Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette 28 ($239.00 for 2.24 oz.) has a variety of shades ranging from violet to bright silver to bronzy taupe. The majority of the eyeshadows are frosted or metallic, while a a handful are more matte. The mattes are, consistently, the losers in the palette, which seems to be due to how soft, thin, and powdery they are, so they sheer out and perform poorly without a solid base or primer for them to adhere to (they look so uneven when blended without primer). The more shimmery shades are easy to use, tend to be quite pigmented, and look good on the eye, but they’re not long-wearing as promised–between six and eight hours, I almost always had creasing. With a primer, I was able to extend wear by two hours or so, which is still less than what I average across most powder eyeshadows.
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