October 28, 2019

Mini Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Begs the Question Do We Need These?

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And here we are again with two new Anastasia Beverly Hills launches the new Mini Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1 and Vol 2. Yup, two more eyeshadow palettes in the Norvina Collection. That’s eight eyeshadow palettes in the past six months that ABH has launched. Time to slow your roll guys or go home, you might be drunk!

I gotta admit the special thing about Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palettes was not only are they pigmented, soft, and silky but also, that they released every several months. ABH never overwhelmed us with release after release after release. When a new eyeshadow palette came around you felt inclined to buy it because you knew the quality would be great but also, because it felt special enough to warrant that purchase. But right now, I’d say they are getting excessive in the releases.

Jackie Aina, Alyssa Edwards, Carli Bybel, Norvana 1, 2, and 3 and now two more mini palettes? I can’t keep up! I guess some might say the Norvina Collection isn’t really part of ABH since it’s an artist collection but I still chalk it up there as being ABH related. I also feel like the past few palettes outside of Jackie Aina have been a little too loud for me but hey, there’s a market for these types of eyeshadow palettes if though I’m not that market.

It does make me a little sad though that ABH is sort of going for that strike while the iron is hot mentality. The beauty bubble is breaking so, I guess at this point brand’s are either sink or swim. Keep releasing new products to stay relevant and get as much cash as you can for as long as you can or stay safe and do seasonal launches and fall to the curb in the shadow of other brands. It’s a hard and bitter pill swallow I guess. I do think these endless releases can be tiring but I think 10 plus years ago this much makeup released in such a small time frame might have had me in a mad frenzy. So, you have to look at it from an age stand point as well!

I haven’t purchased an of the latest ABH palettes aside from Jackie’s. The others I haven’t found as appealing. Norvina’s in particular just aren’t my deal plus the fact they are pressed pigment palettes (some shades are not eye safe) really makes me not want them!

Each of the new mini palettes contain nine shades each for $29.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1
Shades:

  • A1 (matte peach coral)
  • A2 (metallic gold foil)
  • A3 (matte sugarplum with pink sparkle reflect)
  • B1 (matte deep pink)
  • B2 (metallic pink champagne)
  • B3 (matte magenta pink)
  • C1 (matte deep lavender)
  • C2 (matte cool violet)
  • C3 (matte deep berry)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2
Shades:

  • A1 (matte banana)
  • A2 (matte lime green)
  • A3 (matte cantaloupe)
  • B1 (matte vibrant clementine)
  • B2 (metallic gold)
  • B3 (matte dark teal)
  • C1 (matte fuchsia)
  • C2 (metallic green gold with a sparkle reflect)
  • C3 (matte mauve brown)

Do you think you want to purchase Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1 or 2?

Do share your thoughts!

Where to buy

Sephora

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  • Denise

    ABS? Do you have cars on your mind? πŸ™‚

    Anyway, IMO ABH is turning into Colourpop, just more expensive. And I’m a bit shocked at the Norvina Pro palettes being made in China.

    • Isabella Muse

      tired. sorry lol! πŸ™‚ Yeah! I was too! One my reader’s mentioned it and I didn’t even know!

      • Liz

        I feel like this is spitting in the face of whoever bought the large pallettes, honestly. Like if they had waited two weeks they could have just gotten the essential colors for way cheaper. I think it’s a bad move on the brands part.

  • Auntymaim

    My question is do we need this many palettes full of not safe for eyeball pigments? I love loud colors but maybe drown me in ones that won’t hurt my peepers?

    • Isabella Muse

      mmm agreedddddd! In their defense they call it an artist palette but really, they marketing to the masses and most of us aren’t artists.

      • kjh

        And how. I got Carli Bybel (And only have Mod Ren for ABH comparison) and boy, am I STRUGGLING. Used my finger on something on the bottom row, and I had sparkles everywhere (Except staying where I wanted.). I looked like one of those random blowout shimmer/glitter looks from spring runway. And I used primer. More research needed. It’s scaring me!

  • K

    I have never had an ABH palette aside from Jackie Aina’s. I have not opened that one yet but the amount palettes coming out is kind of crazy! Total turn off.

  • Becky Neemann

    I think these are pretty to look at…like a box of crayons when you first open them. But I know I would never wear those bright shades. And really, no one I know would either. I guess that has a lot to do with the fact that I’m 50. πŸ˜‰ But still…I can’t believe there is a market for THAT many bright palettes from one company even. I did end up buying the Carli Bybel palette because I saw You Tuber Lisa J do two eye looks that I absolutely loved. And I didn’t have those colors well represented in my mostly neutral collection of palettes. But I have zero desire for any of the others. I guess that’s money saved for me though, huh?

    • Isabella Muse

      I can’t either. They are a bit too much for me. 10 years ago, maybe? But I prefer my nudes now. Hey, it sure is! ;-D now you can buy something else ;D

  • Renu

    I’m exhausted by so many releases. I bought Alyssa Edwards. If there had been ONE Holiday release after that, I would have sprung for it. But there have been more than half a dozen in the interim! As you said, I loved ABH because of the slow rate of releases (UD and Too Faced had more than 10 palettes – or was it a round dozen – apiece last year), but now they’ve more or less lost me as a loyal customer, unless they return to how it used to be.

    • Isabella Muse

      I actually liked the fact they released slowly! It made things feel a little more special somehow! Now it’s as overwhelming as UD and TF for sure!

  • Carmen

    The answer is a big, giant, no a spotlight on it. I’m not surprised they dropped minis but they should’ve spread all these releases out across several months. That said… they should’ve ditched the mega palettes in the first place and only done the minis. =

    The Norvina Volumes were ill planned and not thought out. If your palette looks a mess and there’s dupes for shades just a row or two down, there’s something wrong. Now these minis are cute, but again, some of them still look ill-planned on top of the bad timing. There’s two more that aren’t posted here and I was like, okay. If I was a big head person at ABH, I would’ve pointed out that the mega palettes should be vetoed and the minis are a good choice. For all we know, this convo happened, but we weren’t there so

  • Lisa

    Muse, would you do a blog about the breaking beauty bubble? I would like to know more. I know that social media is changing everything and is this why some brands that are not as savvy on social media platforms and are going out of business? Please fill us in!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Lisa! Yeah, sure I’ll do a post soon! I’ve discussed it quite a bit in the past! Have a look under my archives with the category heading “Musings of the Day”. Social Media, particularly instagram has changed how a lot of people get information lately! It’s made and broken a lot of releases (due to leaks, early release info being exposed etc) add in the fact that brands have doomed themselves with endless releases plus items almost immediately going on sale and things have really gone downhill lately!