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Natasha Denona Retro Glam Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Retro Glam

Natasha Denona Retro Glam 15-Pan Small Eyeshadow Palette ($69.00 for 0.67 oz.) is a new, seemingly permanent addition to the midi palette range. It takes inspiration from the larger Glam palette and the Retro mini palette that the brand has released in the past.

Individually, the quality of the eyeshadows was typically consistent with what I’d expect from Natasha Denona’s formulas, but I did not feel like the palette came together as nicely as I expected. There was more overlap between key shades and a lack of depth to ensure contrast between one shade and the next when it came to the more matte finishes.

I was personally disappointed since the color story itself was singing to my sage-green-loving heart, but I didn’t love it in practice.

Ingredients

Flare (453SM)

Flare (453SM) is a medium-dark red with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • Pat McGrath Blitz Flame (PiP, $25.00).
  • MAC Firewerk the Room (LE, $21.00).
  • Sydney Grace Ladylike (P, $6.25).
  • UOMA Beauty Nzinga (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Nocturne (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Floored (P, $19.00).
  • Pat McGrath Hedonistic (PiP, $25.00).
  • Buxom Best Life (P, $12.00).
  • ColourPop Mercy (LE, $4.50).
  • Natasha Denona Purpure (147M) (DC, $29.00).

Ingredients

TALC,CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE,MICA,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,SILICA,ZINC STEARATE,SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,CARMINE [CI 75470],IRON OXIDES CI 77499,TIN OXIDE,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Jazzy (454M)

Jazzy (454M) is a blackened brown base with subtle, warm red undertones that peeked through paired with a pearly sheen.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Tom Ford Beauty First Frost #4 (LE, ).
  • MAC Bye Bye Bahamas (LE, $17.00).
  • ColourPop Choc Full (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Constrictor (LE, $4.50).
  • NARS Madrid (P, $22.00).
  • Kaja Tiger’s Eye (P, $16.00).
  • Huda Beauty Jaguar #6 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Daydreamer (PiP, $4.50).
  • Give Me Glow Robot Girl (P, $7.00).
  • NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00).

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,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,ZINC STEARATE,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,IRON OXIDES CI 77492,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Oscar (455M)

Oscar (455M) is a light, antique gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Melt Cosmetics No Regrets (LE, ).
  • NARS Kauai I (PiP, $19.00).
  • Sydney Grace Ristretto (PiP, $6.25).
  • Huda Beauty Bold Moves (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Drama Szn (LE, $9.00).
  • Pat McGrath Metallurgy (LE, $25.00).
  • Chanel Lumieres Naturelles #1 (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Smooch (Deep) (PiP, $6.25).
  • Give Me Glow 90s (PiP, $7.00).
  • Coloured Raine Amazon Basin (LE, $6.99).

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,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE,MICA,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,ALUMINA,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,ZINC STEARATE,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,BRONZE POWDER CI 77400,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,SILICA,TIN OXIDE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Evergreen (456CP)

Evergreen (456CP) is a muted, medium-dark sage green with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Medium, buildable color coverage
  • Firmer feel, harder to pick up evenly
  • Needed to be more blendable
  • 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.

  • Viseart Beryl (PiP, ).
  • Sydney Grace Trailhead (PiP, $5.25).
  • MAC Beatallica (LE, $17.00).
  • Sydney Grace Lost (P, $5.25).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Enviously (PiP, ).
  • Sydney Grace Siren Call (P, $5.25).
  • Sydney Grace Moss (P, $5.25).
  • Coloured Raine Showtime (LE, $6.99).
  • MAC Palm Leaves (LE, $17.00).
  • Morphe Enchanted (LE, ).

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 Cream-Powder Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

MICA,DIMETHICONE,SQUALANE,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,SILICA,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,IRON OXIDES CI 77492,HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER,BLUE 1 LAKE CI 42090,ZINC STEARATE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE,BORON NITRIDE,DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER,PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE,TOCOPHEROL,LAURETH-4.

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.

