I have a review on Natasha Denona’s Mini Glam eyeshadow palette for you today. I’m a little obsessed with Natasha’s eyeshadows. The formulas, colour selection, the consistency of each shadow/palette (that I have tried), the pigmentation and the quality. The quality is unbeatable and the only other shadows that I have tried which are on par, are Pat McGrath’s.
I have three mini and three midi palettes and as mentioned above, in today’s post I will be focusing on her Mini Glam palette. Each of the palettes are quite different in story colour, but they all contain a mixture of mattes and metallic shades.
Each pan size in the mini palettes is considerably smaller than those in the larger palettes, but they are so pigmented that you barely need any product on your brush, and anyway, it’s not often we go through a full palette so these mini palettes are a great addition to any collection and a fantastic way to try Natasha’s shadows without having to spend a huge amount of money on one palette.
Mini Glam contains the following shades: Natasha Denona Mini Glam Palette
- Anjo – Greyish Brown Taupe (metallic)
- Faye – Light Champagne (metallic)
- Golden Flesh – Peachy Golden (metallic)
- Harlow – Sandy transition shade (matte)
- Seed – Rich, deep chocolate brown (matte)
To my knowledge all shades, except for two, are all new shades. The shade Golden Flesh is an existing shade in the Green-Brown Palette and Seed is an existing shade in the Biba Palette.
I am a neutral gal at heart, although I love pops of colour (especially purples) but I always go back to neutrals. They’re easy to wear, the suit every eye colour, every eye shape and they always look glam. It’s hard not to create a glamorous eye look with neutral shades. When I saw this palette, I knew I would get it. I use every shade, either alone, with others from this palette or others that I have. There is no shade in this palette untouched. I love the Mini Glam for neutral everyday looks.
The shade Golden Flesh is one that I love to apply all over my lid and into my crease, with either winged liner or else a brown liner smudged across my lash line for a smoky effect. This is a perfectly simple but still impactful look that can be suitable for day or evening/night wear.
I sometimes do this with Faye and without any liner at all and I have a simple look that takes no time at all. They are two of my favourites to create and takes no time at all. Sometimes I will apply the shade Harlow through my crease and use one of the metallics on my lids. Harlow is a lovely shade both as a transition and as an all over lid colour.
Another look is love to create is with Harlow through my crease. I then apply Golden Flesh across the centre of my lid and Faye on the inner third and inner corner. I like to deepen the outer corner very slightly with a small amount of Seed or maybe a lighter brown from another palette.
The swatches above are one swipe swatches. I didn’t need to build them up at all. Because of how pigmented and metallic these shades are, you don’t need much product on your brush. Start off with a very small amount and build up.
I think these mini palettes are a great idea to start out with especially as Natasha’s palettes can be quite expensive and at €25 / £22 / $25 they’re a great way to try Natasha’s shadows and see if you like them. There are a range of palettes in the mini range so there is something for everyone. This palette is available from the following retailers: Beautylish, Cult Beauty, Feel Unique, Look Fantastic, NatashaDenona.com, Sephora (France) and Sephora (US).
Thank you for reading, until next time, take care xx