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Natasha Denona Holiday 2018 Gold Palette, Mini Star + Chroma Crystal Top Coats

November 19, 2018

Natasha Denona Holiday 2018, Gold Palette, Mini Star and Chroma Crystal Metal Bronze + Metal Black Review and Swatches

Natasha Denona’s Holiday 2018 Collection is stunning! As usual she has launched some pretty phenomenal palettes I feel are really unique and different in today’s beauty world. The holiday options have quite the sparkle and glitz. If you can’t do glitter but still want something different and bold for the holiday season I’d recommend opting for the Pat McGrath Opulence Collection instead. I have a look at her new Gold Palette ($129 for 15 shades), Mini Star Palette ($25 for 5 mini shades) and two new Chroma Crystal Top Coats ($28 each) in Metal Bronze and Metal Black.

Natasha Denona Gold Palette Review and Swatches

The Gold Palette ($129 for 15 colors 15 x 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g, made in Italy) is pricey but if you break it down the $8.60 per shade isn’t that bad in my opinion. As always, my recommendation with palettes are to buy if you think you’ll wear or like most of the shades. This has a mix of all kinds of finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter, sparkle.

The nice thing about large palettes like this is you can create a wide range of looks. The downside for me is that they can kind be overwhelming. Quality-wise the colors in this palette perform really well. Everything swatched with very good pigment and color payoff. There will be some fallout with the glitter when you’re applying so you will need to clean up some sparkle on your cheeks. However after applying I found they stayed put on the eyes without transfer. Some of the sparkle shades are better applied with fingers in a patting motion versus a brush.

Natasha Denona Gold Palette Review and Swatches

Natasha Denona Gold Palette Swatches

Colors include:

  • Lime Chrome is a duochrome olive gold
  • Python is a satin teal navy
  • Sparks is a glittering champagne
  • Aria is a matte warm cafe color
  • Cava is a sparkling warm champagne gold
  • Aurora is a metallic teal with gold shimmer
  • Dijon is a mustard matte
  • Oro is a shimmery warm yellow amber gold
  • Log is a matte brown
  • Varis is a shimmering medium brown
  • Brass is a sparkling brass gold
  • Sand Stone is a matte tan brown
  • Alchemist is a shimmery amber gold
  • Teak is a matte brown with warm tones
  • Aurum is a shimmery gold

She has another palette in the mini size called the Mini Star Palette which is supposed to be a small version with select colors from her Star Palette. The formula isn’t quite the same as her full size. Some of the minis feel creamier and slightly sheerer in color payoff but the corresponding colors with same shade name are really close. I think the mini is one of her more wearable options for the season. There aren’t any strong glitter shades with this one.

Natasha Denona Mini Star Palette Review

Colors include:

  • Orion is a blue green brown shimmer
  • Atik is a matte warm pinkish tan
  • Bellatrix is a shimmering peach champagne
  • Earth is a deep matte brown
  • Cosmo is an antique brass sparkle

Natasha Denona Mini Star Palette swatches

Then there are two Chroma Crystal Top Coats in Metal Bronze and Metal Black, both of which are similar to her previous launches but this round the colors have a lot more pigment in the base. Previous options had a more clear base with colored sparkles. The ones for Holiday 2018 are ultra pigmented with finger application. With a brush it’s more sheer but buildable. They do set on the fast side so I recommend applying and blending quickly. My past top coats have since hardened and dried out a bit but it has not impacted color payoff. I’m not sure how these will last with the color – they’re really pretty once you layer and blend them but they aren’t the easiest to apply. I feel if she had made these pressed pigments more along the lines of the Hourglass Scattered Light or Marc Jacobs See-Quins Shadows which are not really creamy but more like pressed powders it would be less prone to hardening. I like the way these look and the color payoff. Metal Bronze is a pretty brown with gold flecks while Metal Black is a deep black grey with silver flecks. I wish the formula was different.

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Metal Bronze + Metal Black Review and Swatches

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Metal Bronze + Metal Black Review and Swatches

A look with the Natasha Denona Gold Palette on the eyes wearing Aria, Cava, Aurora and Log. Cheeks are the Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Palette. Lips are Becca Glow Gloss in Opal. Tee is from J.Crew. Base worn is the Tatcha Water Cream, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation in Buff, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder to set. Brows are Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette.

You can see better looks on her Instagram Page @natashadenona which show the glitz and sparkle better.

Natasha Denona Gold Palette Review + Look

Natasha Denona Gold Palette + Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Palette | The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona Holiday 2018 Review and Swatches

Overall the collection has some beautiful pieces. I think the Gold Palette is the standout piece although it’s really expensive and has some shades that are very glitzy – glitzy out of my comfort zone. I do think the teals are easy to wear and layer with the golds which makes for a very unique look. For me the Mini Star and Chroma Crystal Top Coats for holiday are a pass simply because I already own the full size Star Palette and the for the Top Coats I’d rather just wear a cream shadow stick or layer a powder shadow.

