Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/21

Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (Original) | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (Original) | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (Original) Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (Original) Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (2018) | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (2018) | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette (2018) | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Look Details
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Sunset (2018)

Natasha Denona Sunset (2018) 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 1.20 oz.) returned recently with some hullabaloo because the formula has been changed. Just a glance through the ingredient lists between shades from the original release and the permanent, going-forward release shows significant differences (both in exclusions and inclusions as well as order). I compared the two palettes by applying shades from each respective release on an eye, so that I could understand any differences in application as well as color.
Overall, the application wasn’t very different between the two palettes, but I did find some key color differences that change how the color scheme comes together due to the changes in a few shades (Panjin, Horizon, Terra, Mandarine).

The current version of the palette, particularly the mattes, seem to be richer, slightly deeper or even more pigmented, while the shimmers seemed to be slightly finer and not as thick/cream-like in texture but looked similar applied. The other aspect that was improved was the wear–I do find that Natasha Denona’s current shimmer formula holds up better on my lids than the more oily/creamier version of the brand’s shimmers–and I did notice that the mattes seemed to stay true-to-color a little longer as well. The previous matte formula may seem more user-friendly and a little easier to work with, especially deeper hues, as the updated formula’s pigmentation seemed to stretch further.

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01/02

Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Atmosphere (120M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Atmosphere (120M)

Atmosphere (120M) is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, slightly dense consistency that was still soft enough that it yielded product onto my brush with ease. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out nicely along the edges without losing its shine and intensity. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly. It was slightly brighter/more shimmery (more reflective) compared to the original release.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide;. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470).

01/02

Natasha Denona Sinai (121CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sinai (121CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sinai (121CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sinai (121CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sinai (121CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sinai (121CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Sinai (121CM) (2018)

Sinai (121CM) (2018) is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage paired with a smooth, velvety texture that was dense enough to have good adhesion to bare skin but was still very blendable on my skin. It was darker, more reddish than orange-based and was more matte compared to the original release. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

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01/02

Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Ice Gold (122K) Crystal Eye Shadow

Ice Gold (122K)

Ice Gold (122K) is a pale, white gold with warm, yellowish undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. It was noticeably less powdery/dusty with less of a chalky, white base compared to the original release, and it seemed to have more shimmer, though the original release had a shinier finish. The eyeshadow lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide;. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470).

01/03

Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Mandarine (123DC)

Mandarine (123DC) is a bright, tangerine orange with warm, golden shimmer and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was soft and yielding without being too soft in the pan. It applied evenly to bare skin, blended out with ease, and wore well for eight and a half hours on me. The original release was deeper (more orange) as it seemed to be less golden/shimmery.

Ingredients

Mica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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01/02

Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) Crystal Eye Shadow

Bronzage (124K)

Bronzage (124K) is a medium copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too thick or too stiff in the pan. It yielded rich color coverage in a single layer that applied evenly to bare skin. It seemed slightly brighter and more metallic compared to the original release but was very comparable. This shade stayed on well for nine hours on me before creasing faintly.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).

01/02

Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Vulcano (125CM)

Vulcano (125CM) is a deep, plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had an incredibly soft, velvety consistency that wasn’t too softly nor too firmly pressed in the pan, which made it blendable without being powdery or prone to fallout. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer and adhered evenly to bare skin. It lasted for just over eight and a half hours on me before starting to fade noticeably. The current release was very similar in color and feel to the original.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Mica. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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01/02

Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Aubade (126K) Crystal Eye Shadow

Aubade (126K)

Aubade (126K) is a light-medium, golden copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color coverage paired with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was denser but not too thick or too stiff in the pan that it was hard to work with. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly. There was slightly finer sparkle in this shade compared to the original release but was very similar in color and finish overall.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Tin Oxide, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400).

01/02

Natasha Denona Horizon (127CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Horizon (127CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Horizon (127CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Horizon (127CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Horizon (127CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Horizon (127CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Horizon (127CM)

Horizon (127CM) is a burnt orange with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was fantastic with opaque coverage in a single layer that adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The color stayed intense even when the edges were blended, but it was so pigmented that I would recommend using a lighter hand with it to avoid over-application. This shade was darker and noticeably less orange compared to the original release, which I did feel affected the way it looked overall. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Mica. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

01/02

Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) Crystal Eye Shadow

Sundazed (128K)

Sundazed (128K) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was more loosely pressed, which resulted in some fallout when applied to my lid initially. When I pressed and patted the shade on, I had less fallout (minimal but still a bit). It was lighter and brighter than the original release with more shimmer and a touch less sparkle but was also more pigmented as there seemed to be more of a base pigment coming through. The eyeshadow lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing but had slight fallout over that time period.

