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Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

anastasia norvina eyeshadow palette


One of the most exciting beauty launches this Summer is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette ($42). It’s composed of 14 shades; seven unique and gorgeous shimmers plus seven summer-ready wearable bright mattes. The lavender-colored packaging of this eyeshadow palette looks so unique and so beautiful at first glance, and the shades are as magical and whimsical as Norvina Soare’s lavender-purple hair.


anastasia beverly hills norvina


Each of the shade feels buttery soft and smooth, and they’re all easy to apply and blend. The shimmers apply seamlessly and I noticed no fallouts. I find the colors to be buildable and they stay put for a long time, with or without any eye primer. The matte shades, on the other hand, are easy to wear and they fit well with most skin tones. Also, they complement the shimmery colors nicely.


norvina eyeshadow palette review


I’ve been watching this particular eyeshadow palette for several weeks now and I was glad to get my hands on this a few weeks ago from Ulta. They’re the first ones who carried this palette and had a few stocks left by the time I got to one of their stores. I could tell lots of women were so excited about this. I did have my reservations before buying this palette though since I usually get wary whenever I see purple, pink, or red-toned eyeshadows. These shades usually make me look bruised or like having a hematoma. LOL. However, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette is too beautiful to pass. I needed it in my life (LOL again). The shimmers may look too bright and out of this world at first, but fear not because wearing them will definitely lift up your mood. They’re so stunning and they’ll add an extra pop of color on the lids that are perfect for this bright and glowy season. On top of that, they don’t make me look bruised. The colors will just make you happy.


anastasia beverly hills norvina



anastasia norvina eyeshadow palette swatch


I’ll definitely buy this palette again once I hit the pan, yet I wouldn’t hesitate to hoard it just for its beautiful packaging. Lavender is one of my favorite colors, it’s just so mythical. So yeah, this palette is the closest unicorn eyeshadow color I could get. Apart from the pretty packaging, the shades are even prettier and they have such good color payoff. My favorite colors from this palette are Celestial, Wild Child, Rose Gold, Love, Soul, and Summer. As you can see, there’s a lot to like.

norvina eyeshadow palette swatches


Mascara: Hourglass Caution Extreme Mascara

Brow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown

Eyeliner: Chanel Yeux Waterproof in Noir Intense (reviewed HERE)

norvina eyeshadow palette swatch

Brow: Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil #3

Eyeliner: Marc Jacobs Highliner in (Earth)quake #41 (reviewed HERE)

Mascara: Hourglass Caution Extreme Mascara


For me, this Norvina Palette is definitely my most favorite Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette ever, right above Modern Renaissance. I just love the fact that I could create several interesting unique eye makeup looks with this and they look good for any skin tone. I could see myself rocking the colors of this eyeshadow palette for a long time, and I definitely recommend this as a must-have for everyone.


anastasia beverly hills norvina eyeshadow palette


The Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette is currently available at Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, as well as in-store and online at Ulta, and also online for now at Sephora, but will be available at their stores starting August 16.



Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit Review + Swatches

If you’re looking for a palette full of well-crafted highlighters with different tones, well, look no further because this Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills ($40) might just be the answer you’re looking for, especially if you’re crazy over highlighters nowadays.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit swatches


I’ve reviewed several highlighters here in the blog, some of them are in kits or palettes, while some are in one single compact. Some are even in liquid or stick forms which I will be comparing with this ABH Glow Kit later on this post. While it’s nice to have everything in one single compact that contains a blush, a contour, and a highlighter shade, this Anastasia Glow Kit is quite different. It has 4 highlighters in one single kit or palette, which I think is made especially for those who just can’t get enough of highlighters and for those who need a highlighter that truly matches their complexion.


anastasia glow kit review


Depending on your skin tone, some highlighters may overemphasize or underemphasize your features. Some may even make you glow too much like a flashlight. There are even some shades that just don’t show up on your skin. So with 4 highlighters in one palette? I’m all up for it.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit

Bronzed – This is a shimmery bronze-gold that can work as a bronzer or as a golden highlighter for different skin tones, but I think this is specially meant for medium to dark skin tones as well. This is really shimmery and if you wanna look super gilded like the queen of the Nile, then this one’s for you.


Summer – A pearly-gold shimmer for those with lighter complexions. This really highlights your cheekbones and all the bony prominences of your face.


Tourmaline – A rosy shimmer that’s a bit similar to Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. I love this shade because it’s not too bright and not dark for a highlighter. A great complement to any light-medium skin tones.


Moonstone – This is a blend of peachy-pearl-golden shimmer that appeared to be very similar to the Summer shade once applied on my light-medium skin. In fact, it’s hard for me to tell the difference between the two. The difference between them is very subtle, but this is for sure a better option for those with light to medium complexion if you’re looking to level up your highlighter shade but doesn’t want a pure pearly shimmer on your face.



Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit review

These highlighters are well-pigmented and they’re really shimmery. You can layer them for sure, but I find that just a single swipe of a fan brush or a finger will already give an instant glow. They’re easy to blend, so that’s a big plus, but I find that they’re a bit more shimmery when compared to Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors (reviewed HERE), yet they’re also as finely-milled and soft.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit swatches review

I definitely like all the four shades in this ABH Sun Dipped Glow Kit and I noticed that there’s really not a lot of fallouts, and if there is, it’s almost unnoticeable. Compared to some other popular highlighting palettes out there, like the Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette (reviewed HERE), well, even though that’s a different kind of story because that’s more like an all-in-one highlight/contour/blush palette, I feel like this is such a contender. This is great for traveling or just something to have around that’s easy to reach all the time, and with 4 choices of shades, you can’t really go wrong. When it comes to stick or liquid highlighters, well, there’s a lot of good stick highlighters out there that delivers smooth natural highlighting effects like Benefit’s Watt’s Up!, Trestique’s Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose Stick (seen HERE), or Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Bronze + Glow (reviewed HERE), but still this ABH Glow Kit in Sun Dipped is very practical, convenient, and worth the money. Overall, the formulation is superb, the shades are wearable, versatile, and they make you glow beautifully.


The ABH Sun Dipped Glow Kit is available at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, and Dillard’s


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