I recently turned 30 and I was one lucky duck because I received one of the Natasha Denona 28 Eyeshadow Palettes as a present from the amazingly sassy and gorgeous Talia from Glossy Confidential.
Some of the basics about this palette - it comes in two shades Green Brown and Purple Blue, they contain 28 eyeshadows in each palette, the total weight of the products is 70g which equates to 2.5g per shadow (a standard MAC shadow for reference is 1.5g and an Inglot shadow is 2.3g).
The biggest issue that people have with this palette is that it costs US$239 (you can buy it on the Beautylish website). That is a heck of a lot of money, but if you break it down it only costs US$8.54 per shadow but to buy them individually they retail for US$25-29 per shade! So if you are looking at buying a couple of the shades then I would recommend saving up and buying the palette instead.
The packaging is made of a foam covered in shiny white plastic. It has a magnetic closure and a mirror in the lid. This also comes with a slip with the shade names on them but if you didn't like the slip (it does get in the way) then you can tear it off at the perforated line.
You can clearly see that this is the green and brown palette and it contains a variety of rosy nude browns, champagne light shades, cool metallic shades, cool greens, warm greens, coppery browns and warm bronze shades.
This also has a mix of finishes with a couple of mattes, satins, shimmers, metallic shades, glittery shades and duochrome shades. I won't go through the shades individually but you can see them swatched below.
Hopefully you can see from the swatches (which is on non-primed skin and most shades were one swipe) these shades are all phenomenally beautiful. Lets start with the only negative which is that the mattes are lacking in pigmentation (but blend beautifully and can build up), but there are only two true matte shades in the palette with another one or two matte/satin shades so it's not that big of a deal. Besides that, the rest of the shades are perfection. The metallic and glittery shades feel more like a pressed pigment rather than an eyeshadow so they are super pigmented and soft. Some of the glittery shades can be crumbly, but they are easy to work with once you get the hang of them.
The pigmentation and quality of the shades is amazing but I can see this being more of a makeup artist/eyeshadow enthusiast palette rather than an every day palette because it does contain really interesting shades and finishes and it also lacks some basic everyday shades like a matte cream or matte dark brown. Regardless, I love this palette and all of the looks I have achieved using it have been beautiful. It has also made me step out of my comfort zone and incorporate more greens into my daily makeup looks.
It's a great palette and I am seriously considering investing in the Purple Blue version soon.
Thanks so much Talia for this amazing present! It has softened the blow of turning 30! x