What’s up, beauty babes!?
I am back today with a makeup review. I have been relatively quiet on the makeup front (aside from my daily makeup look posts on Instagram), because I have been testing out as much of my new makeup purchases as possible. Once I can stop buying things (Ha!) I will be able to dedicate time to actually using each palette. I like to rotate through my makeup palettes. Two weeks to one month using just one palette and then rotating to another. I find this is the best method in reaching hit pan status, before the makeup expires. (Yes, makeup does have a shelf life…even I ignore that tidbit of info, at times!)
Much chatter has been made in regards to Anastasia Beverly Hills as of late. They have truly turned into the makeup mill over the past few months. The Jackie Aina palette took the online beauty community by storm and didn’t give us time to catch our breath before announcing the beautiful Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol.1 With a name like Volume 1 you know more are to follow. That they did! Less than a month a part Volume 2 and Volume 3 were released on the same day! 😮 Talk about making your head spin! Nevertheless, I was excited about them all. Today, I will be talking about my experience with the first release of the Norvina Pro Pigment Palettes!
For starters, I purchased this palette through Beautylish $60 USD plus tax. I highly recommend purchasing from BL and utilizing their Flexible Payments! You can check out their list of carried beauty, hair and nail brands here. My purchase arrived in 3 days and in pristine condition. 🙂
The packaging is a heavy duty and sturdy plastic. Despite it’s size, it still is more travel friendly than some of my other palettes. The very large mirror inside is great for makeup application, however I do recommend sitting it atop a flat service as holding the palette can wear your arm out. The Norvina Pro Pigment Vol. 1 sports 25 shades in matte, metallic and glitter formulas. The shades are labeled Row A1-E5 instead of actual names. I find this system to be easier for showing looks and tutorials. This is the first palette I have ever owned that has this many shadows and every single one of the shades are pigmented and perform well. I am blown away! ❗ The color story is beautiful and gives me Summer sunset vibes; perfect for this time of year as Summer season is wrapping up.
All of these shades swatched beautifully without any primer/ eyeshadow base. (I never use it anyway, in my swatches).
- Row A: 1. Metallic lilac, 2. Warm toned light grape, 3. Warm toned deep grape, 4. Metallic gold, 5. Hot pink
- Row B: 1. Magenta, 2. Metallic copper, 3. Metallic Light pink, 4. Cool toned dark grape, 5. Cool toned light grape
- Row C: 1. White, 2. Metallic Champagne gold, 3. Metallic cranberry, 4. Warm toned medium grape
- Row D: 1. Yellow, 2. Metallic blue, 3. Neon red, 4. Blue, 5. Black
- Row E: 1. Metallic peach, 2. Light orange, 3. Mustard yellow, 4. Neon light red, 5. Cranberry red
I did my best in describing these, as the Norvina Pro Pigment palettes do not have shade names, but a letter/number combo. I highly recommend viewing these in store at Sephora!
These are five looks that I have done since August’s end using only this palette. It’s pretty easy to make a complete look as there are plenty of eyelid, crease and brow bone shades to work with. Even when I am not using this palette exclusively, I find myself reaching for it to use a shade or two. (They work great with my Juvia’s Place eyeshadows!)
Although Norvina Volume 1 has a lot of purples (the owner’s favorite color), they are all different and they look different on my eyes. That is a plus as a lot of dupe colors in other palettes can look exactly the same on the eyes. The color temperature of the purples plays a big part when creating a look (trust me, I’ve tried using a cool toned purple in a warm look and it didn’t work out for me). I am also new to Pressed Pigment eyeshadows and they definitely pack a punch! Eyeshadow primer or a sticky base is a must to have something for these shadows to hold on to, as well. If you don’t use it, you will definitely notice a difference. I am honestly very pleased with this palette. This is my first purchase from Anastasia Beverly Hills and most definitely won’t be my last. I hope the rest of my purchases from this brand will end in the same manner.