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For me, there’s nothing like a great trip to Sephora. Wandering from aisle to aisle taking my time. Saying hello to old favorites and discovering new friends. However, it’s all fun and games until it’s time to check out. Now you have to venture through the Aisle of Temptation. Or, as Sephora calls it, “Beauty On The Fly”. That’s where they keep all of the seductive little minis from all categories. Honestly, I could do a full face of makeup from just Beauty On The Fly. It’s that good. (I’m serious. If that’s something you want to see, just let me know in the comments!) But mostly, I just get caught up in the makeup. I’ve always been especially drawn to the Natasha Denona Mini Palettes. They’re just so cute!

Of course, Natasha Denona is known throughout the beauty world for her incredible eyeshadow palettes. However, her large palettes are SUPER expensive. I’m talking $129, $169, and $239 expensive. Even the regular size 5 pan eyeshadow palettes are $48. But I have heard they are insanely good in pigment, blend-ability, and wear. So when I discovered the minis, I loved having the opportunity to try such a luxury high end brand at a much more affordable price, without feeling like I was sacrificing in quality or selection.

Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette Swatches

They say good things come in small packages. And these Natasha Denona Mini Palettes do not disappoint. Each palette contains a curated collection of 5 shades and is $25. Currently, there are 5 mini palettes in the collection – Star, Sunset, Lila, Nude, and Tropic. Originally, Lila was the most “out there” of the minis, containing two cranberry/purple shades and a gorgeous purple blue sparkle shade. However, Tropic (the new kid on the block who launched last week) easily takes the cake now. Full of blues, a green, and even a purple, Tropic has major vacay vibes.

Of course, I couldn’t just pick one palette to review, I had to try three of them! First, I picked up the Mini Lila palette. I am so obsessed with the purple/blue sparkle shade. And love that it also includes a neutral shade. Next, I picked out the Mini Nude palette. I am honestly amazed at how many looks I have been able to create with only five shades. Additionally, the sparkle shades in this palette are absolutely insane. In fact, I have worn this palette at least three times this week. Last but not least, I ordered the Tropic palette the day it came out. You all know I’m a sucker for both blue eyeshadow looks and green eyeshadow looks. So did I even have a choice? I didn’t think so.

After trying all three, I have to admit that the Tropic palette comes in third place, and the Nude palette is my favorite. With the Lila palette falling somewhere in the middle. Although I honestly thought Tropic would be my favorite, I found it a little difficult to work with. After creating my first look, the dark blue shade got all weird in the pan. As you might be able to see in the earlier flatlay picture, I kind of scratched at the surface of the product to see if the weirdness was topical. It was not. Also, the green shade was pretty too. But the light blue sparkle is gorgeous and an absolute standout. (I’m wearing all 3 in the pic above.)

Not only was the Nude palette my favorite, but it is the most universal as well. The shimmer shades are completely stunning and I had fantastic results with every look I created. In fact, I think you could even travel with just this one little palette. Although your looks would be a bit more limited, you’d still create incredible results every time. If you’re going to spend $25 on a mini palette, I’d for sure recommend this Natasha Denona Mini Nude. I find myself reaching for it almost every day.

What do you think of the Natasha Denona Mini palettes? Which look is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!


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