Natasha Denona Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Purchased by me

It seems the entire world of beauty is smitten with Natasha Denona. I too have lusted after several of her eyeshadow palettes but the high price tag always dissuaded me. Then in late December, the Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette popped up on the Sephora website and I snatched it up. I know, I know, I need another neutral eyeshadow palette like I need a third boob. I really wanted to try Natasha Denona though and it was only $25! Besides, as a beauty blogger, I can blame you, my readers for wanting to know about the mini palettes, right? Right???

This little gem contains two metallics, two mattes, and a duo-chrome.  The shades are:

Bronzage (chroma crystal light copper)

Quoin (matte terra-cotta with brown undertone)

Lumino (shimmery beige gold)

Sienna (medium shimmery bronze with gold sparkle)

Soil (matte medium transition brown with red undertone)

Wow! Now I get what all the fuss was about! The Mini Nude palette is absolutely stunning! It’s definitely warm-toned and the texture of the shades, both matte and shimmer is perfection. The shimmers bring such a lovely brightness to older eyes but there is no glitter or chunky texture. They apply smoothly with little to no fallout even applied dry. Wet your brush for more intensity.

I would say Bronzage has the most metallic finish and it is gorgeous!! Lumino is a very pretty soft champagne that brightens beautifully. Sienna seems to be more loosely packed than the others and therefore has a little more fallout though I didn’t get any fallout on the eyes. I suggest patting motions or using wet for the best result.

The matte shades apply smoothly and blend like a dream. Quoin makes a fabulous crease or transition shade. Soil has a definite red undertone–I like to use it as a liner or blended on the outer corner.

For my first look I tried a monochromatic look: Quoin in the crease, Bronzage on the lid, Soil to line and slightly in the outer corner.


For the second look, I placed Quoin in the crease, Lumino (so shiny and bright) on the lid and the inner corner, Soil in the outer corner and Sienna under the lower lash line.

The palette is small, much smaller than I expected–about 1/2″ wide and 4″ long. Pretty tiny. That can be good or bad depending on your perspective. It’s perfect for travel but may disappear quickly if using it every day. Did I just say that? I mean who uses just one eyeshadow palette? No one I know! Just keep that in mind the size if you’re thinking of buying any of the mini palettes. On the plus side, most palettes have one or more dud shadows that either don’t perform well or are a shade you would never use. NOT so with the Natasha Denona Nude Mini Palette, every shade is outstanding. The palette is also free of parabens, vegan and cruelty-free.

The Natasha Denona Nude Mini Eyeshadow Palette is simply stunning–sophisticated shades that perform beautifully are easy to work with and makes eyes stand out! I’m thrilled with my purchase and am so glad it’s part of the permanent line. Now I’ve got my eye on the Star Mini Palette–that green shade is too-die-for!