Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/08

Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5

Palette 09

Natasha Denona Palette 09 Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a dirty, pewter and green kind of color story with five, shimmery shades; two of the shades seemed to have finer sparkle to them as well. The shades have changed both in texture but in some instances, in color as well, in the current iteration of the palette compared to the original launch of the shades. The actual performance was significantly better than I originally experienced, though.

Back story: I purchased all of the 5-pan palettes a few months ago to re-review because if there’s a brand that has a more constant, evolving formula… it is Natasha Denona (the ingredient list is substantially different today compared to the original release and even from a few years ago). I have better experiences with the more updated formulas, so it seemed like a good way to test the current formula as well as get updated swatches. This week, the brand is running buy one, get one free on the 5-pan palettes… so… here we are… frantically reviewing them! Leave a comment with which one of the original 13 you are most desperate to see re-reviewed, and I will endeavor to make it so!

Ingredients

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01/04

Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) Sparkling Eye Shadow

Industrial (45M)

Industrial (45M) is a muted, medium-dark pewter with warmer undertones and cooler silver and green shimmer and micro-sparkle. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer, and it applied well to bare skin with good adhesion and blendability. The texture was soft, slightly drier to the touch as it seemed to have more noticeable sparkle, but the actual powder was rather smooth and lightly creamy (but not overly emollient). It wore well for eight and a half hours on me but had a smidgen of fallout over time.

The current formula seemed to be slightly deeper, but it was more sparkly where I felt like the shimmer/sparkle “popped” a little more.

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 Sparkling Eye Shadow swatches.

01/02

Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Indian Gold (44M)

Indian Gold (44M) is a light, muted gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented, while the texture was soft, smooth, and not too firmly nor too loosely-pressed into the pan, so it was easy to pick up and to apply without fear of fallout. The powder seemed to “melt” onto my lid for a very seamless, more glowing finish. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

The current version is slightly deeper, though applied, blended out, and in a moderate amount of lighting, the difference wasn’t noticeable at all. The texture was also thinner and a bit firmer in the pan, but it had better longevity.

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 Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Glam Green (18M) Sparkling Eye Shadow

Glam Green (18M)

Glam Green (18M) is a bright, light gray with cooler undertone and warmer, green-gold shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage in one layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color. The texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan nor was it too thick. It was creamy enough to blend easily on my lid but had improved wear at eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

The current version is much, much lighter and cooler-toned; more of a green-tinged silver/gray compared to a pewter-gray (which may or may not be a good thing).

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 Sparkling Eye Shadow swatches.

01/03

Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aluminum (10M) Sparkling Eye Shadow

Aluminum (10M)

Aluminum (10M) is a bright, light silver with neutral-to-cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer with a slightly dense consistency that felt a touch thicker but wasn’t overly creamy. I found that some of the sparkle diffused too readily away from the base color, which sometimes led to light fallout. The finish was very reflective and seemed to reflect the warmer tones of the shades I placed around it to the point where it didn’t look that silvery! It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading but had a touch of fallout over time.

This shade felt largely unchanged from my original in color, but the finish was more sparkly in the current iteration and felt a bit drier as a result.

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 Sparkling Eye Shadow swatches.

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01/04

Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Antique Olive (14M) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Antique Olive (14M)

Antique Olive (14M) is a richer, medium green with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense and firmer in the pan without becoming stiff or difficult to pick up–more like no fallout but excellent adhesion. It applied evenly and blended out with ease along the edges. This shade stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading slightly.

The current version is slightly cooler-toned in its base; there’s a bit more depth that makes it appear cooler-toned at times but still has a more golden sheen. The texture was less creamy, not quite as thick, compared to 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

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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I think this palette looks very sophisticated. Glam green and Aluminum are the bomb. I’m not certain I could pull off the olive shade. What is it with this Christmas? I wasn’t all that impressed with most Holiday offerings, but all the sales on good quality products are making me very weak. Help! Natasha Denona is slaying me.

Well, at least you aren’t lusting after full-priced items?? Lots of reviews and swatches to peruse if they’re older items… hopefully!

ND at 50% off (for these 5-pan palettes) is one of the biggest deals this season for sure!

I just grabbed 4 of 5 pans.. I also grabbed the restocked Bloom cheek palette, the glow foundation (which I have been meaning to try) AND the Biba palette which I have been lusting after to replace a wack of all MAC basics in my stash(I decided to go ND instead of the Colourpop releasing tomorrow). I agree, these are all fantastic products at great prices.

Very interesting and unique color story! Pretty sure I’m covered with UD Heavy Metal Palette, though. Perhaps not? It just looks that familiar to my eye, as in the only other palette I can recall seeing all these types of shades in one place before?

I can’t find all the five pans on the ND website. I can only find the Camel, Coral, Cranberry, and Palette 1. Is there a hidden link?

Desperate to have palettes 10 and 12 reviewed before the ND Black Friday sale is over! Thanks so much for your makeup looks and reviews, which I rely on before buying.

I really love these colors! I’m a sucker for “dirty” and “grungy” aged metallics like this, especially when they’re green-tinged.

The colours in this look far more “harmonious” than the one you reviewed the other day. I really like this one a lot and if I can get it in-store, I may just grab it!

I bought this last year during NDs black Friday so I got the old formula. I wonder if people who order during this black Friday will get the old formula or the old formula on clearance? I think brands do that.

I haven’t purchased directly from that site, so I don’t know! The ingredients’ listed on ND are shown as the newer list for the 5-pans. They also show pictures of the newer packaging, so you should receive what you “see” if that makes sense, otherwise that would be false advertising to me (wrong ingredient list, wrong packaging).

I only know that Sephora seemed to have the most newer formulas in based on my purchases.

Wow – this is absolutely gorgeous, the most suited ND palette for me. I love all the shades and would wear them. Your eye look is stunning Christine, so sophisticated.

Yes….some great discounts this year……I have this 5 pan….. rarely use it even though I love it…….need to make more effort…..it’s stunning!

Omg I didn’t realize there were several housed under one palette – thank you! I’m used to buying ND from sephora so I guess I am not well versed with her website. My wallet probably doesn’t thank you (hah!) but I do!

Oh yes. I remember those. Unfortunately I bought 2, 9, 10 & 12 a few years ago. They swatched beautiful but performed bad. The fading during the day was horrible.

Since then I lost interest in Natasha Denona.
Tired the Sunrise palette to check the formula and it’s much better but still not that impressed to be honest if compared with other brands.

If you’re not a fan of Sunrise, then I don’t think you’ll enjoy the rest – that’s definitely in line with the newer formulations!

This is without a doubt my favorite Denona palette. It’s a real workhorse. And always has a prominent place in my stash for that quick dab of sparkle on the center eye lid. Love it! Having just purchased the Green-Brown in part to get new shadows in these colors as well as getting the other colors I’m missing from Green-Brown, I’m wondering whether the 28 pans will have been updated with the new formula.

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