I’m finally back to blogging and I’m trying something new. Last month the Natasha Denona Safari All Matte Eyeshadow Palette was released out into the world. Now while matte eyeshadow is not usually my forte, this 15 shade palette was just far too good for me to pass up. The shades are perfect, not only for the upcoming fall season but for all year round. The palette contains a nice mix of browns, blues, greens, berries, and oranges suitable for all skin tones. Don’t freak out, but the palette retails for $162 CAD. At first, it seems to be pretty pricey, but when you break it down, you are paying $10.80 CAD for each shadow. Not too bad, but it does put this palette closer to the luxury/high-end makeup category than the mid-range.
The packaging of the Natasha Denona Safari All Matte Eyeshadow Palette is actually pretty nice. For the price of the palette, I expect it to be. It is a sturdy camo green plastic with pink and light green writing. The palette contains a mirror that is the size of the palette itself. If I had to compare this palette in size, I would compare it to a MAC Pro Palette Large / Single ($10 CAD).
From left to right, you have Malia (pastel pink), Fata Morgania (dark turquoise), Rhino (dark grey-green), Stone (light grey), Savanna (medium dusty army green). Malia doesn’t really show up as a pink on my skin, it looks more on the cream side. Of the shades above, Savanna is the one with the worst colour payoff. It took several swatches just to get it to show up in the photo. Fata Morgania produces a fair bit of fallout, and Rhino goes on the best.
Above you have Aya (light nude). Thorn (medium warm brown), Desert Date (light-medium dusty peach), Shea (dark brown), and Tribe (medium bright terracotta). Hands down the standout shades in this row of colours, and probably the entire palettes are Desert Date and Tribe. Both are just stunning and will look good on any skin tone.
From left to right you can find Lotus (dusty rose), Amhara (medium dusty coral), Maasai (medium aubergine), Voodoo (deep aubergine), and Tamarind (sand). Of all the shades in the palette, this is the row that I expected to like the least. At first glance, they aren’t that impressive, and it’s hard to imagine that they will actually look good on darker skin tones. Well, colour me surprised because they are all actually really pretty, with Amhara and Maasai being the two standouts.
All in all, I am quite happy with the Natasha Denona Safari All Matte Eyeshadow Palette. The shades included are nice, and while I wouldn’t create entire looks out of this one palette, it does work very nicely to compliment pretty much of the other palettes I own. It’s a bit on the pricey side, which while it is not the most expensive palette around, I think you could probably find or create something similar for less money. Still, if you are like me and don’t have that kind of time, then the Natasha Denona Safari All Matte Eyeshadow Palette is certainly one you won’t regret adding to your makeup bag.
Natasha Denona Safari All Matte Eyeshadow Palette purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own.