I loved the first Norvina Volume 1 Pro Pigment Palette! Furthermore, Volume 1 had electrifying pigments in matte, metallic, shimmer and Neon finishes. Then, for some reason, I skipped Norvina’s Volume 2 and 3! However, the newest Norvina Volume 4 Pro Pigment Palette looked too beautiful to pass up.
Also, the new Volume 4 Palette is nothing like Volume 1. The reason is, the inspiration for the Norvina Volume 4 color story was Spring. As a result, the colors range from fresh floral tones, and bright pops of colors, to muted mauves and rich neutrals. Basically, the palette is more of an everyday palette for someone who needs a little color. Even more, it has softer tones that are lighter and more muted. Unlike Norvina Volume 1, Volume 4 only has a few electric saturated colors. Most of the eyeshadow in the palette can be thought of as neutral shades.
Above all, The Norvina Volume 4 Palette is gorgeous. Again, this Norvina Palette isn’t your everyday eyeshadow palette. The reason is, the stars of the Volume 4 palette are the 16 pressed pigments! Two more, the pressed glitters, that are gorgeous shades, along with an outstanding formula. Last, there are 7 eyeshadows in this palette. The eyeshadows have matte and metallic finishes.
You are going to find this the Norvina Volume 4 Pro Pigment Palette at Sephora, and on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Website. Also Volume 4 Shadows Net Wt. 1.8g / 0.063 oz each, and the cost of the palette is $60.
The Norvina Volume 4 Pro Pigment Palette Packaging
First, the outer box is a shiny pink large square with gold writing. Also, the eyeshadow palette is a humongous square.
It feels like it is a tin, yet it is a plastic case. The lid of the case is the same pink shade as the outer box. Although, the back of the case is black lacquer. Furthermore, the case has a magnetic closure. Inside, on one side is a huge mirror. On the other side are 25 large eyeshadow pans. Moreover, there are no shade names! Instead, there are five rows,( A through E). Also, each row has five numbered shades ( 1 – 5)Therefore, the shade “names” are the row and number of the shade in that row. For example, A4, or B1, and so on and so forth.
The Formula For The Norvina Volume 4 Pro Pigment Palette
What is the Difference Between Pressed Pigments and Eye Shadows?
To start with, Volume 4 has seven eyeshadows, two pressed glitter shades, and 16 pressed pigments.
For one thing,the eyeshadow formula include synthetic substances, binders and fillers. As a result, you need to build an eyeshadow. Also, eyeshadows don’t last forever! On the other hand, Pressed Pigments are natural minerals. And that is it! They don’t add ingredients to the pigments. However, Cosmetic Brands use dyes in their pressed pigments to create color. As a result, the cosmetic companies can’t call dyed pressed pigments eyeshadows. In fact, the FDA has a list of dyes that are restricted from use in the eye area. Therefore, the company has to give you a warning !
Another difference between eyeshadow and pigments is it is common for pigments to stain your skin. And, red, pink, and purple pigments are the ones that stain the most.. Norvina’s palette has pink and purple shades in it. Therefore, the company has to give you a warning !
Moreover, Eyeshadows have a lot of pigments in them. However, most likely, you won’t use a pigment the same way you would use a regular eyeshadow.
In addition, Pigments have a burst of color. Therefore, you’ll most likely need a smaller amount of pigment compared to a regular eyeshadow.
Also important, if you have sensitive eyes, you need to avoid your immediate eye area. For example, do not get super close to your lash lines. In this way, you will avoid unnecessary itching and redness.
Finally, dyed pressed pigments are not a life or death hazard by any means. Although, better to be careful than sorry!!!
The Norvina Volume 4 Formula
Finally , the formulas give you good color payoff. Also, the colors easily blend together. The formulas feel silky and buttery. There is some kick-up from the pans, which is expected since you are using pigments without binders. However, there is little to no fallout on your eyes when you are applying the color. Last, the pigments are dyed, and they’ll stain your skin. The mattes are creamy, pigmented, and easy to apply. And, the shimmers are vibrant, and pigmented. Magnifique! Finally, the colors are long-lasting!
Would you purchase an eyeshadow palette that warns you not to wear 15 of the the shadows near y your eyes? According to Anastasia of Beverly Hills, there are fifteen shades that are “not intended for use around the immediate eye area?” For one thing, there are 16 eyeshadow that are made from pressed pigments. They are the stars of the palette. Yet the brand tells you not to wear A2, A3, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D4, E1, E4, and E5. Therefore, there is a downside to Pressed Pigments.
What I love is the formula is cruelty free, and Vegan. I am not thrilled that the shadows were made in China! Especially, with what is going on in China Now.
The Norvina Volume 4 Pro Pigment Palette Shades
Norvina Volume 4 Row A1, A2, A3, A4 A5
First, A1, a warm silver shade, has a metallic finish. This warm silver shade is a gorgeous shade, that when blended out, makes a great topper, over another shadow. Also, you could wear this shade as a highlighter.
Next, I am in love with A2, a lavender pressed powder with a duo-chrome shift. This lavender duo-chrome shade almost looks wet. Also, it is a sheer shade that could be used as a topper.Although, I would wear this shade alone, all over my eyelids.
