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Natasha Denona I Need A Nude Palette Review: My Honest View

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Let’s dive straight into it, shall we? The Natasha Denona I Need A Nude Palette. If you’re anything like me, your heart probably skipped a beat just reading those words. Why? Because when Natasha Denona releases a new palette, you know it’s going to be good!

The moment this beauty arrived on my doorstep, I was beyond excited. If you know me, you know that I’m a nude/neutral lover, so this palette looks like my dream palette!

In this article, we’ll go in-depth with each shade from this much-raved-about palette – discussing everything from pigment quality to blendability and wear time.

We’re also going to talk about how versatile these colors are and why they’ve become a staple in my everyday makeup routine! However, buckle up because not everything is going to be sunshine. 🫢

8.5Expert Score
Natasha Denona I Need A Nude Palette
Just be aware that you may need to put in some extra work to blend the patchiness away – but it is doable! If you love the color scheme like I do, you need this palette in your collection.
Pigmentation
8.5
Application
8
Formula
8.5
Ease of Use
8
Longevity
9.5
Pros
  • Gorgeous, unique neutral color story
  • Sturdy outer packaging (that’s pretty, too)
  • The quality of the metallics is top-notch
  • Soft, buttery smooth shadows
  • Stays on all day without creasing
Cons
  • Matte shadows are quite patchy
  • A little harder to blend
  • Expensive

In this Natasha Denona I Need A Nude Palette review, you’ll discover who this palette is best for, what I liked and disliked about it, I share swatches, and whether I think it’s worth it or not. Keep on reading to find out my exact thoughts!

Overview Of Natasha Denona I Need A Nude Palette

I’ve got to tell ya, folks, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill eyeshadow palette. We’re talking about Natasha Denona’s “I Need A Nude” palette here.

The midi-size palette is packed with 2 high-shine Metallics and 7 buttery-soft Matte finishes, which can give you that perfect sultry smokey eye or an everyday nude look.

And if you’re in the mood for some glitz and glam, there are also 3 sparkling Foiled finishes waiting to be explored. But hey, don’t stop at sparkles!

This bad boy comes with something new – three eyeshadows in Wet Effect Formula. These babies have Sparkling and Glossy finishes that can make your eyes pop like never before!

From dusty rose to icy pink and sparkling champagne to coffee brown – it’s all here. Whether it’s everyday elegance you seek or dramatic glossy eye finishes for those special occasions (wedding bells ringing, anyone?), this versatile palette has got you covered.

And just when I thought I couldn’t love it more – the design blew me away! Inspired by minimalist stone architecture and set in a sleek 3D plexiglass case designed by Natasha herself – talk about a personal touch!

How To Use

If you’re wondering how best to use these gorgeous shades, let me share some tips straight from our expert friends at ND’s lab.

  • First things first: Prime those eyelids using an eyeshadow base/primer for long-lasting wear and vibrant colors.
  • Next up: The matte eyeshadows. Swipe them on gently with a fluffy brush for a diffused finish, or pack ‘em on with a dense brush for maximum color payoff. Remember to blend!
  • Moving onto the metallic & sparkling foiled shadows: pack them on with a soft, dense brush or your finger for an intense look. And if you want that foiled finish? Dampen your brush and then apply.

Things To Consider

Before you dash off to add this gem to your cart, let’s talk about what it doesn’t have: Mineral Oil and Parabens – Nope! Cruelty? Absolutely not! Plus, all these beauties are made in Italy – Bellissimo!

Ingredients

Ella Contains/Ingredients:

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MICA, C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE, STEARYL DIMETHICONE, LAURYL DIMETHICONE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CELLULOSE ACETATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), POLYSORBATE 60, TRIACETIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), WATER (AQUA), SILICA, ZINC STEARATE, ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TOCOPHEROL.

Sheen Contains/Ingredients:

DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DIMETHICONE, MICA, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), SILICA, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, LAUROYL LYSINE, TIN OXIDE, LAURETH-4, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TOCOPHEROL.

Silhouette Contains/Ingredients:

IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), CARMINE (CI 75470), DIMETHICONE, MICA, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, MALTODEXTRIN, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), SILICA, TOCOPHEROL.

Mesh Contains/Ingredients:

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ZINC STEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, CARMINE (CI 75470), MICA, ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), TALC, SILICA, KAOLIN, TOCOPHEROL.

Muse Contains/Ingredients:

MICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE, STEARYL DIMETHICONE, LAURYL DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), POLYSORBATE 60, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, WATER (AQUA), PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TOCOPHEROL.

Vague Contains/Ingredients:

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, MALTODEXTRIN, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL, CARMINE (CI 75470), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

Fair Contains/Ingredients:

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470), MICA, TALC, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL.

Wit Contains/Ingredients:

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ZINC STEARATE, YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), DIMETHICONE, CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, MALTODEXTRIN, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL.

Tender Contains/Ingredients:

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), DIMETHICONE, CARMINE (CI 75470), TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, MALTODEXTRIN, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL.

Mia Contains/Ingredients:

DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, LAUROYL LYSINE, CARMINE (CI 75470), TIN OXIDE, LAURETH-4, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TOCOPHEROL.

Stone Contains/Ingredients:

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ZINC STEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), DIMETHICONE, ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CARMINE (CI 75470), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, MICA, TALC, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL.

Whisper Contains/Ingredients:

TALC, ALUMINA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, ZINC STEARATE, ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TIN OXIDE, SILICA, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), CARMINE (CI 75470), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TOCOPHEROL.

Travertine Contains/Ingredients:

TALC, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL.

