Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Moonstone

Natasha Denona Moonstone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a deeper, golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which could be sheered out to more of a wash of sparkle if preferred, but I’d recommend applying with fingertips for a sheerer effect as the applicator would over-apply. The texture was smooth, fluid, and thin enough to be a liquid but had a bit of airiness to it that helped it spread across the lid without streaking. The biggest issue I had with the formula on this shade was that it did emphasize my lid texture and made it appear more textured/bumpy. It dried down fast enough that it didn’t crease as it dried down, but I didn’t feel like I had to work at warp speed; however, once it set, I couldn’t keep blending or working with it or else it could lead to some flakiness. If I left it alone, then it stayed in place for over 12 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.27 oz. - $92.59 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "next-level, sparkling effects" with "rich, saturated, high-quality pigments" that yield "comfortable, long-wearing" performance. The applicator is a flatter, almost paddle-shaped, doe-foot applicator, which did a good job of laying down a good amount of product in a fluid stroke while maintaining good opacity--except for Zone, which had a much more emollient quality to it and was difficult to get product to adhere to the applicator (and this resulted in poor coverage and poor application of what little product was on the applicator!).

Most of the shades were pigmented, spread and applied well enough, and dried down without settling into my fine lines as it did so, but I felt like I had enough time to apply and diffuse as I needed for a look. They did dry down and looked a bit thicker, as they were more prone to emphasizing my lid texture, and they were less forgiving of any last-minute buffing or blending once they dried down. Once they set, they were set and lasted all day long--12 hours--without fading, creasing, or flaking, but if I tried to play with the product once it set, more vigorous blending could result in some product flaking off.

When the texture of a shade was more emollient, thinner, and less pigmented in one stroke, it was more prone to application issues; they didn't apply as evenly, didn't build up well, and often lacked some of the dimension that the formula is supposed to deliver. Aubade and Sienna were kindest to my lids, while Moonstone and Nightfall appeared thicker and emphasized my lid texture.

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Ingredients

Isododecane, Mica, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Alumina, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide, Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Polyisoprene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Water, Talc, Bht, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

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Zone

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a peachy gold with flecks of pink and gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was hard to build up, as the sparkles seemed chunkier and had a tendency to clump up when layered, so wherever I applied it merely appeared more uneven rather than more pigmented after adding a layer. The consistency was more emollient, a little slippery, and it took longer to dry down, though I didn’t have issues with it separating or migrating as it dried down. I also noticed that this shade didn’t adhere well to the doe-foot applicator; I kept trying to fish for product and maneuver the doe-foot along the tube but never was able to get much product out of the tube in one go. Once the product was applied and dried down, it wore well for over 12 hours and only had a smidgen of fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.27 oz. - $92.59 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "next-level, sparkling effects" with "rich, saturated, high-quality pigments" that yield "comfortable, long-wearing" performance. The applicator is a flatter, almost paddle-shaped, doe-foot applicator, which did a good job of laying down a good amount of product in a fluid stroke while maintaining good opacity--except for Zone, which had a much more emollient quality to it and was difficult to get product to adhere to the applicator (and this resulted in poor coverage and poor application of what little product was on the applicator!).

Most of the shades were pigmented, spread and applied well enough, and dried down without settling into my fine lines as it did so, but I felt like I had enough time to apply and diffuse as I needed for a look. They did dry down and looked a bit thicker, as they were more prone to emphasizing my lid texture, and they were less forgiving of any last-minute buffing or blending once they dried down. Once they set, they were set and lasted all day long--12 hours--without fading, creasing, or flaking, but if I tried to play with the product once it set, more vigorous blending could result in some product flaking off.

When the texture of a shade was more emollient, thinner, and less pigmented in one stroke, it was more prone to application issues; they didn't apply as evenly, didn't build up well, and often lacked some of the dimension that the formula is supposed to deliver. Aubade and Sienna were kindest to my lids, while Moonstone and Nightfall appeared thicker and emphasized my lid texture.

