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Natasha Denona Glaze, Gray-Brown, Vintage, Calypso Blue, Electric Violet, Powder Blue, Navy Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Glaze (12M), Gray-Brown (38M), Vintage (49M), Calypso Blue (05M), Electric Violet (28V); Lash Line: Petroleum Blue (92M), Powder Blue (84V), Navy (01V)

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.

Glaze (12M) is a light-medium champagne with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended well and stayed on for seven hours before creasing slightly.

Gray-Brown (38M) is a medium-dark, taupe brown with cooler gray leanings but still had a warmer base paired with a frosted sheen. It had great pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft. This shade applied well, blended out nicely, and wore for seven and a half hours on me.

Vintage (49M) is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well and was easy to use. This shade started to crease after eight hours of wear.

Calypso Blue (05M) is a medium-dark, coppery brown base with strong, red undertones and a blue-purple shift paired with a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slight sparkle to it, so it didn’t have the same smoothness that other shades in similar finishes have in the line, which resulted in slight fall out during application. It applied well otherwise with good blendability, coverage, and it wore for seven hours before creasing.

Electric VIolet (28V) is a medium, violet purple with cooler tones and a satin shimmer over a mostly matte finish. The consistency was thin, powdery, and a pain to use. It didn’t build up well, and it tended to look splotchy and uneven applied to the skin. It would need a white base to perform decently; the only way I could get it to work was cheat by using one of the more shimmery shades underneath it, which gave it something to grab onto and hid a lot of the unevenness. It faded after six hours.

Powder Blue (84V) is a muted, medium-dark blue-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was very, very powdery, even though it seemed pigmented–you just can’t blend or disturb it once it is on. I also had some issues with this darkening in some places but not all, so I would only recommend using this over a good primer as it cannot handle variations in the skin’s natural oils at all. The color lasted for six and a half hours.

Navy (01V) is a muted, dark navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the powdery consistency makes it harder to work with unless you have naturally dry skin or a smoothing primer underneath it as it tends to latch onto areas more strongly than others (think of how the skin naturally has some oil on it, so it darkens and adheres better to those areas, but this makes it really obvious). It wore for closer to eight hours, making it one of the longer-wearing shades I’ve tried from the brand.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
4
Product
5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3
Application
52%
Total
4
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
62%
Total
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
3
Application
76%
Total
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Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Vintage (49P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Vintage (49P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Vintage (49P) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Vintage (49P) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Glaze (12M), Gray-Brown (38M), Vintage (49M), Calypso Blue (05M), Electric Violet (28V); Lash Line: Petroleum Blue (92M), Powder Blue (84V), Navy (01V)

Natasha Denona Navy (01V) Eyeshadow
Glaze (12M), Gray-Brown (38M), Vintage (49M), Calypso Blue (05M), Electric Violet (28V); Last Line: Petroleum Blue (92M), Powder Blue (84V), Navy (01V)

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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Christine,

Apologies for this duplicate posting, but I thought I’d have better luck getting this noticed if I posted it to your most recent review.

Could you help me find a way to view looks that only you have created based on the palettes you review? As in step 1-Find palette, Step 2- Find the editor’s look OR just a one stop way where all your looks are laid out on a single web page (similar to your view all swatches feature) without having to go from page to page?

Sorry, the looks are on the review post only, they are not in a separate area. You would just need to read the palette review – it would be the last photos in the post.

Oh noooo I’m so sad the violet one didn’t work for you! I have it in my one 5-pan palette and it’s perfectly a-ok for me! Also, I want Calypso Blue SO BAD.

Well, I just played with it again even without a primer and it went on really well! I used the crease blender brush by IT cosmetics (I think number 105) and blended it on its own into my crease without any primer or other shadow and it went on really really well! No fallout, patchiness, etc. It also packs well on my lid. With a primer it also goes on nice (I just did this without primer thing to let you know how well its working for me). Hopefully you like it more than electric violet!

Nina Orchid was the one matte I tried from the palettes, and within 4 hours, it discolored to a red and sheered out. That’s with a primer!

Thanks, Claire! I liked the concept of the look, but it ended up looking pretty terrible once I used the violet in it!

The shimmers look very pretty, but for god’s sake, what’s wrong with the mattes? These are some of the worst I’ve ever seen.

Vintage and Calypso Blue are okay. But, I’m not feeling the excitement for these that I had in the beginning. I’m glad I waited for the reviews on these pricey things.

I hear you, Nicole! The metallic shades are fun and easy to use, but the price point makes the shorter-wear hard to overlook.

