Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Zendo

Natasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow PaletteNatasha Denona Zendo Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, permanent mini five-pan palette that features three shimmery eyeshadows and two mattes. Four of the five shades were really lovely; pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, but one shade–Dazz–was oddly firm/stiff in the pan, almost thin and compacted into the pan, but seemed to soften after several layers were used (or in my case, I removed a few, too). That definitely isn’t the norm with the brand’s eyeshadow formula! It isn’t “back to normal” after that, but it was decent from there on.

Zendo

PPermanent. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total
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Natasha Denona Stark (335M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stark (335M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stark (335M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stark (335M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stark (335M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stark (335M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Stark (335M)

Stark (335M) is a deep plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture was lightly creamy, dense but not thick or difficult to pick up with a dry brush. It lasted nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.

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, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) , Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide) , Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides) , Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake) , Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

Stark (335M)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Natasha Denona Bare (336CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bare (336CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bare (336CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bare (336CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bare (336CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Bare (336CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Bare (336CM)

Bare (336CM) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that could be built up to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was more velvety and substantial but had a touch of powderiness in the pan, so I would use a lighter hand with it to minimize excess kicked up in the pan. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly on me.

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

Formula Overview

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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

Bare: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica , Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides) , Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides) , Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines) , Ci 75470 (Carmine).

Bare (336CM)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Natasha Denona Stripped (337M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stripped (337M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stripped (337M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stripped (337M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stripped (337M) Metallic Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Stripped (337M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Stripped (337M)

Stripped (337M) is a darker, pewter gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The eyeshadow had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of opaque coverage in a single pass. The eyeshadow had an almost greenish tint in the pan at times, though it didn’t have a shift in practice–it was just like a “dirty” taupe and when I cross-referenced it, the shade fit in with pewters the best (which makes sense). This shade stayed on well for nine hours before fading a bit.

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, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide) , Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide) , Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides) , Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder) , Ci 77007 (Ultramarines) ,(Ci 42090) Blue 1 Lake, Ci 75470 (Carmine) , Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake) , Ci 77400 (Bronze Powder) , Ci 77400 (Copper Powder).

Stripped (337M)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow
Natasha Denona Dazz (339DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Dazz (339DC)

Dazz (338DC) is a light-medium coral with strong, warm golden shimmer throughout and a slightly pinker base. It was lighter and warmer than a lot of corals in this vein (ones with a lot of gold shimmer). The texture was firmer and stiffer, though, and I felt like I had to work through the first few layers to get something softer and more yielding. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered fairly evenly after I removed some of the pan’s surface. It lasted 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 Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) ,Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide) , Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides) , Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines) , Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet) , Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine).

Dazz (339DC)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.
B+
B+
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Natasha Denona Uncovered (338CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Uncovered (338CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Uncovered (338CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Uncovered (338CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Uncovered (338CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Uncovered (338CM) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Uncovered (338CM)

Uncovered (339CM) is a muted, medium copper with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin as it went on evenly, diffused nicely along the edges, but it retained its color and coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety without being powdery. It wore beautifully for nine hours before fading slightly.

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, Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Iron Oxides Ci 77492, Iron Oxides Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470.

Uncovered (338CM)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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This might sound ridiculous, but this keeps reminding me of Pat McGrath’s Divine Rose (the launch that made me swear off the brand forever). Or maybe it’s what I wanted the palette to be? With a touch of Anastasia’s Modern Renaissance?

I’m tempted, but I’m also barely wearing any makeup nowadays (Zoom teaching!). Plus isn’t there a possibility of a larger palette? I shall sit on my hands and resist, because it’s gorgeous!

She actually did TM a full-sized Zendo Palette. However, I also saw where she has a habit of cancelling some her TM’s, too. I’m definitely hoping for a midsized Zendo Palette in the near future too, Wednesday!

That you were able to get a cohesive look out of this peculiar shade selection, especially getting Dazz and Stripped to somehow meld together, totally sells me on this odd little Mini! Up till now, I couldn’t imagine those two shades working so well in one look. Now I know that they can!

I wasn’t going to buy this, but you look is so lovely that I probably will! Btw, you eyebrows are always on point, what products do you use on them?

I love the Stark and Stripped shades – they are beautiful, but the rest I wouldn’t use. It is still a lovely mini palette and I think the shades work well together.

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!