Another week and another review, and this week its the highly hyped up Natasha Denona Lila Palette. Fret not because I also have a post dedicated to skin care to talk more about my skin journey for the past few months, coming up tomorrow. But first, let’s concentrate on the beauty that is this purple themed Lila Palette.
This palette was one of the more highly hyped about product releases this year, mostly due to how consistently great the eyeshadows from Natasha Denona are and partly because of the super high, shock inducing price tag that comes with it. So the Natasha Denona Lila Palette retails for 129$. Let’s break down that price:
|Product Name||# of Shadows||Retail Price||Price per Shadow||Total Weight||Price per Gram/Ounce|
|Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Single Eyeshadow||1||$12||$12||1.7 grams||$7.06|
|Make Up Geek Foiled (MUG) Eyeshadow||1||$10||$10||1.8 grams||$5.56|
|ABH Modern Renaissance Palette||14||$42||$3||0.56 grams x 14||$5.36|
|MAC Eyeshadow||1||$6||$6||1.5 grams||$4|
|Natasha Denona Sunset & Lila Palette||15||$129||$8.6||2.5 grams x 15 shadows||$3.44|
|Viseart Palette||12||$80||$6.66||24 grams total / 12 shadows = 2 grams per shadow||$3.33|
|MUG Eyeshadow (regular)||1||$6||$6||1.8 grams||$3.33|
|ColourPop Pressed Eyeshadow||1||$5||$5||1.5 grams||$3.33|
So, I know that the price is quite a shocker, but it isn’t the worst on the market when you look at price per gram.
That aside, lets just take a look at the Lila Palette. This is a fall release, and it is purple themed. Who’s excited ? This is a departure from my usual fall colors typically, but I am enamored. I was a huge purple lover back in college, and I was beyond excited for this release. I was not sure if I wanted to buy it because the price tag was so high but I caved.
The palette does not lean too warm or too cool. In my opinion, it is a perfectly neutral mixes of purple, with a couple of copper golds thrown in. The palette also contain a mix of finishes. It has totally 15 shades in it, 4 comfort mattes (CM), 6 metallics (M), 3 duo chromes (DC), 1 chroma Crystal (K) and 1 sheer metallic (S). From Sephora:
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A palette featuring 15 brand new gorgeous eye shadow shades in a combination of warm and cool violets, plums, and fuchsias—perfect for every skin tone.
Inspired by her love for the purple color scale, Natasha created the Lila Eyeshadow Palette just in time for Fall. This must-have palette includes all four classic eye shadow textures in her signature chroma crystal, creamy matte, metallic, and innovative duo chrome finishes. Use the velvety shades alone or layer together for head-turning, versatile eye looks for day or night.
-15 x Eye shadow in Per Se (matte medium smoky purple-grey), Viola (metallic medium fuchsia-violet), Amara (matte medium brown-berry), Cyclone (duo chrome bronze/copper with pink highlight), Nude Vino (matte medium nude-grape), Layla (metallic dark grey mauve), Amethyst (metallic medium bright violet), Magnetic (metallic medium bright fuchsia), Magnolia (chroma crytals light warm champagne), Nude (matte mauve medium), Juneau (sheer metallic light lavender), Livid (duo chrome medium lilac with silver-blue highlight), Puprure (metallic medium burgundy), Dragon Bite (duo chrome medium red with green highlight), Helio (metallic light pastel nude rose)
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I have said it before, and I will say it again, that the quality of Natasha Denona eyeshadows are gorgeous. They blend like a dream and stay on for hours, even on unprimed eyelids. The shimmers in this palette are quite beautiful and similar to the Sunset Palette (reviewed here), and the mattes are a dream to blend out. This palette also has a beautiful shade of tones, that can be work for day time appropriate to night time chic. A slight purple pink hue runs through the whole shade range which is stunning on the eyes.
The shade Dragon Bite (DC) has totally stunned me and probably is one of my top favorites, it is such a unique shade that I was smitten by it when I swatched it, I wore it on my eyes and my brown eyes popped. I think the color palate as a whole is very brown eye friendly, and actually apt as well, since the contrast makes brown eyes shine !
I personally think this is quite a unique palette in the beauty world. And though the price might be hard to swallow , the palette is quite stunning. The palette works well on its own and would complement other Natasha Denona palettes beautifully as well. The palette is currently available in Sephora and Beautylish (it’s out of stock at the moment, but keep checking back). Are you eyeing this ? What are your thoughts ?