I thought I could stay away from the Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette. But that is just me being hilarious because everyone knows I can’t resist good-quality, wearable, matte eye shadow shades.
what is it
The Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette is touted as being a palette with “a range of five versatile, nude shades”.
It’s considered to be “user-friendly” with a “sand-inspired shade range” that can be used to create “a variety of makeup looks from casual matte to high metallic and smoky”.
Five eyeshadow shades are included in: Arrosto (dark, matte brown with a yellow undertone), Dune (light peachy golden nude metallic), Safari (medium dusty ochre matte), Copper Stone (rich copper with a golden nude metallic effect) and Zand (medium warm ochre matte).
The packaging of the Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette is similar to the 5-pans that are currently in the line with just a few slight differences to the clear top (which I love) as well as the case itself being more rounded at the corners. I do wish the shade names were on the front below the eye shadows themselves but they’re easily accessible on the back of the palette.
Right off I love this palette. Every shade packs good pigment, is easy to work with and blends nicely.
With Copper Stone your best bet is to apply with your finger or, even better, using a damp brush. When I used this shade dry it didn’t really give any oomph. Dune was able to be used dry and looked beautiful though applying with a damp brush will also bring out more of the metallic look.
Each shade wore well all day over primer. I truly have no major negatives.
Overall, yes it’s likely you have shades similar to this. There isn’t anything unique going on. But if you’ve been wanting to try out Natasha Denona as a brand and have been waiting for a super-wearable, fantastic day-to-night eyeshadow palette then Camel is exactly what you’ll want to pick up.
It’s clear I’m a fan of these eyeshadows. The Natasha Denona Lila Eyeshadow Palette is probably my favorite eyeshadow palette of all of the ones I own because it’s so many shades and looks in one place, but I do have a penchant for shopping the 5 pans.
I’m planning a future post with all of the ones I have here swatched…. stay tuned!
The Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette is swatched below dry using a finger and on bare skin (no primers):
get the look
EYES: ULTA Matte Eye Primer in Nude; Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette – Safari (started as a transition shade but I also dusted this over the lid and then used it to blend out the crease color, smudged under lower lash line), Zand (to deepen crease, blended up and the outer V), Copper Stone (used wet all over the lid), Dune (dry at inner corners of the eye); Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in So Pale (under brow bone); Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (to wet brush); Stilazzi Gel Eyeliner in Smoky Quartz (top liner); Tom Ford Eye Kohl in Metallic Mink (lower waterline); IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (top lashes); Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara (lower lashes)
EYES: ULTA Matte Eye Primer in Nude; Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in So Pale (under brow bone); Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette – Zand (crease and blended up + more blended with Arrosto and smudged under lower lash line), Arrosto (lid and crease blended into Zand), Dune (dry at inner corners of the eye); Tom Ford Eye Kohl in Metallic Mink; NARS Climax Mascara
EYES: Karity Pre-Shadow; MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly; Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in So Pale (under brow bone); Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette – Zand (crease and blended up, under lower lash line), Dune (dry, on the lid); Stilazzi Gel Eyeliner in Smoky Quartz (top liner); Tom Ford Eye Kohl in Metallic Mink (bottom waterline); NARS Climax Mascara