To pick the best palette this holiday palettes this season is going to depend on your color preferences. I have not tried them all and I still have the new Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quads I’m eager to start testing. From the ones I have swatched and reviewed I think the easiest one to wear and most conservative is the Charlotte Tilbury Stars in Your Eyes. For those who like reds and pinks but don’t want something too pink, the Urban Decay Naked Cherry is a nice and very wearable option. The ones I feel are most unique are from the Pat McGrath Opulence Collection. The NARS Holiday Provocateur has the most unique palette mix for cooler smokey tones. The Natasha Denona Golds Eyeshadow Palette is unique for a gold and glitz palette with the widest range of options and finishes from you to choose from. It is very well made and the colors perform well.

You can find the Natasha Denona Holiday 2018 collection out now. Available at Sephora and Beautylish.

Natasha Denona holiday pieces provided for review.

 

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Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter + Camel Eyeshadow Palette Review

August 30, 2018

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighting Powder and Camel Eyeshadow Palette

There are new launches from Natasha Denona including three shades of Super Glow Highlighter ($38 each for 10 g/ .35 oz, made in Italy) and her Camel Eyeshadow Palette ($48 for 2.5 g/ 0.08 oz x 5, made in Italy). All the items are stunning in color, quality, pigment, and texture.

Super Glow Highlighter

At this point in the beauty world I am still surprised the highlighter game is going strong. I do think with all the options I could shop my stash and find similar colors with almost any launch. Natasha Denona’s Super Glow Highlighter has a truly multi-dimensional glow. They’re soft, light weight and smooth without emphasizing pores. I think they’re phenomenal highlighters although I think I could definitely find similar colors in my stash.

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter swatches

There are three colors:

  • 01 Fair is a light icy ivory with a hint of pink
  • 02 Light-Medium is a medium champagne
  • 03 Bronze is a yellow gold (I don’t see any bronze in it)

Close ups, Fair:

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter Fair

Light-Medium 02

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter Medium

Bronze 03

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter Bronze 03

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter swatches

I find the colors of her Glow Face and Body Highlighters very different compared to the Super Glow colors. The Super Glow has a more intense frost. Shimmer-wise I found them similar to the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator but not as sparkly, just more iridescent. The NARS Highlighting Powders have a slightly more subtle sheen to them.

Two sets of swatch comparisons below. First set next to the All Over Face and Body Glow Powders (reviewed here). Also next to a couple of the powders from the Diamond Blush Palette in Darya and Citrus (review here).

Natasha Denona Superglow vs Glow vs Diamond Blush Palettes

Next set next to Laura Mercier Face Illuminators (reviewed here) and NARS Highlighting Powders (reviewed here).

Natasha Denona Super Glow vs Laura Mercier Face Illuminator and NARS Highlighting Powder swatches

Camel Eyeshadow Palette

Neutral eyeshadows are having their moment and I could not be more excited about this. The Camel Eyeshadow Palette has one shimmer shade, three mattes and one satiny shimmer. This went in my cart the second it popped up online. I was going to buy it but the same day I got a tracking alert that this was headed my way as a press sample. As much as I love her sparkle shadows, sometimes they are too shimmery for me so having a neutral with only 1 sparkle is amazing to me. This is a neutral-warm neutral palette. Pigment is ultra rich and smooth. I love that Copper Stone applies on top of the mattes beautifully with full blendable pigment. NARS Mojave Eyeshadow Quad by comparison pulls more cool in undertone while this Camel is more beige/tan. Chanel Clair Obscur almost looks blue-ish as Camel is warmer in undertone.

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette Review

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette Review

The palette colors include:

  • Arrosto 185 CM a deep matte brown
  • Dune 186S a soft shimmery ivory
  • Safari 187 CM a medium cool brown
  • Copper Stone 188 M a glimmering bronze
  • Zand 189 CM a medium warm brown

Natasha Denona Camel Eyeshadow Palette Review

All new colors on the face, also wearing:

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter swatches

Full look with my favorite Super Glow 02 Light-Medium and added blush in Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure:

Natasha Denona Superglow 02 and Hourglass Mood Exposure Blush

Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighting Powder and Camel Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Overall excellent products. The quality, texture and lasting power is really good. Everything stayed put on the face from morning well into late afternoon without budging. I do think I could find similar colors for the highlighters, but I’m really drawn to 02 Light Medium for my skintone. I think 03 Bronze confuses me a little because of the name. I don’t really see any bronze, it’s a true yellow gold to my eyes. Alone it’s definitely too yellow for my skin but it does layer nicely with other blushes. Camel is a must-have to me. I think it has perfect undertone that isn’t too cool and has the slightest bit of warmth without any orange to them. The mattes blend perfectly in a way that aren’t muddy on the skin.

