When ABH announced this palette, I instantly fell in love with the packaging alone. Purple is my all time favorite color, and I still find myself gravitating towards the purple, cosmic duo chrome colors across the board. The color scheme of this palette brought to mind the ridiculously stunning (and equally ridiculously expensive) Lila Palette from Natasha Denona that I have been thinking about since it’s release. I’ve only had this Norvina palette a short while, but it has already taken it’s place as one of my all time favorite palettes. The formula is reminiscent of the Modern Renaissance palette, but the mattes are a little more satin and the metallics a bit more intense. Let’s get into a review and swatch of each shade!
“metallic pink champagne”
This shade is perfect for all over the lid on a work day. It has enough shimmer to grab attention, but the nude color makes it easy and subtle to wear.
I have been using this as my brow bone highlight, and every now and then all over the lid as a base. It isn’t a full flat matte, so it doesn’t cling to any dry skin or age the eyes at all.
“foiled metallic golden topaz”
I have been loving this warm shade for all over the lid either day or night.
I absolutely love this color, and I have been playing around with ways to add it to my look without over doing the purple. This is my ideal blue/purple shade, it has the perfect cool undertone. There is a subtle hint of shimmer in this, so I don’t actually consider it a matte shade.
“duo-chrome frosty pink with magenta shift”
I usually avoid frosty pink shadows, but the gold/magenta shift in this one makes it so interesting and flattering when the light catches it.
“matte dusty terracotta”
There is a slight cool tinge to this warm shadow that makes it ideal for using as a crease/transition shade with any look I want.
This is the hardest metallic to work with, but easily the most stunning. I like to use a synthetic fiber brush to really pack this onto the lid. You will get some fall out with this shade, so always do your eyes before your face when using it.
“matte mid-tone cool pink”
I was not expecting to love this pink nearly as much as I do, mostly because matte pinks can easily make me look sickly. This has a touch of mauve, so it looks very balanced and natural when used in the crease.
“duo-chrome plum with a violet shift”
This shade caught everyone’s eye when the palette was announced, and for good reason. This manages to be both out-there and wearable at the same time, perfect for a bold summer eye look.
“matte warm charcoal”
Despite being described as warm, I find this shade pulls cool on me, which I love! I add this to the outer crease/corner of my looks to deepen it up without using a typical black shadow.
“cool-tone duo chrome bronze with a violet shift”
This is another shade that causes fall out, but it is so pigmented and beautiful I don’t care. It looks like metal on the lids, and it lasts all day/night on me.
“matte dark burnt orange”
If you know me at all, you know I am such a sucker for these burnt yellow mustard orange shades. I love buffing this into my crease with any of the brown metallics from this palette.
“duo-chrome aubergine with a cool bronze shift”
I love when a shadow has both purple and bronze in it, and this one pulls it off perfectly. I add this to the outer half of my lid to create a deep purple smokey eye.
“matte deep garnet”
This pulls more brown than red on me, which I like because it is much more wearable than a flat red. I like to combine this with Eccentric for a super warm, matte look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Norvina Eyeshadow Palette
$42.00 for 14 x 0.02 oz
Let me know your thoughts on this palette!