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The Natasha Denona Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette is HERE for Holiday 2018!
These mini palettes are a fabulous way to get a taste of the fabulous Natasha Denona Eyeshadow formula without breaking the bank. I have the original, full-size Star Eyeshadow Palette here where 5 of the 18 shades are included in the Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette.
Keep reading for the review, swatches and an eye look using the 5 shades from the Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette!
what is it
The Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette is a palette with 18 eyeshadow shades including 2 never before seen textures. (This palette was originally released in 2016 so I would imagine that in the past 2 years we’ve seen those textures again in her more recent palettes).
This palette contains several different formulas laid out in a unique concept to easily create your most gorgeous looks. The shadows included are said to be “long-lasting, with strong color payoff due to thanks to a high percentage of pure pigments. Extremely bendable and buildable the shades will not crease and easily adhere to the eye even without primer”.
4 x Crystal Eyeshadow in 101K Spectrum (sparkling golden brown), 109K Cosmo (sparkling golden olive), 112K Galaxia (icy sheer shade with multi-colored crystals), 116K Polaris (sheer golden nude with gold crystals)
9 x Creamy Matte Eyeshadow in 102CM Earth (matte dark brown), 104CM Flesh (matte warm nude transition), 106CM Gemma (matte dark brown with red undertone), 108CM Titania (matte neutral medium brown), 110CM Diadem (matte grey-violet transition), 111CM Vega (matte transition with pink undertone), 113CM Phoenix (matte medium bright plum), 115CM Electra (matte medium grape), 117CM Atik (matte medium transition nude with cool undertone)
3 x Metallic Eyeshadow in 103M Bellatrix (metallic nude), 107M Atria (metallic burnt bronze), 118M Rhea (metallic coral)
2 x Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow in 105DC Orion (duo chrome green-brown), 114DC Supernova (duo chrome brown with silver)
The Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette was definitely an investment piece for me. It was a product I constantly looked at swatches for and always had to talk myself out of. Last year when I took my daughter to the American Girl Doll store we stopped in the neighboring Sephora. Armed with gift cards I was able to swatch the palette in person… and couldn’t resist any longer.
This palette has both warm and cool shades in varying finishes to entice basically everyone into some form of submission. I was originally more drawn to the warmer side (left) but find myself constantly using the cool side (right).
I found most of the Mattes to be incredibly pigmented and they wore nicely blended into each other. Of all of the matte shades Phoenix and Electra were slightly patchy but buildable to even.
The Duo-Chromes absolutely need to be used wet to get that effect. Orion is semi-sheer when used dry and Supernova is really pretty used dry, but if you’re going for Duo-Chrome you want to get them damp to amp them up.
Both the Crystal and Metallic shades are also best when applied wet or with a finger, pressing them onto the lid. The results are stunning and though I’m not normally one to want to use my finger to apply my shadow I do it with this palette because holy moly…. so beautiful!
The only thing out of the description that I didn’t find to be accurate was the claim that you don’t need a primer. My lids are very oily and I absolutely need a primer when wearing this palette. In a perfect world I wouldn’t, but my situation is far from ideal lol. Perhaps if you have dry skin you could get away with it?
The Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette is swatched below dry using a finger and on bare skin (no primers):
get the look
In the look below most of the eyeshadows used you can find in the Natasha Denona Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette. I marked those shades in bold print. The rest of the shades used are from the original Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette but are basic shadow shades that you can probably find in many palettes that you have at home.
I typed out the products used in the order that I use them to help you along more with the “tutorial”.
EYES: Urban Decay Primer Potion // MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly // Natasha Denona Star Palette – Vega (pressed all over from lash line to brow), Atik (transition shade, take it a little higher for more hooded eyes like mine), Earth (inner corner and outer V as well as in the deep crease) // Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer in L5 Neutral (to cut the crease, staying in the center) // Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (to wet brush for Bellatrix & Orion) // Natasha Denona Star Palette – Bellatrix (used wet, pressed to the center where the KVD was placed), Orion (used wet, blended between Earth & Bellatrix to transition them together), Galaxia (used dry, inner corner highlight), Earth (to blend up a bit toward brow – because hooded eyes), Atik (smudged under lower lash liner) // Stilazzi Gel Eyeliner in Smoky Quartz (top liner) // Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Luster Liner in Liquid Gold (bottom waterline) // Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner in Espresso (bottom liner) // IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (top lashes) // Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara (bottom lashes)
Like I said, this palette is an investment. I would definitely urge you to pick up the Natasha Denona Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette, which is 5 shades and retails for $25.00, ASAP. It is currently available exclusively on the Sephora website and is limited edition (and will likely go very quickly).
For now, I’ll just be over here trying not to lose my mind and buy the Natasha Denona Gold Eyeshadow Palette that is coming out in October, also for Holiday 2018! I have so many of those shade a million times over but there is something about seeing them all together like that that gets me every time!