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Although we’re all still on lockdown, signs of Spring are popping up everywhere! not only are the flowers and trees starting to bloom (thank you, allergies), but it’s time for Spring makeup launches as well! Last spring I predicted neon and animal print would be all the rage. Even though we’re still seeing both, I’m sensing a bit of a change in the coming months. With the increase in stay at home time and the decrease in makeup, I think we’re going to see a lot more pastels, feminine vibes, and no makeup makeup this year.
I know, I know, I can hear you thinking “Pastels and florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” But I think pastels and florals have a totally different meaning this year. In fact, I think we’re going to see an overall softer, more natural, and skincare focused beauty movement in the coming months. After all, more natural makeup is generally more popular in the summer anyway, but after seeing ourselves without makeup for so long, it might be hard to go back to a full face! (I said MIGHT. Lol.)
The new Natasha Denona Mini Retro palette is $25 and is available at Sephora or the Natasha Denona website. Furthermore it contains 5 of the most perfect shades for spring! To be sure, it’s giving me major feminine floral vibes. The palette contains two matte and three shimmer shades. However, only two of the shades are new. The breakdown is as follows (from left to right in the palette): Galaxia is from the Star palette. Industrial is from the 28 Eyeshadow Green-Brown Palette. 60’s is the first new shade. Vintage Taupe is from the Tropic Palette. Pixie is the second new shade.
Not only can you create an every day soft romantic look with Vintage taupe in your crease and Pixie on your lid, you can also take things up a notch and add 60’s in your deep crease. On the other hand, you could really smoke things out with Vintage Taupe in your crease, Industrial on your lid, and 60’s in your deep crease. Either way, this palette will easily take you from day to night. For my look, I used Vintage Taupe in my crease, Pixie on my lid with Galaxia on top, and 60’s in my crease.
Honestly, this palette is one of those “one and done” palettes I love so much. Of course I’m totally obsessed with my Natasha Denona Mini Nude palette (full review here), but this one is a perfect companion piece. Between the two palettes I can create so many amazing looks and they take up so little space! Plus you know I’m a huge fan of all things pink! And the pinks in this palette are so soft and romantic. Not overwhelming or intimidating at all.
Overall ranking (out of 5) –
Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette – 4.5 – I’m obsessed with this palette, but the shade 60’s was hard to blend and was quite patchy. I worked through it, but it takes some patience. So be prepared. Everything else is wonderful.
What do you think? Is the new Natasha Denona Mini Retro palette on your list? What are you most excited for this Spring? (Besides hopefully getting to leave our houses…) I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and indoors. Much love to you and your families. And don’t forget – we may all be staying apart, but you are not alone.
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