Norvina Pro Pigment Vol. 2 Palette Review
Norvina Pro Pigment Vol. 2 Palette Review and Tutorials
When the Norvina Pro Pigment Vol. 2 Palette was first released last September I knew it wasn’t one that I was going to get for myself. While I absolutely adored the shade range and was obsessed with the looks people were creating, the price was just a little too much for my liking. Fast forward 9 months and I still found myself thinking about this palette often. Payday had arrived, I’m still working from home so my travel expenses are now nothing so I thought ‘oh why not?’ and finally bought it!
So, here’s my full review of the Norvina Pro Pigment Vol. 2 Palette plus 3 mini tutorials at the end!
About the Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2
“Anastasia Beverly Hills NORVINA® Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2 is a professional-grade artistry palette featuring 25 deluxe-sized, high-performance shades with a gorgeous aqua-themed colour story. An expansion of the NORVINA® Collection, this pro palette lets you own even more Norvina-curated shades and create your most artistic makeup looks yet.”
- 25 shades
- 18 matte shades
- 7 shimmer shades
First of all this palette is massive. Probably not all that surprising with how many shades it has but still, it takes up a lot of room on my makeup desk! I actually now just have it on the floor next to my desk because it just doesn’t fit haha. The packaging is a very pretty blue colour with zig zags all across it and ‘ABH Norvina Collection’ written on the front. I think the packaging reflects the overall colour story and theme of the palette. It really gives me aqua/ocean vibes.
Inside there is an enormous mirror which is always appreciated. As this palette is designed more for professionals I think that would come in very handy. The pans are all a really good size with the names of the shades written underneath them. ABH and Norvina decided on a more traditional way to name the shades. While I kind of understand why one thing I always look forward to when getting a new palette is seeing the fun shade names.
I’m obsessed with the shades in this palette. Blues, greens, pinks, oranges, yellows, it’s so perfect to me! While some of the shades are quite similar and probably weren’t completely necessary, it’s still a palette that I can’t stop admiring.
- A1 – Shimmer hot pink pressed pigment
- A2 – Matte lime yellow
- A3 – Shimmer lime
- A4 – Shimmer periwinkle pressed pigment
- A5 – Shimmer teal
- B1 – Matte green with large sparkle that doesn’t alter the formula
- B2 – Matte deep periwinkle blue pressed pigment
- B3 – Matte jade green
- B4 – Matte ultramarine blue pressed pigment
- B5 – Matte azure blue
- C1 – Multi-shade reflective shimmer champagne
- C2 – Matte sky blue with sparkle
- C3 – Matte cobalt blue pressed pigment
- C4 – Matte Prussian blue
- C5 – Matte oxblood pressed pigment
- D1 – Multi-reflective green silver
- D2 – Matte bold orange pressed pigment
- D3 – Matte hot pink pressed pigment
- D4 – Matte yellow with large sparkle
- D5 – Matte navy blue pressed pigment
- E1 – Matte emerald green with large sparkle
- E2 – Shimmering amethyst
- E3 – Matte teal green
- E4 – Matte red-brown pressed pigment
- E5 – Matte black pressed pigment
First Impressions of the Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2
When I first opened the palette and finally saw all the shades I’d been dreaming about since September I was so happy! The colour story really is incredible. All the shades were so vibrant too! Immediately I was drawn to the pink and orange shades with how bright they were. When I swatched them I was super impressed with the pigmentation, all the shimmer shades were absolutely stunning. There were only 2 that I felt were a little patchy and difficult to work with and those are the two yellow shades. But, I know yellow is a very difficult colour to formulate.
The shadows all felt smooth and buttery and when swatched they didn’t feel chalky at all which is great. I found they were much more pigmented when applied directly on the eyes too. You only need to pick up a small amount on your brush to work with. I’ve also not really experience any fallout with these shadows either which is amazing. I was expecting to have to do a lot of cleanups but there really wasn’t any need!
Here are the 3 looks I’ve created with this palette so far:
Makeup Look 1
You may recognise this look from my ABH Electric Cake Liner review. This was the first look I created using both the palette and the cake liners and I was so happy with how it turned out. I used the shade D5 for the crease and outer corner and then used D1 (which is one of my favourite shades from the palette) for the centre of my lid. This was a very simple look but I loved it, especially paired with the graphic liner.
Makeup Look 2
For my second look, I used the shade D3 for the outer corner and crease and then blending that into D2. I then cut the crease and used C1 over the lid. This look gives me all the summer vibes and I loved how easily the pink and orange blended together.
Makeup Look 3
My last look is a little bolder than the others but I love it haha. First I took B5 and used that in my crease as a transition shade. I then darkened the outer corners using D5. For the centre of the lid, I use a mix of E3 and B1, blending them into the blue. And lastly, for the inner corner, I used the shade D4.
Final Thoughts of the Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2
I really do love the Norvina Pro Pigment Vol. 2 palette and I’m so glad I decided to splash out on it. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it and there are so many looks you can create. Even though it’s primarily a blue and green-based palette I think it’s very versatile. All of the shades work amazingly well together, they’re super pigmented and easy to apply with very little fallout to deal with afterwards. I found them also to be very long-lasting. Of course, I do use a primer under every look, but the shadow looks just as good from when it’s first applied to when I take it off at the end of the day.
It is a very expensive palette. In fact, I think it’s now the most expensive palette I own but I adore it. It grabbed my attention from the moment I saw it and I have not been disappointed at all. Overall it’s a really fun palette with some very unique shades and I’m excited to keep playing with it. I’ve picked it up so often since I bought it. I think I would like to get another palette from the Norvina Collection after my good experience with this one, but it’ll probably be quite some time until I do.
I hope you all enjoyed this review! Let me know in the comments if you own any of the Norvina Collection palettes and which one you’d recommend.