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Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyisoprene, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Water, Talc, Bht, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).

Aubade

Natasha Denona Aubade Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a rich, golden copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which could applied and blended out for more medium coverage if desired. The consistency was like a heavier, whipped mousse–more liquid than truly an airy mousse, but it wasn’t runny. I applied it to my lid using a small, flat synthetic brush without issue, and it dried down fast enough that it didn’t crease while drying down, but I felt like I had enough time to get it into place and soften the edges as it dried down. Once it set, it didn’t flake, crease, or fade over a 12-hour period, but if I tried to blend it out after it set, that could have led to flaking (so timing of blending is key).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.27 oz. - $92.59 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "next-level, sparkling effects" with "rich, saturated, high-quality pigments" that yield "comfortable, long-wearing" performance. The applicator is a flatter, almost paddle-shaped, doe-foot applicator, which did a good job of laying down a good amount of product in a fluid stroke while maintaining good opacity--except for Zone, which had a much more emollient quality to it and was difficult to get product to adhere to the applicator (and this resulted in poor coverage and poor application of what little product was on the applicator!).

Most of the shades were pigmented, spread and applied well enough, and dried down without settling into my fine lines as it did so, but I felt like I had enough time to apply and diffuse as I needed for a look. They did dry down and looked a bit thicker, as they were more prone to emphasizing my lid texture, and they were less forgiving of any last-minute buffing or blending once they dried down. Once they set, they were set and lasted all day long--12 hours--without fading, creasing, or flaking, but if I tried to play with the product once it set, more vigorous blending could result in some product flaking off.

When the texture of a shade was more emollient, thinner, and less pigmented in one stroke, it was more prone to application issues; they didn't apply as evenly, didn't build up well, and often lacked some of the dimension that the formula is supposed to deliver. Aubade and Sienna were kindest to my lids, while Moonstone and Nightfall appeared thicker and emphasized my lid texture.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyisoprene, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Water, Talc, Bht, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400).

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Sienna

Natasha Denona Sienna Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a rich, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, fluid consistency that was spreadable and felt lightweight on. I didn’t have any issues applying it and diffusing the edges on my lid, though it was a bit thicker-looking upon dry down (I don’t think it emphasized my lid texture much, if at all, like some shades in the range did). It lasted nicely for 12 hours without fading or creasing, but I’d caution one to avoid blending it out once the product dries down due to a tendency for it to flake away at that point.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.27 oz. - $92.59 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "next-level, sparkling effects" with "rich, saturated, high-quality pigments" that yield "comfortable, long-wearing" performance. The applicator is a flatter, almost paddle-shaped, doe-foot applicator, which did a good job of laying down a good amount of product in a fluid stroke while maintaining good opacity--except for Zone, which had a much more emollient quality to it and was difficult to get product to adhere to the applicator (and this resulted in poor coverage and poor application of what little product was on the applicator!).

Most of the shades were pigmented, spread and applied well enough, and dried down without settling into my fine lines as it did so, but I felt like I had enough time to apply and diffuse as I needed for a look. They did dry down and looked a bit thicker, as they were more prone to emphasizing my lid texture, and they were less forgiving of any last-minute buffing or blending once they dried down. Once they set, they were set and lasted all day long--12 hours--without fading, creasing, or flaking, but if I tried to play with the product once it set, more vigorous blending could result in some product flaking off.

When the texture of a shade was more emollient, thinner, and less pigmented in one stroke, it was more prone to application issues; they didn't apply as evenly, didn't build up well, and often lacked some of the dimension that the formula is supposed to deliver. Aubade and Sienna were kindest to my lids, while Moonstone and Nightfall appeared thicker and emphasized my lid texture.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyisoprene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Water, Talc, Bht, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).

