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Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection + New Lip Liners

February 6, 2021

Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection Review

Natasha Denona recently launched her Mini Love Collection with new shades for eyes, lips ad cheeks. I’m thrilled to be able to share a look at the new collection today! She also added new shades of pencils in her I Need a Nude Lip Liner formula and I hauled a few colors from Sephora.

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Natasha Denona Love Cheek Duo

Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection - Love Cheek Duo

The Natasha Denona Love Cheek Duo has a soft cream blush in a pink coral cream and an iridescent pink gold shimmer. The cream dries down to a soft matte finish and while it’s more of a baby pink on me once blended it looks more natural and soft. The shimmery highlighter has a beautiful multi-dimensional sheen that flashes pink and gold without being too glitzy.

The product description says the Cream Blush in the Duo is the same as the cream from her Diamond and Blush Palette Darya (reviewed here). I pulled mine out to compare even though it’s pretty old and the colors are identical on my skin. The Highlighter in this Duo is similar to the Duo Glow in the Diamond Palette but the one in the new duo pulls more pink in undertone.

Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection - Love Cheek Duo

Performance-wise the Love Cheek Duo has excellent wear time and is easy to blend. The highlighter isn’t too shimmery and I think when layered they can give a lovely soft delicate glow. Swatch comparisons below to her Mini Bloom Blush (review here), Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Strawberry Drip, Chanel Spring 2021 Blush Highlighter Duo (review here).

Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection - Love Cheek Duo swatches

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Mini Love Palette

Natasha Denona Mini Love Eyeshadow Palette

Up next is her Mini Love Palette. I love her mini eyeshadow palettes because they come with perfectly coordinated colors for a complete look. The colors in this palette all perform beautifully – there is a nice mix of mattes and shimmers. Quality and performance wise colors blend nicely, they’re pigmented, lasting power is good. I just didn’t like the colors for me. I personally do not like purple eyeshadows for me. They don’t mix well with my olive complexion.

Colors include a sparkling mauve pink, matte mauve, deep matte plum, shimmery pale pink and shimmery rose pink.

Natasha Denona Mini Love Eyeshadow Palette Review

Natasha Denona Mini Love Eyeshadow Palette swatches

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I Need a Nude Lipstick in Amorosa

Natasha Denona Lipstick Amorosa

For the lips there’s a new lip color called Amorosa which is a nude pink. Her nude lip colors come in a wide range of options and undertones, many are too light for my complexion, but I really like the look of Amorosa! It’s a nude pink and gives me a true-nude lip look. It is better if I pair it with a slightly deeper lip pencil and blend but I’ve swatched it below by itself for you to get an idea of how it looks. It’s creamy, opaque and has full coverage.

Below wearing the Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection including her Mini Love Eyeshadow Palette, Love Cheek Duo, Amorosa Lipstick. Top is from Revolve. For my base I’m wearing the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Foundation in LM14 (review and swatched here).

Natasha Denona Lipstick Amorosa look

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I Need a Nude Lip Pencils

Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Lip Pencil Review

Last but not least as a nude lip lover I hauled some of her I Need a Nude Lip Pencils. Formula-wise they’re perfect. They have a smooth texture with high pigment and a natural matte finish. They’re not drying and glide on the lips perfectly. Lasting power is phenomenal and stays put for hours without budging or fading.

Color-wise I think these are best when used as a lip liner and combined with a lipstick + gloss. I know many of you like to use liners as a line and fill kind of product, like a lip crayon. For me these nudes pull too nude if I apply all over the lips. If you go to her Instagram @natashadenona and look at her Live Swatches highlights she has really helpful demo, application tips and live swatches.

For color selection nudes can be tricky depending on your skin and natural lip tone. A lot of nudes that I like don’t always work for you especially if you don’t have warm olive tones like me. My pigmented lips vary in color day to day. Sometimes they’re pink, other times they’re more purple, other days they look more brown. For me these lip pencils look really similar on my arm. If you look at the swatches on the @natashadenona Instagram Highlights you will see the colors have more variation on lighter skin tone.

