Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona Holiday Collection 2017

October 29, 2017

Natasha Denona Holiday Collection 2017 Review + Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona’s holiday collection this year focuses on eye makeup with two Eyeshadow Palette 5 shades ($48 each, 5 x 0.08 oz/ 2.26g, made in Italy) and a new eyeshadow formula called Chroma Crystal Top Coat ($28 each, 6 g/0.2 fl oz, made in Italy). Her eyeshadows have been among the bolder options on the market with beautiful textures, shimmers and intense pigment and I’ve been impressed with everything I’ve tried from her line. In general the overall look and feel of her eye makeup is bolder than I normally gravitate towards but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed a lot of her palettes, in particular the Palette 28 in Green Brown (swatched here with two eye looks) and her Star Palette (reviewed here). Her All Over Glow Face Shimmers are some of the prettiest I’ve tried as well (all three swatched here). Even for the conservative makeup wearer there is a lot to explore and have fun with.

Natasha Denona Holiday Collection 2017 Review + Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Up first are the two Eyeshadow Palette 5 options in Joya and Aeris. Both are just so so pretty. I rarely wear red or wine colored shades on my eyes unless it’s in a palette and there for blending or adding depth the the shadows. I’ve been incorporating a lot of warmer coppery shades into my beauty routine here and there. I still can’t pull off a lot of the reds or oranges but with some blending I’m always surprised how pretty the effect is if you layer shadows. For those not familiar with her shadows the names have numbers and letters in them. The letters indicate the finish. This season she has a new Cream Powder formula CP which is intense and a hybrid of her signature shadow with a new creamy like finish. They’re ultra pigmented, super smooth and are very easy to blend, layer and mix. Natasha Denona shadows are among the very few powder formulas I find adhere and glide onto bare unprimed lids with 100% perfection.

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in Joya Aeris | The Beauty Look Book

Joya has:

  • 135 DC peach-goldΒ  is a sparking peach rose gold shimmer
  • 136 CP fuchsia is a sheer matte creamy pink
  • 137 CP gold is a sparking metallic cream powder gold
  • 138 M red grape is a metallic red
  • 139 CP star bronze is a pigmented metallic bronze shimmer

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 Holiday Edition in Joya | The Beauty Look Book

Aeris has the following shades below, if you mix the blue with a matte red you get a pretty brown shimmer:

  • 140 CP nude is a pigmented nude champagne with silver sparkles
  • 141 K red bronze is a shimmering red bronze with gold shimmers
  • 142 CM burnt terracotta is a sheer matte terracotta
  • 143 CP ice blue is a sparkling cool blue with tons of sparkle
  • 144 CP peach bronze is a sheer peachy bronze glitter

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 Holiday Edition in Aeris | The Beauty Look Book

Up next are my favorites which are the Chroma Crystal Top Coats. I’m not a fan of glitter in general because of the chunky texture and fall out. Plus as a conservative makeup wearer I find it can be over the top for many occasions. There have been a couple exceptions. I’ve been a die-hard fan of the Tom Ford Cream Powder Eye Duos and these Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coats have joined the beauty look book glitter approved club. They have a unique creamy finish that has an almost wet feel. I like using the fingers to apply. They’re super soft to the touch and even though there’s visible sparkle chunks there is no chunky feel, very minimal fall out and they’re super easy to apply. I like dabbing them on the lids. You can wear them alone or over other powder shadows. They have impressive lasting power and as the day progressed with these I didn’t experience glitter falling on my cheeks. I cannot pick a favorite as I think they’re all phenomenal, but I do really love Peach.

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Colors are:

  • Nude is a shimmering champagne with cool-silvery sparkles
  • Bronze is a medium soft peachy bronze
  • Grey-Brown is a neutral cool grey brown sparkle
  • Peach is a soft peachy shimmer

Swatches sometimes don’t show the glitter well so I have two sets:

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches next to Tom Ford Cream + Powder Eye Duos Golden Peach and Young Adonis. If you simply can’t bring yourself to wear glitter or feel that it’s not suitable for your makeup style or work environment, I’d recommend you check out the Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Colors. I held out on these for a long time because in general I find Chantecaille to be overpriced for what you get, and I’ve been underwhelmed by most of her makeup items. These however are really really good. I’m obsessed with Copper.

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat Review Swatches vs Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color and Tom Ford Cream Powder Duos | The Beauty Look Book

A quick eye look with Nude and Bronze, it’s actually a lot more sparkly in real life but this was the best I could do to photograph it on the eyes:

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Bottom line lots to love, especially for the upcoming holiday season. I am completely in love with the Chroma Crystal Top Coats and highly recommend you check them out or put them on your wishlist. They’re supposed to be multi-use so you can also add them on top of lipstick as well, I have not tried that, but for now I really love these on the eyes.

You can find the Natasha Denona Holiday 2017 Collection available now at Sephora and Beautylish. Do you have any Natasha Denona favorites?

Holiday collection provided courtesy of Natasha Denona.

  • marciaf

    I am so attracted to the top coats, I love that kind of formula. I’m sure though that I’d end up not using it enough because of the shimmer. Thanks for the tip on the Chantecaille shade too. I haven’t bought that brand in forever.

  • Jessica

    Those red eyeshadows in Joya are calling my name.

  • nic

    I love both the matte and shimmer mermaid shadows from Chantecaille. There was an unfortunate deep one sided love affair years ago. It was not reciprocated with terrible skincare products separating us, but the lip chics and mermaid shadows brought us back together on a whim last year! Never tried Denona and those top coats look incredible. How do they hold up in the humidity?

  • Heather

    I’ve unfortunately fallen out with shimmer lately! Prior to that I absolutely loved the look of the Natasha Denona range and Bronze and Grey brown would have been something I would have been all over :O

  • Glenda

    Oooh, I’m so glad the Chroma top thingies scored well with you! Now I only have to decide on the shade.
    First I was partial to Nude, then Peach, but then I remembered that I own TF’s Golden Peach, and the two seem really similar… Now I don’t really know which one to pick! The Grey brown one looks really good too, but I tend to go for the other two shades I mentioned.
    I’m not going to ask you for help, because you already addressed preference in the post hehe.

  • Michelle

    They’re so pretty! Are the chroma topcoats similar to Stila’s Glitter and Glow?

  • Sara

    I am all about the glitter!

  • Laurie Nykaza

    I love all the colors Natasha Denona make and had know idea you could put them on your lips as well. I have not tried them but would love too for the holidays.

  • adriana

    the aeris palette is gorgeous.

  • Em

    I keep looking at the Joya palette on Sephora’s website. I’ve never tried Natasha Denona before, but I might just have to pick some of this collection up.

  • susan

    These colors are stunning!! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Justine R

    I am in love with burgundy and metallic shades this year, so I keep eyeing Joya, but I wonder if the gold is a bit too yellow for my undertones!

  • Paol Trenny

    I love everything but my favorites are nude and burnt terracotta from the aeris palette.

  • Jeanie M.

    I would not be able to wear either of those eyeshadow palettes but I could probably wear one of the top coats.

  • Shilpa Shetty

    The glitter shades are awesome,..

  • Omg I’m so tempted to buy one of those palettes! They look so freakin gorgeous! xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

  • DB_Boston

    Thank you for posting authentic pictures! Those of us who cannot swatch products appreciate coming to your site and never being disappointed by your comments, swatches, and pictures. When comparing your pics to Beautylish, the Denona palettes are completely different.

  • Shelby

    Oooh those Chroma Crystal Top Coats are very tempting! Thanks, Sabrina.

  • Tarryn

    Love the aeris palette!! Thanks for the amazing swatches