Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond & Blush Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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).


01/03

Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Bronze Glow Cream Base

Bronze

Bronze is a medium copper with warm undertones and a golden, pearly sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (the brand described the coverage as “buildable”), up to mostly opaque, with a luminous sheen that stayed a touch dewy/wet but not sticky. The texture was lightly emollient without feeling greasy or heavy on the skin, and it picked up well with stippling brushes as well as a dampened sponge (the latter is what I tended to use per the brand’s instructions). The dampened sponge yields sheerer, buildable coverage, and a stippling brush tends to get more sem-sheer to medium coverage from the get-go. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me over bare skin. It applied well over foundation as it did not lift up my base.

01/03

Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Coral Cream Blush

Coral

Coral is a deep, pink-coral with warm undertones and a natural finish. It was richly pigmented and had a smooth, creamy consistency that was thin but not difficult to blend out or pickup with a brush or dampened sponge. The formula dried down as I diffused and blended out the color on my cheeks to a mostly matte finish but looked “skin-like” and not flat. When worn at sheer to medium coverage, it did appear pinker and less warm-toned on my complexion. It blended out well on bare skin as well as over liquid foundation. This shade lasted well for nine hours on me.

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01/04

Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Yellow-Green Duo Glow

Yellow-Green

Yellow-Green is a bright, light chartreuse that leaned quite yellow with a green-gold shift in its finish. It was metallic and shiny on my cheeks but did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture. This was particularly transformative and fun to layer over other products in the palette. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, dense, and almost like a cream-powder hybrid. It was easy to pickup on my brush, and the powder blended out nicely along the edges on my skin. This shade stayed on well for nine hours before I noticed some fading.

(Note: I couldn’t find specific information about coverage, but the brand’s promotional swatches make it appear opaque, which I’d consider to be what they’re setting expectations as.)

01/04

Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Diamond Powder

Medium-Nude

Medium-Nude is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and flecks of gold sparkle and pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer that was somewhat buildable, but it was a bit harder to judge against my skin tone since it was close to my natural coloring. The texture was smooth, almost “wet” in a way, with a slight textured feel from the amount of sparkle in it, but the sparkles dispersed evenly across the skin and gave me a slightly warmer complexion. The finish was shiny and sparkly but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours with slight migration of sparkle over time on its own, but it was better patted over one of the cream products.

(Note: I couldn’t find specific information about coverage, but the brand’s promotional swatches make it appear opaque, which I’d consider to be what they’re setting expectations as.)

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01/01

Natasha Denona Golden Peach Powder Blush
Natasha Denona Golden Peach Powder Blush | Swatched After 4 Uses
Natasha Denona Golden Peach Powder Blush

Golden Peach

Golden Peach is a medium, pink-coral with a golden shimmer. The powder felt smooth to the touch, but it almost seemed like it had too much silicone to it as it was dense and harder to get color payoff off of the surface. I noticed that the powder was easier to work with and more pigmented after taking off the first few layers of product (which I think is less than ideal, and at this price point, it’s annoying). It was definitely firmer and less pigmented compared to the same formula in the Darya palette, too. It started with more semi-sheer coverage, which became more medium to semi-opaque coverage after I worked through the top surface, and the product was buildable on the cheeks.

01/04

Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Medium-Nude Glow Extreme

Medium-Nude

Medium-Nude is a medium-dark gold with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer with a smooth, moderately dense consistency that felt almost cream-like. I was able to use a more feathery brush to pickup less product without trouble, though. The powder blended out easily on my cheeks and had a very strong shine that did not emphasize my skin’s texture. On me, it wore well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Polybutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).

Product Availability

Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette $89.00/1.5 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Stila Wanderlust Glitter & Glow Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta/Green Duo Chrome Top Coat
  • Natasha Denona Mauve/Purple Duo Chrome Top Coat
  • Stila Enchantress Glitter & Glow Eyeshadow
  • Stila Boheme Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Naked Super Shock Shadow
  • Urban Decay Honey 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Naked Truth Pure Color Envy Lipstick
  • Stila Enchantress Glitter & Glow Eyeshadow

About the Reviewer

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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It’s nice, but NOT $89 worthy nice, y’know? I do love that one shade in particular: Coral. Thank goodness that Fochsia Rosa is a dupe. If it’s still available when I get ready to buy it, I’d rather have one *perfect* single.

I really am enjoying both the Diamond and Blush Palettes. I didn’t have an issue with the powder blush in my Citrus palette but I did notice in my palette the cream blush felt how you described your powder blush.It felt different in texture compared to the cream in the Darya palette. Almost like it had to much silicone and didn’t want to give off enough pigmentation. I have only used the cream blushes once in each palette so I’m going to have to see if it was just that first layer from being pressed into the palette or not. I’m as pale as I get right now (as a reference shade I’m using Fenty Beauty shade 180 now and 280 with a fresh self-tan) the highlighters in the Citrus palette are too dark for my skin tone right now but when I first opened the palette I still had a touch of a self tan and it worked and looked good. I just wanted to let anyone that was on the fence about this palette know that if I were anyone lighter in skin tone than light medium half of this palette is not going to work for you unless you blend with a lighter highlight and I don’t think it would be worth the high price point.

Thank you so much for your skintone reference! I’m Fenty 190 and wanted to try Citrus because I want that Yellow-Green product so bad but I was concerned about the highlighters so I guess I’ll have to stick to Darya.

Too pricey for me. But when I think of what ‘luxury’ brands charge for often-enough so-so quality, at least ND seems to earn its price point for the most part.

I really loved the effect, and I think if I didn’t really touch Golden Peach, I probably wouldn’t have noticed… and then I would have had a similar reaction. It’s just hard for me to get over it not being better for that one shade (since it is expensive). I’m happy with both, and I will definitely be keeping and reaching for either as I have a free cheek!

I have Darya . i am NW20 to NW18 do you think i can use this palette ??? or it is dark for me ? i saw on you-tube light skin to use it but it look dark to my eyes . what do you think Christine???

I’ve been lemming this palette since I first saw that pretty yellow highlighter combined with the coral blushes. I’m on the fence but leaning toward getting this one. The pink Darya is pretty but I like this one better. I do have NYX Summer blush so I probably don’t need this but……….lol

I was saving my Sephora GC for something special and different in my collection. Natasha Denona got me.. lol… I don’t own anything like this in my collection and I have to said I’m impress… I’m glad I waited.. 🙂

I have similar skin tone as yours, with yellow undertones. I was drawn to the warmer colors of citrus by now may be leaning toward darya.

I think Darya by a hair overall, and Darya is better quality across the board! Citrus is a bit more “unique” due to the Yellow-Green shade.

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