Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/07

Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Lila

Natasha Denona Lila Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a fun color story, and for as edited as it is, actually came together cohesively for me. I would have liked to have seen the shimmery purple be a little creamier/thinner so it would layer better with the mattes more readily. The medium, warmer plum hue could have been more blendable over bare skin.

Lila
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Natasha Denona Poison Berry (180CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Poison Berry (180CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Poison Berry (180CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Poison Berry (180CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Poison Berry (180CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Poison Berry (180CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Poison Berry (180CM)

Poison Berry (180CM) is a medium-dark purple with warmer pink undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque inn a single layer, and it built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The texture was soft, slightly drier and dustier than most of the brand’s mattes (but dryness in purple shades like this doesn’t seem to be uncommon across brands). It blended out well but had some fallout during application. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

01/02

Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) Duo-chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) Duo-chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) Duo-chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) Duo-chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) Duo-chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) Duo-chrome Eyeshadow

Blue Dahlia (181DC)

Blue Dahlia (181DC) is a deep purple with cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer or if one used a dampened brush to apply. The texture was fairly dense and required a heavier hand/denser brush in order to pick up product readily. The eyeshadow blended out well but was thicker compared to the mattes in the palette, so I felt like it didn’t blend with the mattes as well as it could have. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

01/02

Natasha Denona Raisin (182CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Raisin (182CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Raisin (182CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Raisin (182CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Raisin (182CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Raisin (182CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Raisin (182CM)

Raisin (182CM) is a muted, medium plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture felt soft and smooth to the touch without being too powdery in the pan. However, it seemed more prone to absorbing natural oils on my lid that made it a little harder to blend out and avoid patchiness (and I still experienced some off this when I tried it over primer, it just wasn’t as bad). It lasted for just over eight hours on me.

01/02

Natasha Denona Linen (183M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Linen (183M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Linen (183M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Linen (183M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Linen (183M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Linen (183M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Linen (183M)

Linen (183M) is a soft gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being thick or stiff in the pan. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer and blended out easily on my skin. It did seem to turn other shades a bit grayish when I used it on my brow bone/just above the crease area. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

01/02

Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Flint (184CM)

Flint (184CM) is a soft brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, velvety consistency that was slightly powdery in the pan but adhered well to bare skin. The eyeshadow blended out easily on my lid and didn’t seem to have much fallout, which surprised me based on the texture in the pan. It wore well for eight hours before I noticed slight fading.

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Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palette $25.00/0.14 OZ.
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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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Oh, all new colours! I had assumed it would be shades taken from the current Lila palette but no. Poisonberry is blowing my skirt up but the others I could take or leave, considering how much I have similar already.

Things to consider!!!

Was considering this. Should not be surprised that I’m duped. That’s great, bec have not forayed into ND yet. Getting ND, liking it, and continuing could be a vey expensive undertaking!

Beautiful eye look. I’m on the fence with this one, while the price is really nice, I do have a few dupes and I did just pick up a purple toned palette (the one by Ace Beaute) so do I truly need another one, however, I did just pick up a purple toned palette and this could go really nicely with it. I’m also never fully satisfied with Natasha Denona’s products.

I’d say work with what you have and see if what you just got is enough for you, especially if you haven’t liked past ND products. (This palette was consistent with past ND reviews for me.)

Very true. I have so many palettes that I don’t touch. I literally just found my Huda Desert Dusk palette, and I’ve used it maybe 2 times. I do need to use what I have before buying something else, especially since from what I’ve seen this hasn’t been advertised as limited edition. Thanks Christine!

Thanks! Never heard of Ace Beaute and if it’s the Paradise Fallen palette you just purchased, how is it? It’s very different with the darker brown and grey twist.

Hey, Jessica, thanks for getting and mentioning the Ace palette. I love it when readers intro me to an unfamiliar-to-me indie. Paradise Fallen looks like the most โ€˜meโ€™ of all current โ€˜purple paletteโ€™ offerings.

Thanks for mentioning Ace Beaute. I’ve got their page up and it’s talking to me! I discovered another site from the UK, OPV Beauty that has some pretty impressive colorful palettes. Both sites are in the same price range. I’m always interested in new Indy sites, several of my favorites I have found reading this blog.

The palettes that I have from Ace are really great. Nice and pigmented and the shimmers that I’ve used do not need any extra work to get them to work. The mattes do kick up a lot but they are very pigmented and blend really nicely.

Hi Christine, I have been waiting for this palette it is soo beautiful and so glad you reviewed it. Here in UK we have been blocked by Sephora fromceven seeing the US site so I wont be able yo purchase this.
Sephora tweeted to someone, who asked why they kept getting the French site, that no one in UK could access Sephora US because of new EU guidelines on security.
However, no one in UK has this problem with other US sites, such as Nordstrom or Ulta etc.

I’m surprised us Brits can view the Ulta website as it quite clearly says it doesn’t ship internationally. Shame about the US Sephora, though; they were better and more varied than the French site.

I didn’t do the Lila palette, so this may be my buy-in to missing it (though as I looked back at your review, these colors are even in it?). Would you say that these are on par with how the others blended in the Lila palette or even do you prefer some of the other colors? Because Per Se and Amara (and a few others really draw me), but then so does Poison Berry & Blue Dahlia.

I think the Lila is a little easier to use overall. It’s so hard to compare since Lila has so many more shades, so it just seems more versatile to me (overall). Have you looked at what shades you own already – do you have a good amount of overlap with Lila that maybe just the mini is sufficient?

It’s a pass for me as I have several dupes. I’d love to see if Wet n Wild single eyeshadow in Moonchild is a dupe for Blue Dahlia. On the computer screen it looks pretty close.

Christine, your skills as a makeup artist blow me away. Beautiful look.

This review has me going back over the Lila palette review several times, and then all of your eyeshadow reviews on her eyeshadows, and thus realizing that I may be missing some of the best ones form either, this palette, the Lila one and the Tropical one. Hmmmm…

The Tropical palette seems to be the worst released to date (hence why it’s been on sale – lots of over stock!), though it has more unique/interesting shades relative to Lila.

For a small little palette, this is very cohesive and the shades chosen can be worn in lots of different looks. Linen and Blue Dahlia are my favourites.

What a glam eye look this produces! Now for me to try it out using a combo of CP Hustle and 143, plus MAC Ascent Of Glamour and maybe Retrospeck, too. Perhaps using Kid as my transition.

I like this one, the colors all work together so well. No random outlier. Not sure it’s for me as I am on fair side and do better with lighter shades but will try it out in-store and see what happens.

I was so happy I bought this palette! I managed to use all colors thanks to Christine’s eye makeup tutorials that she brought back a month or so ago. Since it was a work day, I used the gorgeous Blue Dahlia as a liner, Linen over most of the lid, and doubled up in the crease with Poison Berry in the deep crease with Raisin right above it. The matte color was my brow bone shade. I’m not sure if I used Linen again as an underbrow highlight. Thanks to the tutorial I’m beginning to play with that. It’s a great way for me to introduce a little sparkle and shine in that area. I know I bitch about it all the time but metallics are pretty unflattering when you have wrinkles.

I like that some of the more expensive brands (Natasha Denona, Viseart, etc.) are doing these smaller palettes so someone who may not want to spend so much can still try the brand. I like this color story, and it’s pretty unique. I might consider picking it up eventually.

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