Natasha Denona Cream, Indian Gold, Satin Tan, Sienna Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Eyeshadows: Cream, Indian Gold, Satin Tan, Sienna (with Sephora Flirting Game Eyeliner)

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.08 oz.) comes in 66 shades with four distinct finishes (Matte, Duo-Chrome, Metallic, and Sparkling). There’s not a lot of different between the latter three finishes, as they’re frosted to metallic. 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. I’m working my way through the range now, and I have tested a little less than half (but I have chosen some selectively–the biggest troublemakers, different finishes). 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). I think the matte eyeshadows performed better in practice as the color built-up well, but they are the weakest in the range. Some of the shimmery shades wore seven to eight hours on me while some that I have tried have creased after five to six hours. I have tried a few (not all) over primer (NARS Smudgeproof), which does help prevent creasing for longer (two to three hours longer), but they still wear shorter than other powder eyeshadows.

The eyeshadows can be purchased individually or else available across pre-made palettes (one that holds 10, two that hold 28 each, and 13 5-pan variations). If you’re interested in trying the brand’s eyeshadows, I think the 5-Pan Palette might be the way to go, as you don’t have to put down a lot all at once but still get more value than if you purchased them individually. The bigger drawback of the larger palettes is that they’re not really cohesive palettes; they seem to be just a large grouping of warmer vs. cooler shades. Here’s a breakdown of cost:

  • Individual: $29.00 for 0.08 oz. = $362.50/oz. or $29.00 per shade
  • 5-Pan Palette: $48.00 for 0.40 oz. = $120.00/oz. or $9.60 per shade
  • 10-Pan Palette: $95.00 for 0.80 oz. = $118.75/oz. or $9.50 per shade
  • 28-Pan Palette: $239.00 for 2.24 oz. = $106.70/oz. or $8.50 per shade

Cream (21S) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable on the lid. The eyeshadow was soft, smooth, and not too powdery or too firm, which made it easy to work with and apply as it blended out well. The color started to crease after seven hours on me. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Why Not (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Give In Take I (LE, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Pool Boy (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Mystere #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Tzarine I (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Dior Exuberante #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indian Gold (44M) is a muted, light-medium gold with strong brown tones and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to bare skin. The color started to crease after six and a half hours of wear, unfortunately, which made it a shorter-wearing eyeshadow (on average) for me. Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Moonbeam (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Metal (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Electrum Lamé (905) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Shalimar (Bottom) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Burberry Gold #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Sugar Frost (PiP, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Viseart Montaigne (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Satin Tan (58P) is a medium-dark, slightly muted, brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was lovely, while the eyeshadow was soft, blendable, and easy to apply to the skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before creasing slightly. MAC Crushed Clove (PiP, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Tea Leaves (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Gitte (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Golden Touch (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Evening Light (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Doe (PiP, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cactus Thorn (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leopard Sun #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sienna (50M) is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had great color payoff with a soft, lightly loose consistency that was very blendable but needed a light touch in the pan or else it kicked up a lot of excess product. On me, it lasted for seven hours before creasing. Natasha Denona Raw Gold (13M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Fire (584) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Foxy Lady (PiP, $5.99) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Bronze (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). KKW Beauty Glam (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Bronze Struck (PiP, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Varis (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Metal Saffron (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Chains of Love (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Glitter Dress (357) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Incognito #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Eve (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Penny (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Play Me (DC, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Brav-O (P, $29.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
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Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
87%
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9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
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Natasha Denona Cream (21S) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Cream (21S) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Cream (21S) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Cream (21S) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Eyeshadows: Cream, Indian Gold, Satin Tan, Sienna (with Sephora Flirting Game Eyeliner)

Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Eyeshadows: Cream, Indian Gold, Satin Tan, Sienna (with Sephora Flirting Game Eyeliner)

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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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Well that settles it. With my oily lids, I won’t be ordering any of her individual shadows unless (1) Beautylish carries them, because they have a 30 day return policy for any reason, whereas her website will only allow returns within 30 days if the package is unopened (2) without reading reviews, and it probably has to score an A and (3) it’s a very hard-to-dupe color. But if Beautylish starts carrying the singles, I will be in big trouble because there are probably at least 8 unique-looking shades I like already, and these prices make Viseart look like a bargain basement special.

Here’s hoping Beautylish does the singles. I know a few readers mentioned the 5-pan palettes selling through quickly on Beautylish’s early access, so we’ll see!

I am very curious how well these wear for those with really oily lids. I have normal-to-dry lids, mostly normal, so when some shades wore six hours, it was concerning!

I’ve heard a few people say they crease quicker than most eyeshadow formulas. So I’d say your experience of these shadows is a pretty good indication that they wouldn’t last very long at all on oily eyelids. I have very oily eyelids, most things crease on me, including MAC paintpots etc. The only primer that has worked for me so far is the NARS primers. So unless there is a shade in this range that is truly unique to my collection, I don’t think I will be buying these at all.

For this price point I expect near perfection, otherwise I can’t justify spending that kind of money on an eyeshadow. From the reviews I’ve seen these shadows are good but not superior to other cheaper brands (lorac, too faced UD etc).

