Natasha Denona mini Star palette review and swatches
I got this palette during Sephora’s 20% off sale a few weeks ago to finally try this brand for the first time. I paid $20 for it.
At first I was really excited, then I started reading bad reviews and seeing people’s bad experiences with it so I didn’t know what to expect.
My first impression was how sleek and portable this palette is. I have so many palettes that take a lot of space so having one that’s so small and light feels refreshing (plus I travel often).
As far as the colours go, the ? blue/brown shift on the left looks pretty on the pan but not on my eyes – it’s very unflattering and just looks wrong on me (I have brown eyes and fair neutral skin). It might look better on someone with different colouring.
However the next 2 shades make the whole palette for me. ? The matte saddle brown and coppery shimmer look sooo pretty with my brown eyes. The matte blends perfectly with any brush and the shimmer was beautiful when applied with my finger. The longevity was great – I’ve worn those shades for 8 hours straight and they still looked great and had no fallout when I took off my makeup. ? The darker matte brown is harder to blend as you can see on my swatch it doesn’t look too smooth. ? The last gold shimmer also goes on well when applied with my finger but haven’t worn it for a whole day yet.
✓ Overall, for $20 I am OK with this palette because I absolutely love 2 shades and I like a 3rd. However I will probably rarely use the blue shift shade. If you aren’t a makeup collector and you need all your shades to be functional then this palette may not be for you.