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Natasha Denona Gold Eyeshadow Palette Evaluation & Swatches

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Gold

Natasha Denona Gold 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($129.00 for 1.20 oz.) is a brand new, everlasting palette that options an assortment of gold-inspired shades. The palette is split into cooler, hotter, and extra impartial undertones, although I’d nonetheless say it’s a really warm-toned, yellow-toned palette total. The “coolness” actually is available in by means of the 2 teal shades within the palette, after which two of the “gold” shimmers have inexperienced leanings. I believe that the depths and undertones of the mattes make it extra various in apply than it might initially seem at a look, however I do know I might have beloved to see a bit extra variety or extra inclusion of gold, because it’s extra bronze/brown to me. I’d like to have some cooler or olive-toned golds (virtually like vintage pewter or tarnished gold or platinum) within the palette. Nearly all of the eyeshadows carried out as marketed–pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing–although there are two glittery shades which can be higher as layering/prime coat sort shades (deliberately so) which will not be everybody’s cup of tea.


Lime Chrome

Lime Chrome is a brilliant, medium gold with a gold-to-green metallic shift. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, barely loosely-pressed texture that was blendable and simple to work with with out having to make use of a dampened brush to get an intense, brightening impact out of it. I discovered that it shifted inexperienced noticeably (with out contorting myself) but it surely was nonetheless gold-to-green so it didn’t simply seem inexperienced on a regular basis both. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me earlier than creasing very faintly.

Python

Python is a deep, bluish-teal with refined, cool undertones and a matte end. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, whereas the feel was barely firmer and virtually had a contact of slip to it–it felt a little bit extra like a satin-matte powder-cream hybrid in that sense. Whereas it was denser and firmer, it wasn’t stiff, so I used to be capable of choose up product with my dry brush however did discover it took a bit extra effort (or a denser/stiffer brush) to diffuse the perimeters. This shade stayed on nicely for 9 hours and left a faint stain behind.

Sparks

Sparks is a pale, white gold with hotter undertones and a glittery end. It appeared to have extra of a clear base with tons and many flecks of finer and bigger glitter/sparkle. The consistency felt extra loosely-pressed and textured based mostly on the bigger sparkles and glitters in it. The eyeshadow had medium to semi-opaque “protection” from the sparkles, which utilized greatest with fingertips or pressed on with a flat, artificial brush. It’s a part of the Glowing end household, which is usually designed to be sheerer/extra of a “prime coat” or layering shade. I didn’t get a lot fallout in the course of the utility course of, however there was slight fallout over the eight and a half hours it lasted for.

Aria

Aria is a smooth brown with hotter undertones and a matte end. The eyeshadow felt smooth, velvety, and was blendable on my lid with little or no effort. It had wealthy shade payoff that adhered evenly to reveal pores and skin and wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me earlier than fading noticeably.

Cava

Cava is a light-medium, golden copper with flecks of copper and gold sparkle. It had a semi-sheer base with extra medium to semi-opaque “protection” from the shimmer and sparkle, and it was listed as a Glowing end, which tends to be sheer (deliberately). The consistency felt wetter with extra slip however I might really feel how a lot glitter was in it, so it didn’t really feel easy to the contact (however not gritty or clumpy). This shade had finer shimmer and micro-sparkle, which helped it apply higher to the lid with a dry brush, although fingertips and dampened brushes yielded extra protection and smoother utility. It stayed on properly for eight and a half hours with slight fallout over time.

Aurora

Aurora is a blackened teal with high-quality, multi-colored pearl and bigger flecks of sparkle. It had medium protection however appeared darker and fewer blue/teal utilized with a dry brush. The consistency felt drier and extra firmly-pressed within the pan, which I believe contributed to the colour when utilized. It was simpler to work with and appeared a bit truer-to-color (however by no means fairly as brilliant/teal because it appeared within the pan) if I used a dampened brush. The drier texture additionally made this shade tougher to diffuse and mix out alongside the perimeters. It lasted nicely for eight hours however had slight fallout over time.

Dijon

Dijon is a deep, mustard yellow with heat undertones and a matte end. It was so heat and yellow that it virtually approached olive-green tones to my eye. The consistency was velvety and smooth with a smidgen of powderiness within the pan, however the eyeshadow utilized with wealthy, opaque pigmentation to reveal pores and skin and blended out with ease. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me earlier than it began to fade noticeably.

Oro

Oro is a wealthy, deep gold with heat, orange undertones and a glowing, metallic end. The eyeshadow yielded opaque pigmentation in a single layer–a little bit went a great distance, you positively didn’t want as a lot as a typical eyeshadow, even ones which can be pigmented!–with a easy, evenly creamy texture that was dense with out being too thick. It utilized evenly to reveal pores and skin and blended out simply alongside the perimeters. This shade stayed on properly for eight and a half hours on me earlier than creasing very faintly.

Log (Igneous)

Log (Igenous) is a deep brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte end. It had opaque shade protection that adhered evenly to reveal pores and skin and blended out with little effort. The feel was smooth, easy, and blendable with out being powdery nor too firmly-pressed within the pan. I didn’t have any hassle making use of much less and build up protection for many who want to construct up their pigmentation. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me earlier than I seen slight fading.

Varis

Varis is a wealthy bronze with heat, golden overtones and reddish undertones paired with a metallic sheen. The consistency was evenly creamy, dense however not stiff, and easy to the contact. The eyeshadow had wealthy pigmentation that adhered nicely to reveal pores and skin and blended out with little effort alongside the perimeters. It wore superbly for eight and a half hours on me.

Brass

Brass is a wealthy, greenish-gold with heat undertones and a glowing, metallic end. The feel was creamy, reasonably dense, and thicker than many of the shades within the palette, but it surely really utilized exceptionally nicely to reveal pores and skin with wealthy, opaque shade payoff in a single layer and no fallout (regardless of the sparkles!). The perimeters remained blendable, however I seen that it did trigger among the sparkles to maneuver round although not a lot in the best way of fallout. This shade stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours with a contact of fallout over time.

Sand Stone

Sand Stone is a light-weight brown with heat, yellowish undertones and a matte end. It had practically opaque pigmentation that utilized evenly and easily to reveal pores and skin. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and a smidgen powdery within the pan but it surely didn’t seem dry on my pores and skin and blended out with ease in apply. It lasted for eight hours on me earlier than I seen slight fading.

Alchemist

Alchemist is a wealthy, golden copper with robust, heat undertones and a glowing, metallic end. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, whereas the feel was easy, evenly creamy, and dense however not too thick or stiff to work with utilizing a dry brush. The eyeshadow utilized nicely, blended with minimal effort, and wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me.

Teak

Teak is a light-medium brown with refined, hotter pink undertones and a matte end. It had glorious shade protection that utilized evenly to reveal pores and skin and blended out properly on me. The feel was smooth, velvety, and blendable with out being too skinny or too dense, which made it workable and not using a primer however nonetheless straightforward to diffuse the perimeters of. It stayed on properly for eight and a half hours on me earlier than fading a bit.

Aurum

Aurum is a light-medium gold with heat, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single stroke, and the colour utilized evenly to reveal pores and skin with good adherence. The feel was easy, evenly creamy, and denser however not thick or stiff to work with, so I didn’t have any hassle choosing up product with a dry brush and getting it to translate on my lid. It blended out simply and lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me.