Natasha Denona Mini Star Palette

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Natasha Denona keeps dropping all these new quints and palettes, it's good that I'm not trying to keep up because I'd fail miserably at it. Have you seen the new Gold Palette and Cranberry quint? So many new things. Today's Mini Star Palette almost passed under the radar, eclipsed by the other recently released products. I had really wanted the full sized Star Palette and since I liked the Mini Lila a ton, figured the Mini Star might be up my alley. 

The Mini Star palette contains two mattes and three sparkly shades (of K, DC, and M finishes). These shimmery ones happened to be some of the ones I really liked from the full sized Star Palette.

Swatches over primer.

Natasha Denona mattes always seem to show up slightly different on the skin for me than they appear in the pan. Atik looks a bit warmer and darker, Earth looks less milk chocolate and more of a cooler, dark chocolate. 

Cosmo is pretty but it doesn't really stand out to me, the formula is also not nearly as creamy as other ND sparkle shades. I have richer bronze shimmers, that are more metallic or more glittery. Orion is sadly not a particularly impressive green/reddish brown duochrome - even Wet'n'Wild makes one that has more pronounced green gleam. The color I like the most out of this palette is Bellatrix, but it's very similar to ND Moonstone, only watered down like the vodka at a shady nightclub. 

Here I used Atik in the outwards crease, Earth in the inner and outer corners, with a LOT of Cosmo patted on top of a sticky adhesive. Cosmo can be quite chunky.

 Here I used Orion and Earth.

Atik, Earth, and Bellatrix all over the mobile lid. 

I'm not as enthused about this palette as I was the Mini Lila Palette. It has however, completely cured me of my year long lust after the full sized Star Palette. This had three of the four shades that I was interested in (fourth being Spectrum) and I'm utterly not impressed. The quality of the eyeshadow doesn't feel as nice as the shadows in my other Natasha Denona quints. 

Overall I think you can/should pass on this mini, especially if you already have a duochrome green/brown and brown mattes. All around not very exciting and it's rather disappointing after how much I liked Mini Lila. 

Natasha Denona Mini Star Palette is $25 and can be purchased from Sephora. 

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