Ingredients

Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400).

01/02

Natasha Denona Terra (129CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terra (129CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terra (129CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terra (129CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terra (129CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Terra (129CM) (2018) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Terra (129CM) (2018)

Terra (129CM) (2018) is a medium-dark brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin with good adhesion. The consistency was soft, velvety, and blendable without being powdery. It was lighter and warmer, less red-based, and also more matte than the original release. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

01/02

Natasha Denona Bermuda (130CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bermuda (130CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bermuda (130CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bermuda (130CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bermuda (130CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bermuda (130CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Bermuda (130CM)

Bermuda (130CM) is a bright coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was fantastic, while the texture was soft, smooth, and velvety without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow blended out easily (but did not lose its coverage too readily) and stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Mica. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

01/03

Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Morgana (131DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Morgana (131DC)

Morgana (131DC) is a deep coral with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the consistency was smooth, dense but not thick, and blendable without any fallout. It wore well for nine hours on me before creasing faintly. The original release was very similar in color but had a creamier, thicker consistency.

Ingredients

Mica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

01/02

Natasha Denona Panjin (132CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Panjin (132CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Panjin (132CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Panjin (132CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Panjin (132CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Panjin (132CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Panjin (132CM)

Panjin (132CM) is a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The consistency was velvety and finely-milled without any dryness or graininess, which was more present in the original release. The biggest difference, though, was that this was much deeper and darkened noticeably on my skin compared to the other shade, which appeared brighter and a bit more true-red on my lid, so the effect of it in practice was remarkable. This shade lasted nicely for nine hours on me before fading a touch.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

01/02

Natasha Denona Igneous (133CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Igneous (133CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Igneous (133CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Igneous (133CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Igneous (133CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Igneous (133CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Igneous (133CM)

Igneous (133CM) is a deep brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The consistency was soft, smooth, and velvety without being dry or dusty. It was more finely-milled and slightly more pigmented than the previous release but was close overall. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading a touch.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Silica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470).

01/02

Natasha Denona Sol (134CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sol (134CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sol (134CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sol (134CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sol (134CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Sol (134CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Sol (134CM)

Sol (134CM) is a bright, medium yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin. It had a velvety, smooth texture that wasn’t too softly nor too firmly pressed in the pan, so it didn’t have a lot of powderiness but still blended out nicely. It was a touch brighter than the original release but seemed more pigmented. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Mica. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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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 feel like this trend has come and gone, so I don’t understand bringing it back, but I’m sure people will still buy it. I’m content with my Colourpop dupe; however, if this version had been released first I probably would have kept it. I returned the original version because the mattes weren’t that vibrant on my skin tone.

Thank you so much for doing this comparison! I too noticed the huge ingredient changes and was somewhat taken aback when I saw talc back on the ingredient listing as I remember this being a huge selling feature when the star palette came out a few years back…I think it’s great to always strive for improvement, but I struggle understanding why you would completely overhaul one of your best selling products?

Out of curiosity, if you had to choose between the new or the old version, which one would you go for?

I’d say this one, mostly because it wears longer for me and I think there’s a little more differentiation between the shades overall. I will say that Panjin’s change was substantial that if you wanted a brighter, more vibrant “sunset” look, then it’s not quite the same in the new palette – Panjin ends up a little more berry-esque and as a result, just a more common shade.

My guess is more to be in line with the current offerings they have – e.g. to have consistency between the eyeshadows they release going forward, purchase the same ingredients, etc.

The shades are so similar to one another. Maybe it is just my screen, but it seems like more variety is needed to justify the price tag on this palette. Then again, I don’t know what I’d do with one orange, much less four.

There is something a bit strange about a brand that keeps reformulating their original palettes. If they had done the job properly in the first place it would not have been necessary. Bad luck to all those who bought the original.
There are a few shades (of the bronze variety) that are quite close to one another and all are eminently dupable. Mandarin seems to be the most original shade there.

Alternatively, they are improving it – I don’t think there’s anything wrong with reformulating as long as it is in the right direction. It is not as if the original was bad!

