Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette 28 Review, Photos, Swatches

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

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.

If you’re not overly concerned about wear time or feel confident that your primer/base solution will alleviate any concerns, the shimmer eyeshadows are nice otherwise. The mattes are better, but they’re still disappointing at this price point–there is significant room for improvement. I still recommend picking up a five-pan pre-made palette over splurging on one of these larger palettes, as you can get a good feel for the formula without breaking the bank. I also think that this larger palette isn’t a cohesive or comprehensive palette for travel or building out a variety of looks as it doesn’t have a lot of highlighting, transition, or blending kind of shades. The palette can absolutely be used on its own, but there is just a general lack of mattes that I feel like many will add-in other textures. I would have preferred the palette to be more versatile with removable pans and a smaller, more travel-friendly sized palette. I also think that being able to build your own five-pan palette would be ideal. The brand should consider labeling the shades on the interior of the palette or at least on the back of the palette (the exterior cardboard packaging as the shades labeled).

I have reviewed and worn all the shades in this palette over the last few weeks, so this post is serving more of a general round-up for the palette (so you can see the palette’s score, based on its contents!) while you can find individual reviews by clicking on the shades below:

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28 Purple-Blue
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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01

Natasha Denona Vintage (49M)

PPermanent. $29.00/0.08 oz.

Vintage (49M) is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

02. Natasha Denona Oxide (63M)

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. Read full review.

A

03. Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M)

Gray-Brown (38M) is a medium-dark, taupe brown with cooler gray leanings but still had a warmer base paired with a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A-

04. Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P)

Satin Skin (75P) is a medium, bronzy brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn't too firm or too soft in the pan. Read full review.

A-

05. Natasha Denona Piggy (80M)

Piggy (80M) is a bright, light pinky-peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It is very shimmery and can emphasize the texture of the lid slightly, if I'm not careful. Read full review.

A-

06. Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P)

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. Read full review.

A-

07. Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M)

Rosewood (51M) is a medium-dark, reddish bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was nicely pigmented with opaque color coverage and a soft, blendable consistency that applied well and was easy to use. Read full review.

B+

08. Natasha Denona Maroon (22M)

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. Read full review.

B+

09. Natasha Denona Petroleum Blue (92M)

Petroleum Blue (92M) is a muted, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, blendable texture that wasn't too loose or too soft in the pan. Read full review.

B+

10. Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M)

Lavender Gray (40M) is a medium-dark, bronzy taupe with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was very soft, lightly powdery (a bit loose in the pan), but it blended out well and still had really good color payoff that didn't sheer out easily. Read full review.

B+

11. Natasha Denona Metallic Steel Blue (11M)

Metallic Steel Blue (11M) is a muted, smoky blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, though consistency was a little drier and looser, so it really had to be patted onto the skin and slowly buffed in to minimize ragged/uneven edges. Read full review.

B+

12. Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M)

Quick Silver (09M) is a medium-dark, silvery gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

B+

13. Natasha Denona Glaze (12M)

Glaze (12M) is a light-medium champagne with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended well and stayed on for seven hours before creasing slightly. Read full review.

B+

14. Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M)

Calypso Blue (05M) is a medium-dark, coppery brown base with strong, red undertones and a blue-purple shift paired with a metallic sheen. Read full review.

B

15. Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M)

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. Read full review.

B

16. Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M)

Golden Beige (52M) is a bright, gold-shimmered peach with a metallic sheen. The texture was very soft, but a little loose in the pan, so it is an eyeshadow that applies best by patting and packing it on than sweeping it on. Read full review.

B

17. Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M)

Chromatic (04M) is a bright silver with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen with slight sparkle. It had good color payoff with a really soft, slightly loose consistency that applies best with a firm, flat brush and then really packed on rather than blended (you may get a lot of fall out otherwise). Read full review.

B

18. Natasha Denona Deep Slate Gray (32P)

Deep Slate Gray (32P) is a dark taupe with subtle, warmer undertones but a cooler overtone. If you blend it out a lot, especially if you diffuse the edges, the warmer tone comes through more prominently. Read full review.

