Very few brands have managed to rev up the beauty community quite like Anastasia Beverly Hills has. Release after release prove to be a hit amongst the majority and the Norvina palette may have been the most highly anticipated makeup release this summer.
Upon first glance I knew this dreamy color story was totally up my alley. And, I can honestly say without a doubt that this is my absolute favorite palette ever. EVER. It was a close call between this and the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered, but the more I used them both, I noticed how much more drawn I am to this and enjoy using every single color. It really is worth all the hype and then some.
This palette contains a selection of shades chosen by Norvina herself. From standard neutral shades, to a wide range of bold and bright metallics to soft pastels, this palette really has it all. I love the layout and that the top row is all shimmer/metallic shades with the entire bottom row being all matte. As we’ve come to expect from ABH, these are VERY pigmented and a little goes a long way. Less is more. They do kick up a bit of powder (nothing ridiculous), but there doesn’t seem to be a ton of fallout once applied. Similar to the LORAC formula, I really love softly pressed, intensely pigmented shadows. I think if you know to go in light handed and tap off excess powder, they are so easy to work with and make the whole blending process go so much faster and easier.
Dreamer ::: Metallic pink champagne
Base ::: Matte eggshell
Summer ::: Foiled metallic golden topaz
Soul ::: Matte Wisteria
Wild Child ::: Duo-chrome frosty pink with magenta shift
Incense ::: Matte dusty terracotta
Rose Gold ::: Metallic rosewood
Love ::: Matte mid-tone cool pink
Celestial ::: Duo-chrome plum with a violet shift
Volatile ::: Matte warm charcoal
Dazzling ::: Cool-tone duo chrome bronze with a violet shift
Eccentric ::: Matte dark burnt orange
Drama ::: Duo chrome aubergine with a cool bronze shift
Passion ::: Matte deep garnet
If you’re on the fence about buying this – I would 100% recommend doing so. I gave it a few weeks before picking it up at Ulta, and am so glad that I did. It stands out amongst my collection and is something I reach for more often then not. Xo.
FYI ** As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.