Natasha Denona Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.08 oz.) comes in 66 shades with four distinct finishes (Matte, Duo-Chrome, Metallic, and Sparkling). According to the brand, the eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “full, rich and intense color that won’t fade out, be “long-lasting,” and smooth. The majority of the shimmery shades were very pigmented with a soft consistency that was something just right and other times a little prone to crumbling/loosening in the pan, while the mattes were smooth but quite powdery, which resulted it color that didn’t adhere to bare skin as readily. The texture of most shades is soft, blendable, and most of the shimmery shades I’ve tested applied well to bare skin. The wear was fairly consistent, but there was some variance from shade to shade (which didn’t seem related to finish). The wear has ranged from five to eight hours, depending on the shade. Primer helps with longevity, adding two to three hours to the shade’s no-primer wear time, but they seem like shorter-wearing eyeshadows compared to most powder formulas I’ve tried.
Check out my first review for more depth about the formula as well as a pricing breakdown for singles compared to palettes.
Oxide (63M) is a muted, medium-dark copper brown with warm, red undertones and a frosted sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, buttery, and smooth texture. This was easily one of the best shades I tried from the brand. It wore for seven and a half hours before creasing. MAC Faux Gold (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC In the Sun (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Garnet (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS California (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Rum Cake (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Oxidize (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Copper Kettle (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Golden Rose (60M) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a strong, metallic gold sheen. It had good pigmentation with a blendable texture that was a little soft and prone to fall out during application, but it did apply well to bare skin. On me, I noticed slight creasing after seven hours of wear. Makeup Geek Wildfire (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rose (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Boxes & Bows (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sugarpill Kitten Parade (P) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I804 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.