Filigree Contains/Ingredients:

MICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), C30-45 ALKYL DIMETHICONE, STEARYL DIMETHICONE, LAURYL DIMETHICONE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ALUMINA, ZINC STEARATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, SILICA, POLYSORBATE 60, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, WATER (AQUA), PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TOCOPHEROL.

Delilah Contains/Ingredients:

DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), SILICA, ALUMINA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, LAUROYL LYSINE, TIN OXIDE, CARMINE (CI 75470), LAURETH-4, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TOCOPHEROL.

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Natasha Denona I Need A Nude Palette Review

The color scheme of this palette is absolutely gorgeous, and I love that it has more neutral-toned shadows instead of all warm or cool-toned.

I also think that this palette combines perfectly with another ND palette, the Natasha Denona Glam Palette.

Anyway, you might be able to tell that some of the shadows swatched quite patchy, and I have something to say about that, so keep on reading…

Pigmentation

First things first: pigmentation. This palette certainly doesn’t disappoint in this department, especially when it comes to metallic and shimmer shades.

They’re buttery smooth and super pigmented – they really pop on your lids! They glide on like a dream, and boy, do they look stunning.

Now, as for the matte shades… well, they’re a bit more of a mixed bag. Some are patchier than others and can be tricky to blend out nicely particularly the darker mattes.

But don’t get me wrong – it’s not disastrous by any means; just something to keep in mind if you’re new to makeup or have limited experience with blending.

Formula

By touch of both the mattes and the metallics, the shadows feel very soft and aren’t powdery. On application, they’re still not powdery or provide any fallout, which is nice.

However, like I said, the formula of the matte shades is a bit meh. It’s patchy and harder to blend – it’ll work eventually, but it takes some extra work to make it look good. Add the metallics on top, and all your blending problems disappear lol.

The shadows are definitely buildable, especially the metallics will pop with an extra layer. The mattes will get more pigmented, but you have to be careful not to accentuate their patchiness.

Application

It basically all comes down to the patchy shades, isn’t it? Because the application is smooth and easy with the metallics while a little harder with the matte shades.

It’s not too bad, but I do think this palette might not be the easiest palette for beginners in makeup.

Longevity

I was scared that this palette would crease on me quite easily due to the patchy base of the mattes. However, it didn’t crease at all and stayed on perfectly all day!

I’m very happy that it doesn’t crease. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be so happy with this palette. Now, I’m sure I can make it work, even though it takes more effort.

Value

The Natasha Denona I Need A Nude Palette retails for $69, which is definitely a luxury price tag. For a price like this, I expect the highest quality, and usually, Natasha Denona products always perform.

This palette lacks a bit of smoothness with the matte shades, which is a bummer, but other than that, this palette is seriously stunning and does what it’s supposed to do. The metallics alone are worth the price tag, in my opinion.

However, if you want an easy palette of the highest quality for $69, you may want to rethink picking this palette. It’s a fact that it does require some effort while blending.

Alternatives To I Need A Nude Palette

I have to admit that the only palette that came to mind that really is a close alternative is the discontinued/limited edition Makeup By Mario palette that I wasn’t able to get, sadly, and which isn’t available anymore (maybe it makes a comeback one day?).

However, I do think you can create similar looks with the following palette:

Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Eyeshadow Palette

The Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Palette is one of Colourpop’s mega palettes and contains 30 shadows. The palette is called a cool-toned palette, but I do think it has some neutral shades in it as well.

The palette has gorgeous mattes and super pretty metallics, and all come for a price of $35. Basically, you get 15 more shadows for half the price of the Natasha Denona Palette, and the mattes perform similarly to better.

Definitely a great option if you’re looking for something similar to I Need A Nude but for a lower price tag!

Final Thoughts

Well, folks, we’ve finally reached the end of our journey with the Natasha Denona I Need A Nude Palette. And what a ride it’s been! Let’s just take a moment to reflect on all those gorgeous hues and textures.

First off, let me say that this palette is truly stunning. The range of colors is impressive – very neutral-toned shades that are quite unique nowadays, as most palettes have a warm undertone.

Whether you’re into sultry, smoky eyes or prefer something more subdued for day wear, there’s definitely something here for everyone.

The quality? A little disappointing when it comes to the matte shades but top-notch as we speak of the metallics. Those shadows blend like a dream and stay put all day long. The mattes are a little harder to blend due to some patchiness.

Positives
  • Gorgeous, unique neutral color story
  • Sturdy outer packaging (that’s pretty, too)
  • The quality of the metallics is top-notch
  • Soft, buttery smooth shadows
  • Stays on all day without creasing
Negatives
  • Matte shadows are quite patchy
  • A little harder to blend
  • Expensive

Now, let’s talk about value for money. Yes, it might seem like quite an investment upfront – and it is – but think about how many different looks you can create with this one palette alone! If you ask me, it’s worth every penny.

Just be aware that you may need to put in some extra work to blend the patchiness away – but it is doable! If you love the color scheme like I do, you need this palette in your collection.

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4 Comments

  1. I don’t know if I told you how much I love your product photos enough times – I’m amazed every time you post something new! <3 The color story of this palette is stunning and I heard to many good things about Natasha Denona's eyeshadows, but because of financial reasons I think it might take a while for me to actually invest in one, especially because there are other high end brands that I find more intriguing at the moment. <3

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    1. Omg Jelena, that’s so sweet of you! Thank you so much! 🥹 I totally understand your point, the Natasha Denona palettes are truly an investment and to be honest, there are great brands out there with great products and a more affordable price so I can’t blame you! 💗

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