I’ll admit I wasn’t completely sold about this palette when it first launched. The biggest issue being the price and the second being my lack of knowledge in the brand itself. I had heard of Natasha Denona when Beautylish began carrying them and the hype was all about their highlighters. So, it wasn’t until the hype of her eyeshadows and the re-launch of this palette that really got me interested in reading more and more reviews about the products.
Natasha Denona highlighters and eyeshadows, in my opinion are the most popular products out of the other items the brand sells. When it was announced that this limited edition palette was becoming a permanent product being sold at Sephora, I immediately signed up to be notified when the palette was available. Unfortunately, the email notifications only get sent to me half of the time. It’s really down to constant checking up on the product to see when it’s actually available.
Fast forward to the Sephora 20% off sale for VIB Rouge that I was finally able to get my hands on it. I had originally planned on picking it up the day the sale started but it had sold out a few days prior and didn’t restock until near the end of the event. Luckily, I was able to catch it in time to pick up without an email notification.
Having come across some palettes that look big in photos and end up being a lot smaller in person, I was happy to see that this palette is a decent size and each pan of eyeshadow is fairly large. The palette consists of 15 eyeshadows and a mirror. The palette has a magnetic closure and also includes a dust cover flap on the inside with the names of all the shadows and is perforated, allowing you to rip it out if you end up not wanting to use it. For $162 CAD/$129 USD that’s about $10.80/$8.60 an eyeshadow.
Upon swatching, I didn’t find any of the shades to be patchy or have any difficulty with swatching. All the shades were smooth and while many looked similar, they were all different. Pretty much same, same but different.
I know for sure that there are two shades I wouldn’t use as often (Panjin & Sol) but I think they’d be shades to play around with for Halloween or special events. Even on their own, the shades would be super easy to work with and play around with.
This is definitely an investment piece. For its size, and the amount of shades that it comes with, I think it’s pretty worth it as I can see myself using it for a very long time and about as often as I reach for my ABH Modern Renaissance palette. It’s thinner than the Modern Renaissance palette making it a little easier to slide into tight spots.
Have you tried out Natasha Denona products? What are your thoughts?