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Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette Launches July 24th

Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Release Date + Inspiration

The plum and violet color scheme of this palette give you the range to create a whole eye makeup look with a light shimmering shade, a matte transition shade, dark, a vibrant, medium matte shade, and a purple-blue duo-chrome. Its compact size makes it perfect for travel.

July 24th at Sephora

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Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Tropic

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 1.20 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for spring that includes a mix of mattes and shimmers with two rows of more neutral-hued shades and one row featuring pops of color. The matte eyeshadows were nice–= smooth and blendable, though a touch dry–but the shimmers were more inconsistent. Both Mint Frost and Tiger Lily were extremely dense, which made them stiffer and harder to work with; Tiger Lily was workable but Mint Frost was more challenging as it was also very chunky.

On a personal note (this did not impact the rating at all), I found the palette a challenge to work with unless I was only going to stick to three or four shades, due to the mismatch in undertones of the first two rows (very warm-toned) and last row (cooler-toned). I also found the lack of satin and pearl finishes made it harder to smoothly diffuse mattes into the metallics, as they were a denser, thicker formulation.

Each pan also contains 0.05 oz. compared to 0.08 oz. from prior releases; the brand explained (via Instagram story, which I can’t find to reference) that the ingredients used were different and lighter but the pans themselves had the same volume of product. I tried weighing pans from the Tropic palette against similar finish pans from my Sunset palette, but my food scale didn’t seem to be as reliable as ideal for this low of a weight–I kept getting 0.14 oz. for each pan, but when I put two together, it would go up to 0.31 oz. (which would account for the 0.03 oz. difference in product if the pans are exactly the same). Visually, the pans were the exact same height, width, and length. I didn’t receive a box with the palette, so I don’t have a list of ingredients for this one to try and compare it against past palettes.

I have seen certain types of formulas–typically “baked” eyeshadows–weigh noticeably less than traditional powder eyeshadows, but the brand has repeated finishes between palettes (like Creamy Matte), so I’m not sure what specifically was changed that would change the weight significantly (by 0.03 oz.) but not the volume. (If there was a new finish and that was lighter, it wouldn’t seem as notable.) Just for something easy to reference, MAC Eyeshadows are typically 0.05 oz. each but Veluxe Pearls (a type of finish) are 0.04 oz., and MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadows are all 0.04 oz. despite having a similar pan size as the regular eyeshadows and actually having part of product raised above the pan’s maximum height. Another example is Chanel’s Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quads, which contains 0.07 oz. of product when the original formula contained 0.24 oz. yet they seem to take up the same volume, though it seemed to go from traditional to a more “baked” formula.

The updated packaging is definitely an upgrade, though, from the prior palettes. I vastly prefer the more secure, plastic exterior and shade names written next to each respective shade over the overhead sheet from before.

Tropic
Tropic
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Sunset

Natasha Denona Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features five miniature-sized eyeshadows in a slim, plastic case. I like the concept a lot, particularly with a brand like Natasha Denona that charges premium prices, because I think it can take quite awhile to even finish a standard eyeshadow (if ever; I don’t really know that world, you know!). The three shimmer shades could have been a bit better (Apollo in particular), but the two mattes were lovely.

Sunset
Sunset
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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C+

Apollo

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B

Sun Beam

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Halo

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Swatches: Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | Look Details

Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | <a href=Look Details">
Natasha Denona Tropic Palette | <a href=Look Details">

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 0.75 oz.) is a new, limited edition 15-pan palette featuring a mix of shimmers and mattes. The new palette features plastic packaging that clicks closed compared to past iterations of the 15-pan palette.

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette & Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette for March 2018

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette & Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic Palette & Sunset Mini Palette

The Details

Two new palettes will be available from Natasha Denona shortly!

3/8

Tropic Eyeshadow Palette, $129.00 (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition palette features 15 shades of Natasha’s new, long-lasting cream-powder formulas, combined with her classic, signature formula. With a range of matte and metallic finishes in complementary tropical pop colors and pastels, you’ll be inspired to create endless looks, as far as your imagination leads you—from soft and natural to colorful, vibrant, and bold. The top and center rows are pastel and nude shades that can be applied on the eye lids and the crease, while the bottom row is full of colorful, tropical, and exotic shades for the upper and lower lash line.

  • Peach Puff
  • Sangria
  • Fake Tan
  • Coco
  • Sahara
  • Pastel Melon
  • Nudist
  • Vintage Taupe
  • Gusti
  • Limoncello
  • Mint Frost
  • Exotic
  • Laguna
  • Tiger Lily
  • Zena

Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette, $25.00 (Sephora Exclusive, Permanent)

This palette gives you the range to create a whole eye look with two shimmering metallics, two versatile mattes, and one sparkling foiled shade. Its compact size makes it perfect for travel. The warm, glowing collection of light to dark shades makes it an absolute must-have for every sunset lover.

  • Guava Dirty peach matte
  • Apollo Bright brick metallic
  • Dirty Mars Dirty terra cotta matte
  • Sun Beam Rich bronze metallic
  • Halo Warm champagne metallic

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

01/06

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette

Citrus

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette ($89.00 for 1.50 oz.) contains six shades–two cream formulas, four powder formulas–in an assortment of finishes, textures, and shades. The palette is designed to be layered, though they can all be worn alone. I really enjoyed the palette, but I don’t expect it to be the most functional or practical purchase. The top row has a clear, plastic lid that is supposed to keep them from getting powder in them; and the third shade (on the right), while powder, is very dense, so there wasn’t any excess product kicked up when I used it.

I really loved a lot about this palette and how it looked on the skin, as I did with Darya, but tthe texture of Golden Peach was different enough that the performance suffered and was not quite as good–at this price point, I really want near-perfection, you know? Golden Peach was still blendable, long-wearing, and did seem to get better with continued use (the powder seemed to soften). There could have been a little more variation between the Diamond Powder and the Glow Extreme (I think if the latter was deeper, it would make the palette more versatile).

Citrus
Citrus
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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