Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)

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Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Natasha Denona Safari Eyeshadow Palette
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Palette
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Natasha Denona Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Natasha Denona Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)
Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019)

The Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes have started to stack up, and I thought for Saturday’s round-up, I’d look back at past palettes released by the brand–both limited edition and permanent–and see how they’ve performed overall. They’re some of the palettes I find myself reaching for if I need something to pair with one-off eyeshadows (say a few single, super metallic eyeshadows or some cream eyeshadows) or for fun.

I’m very excited about the mini 15-pan palettes (Sunrise), and I hope we’ll see more variations from the brand in this form, which is more affordable and still contains plenty of product.  There are times when I’ve thought about purchasing the 28-pans because I have very early editions, and I’m curious if there have been some tweaks down the line–the brand has changed their formula noticeably over the years (shimmers are less creamy to the touch but wear better for me, mattes are more substantial, more consistent).

The palettes that I feel like I’ve used the most are: Sunset, Nude, Gold, Cranberry, Biba, Lila (Mini), and Lila, while I don’t feel like I’ve gone back to Tropic much, if at all.

02.

02. Nude Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

PPermanent. $25.00/0.14 oz.

A
03.

03. Safari Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

LELimited Edition. $129.00/1.2 oz.

A-
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04.

04. Gold Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

PPermanent. $129.00/1.2 oz.

A-
08.

08. Joya Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

LELimited Edition. $48.00/0.4 oz.

A-
09.

09. Camel Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

PPermanent. $48.00/0.4 oz.

A-

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a new, neutral palette that features three matte finishes and two shimmery shades. ...

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a new, neutral palette that features three matte finishes and two shimmery shades. ...

10.

10. Lila Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

LELimited Edition. $25.00/0.14 oz.

B+
11.

11. Sunset Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

PPermanent. $25.00/0.14 oz.

B+
13.

13. Original Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

PPermanent. $95.00/0.8 oz.

B+

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 10 ($95.00 for 0.80 oz.) contains ten shimmery eyeshadows--there are no mattes in sight, so take heed if you're a big...

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 10 ($95.00 for 0.80 oz.) contains ten shimmery eyeshadows--there are no mattes in sight, so take heed if you're a big...

16.

16. Aeris Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

LELimited Edition. $48.00/0.4 oz.

B
17.

17. Tropic Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

LELimited Edition. $129.00/0.75 oz.

B
18.

18. Star Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

PPermanent. $169.00/1.44 oz.

B-

Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette ($169.00 for 1.44 oz.) features 18 eyeshadows, all of them new, with a combination of four finishes. There are...

Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette ($169.00 for 1.44 oz.) features 18 eyeshadows, all of them new, with a combination of four finishes. There are...

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Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
9
B
10
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
89%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
89%

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This brand has become very addictive for me. So far I have Lila, Lila Mini and now Sunrise. The creative potential just using these three gems either together or individually is fantastic. Next on my list is Nude Mini, Biba and Gold. Oh! And she’s about to release another Mini soon!

I don’t own any ND palettes, but I do love Gold, Nude mini and the Original palettes. It has become a pretty good brand, even though, to me, many of the palettes contain similar very warm toned shades.

I have the mini camel palette and it comes off as very sheer and the shimmery bronze color doesn’t have a ton of pigmentation with a natural hair Wayne goss brush. Maybe I got a dud. I de-stashed it but maybe I’ll have to try it again.

Do you have a personal favorite among these, Christine?

Ugh, I have a few and I love them. I think my favorites are Camel and Gold.

I think I’ve used Lila the most, actually, though I’m sure I’d say that’s my favorite. If I had to pick, probably Sunset or Gold…

Funny I have 10 out of the 19 but I don’t have have Sunset and for some reason it never calls to me. The new Tropic Mini is an easy pass since I have the full size. IMO she picked the perfect row to miniaturize from that palette. I love using mint Frost with the purple duo Chrome in the mini Lila.

I’m VERY tempted to get Lila, but I’m afraid it’ll be too dark for my NC10 skin tone.

Does anyone have it with my similar coloring who can give me more perspective? :/

I am very fair also, although also very neutral (like an N10 or 15). I have the mini lila and love it. It is dark, but her formula sheers out nicely if you want it to. I tend to use fluffy blender type brushes and it works out great. I also have sunset, sunrise, biba, gold, and star so am a big fan of her formula.

I am also very fair and have the full sized Lila as well as the Lila mini… I would say most looks using the full size palette tend to come out a little smokey for me, as there’s not very many lighter transition shades, but it does blend well if you use lightly. That said, if you love pink/purple, go for it!

These large palettes are overwhelming for me. I like them in a size I can easily hold while applying makeup. UD original palette is still my favorite, it should be as I bought so many of them. I like 4 per palette best.