She has her lip pencils labeled with a color code to distinguish the undertone (NP = neutral pink, NB = neutral beige). Colors I bought (please note they look so close on my arm in the photo but there are differences in undertone, especially when on the lips):

  • NP1 Natasha – light neutral mauve pink
  • NP2 Ilona – light medium pink brown
  • NP3 Julia – medium pink
  • NB2 Noa – medium beige
  • NB3 Dana – cool beige brown

Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Lip Pencil swatches

The two that worked best for me are Ilona and Julia, but they pull very light on my complexion. The Pat McGrath Permagel Lip Pencil colors in Done Undone or Buff or Structure work better for my lip tone and complexion for a natural lip (swatched here) – but these have more color while the Natasha Denona Lip Pencils are nudes just as the name implies. Below wearing

Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Lip Pencil in Noa

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That wraps my look at the new items from Natasha Denona! You can find her new items available at Sephora and Beautylish. Hope you found these swatches helpful. Did you check out anything from her new launch yet? What did you think?

 

 

Mini Love collection provided for review. Lip liners purchased by me.

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New Natasha Denona Glam Palette, Mini Zendo, I Need a Nude

November 2, 2020

Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette and Holiday Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

I have a new Natasha Denona haul with her latest launches! As usual she has some stunning new palettes and a new glow highlighter. So many of you are really excited about the Glam Eyeshadow palette and asked for swatches. I’m thrilled to have them up for you today.

Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette | The Beauty Look Book

The Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette is one of her smaller 15 pans similar to her Bronze Eyeshadow Palette versus her larger ones like the Biba Palette. On my skin tone Glam is a neutral-cool palette with a wide range of textures. It has a great mix of mattes and shimmers and in this one she labeled each color for placement such as Center Eye Lid, Outer Eye Lid, Crease, Transition etc.

Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette | The Beauty Look Book

Colors are as follows:

  • Top Row: shimmery rose, metallic taupe, shimmery champagne, soft matte brown, soft chalk matte
  • Middle Row: soft medium matte brown, medium matte pink cocoa tan, deep matte cool brown, shimmery silver, shimmery cool silver
  • Bottom Row: metallic pale gold, medium shimmery brown, shimmery cool champagne, metallic taupe and shimmery champange

Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Texture is smooth and easy to blend. I adore her shimmers and metallic colors – I think they apply so beautifully on the lids and layer on top of mattes in the most exquisite way. Mattes are best for smoking or using all over the lid – they may apply streaky on the arm/hand but blend nicely on the eyes.

I really love this one! If you own a lot of neutrals I suspect you will have repeats in your stash. I do like the convenience of having so many shades in one palette. You can really create a full eye look with the palette. Other similar palettes like Tom Ford Nude Dip or even the First Frost have a similar vibe and tone – but I often have to add liner or a dark matte eyeshadow to line or add depth.

Glam Look

Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette Look | The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Look | The Beauty Look Book

Glam Look Makeup Breakdown:

Mini Zendo Eyeshadow Palette

Her new Mini Zendo Eyeshadow Palette is absolutely gorgeous! I love her minis because I find them really convenient and easy to use. I also think she comes up with the most beautiful color combinations. When I first saw it I didn’t know exactly how to use it as the metallic silver/green/taupe threw me off – it’s stunning but I wasn’t sure how to apply it with the other colors. I followed one of her tutorials on her Instagram highlights @natashadenona and found it really helpful for placement and order of application. With some blending and layering I added the green shade last as a topper and it gave the eye so much depth and glow.

Natasha Denona Mini Zendo Palette | The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona Mini Zendo Palette | The Beauty Look Book

I Need A Nude Glow Highlighter

Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Glow Highlighter | The Beauty Look Book

I wasn’t planning on buying this one but I saw it at Sephora and had to have it. Her I Need A Nude Glow Highlighter is a single champagne nude highlighter with a soft candlelit glow. On my skin it pulls warm and gold. Metallic highlighters usually show or emphasize texture on my skin but this one has a smooth finish and makes the skin look almost like glass. Color-wise I don’t think it is the most unique. I found it similar to the one from the Tan and Bronze Glow Palette.

Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Glow Highlighter | The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Glow Highlighter | The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona I Need a Nude Glow Highlighter swatch | The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons to a few other formulas below:

Natasha Denona Highlighter swatches

I Need A Nude Lipstick in Andrea

Natasha Denona Andrea Lipstick | The Beauty Look Book

There are two new lipsticks in her latest holiday launch and I opted for the I Need A Nude Lipstick in Andrea. Colors this pale are usually a nightmare for me to wear or pull off. Her tutorials showed it looked pretty on a wide range of skintones so I was willing to try it. I have slightly mixed feelings. Formula and coverage-wise it’s really really good. It has smooth opaque coverage without any streaking or caking. Color-wise it’s a little too pale and light by itself, but for me light colors are always tricky. I applied it by itself below – if I added a deeper liner like MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl or Stripdown and added a bit of gloss I think I could make it work.

Swatch comparisons to a few other neutrals:

Natasha Denona Andrea Lipstick swatch comparisons | The Beauty Look Book

I Need a Nude Look Beauty Breakdown:

Natasha Denona Mini Zendo Look | Sabrina The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona Mini Zendo Look | Sabrina The Beauty Look Book

Overall I love everything. I think the Glam Palette is a lovely addition to her lineup and if you have been wanting a neutral-cool palette this is a great one. I do think her Mini Zendo Palette can be a bit tricky to apply with color placement but I highly recommend you watch her tutorials on her Instagram Story Highlights – it’s so inspirational with her color combinations and I love watching her technique!

You can find the new Natasha Denona items now online at Sephora. A few items also available at Beautylish. If you’re shopping the Sephora sale, VIB access starts on 11/3! Use code HOLIDAYFUN (can use code multiple times in store and online):

  • Rouge First Access, save 20% off 10/30 through 11/9
  • VIB Members, save 15% off 11/3 through 11/9
  • Insiders, save 10% off 11/5 through 11/9

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Glam Eyeshadow Palette provided for review. Other items Zendo Palette, I Need a Nude Glow Highlighter and Andrea lipstick purchased by me.

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Natasha Denona Bronze Collection

July 16, 2020

Natasha Denona Bronze Collection Summer 2020

The Natasha Denona Bronze Collection just launched with some of the most beautiful summery bronze shimmers I think I’ve ever seen. She created some truly beautiful colors for this collection and I think everything is just so stunning and unique. In the collection we have:

Natasha Denona Bronze Collection Review

Bronze Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Bronze Eyeshadow Palette

The Bronze Eyeshadow Palette has 15 colors with a mix of mattes, sparkles and shimmers. This one comes in one of the smaller-pan size options and is priced at a lower price point of $65 (versus the larger 15-pan variations like the Biba Palette or Gold Eyeshadow Palette which retail for $129). Her eyeshadow palettes are on the more expensive side, but when you break it down to price per pan I think her prices are pretty reasonable given the fact you get 15 shades in a large sturdy mirrored compact.

Color-wise I find there is quite a bit of variation among the colors which makes for an endless amount of combinations. I am particularly smitten with the bottom row of shimmers – they have the prettiest mix of colors with a beautiful sheen. It’s hard for me to find a palette where I like every single color – this is one of those palettes. The sparkles in this one are wearable – they aren’t too glitzy or sparkly for me. Mattes are buttery smooth. Shimmers layer and blend beautifully.

Colors include:

  • True Copper – sparkling warm copper
  • Suntan – matte warm brown
  • Sundown – medium yellow brown matte
  • Deep Dive – deep eggplant brown shimmer
  • Rhodium – gorgeous purple shimmer with silvery violet flecks
  • Magma – matte reddish brown
  • High Degree – red copper shimmer
  • Alloy – sparkling bronze shimmer
  • Ridge – matte mustard
  • True Bronze – shimmering bronze gold
  • Gloaming – shimmery red with gold shimmer
  • Palladium – warm pink taupe shimmer
  • Bliss – duo chrome red pink gold shimmer
  • Silk – sparkling glittery champagne
  • Beach – warm matte sand nude

Natasha Denona Bronze Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette

Natasha Denona Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette

The Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette is a 4-pan cheek palette. To me this one is all about glow. It has two cream colors called Bounce Creams. The Bounce Cream Glow is an iridescent duo chrome opal gold shade and the Bounce Cream Blush is a medium tan shimmer. These have a very soft almost semi-matte feel (similar to the Westman Atelier Eye Pods). They’re creamy but not too creamy. Shimmer is ultra fine and smooth with the creams and give the skin a smooth glow.

