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Snob Snag: Palettes You Should Try For Their Price Point!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette didn’t come to disappoint like mostly all of her other palettes.

Anastasia announced the palettes release on Instagram on July 8,  promising that on July 17 it will be available on,  while if you are like me and want your new goodies in your hand when you pay for them, you would have to wait for the other retailers like Ulta, Sephora, and Nordstrom to launch their selection in the weeks that follow.

The palette hits the mark and retails for the normal ABH piece of $42.

Packaged in a bright purple casing, this 14-tone eyeshadow palette is a dream and is  named after the company’s president, and Anastasia Soare’s daughter Claudia Norvina Soare . This palette will have you feeling like a unicorn goddess with countless amounts of look possibilities.  Half of the colors in the palette are slightly shimmery, while the other half are full-blown glitter hues that can give you a layered vibe that’s sure to turn heads.

And that balance was a very conscious decision, according to Claudia herself. “The palette has 7 mattes and 7 shimmers which is a first for ABH, we generally do less shimmers,” she wrote on her own Instagram post about the launch of the new palette. “I need shimmer in my life because of my big lids, but I also use shimmer along my lash line. […] The key to this palette is the shimmers and accompanying mattes.” she continued to say.

With the palettes full pigment, and easy-to-blend formula it offers duo chrome and metallic pigments. The luxe purple packaging including a large mirror and the standard double ended ABH brush has some pretty unique names and the description of each are as follows:

Dreamer – Metallic pink champagne
Base – Matte eggshell
Summer – Foiled metallic golden topaz
Soul – Matte Wisteria
Wild Child – Duo-chrome frosty pink with magenta shift
Incense – Matte dusty terracotta
Rose Gold – Metallic rosewood
Love – Matte mid-tone cool pink
Celestial – Duo-chrome plum with a violet shift
Volatile – Matte warm charcoal
Dazzling – Cool-tone duo chrome bronze with a violet shift
Eccentric – Matte dark burnt orange
Drama – Duo chrome aubergine with a cool bronze shift
Passion – Matte deep garnet

I personally love the balance of the palette and was happy to see more shimmery color because it gives me something different to grab at when doing eye looks. The colors in the palette are like no other colors I have in my palette collection and they have a lot of color pay off and blend in effortlessly together which is something you get from all of their palettes in my opinion. 

The price point for this palette is $42 which is normal for a ABH palette and worth every penny.

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As a lover of the Smashbox full exposure palette I was excited to see the Cover Shot palette up and coming release and reviews beginning to come through my YouTube feed. This purse-sized, pigment-powered eye shadow palettes are made to mesmerize—and collect. Each Cover Shot Eye Shadow Palette has a curated mix of colors, formulas and finishes so you can nail the latest trends and create your own looks. The palettes colors are beautiful and would fit perfectly in any makeup bag or purse. There are 13 different palettes all of them can be purchased on Smashbox’s website.

While you may know, if you have tried to get your hands on them most of them are available in Ulta. The only palette that you will have to go to Sephora for is this bold glitter palette. The pigmentation of the palette is stunning and the color payout is awesome. I tried it out with an eye shadow primer due to discoloration of my eye, but i’m sure from the swatches I tried you can get awesome payoff without it. My favorites are Pink and Palm, Minimalist, and Petal Metal because I naturally go for a more neutral eye with my looks. With the price point of this palette and endless amounts of eye looks you should give them a try for $29

This neutral eye shadow palette has a versatile range of velvety smooth mattes and long-wearing shimmers. Create neutral to megawatt eye looks that stun on all skin tones.


• 14 super-blendable warm-to-cool matte and shimmer eye shadows in one makeup palette
• Dark shades intensify and double as eye liner when used wet
• Includes a double-ended shadow brush for matte or shimmer application and a deluxe-sized sample of 24 Photo Finish Hour Shadow Primer to lock on color
• Includes step-by-step guide with tips for 6 different eye shapes
• Cruelty-free

This has got to be my all time favorite palette. It is the first high end palette I ever posted and I will always have it in my make up collection because I absolutely love it. It is a glitter/slimmer eye lovers dream because the whole top roll is glitter and the bottom is the match to the glitter in a matte shadow. The shadows don’t need you to rub your brush in it a bunch off times for a color pay out and it stays put.

For $52 you can own this palette and fall in love just like I have.

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Ms. Fenty has done it again with the Moroccan Spice Palette. The Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette combines everything you need to take you from hot, steamy days to sultry, smoky nights, with its 16 richly pigmented shades and finishes designed for all skin tones, which is something that is always a plus with this collection. From smoky bolds to spicy brights and savory neutrals, Moroccan Spice serves up a dash of matte, satin, pearl, metallic, and shimmer finishes to satisfy every craving. Want to do a bold smokey eye, or a subtle shimmery neutral eye you can do that and many more things with this palette. Each rich, velvety-smooth shade is weightless, buildable, and stays put without creasing for the sultriest looks that lasts for as long as you need it to. 

With Fenty you can’t go wrong give this palette a try for $59.

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“Our Box of Crayons Palette is a box of fun! Just like crayons, you’ll have a blast mixing and matching colors to create your perfect work of art. The shadows in this set boast beautiful vibrant colors to create any look. You’ll love the rich pigmentation and variety in colors and hues. Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement, stand out from the crowd, or express yourself in a new light, this palette will be the perfect fit for you! Choose from 18 radiant colors that shimmer or matte and rock your look all day or night! Pair with our Eye Glue Stick iShadow primer for an even longer hold.”

I was a bit skeptical about this palette when I first head about its release and reading about all it does. I didn’t believe it, but after seeing its color pay off in reviews and the looks it can create I decided to step outside of my normal neutral eye with glitter and shimmer and try this palette. I have not yet received mine but I am going to do an updated review on this palette once i get my hands on it and am able to see the color pay off for myself.

This palette is a really nice size and only comes in at $30.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eye Shadow Palette is an essential smoky eye shadow palette that features 14 shades ranging from golden mattes to bronzy metallics. Create an endless array of holiday looks with this collection of cool-toned shadows—including 2 cult-favorite shades and 12 ALL-NEW shades.

Shades included:

Fresh (Matte ivory pink)

Pearl (Metallic pearl white with a soft-pink undertone)

Steampunk (Metallic topaz bronze)

Rose Quartz (Metallic soft peach with a pink shift)

Ember (Metallic bronzed khaki)

Bloom (Matte coral pink)

Birch (Matte mid-tone yellow taupe)

Cinder (Metallic cool-tone beige taupe with gold flecks)

Twig (Matte mid-tone taupe)

Teak (Metallic golden brown)

Dystopian (Matte dark ash brown)

Cyborg (Metallic silver with a violet undertone)

Slate (Matte slate grey)

Noir (Matte deep black)


Full-pigment, easy-to-blend formula

14 shades including ultra-mattes and metallics

The ultra-matte shades have a velvety, creamy-soft texture, blend seamlessly and deposit a lot of pigment and payoff

The metallic shades have an ultra-creamy texture, deliver a long-lasting effect and are ideal for creating amazing smoky eye looks

Features a wide range of cool-toned shades to create a variety of looks

Luxe packaging with a mirror and double-ended brush

This palette fits into the ABH collection very well and allows me to create my eyeday neutral glittery eye without a problem. With the mix of shimmery and matte colors I can create many different eye looks without repeating colors. With the price point of $45 you will not break the bank adding this palette to your collection.

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