Marlin (457M)

Marlin (457M) is a light, minty green with subtle, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Danessa Myricks Titanium (P, $18.00).
  • Sydney Grace Nomadic Romance (LE, $6.25).
  • City Color Tide Pool (P, $6.99).
  • Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00).
  • ColourPop Special Delivery (P, $6.00).
  • Sydney Grace Mint Chocolate Chip (LE, $6.25).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Soleil et Lune #4 (LE, ).
  • Melt Cosmetics Blue Dream (LE, ).
  • Huda Beauty Emerald #3 (LE, ).
  • Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00).

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,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,ALUMINA,MICA,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,ALUMINUM POWDER CI 77000,SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE,ZINC STEARATE,YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140,SILICA,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,TIN OXIDE,FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE CI 77510,FERRIC FERROCYANIDE CI 77510,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Maxi (458M)

Maxi (458M) is a rich, deeper taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a grayish-silvery overtone paired with a metallic finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy, slightly more loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (PiP, $29.00).
  • Pat McGrath Platinum Dusk (PiP, $25.00).
  • LORAC Luna (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Opulence (LE, $6.25).
  • Sydney Grace Somber (P, $5.00).
  • Dior Soft Cashmere #4 (PiP, ).
  • Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $19.00).
  • Chanel Les Indispensables #5 (LE, ).
  • Anastasia Libra (LE, $12.00).
  • LORAC Foliage (LE, ).

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,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,IRON OXIDES CI 77492,ZINC STEARATE,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Sage (459CM)

Sage (459CM) is a medium, muted, minty green with cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, blendable, finely-milled without being too powdery
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Clionadh Sedge (P, $4.50).
  • Viseart Mint (26) (LE, ).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Matcha (PiP, ).
  • Terra Moons Just a Phase (P, $6.00).
  • KVD Beauty Gloom (LE, ).
  • Give Me Glow So Rich (P, $7.00).
  • Haus Labs Mint Matte (P, $24.00).
  • Melt Cosmetics Lagrimas (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Made in the Shade (LE, $4.50).
  • Huda Beauty Emerald #2 (LE, ).

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,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,IRON OXIDES CI 77492, DIMETHICONE, BLUE 1 LAKE CI 42090, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER,SILICA, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Holly (460CM)

Holly (460CM) is a light pinky-poeach with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was a bit thinner and more powdery than typical ND mattes.

  • Opaque color coverage but sheered out a bit
  • Smooth, blendable, finely-milled with light powderiness
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • Long-wearing (8.5 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.

  • ColourPop Sweetie (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Matter of Fact (PiP, $4.50).
  • Huda Beauty Khaki Haze #2 (PiP, ).
  • Give Me Glow Milkshake (P, $7.00).
  • Ciate Aura (PiP, ).
  • Give Me Glow Baby Peach (P, $7.00).
  • Anastasia Waisted (LE, $12.00).
  • Chanel Tender #1 (PiP, ).
  • KKW Beauty Japan (PiP, ).
  • NYX Leather and Lace (P, $4.50).

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,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,ZINC STEARATE,DIMETHICONE,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,IRON OXIDES CI 77492,CARMINE CI 75470,TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER,MALTODEXTRIN,SILICA,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Fringe (461CM)

Fringe (461CM) is a pale green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, blendable, finely-milled without being too powdery
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Glaminatrix Vine (P, $7.30).
  • Natasha Denona Breath (383CP) (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Baby Face (LE, $4.50).
  • Huda Beauty Emerald #2 (LE, ).
  • Sugarpill Twitch (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Checkmate (DC, $4.50).
  • Natasha Denona Andradite (340CM) (LE, ).
  • ColourPop De Menthe (PiP, $4.50).
  • By Beauty Bay Mint (LE, ).
  • Clionadh Sprite (P, $4.50).

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,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,ZINC STEARATE,IRON OXIDES CI 77492,DIMETHICONE,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE,BLUE 1 LAKE CI 42090,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER,MICA,SILICA,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Fay (462CM)

Fay (462CM) is a light, golden taupe with warmer, olive undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, blendable, finely-milled without being too powdery
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Sephora Mushroom (LE, ).
  • Smashbox Taupe (P, $22.00).
  • KVD Beauty Ashes (LE, ).
  • Chanel Les Indispensables #6 (LE, ).
  • Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $17.00).
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 (PiP, $19.00).
  • KVD Beauty Sage (Contour) (PiP, ).
  • NARS Blondie (P, $19.00).
  • Zoeva Lost in Thoughts (PiP, ).
  • Huda Beauty Suede (Remastered) (PiP, ).

