Recently, the Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette blew the minds of the entire beauty world all over the globe. They are said to be not only super pricey but also magical in blending.
I’m not a makeup junkie anymore and currently don’t hanker after filling in my makeup collection, but still, I was longing to try this brand out. However, it was still very difficult to overcome my mental stumbling block and splurge $129 for an eyeshadow palette. The fault was in the stars when after the third glass of Pina Colada during my vacation, I decided to buy two of Natasha’s palettes at once for me as a Christmas present.
So, today I’ll tell you about my mostly desired eyeshadow palette - Gold Palette.
Packaging- Heavy golden fake leather compact with a magnet closure and mirror inside. The eyeshadows are protected with an inner plastic liner. Inside the design looks like fake matte leather, which is so easy to stain indeed.
The palette houses 15 shades.
Total weight - unbelievable 37.5g!
Like Chrome - golden based with metallic sheen shade
Python - dark emerald
Sparks - pearlescent glitter
Aria - matte fair peach shade
Cava - the name speaks for itself - finely milled sparkling wine
Aurora - emerald-green glitter, which is dark shade based
Dijon - matte mustard color
Oro - bright-golden metallic. It’s like a liquid foil texture- and pigmentation-wise
Log - a matte dark-brown neutral shade
Varis - bronze metallic
Brass - gorgeous duochrome shade which shifts from golden and bronze colors to all shades of green
Stand Stone - matte sandy shade
Alchemist - golden metallic shade which is warm-based
Teak - matte terracotta color
Aurum - golden metallic
All the shades:
The mattes are awesome here.
They are saturated with pigments but still they are so easy to blend out. They never blend out into a messy finish. The transitions are always clean and smokey, even if your skills suck.
I want to highlight the Oro shade - I’ve never seen such a bright golden color in my life. I was inspired by this shade so much that I even did a tutorial with this shade and a blended eyeliner.
The starts of the palettes are those glitter shades for sure. They are nice to work with, and don’t fall out even if I apply them over a dry primer. They always look fantastic. With them on, my makeup always looks high-end and as though completed.
I wish the pictures could translate all the beauty of the colors as in life.
The main question - is the palette worth the money it costs? That’s up to you. No matter whether you’re a makeup artist or just a makeup fan - you’ll love it anyway. The palette is so frills-free but the quality and results are always magnificent.
Just for a reference:
The palette offers 37.5g of eyeshadows. It costs $129.
Let’s count a little:
$3.44 for 1g of ND eyeshadows.
MAC eyeshadows (singles) - $13 for 1g
Charlotte Tilbury (quads) - $10 for 1g
Tom Ford eyeshadows (quads) - about $8.9 for 1g
Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows (Rose Gold Remastered palette, for instance) - $3.9 for 1g
So, the ND eyeshadows cost the least per 1g. Another question is that if it's possible to use up all the 37.5g of eyeshadows if you’re not a makeup artist or a makeup junkie.
Overall- The palette is excellent and its quality is dope. And yeah, the magic about Natasha’s palettes is in their blending. The colors always look pure and the job is fuss-free. The price is out of this world, that’s true. But this time it’s completely justified by the quantity of the product.