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It’s been a while since I’ve been excited about any non Pat McGrath Labs eyeshadow launches. However, the new Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette gives me all the heart eyes. Of course if you’ve been here before, you guys know I’ve been asking for a cool toned palette for years. Especially from Natasha Denona or PMG. Both makeup artists tend to lean toward golds and other warmer toned hues. But now Natasha Denona launched a cool toned palette. Is this the one I’ve been waiting for?
The Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette is $65 and is available at both Natasha Denona and Sephora. Not only is this palette full of the most gorgeous matte and shimmer neutral shades, but these shades can take you from the most basic every day look to the most glam smokey look and everywhere in between. Although it’s set up like all of the other ND palettes, this one has something special that makes it perfect for beginners and experts alike.
If you look closely at the shade names, you’ll see that they’re not the traditional shades like “copper” or “dream” or “ignite”. In fact, their names indicate their proper use. For example, the name of the shade meant for your crease is “crease” and the name of the shades that will look amazing on your lid is “center eye lid”. Although you can always use the shadows in any way your little heart desires, I love the idea of labeling the shadows to help people who might not be as comfortable curating their own looks.
Just look at these shadows! The textures are gorgeous and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Although some of the shades look similar, you can see the difference in tone in these swatches. I love the incorporation of the rose gold. And it has a great balance of mattes to shimmers. This might replace my beloved Natasha Denona Mini Nude palette. As you can see, the mattes doesn’t swatch well. However, matte shades in both Natasha Denona and Pat McGrath Labs shadows never swatch well. Because they are meant to be carefully built and layered, not swatched. So don’t be dismayed by my sketchy swatching.
For today’s look, I wanted to use the palette according to the shade names instead of going rogue this time. So here’s what I used (and by the name, you’ll know how I used it): Transition, Center Eye Lid (top left), Inner Corner (top middle), Crease, Smoke, and Outer Eye Lid (bottom left). Honestly, these shadows blended like a dream. The transitions are so soft and subtle. These shimmer shades are everything. Honestly, the swatches don’t do them justice. My eye lids are quite crepe-y and full of lots of little wrinkles. To be sure, most sparkle shadows enhance this and look chunky. However, this formula almost smoothed my little wrinkly eyelids and blurred some of those fine lines. Which makes me very happy.
Natasha Denona eyeshadows are always amazing quality, But I have yet to find one of her full palettes that I like. They’re always way too warm tone heavy for my personal preferences. Or they don’t have enough of a mix of neutrals and bold shades to make them a “one and done” palette. However this one is right up my alley. In fact, I’m kind of surprised this isn’t a holiday launch. With all of the incredible shimmer shades and the ease of a smokey eye, it will be perfect for any occasion.
Overall Ranking (out of 5) –
Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette – 5 – Obsessed. Totally worth the money. Both the shimmer shades and matte shades are incredible. You can create so many looks with just one palette. I love that this one palette can take you from day to night to vacation to anything in-between. Plus, you can pop the shadows out and put them into a Z-Palette or something if you want to rearrange them or combine them with your other favorite shades.
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