Natasha Denona Retro Midi Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

1 of 11
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette

Retro

Natasha Denona Retro 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.67 oz.) is the newest mid-size palette release from the brand. It includes a mix of metallics, mattes, and cream-powders, and if you’re familiar with the brand’s cream-powder formula and do not like it, you’ll want to skip this palette as there are five cream-powders included in Retro. There are an additional four matte shades, so the palette includes nine satin/matte eyeshadows with the remaining six ranging from pearl to sparkle.

I did find that two of the “metallic” shades didn’t feel as rich, emollient, or yield as intense of a metallic finish as most of the brand’s metallic eyeshadows. Patty was one of the less impressive shimmers I’ve tried from the brand in awhile. In practice, I felt like having both Groove and Rebellion was a little redundant, as Groove blended with Go-Go achieved something quite similar.

Retro

PPermanent. $65.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
1 of 3
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Glitz (392DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Glitz (392DC)

Glitz (392DC) is a bright, cooler pale pink base with flecks of light gold sparkle. It seemed to have a more transparent base, and for those who love sheerer, more topper-like eyeshadows, I’m sure it’ll be a winner.

I’d recommend applying it by pressing and patting it into place with minimal blending to avoid fallout; alternatively, use it with a dampened brush or an adhesive spray to give it extra hold. It had medium, buildable color coverage with a slightly drier consistency that had light fallout during application and some additional flecks of fallout over the nine hours it seemed to wear for.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Ingredients

TALC, MICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Glitz (392DC)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Andy (393CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Andy (393CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Andy (393CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Andy (393CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Andy (393CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Andy (393CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow

Andy (393CP)

Andy (393CP) is a light-medium mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The cream-powder formula feels like a creamier, but denser powder eyeshadow, and so it tends to work best with a firmer, denser brush. There was no powderiness, and the way the formula “melted” on my skin made it look very seamless and smoother than a true matte powder eyeshadow tends to. It had opaque color coverage that blended out well and lasted nicely for nine hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Cream-Powder Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, TALC, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Andy (393CP)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Jude (394M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jude (394M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jude (394M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jude (394M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jude (394M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Jude (394M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Jude (394M)

Jude (394M) is a light, golden taupe with warmer undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented, while the texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and dense but not overly thick. It wore well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Jude (394M)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Mod (395CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Mod (395CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Mod (395CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Mod (395CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Mod (395CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Mod (395CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Mod (395CM)

Mod (395CM) is a pale pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was lightly powdery, which resulted in more medium, somewhat buildable color payoff, but it performed best over an eyeshadow primer. There was light fallout if I wasn’t careful when initially laying down the color. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, MICA, SILICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Mod (395CM)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Vivienne (396CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vivienne (396CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vivienne (396CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vivienne (396CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vivienne (396CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vivienne (396CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow

Vivienne (396CP)

Vivienne (396CP) is a medium, rosy beige with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out well, but the texture was a cream-powder, so it needed to be used with a denser brush and/or heavier hand to pick up product evenly. Once you get the hang of picking up product, the application is a cinch–it blended out with ease and looked seamless without being dry or powdery, which can be an issue with this type of hue. The eyeshadow lasted nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Cream-Powder Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Vivienne (396CP)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Groove (397CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Groove (397CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Groove (397CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Groove (397CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Groove (397CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Groove (397CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Groove (397CM)

Groove (397CM) is a deep burgundy with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that applied evenly and blended out well. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Groove (397CM)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Opart (398CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Opart (398CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Opart (398CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Opart (398CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Opart (398CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Opart (398CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow

Opart (398CP)

Opart (398CP) is a medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had opaque color coverage paired with a denser, firmer consistency that was lightly creamy to the touch but performed more like a powder when it came to applying and blending it out–the way it sat on skin was more “melted” and seamless, which was where the “cream” part came through. You will need a denser brush or a heavier hand when working with it in order to pick up color, as it doesn’t have the softness of a regular powder eyeshadow. It lasted well for nine hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Cream-Powder Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Opart (398CP)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
1 of 3
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Psychedelic (399K) Crystal Eye Shadow

