Beautified: ABH Norvina Eye Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina eye shadow palette, $42

This palette has 14 shades — 7 matte and 7 metallic finish. The shades run from a cream (aptly named Base), to a dark, rich maroon, with most shades in gold, pink and purple hues.

  • Dreamer (Metallic pink champagne)
  • Summer (Foiled golden topaz)
  • Wild Child (Duo chrome frosty pink with a magenta shift)
  • Rose Gold (Metallic rosewood)
  • Celestial (Duo chrome plum with a violet shift)
  • Dazzling (Cool-tone bronze with a violet shift)
  • Drama (Duo chrome aubergine with a cool bronze shift)
  • Base (Matte eggshell)
  • Soul (Matte wisteria)
  • Incense (Matte dusty terra-cotta)
  • Love (Matte mid-tone cool pink)
  • Volatile (Matte warm charcoal)
  • Eccentric (Matte dark burnt orange)
  • Passion (Matte deep garnet)

The Review

Overall, this palette comes with a hefty price tag. Most of the shades have a rich pigment and lasting power. (Most, but not all.) Understandably, every shade is going to be different. Collectively speaking, the matte shades are extremely pigmented. I especially love using Base and Love in my daily routine. The darker metallic shades aren’t as pigmented and require a couple of layers to get a rich coloring. I personally like using Dreamer, Wild Child, Rose Gold, and Drama.

But, this palette does get messy easily. The palette pictured is brand new, with powder shifting just from bringing it home. They’re very powdery, which can lead to some unnecessary waste. That also means you’re likely to experience fallout when applying it as well. And, as I said, certain colors are more pigmented than others. Although the colors are all beautiful, some are just not as flattering as others.