Product Review | Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette

Product Review | Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette ($129, Sephora and Beautylish)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): A limited-edition eyeshadow palette with 15 brand-new tropical shades.

This limited-edition palette features 15 shades of Natasha’s new, long-lasting cream-powder formulas, combined with her classic, signature formula. With a range of matte and metallic finishes in complementary tropical pop colors and pastels, you’ll be inspired to create endless looks, as far as your imagination leads you—from soft and natural to colorful, vibrant, and bold. 

The top and center rows are pastel and nude shades that can be applied on the eye lids and the crease, while the bottom row is full of colorful, tropical, and exotic shades for the upper and lower lash line.

This set contains:
- 15 x 0.05 oz/ 1.5 g Eyeshadows in Peach Puff, Sangria, Fake Tan, Coco, Sahara, Pastel Melon, Nudist, Vintage Taupe, Gusti, Limoncello, Mint Frost, Exotic, Laguna, Tiger Lily, Zena

Review: Natasha Denona is my favorite eyeshadow palette brand.  I know they are expensive but I usually purchase them during the Sephora VIB Sale and on the Natasha Denona website on their Black Friday Deals where some their palettes are 30 to 40% off.  I recently picked up the Tropic Palette since Sephora had their Weekly Deals Sale and got it for $75 - a way better deal than the VIB sale.  I have been dabbing into brighter colors since the spring and been loving them.  Bright colors are not as daunting as they seem.  Anyway, on to the review.

This palette is packaged differently from Natasha Denona's traditional packaging which is a leather (or maybe it is faux) cover.  The Tropic Palette has a tropical blue plastic packaging.  It is made out of sturdy plastic.  The box packaging is a stunning blue reflective material which matches the whole theme of the palette.  The shades are beautiful but there are enough colors that you can use to create an everyday look which is why I bought the palette in the first place.  The top two rows are a nice combination of everyday shades.  This palette has a nice balance of matte and shimmers.  

Some of the eyeshadows do not swatch well but I do not judge them on how they swatch, but on how they apply, blend and last on the eyelids throughout the day.  These eyeshadows are very pigmented.  They are easy to apply and blends like a dream.  The longevity is also great as I have used them on a typical 8-hr day (or more on the weekends) during the summer months.  I usually use an eyeshadow primer (I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion) on all of my eyeshadow applications to increase wear time.

I love this eyeshadow palette just as I love her other ones.  However, I probably will not recommend buying it for a full price as it is very expensive.  As mentioned above, I am a fan of her eyeshadow palettes and I have five of hers (4 full size and 1 5-pan palette) and I do not own very many palettes except for one Pat McGrath and a Viseart all matte palette.  Natasha Denona eyeshadows are the ones that I choose to splurge on but I do purchase them when they are on sale.  If you would like to buy this palette, I suggest that you wait for the fall VIB Sale or the ND Black Friday Deal.  But of course, if you'd like to splurge, go ahead and do it.  If these colors are your good vibes, you will not regret this purchase.