Psychedelic (399K)

Psychedelic (399K) is a light, pinky-peach with flecks of iridescent sparkle throughout that gave it a shiny, sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a more transparent base, and this shade was described as a topper specifically, so that sheerness/transparency was expected. The consistency was moderately emollient, which helped give it better-than-average hold when applied to bare skin with a dry brush. I would recommend using a fingertip or a dampened brush for maximum sparkle and the least fallout, though. This shade wore well for nine hours with light fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Crystal Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, MICA, SILICA, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Psychedelic (399K)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Go-Go (400CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Go-Go (400CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Go-Go (400CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Go-Go (400CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Go-Go (400CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Go-Go (400CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow

Go-Go (400CP)

Go-Go (400CP) is a soft, medium pink-leaning coral with a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque, buildable color payoff with a moderately dense, firmer cream-powder consistency that had no powderiness but had a dryness that one wouldn’t associate with a true cream formula. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin, blended out easily, and sat well. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Cream-Powder Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Go-Go (400CP)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Patty (401M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Patty (401M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Patty (401M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Patty (401M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Patty (401M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Patty (401M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Patty (401M)

Patty (401M) is a muted, darker copper with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was drier, thinner, and looked noticeably more textured on my skin, too. It didn’t pick up as evenly with a brush and ended up being best applied with a fingertip to avoid fallout. It lasted for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ZINC STEARATE, YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Patty (401M)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.
B
B
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Swing (402M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Swing (402M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Swing (402M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Swing (402M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Swing (402M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Swing (402M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Swing (402M)

Swing (402M) is a medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and cooler, purplish shimmer. It was listed as a metallic finish, but it looked more pearl-like in practice–much lower sheen and less intense than most of the brand’s shimmer eyeshadows, so one would need to apply it with a dampened brush to get even close to other metallic shades.

It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was blendable and easy to work with. It wore well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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, TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PTFE, ZINC STEARATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Swing (402M)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Nude Mauve (144CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Nude Mauve (144CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Nude Mauve (144CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Nude Mauve (144CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Nude Mauve (144CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Nude Mauve (144CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Nude Mauve (144CM)

Nude Mauve (144CM) is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with only a touch of powderiness in the pan. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for nine hours before fading visibly. This shade was originally in the Lila palette, and it was fairly consistent with the color, though it wasn’t quite as dark.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, SILICA, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Nude Mauve (144CM)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Rebellion (403CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rebellion (403CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rebellion (403CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rebellion (403CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rebellion (403CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Rebellion (403CP) Cream-Powder Eye Shadow

Rebellion (403CP)

Rebellion (403CP) is a deeper red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The cream-powder formula resulted in a consistency that was firmer and denser to the touch but looked more like a cream eyeshadow as it “melted” once applied and blended out. I love the way the formula looks on, but I know that it can take some learning to use the formula due to the texture, so I’d suggest using a denser, slightly firmer brush/hand to pick up product and press it into place, then diffuse.

I don’t find it hard to use at all, but it’s significantly firmer/denser than most other textures by the brand. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that stayed on well for nine hours before fading a bit, and it left behind a slight stain.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Cream-Powder Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Rebellion (403CP)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Helio (149M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Helio (149M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Helio (149M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Helio (149M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Helio (149M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Helio (149M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Helio (149M)

Helio (149M) is a light bronze with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was denser but not overly firm or too thick. It originally appeared in the Lila palette, and the color was comparable. It lasted nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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, TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Helio (149M)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
1 of 2
Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Amara (137CM)

Amara (137CM) is a darker, brownish-plum with warm, subtle red undertones and a matte finish. This shade originally appeared in the Lila palette, which has been discontinued; I found this version to be a little darker and browner, not quite as pinkish.

