This is a palette I’ve had my purple eyeshadow loving eye on for quite some time, so it was a delight to finally have it in hand. This teensy tiny palette of 5 eyeshadows is a take off on the much larger and more expensive Natasha Denona Lila Palette which features 15 eyeshadows for $129. As much as I do love Natasha Denona eyeshadows, I have to draw the line!
The Natasha Denona Mini Lila Eyeshadow Palette is an extension of the Lila palette and the shadows are different than what’s in the Lila palette. The Mini Lila contains 2 matte purples, one glittery duochrome, one matte light brown and one shimmery champagne shadow. As you can see, this palette is definitely smaller than the traditional Natasha Denona 5-pan shadow palettes, which are priced at $48 as opposed to $25 for the mini palettes.
Per usual when it comes to Natasha Denona, the color saturation on these shadows in incredible! There is zero chalkiness involved and the colors really come through on your skin.
The shadow in the inner corner of my eyelid is the first purple on the very far left. I do have an issue with the matte purple that’s right smack dab in the middle – the shadow blending isn’t great with this one!
I used it in the outer corner of my eyelid and I really have to put in the elbow grease to get a good blend, which reminds me of Makeup Geek’s Cherry Cola shadow. Both are matte shadows that are purple or have purple undertones. Could it be an issue with the red pigment that goes into making a purple eyeshadow and my skin? I don’t know, but I will say that in the future I’ll use this shadow as an eyeliner, most likely.
My Final Thoughts: Except for the errant purple in the middle of this palette that doesn’t want to let good blending happen, the Natasha Denona Mini Lila Eyeshadow Palette is quite pretty and I’ll use it tons. I do think the palette could have two more purple-toned shadows at the end and ditch the matte brown and champagne.