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Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Gold

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, miniature-sized palette that complements the larger, 15-pan Gold palette. Per the brand, it will be part of the core collection, though I suspect it’s listed as limited edition at Sephora for the packaging (it’ll eventually be moved into the signature white packaging). All five shades performed well, while the two mattes were superb and the shimmers were varying degrees of good to great. If you tend to like the brand’s more recent formulas (last year or so), I think you’ll enjoy the newest mini.


Lodge (283CP)

Lodge (283CP) is a light-medium, olive brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was a little too green-tinged to be a true brown, but it seemed a little warmer (browner) than a full-on olive green. The texture felt smooth, velvety, and was blendable without losing its intensity when applied. It had rich color coverage that wore well for nine hours before fading a bit.

Dark Sepia (47P)

Dark Sepia (47P) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, olive undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff in a single pass, while the texture was soft, lightly dusty in the pan, but it applied evenly and wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. - $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand's eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they're applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted--it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow swatches.

D'Or (284M)

D’Or (284M) is a bright, medium-dark gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer when I applied it to my lid, as initially it seemed a bit under full coverage when swatched. The base felt more emollient and creamier, but I was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly and evenly it applied to my lid with a brush, though fingertip application would work well here. I noticed faint creasing after nine hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. - $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand's eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they're applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted--it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow swatches.

Bia (285CP)

Bia (285CP) is a brighter, medium green with strong, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly and blended out with ease over bare skin. The consistency was smooth, velvety and not too powdery (but not too firmly pressed in the pan either). This shade stayed on well for nine hours before fading slightly.

Antheia (286DC)

Antheia (286DC) is a medium green with warm, bronzy undertones and a mix of cooler, forest green shimmer and warmer, olive gold shimmer. It had a metallic finish that was shiny and smooth without emphasizing my lid texture. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that applied evenly and blended out with ease. It wore nicely for nine hours on me before fading a touch.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. - $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand's eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they're applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted--it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eye Look | Look Details

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eye Look | Look Details

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eye Look | Look Details

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Lodge (283CP) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Lodge (283CP) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona D'Or (284M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona D'Or (284M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona D'Or (284M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Bia (285CP) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Bia (285CP) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Antheia (286DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Antheia (286DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Antheia (286DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eye Look | Look Details

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eye Look | Look Details

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eye Look | Look Details

Natasha Denona Gold Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Lodge (283CP) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Lodge (283CP) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona D'Or (284M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona D'Or (284M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona D'Or (284M) Metallic Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Bia (285CP) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Bia (285CP) Creamy Matte Eye Shadow

Natasha Denona Antheia (286DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Antheia (286DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Antheia (286DC) Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow