Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette & Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette for March 2018

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette & Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Tropic Palette & Sunset Mini Palette

The Details

Two new palettes will be available from Natasha Denona shortly!


Tropic Eyeshadow Palette, $129.00 (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition palette features 15 shades of Natasha’s new, long-lasting cream-powder formulas, combined with her classic, signature formula. With a range of matte and metallic finishes in complementary tropical pop colors and pastels, you’ll be inspired to create endless looks, as far as your imagination leads you—from soft and natural to colorful, vibrant, and bold. The top and center rows are pastel and nude shades that can be applied on the eye lids and the crease, while the bottom row is full of colorful, tropical, and exotic shades for the upper and lower lash line.

  • Peach Puff
  • Sangria
  • Fake Tan
  • Coco
  • Sahara
  • Pastel Melon
  • Nudist
  • Vintage Taupe
  • Gusti
  • Limoncello
  • Mint Frost
  • Exotic
  • Laguna
  • Tiger Lily
  • Zena

Sunset Mini Eyeshadow Palette, $25.00 (Sephora Exclusive, Permanent)

This palette gives you the range to create a whole eye look with two shimmering metallics, two versatile mattes, and one sparkling foiled shade. Its compact size makes it perfect for travel. The warm, glowing collection of light to dark shades makes it an absolute must-have for every sunset lover.

  • Guava Dirty peach matte
  • Apollo Bright brick metallic
  • Dirty Mars Dirty terra cotta matte
  • Sun Beam Rich bronze metallic
  • Halo Warm champagne metallic

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The bottom row of the larger palette grabbed me and I planned on getting this- until I looked up and saw colors that are in EVERY SINGLE eyeshadow palette these days. Warm neutrals, wahoooo.

I love warn neutrals because the are flattering on my complexion. But honestly, how many identical palettes do companies think we need? I am saturated. In my lifetime I would already not use up the palettes I have in this range. The other day I broke out my original Naked palette. It was so refreshing to use neutral neutrals….if you know what I mean. THAT seemed like a new and fresh look to me. =)

The bothersome part is that ND is still charging the same exact price for far less product in the Tropic Palette. Yet, she has the mini for a price point that reflects a discount for less product than her other 5-pan palettes? Just weird!

What Nancy T said. If it’s less product than her other $129 palettes, then the price point should reflect that. It looks like she made sure the price point reflected the change in the amount of product in the 5-pan palette, but not the full sized palette. That’s shady IMO.

Natasha Denona stated via Instagram that the volume (pan size) is the same but that the ingredient used in the formula were different and lighter – I haven’t tried it, so I really don’t know if they’re better or worse, but MAC eyeshadows are typically 0.05 oz. but their Veluxe Pearl finish eyeshadows are 0.04 oz., even though the pan size is the same.

I loved this Tropic Palette at first sight… until I found out that it has far less product in it than ND’s other 15 pan palettes, but still $129. That kind of squelched my lemming for it. I think. That bottom row, plus Limoncello, Gusti, Nudist and Sangria look so very promising, though!

What??? OK, even if it receives an above B rating by Christine, that will likely stop me from purchasing it. Thanks sooo much for your comment Nancy.

This makes me want to bang my head on the wall. Where’s the gold, purples, and blues in the “sunset” palette? And how can they call something vibrant, colorful, and bold when over half of it is the same old neutrals that we’ve seen a thousand times? I don’t think Natasha Denona’s tropical is the same as my version of tropical.

That mini will be my first purchase from the brand. Was planning on getting some of her shadows as a b day present. Since I never use a shadow up, the size is perfect.

I’m going to buy both the mini and the Tropic palette. I think the color scheme is beautiful and even though I have similar shades from the matte section of the Tropic palette I really like her mattes they blend like a dream so I’m excited to compare the the quality to shadows with the same tones in other brands. There are a few things I will buy with out hearing reviews and this is it. I did the same with all the Natasha Denona palettes I have and I am extremely pleased with the Star,Sunset, and Lila palette.

I think the Tropical palette could have been cut by half by excluding the warm neutral shades that are in abundance everywhere else. Or the brand could have included a wider variety of tropical shades….

After watching Natasha’s instagram live and hearing her explanation on how to use the tropic palette. I will be purchasing. I plan on purchasing both the tropic and mini palette and a couple of the new pat McGrath small palettes and that’s it for the year 😩

Me upon seeing the first photo: “Oh. Oh wow. That’s beautiful. I could make that work. I love the amount of neutrals I could use on the daily, but I live for pops of blue and green. Wow. I’ve never purchased a Natasha Denona palette before, but THIS! This could be the one! Wow!”

Me scrolling down to see the price: lolz. Yeah right.

The eye shadows are less weight. Her other 15 pan palettes are 2.5 grams, these are 1.5 grams. I don’t buy her story on Instagram about the raw products being “lighter because they are so high tech, and are just lighter”. It’s clearly less product. I had two of the five pans in my basket at Sephora, and I saw the tester, and two of the pans fell out. I put them back. These are gorgeous, but I am going to stick with my less expensive favorites. It’s just too expensive.

I love Natasha Denona products, I have the Star Palette, the 28 purple/blue palette, and the Darya Diamond & Blush, and they’re all great! The colors in the Tropic palette just don’t really speak to me except for that lemoncello shade! It’s gorgeous and if anyone has any dupes for it, I would be so grateful!

Oh, the colour speaks to me, I love neutral and mix with a bit pop of colour, but I don’t know if I will get this or not, because of the lighter weight theory.

Well, I pulled the trigger on the mini palette. I do have a few of the 5-shadow palettes and will never finish them so this seems perfect for me. Like many others I wish I could just buy the bottom row from the Tropical Palette. I’m intrigued, but haven’t been able to get beyond the price tag of the big palettes. I felt like $80 for Viseart was about my limit, but if available I might try to pick it up during the winter Rouge sale at Sephora.
On the the significant size difference in the new Tropical Palette, I can’t speak to this precise palette but the explanation sounds quite plausible. I own a nail polish company and make polish for a living, which means I spend a lot of time working with pigments that are exactly or very close in composition to those used for eyeshadows. There are many pigments and flakes I use that are obscenely expensive per ounce because of special coatings or shifting qualities. They are very light (and really a pain to work with as they fly into the air as you move an open container holding them,) and also, as Natasha Denona mentioned, many of these are newer and lighter materials. And these super light pigments, especially a lot of the newer duochrome, shifting or other specialty pigment sometimes are two or three times the size of other, more standard pigments when you see them isolated in a container. Plus remember that they are often much, much more expensive. So yes, it’s totally possible these shadows are the exact same size, not only that, I’m willing to bet the cost on their end is still higher than some of the previous palettes. Again, I can’t speak to this particular palette, but I am very familiar with pigments and mica and there have really been some amazing specialty pigments released in the last few years that are both lighter and costlier.
It’s kind of like the age old question: Which weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of lead?

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