Natasha Denona Safari 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 1.20 oz.) is a new, limited edition all-matte eyeshadow palette with a mix of neutrals and earthy pops of color (like blue and green). The performance of the eyeshadows was quite good, particularly for mattes and without requiring the use of primer to get even/opaque coverage. I found that most shades applied better in practice than they swatched (and part of that is likely due to my forearm being much drier than my eyelids). I can see this palette pairing well numerous shimmer-dominated palettes we've seen over the years, including the brand's own 28-shade palettes.
Also: It would be great if brands spent a little more time ensuring that their product names were respectful to any themes or places that they are inspired by. A palette inspired by a safari could have easily stayed within a flora/fauna realm of names instead of extending into using the names of ethnic groups (Amhara and Maasai) that are used without context (just seems like exoticizing the theme).
This Palette features 15 brand new gorgeous eyeshadow shade. This palette includes all classic ND eyeshadow textures in her signature Chroma Crystal, Creamy Matte, Metallic, and new innovative Duo Chrome shades.