So as usual, the neutrals perform pretty well, but the blues/purples are the big trouble makers, and even then, you can find better forming blues/purples that are much cheaper 🙁 So far, my wallet is very happy

I just can’t wrap my mind around these brands that put out sub-par products and think they can charge premium prices. I’m the kind of person willing to *sometimes* pay premium, but the product *has* to be worth the price. If mid-level brands can manage to put out eyeshadows with great color payoff and buttery consistency for half that price (even if it’s inconsistent) than these premium brands should be doing the work to do so CONSISTENTLY. At $29 for a single shadow, every dang shadow they put out should be excellent.

When it comes to brighter mattes, they are definitely a weakness for most brands, though these are particularly difficult to use. I think KVD was actually a surprise for me, because her brighter mattes were tolerable to use on bare skin (these were much harder to use). I like the shimmery shades a lot – they are certainly very easy to use/blend out and pigmented – but the shorter wear is frustrating at the price point!

Beautiful eye look, especially considering that most of these ND eyeshadows seem either rather fussy or just plain awful!
Unless I ever see a must-have, A grade eyeshadow from this brand, I feel rather unlikely to ever buy her eyeshadows. A few too many seem like expensive garbage.

The shimmery shades are pretty easy to work with, except for wear time, but several of the more colorful mattes are fussy for sure.

You’re so valuable to the beauty community, Christine. I was suspicious after seeing nothing but rave reviews in the vlogosphere. That’s why I always come here first before buying anything. Seems like there are some stars shades but, again, can’t always believe what you see until it’s from a reputable source. Thanks!

Just another round of beautiful eye looks Christine.
But the matte colours are just so poor and the colours are awful – I am a navy lover and I just would not wear the navy that is presented here.
Love the shimmery colours – especially the gray- brown. But when you have Derailed and Mushroom, you have the cream of the crop.

Wow I understand mattes (especially bright mattes) are very hard to formulate, but for the costs of these shadows that performance is ridiculous. I mean I would think that it would be better to just not release a shade and have a more limited selection than to throw something on the market that is sub par and risk angering your customers because the price is so steep. Am I completely off base?

Unfortunately, price is not always an indicator of quality! Usually, pricing is more about how you want to position your brand (e.g. affordable vs. luxury).

These eyeshadows are officially a hard pass for me now. There’s just sooooo much hype! They just don’t live up to it, but you’re the first person I’ve seen to actually show that. Everyone else just raves and raves and somehow posts perfect swatches of them. It makes it tempting to get some despite the cheaper ingredients I don’t like. And Beautylish keeps trying to tempt me into preordering…. But no. I’m gonna stand firm. Ridiculous prices for subpar eyeshadow is just nope.

Wow I really expected these to be rated higher, everyone on youtube has been going crazy over Natasha Denona shadows lately. I’ve been interested too but I just can’t stomach the price!

Some of them are nice, and their best characteristic is that they’re pretty blendable. They’re easy to apply, but many shades don’t wear as long as the average eyeshdaow.

Those first few shades are my jam. I love how are warm but still would probably look good on my skin! They seem to have a quality similar to Chanel shadows. They are one of the only lines I can wear warm shadows from because they either use a neutral base or a cool yellow or something. Not all of them, but the majority!

You hit the nail on the head exactly for me too, Erin. And I have been trying to figure out why. I am fair neutral and most warm tones don’t work on me but these one’s do. I could also wear the Shu Palette and the Stefani eye palette is pretty okay. But something about these are different.

I love the overall look you made with these, but there is no way I am paying this much for an unproven brand (even if she is the next big thing). 05M has my attention though.

I bought the green brown palate ,but I’m skipping this since I just want to use blue and purple eyeshadows,these don’t look so great. I bought Dior blue de Paris quad for travel and am going to buy Lancome amethyst palette too.

Hi Christine,
I am so surprised by your review. I’ve have the #2 palette and the 28 green-brown and have been wearing them everyday in multiple combo’s and different climates and have consistently gotten 12 hour creaseless wear time from them. I do use MAC painterly as a base because I have an oily lid.
I’ve been a professional makeup artist for 12 years and these are hands down some of the best shadows I’ve ever used. I think with any brand there are always a few duds, but over all I am blown away by them. And I have used every brand under the sun. I am curious if you have both of the 28 pan palettes and if so how you came about selecting these 6 shadows to represent them as a whole.
Thanks so much,
Trisha

Hi Trisha,

I have 66 of the brand’s eyeshadows, and I’m reviewing them as I test them out – they are grouped based on what I’ve tested and am ready to review at the time. I don’t use a primer to test, though over primer, these only last 8-10 hours on me (a good eyeshadow lasts 12 hours, an exceptional one lasts 14++ hours).

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