I’m the biggest fan of Natasha Denona eyeshadows, and the Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette launched alongside two other products as part of the brand’s Mini Love Story Collection.
This new three-piece Valentine’s Day themed collection follows on from the brand’s main collection they launched last February, which featured the Love Palette with 15 shades, as well as the Love Cheek Palette with four full size cheek products.
“A range of five NEW ultra-pigmented pink & purple toned eyeshadows, and perfect for Valentine’s Day. Inspired by the Limited-Edition midi-seized, Love Eyeshadow Palette.
Made with ND’s iconic formulas in creamy matte, metallic & duo chrome finishes to create your desired look – from bold smokey eyes to soft, everyday wear.“
The Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette is $25 / £22, and features five ‘mini’ eyeshadows in a mixture of finishes. Each of the shades contains 0.8g / 0.0028 oz of product, and the five pans are packaged within a bright pink, chrome effect palette which looks so pretty.
I love the packaging on all of the Natasha Denona Palettes, and whilst the packaging might look basic, it’s very robust, and I like that you can easily see which shades are inside each palette which is particularly helpful should you own multiple Natasha Denona palettes like myself.
I love it when Natasha Denona creates special edition packaging for her mini palettes, so they have coloured plastic casing, instead of the brand’s original white packaging.
This bright pink packaging couldn’t be more perfect for a Valentine’s Day collection, and it complements the shades and tones within the palette amazingly well too. It’s very pretty, and stands out amongst my other five pan palettes.
The five shades inside the Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette are all brand new, with zero repeats which is great if you own many Natasha Denona Palettes. If you’d like to see high quality swatches of all five eyeshadows, and find out about the five individual shadow’s formula, keep on reading…
For my review of the palette, I wanted to ensure the photos were all super clear and unfiltered. So many bloggers filter their swatch/makeup photos to high heavens, and you can’t get a true representation of the shade’s true colour, finish and colour pay off.
Which is then a little disappointing for the reader when they purchase the product, and it looks completely different when they try it out for themselves.
None of these photos are filtered, and are taken with studio lights for greater clarity and give you an honest representation of the eyeshadows. I’ll never use any filters in any of my photos as they can be very misleading.
I also never use an eyeshadow primer, or any skincare underneath the swatches. They’re always swatched on clean, bare skin, so you get a true representation of the quality.
The five shades within the Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette all have cute names, and include the following finishes too;
- You 354DC – Mauvey rose gold (Duo chrome shade shifting pearls with a metallic finish)
- Are 355CM – Antique Lilac (ND’s Signature matte formula is creamy to the touch and seamlessly blends on the lid.)
- My 356CM – Aubergine (Deep Eggplant) (ND’s Signature matte formula is creamy to the touch and seamlessly blends on the lid.)
- True 357M – Icy Pastel Pink (metallics in multiple textures)
- Love 358M – Warm Medium Pink (metallics in multiple textures)
The first shade in the Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette is You, and You has a slight crumbly, flaky formula which is best applied with your fingertips, so you can smooth down the flakes. It has a very pretty duochrome finish, and looks pink or rose gold in different lights.
Are is a super creamy, highly pigmented cool toned, grey with a lilac undertone. In the palette this shade looks like a straight up lilac, but on the skin it translates a lot deeper, and looks more like a cool toned brown than a grey.
Next is My, and My is a deep, intense brown with a purple undertone. You can really build this shade up to look darker too. I like using this shade as a liner, and it can help you create a really smoky makeup loko.
True is super metallic, and almost looks foiled on the lids and in these swatches. It’s a pretty champagne shade with a subtle rosy tone.
Lastly it’s Love, and Love is a metallic coral with a duochrome golden shift. It reminds me very much of the Natasha Denona 60M Golden Rose Eyeshadow from the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 08.
I absolutely love the Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette, and it’s a great addition to Natasha Denona’s collection of five pan mini palettes. All five shades have a fantastic formula, and don’t crease, fade or disappoint on the eyes.
My favourite shade has to be True, as it looks so bright and shiny when worn all over the lid, but it also looks amazing when worn on the inner corners too.
If you’ve never tried any of the Natasha Denona Palettes, I think the Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette would be the perfect starter palette as it gives you a great mix of her iconic eyeshadow finishes.
I don’t own the original Natasha Denona Love Palette, as it contained a little too much pink for my liking, and it didn’t feel as if it was a massively cohesive palette. Whereas the Natasha Denona Mini Love Palette is a little more wearable.
All five shades in this palette are incredible in terms of quality, formula and finish. I saw a sneak peek of an upcoming palette coming from the brand, which is very colourful and unlike anything else in the range, so it’ll be interesting to see which palettes are coming next.
I am praying Natasha launches a mini palette of five triochrome shades, like those in the Triochrome Palette, but I’ll keep you posted on any new beauty launches as always.