Natasha Denona is an internationally acclaimed makeup artist who is well known for creating remarkably beautiful looks prominently seen on the covers of many of today's magazines. Today I'm excited to share one of her beautiful palettes that will soon be available for purchase through Beautylish though they are currently available on Natasha Denona's website. This palette was purchased at the Beautylish booth at IMATS LA along with one of her lip glosses which I will share in a subsequent blog post. Kindly scroll for more details, images, and swatches.
ABOUT THE LINE
"Always the inventive entrepreneur, Natasha went on to develop the original Natasha Denona Makeup Line – comprising advanced products of the highest quality, noted for their exceptional user-friendliness. Personally tailored for every user, Natasha's outstanding makeup products allow women everywhere to achieve the look they desire, while facilitating the full artistic expression of the creative makeup professional." -Via www.natashadenona.com
This 5 pan palette retails for $48 and is packaged in slim white casing with a clear plastic see through closure with Natasha Denona's name embossed in white in the lower right hand corner. Though I think the case is the perfect size for your makeup bag, the packaging is a bit too fragile for my liking. I feel that I have to handle this precious palette with the utmost caution, because one makeup mishap can cause these precious shadows to shatter.
The colors are absolutely beautiful! I was immediately drawn to two shades which I think are incredibly unique and to die for--True Gold and Nina's Orchid. True Gold is a sparkling pressed pigment which is absolutely gorgeous! This is the star color in this palette and perhaps one of the star colors in her collection. This particular color almost hit pan while visiting the Beautylish booth if that's any indication to how popular it was. I was also drawn to Nina's Orchid because it's a unique purple fuschia unlike any colors I've seen before. Although it is described as matte, it has some serious sparkle to it. Once you take a closer look below, you will see what I mean. These colors are available for purchase as single eyeshadows on her website and the prices range from $25-$29. I looked up the finishes for the shadows online. Since there are no particular color descriptions I am going to best describe the colors for you.
75 P Satin Skin (metallic)- Rose Golden This has a pearlized finish and the texture is extremely soft and blendable.
49M Vintage (duo chrome)- Metallic Brown with pink shift. This has a metallic, pearlized finish and it is extremely pigmented. This can be built from more subtle to intense.
24V Aubergine (matte) Deep Eggplant Brown This is a nice addition to the palette to help define the crease or upper and lower lash line. The texture is soft and finely milled and the color saturation is beautiful.
20M True Gold (sparkling) Sparkling Gold The absolute star of the palette! It's a pressed pigment that creates the most dazzling effect! The texture is creamy and pearly. You can experience a little bit of fallout, but you can remedy that issue by placing a little translucent powder under neath your eyes to sweep away once you've applied it.
82V Nina’s Orchid (matte) Sparkling Purple Fuschia This color is officially described as matte, however, I would beg to differ because it contains some serious shimmer. It's such a gorgeous vibrant and vivid purple unlike anything I've seen and I was drawn to the palette for this reason.
This palette is absolutely phenomenal! I am impressed with the color vibrancy, texture, finish, as well as the performance and longevity of wear. I have been testing the palette for the past couple of days and the shadows stayed put after an 8 hour shift during the day & my hours at school in the evenings. This palette in particular can help you create a range of versatile looks that can suit your makeup mood, from smoky browns to smoky plums, or a sparkly, metallic eye for a night on the town. You may be wondering about the cost and whether or not purchasing one is worth it. Her single shadows are priced at $22- $29 each. The five pan palette costs $48, so each shadow comes out to about $9 per shadow, which is an incredible value with all things considered. I am really wowed by my first introduction to her line and I am looking forward to picking up some more of her products. I already have a couple of more palettes on my wish list!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you found the information and swatches helpful.