Natasha Denona Retro Palette

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Natasha Denona Retro Palette ⋆ Beautymone
Published by Simone de Vlaming on December 18, 2021
10Expert Score
Natasha Denona Retro Palette
The formula is just top-notch, and I don’t own many brands that are similar in quality. And I own a lot of eyeshadow palettes from a lot of brands… lol. I can’t think of anything bad about this palette; it’s just too good. Only smooth, buttery, pigmented, and easy to work with shadows, maybe some slight kickback in the pan but no fallout on the face, and overall just fantastic quality and gorgeous shades.
Pigmentation
10
Application
10
Formula
10
Ease of Use
10
Longevity
10
Pros
  • Very blendable and buildable formula
  • Buttery shadows that apply like a dream
  • Stunning color story and excellent color payoff
  • A great combination between mattes and metallics
Cons
  • On the expensive side

Have you wondered if the Natasha Denona Retro Palette is worth your money? By the end of this review, you’ll know exactly if this palette is the one for you.

In this post, you are going to find the following:

  • Real swatches of the Retro Palette
  • My honest thoughts on/experiences with the Retro Palette
  • Alternatives for the Retro Palette

Natasha Denona Retro Palette Review 

The Natasha Denona Retro Palette has gorgeous pink, mauve, and burgundy tones and has different finishes but always the same, high-quality formula. I absolutely love the shade range and the combination of warmer tones and even some cooler tones.

The palette has enough lighter and darker shades to create depth; the metallics can make a daily look go into a gorgeous party look or add some glitter fun with the toppers. This palette gives so much variety, and you’ll be able to create quite a few different looks with this beauty!

Pigmentation

You will get pigment right from the get-go, which is what I love about the Natasha Denona formulas. Some of the shades, Glitz and Psychedelic, are supposed to be toppers and thus making them less pigmented and more glittery. In my opinion, this isn’t a bad thing unless you hate glitters. However, it’s just two shades so it wouldn’t really be a big reason to pass on the palette.

Formula

The Natasha Denona Retro Palette is one of the market’s best burgundy and pinkish-toned palettes. The color story might not be unique compared to other palettes available (even though it’s gorgeous), but the quality is. These shadows are so buttery, smooth, and easy to work with!

All the shades in this palette blend like a dream, are buildable, and are not patchy. The metallics work well with the mattes; blending them or placing the metallic on the matte shadow doesn’t cause any problems.

Application

The matte shadows feel soft and smooth, pigmented, and not powdery or patchy. You may notice some slight kickback in the pan but no fallout on the face, so it isn’t bothering me. They’re easy to work with and blend themselves, thus making this palette very beginner-friendly.

The metallics are like butter and apply stunningly on the lids with a brush or finger. For the most foiled look, use your finger or wet your brush. Using a brush makes the metallics look softer, but they’re still buildable to a more popping finish, and would be day-look-appropriate.

Longevity

I never once had a problem with the longevity of any of the Natasha Denona palettes, and the Retro Palette is no exception. Even though the formulas are very soft and creamy to the touch, they stay on all day without any creasing.

Alternatives 

  • Dose of Colors Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette: Even though the Marvelous Mauves Palette is entirely matte, I still wanted to share this as it would make a great alternative if you’re primarily into just matte shades. This eyeshadow palette only contains five shades, which is less overwhelming for some.
  • Colourpop Making Mauves Eyeshadow Palette: An affordable alternative for Retro is the Colourpop Making Mauves Palette which is a mix of warmer and cooler tones of mauve. It also includes stunning metallics that are very pigmented.
  • Viseart Etendu Cashmerie Eyeshadow Palette: Etendu could be Retro’s cooler-toned sister and includes some gorgeous shades, some quite similar to shades in the Retro Palette, with high-quality and pigmented formulas. Viseart is truly worth checking out!

Final Verdict

The formula is just top-notch, and I don’t own many brands that are similar in quality. And I own a lot of eyeshadow palettes from a lot of brands… lol. I can’t think of anything bad about this palette; it’s just too good. Only smooth, buttery, pigmented, and easy to work with shadows, maybe some slight kickback in the pan but no fallout on the face, and overall just fantastic quality and gorgeous shades.

I think I’ll never get enough of this palette. I’m pretty sure that if you have ever or once are going to try the Natasha Denona palettes, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

What Is The Natasha Denona Retro Palette

Taking the Mini Retro Palette into a fresh new color story, the full-size Natasha Denona Retro Palette offers warm & cool-toned shades that wear beautifully on any skin tone—all you need to create romantic retro-inspired looks for day or night. It offers classic mattes, cream powders, & metallics, along with a sparkling baby pink shade that can also be worn as a topper.

How To Use

Apply the matte eyeshadows with a fluffy blending brush for a soft, diffused, and blended look, or use a detailed brush for precise application. Apply the metallic shadows with a dense brush for subtle application, or use a damp eyeshadow brush or the tip of your finger for a higher color pay-off/foiled finish.

Things To Note

The Natasha Denona Retro Palette is cruelty-free, paraben-free, and made in Italy with the highest quality ingredients.

Where To Buy

The Natasha Denona Retro Palette retails for $69 and is available at natashadenona.com, Sephora, Cult Beauty, and Lookfantastic.

Specifications

PRODUCT NAMERetro Eyeshadow Palette
PRODUCT BRANDNatasha Denona
PRICE$69
WEIGHT19.25 g / 0.67 oz

Ingredients

Patty 401M: TALC, MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ZINC STEARATE, YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510).

Vivienne 396CP: MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Swing 402M: MICA, TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PTFE, ZINC STEARATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Mod 395CM: SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, MICA, SILICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Amara 137CM: SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, MICA, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Nude Mauve 144CM: SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, SILICA, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

Andy 393CP: MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, TALC, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Glitz 392DC: TALC, MICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Groove 397CM: SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

Helio 149M: MICA, TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Opart 398CP: MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)

Psychedelic 399K: TALC, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, MICA, SILICA, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Rebellion 403CP: MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470).

Go-go 400CP: MICA, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-tBUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, LAURETH-4, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), CARMINE (CI 75470)

Jude 394M: TALC, MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ZINC STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)

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