Third, A3, a magenta pressed pigment with micro-reflects, has a matte finish. I’d wear this shade as a contour and transition. Therefore , wear it in the crease of your eye, and blend it out above your crease to transition it.
Then, A4, a peachy taupe shade, has a matte finish. This creamy eyeshadow is great in your crease, to define your lower lash line, and the outer corners of your eyes. Even more, wear it on your eyelids.
Fifth, A5, a multidimensional rosy pink shade, has a metallic finish.For one thing, this looks gorgeous on your eyelids. For a more dramatic look, wear this in the inner corners of your eyes. Also, this is a beautiful highlighter.
Norvina Volume 4 Row B1, B2, B3, B4, B5
To begin with, B1, a golden sand shade, has a metallic finish. First, you can wear this golden sand shade as a highlighter. Also, I like in on the inner corners of the eyes. Even more, wear it on e=your eyelids for some shimmer.
Two, B2, a mauve-pink shade, has a matte finish. This is another pressed pigment. Furthermore, wear this deep shade to line and define your eyes.
B3, a light cinnamon pressed pigment, has a matte finish. I would wear this shade in the crease, and as a transition shade. Also, I would use it to line my lower lash lines.
Furthermore, B4, a multi-dimensional deep rose shade, has a metallic finish.For one thing, this beautiful metallic shade would look great on the eyelids, and under your lower lash line. Also, you can wear it to highlight your eyes.
Finally, B5, a grey shade with a pink undertone, has a matte finish. This grey shade is a pressed pigment. Furthermore, it is a deep shade. So, I would wear it to line and define.
Norvina Volume 4 Row C1. C2, C3, C4, C5
To start, C1, a baby pink frost shade has a metallic finish. First, C1 is a sheer shade. Wear it as a topper over another color. Also, this shade makes a beautiful highlighter. And, it is a pressed pigment.
Next, C2, an electric pink shade, has a matte finish. Also, C2 is a pressed pigment. Another great pop of color.
Then, C3, a blue shade with a purple shift duochrome, is a pressed pigment. I’m loving this shade. I would wear it all over my eyelids.
Fourth, C4, a lavender shade, has a matte finish. Also, C4 is a pressed pigment. C4 is one of those fun shades that sets this palette apart from neutral palettes. Wear this shade all over the eyelids. Or, wear this with a yellow shade which will really bring out the purple.
Last, C5, a red-pink shade with a matte finish. Also, C5 is a pressed pigment. This is a medium deep shade that can be worn in the crease of your eyes, and as a transition shade.
Row Norvina Volume 4 D1, D2, D3, D4, D5
First, D1, a peachy pressed pigment, has a matte finish. This peachy matte shade makes a good eyeshadow base.
Second, D2, an electric yellow pressed pigment, has a matte finish. This is a fun shade that you’d use where ever you want a fun pop of color. It looks great with a purple shade.
Third, D3, a beige-amber shade, has a metallic finish. Wear this shade on your eyelids. Also, you could wear this in your crease, or as a transition shade.
Fourth, D4, a pink shade with a magenta shift, duo-chrome. Also, a pressed pigment. I love the duo-chrome shades in this palette. I like to wear them on my eyelids, so you can actually see the shift of color.
Fifth, D5, a deep cinnamon shade, has a matte finish. This deep shade is perfect to line and define your eyes.
Norvina Volume 4 Row E1, E2, E3, E4, E5
One, E1, a carnation pink pressed pigment, has a matte finish. This carnation pink shade is a neon pink shade. Wear this shade on your eyelids, or in your crease. Mix it with another funky shade.
Two, E2, a multidimensional gold sea foam shade, with a pressed glitter finish. Wow, these glitter shades are amazing. You won’t even need a glitter glue. They don’t budge. I love glitter. I’d wear this shade all over my eyelids.
Three, E3, a multidimensional mauve pink with a pressed glitter finish. OMG, my heart! I’d take a bath in this if I could!
Four, E4, a deep berry shade with a matte finish. This berry is so deep I’d use it to line and define my eyes.
Fifth, E5, a hot pink shade, has a matte finish. Also, this is another pressed pigment. Another gorgeous shade of pink.It’s not as scary when you put it on! Actually, it is really pretty. Wear it in your crease, and as a transition shade!
My Final Thoughts On The Norvina Volume 4 Pro Pigment Palette…
I really didn’t want to love it! I think I reacted similarly to the Norvina Volume 1 Pro Pigment Palette. So, I really love it. At first, it may look scary since the neon shades pop out. However, in person, yum! I didn’t want to play too much with this palette because I need to photograph it. But, I couldn’t resist! These shades are amazing! I love the concept of this palette. It is a neutral palette with pops of color.
The shades are softer. The glitters, well, they are exceptional. I wish Norvina would do a glitter palette! You don’t even need glue to keep them on. If you love makeup, you need this one. Moreover, if you have any of the other three Norvina Pro Pigment Palettes, this one is so different, you need it! Even more, if you love neutral shades, that you can wear every day, you need it. However, if you want neutral shades, daytime looks, with pops of color, this palette is your best friend. Although, you can still create amazing, dramatic, night time looks.
Let me know what you think in the comments below!