Natasha Denona Nina’s Orchid, Maroon, Smoky Plum, Aubergine Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Natasha Denona Nina's Orchid (82V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Nina’s Orchid (82V) Eyeshadow

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.

Nina’s Orchid (82V) is a medium-dark, violet purple with strong pink tones and a semi-matte finish. There is a fine dusting of shimmer, but it doesn’t really translate applied. The consistency is soft but very, very powdery and on the thinner side, so it did not perform particularly well over bare skin as it applied unevenly and was hard to really blend with the other shades (the formula on the more shimmery shades is quite dense in comparison). It’s very pigmented, but I had to pat it on and just barely tap along the edges or else it would sheer out and look uneven (like the swatch). It lasted for seven hours on me. Viseart Bright Editorial #11 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Statement (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Ooh la Orchid (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #6 (P) is darker (95% similar). Buxom VIP (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #7 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maroon (22M) is a medium-dark plum with warm,b rown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, almost cream-like, consistency that blended out well and adhered nicely to bare skin. The color started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #10 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Scarlet (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Destinee (875) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jammin' (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Rock Stars (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Static (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Plum (23P) is a medium-dark purple with warm, bronzy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too loose or too firmly packed in the pan, so it was easy to work with both applying and for blending out on the skin. I noticed slight creasing after seven and a half hours of wear. Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Toxic (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Punk Heart (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Viseart Prune (P) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Opaline (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #5 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Grape (LE, $32.50) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Aubergine (24V) is a muted, dark plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a dusty, thin consistency that was best applied in thin, sheer layers (four to five) to get decent coverage out of it. On the eye, this shade started to fade after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Delectable (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is brighter (95% similar). Ciate Day Dream (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Snappy Style (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Plums Up (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Lethal (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #4 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Still Life (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #6 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Ciate Flirt (LE) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Natasha Denona Matte Eye Shadow Nina's Orchid (82V)
C+

Permanent

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Maroon (22M)
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Smoky Plum (23P)
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Natasha Denona Matte Eye Shadow Aubergine (24V)
D-

Permanent

5
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
62%
Total
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Natasha Denona Nina's Orchid (82V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Nina’s Orchid (82V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Nina's Orchid (82V) Eyeshadow
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Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) Eyeshadow
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Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) Eyeshadow
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Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) Eyeshadow

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