Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m having a meh type of day today. It’s the type of pain and fatigue that one would experience with the flu today.
Today is the start of a new palette that I’ll be using for the next 4 days…. the Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($69 for 0.67 oz / 18.99 g of total product making it 0.045 oz/ 1.27 g and $4.60 per shade at Ulta).
The shades in this palette from left to right and up and down are: Center Eye Lid – 320M (dusty light rose – metallic), Outer Eye Lid – 321M (medium warm grey brown – metallic), Inner Corner – 322K (peachy champagne – metallic), Crease – 323CM (medium cool taupe – matte), Transition – 324CM (mushroom grey – matte), Smoke – 325CM (medium cool brown – matte), Blend – 326CM (cool sienna – matte), Lash Line – 327CM (deep cool brown – matte), Inner Corner – 328M (abalone – metallic), Center Eye Lid – 329M (medium warm silver – metallic), Center Eye Lid – 330M (golden nude – metallic), Outer Eye Lid – 331M (pecan brown – metallic), Center Eye Lid – 332M (light nude – metallic), Outer Eye Lid – 333M (medium cool grey brown – metallic) and Brow Bone – 334M (neutral champagne – metallic).
I did love working with the Blend Bunny Lure 24 Pan Palette ($46 for 0.81 oz / 2.3 g of total product making it 0.0338 oz / 0.96 g and $1.92 per shade) but I wasn’t able to use the green and pink rows…
So I broke out my makeup practice plate that I purchased from Amazon and created a green cut crease look and a pink halo look. The lashes wouldn’t stick to the pink look so it looks a bit crazy. With being able to work with both rows of shadows I am now prepared to give my final point score and grade of the palette, stay tuned for it in final thoughts.
I really love this super simple, understated, light and airy neutral look. This is the type of look I like to do for brunch or a day at the park… and when I was able to work I loved this type of look for a day at the office. So… let’s jump into the walk-through and pictorial of this look…
*remember as always, all hyperlinks provided are simply for fast location of the products used and not affiliate links… I just did the research so you didn’t have to. all swatched pictures are done on clean bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass to show the true pigmentation of the product*
Eyes and Brows:
I set my brows using Got 2 B Glued Spiking Glue ($7.99 at Ulta) and then filled them in using the Juvia’s Place i Sculpt, i Shade Brow Palette ($11 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of total product making it 0.07 oz, 2 g and $2.75 per shade) in the 2nd shade of the 1st row. I cleaned my brows (arch side) using Maybelline Fit Me Concealer ($7.49 for 0.23 oz at Ulta) in the shade sand. I also cleaned the brows (brow bone side) and primed my whole eyelid space using the P.Louise Base ($13 for 0.5 fl oz on their website) in Rumour 0 (white).
Using a small crease brush and the shade Blend – 326CM (cool sienna – matte) I defined the crease, the outer v of the crease and the outer 1/3 of the mobile lids. I then went back in with a fully packed crease brush to deepen the outer v just a bit more and then used a clean fluffy crease brush to blend all the edges.
Using a tiny detail brush I applied the shade Brow Bone – 334M (neutral champagne – metallic) to the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids.
For the inner 1/3 of the mobile lids I used the same brush I used for the middle 1/3 and a combination of the shades Inner Corner – 322K (peachy champagne – metallic) and Inner Corner – 328M (abalone – metallic).
For the lower lash line I kept it simple and clean, I used a pencil brush and the shade Blend – 326CM (cool sienna – matte) to add a mid sized drop shadow. I also lined my lower waterlines using the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 for 0.04 oz / 1.13 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Rose Glow (sort of a coppery rose shade).
