Anastasia Norvina Vol. 4 Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches

 

Norvina Vol 4

Anastasia Norvina Vol 4 Pro Pigment Palette is a mixed bag that ranged from disappointing to fantastic. I think it was more workable and easier to use than past volumes, which wasn’t a surprise since there were more shimmers, more neutral tones, and fuchsia Pressed Pigments tend to perform better than blues or purples.

The shimmers ranged from some of the best the brand has released–intensely pigmented, creamy with great adhesion–to mediocre to the point where one struggles to understand how both are possible in a single palette. The mattes ranged from quite powdery (and therefore sheerer, prone to fallout, and/or uneven in application) to richly pigmented and blendable.

Sixteen shades (A2, A3, B2, B3, B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D4, E1, E4, E5) in the palette are considered Pressed Pigments, which are “not intended for use around the immediate eye area.” There are also two Pressed Glitters, which contain plastic (PET) glitter but are listed under “Eye Shadows.”

Anastasia A1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia A1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

A1 (Norvina Vol. 4)

A1 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a bright, white gold base that shifted from gold to green with a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture felt lightly emollient and smoother to the touch, but it was more firmly pressed into the pan so it needed to be used with a fingertip or a dampened brush for maximum payoff (nearly opaque) and minimal fallout.

It had more semi-opaque coverage with some fallout applied with a dry brush. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably but had light fallout over time.

Anastasia A2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia A2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

A2 (Norvina Vol. 4)

A2 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a bright, pink-lavender with warm undertones and blue-to-violet shifting shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was dense but not too thick or heavy, so it applied well and blended out easily. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before showing signs of wear.

Anastasia A3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia A3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia A3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia A3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

A3 (Norvina Vol. 4)

A3 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a bright, fuchsia pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a satin finish. It had enough shimmer woven through the more matte base that some of the shimmer translated during application, though it was still not overtly shimmery to my eye in person.

It had good color coverage that applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. The texture was soft, slightly drier but not prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours and left a faint stain behind.

Anastasia A4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia A4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia A4 (Norvina Vol. 4) EyeshadowAnastasia A4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

A4 (Norvina Vol. 4)

A4 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a light brown with moderate, warm undertones–not quite yellow or red-based but fairly balanced–with a matte finish. The consistency was soft, moderately powdery, so there was light fallout during application, but it had opaque coverage that blended out well. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Anastasia A5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia A5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia A5 (Norvina Vol. 4) EyeshadowAnastasia A5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

A5 (Norvina Vol. 4)

A5 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a bright, light-medium peach with moderate,w arm undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle throughout. It had a lightly creamy, somewhat denser consistency, but it wasn’t too thick or too firmly pressed into the pan, so it picked up well with a brush.

There was light to moderate fallout if I wasn’t careful during dry application, so I’d recommend using it with a dampened brush or fingertip to minimize if that is a concern. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading and had a touch of fallout over time.

Anastasia B1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia B1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia B1 (Norvina Vol. 4) EyeshadowAnastasia B1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

B1 (Norvina Vol. 4)

B1 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a light, yellowed peach with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and fairly easy to work with, though it seemed a touch drier to the touch so there was a bit of fallout if I wasn’t careful. It had nearly opaque color payoff that wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably on my eye.

Anastasia B2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia B2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia B2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia B2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

B2 (Norvina Vol. 4)

B2 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a muted, deeper pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, but it had a moderately powdery texture that was prone to fallout and could lift other shades away if I wasn’t softer with my blending pressure. It lasted decently for eight hours before fading visibly.

Anastasia B3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia B3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia B3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia B3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

B3 (Norvina Vol. 4)

B3 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a dusty, light-medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The product yielded nearly opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well.

The texture was lightly powdery but not prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading.

Anastasia B4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia B4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

B4 (Norvina Vol. 4)

B4 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a medium-dark taupe-brown with moderate, warm undertones and pink and gold sparkle over a metallic finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being overly firm in the pan, so it picked up well with a brush and had great adhesion. It had rich pigmentation that wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Anastasia B5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia B5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia B5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia B5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

B5 (Norvina Vol. 4)

B5 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a dusty, medium-dark taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which could be built up to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, velvety but moderately powdery, so I had to be careful to apply it lightly and build up to avoid a fair amount of fallout. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Anastasia C1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia C1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

C1 (Norvina Vol. 4)

C1 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a light, pinky-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had sheer coverage, which was likely due to the stiffer, firmer texture that was thin and difficult to pick up.

I didn’t find it improved much when applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush–I had to jab and push at the surface to get product to come away. The product showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear.

Anastasia C2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia C2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

C2 (Norvina Vol. 4)

C2 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a neon, medium fuchsia-pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was lightly powdery but not prone to sheering out too readily nor fallout. The shade wore well for nine hours and left a stain behind.

Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

C3 (Norvina Vol. 4)

C3 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a light purple with warmer, reddish undertones and cooler, violet pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was hard to build up without using a dampened brush.

The texture felt smoother to the touch with light slip, but it was thin and more firmly-pressed, which made it hard to pick up evenly. It stayed on decently for seven hours before fading noticeably.

