If I had to put my money on which palette is going to stay as the most hyped palette throughout this year, I would bet on Natasha Denona Sunset Palette. And trust me when I say, I would win big, because *spoiler alert* this palette is worth the hype and SO much more !
When the teasers for the palette were put out, I thought that the color selection for this palette, seeing as it is a summer release, was quite off. But now, looking at the trend ( I am looking at you Urban Decay Naked Heat palette), I think these sunset shades are the new summer scorchers (see what I did there ?). I was not interested in the palette initially because that price tag, 129$, took my breath away. I know the line as is, is quite expensive but chucking down that kind of money in one go was, scary. Also, it was limited edition and I didn’t want to fight to get it, which is always the case when Limited Edition items release.
Anywho, the Natasha Denona Sunset palette was released on May 12th and sold out everywhere within the hour. I couldn’t snag it as well during the original release. But Sephora was restocking without notice, and so I kept my eye on the Sephora site and was able to grab one when it was back in stock a week later, I believe. Am I glad I did. It was quite an effort but worth it, I can tell you.
What it is:
An eyeshadow palette with 15 shades in Natasha Denona’s signature matte, duo chrome, metallic, and chroma crystal finishes.
What it does:
Inspired by the colors of the sunset, this palette features 15 gorgeous eyeshadow shades in a combination of warm brown tones, burnt oranges, reds, golds, bronzes, and yellows. It includes all four of Natasha Denona’s classic formulas in her signature chroma crystal, matte, and metallic finishes.
This palette contains:
– 15 x 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Eyeshadow in Atmosphere (metallic rose bronze), Morgana (duo chrome red with gold), Mandarine (duo chrome mandarin with gold), Ice Gold (chroma sheer cream with gold sparkle), Bronzage (chroma crystal light copper), Aubade (chroma crystal warm gold), Sundazed (chroma crystal gold), Bermuda (matte pastel peachy nude), Panjin (matte red), Igneous (matte deep brown), Sol (matte warm yellow), Terra (matte terracotta), Horizon (matte warm orange), Vulcano (matte dark brown with mauve), Sinai (matte burnt terracotta)
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
Internationally renowned makeup artist Natasha Denona developed her own eyeshadow formulas after struggling for over 20 years with eyeshadows that were dry, dull, and difficult to blend. Natasha’s easy-to-use pressed pigments have been chosen as the best in the world by the most influential beauty gurus and leading makeup artists.
Natasha Denona’s Eyeshadow palettes have changed the makeup game around the globe. Infused with real crushed pearls, each unique palette supports anti-aging and offers extraordinarily rich, pure pigments, ultra-high color payoff, and buttery, creamy, easy-to-blend formulas. They’re long-lasting, water-resistant, and are formulated with a high percentage of mica to hydrate lids.
This product is cruelty-free and free of talc.
I feel that if you have been loving the trend of warm shimmery shades then this palette is perfect for you. I do find that the shimmery shades are quite warm, but the mattes are neutral to warm. So, they are perfect for in the crease won’t look too muddy or too orange on the skin.
The picture swatches don’t do the palette justice to real life gorgeousness at all. And I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy matte shades when the texture is right. I wore a completely matte, orange red look last week, and it stayed on through out the day and was really easy to do, with all the shades in the palette. The yellow, might seem pretty bold, but it is a sheer matte, the only shade to go on a bit sheer. And it is perfect for blending out the crease edges, and make it look beautiful, especially on medium to dark skin tones !
The shimmery shades blend like butter, and are the very best I have tried, no joke. They are stunning, they truly pop on the eyelids, and sparkle so well. My personal favorite eyeshadow so far have been the Tom Ford eyeshadows, whether glitter or cream or shimmery shades, because they have some beautiful nuances. Are the Natasha Denona shadows as nuanced ? No. But if you want a gorgeous sparkly or gilterry eyelid, for a bam! look , I would definitely choose Natasha Denona. The Tom Ford eyeshadows are more dinner or formal evening party appropriate in my opinion.
In comparison to her previous palette, the Star Palette, I find the mattes and the shimmers are more refined in the Sunset palette. They stay on through out the day, and have little to no fallout on me. Is it worth the 129$ price tag, I think if you can see yourself use atleast 12 of the 15 shades, you can definitely check this palette out.
Overall thoughts are that if you like a warm theme, it is gorgeous. As a standalone palette as well, I think this is the best palette Natasha Denona has put out. You can find the Natasha Denona Sunset palette on Sephora. They are currently out of stock, but I would keep checking at Sephora as they seem to be restocking intermittently. What are your thoughts about the palette ? Have you tried it yet ?