I purchased palette #13 and had such high hopes, but I found that the mattes were so powdery and did indeed crease after a few hours. They did build up in color nicely, but there is no way I could wear them without a primer. I’m not planning on returning it (I threw away the box!), but this probably isn’t the smartest makeup purchase I’ve made. I kind of jumped at wanting to get a palette when they had the flash sale.

My biggest gripe with the palettes is that most of them have at least one color (if not more) that I would never use. In #13, 90V sandstorm is such an odd terra-cotta orange that I had to struggle with to make work on me.

Thank you for the disclaimer on the ultra mega palettes! I’m still interested at this point.But, I like to actually be able to work from one pallete. Hopefully,one of the 5 pans will appeal to and do well. If not ,$ saved!:)

These do not seem to be hooded-somewhat oily lid friendly. So, I don’t think these shadows are for me. Especially considering that I have had a difficult time getting MAC Woodwinked to not crease on me, thanks to WnW Fergie Take On The Day Eyeshadow Primer, it now lasts me approx. 8 hours, these ND are a probable no-go.

Interesting! That makes me think that these may be problematic, as they at least have a similar high-shimmer level/sheen. :/

After buying prob too many palettes this Christmas, I really, really should not have purchased the “Palletta 5” but it has brought me nothing but joy (and compliments). Great stuff.

A lot of money saved thanks to my oily lids.
With the amount of eyeshadows already in my stash it would have to be something really unique for me to even go and check the website, as they are expensive and not longlasting.

Gorgeous colours – but oh so dupable and for nearly $30 US dollars per shade they should be A++. Plus those with oily lids will perhaps find the eye shadows problematic.
Love the eye look you have done Christine.

I like Sienna best of those 4, I really like the shimmer of that one. I see 2 identical pictures of your eye look, is one of them supposed to be of your closed eye?

No worries ?! It does look lovely on your eye. I too have oily eyelids and have to wear primer with most shades, so will keep an eye out for how the cool shades do. If they last a similar time then I’ll give them a miss.

I think this looks like another hyped up product/brand that is mediocre in my opinion…everything is just very metallic…nothing wrong with metallic but I wouldn’t wear metallic as the whole look….others have stated from the 28 palette that the mattes are not good and that only about 5 stand out as great…I have the 5 pan palette and I’m not a fan.

I think if one uses primer, they’ll feel and perform well, but the biggest downside is there is definitely something the formula that makes it prone to creasing/wearing shorter than the average eyeshadow.

Which 5-pan eyeshadow palette do you have?

These colors are okay (Indian Gold looks quite pretty swatched, actually), but like others have said, with that price I think it’s fair to expect better quality. :/

Having hooded and slightly oily lids…… i hope a primer does help.

Also not related but the “Share a Look” button in the personal dashboard doesn’t seem to work for me on either Chrome of IE.

Always fun when something stops working that nobody touched! Will pass this note along and have it looked at this morning. Thank you!

The swatches are very pretty, and so is the look you created with these colors, Christine! I think I’m going to want to try this brand, but it’s going to be tricky for me to order without having an opportunity to swatch, I think. Thank you for breaking down the way the pricing works — that’s extremely helpful. The 5-pan palettes that I really like are 03, blues, but blues typically under-perform, so I don’t want to just order it without knowing more; and 09, which looks like lighter neutrals that lean green — and that’s of course out of stock. I might be better off ordering singles I know I’ll like rather than taking my chances with the palettes, which seem to mostly have mixes of shades that appeal to me and shades that don’t — since my eyeshadow choices are a mix of cool and warm shades, with my cool-toned skin and warm-toned eyes. The 10-pan palette might work for me, but the swatches make it look like some of the shades might under-perform. So I’ll wait for more of your reviews 🙂

The pricing for the single eyeshadows seems weirdly out of line with the rest of the pricing to me. Given that even the 5-pan is under $10/shade, I’d expect the singles to be no more than $20.

I agree, Emi. They are more expensive than the lipsticks in the range, which is usually not the case – lipsticks tend to be a bit higher. $29 for a single is a lot – that is close to Chanel pricing, and then I would expect lipsticks to be more like $35+.

I just bought the 28 brown and green , I tend to basically just use my makeup geek shadows, it just easier to reach for a z palette with shades that I know I like. I felt safe purchasing off beautylish and using there easy pay option. i have hooded eyes and now I’m worried. The only time I have really had shadows crease or fade is the Lorac pro 2.

Christine, I bought the 5-pan palette in #02, & they’re all 0.08oz./2.5g each.
I have to say that I felt the same way about the velvet/matte in my palette (64V Shell), it definitely needs primer. I normally just use my concealer & a base shadow, & it just wouldn’t build up or stick.
On the other hand, the metallics are AMAZING for me! I have oily lids but they last all day, & my day is at least 12hrs before I take my makeup off!
40M lavender gray is in my palette & the 1st time I swatched it, I was like..Mugshot? Lol I swear they’re the exact same color & shade, but the ND shadow is soooooo much more pigmented. You barely need any of it for dream coverage..
…don’t think they’re all worth the hype, but a lot are. I had the opportunity to search every shade @ imatsny & wowza!

* I mainly went for the metallics & the ones I was able to reach through the wall of bodies lol

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