Anastasia C4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia C4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

C4 (Norvina Vol. 4)

C4 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a medium-dark lavender with subtle, cool undertones and sparkle over a matte finish. It was extremely powdery, which resulted in a fair amount of fallout and a tendency to sheer out. It had to be used over a primer to achieve more buildable coverage (about semi-opaque, more diffused) but could look dry and emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It lasted for seven hours before fading visibly.

Anastasia C5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia C5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia C5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

C5 (Norvina Vol. 4)

C5 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a bright, pink-red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The texture was fairly soft, lightly powdery but not to the point where it caused problems. This shade wore well for nine hours but left a stain behind.

Anastasia D1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia D1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia D1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia D1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

D1 (Norvina Vol. 4)

D1 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a muted, darker yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that built up to full coverage with a second layer. The consistency was soft, blendable but somewhat powdery, which resulted in light fallout if I wasn’t careful. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Anastasia D2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia D2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia D2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia D2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

D2 (Norvina Vol. 4)

D2 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a bright, highlighter yellow that leaned slightly greener than most yellow hues paired with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied somewhat unevenly and looked dry, which resulted in emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. The texture was quite powdery and slightly thinner. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours and stained my skin after removal.

Anastasia D3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia D3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia D3 (Norvina Vol. 4) EyeshadowAnastasia D3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

D3 (Norvina Vol. 4)

D3 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a light, golden bronze with a metallic finish and warmer undertones. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was soft, lightly creamy, and easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Anastasia D4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia D4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia D4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia D4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

D4 (Norvina Vol. 4)

D4 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation but was quite dry and thin to work with, so I had to use a heavier hand to pick up product and found it resulted in fallout to get an even layer of product. It showed signs of wear after seven and a half hours of wear.

Anastasia D5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia D5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

Anastasia D5 (Norvina Vol. 4) EyeshadowAnastasia D5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Eyeshadow

D5 (Norvina Vol. 4)

D5 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warmer orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, but the texture was slightly drier and powdery, so it wasn’t as blendable as I would have expected–it played more like the Pressed Pigments in the palette than a typical eyeshadow (being brown-hued, I was surprised).

It lifted up other matte shades slightly if I wasn’t careful with my pressure. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Anastasia E1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia E1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia E1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia E1 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

E1 (Norvina Vol. 4)

E1 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that built up better over primer than bare skin. The consistency was moderately powdery and felt a little on the drier side, which I suspect is why it didn’t build up as well on bare skin. It stayed on decently for eight and a half hours before I noticed fading, and it stained my lid slightly afterward.

Anastasia E2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Glitter

Anastasia E2 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Glitter

E2 (Norvina Vol. 4)

E2 (Norvina Vol. 4) is multi-colored, small and medium particle-sized glitter suspended in a translucent base. It seemed to read more like white gold that shifted to more green-gold at times. The formula felt lightly emollient and wasn’t as dry as past Pressed Pigments by the brand, but it still didn’t have as much adhesion as other Pressed Glitters (of late) that I would be wary of using it without an actual adhesive primer/base. It had decent spread of the particles and light fallout initially, but it definitely had decent fallout over time (I wore it on my cheeks only).

It contained plastic (PET) glitter, and while the palette contains several Pressed Pigments that are “not intended for use around the immediate eye area,” this shade, and E3, another Pressed Glitter, do not have this warning. Some brands do include that warning when using plastic glitter–in the last few years, it has become more inconsistent if/when the warning is provided.

Anastasia E3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Glitter

Anastasia E3 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Glitter

E3 (Norvina Vol. 4)

E3 (Norvina Vol. 4) had pink and copper small and medium particle-sized glitter suspended in a translucent base. It looked like a coppery-brown with hints of pink and gold glitter depending on how the light reflected off it. The coverage was more semi-sheer to medium in a single layer, and while there was some slip to the formula (which helped it spread decently), it still moved around on its own. I’d highly recommend applying it with a tackier base or primer to minimize fallout and migration over time. I had a fair amount of migration, fallout, and traveling particles when worn as a cheek product.

It contained plastic (PET) glitter, and while the palette contains several Pressed Pigments that are “not intended for use around the immediate eye area,” this shade and E2, another Pressed Glitter, do not have this warning. Some brands do include that warning when using plastic glitter–in the last few years, it has become more inconsistent if/when the warning is provided.

Anastasia E4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia E4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia E4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia E4 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

E4 (Norvina Vol. 4)

E4 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a muted, medium-dark berry with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable when paired with a primer but less so over bare skin. The consistency was moderately powdery, so it had a tendency to sheer out over bare skin and had light to moderate fallout. It lasted decently for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Anastasia E5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia E5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

Anastasia E5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed PigmentAnastasia E5 (Norvina Vol. 4) Pressed Pigment

E5 (Norvina Vol. 4)

E5 (Norvina Vol. 4) is a rich, medium-dark fuchsia pink with moderate, cooler undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was fantastic, while the texture was slightly drier but not too powdery. I didn’t have any issues applying the product to bare skin as it blended out well and went on evenly. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading slightly, but it did leave a stain behind.

 

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

 

 

 

 

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