Natasha Denona eyeshadows have been making my heart beat faster for quite some time. I have heard so many controversial opinions about her eyeshadows and their different quality depending on size. So, I could not hold myself anymore and decided to go all-in, just before New Year 2021! You have to treat yourself even during pandemics! 

So, I decided to purchase one of the mini pallets cheaper and safer under Mini Retro Palette’s name. I liked the colors; I could see at least 3-4 makeup options with one palette, and also, I could not resist shimmer shades!

Design. Well, the eyeshadows are placed in a glossy carton box; on the front side is possible to find the picture that supposes reflect shades, while on the backside is possible to find the information about the product and shades names, as well as recommendations for applying different shades’ textures.

My Mini Retro Palette is made in Italy. There are 5 shades with 0.8 grams each, without any fragrance. Also, eyeshadows were not tested on animals, allergen-free and cruelty-free.

I ordered my Mini Retro Palette online, so I did not expect it to be that small! It is only 11,5 cm long, while each refill is only 2x2cm. It’s not bad or good, but it is something you would like to be aware of while buying.

The palette itself is made from excellent quality plastic that opens quite easily and closes without any effort with a caressing click. On the backside of the palette is possible to find some information about the product and the names of the shades. I am pretty sure you can carry it around, and there is no risk of a sudden opening in your purse.

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette
Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette

The lid is made from transparent plastic and opens to 90 degrees.

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette

Shade, texture, and application. For the first, I like the balance of colors and textures in this palette. It is possible to use it for literally every occasion, as well as to transform your makeup during the day from an office option to a date one if needed.

On the official website says:

Provides maximum color payoff with minimal effort, blending seamlessly to achieve vibrant, ultra-pigmented, long-lasting looks. Its’ compact size is perfect for traveling & allows you to complete a whole look on-the-go!

There are 5 shades, and on the picture, there are from the left to the right: Galaxia (112K), Industrial (45M), 60’S (302 CM), Vintage taupe (303 CM), Pixie (304M). Every shade is possible to buy separately.

Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette
Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette

I will describe every shade because there are technical characteristics that are pretty different and deserves our attention.

You can find a short video by swiping to the right in the gallery.

Ring lamp, from the left to the right: Galaxia, Industrial, 60’S, Vintage taupe, Pixie
In the sun, from the left to the right: Galaxia, Industrial, 60’S, Vintage taupe, Pixie
In the sun, from the left to the right: Galaxia, Industrial, 60’S, Vintage taupe, Pixie
In the sun, from top to the bottom: Galaxia, Industrial, Pixie
In the sun, from top to the bottom: Galaxia, Industrial, Pixie

Galaxia. Described as neutral duo-chrome, and can be also found in Star Eyeshadow Palette.

I would say it is a relatively very sparkly and glittery shade with a beige base and multicolored sparks that make it super shiny under any light and any circumstances. Mainly can be used as a topper to shift the look from day tonight. It is perfectly sitting with an eyeshadow base throughout the day and does not fall out.

Industrial. Described as velvety metallic gray, and can be also found in 28 Eyeshadow Palette.

It is a metallic shimmer with a mixed green & gray base color with a neutral undertone and inclusions of silver sparks. It is super shinny, festive and gorgeous. The shade is possible to apply with a finger to get an extra sparkly effect or with a damp brush for a foil finish. It is perfectly sitting with an eyeshadow base throughout the day and does not fall out.

Pixie. Described as rosy pink metallic, and it is a new shade.

It is a bit disappointing shade and seems to be more satin formula than metallic. It does not have a very intense color, seems to have a more dry texture and can not be layered that much. Therefore, I consider this shade more like a base for applying Galaxia, but it definitely can be used solo. Otherwise, the shade is pink with champagne or peachy shift can be applied by dry or a dump brush.

There are 2 matt shades 60’s and the vintage taupe in the Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette.

From top to the bottom: Vintage Taupe and 60’s
From top to the bottom: Vintage Taupe and 60’s

Vintage Taupe. Described as an antique rose, and can be also found in Tropic Eyeshadow Palette.

It is a very soft matt formula eyeshadow in dusty pink with a hint of beige shade. It can be used for blending and creasing, does not require any effort, and almost works by itself.

60’s. Described as greenish grey and it is a new shade.

It is also a very soft eyeshadow, in the olive green shade with a hint of grey. It also can be used for blending and creasing, also can be a perfect tandem for creasing together with a Vintage Taupe shade.

Overall, this palette’s quality is outstanding and, in my opinion, worth its money. Also, there are the best shimmers I have ever seen or tried that look so gorgeous!

Pixie is applied on the lid & Vintage Taupe is used for creasing (ring lamp)
Pixie is applied on the lid, Vintage Taupe is used for creasing and Galaxia is on top (ring lamp)
Pixie is applied on the lid, Vintage Taupe is used for creasing and Galaxia is on top

Vintage Taupe and 60’s used for creasing, Industrial is on top and Galaxia is in the inner corner
Vintage Taupe and 60’s used for creasing, Industrial is on top and Galaxia is in the inner corner

Overall, it is a truly very good quality product that can be used for every occasion. The eyeshadows are very easy to use and blend; also, they do not crease on the eyeshadow base, even on my oily skin. The price is pretty high, but so far, I am delighted with my purchase and use the Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette pretty often.

The Natasha Denona Mini Retro Palette can be retailed on the official website for $ 25 or around €21.

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