Product Review | Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette

Product Review | Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette ($65, Sephora & Beautylish)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): A palette inspired by the warm glow of a morning sunrise, with sunny yellows, crimson corals, earthy browns, and powerful pinks, all made to melt together in perfect harmony.  The Sunrise palette features 15 brand-new shades In Natasha Denona’s iconic formulas. These shades are packed with the highest-quality ingredients to create buttery-soft textures that blend seamlessly for vibrant, ultra-pigmented, long lasting looks. The duo-chromes, velvety mattes, and sparkling metallic hues will elevate your senses and inspire you to create your very own radiant works of art.  Free of parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.

Review:  Please forgive the fact that I have had this product in my possession for almost a month and half and I am now barely doing a review on it.  I am sure that many of you have seen millions of product reviews about this product, so I should just end this here.  But that is not the case.

Natasha Denona surprised everyone with the whopping $65 price tag on this palette which is half the price of her regular palettes.  Of course, there is a catch.  They eyeshadow pans are smaller than the ones contained in her $129 palettes, but it is still a generous amount and seemingly slightly bigger than Anastasia Beverly Hills pans.  The palette came in a shiny reflective orange red packaging.  The actual palette case is a high shine plastic, similar material to the casing of the Biba, Tropic and Safari palette, just a tad bit smaller.  As usual, the palette contains a large mirror, along with a mix match of textures of the eyeshadows.  As the palette being the "Sunrise", it is a cooler toned palette compared to its predecessor, the Sunset Palette.  To be honest, the pinks/fuschia/magenta tones in this palette are not shades that I will gravitate to, but the rest, I can work with it especially the shimmers.  The fact that this palette is $65, I think it is worth it due to the number of pans and for the amount of shades that I am going to use, it is a decent price.  Many of you know I am a huge Natasha Denona fan and could not be happier with the formula of her eyeshadows, despite its typical outrageous price.
The formula of this palette, while smaller, stayed amazing.  The mattes are pigmented and easy to blend.  You can layer the mattes on top of another shadow and it will blend colors seamlessly.  The shimmers are pigmented on its own, but as always, I do use primer water with every shimmer shadow that I use to give it an extra lift.  The shadows are long-wearing and the pigment stays true to its color since its application.  Keep in mind that I do use an eyeshadow primer when I wear these shadows and that is something that I regularly do.  I have not tested these shadows without a primer so I cannot attest how they do on their own.  Bottom line, if this color story is up your alley, it is a great buy to try the Natasha Denona brand.  I definitely recommend this product but if you are like me who will only use a few shades on this palette, I will advise that you do your research and do the math.  Me personally, I am okay with it since this is one of the few brands I frequently buy (I do not buy a lot of eyeshadows from other brands, such as Too Faced, Jeffrey Star, Mac Cosmetics not because of bad quality, I just downsized my beauty products and wanted a smaller and more curated products in hand to make it more realistic and less wasteful on my part).  If you want to splurge, I would still recommend getting the Sunset or Gold Palette over this one.