The Super Glow Bronze is a shimmery warm bronze. It’s too shimmery to be a bronzer and too warm to be a blush.The Super Glow Nude is a shimmery metallic sandy gold. I think it makes a stunning glow palette for summer. You can wear it on the cheeks or eyes anywhere you want a highlight.

Natasha Denona Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette

I just applied the colors from the palette on the face without any added bronzer or blush so you could get an idea of how it looks on the skin by itself. For a complete look or everyday wear this is more of a highlighting palette to be rather than a bronzer palette like the Tan Bronze and Glow Palette she launched last summer (reviewed here).

Swatches side by side

Natasha Denona Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette vs Tan Bronze Glow

Lip Oh-Phoria Gloss Balms

Natasha Denona Bronze Lip Oh Phoria

There are three new shades of Lip Oh-Phoria Gloss and Balms. Tan Nude is a beige tan with subtle gold flecks (on my lips it turns more milky/peachy). Caramel is a sparkling caramel brown with gold shimmer. Chestnut looks like the perfect color for fall – it’s a deep brown with a hint of shimmer. Pigment and coverage is medium with these. They have a high shine and smooth finish. Similar to the other colors in this formula they have a minty scent and subtle taste. Since they’re balms the lasting power isn’t going to be super long. They’ll fade but they’ll fade nicely.

Natasha Denona Bronze Lip Oh Phoria swatches

Look 1 below wearing Tan Nude Lip Oh-Phoria

  • Foundation – Tom Ford Soleil Glow Foundation in Natural 6.0
  • Powder – Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Medium
  • Eyeshadow – Natasha Denona Bronze Eyeshadow Palette
  • Mascara – Lancome Monsieur Big
  • Cheeks – Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette
  • Lips – Natasha Denona Tan Nude Lip Oh-Phoria
  • Tank – Free People

Natasha Denona Bronze Collection look

Look 2 below wearing Caramel Lip Oh-Phoria

Natasha Denona Bronze Collection look

As a huge Natasha Denona fan I think the Bronze Eyeshadow Palette is the stand out in this collection. It’s warm but not too warm for me (no matte reds). I think the deeper shades pull the look together. I personally love the new Bronze Cheek Face Glow Palette but I have a slight preference for her original Tan Bronze and Glow. The Lip Oh-Phoria colors are all on the brown side which can be tricky to pull off sometimes. I like the look of Tan Nude although it surprised me because it turned more peachy on my lips than it looked in the tube.

You can find the Natasha Denona Bronze Collection out now. Available at Sephora, Beautylish and Natasha Denona.

 

 

Natasha Denona Bronze collection provided for review.

 

Hauls Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona Haul Review

April 27, 2020

Natasha Denona Haul Review

I have a roundup of some Natasha Denona haul picks I’ve acquired recently! Most were purchased by me with a couple items sent in PR. We have swatches plus thoughts covering these items in today’s review:

Mini Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Mini Glam Eyeshadow Palette

The Mini Glam Eyeshadow Palette was launched earlier this year and it’s a super cute mix of neutrals. For those who can’t do the warm eye trend, this has a really nice mix of colors including a shimmery soft bronze, matte camel, shimmery olive/taupe, matte brown and glistening neutral-warm champagne gold. The colors are easy to wear and layer for an everyday look. If you pack on more of the matte brown you can get a more smokey effect. Lasting power and pigment is excellent.

Natasha Denona Mini Glam Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Look wearing:

  • Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation in Dusk
  • Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Concealer in LM14
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Medium
  • Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in First Love
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Caramel
  • Natasha Denona Mini Glam Palette all shades
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
  • It Cosmetics Lash Blow Out Mascara
  • Marc Jacobs Poutliner in Nudist
  • Natasha Denona Lip Oh Phoria on top in Nude
  • Top by Everlane

Natasha Denona Mini Glam Eyeshadow Palette Look

Natasha Denona Mini Glam Eyeshadow Palette Look

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Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette

The Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette is a unique mix of green, olive and pinks. I looked at the @natashadenona Stories Highlights and tried to copy her tutorials with this one. They’re super helpful and easy to follow! I tried to recreate the one with just the pink shades and the olive matte as a liner.

