients that make me want to run away. If you are vegan, this is not the palette for you. With that said, there was no rating on the EWG for safety, so this is just my thoughts on it.
Makeup Look Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette
Here is the look I created using the Norvina palette. Like I said, there are so many more looks you can create using this fun palette. Here’s a step-by-step for how to get the look I am showing you.
- Sweep Eccentric into the contour of the eye with the blender brush.
- Press Passion on the outside 1/3rd of the lower eyelid.
- Press Soul on the inner 1/3rd of the eyelid.
- Press Rose Gold in the center of your lower eyelid.
- Sweep Eccentric under the lower lash line.
- Apply eyeliner and your mascara.
Overall Thoughts and Opinions
When I first tried this out and tested the products for swatches, I was really disappointed in the amount of flaking and powder I saw. I have played with it a lot now and have tried different pressures with my brush, and the only solution would be to very lightly press on the pigments. It will still powder up for sure, but not as much if you dip into it carefully and avoid smashing your brush in it. Even though it was powdery, the pigment pay off and how the eyeshadows blended together was really nice.
I think if you buy the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette, you just have to know that you need to be careful when dipping your brush into the eyeshadow. Make sure to do your foundation last just in-case you get fall out from the eyeshadow under your eyes. If you do that, you will probably really enjoy the eyeshadow palette. Would I buy it again? I don’t know- I’m on the fence with this Anastasia Norvina palette. I really want to love it but it’s so flipping messy! Have you tried it before?
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