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Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette Review

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Hi All! I’m excited to be reviewing the new Norvina palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. This palette was created by Anastasia’s daughter Norvina.

“I have always wanted to create a palette that embodies my spirit. I’m a dreamer at heart and get lost in my own fantasy world daily. It’s a whimsical place that leaves you feeling carefree. If I had to explain how these colors made me feel, I would say “happy”.” – Norvina
I was so excited when I first saw this palette!  Purple is my favorite color and I thought it was so gorgeous!  I have a few ABH palettes, and I noticed that this one has more glitters — which I love!
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The packaging of this is the soft velvet of all of the ABH palettes.  It’s pretty, but does get dirty really fast.
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The inside has a large mirror and comes with a double-ended brush that is good quality.

Shades:

  • Dreamer (metallic pink champagne)
  • Base (matte eggshell)
  • Summer (metallic foiled golden topaz)
  • Soul (matte wisteria)
  • Wild Child (duo-chrome frosty pink w/ a magenta shift)
  • Incense (matte dusty terracotta)
  • Rose Gold (metallic rosewood)
  • Love (matte mid-tone cool pink)
  • Celestial (duo-chrome plum w/ a violet shift)
  • Volatile (matte warm charcoal)
  • Dazzling (duo-chrome cool-tone bronze w/ a violet shift)
  • Eccentric (matte dark burnt orange)
  • Drama (duo-chrome aubergine w/ a cool bronze shift)
  • Passion (matte deep garnet)

Here are swatches:

IMG_1761These are the metallics and shimmers — Dreamer, Summer, Wild Child, Rose Gold, Celestial and Drama.  They are all gorgeous.  Wild Child is the hardest one to work with because it’s really sheer, I had to build it up in the photo.  Drama is more of a matte with glitter.

 

Here are the mattes — Base, Soul, Incense, Love, Volatile, Eccentric and Passion.  You can’t really see it in the photo, but Base, Soul and Love all have a little shimmer in them. I still use them in my crease and on my lid, but they are a bit shimmery.  The other mattes are pigmented and a little powdery like normal Anastasia mattes.
There is kick up in the pan on most of the shadows in this palette. But all of the Anastasia palettes I have do this, so I’m just careful while applying.
So I have been using this for about a week, and honestly am still deciding how much I like it.  It isn’t as bright and fun as I had hoped, but it is a really pretty neutral palette with a few pops of purple.  And I have created natural glam and smokey eye looks using it.
I will keep playing with it and I think it will transition nicely into the fall months.
Have you picked up the ABH Norvina palette?  What do you think?
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette Review

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I know I’m a little late to the game on this, but I basically always am. I didn’t  get Modern Renaissance until last December!

I purchased Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam a few weeks ago.  I have been on the fence about this, because I like variety of the shades in my eye shadow palettes.  I like to be able to create many different looks with one palette.  I thought this might be a little boring.

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When I saw this in person, I thought it was gorgeous!  The shades are so pretty and, very soft glam!

Swatch time, first row:

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From left to right, the shades are Tempera, Glistening, Orange Soda, Rose Pink, Sultry Bronze and Mulberry.

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This row is Dusty Rose, Fairy, Burnt Orange, Sienna, Rustic, Cyprus Umber, and Noir.

The shades swatch so well because they are creamy and so pigmented.  It is a lot like the Modern Renaissance formula.  There is a bit of kick up in the pan, but not a lot of fall out on the eye.  They are long lasting, too.

The only thing is that I seem to be creating the same look, even when I wear different shades.  I use a matte transition, a matte in the crease and on the outer edge of the eye, then a shimmer in the middle and inner part of eye.  It’s pretty, but getting a bit boring.

I will keep this palette for neutral, everyday looks and I am happy to have it.  I do like Modern Renaissance better.

Do you have Soft Glam or any ABH palettes?  What do you think and which is your favorite?

I still need to review the ABH Prism, my Too Faced Life’s A Festival palette (that one will be next) and more.  I also just purchased two BH Cosmetics palettes and got one free.  Those should be arriving this week.  So much to review!  Plus, I did a drugstore haul, have some PR products to review and just got my FabFitFun box.  I’m a busy lady!

I hope the rest of your weekend is amazing!  Tomorrow is a check in on my current project pan.  See you then!