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Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette Review and Swatches

Hi, everyone! I’m sorry for the absence. Nothing was wrong, but I am not the kind of blogger that forces out content if my heart is not in it. I have been testing out a lot of new products, so I am excited to share those with you. To start things off, I am going to talk about the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette. I have loved the previous Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes, so I had to add this one to my collection. Like most everyone else in the beauty community, I was excited to see a little something different. I adore warm toned shadows, but a person can only have so many warm palettes. Keep on reading to see my thoughts on the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette Shades

I adore the practical layout of this palette. The shadows are not just scattered haphazardly around the palette; there appears to be some actual thought behind the layout. All of the metallic shades are on the top row and the matte shades are on the bottom row. The overall color scheme is more purple and pink, but there are some wonderful neutrals to work with, too. I’ll list the shades and color descriptions down below.

  • Base: matte cream
  • Soul: satin lilaic
  • Incense: matte tan
  • Love: satin rose
  • Volatile: matte cool chocolate brown
  • Eccentric: mate burnt orange
  • Dreamer: metallic champagne with a hint of pink
  • Summer: metallic bronze
  • Wild Child: metallic light pink
  • Rose Gold: metallic rose gold
  • Celestial: metallic plum with a slight pink shift
  • Dazzling: metallic pinky bronze
  • Drama: metallic bronze plum
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette Swatches
Dreamer, Summer, Wild Child, Rose Gold, Celestial, Dazzling, Drama
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
Base, Soul, Incense, Love, Volatile, Eccentric, Passion

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette: Pigment and Formula

While there are a couple of shades that I wish had better color payoff, the overall pigment is great. That being said, I really wish Wild Child and Celestial were more intense. They are gorgeous, but I just wish they had a bit more pop. The metallics are everything a metallic shadow should be: intense, creamy, and easy to apply. You will get more color payoff by applying them with your finger or dampening your brush. I love the matte shadows! They are buttery, they blend so well, and they are not the least bit patchy. It is important to note that two of the matte shadows are not true mattes. I have seen a ton of people griping about it like it is some huge deal. Soul and Love have a more satin matte finish. They aren’t 100% matte nor are they 100% satin. However, once they are on the eyes, you can’t detect any shine. Not like there was a lot to begin with. They peform like the other matte shades in the palette. I just wanted to mention that because other people seem to be agitated by it for whatever reason.

So, now on to the elephant in the room. The Subculture left a bad taste for a lot of people (not me….I love that palette) and I think a lot of people are a little gun shy when it comes to eyeshadow palettes by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Yes, the shadows are powdery and you will deal with some product kick up. It isn’t as bad as Subculture, but I think some people will still have some issues with it. I have used this palette somewhere between 8-10 times and it does look more used than that. Considering the price, it does feel a bit like you are wasting product. I haven’t experienced any actual fallout, though.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette: Overall Impressions

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette is gorgeous! And while I do like it, I wouldn’t say that I am obsessed or in love with it. I do appreciate that they gave us a little something different. Every eyeshadow release for awhile has been nothing but warm tones, and this has a perfect mix of neutrals and some fun purples and pinks. And the purples/pinks are nice quality, and not the patchy or dry formula that we usually expect. The quality and color payoff is definitley there. Is this a palette that I will use every day? No. I might not even use it every week, but I am certainly happy to have it in my collection.

If you have been thinking about getting this palette, go for it. I don’t think you will be disappointed.