My husband said he would treat me to a new eyeshadow palette as a little pick-me-up and I chose the Natasha Denona Love Palette. I’ve never had anything from Natasha Denona and I thought the mix of pink, red, purple, gold and silver shades looked beautiful in this palette.
I have been loving using this palette and feel so inspired every time I pick it up. The range of shades, finishes and tones means I can use it to create any type of look, from everyday to colourful or smokey. I find the palette layout extremely helpful too for coming up with eyeshadow combinations.
Whilst the palette is by no means cheap (£60), it costs significantly less than Natasha Denona’s larger palettes, so I thought this might be a fun way to try her products. It’s so wonderful to have a little bit of luxury and it feels like such a lovely treat whenever I pick it up to use.
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You can see some looks I have created using the Natasha Denona Love Palette here.
The Natasha Denona Love Palette comes in a rectangular, shiny, metallic-like warm pink coloured box with 15 small black ovals printed on the edge. The box has a lovely, smooth feel to it and looks very luxurious.
The front of the box provides the brand name, palette name and net weight (19.25g/0.67oz).
The back of the box provides the ingredients list for the product contained inside. The box states that the eyeshadows are alcohol free, mineral oil free and not tested on animals. The official Natasha Denona website also states that the eyeshadows are paraben free, cruelty free and made in Italy.
The top right hand side of the back of the box provides the shade layout and information on the eyeshadows. The names and numbers are provided for each shade.
The shades have shade names, numbers and letters on the box packaging. I’m not sure if the letters denote the finishes and I don’t know what they all stand for, as the finish types aren’t clearly marked on the shades. I would have liked for the finishes to be marked more clearly, even on the box, just to give a little bit more insight into which shades are classed as mattes, metallics, duo chromes or chroma crystals. This is my first Natasha Denona palette, so if you know more about the shade numbering and lettering system, please let me know!
There is a little box underneath the shade layout suggesting how to use each shade. The box states: “Matte Eyeshadows: Apply with fluffy eyeshadow brushes to blend or detail brushes for precision. Metallic/Duo Chrome/Chroma Crystal Eyeshadows: Apply with dense eyeshadow brushes for a subtle finish. For high payoff/foiled finish, apply with a damp eyeshadow brush or with the tip of your finger”.
Natasha Denona Love Palette Packaging
The Natasha Denona Love Palette comes in a sleek, rectangular, shiny, metallic-like warm pink coloured tin-like casing.
The brand name and product name are printed on the top of the palette lid. The palette feels light, yet sturdy in the hands. The palette feels very smooth and beautiful when you hold it, further lending to that luxury feel. The palette is quite small, a bit like a little clutch bag in size.
The palette opens and closes easily, just by flipping the lid up and down. There isn’t a little lip like in other palettes; you just lift up anywhere on the top lid to open the palette.
The back of the palette has lots of little holes lined up with the back of each eyeshadows. I assume that you can use the holes to pop out the eyeshadows if you want to take them out or place other Natasha Denona eyeshadows in their place. I haven’t tried it as I’m worried about ruining the palette, so let me know if you have tried it!
There is a little sticker in the bottom left hand corner of the back of the palette as well. The sticker provides the brand name, product name, details on ingredients, number of eyeshadows and net weight of products contained inside.
The opened palette has a large mirror on the underside of the top lid and the eyeshadows encased in the bottom section. The mirror is a great size, in that it fills the full of the lid. The eyeshadows are organised in three rows, each containing five eyeshadows. The names are printed underneath each eyeshadow.
Website Details on the Natasha Denona Love Palette
The Natasha Denona website states that the palette contains: “15 shades of Natasha’s signature eyeshadow formula in pinks, mauves, purples, corals, silvery neutrals, rich burgundies and a fiery red that melt together in perfect harmony. This seductive palette can be used tfor playfully bold creations or effortlessly wearable everyday looks”.
The Natasha Denona site states that “Made with the highest quality pure colour pigments, dazzling chroma crystals and luminous mineral pearls, for maximum colour payoff with minimum effort. Shades and formulas were hand-designed by world-renowned make-up artist Natasha Denona. Buttery smooth, hydrating eyeshadow formula wears beautifully on any skin type and skin tone”.
Shades, Finishes and Tones
There are 15 shades contained in the palette, ranging from pinks, warm gold-peaches, purples, silvers, reds and burgundies.
The shades come in a variety of finishes (mattes, satin-mattes, metallics, glitters) and tones (light, medium, dark) enabling you to create a wide variety of looks. From looking at and swatching the palette, there seem to be 8 mattes (First, Heartbeat, Trust, Heart, Soul, Intense, Valentine, Dream), six metallic/shimmer/crystal-like shades (Lifetime, Transparent, Commitment, Blind, Passion) and one which is more glittery and transparent (Giving). Dream feels like a matte but it has a slight satin feel to it as well.
Pigment and Blendability
The eyeshadows are beautifully pigmented and true to colour when applied to the eyes. The metallics are so smooth and give such a stunning glitz and gleam to the lids. Blind is such a bright, light liquid-like silver; I just love this shade on the lids. Lifetime is the most gorgeous, warm, peachy-gold-pink shade which just glows on the eyelid.
The mattes can seem a little bit patchy when swatched on the arm but are super saturated when applied to the eyes. I highly recommend applying a little colour at a time as you don’t need much on application. The pigment means they can take a little more time to blend out if you apply too much in one go.
Giving has a beautiful, duochrome quality to it and feels a little bit more like an eyeshadow topper. You can use it on its own and it gives a more sheer finish to the lids. You can also apply Giving over other eyeshadows to give them a slightly different look.
Versatility, Layout and Combinations
I absolutely love the colour choice and versatility of this palette. There are shades in similar colour families (pinks, purples), along with some contrasting shades (silver, peaches, reds, deep burgundies). You can mix and match shades as you please to come up with everyday, colourful, smokey or contrasting looks. The variety in finishes also enables you to play around with textures and add extra dimension to your looks.
One aspect I really appreciate about this palette is that the layout helps me come up with colour combinations. When I look at the palette as quad sections, it gives me some inspiration for what shades might work together nicely as a look. The shades in the palette work together beautifully, so you can mix and match across the whole palette, but I think the idea of looking for quads can also help you come up with colour combinations.
Here are some examples of quads you could create within the palette:
Idea 1: You could put together the first two shades in row three (Heart, Giving) and row four (Soul, Passion):
Idea 2: You could create a cooler toned combination by using the last two shades in row three (Commitment, Blind) and row four (Valentine, Dream):
As mentioned above, some of the shades in the palette (particularly the mattes) look a bit patchy in the swatches but this doesn’t reflect how they look on the eyes. The swatches still give you an idea of the shades, finishes and tones available in the palette.
I’ve also given some swatches of Giving applied over Heart and also over Heartbeat so that you can see how this shade works as an eyeshadow topper.
Stockists and Price
The Natasha Denona Love Palette costs £60. The palette is available from various online retailers, including Look Fantastic, Feel Unique and Cult Beauty.
Have you tried the Natasha Denona Love Palette? What do you think of the palette? Have you tried any of the other Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes? Let me know in the comments section below.