Cosmetic

Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Metropolis

Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow PaletteNatasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition mini palette that expands on the Metropolis 28-pan palette; it includes three shades from the larger palette, plus two new shades (the last two). The five shades coordinated well together and offered some decent versatility, though I think the lightest shade could have been a murky, swamp green and made it a more versatile and multiple-skin-tone-friendly offering.

Ingredients

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow

Blaze (263K)

Blaze (263K) is a rich, molten copper with strong, warm orange undertones and lighter and darker gold flecks of sparkle over an intensely metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied with very little fallout with a dry brush but a fingertip or a dampened brush would further minimize that. The texture was moderately dense, lightly creamy and had good binder in it to help it adhere to bare skin. It wore well for nine hours with slight fallout over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Bad Habit Grand Plie (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop She Got Money (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Honey Dip (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Strength (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop TF (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Save It For Later (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Diego (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • bareMinerals Hoopla (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Pledge Class (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Crystal Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Silica, Mica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Look Using this Product

Rope (256CM)

Rope (256CM) is a light, yellowy orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to my lid and diffused nicely along the edges without being prone to fallout or sheering out as the texture was smooth and velvety. This shade lasted well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Viseart Russet (6) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Ridge (313CM) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Desert Sands (DC, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Morphe Pukey (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Smokey #2 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Anastasia New Yawker (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Lorelei (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Nude (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Flesh (104CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Sage (Base) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Jubilee (271M)

Jubilee (271M) is a rich, deep emerald green with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen with faint pink and teal pearl throughout. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The texture was moderately dense, smooth to the touch, and had some slip to help it apply without fallout. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Too Faced Central Perk (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Unexpected (DC, $6.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Epic (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Stila Vivid Jade (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Optimism (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Scarab (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Supernova (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Palma (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay C-Note (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Grandeur (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.08 oz. – $362.50 Per Ounce

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Look Using this Product

Bole (405CM)

Bole (405CM) is a medium-dark, olive brown with muted, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a smooth, velvety texture that was slightly thinner than some of the brand’s other Creamy Matte shades but very easy to work with. This shade wore nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Fenty Beauty Rubbabandz (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Danessa Myricks Olive You (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Khaki Haze #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Puffball (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Natural Wilderness (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Lodge (283CP) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever Digger (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Too Faced Sweetie Pie (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, IRON OXIDES CI 77499, IRON OXIDES CI 77492, IRON OXIDES CI 77491,DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Corrode (228CM)

Corrode (228CM) is a light-medium peach with warmer, more yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with a smidgen of powderiness mostly present in the pan. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Give Me Glow Sandcastle (P, $7.00) is brighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Blur (Naked Reloaded) (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • LORAC Nectar (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Desert Fox #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Windsor (DC, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Fave Things (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Desert Sand (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • LORAC Butterscotch (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Melt (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Smashbox Vanilla (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The majority of the brand’s eyeshadows are quite pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The eyeshadows have improved over time, particularly with respect to longevity (without a primer). The original formula often creased on me within seven to eight hours, whereas the more current formula wears eight to nine hours with fading (instead of full-on creasing). The more matte finishes tend to be a bit more velvety, substantial, and less dry/powdery compared to prior iterations.

The metallic finish is often the creamiest, slightly denser in feel, but has excellent pigmentation, adhesion, and blendability. The sparkling shades can have some fallout, depending on how they’re applied and how sparkly they are, so they sometimes work better with fingertips or a dampened brush; they can also run sheerer compared to other finishes.

Cream-Powders are the more unique formulation and tend to have firmer, almost stiff, consistencies and more semi-opaque, watercolor-esque coverage. They are longer-wearing, but they can take a few uses to learn how to use. This formula has also improved compared to when it first debuted–it is a bit more yielding now.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Creamy Matte Eye Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, ZINC STEARATE, IRON OXIDES CI 77492 ,DIMETHICONE, IRON OXIDES CI 77499, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, SILICA

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Source Link


DISCLAIMER

This blog is for information purposes only. The content is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Should you have a medical or dermatological problem, please consult with your physician. None of the information or recommendations on this website should be interpreted as medical advice.

All product reviews, recommendations, and references are based on the author’s personal experience and impressions using the products. All views and opinions are the author’s own.

This blog post may contain affiliate links. An affiliate link means we may earn a commission if you click on a link and make a purchase, without any extra cost to you.

Please see our Disclaimer for more information.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button