The next generation of the cult-favorite, Natasha Chroma Crystal Topcoat, is the Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow. First, the new Liquid Formula is , according to Natasha’s description, supposed to give you high shine. In fact, the original Chroma Crystal Topcoat does exactly that, it gives you a shimmery, glass-like sheen. Also, the original Chroma-Crystal Topcoat, is a multi-tasker. For example, you can wear it on your eyes, lips and skin (as a highlighter!) .
On the other hand, the new liquid formula is an eyeshadow. In other words, you can only wear it on your eyes. Even more, the original formula is waterproof, and the new liquid formula is not. Finally, the new”high shine” liquid formula, will take your sparkle to the next level. Maybe it does, and maybe it doesn’t. To put it another way, either you’re either gonna love it, or you’re gonna to wish you never bought it in the first place!
So, If you decide you can’t live without the new Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid, you can find it at Sephora, Beautylish and on the Natasha Denona Website. The Chroma Crystal Liquid comes in 0.27 oz. and costs $25. For one thing, you’ll get a lot more in the ND Chroma Crystal Liquid than you will with Stila’s Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows.
Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow Packaging
First, the outer packaging boxes are the same shade as the liquid eyeshadow that is inside.
Next, the Chroma Crystal Liquid Tubes have rose gold metallic lids, and bottoms. Although, the middle of the tube is clear. In this way you can see through to the sparkling shade that is inside. Now, the problem exists with the application wand.
For one thing, the applicator wand has a bend in it that makes it difficult to pull out of the tube. Therefore, you need to yank the wand to make it come out of the tube.
The final result is, there is very little product on the wand. As a result, when you swipe the wand on your eye, the product becomes streaky and patchy. And, it is not opaque.. It is too hard to get product out of the tube!!!!!!
Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow Formula
Each shade is made with high quality pigments that are saturated with color. Furthermore, the formula includes chroma crystals and mineral pearls. A flower extract, Paracress, supports your skin’s natural ability to lift. Also, it smoothes the look of wrinkles.
Moreover, wear the liquid eyeshadow by itself. In addition, you can layer the formula. Also, the formula is long-wearing.
One thing to remember, the liquid formula dries quickly. Therefore, when you are applying the liquid to your eyes, you need to work quickly. This is because, once the liquid dries, it locks in place. So, do not put product on both eyes at once. Put a little product on one eye, and blend it in. I suggest you use your fingertips. Then, while the one eye is drying, put a little product on the other eye. Then blend it in.
It is easy to over apply the liquid shadow. This will cause the shadow to dry and flake on your eye. You don’t want this, or you will hate the product!
Last, to avoid flaking, you must work quickly to blend the liquid shadow. Then, once the liquid sets, do not touch it! Instead, if you leave it alone, you won’t have fading, creasing or flaking. Furthermore, it should last all day, or night ( at least ten hours!)
Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow Shades
To start with, the Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow comes in five shades. I purchased three of them. Two I didn’t buy. They are Zone, a light gold with a metallic finish, and Aubad, a warm gold shade with a metallic finish.
The shades I bought are Sienna, Moonstone, and Nightfall.
First, Moonstone, a champagne shade that has a metallic finish. It is a pretty, natural shade. Although, it had no WOW factor.
Also, it is the least sparkly of all the shades I purchased. So far, I wore Moonstone by itself. I used one dot on one eye, and used my fingertip to spread it out. Then, I did the other eye. I didn’t wear an eye primer. It lasted in a heat wave. Also, I was at the beach, where the air was humid, salty and damp. It lasted through all that.
Next, Sienna, a warm golden bronze shade, with warm undertones, has a sparkly, metallic finish. For one thing, I love the bronze look this time of year.
Therefore, this warm bronze, with a green shift, and a red shift, is perfect for that look. Also, Sienna is more reflective than Moonstone. And, it has more sparkle.
Last, Nightfall, a black-plum shade has red and pink sparkles.
I wore Nightfall sheered out, so that there was more sparkle and just a hint of color. In that way, it lasted in the continuous heat wave, at the shore, where it was humid, salty, breezy and damp. It also lasted through all of those conditions, and by the time I washed it off, it looked like I just put it on.
Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow Last But Not Least
The Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow may not be all that it’s cracked up to be. However, there is a learning curve that may help you love it. First, never apply too much at once! A little goes a long way! Next, do one eye at a time! Otherwise, it will dry down too quickly. By the time you get to the other eye, it will be dry . And if you apply more product on top of the dry product, it will only be a big mess.
Finally, it is not the high-shine, dewy, glass-like shine you get from the Chroma Crystal Top Coat! Moonstone, for example, is not glass-like. And it certainly isn’t sparkly. However, it is a nice, neutral color. And, it has a metallic finish. If you prefer more drama, more sparkle, and more of a special effect, then use the original Chroma Crystal Topcoat. On the other hand, if you want a liquid eyeshadow, that has a metallic finish, try the Chroma Crystal Liquid.
Last, if you learn how to apply the liquid formula, you’ll be a lot happier with it!
I would love to know your opinion of this, or any of your favorite shiny, shimmering liquid eye shadows? Are you a Natasha Fan? A Stila Fan? Maybe you love Tarte? Please write and tell me in the comments below!
Have a Great Weekend!