I primed my face using the Maybelline FaceStudio Master Prime Hydrate + Smooth Primer ($10.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta). I contoured using the Milani Conceal & Perfect Face Lift Collection Liquid Contour ($10.99 for 0.2 fl oz / 8 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Cocoa (deep brown) as contour today. For foundation I tested out the NYX Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation ($14 for 1.01 fl oz / 30 ml of product) in the shade 02 fair (porcelain with warm undertones). For my cream bronzer, cream highlight and cream blush: the Milani Conceal & Perfect Face Lift Collection Liquid Contour ($10.99 for 0.2 fl oz / 8 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Ginger (warm taupe for light to medium) as the bronzer, Milani Conceal & Perfect Face Lift Collection Liquid Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.21 fl oz / 8 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Lunar (light champagne gold) and for my cream blush I tested out the Plouise The Cheek of it – Liquid Blush ($19 for 0.88 fl oz / 25 ml of product on their website) in the shade Strawberry sunrise (bright strawberry coral pink). I color corrected using the Milani Conceal & Perfect Face Lift Collection Undereye Brightener ($10.99 for 0.21 fl oz / 8 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade melon (peach) and then concealed using the Essence Keep Me Covered Concealer ($4.99 for 0.11 fl oz / 3.5 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade #30 Alabaster (the 3rd lightest shade). I set the under eyes using the Charlotte Tilbury Refillable Airbrush Flawless Finish Brightening Powder ($48 for 0.31 oz / 9 g of product at Sephora) in the shade fair/medium and the rest of my face using the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ($36 for 0.98 oz / 28 g of product at Sephora) in the shade butter (fair/medium). I touched up the bronzer using Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer ($35 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product at Ulta and Sephora), my blush using the Nabla Skin Glazing ($24 for 0.23 oz / 6.5 g of product at Ulta), I skipped blush touch up since this blush was still pretty well opaque and my highlighter using the Nabla Skin Glazing ($24 for 0.23 oz / 6.5 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Amnesia (golden champagne).
Lips, Lashes and Finishings:
I lined my lips using the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 for 0.03 oz / 0.85 g of product at Ulta) in the shade Whipped Caviar (muted coral) then filled in my lips using the KVD Beauty Everlasting Hyperlight Vegan Transfer-Proof Liquid Lipstick ($23 for 0.23 fl oz / 7 ml of product at Sephora) in the shade Dragon Bones (spiced coral) and then topped my lips off using the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer ($21 for 0.30 fl oz / 8.87 ml of product at Ulta) in the shade Fenty Glow (shimmering rose nude). I coated my upper lashes with 1 coat of Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara ($12.99 for 0.24 oz at Ulta) in the shade blackest black and the lower lashes in 2 coats of MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara ($26 for 0.19 oz of product at Ulta) in the shade intense black and then popped on a pair of Ardell Lash Faux Mink Wispies ($17.99 for a 4 pack at Ulta). I set my whole face using the LA Girl HD Pro Setting Finish Spray ($5.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta).
I haven’t done a soft look in such a long time… I really loved the way it came out.
To date the Blend Bunny Lure 24 Pan Palette ($46 for 0.81 oz / 2.3 g of total product making it 0.0338 oz / 0.96 g and $1.92 per shade) has a total combined score of 67.005. Today I’m review the green row consisting of the shades Folklore (sage with a teal and silver flip – metallic) which I already scored a 4.167 I said that the tones in this shade are delectable, smooth and easy to apply with minimal fallout and a longevity that is perfection, Sea Foam (pastel seafoam green – matte), Mermaid Lagoon (true green – matte) and Uncharted (deep forest green – matte) and the pink row consisting of the shades Sailor’s Delight (coral pink – metallic), Baited (pastel true pink – matte) which I already scored a 2.4 … i said it was pretty but really chalky and there was kick back and fallout, Booty (midtone magenta – matte) which I already scored a 4.167…. I said it was pigmented and blended out well, and X Marks the Stop (deep berry pink – matte).
The Green Row’s Scores:
Folklore (sage with a teal and silver flip – metallic) final score 4.167 (already reviewed)
Sea Foam (pastel seafoam green – matte) is a sweet little green shade that reminds me of the 60’s pastel blue trend. It was creamy and blended out without any trouble. There was zero fallout (surprising with a pastel, there normally will be at least a tiny bit of fallout). I give Folklore 4.167 points.
Mermaid Lagoon (true green – matte) is the prettiest true green shade I own. I think the name of the shade is a bit off (this should have been a shade name for the teal row) but the shade nonetheless is pretty. It blended out wonderfully but did have some massive fallout. I give Mermaid Lagoon 3.2 points.
Uncharted (deep forest green – matte) is a seriously pretty deep green. I do not own any shade quite like this deep green. There was no fallout and no kick back in the pan, however this shade was a bitch to blend out. When I would start to blend it up into Mermaid Lagoon it would disappear or skip and leave patches. I finally just used an angled liner brush to pack on the pigment before fluffing out the edges with more of Mermaid Lagoon and that did the trick. I give Uncharted 2.8 points.
The Pink Row’s Scores:
Sailor’s Delight (coral pink – metallic) is the most stunning shade of coral! I don’t have any other shades in a metallic form like this shade. It did not flake, there was no fallout or kick back in the pan. I give Sailor’s Delight 4.167 points.
Baited (pastel true pink – matte) final score 2.4 (already reviewed).
Booty (midtone magenta – matte) final score 4.167 (already reviewed).
