Tuesday, July 31, 2018

One Palette, Three Looks (series) - Using ABH X Norvina Palette, Look#3

*All products in this post were purchased by me. I do not get paid to write reviews. All opinions are my own. 

It is with great pleasure that I present you with my third makeup look using the Anastasia Norvina palette. This was the most fun out of the looks to create, because I sat down at my makeup table and just played with color. When I purchased the Norvina palette ($42), I also bought the Violet liquid lipstick ($20) that was released at the same time.  The liquid lipstick is a very opaque, cool-toned purple that is not only cruelty-free, but also vegan!

I used the Violet lip color as a starting point for look number three. 

Look #3:

After applying my base makeup,  I started with the lips before applying the eyeshadow in order to keep the face in balance. 

My complexion is quite fair, so I need to be mindful of this when wearing a darker lip color so that I don't look too washed out.  The liquid lipstick comes with a sponge tip applicator,  but I wanted to overline my lips a bit, so I opted for the precision of a lip brush.

For the eyes, I chose Soul (matte dusty purple) & Celestial (duochrome purple shimmer) as the main focus, allowing purple to be the main focus of the look. I also used the colors Base, Dreamer & Eccentric, but wanted the emphasis on color rather than neutrals. 

Wild Child, the shimmery bubble gum pink in the palette, worked perfectly on top of Celestial, adding more dimension to the eye. 

Whenever I am working with a new eyeshadow palette for the first time, I like to really evaluate what I am working with. I generally swatch several colors to get a feel for the pigment. My experience with Anastasia eyeshadows in general, is that they are very soft.  This simply means that I am a bit more delicate when dipping my brush into the powders, and always tap off the excess (a habit I developed a long time ago anyway). 

I also like to test out new palettes with a variety of brushes to see what tools create what type of effect. For example, a more dense precision brush often applies glittery eyeshadows better than a thin flat shader brush. I found this particularly true of Celestial & Wild Child

Since I did so much playing around with this palette, I decided to include a BONUS LOOK! ๐Ÿ’œ

Here is a look at all of the brushes I used for the bonus look:

As you can see, there were many sizes and shapes of brushes used to create the desired effect. For example, I like the Furless PPM1 brush for getting into the inner corner of the eye. I used this brush to apply Wild Child, spraying it with a little setting spray for maximum intensity. 

My Bdellium Tools 776 is always a staple when I'm doing crease work. 

Here is the bonus look:

Above with flash

Above without flash

For my bonus look, I tried to use as many colors in the palette as I could. I kept the eyelid bright, but wanted a really defined crease. To achieve this, I blended a mix of  the colors Drama & Passion through the crease of my eye using a thin pointed crease brush in a back and forth motion. 

Initially, I was not going to include this look at all, but I wanted to demonstrate that despite using nearly every color in the palette for this look, the colors never looked muddy. All of the shades play quite nicely with one another, making it easy to create a cohesive look. 

I enjoy this Anastasia palette with bold or neutral lips, and honestly feel that it is much more versatile than it may appear at first glance. 

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy this series, because I have more palettes, and more makeup looks that I want to share with you! 

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’„~ Makeup Matters 

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