In my August 2019 Wishlist post, I discussed the cool new collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills and YouTube Beauty Influencer, Jackie Aina. I was somewhat on the fence about this palette; only because it seemed like colors I had already and it didn’t seem like anything relatively new. Granted, I was on an extreme color high from all my delectable Juvia’s Place palettes, so I didn’t closely follow the hype of this palette…until I saw it in person.
I took a (rare) in-store trip to Sephora, on the hunt to immediately purchase the ABH Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1 and stumbled upon the Jackie Aina palette in person. I was surprised at just how beautiful and unique this packaging and assortment of shadows was. I was disappointed in the Sephora trip as their was a discrepancy between online In-Stock announcement and …well, reality..so I decided to purchase both through Beautylish! I am glad Sephora let me down, because not long after BL was offering the Norvina palettes on their website. 🙂
The Jackie Aina palette retails for $45 USD plus tax and comes with 14 matte, shimmer, metallic and glittery formula shadows. The package is designed as a reflection of Jackie’s own personality…bold and unique! I am really loving this iridescent, crocodile skin type packaging.
The Jackie Aina swatched beautiful and I will admit, the shades were equally impressive on the eyes as well. The ABH foiled eyeshadow formula in Zamn and Dwollahs harder for me to work with, even when wet. Possibly a glitter glue will give it more staying power
- Soleil – champagne gold shimmer
- Supreme – matte coral pink shade
- Pinker – matte Burgundy/maroon
- Big Wig – matte warm toned grape purple
- Dwollahs – foiled antique gold shade
- Credit – matte chocolate brown
- Lituation – metallic taupe shade
- Zamn – foiled copper gold shade
- Wiggalese – metallic maroon/copper shade
- Shookington – metallic royal purple
- Trust Issues – duochrome metallic silver/gold
- Edges – matte burnt orange shade
- Sponsored – metallic green/blue brown duochrome
- Ginger – matte camel brown
Here are three looks I created with this palette. I am happy with the versatility. I can do toned down, everyday looks as well as more dramatic ones; all in one palette.
Although it took some getting used to the eyeshadow formula, I am highly impressed. This is one of my first times trying Anastasia Beverly Hills main eyeshadow formula. I was actually surprised to find that the dupes I have tried a couple years ago by Bad Habit, were actually similar texture (but horrible performance, of course)! The matte shades are extremely dusty and fall-out on the face and in pan are unavoidable. Their specially formulated metallics/foils are hard for me to apply wether with fingers or a wet brush because of it’s delicate texture that tends to crumble. It’s strange and I am not a fan, honestly. I am glad most palettes only have 1-2 of these textured eyeshadows. The regular shimmer shadows are beautiful and apply with no problems. The performance, overall is good and I have loved most every look I’ve done using these shades. If I had to choose, however, I do prefer the ABH Pro Pigment shadows and formula.