2.03.2016

Natasha Denona 5 Palette Eyeshadows 02 - Review & Swatches | KMC Beauty

If your looking for a budget friendly blog post this week then i'm afraid this isn't it! However if your looking for a review with swatches on a dreamy looking warm toned palette then you're in luck.
Last year I purchased some bits from Natasha Denona, let me tell you, this was not a cheap purchase, her products are high end prices but are they high end products?
In total I got three items, one blush, one bronzer and the palette I am reviewing today. When trying any new make-up brand I have never tried before I tend to stay in my comfort zone, warm toned eyeshadows are where it is at for me, however as I did not want to purchase the large 28 shadow palette, mainly because the price made my jaw drop.. $239! I thought I would just test out the smallest palette she offers with 5 different shades in.
Natasha Denona simply names her palettes in numbers, the one I got is '02' however each shade inside is individually named as they are also sold as singles.


First off let me say that these shadows are stunning, pigmented as expected, blendable and I definitely made the right choice in colour selection as they are right up my alley. In comparison I put them way above Morphe shadows, I find Morphe can be a bit hit and miss you get one hugely pigmented shadow and then another shade can be lacking, but these Natasha Denona shadows every single shadow in this palette is super pigmented. I applied all of the shadows in my swatch photo dry however if you apply the metallic shades wet, wow.. not only is the pigmentation on another level but the vibrancy of the shadows is amazing.

With only one matte shade and the other four metallic, I don't feel as though it needed another matte shade to balance things out, I feel the light brown matte shade (64V Shell) compliments this palette perfectly and acts as a beautiful transition shade through the crease. With metallic shades that are extremely pigmented like these you should expect fall out, it happens, I can deal with it I just apply my concealer after i've applied my shadows. I will say that the metallic formula is similar to the Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows, both equally creamy with a tone of colour pay off. If you already own the Makeup Geek Foiled shadows then you probably don't need this palette too.. Unless your a makeup hoarder like I am.

The 5 shadow palette retails at $48.00 (about £32.00) which is quite expensive if you compare it to the Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con palettes that have 7 shades and cost £45.00, however it is better value for money to buy the 5 shadow palette as you would pay between $25-29 for one single shadow on the Natasha Denona website. I own 'The Lolita' palette by Marc Jacobs but find myself reaching more for Natasha's palette as it has a lot less fall out than the Marc Jacobs shadows, they are more glittery and not practical for everyday use.

I definitely wouldn't rule out purchasing more of the Natasha Denona shadows in the future, just not in the large palettes as my bank can't handle that. I am sure I will get plenty of wear from these five shades this year as I think that all these shades are wearable in any season! My favourite shadow from this palette is definitely 'Light Coral' I love how it appears gold but when it hits certain light the coral bursts through which I managed to capture ever so slightly on my swatch picture, it's really pretty.

Find the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 02 here.
International shipping is available.
Update: 24/7/16 - Have been meaning to update this post for a while but kept forgetting, you can now purchase this palette on Beauty Bay!