Let’s talk about Natasha Denona. When the renowned makeup artist first released her own make-up line, I wasn’t particularly drawn in. Perhaps it was because I knew so little about her (and still don’t really). With many of her products receiving glowing reviews, however, I did toy with the idea of trying some of the eye shadows on more than one occasion. But never actually took the plunge. One day, maybe, I thought. Fast forward to the fact that one of her palettes was included my Beautylish Lucky Bag (in 2017) and I’m not ashamed to admit that was more than a little excited to finally see what all the fuss is about. Just a bit of a disclaimer, this review of the Natasha Denona 5 Palette 10 was actually drafted last year but I’m just getting around to posting it!
According to the brand, the Natasha Denona 5 Palettes “feature five pans of ultra-pigmented eye color in a variety of unique finishes. The breakthrough formula glides smoothly across lids, delivering vivid color payoff with a buttery-soft feel.” Furthermore, the formula claims to be “packed with super-concentrated pigments and finely milled minerals” while containing “moisturizing botanical oils create a creamy texture that sweeps over delicate skin without any fallout”.
As many many, have noted before me the packaging of the palette is nothing to write home enough. The eyeshadows come in a basic white transparent lidded palette. Yes, there is a slot for a brush, but no brush included. Go figure.
Natasha Denona’s Palette 10 is a super sultry mix of neutrals accented by purples and plums. It contains the following shades:
My thoughts on the Natasha Denona 5 Palette 10
Swatches from Left to Right:
- Satin Skin (75P ) is a warm, bronzey-taupe with a metallic finish.
- Vintage (49M ) is a smoky plumy purple with a metallic finish.
- Aubergine (24V ) is a warm, purple plum with a matte finish.
- True Gold (20M ) is a glitter-laden green gold.
- Nina’s Orchid (82V) is a vibrant fuchsia-purple with a matte finish.
Vintage and Aubergine offer fantastic opacity and pigmentation. True Gold is fall-out city but if you’re willing to deal (use flat synthetic brush), then it’s absolutely stunning on the eyes. Nina’s Orchid is probably my least favorite shade – it’s difficult to blend and stains the eyelid badly.
- Pigmentation is on point – the metallic shadows are amazing.
- With the exception of Nina’s Orchid, the shadows blend well
- Great staying Power (10+ hours)
- Minimal creasing
- Creamy, smooth and emollient texture (especially good for dry eyes)
How it looks on the eyes…
So, are the Natasha Denona eye shadows worth the price tag?
This is always a difficult question to answer because everyone’s financial situation, and therefore their budget, is different. Moreover, the “things” that people value are different. Comparatively, the Natasha Denona 5 pan palettes, which are priced at $48.00 are in the same bracket as a Dior Quint or Chanel Quad. So, for people who are spending that money on those products, based on my experience with this single palette, I’d say the ND 5 pans are definitely worth it. However, if you’re not a person that spends that kind of money on eye shadows, then you can skip them.
I hope this was helpful to anyway considering purchasing the palette. Have you ever tried Natasha Denona? What are your thoughts?
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