Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette
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The mattes in this palette are insanely blendable--again, except for Electra--and there is a nice variety of cool and warm tones. Many of these shades can be used to create every day neutral looks or can be built up with the darker shades to create more dramatic looks. On the other hand, several of the shimmers in this palette are more like pressed pigments to me. While I love how sparkly and pigmented they are, and I do not mind a little fallout, I suspect that this will not sit well with some people when also considering the cost. It is definitely necessary to use a glitter base with the shades Galaxia, Polaris, Orion, Spectrum, Cosmo, and Atria, and I would even recommend applying them with a finger for maximum color payoff. I think that a lot of grief would be spared if the palette were actually marketed to include pressed pigments, so that people would know what to expect. If I were reviewing them strictly as pressed pigments, they are amazing. The colors are multidimensional and unique and keep their pigment throughout the day.
I am quite disappointed with the shade Electra. I know that good purples are very difficult to create, but I think that the price of this palette calls for at least a little more pigmentation and blendability in this shade. Pheonix also was not amazing, but it can be built to show more pigment. There are definitely better reds and purples out there (ie. ABH Modern Renaissance, Sugarpill shadows, or Viseart shadows).
I have loved using this palette so far, and I believe that Natasha Denona has created a quality luxury product. However, being a luxury product, this is very expensive, and if you think that you will be bothered by the fallout and extra time that it can take to make these shimmery shadows work, you may regret your purchase. It's all about what works best for you!
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