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Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 & Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 review and photo

 

Happy Friday Everyone! Lately, I’ve been playing with a few Natasha Denona eyeshadow palettes and today I’d like to finally review her famous eyeshadows and tell you guys what I think about them. For some time, I’ve seen and swatched the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 on my arms and even the Minis in-store but I’ve never really actually applied the shades on my lids. I did like the way the colors feel on my fingers because they seemed so soft and so buttery, but I was a bit put off at first because I think the price is a bit too much per eyeshadow. Anyhow, eventually I got tempted and decided to try three of the Eyeshadow Palette 5 and also the latest Mini Nude Eyeshadow. I picked the shades based on how universally wearable they are and how they’d complement my skin tone.

 

Eyeshadow Palette 5 (5 x 0.08 oz: $48) – This palette features five creamy buttery eye shades that are well-paired together to create a coherent and beautiful eye makeup look. All shades are really pigmented and very long-lasting and they blend very easily. Each palette has a combination of matte and shimmer finish and you can create a soft daytime eye makeup down to a date night glam look. The formula of these palettes is said to be water-resistant and is infused with real crushed pearls. While that is really something, all I know is that I’ve worn these eyeshadows in the snow and my eye makeup is still intact and on point. I haven’t experienced any fallouts with the shimmery shades from these palettes but I did notice that some of them tend to have a soft shimmery finish when applied with a brush, so if you want to enhance your lid with more shimmers, you may need to apply the shimmery colors with your finger. Other than that, I really love the soft buttery feel of these eyeshadows which kinda reminds me of the texture of my favorite Anastasia Norvina Eyeshadow Palette (swatched HERE) and the Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette (seen HERE).

 

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in #02 and #04

 

#02 – This eyeshadow palette gives me that plum vibe. Think Urban Decay’s Naked Cherry (swatched HERE) for a slight resemblance. I feel like some of the shades in this palette may be a little too similar to each other but this palette has one of the most wearable color schemes out of all the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5.

 

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in #02 swatch

 

#04 – The color scheme of this eyeshadow palette gives me that rust vibe. Kinda like Urban Decay’s Naked Heat (seen HERE) but not quite like it exactly. This palette also has the most wearable shades out of all the ND eyeshadow palettes I’ve seen.

 

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in #04 swatch

 

Camel – This palette has four varying shades of matte browns and one shimmery copper, which reminds me a bit of Chanel Clair Obscur (reviewed HERE), but I prefer the Chanel one better because one of the matte brown shades here called Safari pulled on yellowish on me as if I had jaundice, but it’s still very wearable and so are the rest of the shades.

 

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in Camel

 

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in Camel swatch

 

Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($25) – This travel-size palette has a very similar color scheme to the Camel palette above but this one has three shimmery shades and two matte ones.

 

Natasha Denona Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette swatch

 

Out of all the palettes reviewed here, my most favorite is actually #04 because it seems to complement my skin tone very well and next would be the Mini Nude Eyeshadow. I do find that names of each eyeshadow don’t seem to correspond to their true colors, and their shades tend to differ a lot when photographed on a natural light versus in a shade.

 

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 review

Overall, I love these eyeshadows a lot. On a scale of 1 to 10, one being “very poor”, and ten being “very impressive”, I’d give these palettes a score of 8 to 8.5. I love these for the long-lasting pigment and coherent color scheme, on top of that, they’re great for oily lids since they don’t settle into the crease.

 

Have you tried these palettes before? What do you think? Are you a fan of Natasha Denona Eyeshadows?

 

The Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 & Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette are currently available at Sephora and natashadenona.com

 

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

anastasia norvina eyeshadow palette

 

One of the most exciting beauty launches this Summer is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette ($42). It’s composed of 14 shades; seven unique and gorgeous shimmers plus seven summer-ready wearable bright mattes. The lavender-colored packaging of this eyeshadow palette looks so unique and so beautiful at first glance, and the shades are as magical and whimsical as Norvina Soare’s lavender-purple hair.

 

anastasia beverly hills norvina

 

Each of the shade feels buttery soft and smooth, and they’re all easy to apply and blend. The shimmers apply seamlessly and I noticed no fallouts. I find the colors to be buildable and they stay put for a long time, with or without any eye primer. The matte shades, on the other hand, are easy to wear and they fit well with most skin tones. Also, they complement the shimmery colors nicely.

 

norvina eyeshadow palette review

 

I’ve been watching this particular eyeshadow palette for several weeks now and I was glad to get my hands on this a few weeks ago from Ulta. They’re the first ones who carried this palette and had a few stocks left by the time I got to one of their stores. I could tell lots of women were so excited about this. I did have my reservations before buying this palette though since I usually get wary whenever I see purple, pink, or red-toned eyeshadows. These shades usually make me look bruised or like having a hematoma. LOL. However, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette is too beautiful to pass. I needed it in my life (LOL again). The shimmers may look too bright and out of this world at first, but fear not because wearing them will definitely lift up your mood. They’re so stunning and they’ll add an extra pop of color on the lids that are perfect for this bright and glowy season. On top of that, they don’t make me look bruised. The colors will just make you happy.

 

anastasia beverly hills norvina

 

 

anastasia norvina eyeshadow palette swatch

 

I’ll definitely buy this palette again once I hit the pan, yet I wouldn’t hesitate to hoard it just for its beautiful packaging. Lavender is one of my favorite colors, it’s just so mythical. So yeah, this palette is the closest unicorn eyeshadow color I could get. Apart from the pretty packaging, the shades are even prettier and they have such good color payoff. My favorite colors from this palette are Celestial, Wild Child, Rose Gold, Love, Soul, and Summer. As you can see, there’s a lot to like.

norvina eyeshadow palette swatches

 

Mascara: Hourglass Caution Extreme Mascara

Brow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown

Eyeliner: Chanel Yeux Waterproof in Noir Intense (reviewed HERE)

norvina eyeshadow palette swatch

Brow: Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil #3

Eyeliner: Marc Jacobs Highliner in (Earth)quake #41 (reviewed HERE)

Mascara: Hourglass Caution Extreme Mascara

 

For me, this Norvina Palette is definitely my most favorite Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette ever, right above Modern Renaissance. I just love the fact that I could create several interesting unique eye makeup looks with this and they look good for any skin tone. I could see myself rocking the colors of this eyeshadow palette for a long time, and I definitely recommend this as a must-have for everyone.

 

anastasia beverly hills norvina eyeshadow palette

 

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette is currently available at Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, as well as in-store and online at Ulta, and also online for now at Sephora, but will be available at their stores starting August 16.