Can you tell how much I have fallen in love with the Natasha Denona products with how many reviews I am putting out for her products! This review will be on the Natasha Denona 5 Eyeshadow palette in Palette #06.
Each palette comes with 5 buttery soft eyeshadows that pair beautifully together. The breakthrough eyeshadow 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 #6:
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, which 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, that would not be possible.
The shadows in these palettes 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 do end up costing more. These shadows also comes in a huge 28-shadow palette which 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 as 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, I could broadly classify these Natasha Denona eyeshadows into 3 categories – matte, shimmery/metallic finish, and glittery.
I do own 3 of the Natasha Denona 5-pan palettes and the thing I have noticed over the whole range is that the shimmery/metallic shadows from her are the best of 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 eyeshadows in terms of outstanding pigmentation that both of these provide but the texture is very different. These Natasha Denona eyeshadows are almost like a cream eyeshadow, pressed into a pan. There is an emollient nature to them which when you dip your finger or your brush in, 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 with full intensity in one swipe.
I usually prefer using a natural hair bristle brush to pack these metallic/shimmery shadows. The mattes however are not the best (some of the mattes are downright bad, like the one in this particular palette), so if you are looking for good mattes, there is a good chance that Natasha Denona mattes will not live up to your liking, especially if it is a lighter shade. A safe bet would be to look into the Viseart matte shadows. If I combine the shimmers/glitter of Natasha Denona with my Viseart mattes, the looks that I get would be what makeup lovers dream of :P; absolute perfection every single time.
Shades in this palette:
Now, let’s go on to the breakdown of individual shades in this palette:
19M Deep teal- An absolutely gorgeous teal shade with a right mix of green and blue undertone. The pigmentation is outstanding. It goes on fully opaque. It has a strong metallic finish. My favorite shade from this palette.
58V Suede- is a satin finish milk chocolate brown. Has good pigmentation and is easy to blend, perfect as a crease color.
75S Skin – is a metallic finish copper brown with a golden sheen. Very good pigmentation and easy to layer up to full opaque coverage. Looks beautiful as an all-over lid shade for natural eye makeup looks.
21S Cream – It is a pale golden beige with a frosty/pearly sheen. This shade has to be layered to get opaque coverage, applies evenly without looking patchy. Perfect inner corner highlight or as an all-over lid shade as well.
89V Koh Tao – I was very disappointed with this shade. It a pale pastel blue. It is very dusty, applies unevenly, difficult to blend and prone to getting muddy easily. The only way I can remotely get this to work is to smudge under my lower lash over a similar color eye pencil. This shade was an utter fail for me.
Staying Power: These eyeshadows were truly impressive in their wear time, of over 8 hours on me. These look 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 a 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. As for this palette, 4 out of 5 shades were amazing. If you ever decide to look into an eye palette by this brand, look for something with mostly metallic finish eyeshadows, which you can pair with your own matte shadows as her matte shades are a hit and miss with very inconsistent quality whereas I have had very good luck with all her shimmer shades I have tried so far.
EOTD (Metallic bright green look):
Used deep teal all over the lid and blended with Suede in the crease. Used Cream as an inner corner highlight. Smudged the shade Koh tao on the lower lash line over urban decay eyeliner in the shade Gonzo.
EOTD( Light gold –blue purple look):
Used Cream all over the lid with Skin in the outer 1/3rd. Blended Koh tao in the crease (notice how muddy and mixed with the other shade it turned a completely different purple hue).
Pros of Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 – Palette #6:
- Super-duper pigmented.
- 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 #6:
- Cheap feeling packaging.
- The matte shade in this palette is an utter disappointment.
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