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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 2 Mini Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Mini Vol. 2 Anastasia Norvina Mini Vol. 2 Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palette ($29.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan palette that features two shimmer shades and seven matte shades. The mattes were on the drier side with light to moderate powderiness, though most of them were workable but I’d highly recommend pairing with a lightly hydrating/smoothing primer. The shimmers were both drier and under-performing against most shimmer eyeshadows these days (including ones from the brand).…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Mini Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Mini Vol. 1 Anastasia Norvina Mini Vol. 1 Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palette ($29.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan palette that features seven matte shades and two shimmers. It was less of a struggle compared to the larger Norvina volumes, but I still had similar issues with respect to the formula being drier, more powdery, and more likely to sheer out/emphasizing skin texture/have fallout. Both shimmers were horrendous; inexcusably bad from a brand that is…

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Anastasia x Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palettes Now Available! – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch A limited-edition mini color collection featuring bright, vibrant, high-performance pressed pigments handpicked by Norvina. Each palette features nine full-size, high-performance pressed pigments with maximum payoff, carefully curated by Norvina herself. Containing bright, vibrant pops of color, these shades allow for a broad range of artistic makeup looks for any season. Limited edition only, this mini pro palette is the perfect gift for the creative makeup artist in your life (including yourself). Now online, in-stores…

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Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Holiday 2019 Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set ($48.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features three loose highighters, which are part of the brand’s permanent selection of shades so any shade could be purchased individually if preferred. All three shades performed consistently with the original, individual…

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Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Undressed Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set ($40.00 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of five, full-sized lip products for the holiday season. There are three matte, liquid lipsticks, one metallic, liquid lipstick, and one lip gloss. On Mute was the only shade that applied well and lasted evenly for a good period…

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Anastasia Norvina Pro Pigment Palettes from Best to Worst – Beauty Article

Now that I’ve managed to thoroughly review all three volumes of the Anastasia Norvina Pro Pigment Palette series, here’s a short ‘n’ sweet ranking of them from best to worst. It’s a bit more like a ranking from workable to mediocre as Vol. 1 reviewed the best with a B-rating, which ended up to be consistent with my experience across the other two volumes. The matte pink/red/orange shades seemed to apply better than other colors, like green and blues. The…

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Anastasia Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Carli Bybel Anastasia Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.392 oz.) is a new, limited edition 14-pan palette that features a mix of mattes, shimmers, and glitters. Most of the shimmers and matte shades performed well: they were pigmented, blendable, easy to work with, and lasted around eight hours on me. I was surprised that Mandala was stiffer to work with, while Aura had a bit too much slip for dry application. The matte shades were consistent with the formula…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 3 Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Vol. 3 Anastasia Norvina Vol 3 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00 for 1.575 oz.) is a new, limited edition 25-pan palette that features an array of hues from yellow to plum to emerald green paired with matte and shimmer finishes.I don’t want to spend too much energy rehashing what I said previously in my Vol. 2 review, so I’ll merely summarize for convenience here but encourage interested parties to read that review first for a more detailed breakdown of issues…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 2 Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Vol. 2 Anastasia Norvina Vol 2 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00 for 1.575 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features an assortment of hues from fuchsia to cyan blue to black in a range of finishes from frosted to matte. The matte formula is drier, somewhat powdery, though not necessarily prone to fallout, but they layer poorly with each other–when I applied one shade and went to blend it with the one next to it, it would lift…

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Anastasia Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for the holidays with 14 shades. The palette launches on October 7th on Anastasia’s website and then to retailers on October 10th (view full launch details here, including more sets for the holidays). Dillard’s put the palette up for sale earlier this week (that was a boo-boo on their end!), and surprisingly, they fulfilled my order and thus, early swatches for you… I hope to…

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Anastasia x Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2019 – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch Created in collaboration with iconic beauty influencer Carli Bybel, Anastasia Beverly Hills Carli Bybel Eye Shadow and Pressed Pigment Palette is a limited-edition palette featuring 14 of Carli’s can’t-live-without shades. This versatile collection lets you achieve everything from your go-to daytime looks to shimmery nighttime smoky eyes using Carli’s favorites mattes and metallics in both warm and cool tones. 10/7 online, 10/10 in stores Sephora Ulta Nordstrom Anastasia Dillard’s Products in the Launch Carli…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 3 Palette (September 2019) – Beauty Article

Anastasia Norvina Vol. 3 Palette (September 2019) Anastasia Norvina Vol. 3 Palette (September 2019) Release Date + About the Launch Anastasia and Norvina just announced the final installment in the Norvina palette series, Volume 3, which arrives at Sephora on September 26th online and in-store. The palette will be available exclusively at Sephora, per the brand’s Instagram. 9/26 online and in-store Products in the Launch Anastasia Norvina Vol. 3 Pigment Palette, $60.00 (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive) Following on the heels…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 2 Pigment Palette Launches September 26th – Beauty Article

Anastasia Norvina Vol. 2 Pigment Palette Launches September 26th Anastasia Norvina Vol. 2 Pigment Palette Launches September 26th Anastasia Norvina Vol. 2 Pigment Palette Launches September 26th Release Date + About the Launch The future is now. NORVINA Vol. 2 launches September 26th online with all retailers. Vol. 2 will be carried in Sephora stores from September 26th through October 30th. 9/26 online Products in the Launch Norvina Vol. 2 Pigment Palette, $60.00 (Limited Edition) The next edition in the…

