I finally broke down and splurged on my first Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette! While testing it out, I had one thought in the back of my head… Is it worth the splurge? The answer? It most certainly is.
A sign from the makeup gods
In my opinion, eyeshadows are something that can easily make or break your makeup look. I am someone who will willingly spend big bucks if a shadow is going to be “that good”. I’ve had my eye on the Natasha Denona shadows for a while but I could never bring myself to break down and just do it. Well, the day finally came when I saw that my local Sephora now carries her palettes of 5! Maybe it was a sign from the makeup gods? Who knows. 😉
Let me tell you, after seeing so many raving reviews on her shadows, I had very high expectations. I’ve heard that her eyeshadows were basically the best out there. As soon as I swatched these shadows in Sephora I finally understood what the hype was all about. These shadows are crazy buttery and they have pigment like I’ve never seen before. The one matte shade in the palette, Shell, is extremely soft and buttery. This is a perfect transition shade! But I was most excited for the shimmery metallic shades. The metallics are also super buttery and pigmented. And the shine on them is no joke! Welcome to metallic eyeshadow heaven. They aren’t patchy at all and the shimmer is so fine that it looks like fairy dust on the eyes.
Worth the money?
The swatches above called for little to no effort. All I had to do was gently touch the shadows and I had enough product for a generous swatch! As you can see, the metallics shine so beautifully. I’m all about the shimmer, so that alone won me over. When you apply these you barely have to do any blending because they’re that buttery and soft. The shadows wore well all day and the pigment didn’t diminish throughout the day. These 5 palettes retail for $48. So at a little less than $10 a shadow these are totally worth it. If you’re looking to splurge on a shadow, or you want something that can give you beautiful eyeshadow looks with hardly any effort, I would try these out!
Have you tried Natasha Denona shadows?! I know I’m super late on this bandwagon!