MAKEUP | Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette with Makeup Look

While I was on vacation last week, I started "shopping" my beauty room as I tend to do when I have the luxury of time as well as the brainpower to think creatively. I'm always amazed at ideas and motivation for posts and content when I've had even just two days off in a row. Most days I come home from work and do my best to clean up after myself and try not to feel like too much of a slug. After playing around with some blue eyeshadows a few weeks ago, I wanted to get my hands dirty again with eye makeup and dug out my UNTOUCHED Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette that I picked up back in May. This was a fairly adventurous palette for me to pick up as I initially did not know how to use the shades cohesively, but after browsing a few makeup looks on the ND Instagram as well as Youtube videos, I felt a bit more confident about applying the shades to my face!

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette
Purchased by me

What I loved about this palette was the fact that this looked like something I could wear everyday that wasn't just shades of brown. The colour story of this palette is inspired by the 1960s with its romantic pops of rose gold for feminine day looks and then "stormier" shades to transition into night. 

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette

The palette is comprised of five shadows: a taupe-y duochrome shade that works beautifully as an eyeshadow topper, a silky smooth metallic gunmetal grey, two neutral mattes for creating definition in the crease and my favourite, a metallic rosy pink. I can safely say that I do not own a palette that has all of these shades together and I have avoided rose gold for awhile because I felt like it didn't suit my skin tone very well, but I feel like this palette makes it a workable shade for everyone!

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette

All of the shadows swatched beautifully on the arm with tons of pigment with Pixie and Industrial being my favourites. I really liked the shade 60's, but it proved to be challenging for me to blend smoothly once it was on my face. I was blending in circles until my wrist got sore! Vintage Taupe has been been a great all over definition shade for me though.

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

I was trying to use all five shades, but realistically on a daily basis using two shades is plenty! Using Vintage Taupe with Pixie layered on top is SUCH a pretty look for day time so a smoky eye isn't necessary! 

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Look


Giorgio Armani Power Fabric in Shade #5* mixed with La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation in #13 Linen

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder

Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil in #3


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion*

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette 

Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12HR in Cappucino*

Lancome Grandiose Extreme Mascara*

Social Eyes False Lashes in Brunette*


Benefit Cosmetics Galifornia Blush

ABH Amrezy Highlighter


Cheekbone Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Tantoo

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Look

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Eyeshadow Palette

Final verdict: REALLY happy with this palette and how I now have a new day look that isn' t my go-to brown neutrals palette. With primer, the shades lasted all day in the summer heat and I look forward to using this all the time! After watching the ND tutorials on YouTube, it takes no time at all to create beautiful looks with just a few shades or if you feel like being experimental, all five of them!

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