Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Vol. 4 is on the way and my feelings for this are summed up very nicely with the meme I just posted on Twitter. You see, a long time ago in a not so distant galaxy there was a time when Anastasia Beverly Hills released two maybe three palettes a year. Fast forward to the present time and ABS launches eyeshadow palettes every single day. Like, every single day. It’s like they are trying to make up for loss time.
Listen, I happen to really like Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palettes and I felt like what made them special was the limited releases. When ABS released a palette it was something to actually get excited about. Now? Well, not so much.
First off, I’d like to express my grumpy feelings over the fact that they did say they wouldn’t be launching another palette until the Fall. They even realized they had to slow their roll. But that went out the window because Norvina Vol. 4 is on the way May 11at at Sephora. It’s a softer pink palette compared to the bright, bolder Norvina Palettes of the past.
I’ll throw it out there and dare to say I don’t like the Norvina Palettes. I have never purchased a single one of them because I feel like the colors are too bold and overwhelming. That’s my opinion. I realize some people adore them and really dig the shades. I’m just not enough of an artist or a great blender to use a palette like these.
Apparently, Norvina Vol. 4 is the last palette of 2020 but there’s a key phrase here, “It’s the last palette from Norvina!” That’s leaves room for them to release other items OUTSIDE of Norvina’s launches. See what they did there? Yeah, me too.
I’m also going to throw another option out there and say that the Norvina Palettes are just so weird for ABS. Ok, so Modern Ren is a pretty bright palette but most of ABS releases really go with standard nude, natural shades. It seems so odd to see them releasing these SUPER bold palettes that rival stuff that even Urban Decay has launched.
All that being said, Norvina Vol. 4 is def tame compared to the last few volumes.
Do I need Norvina Vol. 4 in my life?
I’d be happy if they just back to what they used to release. I feel like the Norvinas are going to be like Tarte Bloom Palettes where they end up being on sale for every single holiday like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Ulta 21 Days of Beauty, etc…!
And those are my thoughts of the day.
What do you think of yet another Norvina Palette?