Colors in the palette are a glittery pink/violet/blue top coat, shimmery olive silver blue mix, matte olive, matte warm pink, shimmery light pink. I really love the color mix here!

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Look below wearing same base product as the above look. Cheek is the Mini Bloom Blush. Lips are NARS Chelsea Girls + Natasha Denona Lip Oh Phoria Glaze in Duo Chrome Coral.

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette

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Mini Bloom Blush

Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush

The Mini Bloom Blush is mini but mighty. It’s super pigmented and glowy pink coral with loads of shimmer but you can blend/sheer it out. Even just a little dab of the brush picks up a lot of pigment. If you want something a little less intense but similar in color the NARS Orgasm X Blush is very similar in my opinion. I did swatch comparisons below to other Natasha Denona blushes and shades from a few palettes I thought were similar. The swatches below will show that the new Mini Bloom Blush is the brightest and most pigmented:

Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush swatches

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Love Glow Cheek Palette

Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette

This Love Glow Cheek Palette is the first cheek palette I’m not crazy about from Natasha’s line. I really loved the Tan Bronze and Glow and Bloom Blush and Glow SO much, I was excited about this one that launched around Valentine’s Day. Pigment, blendability and texture are excellent with this one. The only reason I don’t like it is I find it too dramatic and intense with the glitter. It photographs BEAUTIFULLY but in real life it has that blinding highlight and glitter. Your mileage may vary depending on your makeup look preference.

Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette swatches

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Lip Oh Phoria Lip Gloss

Natasha Denona Lip Oh Phoria

Last but not least are three of her Lip Oh Phoria glosses. These are hybrid balm/glosses with a high shine. To me they’re not super hydrating like I’d expect from a balm, but they are definitely not drying. I love mixing and layering these over lipstick or liner. The Nude is a pale milky nude with a tiny bit of shimmer. Mauve is a cool toned nude mauve pink. Duo Chrome Coral is a high shine coral loaded with gold reflective shimmer. I find they last longer than the average gloss on my lips and I just dab a little and blend with my fingers.

You can see Nude and the Coral on my lips if you scroll up earlier in the post.

Swatches below: Nude, Mauve and Duo Chrome Coral

Natasha Denona Lip Oh Phoria swatches

Overall some lovely launches from Natasha Denona. I really love how she creates unique products and colors. I always look forward to what she’s coming out with next and I love her tutorials on her Instagram page! I really love the new mini eyeshadow palettes as I think the colors are unique. The mini bloom blush is quite intense so I don’t think it will be for everyone. Lip glosses are really lovely but only if you can wear lighter shades and mix them.

I hauled my items from Sephora although some things might temporarily be sold out from the sale. I’m hoping they will restock!

Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette and Lip Oh Phoria provided for review. Other items purchased by me.

I’m hosting another giveaway today! I have an extra Love Glow Cheek Palette because I bought one as well. ONE follower will be selected to win the Love Glow Cheek Palette and the Love Glow Eyeshadow Palette. To enter for a chance to win simply complete at least one of the steps in the widget below. The more steps you complete the more entries you get. Not sponsored or affiliated. Because of shipping restrictions these days this one is going to be US only (18 years or older). Giveaway runs through 5/5/2020 11:45 PM EST. I’ll pick a winner and e-mail them within 48 hours after the giveaway. Prizes usually ship within one week.

 

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Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Palette Review

May 29, 2019

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Palette Review and Swatches

Natasha Denona recently launched her Tan Bronze and Glow Palette ($55) and it’s summer perfection! It was an easy decision to order sight unseen. She has the best tutorials and sneak peeks on her Instagram page. I think her product reveals are super fun to watch as well. This is a four pan compact with creams and powders. The texture is excellent for the different formulas, pigment is smooth and easy to apply. It has the prettiest finish with phenomenal lasting power. For those who don’t like glitter this one is a win as it has no glitter in it. I think it will suit a wide range of skin tones.

