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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

 

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review + Swatches

UD Naked Heat Palette

 

Happy Friday Guys! We have a smoldering review today that’s gonna get your temperatures rising. Everyone’s talking about this and it seems like it doesn’t disappoint. If you’re a fan of eyeshadows, be it in neutrals, earthy, or shimmers, and if you love Urban decay, oh well, I know you’re gonna love this newly-released Naked Heat Palette ($54). It’s the fifth installment to the ever popular “Naked” line of eyeshadows by Urban Decay.

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat

It all started with the first Naked eyeshadow that got us all head over heels in love (reviewed HERE). It was then followed by the insanely famous Naked 2, then the rosΓ© all day Naked 3, and for the smoky-eye fanatics, a Naked Smoky was released. I love them all and I try not to use up all of them because they all look so pretty and practical to have, specially during special occasions or when you’re traveling. It’s like you’ve got all the shades you’ll ever need in one palette with a free dual-ended multipurpose brush and a wide-angle mirror. I also love that each Naked palette comes in different packaging styles.

 

 

Naked Heat Palette Urban Decay

The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette follows the impressive formulation and saturated pigment of its predecessors. Such bold colors in one beautiful palette. It has 12 shades which consist of browns, ambers, terra -cottas, brown reds, coppers, and burgundies. Texture-wise, there are shimmery ones and matte ones. Also, there are a few light to neutral shades as well. I like all the matte colors like; Low Blow, Cayenne, He Devil & En Fuego. The shimmery shades are beautiful too, like the Lumbre, Dirty Talk & Scorched. As a matter of fact, all the shades in this palette are really hot and sultry.

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat

 

Another thing I wanna point out is that the colors don’t have a lot of fallouts and they’re pretty much well-curated. The colors are unique, wearable and easy to blend. Each shade complements each other and is very versatile. You can either do a natural daytime look or go smoky, whichever you want. In addition to that, the palette looks really good on any skin tone as it adds warmth to a light complexion, or it complements anyone who’s skin tone is medium to dark.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review

Overall, I think the Naked Heat Palette by UD is well-made and well-thought-out. There’s nothing quite like it. The packaging is sturdy, the brush is soft and practical to have, the wide mirror is just perfect, and the shades are gorgeous and timely for this season. The application is smooth and buttery and each shade blends like a charm. I think Urban Decay did it again with this good value palette.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review Swatches

 

With all the Naked Palettes out there, the million dollar question now is, which Naked are you?

Naked Palettes

 

Urban Decay Naked Naked 2 Naked 3 Naked Smoky Naked Heat

 

The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette is available at Nordstrom, Macys & Sephora

 

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Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette Review

tartelette tarte in bloom palette

 

Hola! Bonjour! Hello! Winter is still here, but I cannot wait for Spring. I miss the smell of fresh blooming flowers and freshly cut grasses. But hey, while waiting for that to happen (soon), this beautiful, I mean really really beautiful Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow palette from Tarte will truly make you wanna dream of spring and colorful sunny days.

This eyeshadow palette in sooo pretty, from its gilded packaging down to the rich colors of each eyeshadow, you can never take your eyes off this gorgeous Tartelette in Bloom. It’s got all you need for that perfect all-in-one eyeshadow palette. There are nine mattes and three shimmers that’ll surely flatter every skin tone. You can mix and match, create natural daytime looks or go bold without a care in the world. If you’re indecisive, you can always go by column or by row to follow the shades to use.

 

tartelette in bloom photos review

If you still don’t know where to start, you can always take a cue from the step-by-step guide that comes with this Tartelette In Bloom palette.Β 

This is my first Tarte Eyeshadow and I am not disappointed at all. I’m amazed by its pigment, its softness and how good they look on my eyes. They’re blendable, buildable and long lasting. In fact, they kinda remind me of Lorac Pro, (reviewed HERE) which I also love. I adore the matte shades in this palette because they’re very versatile, and the shimmery shades are not over-the-top.

 

tarte tartelette in bloom eyeshadow swatch

 

I can’t really say which shades I like the most. I enjoyed most of them, and I can’t wait to wear them often and wear them even more for spring.

This Tartelette In Bloom is truly a great eyeshadow palette and should be a must have. I swear it, cross my heart and cross my feet. ????Β 

 

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