Natasha Denona Pastel Mini Palette Review & Swatches

Pastel

Natasha Denona Pastel Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new miniature-sized palette that included one matte eyeshadow paired with four shimmery shades. For the brand, it wasn’t as good as expected, though comparing to all eyeshadow palettes, certainly not bad at all. I just found the center shade to be lacking in texture in particular.

Ingredients

Pastel

LELimited Edition. $27.00.


Aurora (468DC)

Aurora (468DC) is a light, golden copper with warm undertones and a very subtle green-gold shifting sparkle.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, slightly too emollient at times
  • Applied best with a fingertip
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. – $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Duo-Chrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Lauryl Dimethicone, Silica, Sorbitan Isostearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polysorbate 60, Cellulose Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol,, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Triacetin, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Twiggy (469M)

Twiggy (469M) is a light pink with warmer undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen.

  • Opaque color payoff
  • Lightly emollient, smooth without being too thick
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. – $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Silica, C10-18 Triglycerides, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-4, Zinc Stearate, Tocopherol, Kaolin, Maltodextrin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Ontario (470M)

Ontario (470M) is a very light, bluish-gray with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It was one of the firmer/stiffer shades from the brand I’ve encountered in awhile.

  • Medium, somewhat buildable coverage
  • Firmer, slightly thin and dry
  • Applied best with a fingertip, hard to pick up evenly with dry brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. – $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Ari (471CM)

Ari (471CM) is a rich, mint green with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, velvety texture
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

Formula Overview

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Sea Star (427SM)

Sea Star (427SM) is a slightly brighter, medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and flecks of larger sparkle over a semi-metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly emollient, slightly more textured by touch
  • Picked up well with dry brush and applied evenly with slight fallout
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. – $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Sparkling Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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