I don’t mind a reformulation but I’m honestly sad because i own the original. I can’t justify buying the new version so it’s kind of unfair for them to improve it so much. I wish they offered some sort of trade in discount lol.

Do you have issues with yours? Are you unhappy with what you have? We’re still talking incremental differences in terms of quality – it’s not like the original was an F and this is an A! And if you use primer for longevity, then that solves for the biggest difference in quality, IMO!

Hi Christine!

I wouldn’t say unhappy, but some of the changes you noted sounded like they are more inline with my preferences. ie. Smoother less cream like shimmers, and I do wish I had the newer version of Panjin since I do prefer my reds a tiny bit darker.

Yeah, I get that they want to improve their product for the customers, but at the same time, it doesn’t really help the people who bought the original palette. And it’s not like they’re even re-formulating a particularly old palette or anything.

ND seems to tweak her formulas over time (there seem to be a fair difference between what she originally launched vs. now), though I wonder how that will work in the long-run – kind of a double-edged sword.

Good to see that the quality is so solid, and that any notable difference in some specific shades only made them look better. If I were to ever use up my little ColourPop dupe, I’m happy to see that this is a possibe option if I still feel like rocking a colorful sunset eye!

i have no interest in this palette (not a huge fan of orangey colors) but just wanted to say how much i appreciate all the extra work you do to give us a detailed comparison of the difference in formula!

My pleasure, Joy! At first, I thought it was going to be mostly a color-to-color comparison but the ingredient lists read so differently that it became apparent that I needed to do formula, too!

While neither the original nor the updated palettes interest me (and even if they did, ND is hilariously outside my budget), I nevertheless appreciate your through comparison of the two!

In many ways, this is the quintessential offering for this color scheme, and kudos to ND for seeking to improve it. It seems a good addition to the permanent line up. These red-oranges have exploded and held on since MR. As an oldbie, can’t help but feeling that fiery shades are beginning to look dated. So 2Kteen. Not nec a bad thing, but highly dupable, etc. Does give me hope for the matte Safari palette.

I have the original palette and enjoy it. Since I respect your opinion, I’d love to know if you think that the changes in the second palette warrant a purchase IF you already own the first.

Personally, I’m not sure why someone would purchase a second one if they haven’t finished the first? There is a lot of overlap between the colors so it’s pretty redundant! Nothing to do with quality – just because something is good quality doesn’t mean you need to have two of the same thing!

I really want to buy this palette because I love the color scheme, but I can’t justify the price. I can create two versions of this palette with the shades I currently own, including yellow.

At least they changed the palette for the better.

You’re right and there is no need to have a backup of this, as nice as it is. I was only wondering if the difference between the two palettes was significant, but as you pointed out there is overlap. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts!

Christine, can you tell me what./where the differences are in the ingredient list? I just bought a palette from Sephora and I’m wondering if I got the old or new formula. My yellow does not seem as vibrant as the one you swatched from the 2018 palette. I’d like to know what the differences are so I can quickly scan my box and see if I have the old or new version.

Hi Christine,

Sorry to comment rather belatedly on an old post, but I just picked up the new Sunset Palette at Sephora and noticed that mine (like yours, based on your photos) has these bizarre grease/oil stains around the shades Morgana and Mandarine.

I’m not sure what this might be caused from (perhaps the new shadow formulation for these two shades has more oil content?), but I’m debating if this palette should be returned due to that factor. I noticed that photos of the OG Sunset Palette did not have those grease/oil stains, so this is unique to the re-released palettes.

Curious to hear if the grease/oil stains on your new Sunset Palette have changed over time–have they stayed the same? Gotten bigger? Smaller?

Did you ever reach out to Natasha Denona about this? Have you heard anyone else mention this issue with the new Sunset Palette?

Thanks for your help, and keep up all of the amazing work you do here! I love coming to your blog for your helpful reviews!

Sorry, Harriet, I did not reach out as it was not something I considered an issue that needed to be looked into? I guess. Like I just assumed it was based on the creaminess of the formula and just didn’t register as a concern for me. It looks like there’s still some residual oiliness surrounding those two shades.

The ingredient lists are pretty different between the two palettes, so since it’s likely ingredient-related, it would make sense that it didn’t occur in the original.

Thanks so much for your response, Christine! I’m thinking this is a result of the new formula, too. And honestly, given how beautiful these colors look and how well-reviewed they are by you, I think more-than-likely this palette is honestly still a keeper for me! Thanks again for all of your amazing work!

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