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. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #10 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Destinee (875) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% 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). Tarte Scarlet (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jammin' (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Last Call (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). 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). NARS Phoebe (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Punk Heart (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Toxic (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanity (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Opaline (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Grape (LE, $32.50) is brighter (85% similar). theBalm Surfari (LE, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Viseart Prune (P) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Capital of Light #5 (LE) is warmer (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). Stila Plum (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Snappy Style (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Plums Up (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% 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). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (LE) is brighter (90% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC 300 Game (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Natasha Denona Matte Eye Shadow Nina's Orchid (82V)
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
77%
Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Maroon (22M)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%
Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Smoky Plum (23P)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
Natasha Denona Matte Eye Shadow Aubergine (24V)
D-
Product
5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
62%

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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
Natasha Denona Nina’s Orchid (82V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) Eyeshadow

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

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

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow
Nina’s Orchid (82V), Maroon (22M), Smoky Plum (23P), Aubergine (24V), Golden Rose (60M) with Sephora Purple Stilettos Eyeliner

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow
Nina’s Orchid (82V), Maroon (22M), Smoky Plum (23P), Aubergine (24V), Golden Rose (60M) with Sephora Purple Stilettos Eyeliner

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