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,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,ZINC STEARATE,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,IRON OXIDES CI 77492,DIMETHICONE,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER,SILICA,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Flutter (463K)

Flutter (463K) is a pale peach with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish.

  • Nearly opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy, slightly more loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Jouer Champagne (LE, ).
  • Viseart Bijoux Royal #2 (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Bailey’s Bliss (P, $6.25).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Nymph (P, $6.00).
  • LORAC Whisper (PiP, ).
  • Tarte Glitter Glue (LE, ).
  • Morphe Beam (LE, ).
  • MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $17.00).
  • LORAC Dream It (LE, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Beak-a-Boo (LE, $4.50).

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,ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE,CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE,MICA,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,TIN OXIDE,CARMINE CI 75470,ZINC STEARATE,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Lucy (464CM)

Lucy (464CM) is a very light, golden taupe with warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, blendable, finely-milled without being too powdery
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Sephora Mushroom (LE, ).
  • Smashbox Taupe (P, $22.00).
  • KVD Beauty Ashes (LE, ).
  • Chanel Les Indispensables #6 (LE, ).
  • Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $17.00).
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 (PiP, $19.00).
  • KVD Beauty Sage (Contour) (PiP, ).
  • NARS Blondie (P, $19.00).
  • Zoeva Lost in Thoughts (PiP, ).
  • Huda Beauty Suede (Remastered) (PiP, ).

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 Crystal Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,ZINC STEARATE,IRON OXIDES CI 77492,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,DIMETHICONE,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER,SILICA,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Palladian (465M)

Palladian (465M) is a washed-out aqua with warmer, greenish undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy, slightly thicker in feel
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Urban Decay Brixton (LE, $19.00).
  • Sephora Julie T (LE, ).
  • NYX Glass Slipper (P, $6.00).
  • Juvia’s Place Chefchaouen (P, ).
  • ColourPop Play It Cool (PiP, $4.50).
  • YSL Indie Jasper #5 (LE, ).
  • Dior Mellow Shade #1 (LE, ).
  • Huda Beauty Mint #2 (LE, ).
  • Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Zoe (P, $8.00).

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,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS CI 77288,TIN OXIDE,ZINC STEARATE,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Belle (466CM)

Belle (466CM) is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque, buildable color coverage
  • Smooth, blendable, finely-milled without being too powdery
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • Tom Ford Beauty Insolent Rose #3 (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Rose Ave (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop With Luv (LE, $4.50).
  • MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos (LE, $17.00).
  • MAC Missing My Baby (LE, $17.00).
  • Sydney Grace Soul Mates (Deep) (PiP, $5.25).
  • YSL Paris #2 (LE, ).
  • Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (DC, $21.00).
  • Anastasia Love (LE, $12.00).
  • Too Faced Secret Santa (LE, $16.00).

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,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,ZINC STEARATE,CARMINE CI 75470,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,DIMETHICONE,IRON OXIDES CI 77492,TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER,MALTODEXTRIN,SILICA,TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Oz (467M)

Oz (467M) is a darker, forest green with warm, olive undertones and a lightly metallic sheen.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • 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.

  • NARS Hellcat (P, $22.00).
  • NARS Hooked (LE, $19.00).
  • Fyrinnae Elf Owl (P, $7.00).
  • Coloured Raine Side of Olives (DC, $6.99).
  • Sydney Grace Eye Candy (PiP, $6.25).
  • UOMA Beauty Trinidad (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor (PiP, $6.25).
  • Makeup Geek Venom (DC, $6.00).
  • Huda Beauty Emerald #8 (LE, ).
  • Dose of Colors Rule Breaker (PiP, ).

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,TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE,DIISOSTEARYL MALATE,IRON OXIDES CI 77499,CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS CI 77288,CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN,IRON OXIDES CI 77491,ZINC STEARATE, TOCOPHEROL.

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.

Oz (467M)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00.

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