You can find the Natasha Denona Super Glow and Camel Eyeshadow Palette out now. Available at Sephora and Beautylish. I highly recommend both. If you’re shopping at Sephora, don’t forget they’re having a Beauty Insider Appreciation event! You can use promo code once online, but you can use it in stores an unlimited amount of times. Valid in both US and Canada:

  • Rouge Members: 20% off with code YESROUGE, valid 8/24 through 9/3
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  • Beauty Insiders: 10% off with code YESINSIDER, valid 8/30 through 9/3

Natasha Denona Super Glow + Camel provided for review. Other press samples featured indicated with a star next to the listing.

 

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Warm Eyeshadow Palettes from Marc Jacobs, Urban Decay and Natasha Denona

March 30, 2018

Warm Eyeshadow Palettes Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Scandalust, Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat and Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette

Happy Friday! Quick roundup today of three warm-toned eyeshadow palettes that some of you have been curious about. I’m more of a neutral lover when it comes to shadows although I do love warm bronze and golds and soft peachy shades too. The warm eyeshadow trend has been super popular for a few years now and I’ve learned to embrace it. There was a day I though I’d never wear an orange or warm brown shadow but I’ve found with some layering they can make some really nice eye looks.

Today I have a review and swatches of three palettes including the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Palette in Scandalust, Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat and Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette. Also shown in top photo is a miniature Louis Vuitton perfume, Wayne Goss Brushes #7 and #4 from his Anniversary Set Volume 2, Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush in 410 Corail Naturel.

A quick look at them all in direct sunlight where you can see the shimmer a bit better:

Warm Eyeshadow Palettes Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Scandalust, Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat and Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette review and swatches

Up first is the Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Palette in Scandalust. I’ve had this one for a while since the new palettes launched. My go-to is still the neutral option Glambition (review and swatched here) for a perfect everyday kind of look. Scandalust is a lot warmer but still very wearable for me. I like to mix the shades from both palettes sometimes. Scandalust has ultra smooth rich pigment that feels like velvet. Pigment is really good and easy to layer.

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Scandalust

Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Scandalust swatches

Shades include from left to right:

  • Hot Pants is a soft shimmery cream
  • At the Office is a medium mauve-nude matte
  • Cause a Fuss is my kind of shimmering peach with champagne shimmer
  • That’s Why is a matte brown
  • They Call Her is a shimmering copper orange
  • Little Miss is a matte plum brown
  • Scandalous is a wine pink red matte

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Next is the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat. I’ve always thought that the Urban Decay matte shadows in their Naked Basics and Naked2 Basics Palettes have been among the best. The Naked Petite Heat also has excellent texture and pigment although some of the shades aren’t quite as pigmented as the other two. The color payoff is still really really good with smooth application. Alone it’s a bit too warm for me but I like to mix in a little from Naked Basics to neutral things out a little. The soft mattes are perfect layering and blending shades for days where you feel your eye color might be too neutral or cool. The warmth adds depth and life to the look.

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Palette Review and Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Palette Review and Swatches

Shades include:

  • Inhale pale ivory shimmer
  • Vibrate light-medium beige
  • Hot Spell soft warm brown
  • Wild Thing matte orange
  • Heist matte warm brown
  • Strike deep cocoa matte

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Finally the Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette which is probably he cutest eyeshadow palette I have ever seen! It’s miniature size with tiny pans. This one has excellent color payoff on all the shades. It has a mix of mattes and shimmers with no glitters (yay!). It is very warm and alone too warm for me to wear. I do like it for layering with other palettes though. To some I know this may be too complicated but I find for the most part I’m layering shadows anyways so I don’t mind pulling from a couple palettes.

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette review and swatches

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette review and swatches

Colors from left to right:

  • 175CM Guava is a matte soft brown
  • 176M Apollo is a metallic deep red
  • 177 CM Dirty Mars is a matte warm brown
  • 178M Sun Beam is a metallic warm gold
  • 179M Halo is a sparkling ivory champagne shimmer

Overall thoughts are that the quality, pigment, color payoff, blendability and lasting power on these palettes are all excellent. That being said, Scandalust is the only one I can wear on it’s own. The other two I need to layer with others but for me the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat is just what I need to warm up an eye look.

In terms of comparisons to other warm-ish palettes, I find the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette to be more wearable for me although it’s a different kind of warm. It’s got a warm rose vs a warm orange theme. The NARS NARsissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette is the perfect warm neutral palette for me as it has a wide range and includes enough neutrals for me to layer with warm colors. I also find the Pat McGrath Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Ambition to be more in the warm-neutral category which I really adore.

For those who want to know which eye brushes I like the best, a comprehensive roundup of my favorites in my Favorite Eye Makeup Brushes and Tools post.

You can find the three palettes out now at all counters and online.

Marc Jacobs available at Sephora, Neiman Marcus and Marc Jacobs Beauty.
Urban Decay available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and Urban Decay.
Natasha Denona available at Sephora.

The three palettes featured were press samples sent for review consideration. As always all opinions my own.

 

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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 shimmering  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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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-gold  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.

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