Say hello to the summer with Natasha Denona’s Bronze eyeshadow palette. Just like the palette’s name suggests this addition to Denona’s line is all about embracing the beautiful warm tones of the bronze glow; golds, coppers, browns, with a pop of cranberry and even a purple shade. This gem comes with 15 eye shadows, each at around 1.28 g that range from cream powder mattes, dynamic duo chromes, stunning metallics, and shimmers.
This palette is $65 USD (before tax) which works out to about $4.33 per shade. This price point is reasonable in comparison to Natasha Denona’s larger palettes such as Biba. The all neutral Biba Eyeshadow palette retails for $129 and comes with 15 shades total ($8.60/shadow), each at 2.5 g. The pan sizes are almost double that of the Bronze palette, which are reflected it its’ price. However for me personally I would never be able to use up a whole eyeshadow palette, so the size of the Bronze is perfect. As a note, Denona’s first palettes (28 Eyeshadow Palette in Purple-Blue or Green-Brown) retailed for $239, which certainly cost a high penny! In my opinion it is truly wonderful that Denona has now introduced eyeshadow palettes of smaller caliber at more affordable prices.
The Bronze palette is beautiful, and lives up to the Natasha Denona reputation for superb quality. The shades blend out easily, are creamy and pigmented, and are an absolute pleasure to use. This is my first ever purchase of this size 15 pan Natasha Denona eyeshadows. I own her Lila and Gold eyeshadow palettes that are the same size as the Biba at $129. I did not see a difference in quality between those and the bronze palette. The amount of fall out in this palette is minimal, which I really enjoy. Metallic and duo-chrome shades such as “True Bronze” and “Silk” truly do apply better with my finger, as I found I could get more pigment upon application. I found that some shades, such as “True Bronze” were more sheer and glittery and didn’t pack a punch as much as “High Degree” or “Rhodium”. If I wanted a more intense look I had to pack on the color several times for a bold look. They packed on well and didn’t look patchy or bulky.
If I could make a few suggestions as to what I would love to see in this palette it would be two main things. First, I would love if Denona included a white or cream setting/transition shade. I always apply a concealer to my lids prior to eyeshadow application, and am used to setting them to ensure that no creasing occurs. Unfortunately I have to reach for another palette to set my concealer. Second, I am used to using a neutral/cool brown or taupe shade in my crease, which this palette is missing. I found that “Beach” was the closest shade to my preferred crease shade, but was way too orange for my skin tone, as was “Sundown”. Alternatively “Suntan” was far too warm and dark for my skin tone. Again, I had to reach into another palette to supplement the Bronze palette to create my desired look. In addition, all three shades mentioned above looked quite similar on my eye, although they do look quite different in the pan as different shades of warm orange.
Top Row - From Left to Right; rhodium, deep dive, sundown, suntan, true copper
Middle Row - From Left to Right; true bronze, ridge, alloy, high degree, magma
Bottom Row - From Left to Right; beach, silk, bliss, palladium, gloaming
I tend to learn towards cool toned palettes but the gorgeous shades of copper and gold really drew me in. This palette is quite diverse as the pop of purple or cranberry can ultimately create a whole different look. Although this is not my favorite Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette, I really love having this in my collection, and I will continue to reach for it when I want a nice bronze look. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us.
Overall, I would recommend this bronze beauty as this Natasha Denona palette is superb. I know that when I am in a rush to get ready and need a palette that will always perform, the bronze is an easy go to. Whether it is dipping into the mattes that blend out to perfection, aren’t patchy and are long lasting, or the shimmers that are pigmented, sparkle and make a statement, this palette is a win. You can create quite a bit of different looks with the bronze palette, from day to night, or natural to glam, the shades work well together and are cohesive to the color story. I am a fan!
Price point per shade is reasonable
Different textures are a plus (mattes, metallics, duo-chromes)
Suits different skin tones
Great for travel
Easy to blend
Paraben free and cruelty free
Some metallic shades are sheer
Some shades look similar on the eye
No cool toned crease shade
No setting/transition shade