There are fifteen shadows, twelve are matte eyeshadows, and three are shimmer/metallic. All are stunning. Natasha Denona is a makeup artist known for her work, but now known for some powerhouse makeup products. Her eyeshadow formulas are like nothing else, specifically her mattes. They are the most creamy mattes I’ve used, and the quality is top notch. I tried three different looks, one for each line of the palette. Natasha is so incredibly thoughtful with her color placements in her big eye palettes. You can use them in rows, in quads, or mix them up. She really takes some of the work out of the process, if you have no idea which way to go.
The first line of shadows are where the browns and yellowish hues are housed. There are so many different looks you can make. You can easily take your looks from day to night. The deepest brown matte is so soft, and extremely pigmented, so proceed with caution. A little goes a long way. I put a rich champagne gold shimmer eyeshadow on my lid, and it blended in so well with the dark brown color. I also didn’t experience any fallout while applying the shimmer on my lid. The first row is filled with neutral, every day colors that you can make part of your daily routine.
The second row is where the warm and earthy colors live. We’ve got terracotta shadows, a rich deep brownish red shadows, and a beautiful, peachy gold shimmer. I think this look was my favorite. The earthy tones, all together, were stunning. I took the lighter orange colored matte shadow and applied it to my lids. The idea of wearing all mattes is something that never really occurred to me before Natasha Denona. I always felt I needed a shimmer, which is not the case. Again, her mattes are so creamy, they glide easily across the lids. The first two rows will play nicely with each other, for sure!
Now the last row was for the cool toned eyeshadows. Gray shadows can be very precarious for a woman with brown skin to wear. Too often, grays end up looking muddy on us. Somehow, these cool tone grays worked beautifully on me. They were super pigmented, which surprised me. I wasn’t expecting it to look so gray on my eye, so quickly. So, to avoid any chance of it looking ashy, I didn’t add too much of the grays. I decided to go out my comfort zone and put the creamiest black matte I’ve ever encountered, on my lids. Holy pigmented eyeshadow!! This is a black black. I think I probably put too much, because I wasn’t expecting that color payoff. Stunning. Stunning. Stunning. Together with the grays shadows, I pulled off what is my best smoky look to date. I was quite pleased with myself.
Listen, you want quality in your eyeshadows, Natasha Denona has got you covered. Hers is a luxury brand, so be prepared to pay, but the diversity and quality you get from this Biba Palette, makes it worth it. You get so many looks.
If you are looking for your first ND eyeshadow palette, I would recommend this gorgeous All Neutral Biba Palette. It won’t steer you wrong!
Natasha Denona Biba Palette
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