We all remember the mixed reviews (a.k.a. hate) on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette last summer and then the non-reaction to Prism but ABH managed to turn it around with the release of Soft Glam earlier this year, which was universally praised. They got it so right with everything from the shade selection to the texture and pigmentation of the shadows. Therefore, my hopes were set high for the Norvina palette.
No, I didn't need another palette but I have a weakness for purple eyeshadows and also for Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes so I went ahead and ordered the Norvina palette on the day it was released on the ABH site. It will be available from Cult Beauty from this Wednesday as far as I am aware and you can sign up for notifications here.
I'm not a fan of the velvet covered lid that Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes have - they can get grubby very quickly if you aren't careful but it is what it is. This palette is no different with a purple lid to reflect the purple shades in the palette. The overall shade selection is cooler than I would normally go for but it's not entirely cool toned as you'll see in the swatches. The pigmentation is off the scale - no duds here and the texture of the shadows is buttery soft. Just don't go digging for gold like lots of people did last year with the Subculture palette - that is a surefire way to hit pan long before you need to. Let's move on to the shade selection.
|Swatches completely unedited. From left to right: Dreamer, Summer, Wild Child, Rose Gold, Celestial, Dazzling and Drama.
Top Row from left to right:
Dreamer: A soft pale oyster metallic shimmer.
Summer: A coppery gold metallic shimmer.
Wild Child: A medium pink shimmer.
Rose Gold: A rose gold - copper hybrid shimmer.
Celestial: A medium purple with a shimmer finish.
Dazzling: A true bronze metallic shimmer.
Drama: A deep plum satin.
|Swatches completely unedited. From left to right: Base, Soul, Incense, Love, Volatile, Eccentric, Passion.
Base: A medium creamy beige matte.
Soul: A cool toned deep purple with a slight shimmer but mainly matte.
Incense: A warm medium matte brown.
Love: A medium satin pink.
Volatile: A cool toned deep taupe matte.
Eccentric: A warm medium matte brown with orange undertone.
Passion: A deep plum toned matte brown.
The metallic shimmers in the top row are intensely pigmented and apply beautifully with a flat shader brush or with a finger. The mattes are finely milled and very pigmented so I find that it's definitely necessary to tap your brush on the edge of the palette before applying to prevent fall down. They all apply well and evenly (actually Drama is the exception, it can be a little patchy and my least favourite shade) and they don't blend into one colour on the lid. As for longevity, as you'd expect with Anastasia Beverly Hills shadows, they last a good 10 hours on the lids. Overall I'm very happy with this palette and I find the shade selection to be very cohesive.
Now on to the giveaway! When I received this palette, I loved it so much that I had to order another one to give away to one of my lovely readers!
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