Nightfall

Natasha Denona Nightfall Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a blackened plum with warmer undertones and a smattering of red and pink sparkle. This shade didn’t have much of that “next-level, sparkling effect” the formula marketed–it was pretty ho-hum on as it didn’t sparkle much, and the underlying base seemed almost satiny rather than metallic. It had good color coverage in a single layer, but if it wasn’t applied at full intensity, it looked uneven and sank into my skin/lid texture (see the sheered out swatch how it spiders into my skin!). The texture was runnier and felt wetter, which made it harder to work with, even though I used a separate, flat synthetic brush to apply. It dried down quickly (but with enough time to apply and blend out), and once it set, I didn’t have any issues with it flaking or creasing over a 12-hour period–but don’t blend it when set unless you want fallout!

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.27 oz. - $92.59 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "next-level, sparkling effects" with "rich, saturated, high-quality pigments" that yield "comfortable, long-wearing" performance. The applicator is a flatter, almost paddle-shaped, doe-foot applicator, which did a good job of laying down a good amount of product in a fluid stroke while maintaining good opacity--except for Zone, which had a much more emollient quality to it and was difficult to get product to adhere to the applicator (and this resulted in poor coverage and poor application of what little product was on the applicator!).

Most of the shades were pigmented, spread and applied well enough, and dried down without settling into my fine lines as it did so, but I felt like I had enough time to apply and diffuse as I needed for a look. They did dry down and looked a bit thicker, as they were more prone to emphasizing my lid texture, and they were less forgiving of any last-minute buffing or blending once they dried down. Once they set, they were set and lasted all day long--12 hours--without fading, creasing, or flaking, but if I tried to play with the product once it set, more vigorous blending could result in some product flaking off.

When the texture of a shade was more emollient, thinner, and less pigmented in one stroke, it was more prone to application issues; they didn't apply as evenly, didn't build up well, and often lacked some of the dimension that the formula is supposed to deliver. Aubade and Sienna were kindest to my lids, while Moonstone and Nightfall appeared thicker and emphasized my lid texture.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alcohol, Polyisoprene, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone/Methicone/Amodimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Methicone, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Butyral, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide, Water, Talc, Bht, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000).

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Natasha Denona Moonstone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Moonstone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Moonstone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Moonstone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Moonstone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Moonstone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Aubade Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Aubade Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Aubade Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Aubade Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Aubade Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Aubade Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Nightfall Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Nightfall Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Nightfall Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Nightfall Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Nightfall Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Nightfall Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow

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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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Thank you for saving me my sharks. I had my eyes set on Zone (which looked interesting and unique) and Nightfall and was patiently hoping for a review. Phew! That was a close one!!

Wow….these are a mixed bag. The only one speaking to me is Sienna. Which I probably won’t need once I get her Mini Nude palette, as I’m thinking the 2 Siennas*may* be close enough for me.

Except for the deep plum, the colors (and sparkling foil-like finish) line up almost exactly with the Touch in Sol shadows, at least on my monitor!

Which formula? The Metallist (the ones in pots, they’re listed as “Sparkling Foiled”)? I don’t think there’s much overlap! Nothing is similar to Nightfall, Moonstone, or Zone! Aubade is similar to Honey Brown but Sienna is more like a cross between Honey Brown and Golden Dangerine but more muted (almost more reddish).

Gorgeous shades, very popular ones too. But I have a feeling that these might be trickier to apply than say the Colour Pop cream shadows you recently reviewed. A couple of startling fails as well.
Thank you for the review Christine.

I swatched them in-store yesterday, and I was actually really impressed by Zone in particular. All the colors felt similar and applied and blended well. Based on the mixed reviews, I’m wondering (hoping) if it could be batch inconsistency and potentially packaging issues. Then again, I’m totally new to liquid/cream eyeshadows, so I could be easily impressed!

These are pretty. Too bad about Zone. Unfortunately my eyelids no long play nice with more than a tiny bit of sparkle near my upper lashes.

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