The first ND palette I purchased was the Aeris, and I still really like that one. It reminds me of summer sand with cool aqua water. I still really like it. Then the Lila full sized– still wear– with Livid-magnetic-viola –my fave shades. The mini sunset and mini Lila weren’t good for me, and the lightest, most shimmery shade in each one shattered. I purchased the new Sunrise, and so far I like it! The only other one that interests me is the Safari, I may eventually pull the trigger on that one.

I have wanted the green/brown palette since it first released but just couldn’t bring myself to plop down that amount of money. I have never seen it in person. Even the Sephora in Seattle doesn’t carry much Natasha Denona and the ones in Spokane and inside JC Penny’s don’t have any. I would probably have purchased it by now if I had had a chance to see it in person. The colour story really speaks to me and I can remember when I watched Tara’s video swatching all the colours and I was drooling. Maybe someday I will just take the plunge without having actually seen it!

One of these days I just know I’m going to break down and get Lila. I got the Lila Mini when Sephora had it half price, and I love it. I really love the looks of Gold, as well.

I don’t own a single ND product. In large part that’s due to the fact that I can’t see these “in store” – where I am, they’re online only. Add to that the steep prices and I’m simply not willing to lay out a large amount for something I can’t even try out or see for myself. Most of her palettes also contain a number of shades I’ll simply never use and at her price point, that’s really a waste of $$$ for me. I have seen some of her mini palettes at Sephora (the only ones that are “in store”) – in the Maze of Madness on the way to the cash – but none of the colour assortments actually appealed to me enough to buy them (at $33 here, I’d rather put that money toward something I really like).

The only ND palette I own (and wanted) is the Gold palette. I do enjoy and love it, but there are some things that bother me – like the three brown mattes that are waaaaay too similar and not having a deep, rich coffee brown. The shimmery blue isn’t much to write home about either. But Brass is what I wanted and it does not disappoint.

Biba briefly caught my eye, but in the end it’s too pink and I wouldn’t use almost half the palette.

As far as the very small ones, I’ve only swatched those inside Sephora and have been WILDLY underwhelmed. They were horrible! Sticky, patchy, and the shimmers had no payoff or depth. Maybe it’s because they’re testers, maybe it’s because the quality really is that different…who knows, but I certainly won’t be picking any up.

I really want to try the Biba palette but have seen a lot of reviews about shadows- especially the black- falling out of the palette. I don’t live close enough to a store to buy a palette in person, so I would need to order it online. Does anyone have experience with this palette that can let me know if it’s worth the spend even if the some shadows are loose? Thanks!

My worst and best are both 5 pans: Lila is the best. I love this little palette and get excellent performance.. Opposite would be the 5-pan called ‘Eyeshadow Palette 5’ with the words palette 10 underneath (wth??) from the original offerings of 5-pan; beautiful but colours faded right before my very eyes while applying with proper base. I haven’t fallen in love with any of her larger palettes. I own Star palette and the colours turn muted/flat on me and I find the shimmers difficult. For that reason, I’ve been very reluctant to buy the cooler ‘vault’ palette.. which calls my name every once in awhile.

I find the newer formulas to be better for me, particularly with the wear time – especially shimmers – and I much prefer the substance of the mattes she makes now vs. at launch. That’s why I keep wondering how the 28-pan palettes sold today would work…

Hey Christine: I saw a comment about this very issue awhile back from you on another post and wondered if the 28 pan palettes are the newer formula or the older formula? Would you happen to know? I’m with you, the newer formulas are far better..

Sooo, my palettes have parabens in them (which is fine for ME personally) but parabens were gone in some of the palettes launched pretty shortly after I received mine… and in general, the ingredient lists seem to differ a bit now – here is the slideshow w/the ingredient list per my palette – https://www.temptalia.com/product/natasha-denona-eyeshadow-palette-28/purple-blue/

Current ingredients per Beautylish:

Color Reference: #28V, #82V, #11V, #24V, #84V, #89V, #03V, #65V, #01V Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Silica, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearyl Stearate, Cera Alba [Beeswax], Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cobalt Titanium Oxide, Microcristallina Cera [Microcristallina Wax], Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Behenic Acid, Bha, Tin Oxide. +/- May Contain: CI 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], CI 77499 [Iron Oxides], CI 77007 [Ultramarines], CI 75470 [Carmine], CI 77742 [Manganese Violet], CI 77491 [Iron Oxides], CI 42090 [Blue 1], CI 77289 [Chromium Hydroxide Green], CI 77510 [Ferric Ferrocyanide], CI 77492 [Iron Oxides], CI 16035 [Red 40], CI 19140 [Yellow 5], CI 45410 [Red 27], CI 77288 [Chromium Oxide Greens]

>> Mine is Mica, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Dimethicone, Isononyl isononanoate, zea mays starch, zinc stearate, methylparaben, sorbic acid, synthetic beeswax, methicone, butylparaben (and then there’s a blanket +/- list for the various pigments). –> current list has mica and talc reversed, titanium dioxide moved to the +/- list (which might be proper procedure)… but there are now: Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearyl Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cobalt Titanium Oxide, Microcristallina Cera [Microcristallina Wax], Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Behenic Acid, Bha, Tin Oxide…. which I don’t think appear in my list.

