Monday, July 30, 2018

One Palette, Three Looks (series) - Using ABH X Norvina Palette - Look#1

I have been OBSESSED with the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette.  

Anastasia has been a much loved brand for brow products for as long as I can recall. Lately the brand has been killing it in the eyeshadow department as well. Shying away from the same old colors that other brands crank out, ABH is setting the trends, not following them. 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the company, Norvina is the beautiful daughter of Anastasia herself. She is active in the company, and a regular on social media. This palette is for anyone who loves purple (like me)! 

The Norvina Palette has a nice variety of finishes and textures. The bottom row contains mattes, with just a touch of shimmer in shades like Soul, a dusty purple, making it easier to blend. Matte purple is notoriously hard to blend when it comes to shadows, so adding the hint of shimmer makes the pigment in this shadow ultra smooth. I do find this color appears completely matte when actually applied to the eye.

Here are some swatches:

The top row includes a mix of shimmer and metallics, that range from super saturated (Dreamer), to more subtle eyeshadow toppers (Wild Child). Intensity can be increased with a damp brush, or glitter glue, depending on the look you want to achieve. 

I also snagged a liquid lip from the brand in the color Violet that was released at the same time as the palette. 

This lippie dries super fast, so I recommend working with it quickly when blending it on the lips. It applies easily with the applicator, but I enjoy it most with a lip brush for added precision. This liquid lip is not for one wanting a subtle look. It is a bold true-to-tube color that dries to an ultra-matte finish, without feeling dry on the lips. 

I have seen so many beautiful purple eye looks floating around social media. My series includes a bold look using the liquid lip, one in the middle with a pop of purple on the lower lash line, and a very neutral look to demonstrate just how versatile the palette can be.

I am starting with the "middle" look with details on how I created it below.

Here is look #1 in the series (with & without flash): 

How to get the look: I used the color Base (light beige) all over lid up to brow bone, over Milani Eyeshadow Primer applied with Bdellium Tools 776 Brush.

The palette does come with a double sided brush, but I have my tried and true favorites that I use for all my looks. I will say that when using this palette, the brushes you use will make all the difference in how they apply. 

Next, I took the color Eccentric (warm orange brown) and applied it lightly in the crease with a Sigma E25 Blending Brush.

Just above Eccentric I took the matte pink in the palette, called Love, and applied it to the upper crease using my Bdellium Tools 776 brush.

On the lid, I applied a light layer of Wild Child (iridescent pink) with a flat stiff dry brush.  This shadow works best as an eyeshadow topper, unless used with a damp brush. While I loved the light shimmer of this color as is, I decided to spray my brush with Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray to amp up the metallic factor. 

On the outer 2/3 of the lid, I applied Rose Gold on same brush sprayed with setting spray, which applied like liquid metal. 

On a Too Faced flat eyeshadow brush, I then applied just a touch of Dreamer (mettalic beige) as an under brow highlight, buffed into the skin, as well as a touch to the inner tear duct and just under lower lash line on the inner corner. This color is BOLD, and does not need a damp brush for full impact. 

On an Ecotools smudge brush, I took Soul (my favorite color in the palette) along the lower lash line, blending Love just underneath.

In my waterline, I applied Urban Decay Delinquent (shimmery dark purple) Glide On Shadow Pencil. With a dry smudge brush, I gently patted on a touch of Wild Child over where I smudged Love along lower lash line & Celestial (irridescent purple shimmer) on top of Soul.

To finish the eyes, I tightlined  with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero (black) and added mascara. 

Dreamer is such a lovely highlight color, that I decided to use it on the face as a cheekbone highlight as well.

I hope you like my first look in my Norvina palette series. The other two looks will be up later this week, so make sure you are subscribed so you don't miss them!

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’„~Makeup Matters

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