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Just because festivals, concerts, and big events have been cancelled doesn’t mean we can’t have any fun this summer. And it isn’t stopping makeup brands from launching bold fun summer products either. Not only did Anastasia Beverly Hills launch the new Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol 4 (check out my full review here), they also launched the new Norvina Electric Cake Liner sets too!
The new Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Electric Cake Liner sets are $30 each. They are available at Sephora and on the ABH website. Furthermore, the sets are currently available online only, but will be available in Sephora stores after July 24, 2020. Each set contains three different cake liner shades. One set is Electric Lime, Electric Yellow, and Electric Pink. The other set is Electric Orange, Opaque White, and Electric Purple.
With the neon trend still holding strong, these Electric Cake Liners are arriving at a perfect time. Obviously, you can use these as eyeliners, but you can also use them as body paint, face paint, etc. In her Instagram Stories, Norvina did state that the Green, Yellow, Pink, and Orange shades are all black light activated. But the White and Purple shades are not. The formula is also cruelty-free and vegan.
Another cool thing about these Electric Cake Liners is that they are dry pigment pans that are activated by water. Which means they won’t dry out. Well, actually they will. But that’s because they’re meant to. These liners will dry back to a solid and reactivate with water when you’re ready to use them again. In fact I think that’s a huge pro, since these aren’t going to be “every day” makeup products. No one wants to buy a statement product that you can only wear a few times because it dries out.
However, in my experience, the liners never fully dried back out. In fact, they stayed kind of a tacky consistency. Which didn’t bother me while they were just sitting there nicely. But if they were thrown into a makeup bag and slid open, that could be a total mess. Plus, while the liners are still wet, they are a bit messy and easily transfer all over the place. So you have to be careful during application. And especially if you’re switching colors. There is a fine line between not enough and too much water on these liners. But once dry, the eyeliner lasted through the day and a long hot walk outside. Although right before I took my makeup off, I tried smudging the liner to see what would happen. And I did start to look like Elphaba from Wicked. So it’s definitely not smudge or waterproof.
These Electric Cake Liners are super easy to use. First, wet the pigment color of your choice with either water or setting spray. Then, use a brush to apply the color. Use a thin angled or pointed brush for eyeliner. Or use a larger flat brush for body paint or filling in large areas. I used MAC Cosmetics Fix+ and tried an angled liner brush, a pencil brush, and a thin pencil liner brush. The thin pencil liner brush (MAC 210) was my favorite. It was easy to control and had precise application.
Honestly, I think there’s an obvious winner between the two sets. Of course it’s the one with the pink! And not just because it contains a pink shade. The neon green is absolutely stunning in person. In my opinion, all three shades in the pink set are more flattering/wearable than the other (orange) set. But I really wish these were each available individually. That way you could curate your own set and not have any colors you won’t use. For example, I’d rather spend $10 on one shade I love than $30 for one shade I love and two I’ll never use. Plus I wish they would have included a black. Maybe if these neon shades do well, they’ll come out with more shades. I’m hoping for a blue. That would be gorgeous.
Last summer I tried the Fenty neon liquid eyeliners, but they burned the heck out of my eyes. So I’m very excited about this ABH formula. It was easy to use, easy to clean up, and really makes a statement. Plus it didn’t burn my eyes. I think the neon pink or neon green liner with a neutral makeup look is just the splash of color we all need this summer! Plus, you can use them to create a neon graphic eyeliner look and cover two of the season’s biggest trends at the same time.
Overall Ranking (out of 5) –
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Electric Cake Liner – 4 – These are so much fun. However, they are quite messy and the containers don’t “lock” well, so they slide open easily. I also wish you had more flexibility and variety in choosing your colors. But they’re so cool and perfect for summer.
What do you think? Are you rocking the neon trend this summer? Which shade is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
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