Natasha Denona 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palettes

Check out my Video Review on YouTube!

 

The Natasha Denona eyeshadows sure are getting a lot of hype on YouTube right now. I must admit that I approached this brand with skepticism. It took me many hours of watching, reading reviews & careful excel sheet making to decide to try the 5 pan palette #8. I braced myself for over-hyped bitter disappointment when I received my package… I opened it to find that one of the shadows was already broken! Ugh, cheap packaging! But I decided to go ahead and swatch the shadows, and like all the other reviewers have said, boy, are they pigmented!

The company sent me a replacement palette, and I was set to go! The first few looks I did using my brand new #8 palette were disappointing. I found the eyeshadows were not translating to my eyelids as brightly as when I swatched them on my arms. My eye looks were muddy, boring, creasing and transferring! I was frustrated with myself for getting swept into the hype of these shadows & spending $$!

But then I switched up a couple of things: I used a sticky glitter glue primer, I patted on my lid shades on with my fingers then blended the edges with my brushes, and I paired my intensely shimmery, metallic, iridescent Natasha Denona eyeshadows with my trusty matte shadows from different brands (Make Up For Ever, Viseart, Makeup Geek). I have never been happier with eye looks in my life!

I decided to purchase 7 other 5 pan palettes: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, & 10! I think I have enough eyeshadow to last 100s of lifetimes!

For those of you wondering, these eyeshadows do contain parabens & talc, but they don’t bother me.

So here’s the pricing break down:

  • Natasha Denona eyeshadows contain 0.08 oz. (Which is a TON!)
    • Shadows individually cost about $29, which means you’d pay $362.50 per ounce of product.
    • 5 pan palettes cost $48 or $9.60 per shadow, which means you’d pay $120 per ounce of product. (There’s also a 10 pan palette that costs $95)
    • 28 pan palettes cost $239 or $9.50 per shadow, which means you’d pay $106.25 per ounce of product.

To compare the cost effectiveness of these prices, here’s the breakdown of a few popular eyeshadow brands:

  • MAC shadows contain 0.04 oz & cost $10, which comes out to $250/oz.
  • Make Up For Ever contain 0.07 oz & cost $21 (if purchased full price) = $300/oz.
  • Makeup Geek contain 0.064 oz & cost $6 (though the foiled shadows are $10 and are probably more comparable in texture) = $93.75/oz.
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette contain 0.6 oz (the 3 large pans on top each have 0.08 oz which is the same as the ND). It costs $46, which comes out to $76.66/oz.

 

When I think about how long it takes me to hit pan on eyeshadows, I wish ND would give us smaller amounts of product for a less expensive price-tag! Not to mention that these awesome shadows are not natural everyday type shades that would lend themselves to hitting pan faster (although I personally love rocking bright colors daily :).

Now to the SWATCHES!!!!!!! 😀

Palette #1

Natasha Denona #01 palette

Natasha Denona #01 palette a

Natasha Denona #01 palette back

Natasha Denona #01

86P Golden Aqua-Marine 

  • Pigmentation 9/10
  • Application 9/10
  • Texture 8/10
  • Wear 7/10
  • Overall Rating: 82.5% = B

86P golden aqua-marine

01V Navy

  • Pigmentation 6/10
  • Application 8/10
  • Texture 7/10
  • Wear 8/10
  • Overall Rating: 72.5% = C

01V navy

80M Piggy

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 9.75/10
  • Overall Rating: 99.38% = A

80M piggy

07M Graphite

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

07M graphite

27M Slate

  • Pigmentation 9.5/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 9.5/10
  • Overall Rating: 97.5% = A

27M slate

Palette #2

Natasha Denona #02 palette

Natasha Denona #02 palette a

Natasha Denona #02 palette back

Natasha Denona #02 a

51M Rosewood

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 9/10
  • Overall Rating: 97.5% = A

51M rosewood a

 

40M Lavendar Gray

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 9/10
  • Overall Rating: 97.5% = A

40M lavender gray a

 

64V Shell

  • Pigmentation 8/10
  • Application 8/10
  • Texture 7/10
  • Wear 9/10
  • Overall Rating: 80% = B-

64V shell

87M Light Coral

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 9/10
  • Overall Rating: 97.5% = A

87M light coral

22M Maroon

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

22M maroon

Palette #3

Natasha Denona #03 palette

Natasha Denona #03 palette a

Natasha Denona #03 palette back

Natasha Denona #03

11V Steel Blue

  • Pigmentation 7/10
  • Application 8/10
  • Texture 7/10
  • Wear 9/10
  • Overall Rating: 77.5% = C+

11V steel blue a

04M Chromatic

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

04M chromatic

11M Metallic Steel Blue

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

11M metallic steel blue

65V Smoke

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 8/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 95% = A

65V smoke

17M Cloudy Blue

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

17M cloudy blue a

Palette #4

Natasha Denona #04 palette

Natasha Denona #04 palette a

Natasha Denona #04 palette back

Natasha Denona #04 a

25M Aura

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 9/10
  • Overall Rating: 97.5% = A

25M aura

31M Cool Bronze

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

31M cool bronze

63 Oxide

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

63 M oxide a

70P Cool Plum

  • Pigmentation 4/10
  • Application 5/10
  • Texture 7/10
  • Wear 8/10
  • Overall Rating: 60% = D-

70P cool plum

59M Moonstone

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 9/10
  • Overall Rating: 97.5% = A

59 M moonstone

Palette #5

Natasha Denona #05 palette

Natasha Denona #05 palette a

Natasha Denona #05 palette back

Natasha Denona #05 a

05M Calypso Blue

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

05M calypso blue a

08V Tropic

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

08V tropic

02M Blue Space

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

02M blue space

03V Deep Pacific

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

03V deep pacific

56P Pearl

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

56P pearl

Palette #8

Natasha Denona #08 palette

Natasha Denona #08 palette c

Natasha Denona #08 palette back

Natasha Denona #08 a

12M Glaze

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

12M glaze

43P Smoky Quartz

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

43P smoky quartz

60M Golden Rose

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

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47P Dark Sepia

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

47P dark sepia

52M Golden Beige

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

52M golden beige

Palette #9

Natasha Denona #09 palette

Natasha Denona #09 palette a

Natasha Denona #09 back

Natasha Denona #09

45M Industrial

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

45M industrial

44M Indian Gold

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

44M indian gold

18M Glam Green

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

18M glam green

10M Alluminum (not sure why it is spelled with two Ls but that’s what’s written on my palette)

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

10M alluminum

14M Antique Olive

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

14M antique olive

Palette #10

Natasha Denona #10 palette

Natasha Denona #10 palette a

Natasha Denona #10 palette back

Natasha Denona #10 a

 

75P Satin Skin

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

75P satin skin

49M Vintage

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

49M vintage

24V Aubergine

  • Pigmentation 5/10
  • Application 6/10
  • Texture 6/10
  • Wear 8/10
  • Overall Rating: 62.5% = D

24V aubergine

20M True Gold

  • Pigmentation 10/10
  • Application 10/10
  • Texture 10/10
  • Wear 10/10
  • Overall Rating: 100% = A

20M true gold

82V Nina’s Orchid

  • Pigmentation 5/10
  • Application 6/10
  • Texture 6/10
  • Wear 8/10
  • Overall Rating: 62.5% = D

82V nina's orchid a

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