The Tan Bronze and Glow compact is the same size and design as her Bloom and Blush Palette (which I still adore). I really like this size because it’s easy to travel with and also easy to hold. The Tan Bronze and Glow Palette has a similar clear protector over the creams shades so the powder debris doesn’t cross over into the pans.

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Palette Review and Swatches

Colors and formulas in this palette include:

  • Glow Cream Base is the perfect neutral champagne tan shimmer, looks ultra natural on the skin, I wish she made this this in a full size option!
  • Super Glow is a shimmery gel powder which has a yellow peach gold metallic sheen
  • Blush and Bronze Powder is a warm bronze matte with pink tones
  • Glow Impact Powder is a metallic pale gold

Colors will differ depending on how light or deep your skin tone is. If you’re fair to light colors will show up more bronzey/golden and if you’re deep colors will contrast more with your skin to look paler. On my medium skin this adds a beautiful bronze and glow in the best way ever.

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Palette Swatches | THE BEAUTY LOOK BOOK

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Palette Review and Swatches

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Palette Review and Swatches via THE BEAUTY LOOK BOOK

Swatch comparisons to a few other products including the Chanel Duo Bronze Et Lumiere in Medium and Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Duo in Flicker (new, review soon):

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow, Chanel Duo Bronze Et Lumiere Medium, Tom Ford SKin Illuminating Duo Flicker

Also swatched next to the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow duos:

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow vs Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Makeup Look

Makeup look wearing:

You can use any brush from your collection to apply the powders. I used the Wayne Goss Air Brush, MAC 168S Angled Contour Brush and also the Laura Mercier Fan Brush when testing this.

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Makeup Look

Natasha Denona Tan Bronze and Glow Palette Review and Swatches

Overall a really pretty option for summer and even with all the other bronzer and highlighter options for me it’s a must-have. You can wear on both eyes and cheeks. It gives the perfect soft bronze and glow in one. I love layering all the shades together but you can mix and match with your other blushes or just wear a couple of the colors. Lasting power was really good and it stayed put without budging all day. I love that it has a matte shade alongside shimmers.

 

I bought mine at Sephora. Also available at Beautylish. Have you tried this one yet? What did you think?

 

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Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Palette Review

May 5, 2019

Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches via The Beauty Look Book

Natasha Denona launched her beautiful Biba Eyeshadow Palette ($129) and it’s a beautiful! It’s an all neutral 15-pan eyeshadow palette with a mix of satins, shimmers and mattes (no glitters). It has a very unique powder texture that feels satiny and soft to the touch. Pigment is excellent across the board with very easy to blend textures. Biba pulls neutral but still has a mix of warm neutral and cool neutrals – there are enough colors in here to give you a wide range of complete eye looks. You can find it now at Sephora and Beautylish.

Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches via The Beauty Look Book

I’ve played with this palette for about a week now and think it’s a beautiful option for those who want a little bit of everything in a neutral palette. Lasting power is really good – stays put on top of a cream shadow base, doesn’t budge and layers beautifully.

Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Neutral Palette

Colors include:

  • Rustic is a metallic bronzey shimmer (LOVE this one)
  • Prairie is a matte mustard brown
  • Coco is a satin matte brown
  • Freckle is a neutral peachy matte
  • Shine shimmery champagne gold
  • Pasha is a matte reddish brick brown
  • Monroe is a shimmering champagne
  • Rayon is a satiny soft pink
  • Buff is a matte satin warm antique pink
  • Tone is a warm brick matte satin brown
  • Seed is a matte chocolate deep brown
  • Tor is a soft matte grey
  • Sculpture is a pale light grey matte
  • Spot is a matte deep black smokey color
  • Tusk is the perfect light beige matte

I swatched the palette and just realized I forgot to include one shade Coco (dark matte brown, third one on top row). I’ll re-swatch larger swatches once I receive my replacement camera flash in the mail (that was the item that broke), but you can scroll down for all 15 shades in the comparison photo.

14 of the 15 shades (will be updated, my apologies!)

