Today, I will be introducing a new brand on IMBB 🙂 This brand has been gaining popularity and has been getting a lot of hype from youtube beauty gurus and beauty bloggers alike, some even claiming that eyeshadows from this brand are the best on planet earth. With such tall claims, I was very skeptical initially, but was eventually caught up in it, and had to get it! This review will be on the Natasha Denona 5 Eyeshadow palette in Palette #10.
Each palette comes with 5 buttery soft eyeshadows that pair beautifully together. The breakthrough eye shadow formula glides smoothly across lids, delivering vivid color payoff with a silky-soft feel. Create any look you desire.
My Experience with Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 – Palette #10:
Packaging: The packaging is quite underwhelming and feels cheap. The eyeshadows come in this simple see-through palette with 5 shades. There is a slot to keep a brush, but a brush is not provided, and that I find strange! You cannot take out individual pans from the palette, just to let you know that if you are thinking of customizing your own set and putting them in a Z palette, it won’t happen.
The shadows in this palette are pre-customized (there are about 13 variants of this 5-pan palette as of now), but you can also buy these shadows as individual singles, which would cost more. These shadows are also part of a huge 28-shadow palette that costs a whopping $239, which may seem too much, but if you are truly in love with the Natasha Denona eyeshadows, and have made up your mind to own every single one of them, the 28-pan actually brings down the price per shadow compared to the singles or even the 5-pan palette. At the end of the day, with so many options, the choice is yours.
I decided to opt for the 5-pan palette as I wanted something travel friendly and also wanted to see how the pre-customized colors work on their own to create versatile looks.
Texture: To simplify this, I could broadly classify these Natasha Denona eyeshadows into 3 categories – Mattes, Shimmery /Metallic and straight up glittery.
I do own 3 of the Natasha Denona 5-pan palettes and the thing that I have noticed over the whole range is that the shimmery/metallic shadows from her are the best eyeshadows I have ever used, hands down. They even beat my Viseart Shimmery shadows to the curb. The closest I can compare them to are the Kat Von D Metal Crush shadows in terms of outstanding pigmentation that both of these shadows provide, but the texture is very different. These Natasha Denona eyeshadows are almost like a cream, pressed into a pan. There is an emollient nature to them, which you would notice as you dip you finger or your brush into it and you would notice that these do not kick up any powder. They adhere and transfer from your applicator, be it a finger or a brush to your eyelid just like a cream shadow would, with full intensity, in one swipe.
I have used a natural hair bristle brush (my Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush) to pack these metallic/shimmery shadows all over the lid, and had absolutely no problem doing so.
The glittery shadows are the next best after the shimmery metallic finish shadows, some do have chunky glitter, which makes them appropriate for party wear. They are vibrant, adhere well to the skin, and give a good wear time without transferring all over the face.
The mattes however are not the best, but they are still of a great quality, befitting the level of a high-end brand shadows. If I hadn’t used Viseart matte shadows before, I would have been very impressed with the Natasha denona mattes as well. The Natasha Denona matte eyeshadows have great pigmentation, aren’t too dusty or chalky, are easy to blend out, but they do need to be built up in intensity in layers. It takes a little bit of effort to get these to have a smooth, seamless, and blended look whereas with my Viseart mattes, the blending is effortless without compromising on intensity of pigmentation.
If I combine the shimmers/glitter of Natasha Denona shadows with Viseart mattes, the looks I would get would be what makeup lover’s dream of – absolute perfection, every single time.
Now, let’s go on to the breakdown of individual shades in this palette:
- 75P Satin Skin – it’s a light bronzy brown with a metallic finish. The color is light and bright enough for me to even use this as an inner corner highlight. It has great pigmentation and color payoff and could be built up to full opacity. Ideal to use even an all over the lid color.
- 49M Vintage – it’s a very metallic finish plum purple with a warm taupe-y undertone. It also has a subtle duochrome look to it when applied on the lid. This shade had the most outstanding pigmentation out of all the colors in this palette.
- 24V Aubergine – it’s a matte deep purple plum. It has good pigmentation, easy to blend, perfect to deepen up the crease or outer V.
- 20M True Gold – one of the most gorgeous eyeshadow shade I have used. It is a pale gold/champagne with a lime green undertone and has a glittery finish, but is not overwhelming and I have absolutely no problem even sporting this during day time. The shade and glitter adhere well to the lid even without primer. There is very little fall out which you can avoid if you are careful and really press your brush to the lid. Your eyes just sparkle when you use this shade and this shade drew a lot of compliments when I wore it.
- 82V Nina’s Orchid – it’s a gorgeous bright orchid shade. It has a bit of a neon quality to it, but is very wearable. It has great pigmentation which could be built up in intensity in layers. It is easy to blend out.
Staying Power: These eyeshadows are truly impressive in their wear time, of over 8 hours on me. They looked like cream shadows on the eyes, but wore like powder with absolutely no creasing which is associated with cream shadows. I did wear them over primer, but I do think they would perform just as great without one too.
Overall, I absolutely think these Natasha Denona eyeshadows are worth the hype. The pigmentation, the vast range of shades, ease of use, and the ability to create countless eye looks which turn out perfect every time, make these worth every penny.
I am very much impressed with this particular palette #10, with its assortment of shades which I find unique yet complementing to each other. I highly recommend this palette to everyone.
EOTD (Purple look):
Used Satin Skin the inner corner, Vintage all over the lid, Aubergine in the outer V. Ninas orchid in the crease with a matte brow bone shade pulled from the Lorac Pro Palette.
EOTD ( Green-brown look):
I have used True Gold all over the lid with the shade “Terracotta” pulled from another Natasha Denona palette #11.
Pros of Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 – Palette #10:
- Super-duper pigmented shadows.
- Easy to use.
- Very high quality.
- Best shimmery/metallic shadows I have used till date.
- Emollient texture, feels very creamy.
- Long wearing, no creasing.
Cons of Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 – Palette #10:
- Cheap feeling packaging.
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