The (newly-released) Natasha Denona Gold eyeshadow palette features fifteen shades that are new to the brand. From a small collection of mattes that are described as rich and buttery to a beautiful collection of shimmery, sparkly metallics, you can also find a few duo-chrome shadows in this palette as well.
Now whether the hefty price tag that accompanies this eyeshadow palette is affordable or not, no one could deny how stunning this product is!! From the rich, deep shade range that appears very wearable to Natasha Denona's trademark style of packaging, it is fair to say that I definitely fell in love with the sight of this palette as soon as I discovered it over on social media.
Much to no one's surprise here, I must begin by saying that the shade range in this palette is to die for!
It has a collection of shadows that look beautiful on paler skin tones but also heavenly on rich, deep skin tones too. Thanks to the neutral/ warm-toned shade range, I would also have to say that I love how versatile this palette is for each and every eye colour as well. Whether you have brown eyes, blue eyes, hazel or green, I feel that this palette will compliment them all.
To touch, I would have to say that the matte shadows in this palette have a very rich and buttery formula, although they are not the easiest of shadows to work with if I am being completely honest with you all. When you first apply one of the matte shadows to your lid, it will look amazing! As you begin to softly blend one of these shadows out, however, the finish can become very streaky and patchy - as if all the pigmentation has been lost? I don't think I have ever come across an eyeshadow formula that takes so much building up for the finish to then look so patchy and uneven?! Especially from such a luxurious brand like Natasha Denona.
After a few hours of wear, I should also tell you that the matte shadows placed in my crease generally do break down and crease quite badly...
It is a shame that the deep, matte shades in this palette are unreliable. I would honestly love to say that I can reach for this palette with complete ease of mind but I just can't. For reference, I would also just like to mention that I have applied these eyeshadows both over an eye primer but also without any kind of primer as well. Out of the two, I would say that the eyeshadow looked best 'for me' when no primer was used, which may or may not be a positive thing?!
On the other hand, however, "I have to give credit where credit is due"... The metallics, shimmers and duo-chromes in the Gold palette by Natasha Denona are STUNNING in my opinion. They have the same gorgeous, buttery formula that is richly pigmented, and, thankfully, these shadows do not appear patchy or uneven once softly blended out! You can apply the metallics onto the lid with either a dampened flat shader brush or one completely dry for a more subtle stlyle of look. I, personally really enjoy pressing and swipping any metallic shadow onto my lid with my finger because I find this method allows the best performance out of the shade whilst also limiting any fall out as well.
Would I say that the Natasha Denona Gold eyeshadow palette is worth the hefty £111 price tag?
Well no I wouldn't say that it is.
This is a nice palette, in my opinion, although thare are flaws that need looking into. The metallics and sparkly shimmers are very lovely but they do not justify the patchy formulation of the matte shadows as far as I am aware. When you are spending such a significant amount of money on an eyeshadow palette like this you expect it to be perfect and unfortunately, I just can't say that this makes the cut.
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