The new Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette came out two days ago. First of all, the palette celebrates her five year anniversary. As a matter of fact, five years ago, I purchased, from Beautylish, Natasha’s first ever, two 28 shade palettes! Holy Wow, they cost $229 each! In addition, Natasha’s inspiration for her Metropolis Palette comes from Post Industrial New York City of the 1920′ – 1930’s. Moreover, this was the Art Deco Period. The art, architecture, and silent film “Metropolis” inspired the palette’s burnished oranges, muted bronze tones, yucky greens and golds, lots of golds!
Finally, the Natasha Denona Metropolis Eyeshadow Palette has 28 shades. However, the palette is not large like her original 28 shade palettes. Nor is it a mini palette, like her Camel Palette. In fact, it is not the even the size of her Sunset and Sunrise, 15 shade palettes. In fact, it is thinner, and wider than those palettes. As a result, Natasha calls the Metropolis Palette a Midi sized palette. Therefore, you get the same amount of shadows as the original $229 palettes, in a smaller, midi size. And, it costs $129! Finally, you can find the palette at Sephora and on the Natasha Denona Wesite.
One last thing, the palette has included a new formula. Now, the creamy buttery matte shades are even creamier, and butterier! Natasha totally perfected this formula!
The Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette Packaging
Let’s start with the fact that this is the first ND palette that has 28 pans of shadow in a midi size! Therefore, it is a larger palette than her mini palettes. Also, it is smaller than her full-sized palettes! To begin with, the palette comes in a dark teal box. Also, the box has bronze lettering. On back of the box, in minuscule printing, are the list of ingredients. Also, the shade names , and their numbers are on the back of the box.
Next, the case of the palette is a shiny teal shade. Also Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette is embossed on front of the case.
In addition, the case looks like a handmade leather case. Only, the case is really faux leather. In addition, along the edges of the case it looks like it sewn. Furthermore, the case has extra padding to protect the buttery shadows!
Also, the palette has a magnetic closure. Inside, on top is a nice, large mirror. Underneath the mirror are 28 pans with 28 shades. Also, a plastic sheet, between the mirror and the shadows, has the names and numbers of the shadows printed on it.
Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette Formula
The formula , rich pressed pigment shadows, delivers maximum color payoff. Furthermore, the shadows are hydrating and smooth so that the texture is optimal. And, the long wear-time feels comfortable. Natasha Denona eyeshadows are of the highest quality. I was super impressed with the ten cream to matte shades. For one thing, the cream to matte formula is the one new formulation in the palette. Now, the mattes are creamier, and more buttery. The pigments are strong and smooth. In fact, you need only one swipe for optimal coverage. Also, there was no kickback, and no fallout with these cream to matte shades.
Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette Shades
Row 1 Across
To begin with, Rust is a vibrant, rustic shade of sienna, that has a matte finish.
Next, Troop is a dark shade of army green, that has a matte finish.
Third, Orium, a coral shade with light greenish reflects, has a duo-chrome finish.
Then, Shield , an olive green shade, has a metallic finish.
Fifth, Rope, a coral – terra cotta shade, has a matte finish.
Sixth, Stain, a dirty apricot shade, has a matte finish.
Finally, Mace, a copper nude shade, has a metallic finish.
Row 2 Across
First, Rope, a warm shade of beige, has a matte finish.
Second, Fuse, a rustic gold shade, has a high-shine finish.
Third, Lethal, an avocado green shade, has a matte finish.
Fourth, Penny, a bronze shade, has a high-shine finish.
Next , Chrism, a peach shade, has a matte finish.
Then, Aqueos, a vibrant aqua-blue shade, has a metallic finish.
In addition, Queen, a pearly pink-champagne shade, has a metallic finish.
Row 3 Across
To start with, Blaze, a champagne-gold shade, has a high shine finish.
Second, Noble, a taupe shade, has a metallic finish.
Third, Imperia, a brassy gold shade, has a metallic finish.
Fourth, Royal, a dark forest-green shade, has a matte finish.
Fifth, Crest, a royal rosy shade, has a metallic finish.
Sixth, Enigma, a midnight blue shade, has a metallic finish.
Last, Pure, a brown old-rose shade, has a matte finish.
Row 4 Across
To start with, Azoic, a mustard-taupe-brown shade, has a matte finish.
Then, Jubilee, a vibrant shade of teal, has a metallic finish.
Next, Symbol, a deep teal shade, has a matte finish.
Fourth, Rhizome, a warm shade of mustard, has a matte finish.
Fifth, Claret, a rosy fuchsia shade, has a metallic finish.
Sixth, Helena, a light apricot shade with pink reflects has a shimmery finish.
Last, Antique, a dark pink-brown shade, has a matte finish.
How To Apply The Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette
To start with, the Matte shades should be applied with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Also, for precision, you can use a detail brush.
Next, to apply Metallic, Duo-Chromes, and Chroma-Crystal shades, use a dense brush if you want a subtle finish. Although, if you want more color payoff, or a foiled finish, you can apply the shadow with a damp eyeshadow brush. Moreover, you can use your fingertips to apply these shades.
The Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette Last But Not Least……
This Limited Edition ND Metropolis Palette is a holiday release. Also, the Metropolis color story is perfect for the fall and winter seasons.
Furthermore, the palette may seem expensive. However, if you break the palette down, each of the shades is a little over 4$ a piece! Do you remember the days when the brands came out with a few single shades each season? Now, you are getting tons of shades, which may seam like you are spending a small fortune. However, looking at it from another point of view, you are getting a ton of $4+ a shade! Not bad if you look at it this way!
Also, the pans are positioned closer together. So, there is a ton of product in this palette.
Plus, the Natasha Denona Metropolis Palette is luxurious! Moreover, it is a high quality palette! In addition, the shades are stunning, and the palette is beautiful. The shades are easy to blend. Also, the pigments are strong. And, the color payoff is amazing.
Some of the shades, especially the two dark blue shades, are similar. No they really aren’t the same. However, they appear to be so close in color. One is definitely greener than the other. I am not sure why ND would use two dark blue shades in the same palette?
Finally, do you need this palette? I’ll ask you a big question, are you a ND eyeshadow fan? Are you obsessed with ND eyeshadows? Then, you need this! If you’re not, since some of the shades are super close to shades in other ND Palettes, you could let this one go.
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