Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($61 CAD) contains 5 colours in the purple / taupe family. These shadows are nice because they are highly pigmented, the shades are unique in this palette (hard to dupe) and last a long time without a primer (my arm was lightly stained after using makeup removers and soap for a few days). Despite being so pigmented, the shadows still  blend very well. However, for the price tag you can find shadows that blend well enough to  give you a similar effect on the eye. Individually, these shadows are $5 / pan, which is reasonable however together the price tag becomes quite hefty.

I wouldn’t buy another palette unless the colours really spoke to me, but I don’t regret this one that I did buy. I still prefer my viseart eyeshadows more than the natasha ones because I find those truly blend effortlessly whereas these shadows, although blendable require a bit more work vs. Viseart (I’d say blending wise they come in second to Viseart). Also, the shades in this palette would not give me a complete look as they’re quite dark (I need my matte ivory to highlight the brow bone and a mid tone matte brown for the crease). The shadows in her other palettes are not something i’d get a lot of use out of so I have no problems passing. Net, this is not beauty swatched approved, although being nice shadows you can find similar effects for cheaper elsewhere. If you really want to splurge on shadows I’d say find the colours that speak the most to you. For me, that would be within the Viseart range.

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natasha denona eyeshadow swatch


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  1. June 27, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    I have palette 4 ( I think) it’s absolutely my favorite! The eye shadows are so creamy and pigmented 💜

    • beauty.swatched
      July 2, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      🙂 they are beautiful formulas! It’s truly a pleasure to use.

  2. June 21, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Natasha Denona bugs me. Only because it’s ridiculously expensive- I’m okay with higher priced brands like Tarte (they have special, good for you ingredients. That’s a good reason to be expensive). There’s Too Faced (the packaging is so cute and ornate- another good reason to be expensive) But with Natasha Denona. . . the packaging isn’t that amazing, and a lot of people say that they have more consistently formulated palettes. I mean, if the shadow is 135 whopping USD it should have perfect quality, and the palette should be lined with pure silver or something XD.

    The mini one you got is gorgeous though, in and of itself! I’ve always really liked deep purples paired with white gold. I say again, I might try one of the mini ND palettes on a good Black Friday sale 🙂

    (P.S. You should get some matte and some creme Lux Lipsticks and do a test between the formulas on swatching, wear time, etc. That would be cool. )

    • beauty.swatched
      July 2, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion! I totally get your point – it’s hard to look at her products and understand where the price tag comes from. Although beautiful shades, there’s probably something you can find at a more affordable price tag that works perfectly. I think it’s peoples curiosity that there has to be something better out there, that results in the hype and people buying the really expensive palettes. Shopping my stash has made me fall in love with a lot of my more affordable shadows that I use more than my luxury alternatives.

  3. June 21, 2018 / 8:43 am

    What a unique palette! The gold and mulberry colors look amazing!

    • beauty.swatched
      July 2, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you for commenting! Totally agree – the colours are beautifully unique 🙂 great point!

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