X Marks the Stop (deep berry pink – matte) is creamy and has no kick back or fallout. It’s an amazing plummy deep berry shade that can be worked out for a softer look but takes on a deeper hue when only slightly buffed out. I give X Marks the Stop 4.167 points.
To sum it up… today I scored the Lure Palette with 18.501 points to add to the total combined score of 67.005 making the final score of this palette 85.506 so I officially give this palette a solid B.
Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($69 for 0.67 oz / 18.99 g of total product making it 0.045 oz/ 1.27 g and $4.60 per shade at Ulta) has 15 shades so the highest possible points each shade will have is 6.67. For today I only used 4 shades: Blend, Brow Bone and the 2 Inner Corner shades.
Inner Corner – 322K (peachy champagne – metallic) has this super pretty shift to it that gives a sort of spring time feel to the shade. It’s creamy and went on opaque in 1 go. There was some kickback in the pan but no fallout of flaking on the face. I give Inner Corner -322K …6.67 points.
Blend – 326CM (cool sienna – matte) is this super pretty taupey peach shade. It wasn’t chulky or dusty, didn’t have fallout and was super simple to blend out. There was some kickback in the pans, but the Natasha Denona formula is so buttery smooth that there will almost always be some kickback. This shade looks so pretty as just a barely there crease definition but can be built up to give a deeper definition as well. I give Blend – 326CM… 6.67 points.
Inner Corner – 328M (abalone – metallic) could have been left out of this palette. It’s basically the same shade as Brow Bone -334M. In the pan they look so different and swatched you’re able to see that one is more copper than the other but when applied to the leads there was very little shade differential. I give Inner Corner -322K… 4.3 points.
Brow Bone – 334M (neutral champagne – metallic) is way too dark to be a brow bone highlight shade, at least on me, but it is super pretty on the mobile lids. It’s creamy but still feels a little grainy and has zero fallout or kickback. It takes a few layers to build this one up… even with a wet brush or glitter glue which was a bit annoying… I give Brow Bone -334M… 3.5 points.
To tally it out for tonight the Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($69 for 0.67 oz / 18.99 g of total product making it 0.045 oz/ 1.27 g and $4.60 per shade at Ulta) has a score, so far, of 21.14 points.
NYX Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation ($14 for 1.01 fl oz / 30 ml of product) in the shade 02 fair (porcelain with warm undertones).
The shade I chose is the 2nd shade in the range. It’s really light on me but the next shade up is way too pinky peachy for my skin tone. I’m able to get this one to work with a heavy handed bronze but other than the color range being wonky I truly loved to wear this foundation today! It was high medium coverage, I did attempt a second pass but it didn’t add very much more coverage to the skin. I don’t feel like I’m wearing any makeup at all. I’ve been wearing it for around 5 1/2 hours and have been outside in the sun a few times today. I lightly powdered the face and even after 5 1/2 hours it still feels silky smooth without needing a touch up. I give this foundation a solid O++.
Plouise The Cheek of it – Liquid Blush ($19 for 0.88 fl oz / 25 ml of product on their website) in the shade Strawberry sunrise (bright strawberry coral pink) is such a stunning shade and what’s more I didn’t even need a powder blush to touch it up after I powdered my face! I must say a little goes a long way. I overdid it today and had to use my foundation brush to bring the color down some. I give this blush a solid O+++!!! and a gold star. Solid purchase!
LA Girl Luminous Glow Skin Illuminator ($9 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product on their website) in the shade Afterglow.
This was a chopping block item. I didn’t remember what I thought of it, and I almost always overlook it in my collection. I used it today as a glow enhancer (honestly I can’t imagine myself using this all over my face unless I’m wear a really seriously matte foundation over top of it) over my cheeks, above the arches of my brows and on my chin and bridge of the nose. It is soft and pretty and this is the reason for the chop part of this series. Normally when I declutter I just make snap decisions about what I’m getting rid of… placing items like this on a chopping block forces me to really think about what the product is like and if it’s a product that I would like to use again, as if the case with this one. It is so pretty and drys down so I don’t even have to set it. It’s a keeper and I grade it an O+.
KVD Beauty Everlasting Hyperlight Vegan Transfer-Proof Liquid Lipstick ($23 for 0.23 fl oz / 7 ml of product at Sephora) in the shade Dragon Bones (spiced coral).
I absolutely love this shade! It’s a bit sheer so either 2 thin coats (as I did today) or 1 full doe-foot heavy loaded is the best way to apply this one. It was nowhere as drying as the blue one was and it lasted a fairly long time (even with topping it with gloss). I give this shade a solid O.
Well… that’s all for today dolls. I thank you so much for supporting me as I geek out over makeup.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
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