Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/08

Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5

Palette 08

Natasha Denona Palette 08 Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.4 oz.) contains five shimmery shades, though Smoky Quartz and Dark Sepia have more of a satin-to-pearl finish, while the other three are more metallic. It was somewhat improved over the older formula (from early 2016) that I reviewed, but it’s not as improved as I’ve found some of the other newer formulas to be.

I don’t know if this is the most current formulation available, but it is one of the newer ones (somewhere between all the iterations), as the back of the palette has a 12M timer on it (compared to 24M on the newest formulas I’ve seen) and still contains more emollient ingredients but seems to have shifted it downward on the list. I find the wear to be better, and at a texture-level, the shimmers definitely felt less cream-like compared to the original (not in a bad way).

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01/04

Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Glaze (12M)

Glaze (12M) is a light-medium, silvery beige with subtle, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The consistency was lightly creamy, soft without being prone to powderiness or excess product kicked up in the pan, and had good adhesion to bare skin. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly.

The newer formula seemed slightly deeper and warmer in color, while the finish seemed to be shinier. The formula was still smooth and lightly creamy but wasn’t as emollient/heavy as the older one.

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.

01/03

Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) Metallic Eye Shadow

Smoky Quartz (43P)

Smoky Quartz (43P) is a light, greenish-brown with a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was smooth to the touch, but it seemed a little thin so it worked better with a flat, synthetic brush and a more moderate pressure level. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

The newer formula is much lighter with a more muted, olive-like tone compared to the original, which was darker and more of a warm-toned brown, while the texture was softer and more yielding with better adhesion.

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.

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01/04

Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Golden Rose (60M)

Golden Rose (60M) is a rich, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and brighter, warmer gold shimmer throughout. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color. The consistency was lightly creamy, dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed into the pan, and was easy to blend out. It lasted well for eight hours before creasing slightly.

The colors were very comparable, while the newer formula seemed slightly less cream-like.

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 Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow swatches.

01/03

Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow

Dark Sepia (47P)

Dark Sepia (47P) is a darker, olive green with subtle, warm brown undertones and a pearl finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the texture felt slightly firmer and a bit thinner in the pan. It required a more moderate-to-heavy hand to pick up product evenly onto a brush. The color applied evenly to bare skin and stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

The newer formula was richer with a much more noticeable green tinge and color; the old version looked more like a washed out, faded version (like the warmer base of it).

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.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

01/04

Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Golden Beige (52M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Golden Beige (52M)

Golden Beige (52M) is a light-medium peach with strong, warm yellow undertones and faint pink and gold shimmer paired with a metallic finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer that applied evenly to bare skin with slight fallout during application. The texture was lightly creamy, soft, but more loosely-pressed into the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before creasing slightly on me.

The new version is significantly warmer, peachier, and lost the pink duochrome tone of the original. In practice, I don’t think the pink came through that much, so in many ways, it yielded the same look in practice. The texture was slightly denser and richer but didn’t have as much creamy heaviness as the original.

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 Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow swatches.

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About the Reviewer

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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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Thanks for reviewing this Christine! This was the palette that piqued my interest in the brand and I’ve been wanting to pick it up for 2 years. I finally did at this sale and am excited to try out the color combo. I just love the look your got. Greens browns and pinks are my jam.

I’m missing the reviews for Golden Beige and Golden Rose on this page for some reason, but it sounds like the palette didn’t shift too much.

Christine, I’m not sure if it’s my computer, but only three shade descriptions and reviews show up for me. I don’t see the pink and the light cream shades.

THANK YOU CHRISTINE for all your hard work this holiday weekend. I never purchase makeup anymore without checking your reviews. From one makeup lover to another- thank you 😊!

She – it’s buy one get one free on her site so even though $48 you get one free. Of course you have to spend the $48, but it’s 24/palette that way…

Hey Christine, I just wanted to say thanks for doing all the updated reviews on these 5 pan palettes and for your info and thoughts on the larger 28pans formula. I’m a huge Natasha Denona fan and was able to pick up some of the 5 pans and a duo glow blush in the bf sale with confidence because of your stellar reviews and swatches and with no regrets for leaving the 28 pans behind. Thanks a million xx

Hear hear! I would have bought the 28-pan bogo thinking they were the updated formula. The discussion about the 5-pans helped me remember that different packaging = different formula and I got the 5-pans instead.
Thank you, Christine!

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