I’ll give you a minute…
If your body is ready now, this is THE Natasha Denona 28 Eyeshadow Palette in Purple Blue ($239), and it’s about to sell out on Beautylish as we speak!
The hype around this product is very real for many reasons, the first one being the price (!), the second being the colors, and the third being the formula.
For $239, this single item is one of the most expensive eyeshadow palettes on the market. The pans work out to roughly $8.50, and you’re getting 28 of them. If you only collect Natasha Denona eyeshadows, this is a great value.
But if you’re like me and collect eyeshadows from almost every brand, this is a question mark (?) for sure. Buying 28 Makeup Geek or MAC eyeshadows (like the $6 refill pans) would actually save you money!
These are presented as “pro-quality” and “ultra-pigmented,” and they’re packaged in a VERY smartly designed, sleek, and surprisingly small palette. I really appreciate the wide variety of different colors and finishes.
The colors speak for themselves. Beautiful and subtle, but loud and incredibly nuanced at the same time. As the “Purple-Blue” palette, you get an incredible range with some added pinks, silvers, and taupes. I would say that I’m a neutral lover with an appreciation for color, and I find that this palette is very wearable, save for three or four of the colors. I think the range of colors rounds out the palette for color lovers and neutral lovers alike.
The Purple Blue palette contains:
28V electric violet, 82V nina’s orchid, 51M rosewood, 80M piggy, 40M lavender gray, 11M metallic steel blue, 11V steel blue, 38M gray-brown, 24V aubergine, 22M maroon, 60M golden rose, 63M oxide, 84V powder blue, 09M quick silver, 32P deep slate gray, 75P satin skin, 52M golden beige, 70P cool plum, 92M petroleum blue, 89V koh tao, 03V deep pacific, 12M glaze, 23P smoky plum, 49M vintage, 05M calypso blue, 65V smoke, 04M chromatic, 01V navy
70 g / 2.5 oz.
This is one of the harder aspects to write about because I have mixed opinions on the very stark difference between the mattes and the shimmers.
The shimmers feel gel-like and thick to me, adhering to my lids like a cream. They behave more like pressed pigments than any eyeshadow I’ve used. In contrast, overall, the mattes are tricky to work with. They’re dry, leave some fallout, and don’t apply as smoothly as I’d like. I have to work quickly and carefully to avoid making a mess.
As for the purple, pink, and turquoise mattes, they blend out a little better — as you can see in my look below — but I still have to use skin-toned eyeshadows to blend away the edges.
A few of my favorite looks…
- 28V Electric Violet all over the lid
- 82V Nina’s Orchid blended to the edges of 28V Electric Violet
- 68M Golden Rose in the center of my lid
- 80M Piggy in the inner corner
- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette for warm matte blending shades throughout
Also wearing: MAC Lipglass in Pure Fiction, Becca Luminous Aqua Foundation in Fair, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold, Chosungah 22 Brow Maker in Black-Brown
- 63M Oxide concentrated on the lid
- 1V Navy and 65V Smoke right in the crease and the outer crease. Was almost unable to make the blue look smooth…but I kept going!
- 5m Calypso Blue along the entire bottom waterline
- 60M Golden Rose patted onto the front part of the waterline
- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette for warm blending shades throughout
Also wearing: MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Touch the Earth, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in N120, Estee Lauder Bronzing Powder in Medium.
I forgot to do my brows, eek!
If you’re a hardcore eyeshadow lover like I am, I think you’ll love the beautiful colors and convenience of this palette, and while the dark mattes aren’t my favorite, I’m willing to work around them because I can’t live without some of these shimmers.
This is truly a guilty pleasure palette, and I hope I can do it justice with some more colorful looks in the future!
If you’re game for it, the $239 Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28 is available now at Beautylish.
See you in the next,