B

19. Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P)

Cool Plum (70P) is a medium-dark red-toned brown with a satin sheen. I'm not sure how this is a cool plum, because it doesn't even look cool-toned in the pan. Read full review.

B

20. Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V)

Deep Pacific (03V) is a blackened, bluish-teal with a soft, pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had decent color payoff, but it was one of the drier, looser, and less pigmented shimmery shades I've come across in the brand's range. Read full review.

B-

21. Natasha Denona Smoke (65V)

Smoke (65V) is a muted, dark bluish-gray with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had decent color payoff, but the more powdery consistency made it hard to apply and blend on the skin without it becoming patchy (another one that needs a primer to be usable). Read full review.

C+

22. Natasha Denona Nina's Orchid (82V)

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. Read full review.

C+

23. Natasha Denona Navy (01V)

Navy (01V) is a muted, dark navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the powdery consistency makes it harder to work with unless you have naturally dry skin or a smoothing primer underneath it as it tends to latch onto areas more strongly than others (think of how the skin naturally has some oil on it, so it darkens and adheres better to those areas, but this makes it really obvious). Read full review.

C

24. Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V)

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. Read full review.

D-

25. Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V)

Powder Blue (84V) is a muted, medium-dark blue-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was very, very powdery, even though it seemed pigmented--you just can't blend or disturb it once it is on. Read full review.

D-

Glossover Breakdown

81%

Average Score
A
6
B
14
C
3
D
2
F
3
Glossover Averages
product
7.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8
longevity
7.5
application
4.5
Total
81%
product
7.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8
longevity
7.5
application
4.5
Total
81%

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Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Purple-Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) Eyeshadow

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 Rosewood (51M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Piggy (80M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Piggy (80M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Piggy (80M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Piggy (80M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Metallic Steel Blue (11M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Metallic Steel Blue (11M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Metallic Steel Blue (11M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Metallic Steel Blue (11M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) Eyeshadow

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

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

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

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

Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Oxide (63M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Oxide (63M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Oxide (63M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Oxide (63M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Deep Slate Gray (32P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Deep Slate Gray (32P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Deep Slate Gray (32P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Deep Slate Gray (32P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Petroleum Blue (92M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Petroleum Blue (92M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Petroleum Blue (92M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Petroleum Blue (92M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Koh Tao (89V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Koh Tao (89V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Koh Tao (89V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Koh Tao (89V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) 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 Vintage (49P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Vintage (49P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Vintage (49P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Vintage (49P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Smoke (65V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Smoke (65V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Smoke (65V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Smoke (65V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Glaze (12M), Gray-Brown (38M), Vintage (49M), Calypso Blue (05M), Electric Violet (28V), Petroleum Blue (92M), Powder Blue (84V), Navy (01V)

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Glaze (12M), Gray-Brown (38M), Vintage (49M), Calypso Blue (05M), Electric Violet (28V), Petroleum Blue (92M), Powder Blue (84V), Navy (01V)

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Oxide (63M), Golden Rose (60M), Golden Beige (52M), Petrolem Blue (92M), Calypso Blue (05M), Deep Pacific (03V)

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Oxide (63M), Golden Rose (60M), Golden Beige (52M), Petrolem Blue (92M), Calypso Blue (05M), Deep Pacific (03V)

Natasha Denona  Eyeshadow
Piggy (80M), Satin Skin (75P), Rosewood (51M), Cool Plum (70P), Deep Slate Gray (32P)

Natasha Denona  Eyeshadow
Piggy (80M), Satin Skin (75P), Rosewood (51M), Cool Plum (70P), Deep Slate Gray (32P)

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

Natasha Denona Metallic Steel Blue (11M) Eyeshadow
Quick Silver, Chromatic, Metallic Steel Blue, Smoke, Steel Blue, Koh Tao, L’Oreal Cobalt Eyeliner

Natasha Denona Metallic Steel Blue (11M) Eyeshadow
Quick Silver, Chromatic, Metallic Steel Blue, Smoke, Steel Blue, Koh Tao, L’Oreal Cobalt Eyeliner