Today I have an eyeshadow palette review for you that is shockingly NOT ColourPop! I know, what the heck right!? I feel like I’ve been reviewing so much ColourPop lately that it’s time for something different. Last week I went into Sephora and picked up the new Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette. I have been eyeing it since it was first teased on TrendMood, purple is one of my favourite shades and I don’t wear it nearly enough. The ND Mini Lila palette is certainly mini, I found it in the aisle near the cash register which we all know is the worst value section in Sephora. I still purchased it because I’ve been curious about Natasha Denona eyeshadows for a quite some time and I would never spend over $100 on a full sized palettes regardless of the quality.
Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette
The Natasha Denona Mini Lila Eyeshadow Palette retails for $30CAD contains 5 x 0.8g eyeshadows for a total of 4g of product. This works out to $7.50CAD per gram. Holy crap that’s expensive. Those Sol & Mar Palettes I’ve been talking about lately? Yeah that’s $1.33US per gram, even after converting to Canadian they aren’t this expensive. The Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette is talc free, paraben free and cruelty free.
Even though this is an itty bitty palette it still manages to feel luxe. A mirror would have been useless to me in a palette this small so I’m glad they didn’t try to fit one in. The flip up clear lid seems like good quality to me, not like something you’d find at the drugstore. And it better be good quality with how much money I sunk into this thing! My only complaint is that the shade names are printed on the back instead of the front of the palette.
The Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette was created as an extension of her existing Lila Palette. The one that I definitely can’t afford! These shades are all new so you won’t find them in the original palette. The colour story is very plummy as you can see, the purples actually look the same on the eye as they do in the pan which is very rare for purple shades. In other eyeshadow palettes I own the purples pull more pink &red than actual purple.
I like that the Mini Lila Palette has a transition shade as well as an inner corner highlight. The duochrome Blue Dahlia is really pretty too!
Pigmentation, Blend & Fallout
When I posted my first impressions of the Mini Lila Palette for the first time on my instastories I commented that these shades are not as pigmented as I thought they should be. My last high end purchase was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette and those shades are BAM, incredible pigmentation. I swatched these shades on my hand and was wondering wtf was going on, because the eyeshadows aren’t nearly as pigmented as I expected they would be.
That being said Natasha Denona’s formula blends and builds so well that it makes up for it. I can build each of these shades up to a full wash of colour and they blend into each other well. I did need to apply the shade Linen wet to get the most out of it but Blue Dahlia applied well dry.
The matte shades didn’t really give me any fallout under my eyes but the Blue Dahlia shimmer did. Not a crazy amount but I did need to use a makeup wipe afterwards.
Because the Mini Lila Palette is so small I only created one makeup look for my blog this time around. I’ve been posting a lot of 3 look tutorials but with I didn’t think I could create that many different looks with these shades while still being independently interesting and unique. As usual you can find the full tutorial for this look up on my YouTube Channel. Please subscribe! <3
I like this palette but I’m not entirely convinced that it was worth $30. That’s so expensive for only 4g of eyeshadow! The shades are pretty and the formula is growing on me though, I got quite a few compliments on my makeup the day I did this eyeshadow look so I’m thinking that I’ll be keeping this palette. I can see myself wearing this look again when I go out!
Are you picking up the Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette?
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