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.
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.