Product Review | Natasha Denona Metropolis Eyeshadow Palette
Product Review | Natasha Denona Metropolis Eyeshadow Palette ($129, Sephora/Beautylish and Natasha Denona.Com)
Product Details (from Sephora's website): What it is: A palette with 28 brand-new shades and two new formulas of Natasha Denona’s iconic, professional-quality pressed-pigment eyeshadows in a never-before-seen midi size. These extraordinarily rich pressed-pigment shadows deliver maximum color payoff. They’re hydrating and smooth for optimum texture and comfortable, all-day wear.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.
Review: Sometimes I wonder why I even review Natasha Denona eyeshadows because they are one of my favorite formulas and brands. The Metropolis palette is her newest release and this 28-pan palette was a shocker to me due to its price. Her typical 15 pan palette retails for the same price so this one is definitely a great buy, price wise.
The packaging comes in a high shine glossy dark green box with gold typography. The actual palette is housed in its typical faux leather case, this time in a patent leather vibe. There is a clear flap that can be detached from the palette which contains all the names of the eyeshadow. There is a medium-sized mirror included in the palette.
I actually like the smaller eyeshadow pans on this palette. Let's face it, unless this is the only palette you own and use on the daily, it takes quite a bit to hit pan on her regular sized shadows. I love the color story of this palette. It is a great mix of color and neutrals that can be worn day or night; amped up or toned down. The matte shades are extremely pigmented. They are soft and buttery with a slight powder kick up but easy to blend and layer on top of another shade. The shimmers and metallic shades are easy to apply, just as the matte shades, they have a slight powder kick up but nothing too concerning. They are pigmented and long-wearing, just as most of her eyeshadows are. This is probably one of her most versatile palettes, in my opinion, there is a color story for everyone in this palette. While I stopped relying on swatches alone regarding quality, the swatches of each shade below are stunning, in my opinion.
I definitely recommend this palette even with its $129 price tag because of its versatility. There are so many shades to pick from and none are way too out of the ordinary, even if you are a neutral kind of girl like myself. The palettes ability to be used as a day or night look is what caught my eye in the first place, plus the 28 pan vs the 15 pan for the same price is not such a bad deal. If you bought this palette during the Sephora sale like I did, then you definitely scored tons of savings and making the cost of this palette worth while.