Color Reference: #51M, #80M, #40M, #11M, #38M, #22M, #60M, #63M, #09M, #52M, #83M, #12M, #49M, #05M, #04M Ingredients: Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Talc, Cobalt Titanium Oxide, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bha, Tin Oxide, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitic Acid, Benzoic Acid. +/- May Contain: CI 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], CI 77491 [Iron Oxides], CI 77499 [Iron Oxides], CI 77000 [Aluminum Powder], CI 77492 [Iron Oxides], CI 75470 [Carmine], CI 77510 [Ferric Ferrocyanide], CI 77289 [Chromium Hydroxide Green], CI 42090 [Blue 1], CI 16035 [Red 40], CI 19140 [Yellow 5], CI 77266, CI 77820 [Silver].

>> Mine is mica, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, titanium dioxide, cetearyl ethylhexaonate, talc, acacia decurrens/jojoba/sunflower seed cera/polyglyceryl-3-esters, bha, methylparaben, sorbic acid, butylparaben. These ingredients are now in the list but weren’t in mine (if I’m reading right, lol) – Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitic Acid, Benzoic Acid.

Color Reference: #32P, #75P, #70P, #23P Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ceteryl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Bha, Cobalt Titanium Oxide, Tin Oxide. +/- May Contain: CI 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], CI 77491 [Iron Oxides], CI 77499 [Iron Oxides], CI 77007 [Ultramarines], CI 77492 [Iron Oxides], CI 77742 [Manganese Violet], CI 77289 [Chromium Hydroxide Green], CI 75470 [Carmine], CI 19140 [Yellow 5], CI 77510 [Ferric Ferrocyanide]

[not bothering to go through this one since it’s only four shades, but the lists aren’t the same]

and if you compare the lists for the 28-pans against some of the recent releases (just looking at similarities by finish), the newer ones are quite different as well. A lot of the newer mattes do not have any talc at all and is using a lot of less of this ingredient: Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters.

If the ingredient lists of the 28-pans read like Gold/Biba/Camel… I’d get ’em for sure again. I fear they’ll be updated at some point… I asked ND at the end of April if there were any plans to update/tweak the 28-pans and she said no; that the matte formulas already updated but she didn’t recommend anyone repurchase just for that – said it’d still feel/perform the same!

I started down the ND Gold-brick Road when I received the blue-purple 48 pan whopper palette in a Beautylish Lucky Bag- thank you Beautylish! Her creamy satins and velvety mattes were unparalleled, at the time. I use it somewhat frequently, as it does not sit on my dressing table, but in a cabinet, below. I purchased and adore both Lila Palettes, and keep them on the table. Intense purple tones are my jam!
I think Mother Pat’s shadows are my other favorite/comparable formulas.

Seriously, I got in love with Natasha Denona’s “bigger” palettes and right now I am working on “getting them all” – I also do own almost every 15-pans-and-above palettes of ND. About the 28-pan Green Brown, I am still unsure. The Biba is sadly not available in Europe (also not in Beautylish.. such a shame).

My favorite would be the Purple Blue palette, the Tropic and the Safari. BUT I actually love them all. Talking about quality, I think the Sunset and the Gold palette is the best.

And Christine, thanks to you I’m probably going to get the mini Nude and the Cranberry. Oh, and the mini Tropic also just came out… Damn!

It looks like some of the retailers are out of stock of Biba, but it is supposed to be permanent! I saw Cult Beauty has it for int’l but out of stock.

Of all the high-end (at least for me) eyeshadow palettes, those from Natasha Denona are the ones that like Nancy, draw me in. Thanks only to using of your “dupe” functionality, I haven’t gotten them all. I’m resisting purchasing “Gold” because even if their are unique golds in it, I know that the color scheme isn’t one I’ll use much. However, Biba (even though I have many dupes) and Sunrise (even though I’m not much of a rosy person) may one day grace my home like Lila finally has this birthday month. I can only say that I’m the rare bird that REALLY likes the Star palette and could probably use it all year (okay, maybe not in the heat of the summer).

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