Natasha Denona Mini Gold Palette
Natasha Denona eyeshadows are some of the most hyped and raved about that there are on the market and for a long time, I had wanted to try them, but with them being so expensive I had never splurged on them. It was only last year that I finally tried them when I got the Cosmotips X Shaaanxo Beauty Box for Christmas 2019, and since then I have become a wee bit obsessed with them.
The hype that they receive is absolutely justified. They are some of the softest, creamiest, pigmented and buttery eyeshadows that I have ever tried. The only other eyeshadows that are on par with them, are Pat McGrath’s, in my opinion. I have one Pat McGrath palette, and it offers the same quality as that of Natasha’s eyeshadows.
There are nine palettes in Natasha’s Mini series. Each of the palettes are quite different in story colour, but they all contain mattes shadows and foiled/metallic/shimmer shadows.
Each pan size is smaller than those in the larger palettes, but they are so pigmented that you barely need any product on your brush so you won’t go through them quickly. They’re a great way to try Natasha’s shadows without having to spend a huge amount of money on one palette. They are, in my opinion, a great size and a great addition to any makeup bag or collection.
Mini Gold contains five shades, three greens, a foiled gold and a warm transition shade. The following shades are included in this palette:
- Lodge (warm slightly dark peach, matte finish)
- Dark Sepia (dark cool toned green, sparkly finish)
- D’or (peachy gold, foiled finish)
- Bia (a pukey green shade, matte finish)
- Antheia (golden sage green, sparkle finish)
I love this palette and the shades in it, but I struggle to pair the shade Bia with others in the palette. I don’t ahve anything really like it in my collection so it is unique in comparison to anything else I have and it’s a shade I quite like.
I have used it through my crease and blended it out so it’s barely noticeable, and I like to pair it with a light gold/champagne shade, as I’ve found that to work best, although it does pair nicely with the shade D’or. I have also used it blended along my lower lashline with a gold shade on my lid. It looked really lovely both ways.
The shade Antheia reminds of MAC’s pigment in Blue Brown (which I don’t & have never owned, but seen photos of). The blue shift of this reminds me of the blue shift in the Blue Brown pigment. I can’t compare them to see how similar they are, but going by photos, they are quite similar.
D’or is a beautiful foiled gold shade that I love to use alone and with a transition shade. For a quick look I use it all over my lid and into my crease, I tightline with a brown liner and add lashings of mascara and I’m good to go. This look is perfect for work, college, school etc and can be adapted for an evening or night out. You could add a winged liner or smoke some liner across your upper lash line, add some falsies and you have a beautiful smokey look.
If you love a green eyeshadow, this palette is a great buy and one you’d get a lot of use from, I imagine. I would definitely recommend it. It’s in expensive and great quality. It’s small, compact and light so it’s fantastic for travelling, too (whenever we can do that again). I like the the lid is transparant so you can see into the palette. For €25 / £22 / $25 it’s well worth checking out.
Have you tried any of Nastasha’s palettes? What do you think of them?
Thank you for reading, until next time, take care xx