Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/08

Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5
Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5

Palette 11

Natasha Denona Palette 11 Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48.00 for 0.4 oz.) contains three, warmer brownish hues with two green shades. All five shades had some shimmer to them, though the first shade had the least (more of a satin finish). That first shade was also the weakest, and while it lasted better than the original formula, it applied worse and was more effort to use. The other four shades were much improved!

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!

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01/02

Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terracotta (62S) Metallic Eye Shadow

Terracotta (62S)

Terracotta (62S) is a muted, medium brown with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation, but the texture was firmer and thinner with some dryness that led to a bit of powderiness. I found it harder to apply it evenly to bare skin, so I had to press and pat it on, which led to some fallout. It lasted well for eight hour son me before fading noticeably.

It was slightly deeper but seemed a little more powdery than the original, though it had better wear overall in the newer formula.

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, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bha, Bht. May Contain: Ci 77491 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], Ci 77499 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77492 [Iron Oxides].

01/02

Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Bottle Green (15M)

Bottle Green (15M) is a medium-dark, forest green with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, emerald green shimmer for a soft, frosted sheen. It had opaque pigmentation but the texture was a bit thinner, so it needed to be used with a heavier hand to pick up product evenly and was best applied in pressing/patting motions. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly on me.

It was slightly richer and deeper in color with shimmer that twinkled a bit more noticeably, but they were very similar in color and finish overall. The texture seemed a bit better, but it wasn’t as improved as I expected.

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

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Talc, Cobalt Titanium Oxide, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bha, Tin Oxide, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitic Acid, Benzoic Acid. May Contain: Ci 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], Ci 77491 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77499 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77000 [Aluminium Powder], Ci 77492 [Iron Oxides], Ci 75470 [Carmine], Ci 77510 [Ferric Ferrocyanide], Ci 77289 [Chromium Hydroxide Green], Ci 42090 [Blue 1], Ci 16035 [Red 40], Ci 19140 [Yellow 5], Ci 77266, Ci 77820 [Silver].

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01/03

Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ochre (61P) Metallic Eye Shadow

Ochre (61P)

Ochre (61P) is a light-medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin as the powder went on evenly and blended out easily along the edges. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan (so no powderiness but still picked up well with a brush), and was easy to work with. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

The color was lighter and had a slightly yellower tone to it, rather than a warmer, reddish-bronze base. The texture still felt lightly creamy, but it was definitely not as emollient or as heavy as the original formula.

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, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Bha, Cobalt Titanium Oxide, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Ci 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], Ci 77491 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77499 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77007 [Ultramarines], Ci 77492 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77742 [Manganese Violet], Ci 77289 [Chromium Hydroxide Green], Ci 75470 [Carmine], Ci 19140 [Yellow 5], Ci 77510 [Ferric Ferrocyanide].

01/04

Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Emerald Green (16M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Emerald Green (16M)

Emerald Green (16M) is a brighter, medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was lightly creamy, moderately dense but not too firmly pressed into the pan, and it applied beautifully to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of opaque coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

It is slightly brighter, and it had better coverage with a more metallic finish. The texture was still very smooth and blendable, but it didn’t feel as cream-like compared to the original formula (though I noticed that my actual pan, by touch, seemed much drier after three years).

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

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Talc, Cobalt Titanium Oxide, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bha, Tin Oxide, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitic Acid, Benzoic Acid. May Contain: Ci 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], Ci 77491 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77499 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77000 [Aluminium Powder], Ci 77492 [Iron Oxides], Ci 75470 [Carmine], Ci 77510 [Ferric Ferrocyanide], Ci 77289 [Chromium Hydroxide Green], Ci 42090 [Blue 1], Ci 16035 [Red 40], Ci 19140 [Yellow 5], Ci 77266, Ci 77820 [Silver].

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01/02

Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) Metallic Eye Shadow

Satin Tan (58P)

Satin Tan (58P) is a soft, muted brown with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented, while the texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being too firm or too thick (where it would be harder to pick up or to apply). It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.

The texture was different as it wasn’t as creamy as the original, but it had better adhesion and 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.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Bha, Cobalt Titanium Oxide, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Ci 77891 [Titanium Dioxide], Ci 77491 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77499 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77007 [Ultramarines], Ci 77492 [Iron Oxides], Ci 77742 [Manganese Violet], Ci 77289 [Chromium Hydroxide Green], Ci 75470 [Carmine], Ci 19140 [Yellow 5], Ci 77510 [Ferric Ferrocyanide].

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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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Another stunner! If I hadn’t gone full hog with green this autumn, I’d definitely scoop this one up. Particularly for Emerald Green and Satin Tan.

Thank you so much for reviewing these! This one and #13 are the ones I think I might have settled on and that I will likely get the most use out of.

The ingredients change on the 5-pan palettes made me look at the big Star palette to see if those were different too and they look to be updated as well. I have always been tempted by that palette…

The Star palette is my all-time favorite palette. I’ve hits pan on numerous shades and the cool (right side) is the winner for me, with 2 cheek shades (the reds might look similar in the pan but are different on lids and cheek) and a contour shade. The satin brown in the middle of the right side is a one and done look. The bottom right corner and middle of the left side blue-brown are fantastic duochromes I’ve used with my finger for lid pow wow. The 2 sparkle shades and warm tones on the left aren’t my jam but I think I tried to use one of the mattes as a bronzer. In short, this is great as both and eye and face palette. Oh, also the top right corner white sparkle is magic. You won’t get any opacity from it but the crushed pearls will give your browbone gorgeous sparkle with a finger swipe. The grey matte is a very unique shade and wonderful ass transition on the lid.
Anyway, I have the old palette and got it long before she started changing formulas. I bet it’s even better now.
It’s a palette that took me a long time to get into but once I did, I used it every day religiously for 1.5 years and it was my gateway to all things Natasha Denona and Pat McGrath.
I hope you give it a chance.
For what it’s worth, they told me at her store the other day that Star is her favorite palette to use on herself. But t was also her first, so she’s probably got a lot of sentimental attachment to it. As do it.

I imagine this should be my first choice given the way I go on about green shadows and these greens are pretty but I don’t love the pairing shades. I think they make sense, just not my choice and they are so dupe able, (why isn’t dupeable a word!) So, getting close to nailing down my allotted two palettes.

This palette is beautiful too, but I do think that the two browny shades are fairly similar – Satin Tan and Ochre. Lovely eye look again Christine. You are really doing these palettes justice.

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