Natasha Denona All Neutral Biba Eyeshadow Swatches

I did a poll on Instagram stories asking which palette you wanted me to review, this one or the new Chanel. It was really close and most of you preferred a review of the Chanel Les Beiges Les Indispensables instead. I will have a full Les Beiges review coming up very soon but here are quick side by sides if you want a look:

Natasha Denona Biba Palette vs Chanel Les Beiges Les Indispensables swatches

Some of my camera equipment broke this past week so I wasn’t able to shoot detailed looks. I managed one on the eyes with a layered mix of Shine, Pasha, Coco and Buff.

Also wearing:

Natasha Denona Biba Palette

Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches via The Beauty Look Book

Bottom line a solid A+. It’s beautiful, performs well, blends and layers with perfection and has every color you can think of for any neutral eye look. There are also enough colors that can take your neutral look to the next level for a smokey neutral too!

The Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Palette runs at $129 for 15 shadows. You can find it now at Sephora and Beautylish. If you’re shopping the Sephora Beauty Insider Event this is a beautiful one to splurge and save on!

It ends tomorrow May 6th with the following codes:

  • Rouge Members receive 20% off purchases with code HEYROUGE
  • VIBs receive 15% off with code HEYVIB
  • Beauty Insiders receive 10% off with code HEYINSIDER

Have you tried any of Natasha Denona’s eyeshadow palettes? If you’ve been waiting for a neutral non-glittery one this is a great one to check out!

Natasha Denona Biba provided for review. One also purchased by me.

 

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Natasha Denona Bloom Blush and Glow Palette Review

March 7, 2019

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette Review and Swatches

Natasha Denona launched a new glow palette called Bloom Blush and Glow ($55 for 13.7 g/0.48 oz, available at Sephora and Beautylish). I ordered this a few weeks ago and think it’s one of the prettiest cheek palettes I’ve seen. It comes in a medium sized compact with four cheek colors. I love the smaller compact size and find the pans are still large enough that I can dip a regular blush brush in the compact easily. (On the nails is Chanel Le Vernis in Jaspe.)

There are two creams and two powders:

  • Glow Cream Base is a sheer peachy champagne shimmer, this is a nice glow product, not too sparkly or frosty
  • Cream Blush is a super pigmented cranberry flush, a little goes a long way but it’s easy to blend
  • Glow Extreme is a extreme glow shimmery peachy champagne highlighter, it has large shimmer particles and is very glowy
  • Duo Glow is a duo chrome peach gold shimmer powder highlighter

All four layer nicely together for the ultimate glow. If you’re conservative on the shimmer you may find Glow Extreme too glowy and sparkly for you. I think it makes for a really nice eyeshadow too. Application is smooth and easy to blend. Pigment is perfect. You can sheer out for a lighter wash or layer for more intense coverage. Lasting power is very good although we’ve had a cold week so I haven’t tested this in full humidity.

Close ups and swatches below.

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette Review and Swatches

There’s a nice plastic lid inside to cover the two creams and protect them from the powder kick up of the other two shades. I really appreciate little details like this!

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette Review

Swatches:

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette Swatches

Makeup look wearing all four shades. The top left photo is just the glow cream blush base, other three have the other cheek colors layered on top (press samples have a *):

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette makeup look

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette Swatches

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette swatches and review

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette review

Overall glowy and beautiful. Compared to other Natasha Denona coral/peachy shades her Duo Glow in Alba is lighter and more golden compared to this palette’s blush. Her Diamond and Blush Palette in Darya is more coral/cool toned while this palette has more warmer tones and more glow/shimmer. I do think The Bloom Blush and Glow is different enough to justify owning if you have the others, although if you’re super conservative on shimmers and glows this will probably be too glowy for you.

You can find the Natasha Denona Bloom Blush and Glow Palette out now. Available at Sephora and Beautylish.

I bought mine and then also received a press sample so I’m going to give away my extra to one reader. To enter for a chance to win, use the widget below. Open internationally but you must be 18 years or older to qualify. Giveaway is going to run through Monday March 11 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE winner will be selected within 72 hours of giveaway end and contacted by me via e-mail. Not sponsored or affiliated. Note the first two options are mandatory. Other entry options will get you extra entries.

 

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