Product Review | Natasha Denona Safari All Matte Palette

Product Review | Natasha Denona Safari All Matte Palette ($129, Sephora, Beautylish and Natasha Denona online)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): After receiving a huge amount of requests, Natasha decided to design the perfect matte palette. The color scheme is safari-inspired, offering wearable warms, cool muted tones, and unique medium-to-dark shades to complement your current collection. Natasha creates her palettes so that any three shades in a row can be used to create an entire look. The top row features cool muted and gray tones, the middle row is warmer tones, and the bottom row has highly requested rich reddish tones. Monochromatic looks are simple to create by using colors horizontally and polychromatic looks can be created by using colors vertically. 

These shadows are not dusty and come in a zero fallout formula, which is ideal and yet very hard to find in matte textured.

Review:  I do not own a lot of eyeshadow palettes compared to other beauty lovers but I have limited them to a few brands like Pat McGrath, Viseart and of course, Natasha Denona.  This is my fifth Natasha Denona large palette (I also have one of her 5 pan palettes from last year's Holiday release).  I have never regretted any of my purchases from this brand.  

The Safari Palette consists of all matte shades with beautiful warm and cool tone colors.  The packaging is different from her older palette releases which were packaged with luxurious faux leather.  The safari palette is housed in a sturdy plastic casing similar to the Tropic Palette.  It is in a Khaki Green color and the large compact has a mirror.  The box is an exact copy of the palette's color.  The palette is easy to clean and open.  The eyeshadow pans are magnetic and removable.  

A few of my favorite shades from this palette are Tamarind, Shea, Aya, Desert Date, Rhino, Tribe, Thorn and Stone.  I mean for the most part, I love all of the shades if I am being honest.  One thing I love about this palette is I can create a day time or night time look using all the shades.  The shadows are soft, creamy, pigmented and easy to blend.  However, similar to other Natasha Denona shadows, it does have fall out even though it claims to have a zero fall out formula.  With Natasha Denona Palettes, I tend to do my eyeshadow first before applying my foundation so the fall outs do not bother me.  Sometimes if I end up applying my face makeup first, I just use an eyeshadow shield to catch all the fall out.  

I do not recommend the palette when it comes to its price as it is a whopping $129 plus tax.  However, if you choose to pick this up on either the fall or spring sale to get a 20% off - I highly recommend this palette.  The matte shades are beautiful and I love that they are a mix of warm and cool tone shades.  If you want to splurge, this is a palette to do it with.  Maybe I am biased since I own a few Natasha Denona palettes and there is a reason for that.  Are you going to get this palette during the Sephora Fall Sale?

{These swatches are the first two rows of the palette}

{These swatches are from the last row of the palette}