There are some common things I feel as women we collect ; jewellery, purses, gorgeous decorated parfume bottles and for some (like myself) eyeshadow palettes. There is something so alluring about a little box with beautiful pigment stored inside ! I’ve accumulated quite a collection and now I’ve added the Nathasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette (5) , shade #12 to my collection.
Shades from left – right Golden Flesh, Smoky Plum, Sienna, Electric Violet and Deep Slate Gray
Let me step back a bit and introduce this brand to anyone who isn’t familiar with it. Natasha Denona is a world renowned makeup artist who has worked with top fashion brands in collaboration with some of the worlds best known photographers and has styled world-famous models and actresses. Her looks are unique and her concept of healthy glowing skin is mimicked and admired by many in the beauty industry. I was first introduced to her line by a fellow makeup artist friend who was raving about her products and how I needed them in my kit. Curiosity got the best of me so I did a bit of research on my own and…
I instantly fell in love with her idea of beauty! She believes in creating makeup for everyday women that can help empower and enhance their looks and is not a fan of layers upon layers of makeup! I too share this philosophy!
I watched several of her YouTube videos and decided to invest in one of her palettes. I was lusting over the ND Eyeshadow palette shade 28 but it was a bit over my budget so I decided to purchase the 5 palette instead!
This particular palette is shade #12 and is warm toned. The shadows are very creamy and feel like butter (seriously!) , are highly pigmented and last all day. This particular palette is very shimmery/sparkly but this brand does carry some matte and metallic shades as well.
The shadow transfer from the palette to my brush/finger is by far the best I’ve ever experienced. With literally one swipe on my finger (because this is my personal palette and I can do that lol!) was all it took to achieve amazing colour pay off. The shadows goes on silky smooth and blend very well. The colours you see in the pan is what is transferred to your lids. You do not lose vibrancy or impact with this palette once applied. The 5 shadow palettes are perfect for travel! I slipped this one in my small makeup tote to haul around with me one day and it worked out great!
With all the great attributes of this palette, I did find one less desirable one. There is a lot of fallout with this palette. I would say more than what I experienced with the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes and if you read my reviews on them you would know that is my #1 pet peeve with ABH!. Most shimmer/sparkly shadows do have fallout so I wouldn’t let this deter you from buying this palette but I did need to mention it in my review. I would have liked to have one true matte shade in this #5 palette to offset the amount of shimmer shadows but that’s more of a preference and not really a flaw with the palette. Electric Violet shade feels and looks like a matte but once applied I found it to have more of a shimmer to it.
Overall I am really impressed with this palette and I would like to pick up shade # 10 in the 5 palette. I will at some point invest in the Eyeshadow 28 palette for my kit. If I do the math, I would be investing in 28 shades for about $10 per shade and that in my opinion is very reasonably priced for high quality shadows, but for right now I’m content with the palette I have as I’m astill ble to recreate several versatile looks.
Have you used any Natasha Denona products or are you interested in using any ?
If so, leave a comment below 🙂
*I bought this product with my own funds and the opinions expressed in this post are my own.*