Natasha Denona Scarab is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark duochrome with a metallic finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.08 oz.
Natasha Denona Scarab Chromium Liquid Eyeshadow ($28.00 for 0.08 oz.) had a sheerer, blackened base that shifted from bright, chartreuse gold to lime to green to deeper, emerald green paired with a metallic finish. The shift was noticeable without craning my neck, though the deeper, darker green shift was only present in low light conditions.
The liquid eyeshadow yielded opaque color payoff in one layer, whether applied with the doe-foot applicator or a separate, flat synthetic brush. I found that the formula was pigmented enough that it was too easy to over-apply when working with the included applicator, so a brush gave me better precision, smoother results, and used less product (which also ensured it took less time to dry and was a thinner layer of actual product).
The consistency was lightweight, watery and wet in feel, but spreadable and kept its opacity when applied. It dried down quickly but I had enough to apply, place, spread, and diffuse the edge without feeling like I had to work at warp speed. There was a slight stingy sensation for me as it dried down, though, which went away once it was dry.
It stayed on well for the most part; I didn't experience creasing, flaking, or fading after a nine-hour period, but there was a slight "crack" that came through at the five-hour mark in my crease. It seemed more like cracking, which the brand included on their list of claims (of things it doesn't do!), than creasing, as the product remained totally set in place, so it was where the product had separated along but not gathered in the deeper line in my crease.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Five show-stopping, eye-safe liquid eyeshadows featuring intense triochrome pigments. Each providing a water-rich, jelly texture with a fresh hydrating feel, while leaving an unparalleled multi-chrome finish. The multi-dimensional color experience is given by the innovative silica-based pearlescent pigments with color travel properties, i.e. color-changing at different angles due to the light reflection. Every pearl has three shifts, one main and two additional, that flows seamlessly into one another. It creates the illusion of a professional multi-layered eye makeup with amazing high chrome effect, and a special moisturizing structure. The Chromium Liquid Eyeshadows stay flawless and comfortable on the lids all day long.
Isododecane, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyisoprene, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Aqua (Water ), Talc, Bht, Ci 77891 ( Titanium Dioxide ), Ci 77491 ( Iron Oxides ), Ci 77400 ( Bronze Powder ).
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