The consistency was not as smooth or as finely-milled as the brand’s mattes in more recent palettes, so it felt a little drier and was more semi-opaque and buildable (more comparable to the Lila version). It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

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 Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, MICA, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Amara (137CM)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

15 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Celesta Avatar

I was very tempted by this palette originally, but have controlled myself when it comes to ND’s more monochromatic palettes. It runs a bit warmer than I expected and I have plenty of warmer berries in my collection. I do look forward to seeing what she releases for the holidays though!

Nancy T Avatar

Apart from the “retro” name with 60’s shade name references IYKYK, these are certainly my type of colors as they really bring out the green in my blue-green eyes. However, there’s the kicker. I have Lila, CT Bejeweled and PML Divine Rose II, etc., so I’m not 100% convinced that I should be wanting this one as much as I do?

Sandy Avatar

You’re making me really want this one as it has a lot of cooler and subtle warm undertones (which usually look good on me). Ahhh! lol Thank you for the detailed review. Was waiting for your thoughts because it’s so hard to tell online.

Genevieve Avatar

It is a lovely rosy themed palette, perhaps not the absolute best that ND has rolled out, but it does contain a wide range of hues and finishes. It is too pink themed for me. There are lots of this shade’s palettes out in the marketplace and I guess you would have to really love this one to purchase it.

Vii Avatar

I got it!! Haven’t had a chance to play with it but I am a sucker for this color story. Plus, was a long work week so I picked it up as a you did really good. You didn’t set things on fire so heyy ahahaha.

Val Avatar

Lovely palette, that I’ve been able to dupe 75% of with my current collection. Alas, between CP’s Super Shocks and colors in different palettes, I can’t put them all into a custom palette and claim total victory without depotting, and I prefer to not depot from palettes I otherwise use. Even so, the urge to buy is strong! If there’s a more purple/lavender/greyish palette though, I am in straight up trouble!

Helene Avatar

I’m so glad this reviewed well as I, for the first time in years ordered this before reading your review. I ordered it along with the Glam palette with the $20 discount. I have been wanting the Glam as well, even though I found the names in it silly.
I have started thinking “How will this play with the Temptalia palettes?” when looking at eyeshadows, and I can see how this will play well with a lot of the shades in that lovely trio.
So, anyway this will be my first larger ND palettes and I look forward to using them.

Nikki Avatar

I have gone back and forth as to whether I want this palette. I decluttered some palettes late this summer, and realized I had gotten rid of my cooler mauvey tones. So,. I ordered SG Enduring Love palette to replace some of those. Then, this came out….and it looked good. But, now, it seems more warmer toned, and I have warm mauves and berries covered. Also, it sounds like many if the shades are more “work” than I want to do on a daily basis to get a good eyeshadow look. So, probably a pass….for now. I may hit up SG for a few mauve-toned singles instead.

Erica Avatar

It’s missing something imo to have real depth. And I already bought so many palettes that this one is an easy pass. It’s pretty. Ok quality. But nothing I have to have. Maybe I will during the VIB sale time but so far I’m skipping

Meredith Avatar

Very pretty palette with interesting textures, but this is a hard pass for me. Is anyone else confused how this translated from the Retro Mini palette (garden-themed dreamy green, taupe and pink) to the Retro midi that is mauves? I only own the mini Lila palette which seems fine to me; maybe I am just not familiar enough with the brand.

Cara Avatar

This palette has been calling me but I was waiting for your review and now I can definitely pass. The combination of warm tones and rosy colors make me look like sick and like I have pink eye. Not a good look! Thanks for saving me $65, Christine!

Erika G Avatar

This palette is gorgeous but I have she’s in parties from melt cosmetics and divine rose from pat mcgrath , I probably will skip this one. I love your swatches and reviews. 🙂

Jane Avatar

So glad I waited! Only three colors interest me, Mod, Opart and Helio. So no way will I purchase it. Your photos bring out that the palette is much more “red-rose” than I’dd like for my taste. Her photos make is more “mauve-nude”, which I would have preferred. Great for my wallet! 😉

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!