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Monday, March 25, 2019

Natasha Denona Camel Eye Shadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Not Sponsored: Natasha Denona. I've been wanting to try her eye shadow palettes for awhile. Her famous Sunset Eye Shadow Palette was very popular and stayed out of stock for a pretty long time. Last year, she came out with a Camel Palette. I thought this palette would be a good start for me, because my wardrobe mainly consists of neutrals. I also lean towards neutral makeup. I have plenty of color in my makeup wardrobe, but it's mainly peach and berry colors. This is considered a MINI eye shadow palette. She's created a number of them and they range in price from $25-$48 USD. Anything Natasha Denona is not cheap! When you look at the palette, it looks absolutely beautiful. It's a neutral girl's DREAM! When I swatched all 5 shades I have to be honest, I was less than ecstatic. NOT that the formula was off. ALL shades were pigmented and laid beautifully on the skin. The middle (Safari) and last (Zand) shade kind of threw me. When swatched, the middle shade (Safari) was not only darker than I expected, but it pulled gray on the back of my hand. The last shade (Zand) in the palette also pulled darker than expected. I put the palette down for a month. LOL I'm just now revisiting it. The lightest camel shade is Safari (the middle shade, which is dark). I applied it from my lid, all the way to my eyebrow. To lighten it, I used a blending blush and constantly went over it. I then used the last shade (Zand) in the crease (eye socket) of my eye. I then patted Copper Stone (next to last shade) on my lid. I lined underneath my eyes with the middle shade (Safari). I used the lightest shade (Dune) in the palette as a highlighter on my nose and cheeks. I completed my look with Too Faced's Send Nudes Lipstick. Now don't get me wrong, its a great palette. I really like it. It was just I was expecting the camel shades to be a little lighter (they pulled darker), creating a "darker" look. I was looking for a more daytime palette and this is more evening in my opinion. Also,  if I had to do this look again, I would contour my nose and bronze my skin. I think it would compliment this eye shadow palette. I'll continue to play around with it. The looks I'm seeing on YouTube are all darker looks. This is about as light as I could go. I never used the darkest shade (Arrosto) in the palette. It would work great as a liner.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Natasha Denona Camel Eye Shadow Palette is Sweet

Swatches: (L-R) Arrosto, Dune, Safari, Copper Stone, Zand
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