I have been wanting the Tropic palette since it launched but because it received such bad reviews I held off.
It went on sale this year for 50% off so I thought about getting it during the Sephora Beauty Insider sale but my friend kept reminding me of the bad reviews so I held off some more.
Finally, now in July, I was no longer able to resist it.
As with all my Natasha Denona palettes I was super happy to open this baby up and just play with it.
The first day I didn’t do a full face but played with some of the colors.
I used Gusti and a lid shade and, just as expected, it was a very sheer, shimmery topper. I wanted to play with some of the colorful shades so I used Laguna on my lower lash and was surprised at how pigmented it applied. I used Limoncello as an inner corner highlight and it applied beautifully!
My second day I did a full face of makeup and tried other colors. To my surprise I was very happy how everything turned out.
I did use my finger to apply the green and I had to get quite a bit of product on my finger but it applied nicely and I didn’t have to worry about fallout.
So far I’m really enjoying this palette and for 50% off (at Sephora) I would definitely recommend it!
This is the third time I’ve used this palette and each time I love the formula, colors and ease of use so much.
This time I stuck to a purple look instead of pink.
Commitment is a dark purple with shimmer that is perfect for depending a color. It is a very soft formula, I accidentally tapped my flat definer brush too hard and I took a chunk out of the shade. The formula is like a Colourpop super shock shadow so you need to pack it in then blend.
I’ve also been using the Tati Beauty Blendiful for the last week or so and I’m really enjoying being able to do all my face makeup (minus blush) with one tool.
If you’re interested in seeing how I use the blendiful check out my video on Instagram.com/asquard 💙
I was excited to see Natasha Denona’s latest release was another mini palette and that it would be Valentine’s Day themed.
As soon as I saw the preview I was excited to try it but because of my low/no buy I didn’t think I would get a chance.
Fortunately for me, my wonderful partner understands how I feel about Natadha Denona and bought the Love Palette for me! (He has not been this understanding on previous desires, lol)
It arrived Thursday evening and I immediately took my eye makeup off to start playing with this.
I tried to use several colors to see how they applied and blended.
With the exception of Heart, all of the colors went on pigmented and were easy to blend. To apply Heart and have it show up I used a densely packed brush, once packed on, I was able to blend the color into the other colors used.
This year, at Sephoria, I learned Natasha Denona has primer and foundation so during this holiday Rouge sale I picked up the Magic Primer, the Foundation X+ and the Contour Sculpting Powder.
I’ve used the sculpting powder twice and the primer and foundation three times and here are my thoughts:
The primer works well and does what it says. It kept my face from looking shiny and felt hydrating. I used it on my t-zone only, as recommended and used a hydrating primer everywhere else
The foundation is great, it’s matte and full coverage so I only used a little. You have to shake it very well before using because it does separate. I was a little concerned because some of the reviews stated that it ended up seperating by the end of the day but I did not experience that at all. I have an oily t-zone and dry outer face.
I got the sculpting powder in warm and this works as a perfect bronzer for me. It’s best to start with a light hand and build up. It blended well and lasted all day
I think the price point for these are all fairly reasonable and comparable to other high end products.
Overall I would definitely recommend these products!
I took advantage of a Beautylish coupon to snag this palette after I was able to swatch it in store.
I really like the smaller packaging, the smaller pan size and the more affordable price point.
I found that there was little to no fallout, even with the redder colors, and the shimmers applied great with a wet brush and finger. For the most part I avoid applying shimmers with a dry brush, regardless of the brand, to avoid fallout and get more pigmentation.
Overall I really enjoy this palette, the colors included and that it’s more affordable so I can feel comfortable recommending it to friends.
I hope they come out with more of these smaller palettes.
This is the second time I’ve used this palette and it surprised me by coming apart on me.
I’m not sure exactly what happened, the shadow cleanly came out of the pan. Unfortunately I was in the car and I spent a few minutes trying to figure out what to do.
After collecting myself I was able to maneuver the shadow back in the pan and used a towel to press it back temporarily.
I’m not going to lie, it completely bummed me out. For $129 you would think I wouldn’t have any issues; I was able to repress it but I’m considering exchanging it anyway so I can avoid risking it falling out again.
I never thought I’d pay $129 for an eyeshadow palette (and technically I didn’t thanks to my sephora reward) but having using this palette twice now I have come to fully appreciate it!
The colors are vibrant and a so easy to blend. I rarely go without brown eyeshadow or something to “darken” my look but this combination of just the reds and the golds was too perfect to add anything else.
I would definitely recommend the Natasha Denona Sunset palette!