Natasha Denona Moonstone, Cool Bronze, Golden Flesh, Arizona, Sand Storm Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow
Moonstone (59M), Cool Bronze (31M), Golden Flesh (68M), Arizona (88V), Sand Storm (90V), Flamingo (57V), Indian Gold (44M), Umber (78M)

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.

Moonstone (59M) is a bright, golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth consistency that applied well to bare skin but showed signs of creasing after seven hours. Too Faced Cherish (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora #happydays (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fairy Land (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Ringer (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Estrella (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (DC, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Supernouveau #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Painted Lady (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Sandstone (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Champagne (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cookie Cutter (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Kitties (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC So, So Saucy (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Wished I Stayed (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Twinkle Twinkle (362) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cool Bronze (31M) is a medium-dark copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It is by no means cool-toned at all, in case the name made you think it might be! It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too loose in the pan. It applied beautifully on bare skin, blended out well, and wore for seven and a half hours before creasing. Ciate Shine Bright (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Pure Ganache (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Vintage (P, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). City Color Cleo (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Adorn (DC, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Power Eyes (Smoke) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Some Like It Dot (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Jewel (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #6 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Au Team (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). City Color Cheers to Life (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Snakebite (PiP, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #2 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubade (P, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty #Blessed (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Famous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Amber (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Flesh (68M) is a medium-dark, coppery-bronze with warm undertones and a greenish-gold sheen (not a duochrome, though). It had fantastic pigmentation with a really soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. The color adhered well to bare skin without losing intensity, while it lasted for eight hours before creasing. Makeup Geek Pocket Change (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 03 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dose of Colors Sunglow (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Teak (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). City Color Sandstorm (P, $6.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Sextrovert (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Desert Baked (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fez (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Woodwinked (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Adorn (DC, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mortal #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Walking on Eggshells #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Pat McGrath Bronze Eclipse (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tiki (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Copper Stone (188M) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Cinnamon (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #9 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Bronze (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Arizona (88V) is a dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It is incredibly powdery such that it easily sheers out and leaves behind a sheer layer of color, even though it seems quite pigmented–just as long as you don’t blend it out! It was buildable, though, and it seemed to look decent on the lid (far better than anticipated!). The color lasted for eight hours, even, before fading. Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Too Faced Toffee Crunch (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Unspoken (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Mocha (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Duchess (PiP, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mocha (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Look Closer III (DC, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (PiP, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Taupe (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sand Storm (90V) is a medium-dark, orange-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation but was very powdery, which resulted in the color sheering out more easily than one might expect. It was blendable on the skin and managed to wear for eight hours before showing signs of fading. Anastasia Papaya (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Lola (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bailout (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rule (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Escape (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Soil (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Sweet Tea (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Desert Queen (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Peach Crush (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Creamsicle (23) (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Desert Date (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cage Free (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Ashley (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Sandstone (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Redstart (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Honey (PiP, $8.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kaja Major Mandarin (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Stain (254CP) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Apricotine (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Cool Bronze (31M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Arizona (88V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sand Storm (90V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Sand Storm (90V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Sand Storm (90V) Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Sand Storm (90V) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow
Moonstone (59M), Cool Bronze (31M), Golden Flesh (68M), Arizona (88V), Sand Storm (90V), Flamingo (57V), Indian Gold (44M), Umber (78M)

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow
Moonstone (59M), Cool Bronze (31M), Golden Flesh (68M), Arizona (88V), Sand Storm (90V), Flamingo (57V), Indian Gold (44M), Umber (78M)

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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, somebody had a good sense of humor when it came to the names! Arizona looks as dry and dusty as the state itself, and Sandstorm conjures up images of a powdery mess, but the others are pretty. I have enough dupes in my stash to skip these. But I’ve been experimenting with warmer shades for my eyes (peaches, terracotta browns, reddish browns), and if I warm up my face with a peachy blush and lipstick, I can pull it off. I swatched Tom Ford Sphinx in store and fell in love with the peachy- pink duo chrome sparkle, and plan to pop it on top of my peachy brown shadows– I ordered it, but it’s already OOS, so on back order at NM

Now you know I have got to tell you how much I absolutely LOVE your eye look here, right? This is one of my regular “go-to” eyeshadow looks, so yes, these are my jam! And they look fantastic on you too, Christine!

Which is why I won’t be buying even one of these shades reviewed here, because I have dupes galore for these! I probably do a warm, coppery eye look at least once or twice per week because it really makes my eyes pop without my going to my other, more drastic eye-pop looks, ie; purples or reddish shades.

When you first announced you were reviewing these, I started planning how to buy a large palette. Now, I have no interest other than to check out your eye look. Always good for inspiration. Thanks for saving me a lot of $!

I like the sheen on Moonstone. I tend to think of Moonstone more of a milky white pink blue. One of the things I’d add to my fictitious makeup line 🙂

The shimmery colours are pretty and rate well, but the mattes are awful. These colours above are all those that most of us already have in our Naked, Lorac, bareMinerals, MUFE palettes. The colours are the backbones of most eye palettes. I don’t think many would pay for these colours at this price point.
Lovely eye look Christine.

It’s interesting that the brand went after mattes, given they are starkly different in quality from the more shimmery shades (which they have so many of).

That’s a lovely eye you have done. Interesting about Arizona, it looks terrible in the swatch but not bad on your eye. Your comment about having to pat it on makes sense and gives a reminder to not just rely on swatches when trying out makeup!

Overhyped releases really turn me off to brands, even more so than quality issues. Overhype makes me suspicious and imparts some distrust in a brand/retailer. Customer service and dependability of a brand or retailer is so important to me, especially in a day and age when the internet gives consumers so many purchasing options.

I think these eyeshadows and the expected release date in January (and subsequent long delay in availability; they are still not available) were overhyped on social media. Yes, there was a “secret” limited-stock special invitation to purchase, but it was heavily publicized on social media, and it was time-limited, so I don’t consider that to equate to availability. The overhype, frustration with the delayed release, and the inconsistent reviews (social media hype versus more thorough blog reviews like this one) have persuaded me not to purchase these eyeshadows more so that the quality issues alone.

I don’t know much about the delay, though what I have heard is mostly that there have been issues importing the product into the U.S., which unfortunately may have been totally out of Beautylish’s control 🙁 I remember hearing about that for Wayne Goss’ brushes a couple of years ago as well. Hopefully they can figure out a better system/something more reliable to avoid delays going forward!

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