I’m back, finally. I’ve taken (another) break from blogging/social media as my dad passed away in January and along with that, I’ve had a lot going on. It has been and continues to be a tough time for me personally. My mental health has taken a battering, but I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to post once a week. Blogging is a nice distraction from reality for me, and it also gives me something to focus on and I’m excited to be posting again.
I’ve previously posted reviews on Natasha Denona’s Mini Gold (here) and Mini Glam (here) palettes and today I’ll be reviewing her Mini Retro palette. This palette, just like other palettes in the mini range this has five shadows all with matte and metallic finishes.
I mentioned in my posts that these palettes offer the same high quality that we’ve come to know and love from Natasha and this palette is no different. The pigmentation, performance, application, how they blend, how they wear etc. I have three minis shades that I got in a gift with purchase and they also offer that same high quality.
They are gorgeous shades and the name ‘Retro’ suits the palette really well, I think. It’s a gorgeous palette and would make a great addition to any makeup collection, particularly if you like greens and pinks. The colour story of this palette is pinks, neutrals and greens, all of which work well together, in my opinion. They are gorgeous shades and the name ‘Retro’ suits the palette really well, I think. Mini Retro contains the following shades:
- Galaxia – Light warm nude (metallic)
- Industrial – Green Taupe (metallic)
- ’60s – Olive/Khaki Green (matte)
- Vintage Taupe – Camel transition (matte)
- Pixie – Golden Pink (metallic)
Galaxia is a nice light warm toned peachy champagne shade. I adore this all over the lid with a brown smokey liner. It looks beautiful and I love how it sparkles, especially when it catches the light. It’s a really stunning shade and probably one of the nicest shades out of all the eyeshadows I have. This is an existing shade in the Star palette.
Industrial is taupe with a green shift. It reminds me of Blue Brown pigment by MAC Cosmetics. Now, they are not the shade as Industrial has a green shift and Blue Brown is a brown with a blue shift, but for some reason it’s the colour shift that reminds me of Blue Brown. It would be gorgeous for a deep eye look, especially for a night out. This is an existing shade in the Green – Brown 28 palette.
‘60s is a gorgeous khaki shade and one that I adore. I love a khaki shadow, although I only have two, with the only other one I have being Destiny by Anastasia Beverly Hills, which is in their Subculture palette. Both are quite similar, although I think that Destiny is marginally deeper.
‘60s is lovely all over the eyes with either a brown liner smoked across the lash line or else with a thin black liner and a wing. It looks gorgeous both ways and is a really lovely colour for green and brown eyes in particular, I think. This is a new shade and does not exist in any current palette
Vintage Taupe is a lovely warm toned peachy rose shade. It pairs well with Pixi. It’s lovely though the crease with Pixi all over the lid, but it works well with all shadows in this palette. It also pairs well with other pink eyeshadows I have from other palettes. It’s a really pretty shade that works well alone and paired with others. This is an existing shade in the Tropic palette.
Pixi is a gorgeous warm peachy rose shade. I really like this, it really brightens up the eye area and is lovely on all eyes, especially blue and green eyes. It’s lovely with some black winged liner. The starkness between this peachy rosy pink and a rich black liner really sets this shade off and the shine it gives.
I personally love this and I get a lot of use from it. Industrial is my least used shade, only because its quite a deep shade and it’s something I’d be more inclined to wear on a night out, to a concert or festival, but it is personal preference.
Retro would make a great addition to any makeup collection, especially if you liked neutrals and greens. The mini palettes by Natasha are great value too, they are only €25 / £22 / $25. They’re a great starting point if you want to try Natasha’s shadows but aren’t ready or willing to splurge out on one of her midi or larger palettes.
Thank you for reading, until next time, take care xx