Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

1 of 7
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Metropolis

Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition mini palette that expands on the Metropolis 28-pan palette; it includes three shades from the larger palette, plus two new shades (the last two). The five shades coordinated well together and offered some decent versatility, though I think the lightest shade could have been a murky, swamp green and made it a more versatile and multiple-skin-tone-friendly offering.

Ingredients

Metropolis

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
1 of 3
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow

Blaze (263K)

Blaze (263K) is a rich, molten copper with strong, warm orange undertones and lighter and darker gold flecks of sparkle over an intensely metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied with very little fallout with a dry brush but a fingertip or a dampened brush would further minimize that. The texture was moderately dense, lightly creamy and had good binder in it to help it adhere to bare skin. It wore well for nine hours with slight fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

The majority of the brand's eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they're applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted--it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Crystal Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Silica, Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Blaze (263K)

LELimited Edition.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Rope (256CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rope (256CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rope (256CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rope (256CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rope (256CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rope (256CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Rope (256CM)

Rope (256CM) is a light, yellowy orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to my lid and diffused nicely along the edges without being prone to fallout or sheering out as the texture was smooth and velvety. This shade lasted well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

The majority of the brand's eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they're applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted--it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Rope (256CM)

LELimited Edition.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Jubilee (271M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jubilee (271M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jubilee (271M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jubilee (271M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jubilee (271M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jubilee (271M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Jubilee (271M)

Jubilee (271M) is a rich, deep emerald green with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen with faint pink and teal pearl throughout. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The texture was moderately dense, smooth to the touch, and had some slip to help it apply without fallout. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. - $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand's eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they're applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted--it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Jubilee (271M)

LELimited Edition. $29.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Bole (405CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bole (405CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bole (405CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bole (405CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bole (405CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bole (405CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Bole (405CM)

Bole (405CM) is a medium-dark, olive brown with muted, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a smooth, velvety texture that was slightly thinner than some of the brand’s other Creamy Matte shades but very easy to work with. This shade wore nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

The majority of the brand's eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they're applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted--it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, IRON OXIDES CI 77499, IRON OXIDES CI 77492, IRON OXIDES CI 77491,DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bole (405CM)

LELimited Edition.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Corrode (228CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Corrode (228CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Corrode (228CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Corrode (228CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Corrode (228CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Corrode (228CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Corrode (228CM)

Corrode (228CM) is a light-medium peach with warmer, more yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with a smidgen of powderiness mostly present in the pan. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

The majority of the brand's eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they're applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted--it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, ZINC STEARATE, IRON OXIDES CI 77492 ,DIMETHICONE, IRON OXIDES CI 77499, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, SILICA

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Corrode (228CM)

LELimited Edition.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

14 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Kay Avatar

It’s interesting that the last shade in this mini is named as Corrode and is numbered as 228CM and that number exists in the Biba palette as Tusk… also interesting that the description from Natasha on the shade Corrode is a rusty medium brown… which it definitely is not. Makes me wonder if there was a production issue with the actual Corrode shade & they had to improvise.
Also totally agree a murky medium or deep green would have made this quint!

Helene Avatar

Unlike most I don’t need or want this. I could use most shades, but the second Rope would never get used.
I have what feels like 1000’s of golds, the brown might be useful, Corrode would be a bit too warm, the green I would gladly use, but being realistic it wouldn’t look all that different to any other shimmery cool-ish greens on my hooded lids.

Frost Avatar

All the colors are warm except the green… I’m a bit nervous about how cold it is but maybe I can ground it with all these warm neutral colors? Definitely worth a try!

I usually completely can’t use cold blue or green colors and they make me look like a zombie. lol

Z Avatar

You know what it is about ND palettes that I don’t care for? I don’t like her formula enough to overlook the dupes she puts in every palette or the fact that there is one, at best two, interesting shades and the rest is bland filler. Case in point. I like that teal, but the rest isn’t interesting TO ME at all – or even usable as an entire look.

Ezgi Ozdil Avatar

Wow, the shade Blaze scored much better than I thought! I received the palette yesterday and have had time to play with it today. Specifically, Blaze doesn’t feel as creamy as I expect from a metallic eyeshadow. I applied it with my finger, as I always do with metallic shadows, but it feels kinda sheer and the gold specks are all over my face. Is there something wrong with mine…? The other shades work beautifully, though. Well, overall, I’m very happy with this mini version as the original Metropolis palette has too many shades that I’m not really interested in.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!