I finally had my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette and I totally understand why the Internet is so obsessed with it.
There is an unwritten rule among makeup collectors: no matter how big or small your stash is, you must have one of the cult Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes in it. Personally, I own (and use!) them all because the formula is too buttery and pigmented that I can’t get enough of them.
In case you wonder, Modern Renaissance and Soft Glam palettes are my all time favorites and I have a feeling that Norvina will be on that top 3 of my favorite Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes of all time.
The Norvina palette continues brand’s concept of creating an all-in-one kind of eyeshadow palettes that contain both shimmer and matte shades, as well as a few options for the crease. Compared to the latest eyeshadow palette launches, the Norvina palette features a lovely mix of warm shades as well as a nice selection of unique purples and pinks in both glitter and matte finishes.
“An essential 14 shade eyeshadow palette featuring Norvina’s go-to shades ranging from bold and bright mattes to soft pastel shimmers.”
Typical for ABH velvet case with a mirror and dual-sided brush. The cover is light purple and super adorable.
Rich, fully pigmented shades that blend like a dream. Some eyeshadows from the palette require different application techniques. The metallics work the best if applied with fingertips. The shimmers look beautifully if applied both with a dry or wet brush. The mattes are buildable and easy to blend without minimal fallout.
The Norvina palette features 14 pigmented shades that wary from pastel purple and pink to deep burgundy and orange shades.
Dreamer (metallic pink champagne)
Summer (foiled metallic golden topaz)
Wild Child (duo-chrome frosty pink with magenta shift)
Rose Gold (metallic rosewood)
Celestial (duo-chrome plum with a violet shift)
Dazzling (cool-tone duo chrome bronze with a violet shift)
Drama (duo chrome aubergine with a cool bronze shift)
Base (matte eggshell)
Soul (matte wisteria)
Incense (matte dusty terracotta)
Love (matte mid-tone cool pink)
Volatile (matte warm charcoal)
Eccentric (matte dark burnt orange)
Passion (matte deep garnet)
The Best Part
As it often happens with ABH palettes, I’m simply obsessed with this new launch. If you are the biggest ABH eyeshadows fan too, you would enjoy this palette so much. Not only for the unique and amazing color selection, but also for the quality of the pigments. Personally, I can’t stop using the shades Wild Child and Rose Gold – these are so blindly sparkly and stunning that I can’t get enough of them.
The Worst Part
The metallic shades from the palette are so soft that they don’t look presentable after you start using the palette. While I haven’t traveled with the Norvina Palette yet, I have a feeling that if shaken too much, these shades may fall apart. I also had some trouble with the shades Soul and Celestial. The Soul is not as pigmented as I expected and it looks almost gray when applied onto the skin. And while I understand that purple shades are the most difficult to create, the shade Celestial did not apply as pigmented as I expected.
For me personally, this palette is an absolute must-have. I hope you love it too!