Even though I tend to go more for drugstore products, sometimes a new high end release happens and I instantly know I need it. From the sneak peaks to the YouTube videos, it was all so tempting. So when I seen the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette was away to drop, my green eyes lit up. Its a colour scheme I didn’t own in my collection (surprisingly!) and purples compliment green eyes beautifully. The day of release came around and BAM, it was in my basket quicker than you can say BOO. A couple of days later it was on my doorstep and I was finally the owner of this absolutely stunning palette.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
The packaging is in the same style as the others, with the velvet covering. This makes the palette look grubby super quickly which can be a set back. Especially when you’re like me and like your palettes to look in tip top condition. On the inside of the lid you get a good sized mirror and you’re met with 14 shades, the standard for ABH palettes. The brush which comes with their palette is actually pretty decent as well. It’s double ended with a blender at 1 end and a flat brush at the other. I usually throw out the brushes that come with palettes but these work amazingly so always keep them.
The ABH Norvina eyeshadow palette consists of 7 shimmers and 7 mattes. The shimmers are laid out on the top row while the mattes are on the bottom. I’m liking this style of layout though, very different to the layouts of other ABH palettes. The range of colours can work as quads, going around in a square to create a an eye look. I would of maybe swapped a couple of the shades around to make the mattes match the shimmers but I’m sure Norvina had certain looks in mind when she created the set up.
Now onto the swatches …
Now, I will say this. If you do not like an eyeshadow palette with a lot of fall out, this isn’t for you. To be honest all the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes won’t be for you if you don’t like fallout. With their palettes it’s easier to do your eyes first then your base. If you’re like me and cannot do this then the best thing to do is to pop some setting powder under the eyes to bake while you do your eyeshadow. That way the fallout can be brushed away when you have finished without ruining your foundation.
Disregarding the fallout, this eyeshadow palette is EXTREMELY pigmented. I barely touched the colour for a swatch yet the colour pay off is bomb! Each shade feels buttery to the touch and when it comes to using the mattes, each shade blends into the other beautifully without molding themselves into 1 shade. The shimmers can be applied to the lid using either a flat brush or your fingertip. Just don’t go digging your brush into the shades though, as you might hit pan quicker than expected and waste a load of product. Less is more.
I’m absolutely loving this palette and cannot wait to explore more regarding colour combos. If you are a fan of the ABH palettes then I highly recommend you pick this up for yourself. The Norvina eyeshadow palette retails for £43 from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Beauty Bay and Cult Beauty.
Do you own this palette? If not are you thinking of getting it?