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Anastasia Peach Fizz Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Peach Fizz Anastasia Peach Fizz Loose Highlighter ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a lighter, peachy coral with warmer undertones and a metallic finish. It had a lot of dimension applied to my face as it had a strong sheen that reflected light–looking warmer, lighter, and more golden–on the tops of my cheekbones but was much more blush-like–more mid-tone, reddish-coral–below my cheekbones. The effect was as if I had applied two products rather than one. The texture felt finely-milled, silky, and…

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Anastasia Vegas Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Vegas Anastasia Vegas Loose Highlighter ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a pale, white gold with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The finish ended up being more moderate and buildable than intensely glowing in one go, which ensured that it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture when worn at heavier coverage levels. The loose format lived up to it being buildable in coverage–it was really in how much product was picked up–from semmi-sheer to mostly opaque, depending on brush…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Vol. 1 Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00 for 1.575 oz.) includes an array of brightly-hued matte shades paired with a few pops of shimmer. The only shimmer I had issues with was D2, which was drier, thin, and weak in pigment/more prone to fading, while the mattes were typically quite pigmented with light to moderate powderiness, slight fallout, and decent wear (seven to eight hours). The mattes were inconsistent when it came to blending out; some…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00 for 1.575 oz.) includes 25 shades dominated by more matte finishes (there are eight shimmers). It’s limited edition and will be available online only. The eyeshadows are larger than typical Anastasia eyeshadows, and the palette itself has a larger footprint–larger than average, too–than past releases from the brand. The brand has decided to go with more standardized naming conventions, but for the purposes of our database, should they release a Vol. 2…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Palette Launches August 26th – Beauty Article

Release Date + Collection Info Introducing Norvina, Vol. 1. It features purple, which is Norvina’s “soul” color along with transition shades and different intensities for a more cohesive and versatile palette. August 26th Anastasia Beautylish Sephora Ulta Macy’s Products Available Norvina Pro Vol. 1 Palette, $60.00 (Online Only) 25 shades across matte and shimmer eyeshadows and pressed pigments. Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Palette Launches August 26th Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Pro Palette Launches August 26th Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1…

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Anastasia x Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Jackie Aina Anastasia Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.392 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features 14 shades across three Pressed Pigments and 11 eyeshadows in various finishes, from matte to pearl to metallic. Where this palette shines is in its cohesive, yet versatile, color scheme. The left side of the palette has a pink/purple vibe, while the right side is warmer, earthier with taupe and green brown. There’s a nice mix of depth, undertone, and finish…

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Anastasia x Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2019 – Beauty Article

Launch Details Created in collaboration with influencer Jackie Aina, this limited-edition palette features Jackie’s must-have eyeshadows and pressed pigments for straight-up gorgeous looks. The unique, full-pigment formula is easy to blend and delivers high color payoff and buildable intensity in both matte and metallic finishes. The 14 all-new shades allow you to create everything from cool- to warm-toned neutral looks; daring, bright eye looks; shimmering, glam looks; and bold, smoky eyes. Editor’s Note: More background/quotes about the collaboration from Anastasia…

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Anastasia x Alyssa Edwards Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Alyssa Edwards Anastasia Alyssa Edwards Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.392 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features mostly mattes in a mix of vibrant hues and grounding neutrals. Per the box, the following shades are Pressed Pigments, which is code for “not intended for use around the immediate eye area.” Those shades are: Texas Made, Dream It, BBDC, and Believe. I did get moderate staining with those shades, which lingered beyond my morning cleanse, and I did get…

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Anastasia Daiquiri & Sand Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Daiquiri Anastasia Daiquiri Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, pale pink (nearly white) base with a “cooler,” golden sheen. I expected a gold-shimmered pink that I’ve seen many times before, but it was much, much lighter and brighter than most pink-with-gold-shift shades are. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and blendable on my eyes and cheeks. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to opaque, though some of that depended on how much product was picked up and with…

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Anastasia Summer 2019 Mini Lipstick Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Summer 2019 Mini Matte Lipstick Set Anastasia Summer 2019 Mini Matte Lipstick Set Anastasia Summer 2019 Mini Matte Lipstick Set Summer 2019 Anastasia Summer 2019 Mini Matte Lipstick Set ($21.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of lipsticks for the summer that features three shimmery shades and one semi-matte shade. It was a mixed bag; Guava and Orange Blossom were less impressive, while Coconut was nice (as long as an actively hydrating formula isn’t a must-have) and…

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Anastasia Icy & Crystal Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Icy Anastasia Icy Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a pale white with neutral-to-warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had a slightly larger particle shimmer to it, so it appeared more metallic, shinier, and seemed to have a touch of sparkle, too. This one seemed a little more pigmented, too, in a single “pass” of product, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand if you’re after sheerer application. The texture was finely-milled, blendable, and sat well on…

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Anastasia Desert Loose Pigment Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Desert Anastasia Desert Loose Pigment ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium copper with a balance of warm, red and orange undertones paired with a high-shine, metallic finish. It had buildable pigmentation from sheer to opaque, which depended on how much was initially picked up and applied (the loose format makes it harder to determine what “one” layer is with consistency). It could also be applied with a wet brush for more intense coverage and shine with less product. The…

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