Natasha Denona Aluminum, Bottle Green, Emerald Green, Golden Aquamarine, Ochre, Terracotta Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) 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.

Aluminum (10M) is a bright silver with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a really dense consistency that applies best with a firm, flat brush patted onto the skin. The texture felt a little thicker overall, so it didn’t blend as well with more matte finishes. The color started to crease after six and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Glamrock (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Chihuahua (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Creeper (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Mercury (GPV2 #14) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Interstellar (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Slush Fund (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Tingle (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Drippin' Diamonds (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Iridescent Shell (110) (LE, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Star Light (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Honeypot (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop On a Whimsy (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Silver Strike (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Pure Platinum (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Flask (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Rock Icon (PiP, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild The Night's Quad #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Vivacious Maguari (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bottle Green (15M) is a muted, medium-dark green with warm, olive undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and buttery texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. It applied well to bare skin and wore for eight hours. Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). NARS Filth and Fury (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Harmony (Left) (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Verderame (824) (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Lagoon (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 (DC, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Fyrinnae Boot Season (P, $6.75) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Graffiti (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sydney Grace Palm Trees (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Emerald Green (16M) is a medium-dark emerald green with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it wasn’t fully opaque. I was able to build it up for opaque coverage with two to three passes. The color wore well for seven hours before creasing. Colour Pop Bungalow (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Mullet (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Big Sky (PiP, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Pre-nup (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Emerald #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Isla (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Grass (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Huda Beauty Emerald #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Viseart Absinthe #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). City Color Beach Cottage (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Leafar (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Left on Thread (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop HWY (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Dragon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Big Banks (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ochre (61P) is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a pearly sheen. This shade had great color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that was almost cream-like and applied well to the lid. I saw slight creasing after eight hours of wear. Pat McGrath Iconic (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Foxy (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Lucky Star #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Copper Pearl (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Gold Shimmer #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Memory (P, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #9 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Nutmeg (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leopard Sun #4 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Stinger (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tempting (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Casterly Rock (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dear Diary (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Walking on Eggshells #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Stardust (04) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Dose of Colors Noli (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Terracotta (62S) is a medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was just a smidgen dusty. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. theBalm #6 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Desert (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Femme Fatale (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hot & Cold (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC One to Watch (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Riff (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau #121 (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S632 Hazelnut (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). NABLA Cosmetics On the Road (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Aquamarine (86P) is a light-medium aqua with a golden sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty consistency that sheered out when blended. This shade lasted for seven hours on me. Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #53 (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Mint Green (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Blue Ocean (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Blue Dream (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Dive (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Heavenly (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Big Kahuna (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Mermaid (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Isla (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sydney Grace Pool Party (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Sydney Grace The Shallows (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Break the Ice (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
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Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
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9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
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Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
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9.5
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Longevity
5
Application
87%
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
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Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Golden Aquamarine (86M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Aquamarine (86M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Golden Aquamarine (86M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Aquamarine (86M) Eyeshadow

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I will be “reviewing” them as palettes at the end, but you can always click on the product itself, and you’ll see what the average rating is – like here: http://www.temptalia.com/product/natasha-denona-sparkling-eye-shadow

You’ll see it’s a B across all the Sparkling Eye Shadows! 🙂

Or you can sort by editor’s highest rated for Natasha Denona + Eyeshadow. Here’s a direct link: http://www.temptalia.com/swatches?t%5B%5D=12674&brand=14154&sorting=editor_desc

Even though the formula could be better, I think Emerald Green and Golden Aquamarine are really pretty, like how she has some more unique shades

Christine, these reviews are super-helpful to me, because I would have been tempted by the hype around these to at least sample my favorite colors for myself… and mostly ended up with poorer-performing versions of colors I already own. At this point my personal kit is pretty much bursting with colors and formulas that I love, lucky me, so something needs to be extraordinary to justify space for itself, but of course I want all the shiny new toys anyway, lol. What I need to do is start saving up and researching for what should eventually go into a professional kit.

ND always leaves me vaguely disappointed. She seems to do the ‘easy’ shades well, but the unusual ones appear only average. They looked so promising, and then, poooof, not so much. It seems I always look for the MUFE dupe. The price incentive leans towards getting the mega palettes, but isn’t that an oxymoron? Because they are tres cher! Hard to see them as a ‘bargain’ at all. And some Megas have mega duds. I think she would do better with select your own, say 5 wells. IMO, Any young person who has ‘investment’ money for makeup ought to spring for the UD vault, rather than laying out for these. Though, you always manage to create some lovely looks.

I like the Artist Shadows better — just think they’re better across the board! I do like the shimmers in the range for application; they are pretty easy to work with, but the creasing is annoying.

The light greens are pretty! I already have Isla and Hot & Cold for two of these shades (Emerald Green and Terracotta) tho from ABH’s Self-Made palette.

Bottle Green and Ochre are both gorgeous! I really like Aluminum too, because it’s a “warmer” silver. Funny thing is that having UD Protest gives me a dupe for Bottle Green, but I’m going to have to scrounge around to find a dupe for Ochre. Must be one somewhere amongst my tonnage of warm neutrals!

Not sure about application and longevity but Golden Aquamarine, #86, is a stunning color. I have tons if bronze and gold but no greens like that.

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