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Natasha Denona Spring 2018

January 26, 2018

Natasha Denona Spring 2018 Diamond and Blush Palettes | The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona Spring 2018 has two new stunning palettes called Diamond and Blush ($89 each for 6 x 7 g/0.25 oz) and three new shadows called Duo Chrome Top Coat ($28 each for 0.2 oz/ 6 g). The collection is all about the glow with multi-dimensional finishes and textures. I think highlighters and glow are here to stay for quite some time!

Duo Chrome Top Coats

Up first are the Duo Chrome Top Coats which are similar in packaging to the Crystal Top Coats from holiday. The new ones for spring have a more finely milled shimmer with a clear duochrome finish while the Crystal ones were more sparkly. Finish and texture is cream to powder and for me these are best applied with the fingers dabbed onto the lids. Pigment is sheer to medium but buildable. For me the Spring Duo Chrome Top Coats are too trendy for me to pull off. There are three shades:

Natasha Denona Spring 2018 Duo Chrome Top Coats | The Beauty Look Book

  • Brown Mauve/Purple is a mauve pink with purple shimmer
  • Burnt Terracotta/Green is a yellow terracotta that flashes green
  • Lavender/Gold and Silver is a pale lilac lavender with gold and silver shimmers

The only shade that had fallout on me was the lavender one. The others went on the lids smoothly and blend well together. Even though the Crystal Top Coats are a lot more sparkly, I feel like I can wear those because the bases are more neutral.

Natasha Denona Duo Chrome Top Coat and Crystal Top Coat | The Beauty Look Book

Diamond and Blush Palettes

The Diamond and Blush Palettes are absolutely gorgeous! After seeing them in action on Natasha Denona’s Instagram @natashadenona I was a bit worried these would be way too intense on the shimmer and color. You can definitely apply them and build intensity for a stunning glow, but if you’re like me and prefer a more conservative look the good news is you can blend and sheer out the products for a more natural looking finish. First I need to take a moment to say how pretty the packaging is. The pink is the prettiest shade of pink! The tops of both palettes are identical but they are almost holographic in the labels – you can see below just different angles with the light hitting shows different variations!

Natasha Denona Diamond and Blush Palettes | The Beauty Look Book

Each palette has three different finishes Diamond, Blush and Glow and each finish comes in a Cream and Powder form (6 colors total per palette). Darya is the pink option and I’m completely obsessed with the colors. Everything blends out beautifully on the skin and you can control intensity or sheerness easily by layering and blending. Top pink is Darya. Bottom peach is Citrus.

Natasha Denona Diamond and Blush Palette Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Darya – Pink Tones

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond and Blush Palette Review + Swatches

Darya colors and descriptions:

  • Diamond Glow Cream Base is a smooth champagne shimmer
  • Diamond Powder is a glittery sparkling champagne with silver flecks (best for me worn on eyes)
  • Cream Blush is a soft coral pink with a very subtle sheen
  • Powder Blush is a coral pink
  • Duo Glow is a pink gold duo chrome cream to powder feeling highlighter
  • Glow Extreme is a shimmeringย  sparkly champagne

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond and Blush Palette Review + Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches:

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond and Blush Palette Review + Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Look below featuring:

Natasha Denona Darya Diamond and Blush Palette Review + Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Citrus Palette – Coral and Peach

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond and Blush Palette Review + Swatches

Citrus descriptions:

  • Diamond Glow Cream Base is a bronzey tan shimmer
  • Diamond Powder is a sparkling gold
  • Cream Blush is a coral cream
  • Powder Blush peachy gold shimmer
  • Duo Glow iridescent yellow
  • Glow Extreme shimmering tan/bronze sparkle

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond and Blush Palette Review + Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches:

Natasha Denona Citrus Diamond and Blush Palette Review + Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Look below featuring:

Natasha Denona Citrus

Based on the product descriptions I thought the Palette Duo Glows would be similar to the individual Duo Glows she launched last year. I found them completely different in finish/texture so instead I’ve compared the individual Duo Glows to the Powder Blush in the palettes (hope that’s not too confusing). I also pulled a couple of her individual Glow Powders to compare below.

Natasha Denona Diamond and Blush vs Duo Glow

Natasha Denona Diamond Blush, Duo Glow and Glow

Natasha Denona Spring 2018 Diamond and Blush Palettes | The Beauty Look Book

Bottom line: very much on trend but not too trendy for me (yay!). I 100% recommend the Diamond and Blush Palettes. The glittery diamond powder is a bit much for my face but I can wear it easily on the eyes as an accent or shadow. Since there are lots of sparkles and shimmer flecks with the Diamond Powder and Glow Extreme there will be some fall out if you apply with a brush. It’s easy to clean up though and once everything is on the face it pretty much stays put. I love that the palettes are glowy but the creams aren’t too emollient so they don’t get oily (at least not on me).

For me the Duo Chrome Top Coats are a pass simply because I don’t wear those kinds of colors. Yes I’m a bit boring when it comes to eyeshadow, but what can I say, neutral is how I like it.

You can find the Natasha Denona Spring 2018 collection at Sephora and Beautylish. Definitely check out the tutorials and swatches on @NatashaDenona Instagram because it will give you a better idea of how much pigment you can build.

 

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Natasha Denona spring collection provided courtesy of the team for review.

 

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