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

01/05

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette
Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette

Darya

Natasha Denona Darya 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.

The palette really did yield an extremely high-shine, almost editorial-level finish on the cheeks that was dewy, luminous, but metallic and sparkly, too. I felt like I was beaming all day long, and I was happy to find that layering all six as the brand instructed actually lasted all day long, too. I’m fortunate to see and test a lot of products each year, and there was something about how the palette came together on the skin that made my heart go pitter-patter, which doesn’t happen all that often, so this will definitely be a palette I’ll keep in reach for those rare days where I’m not testing a new cheek color!

Darya
Darya
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/03

Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base

Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base

Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base

Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base

Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base

Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base

Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base
Natasha Denona Light Glow Cream Base

Light

Light is a light, yellow gold with warm undertones and a soft, dewy sheen on the skin. It looked more pearly when built-up but when applied and blended out for more semi-sheer to medium coverage (the brand described the coverage as “buildable”), it yielded a glowing finish that was lit-from-within without being overly tacky on the skin. It did not dry down fully, but I didn’t run into issues with my hair (well, more likely dog hair!) sticking to my cheekbones. The brand recommended applying with a dampened sponge, which worked well for sheerer coverage, while fingertips or a stippling brush built up coverage a bit faster, though I’d say using the sponge yielded a smoother sheen overall (just barely). On me, it lasted for eight hours and applied well on bare skin and over foundation (without lifting my base up).

Light
Light
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/03

Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush

Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush

Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush

Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush

Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush

Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush

Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Pink Cream Blush

Pink

Pink is a bright pop of medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. I found that it looked more semi-matte or “natural” matte applied to my skin, as it looked very skin-like rather than flat or matte. It was richly pigmented and a little went a long way, so using a dampened sponge as the brand recommended actually worked exceptionally for applying even, buildable coverage that never got away from me. The formula was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy but not tacky or too slippery, so it sat well on the skin and dried down for the most part. The cream blush blended out easily on my skin with a dampened sponge, and it also worked well with a stippling brush, though I did prefer the sponge technique with this formula (and will likely try it more often with other cream products going forward!). The color stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

(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.)

Pink
Pink
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

01/04

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow
Natasha Denona Pink-Champagne Duo Glow

Pink-Champagne

Pink-Champagne is a medium, lavender pink with cool undertones and a strong, golden sheen that was metallic and lightly sparkly. It was extremely pigmented with a dense, smooth consistency that felt like a mix of cream and powder. The product blended out beautifully on my skin and yielded a ridiculous level of shine and reflection. I was pleasantly surprised that it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It was the most complex shade in the palette, so I’d love to see it released as a single shade. The blush lasted for nine hours on me before I saw signs of 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.)

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

01/04

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder
Natasha Denona Icy Nude Diamond Powder

Icy Nude

Icy Nude is a light, golden beige base with larger white and champagne flecks of sparkle. The shimmery bits read more like sparkles than glitters on my skin, as the finish was shiny and sparkling but not dirty or sandy at other angles. It had medium coverage, which could be diffused for sheerer coverage or built up for semi-opaque coverage. Despite being rather glittery, the powder was fairly smooth and blendable with the sparkles dispersing evenly over my skin. There was some migration during the day but a lot of the product seemed intact after nine hours of wear, and when I layered it over one of the cream products, it stayed a little better.

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

Icy Nude
Icy Nude
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/03

Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush

Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush

Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush

Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush

Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush

Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush

Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush
Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush
Natasha Denona Golden Pink Powder Blush

Golden Pink

Golden Pink is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a luminous, golden sheen. It was richly pigmented–as the brand’s powder blushes have been marketed in the past–with a smooth, silky consistency that wasn’t too dense nor too softly pressed in the pan, so I had no trouble picking it up with more feathery brushes and didn’t get a lot of powdery excess in the pan. The powder blended out beautifully on my skin and looked luminous without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for almost nine hours before starting to fade.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

01/03

Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme

Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme

Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme

Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme

Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme

Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme

Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme
Natasha Denona Light Glow Extreme

Light

Light is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had a strong shine on the skin with finer shimmer, which seemed to ensure that even with a heavier application, it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had opaque coverage with a moderately dense consistency that felt smooth to the touch, and it could be applied with a lighter hand for sheerer or more buildable coverage if preferred. The powder blended out easily on my skin and stayed on well for nine hours.

Light
Light
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total