To begin,I ordered the Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection when it first hit the stores. Unfortunately, the east coast has had a lot of snow storms. As a result, I just received my order, almost a week after Valentine’s Day! First, the new collection was inspired by The Mid-Sized Love Story Collection from last year. (Read Part 2 of the Mid-Sized Love Story Collection here). Although, the New Mini Love Collection Eyeshadow Palette features all new pink and purple shades. Even more,the New Mini Blush includes the Darya cream blush from the Diamond & Blush Collection.
Also included in the Mini Love Blush & Highlight Palette is a new shade of Natasha’s iconic Highlighting Impact Powder. Further, the color story of this compact includes a pink-coral shade,and a pink-champagne shade. One last thing, the collection included a nude lipstick, Amorosa. However, I haven’t yet found a nude ND Lipstick that looks good on me! As a result, I ended up with two of the three items in the collection. Above all, Natasha Denona is one of my favorite makeup brands. As a result, the new mini collection was worth the wait!
You can find the Natasha Denona Mini Love Story Collection at Sephora, Beautylish, and on the Natasha Denona Website. For one thing, if you were to purchased the entire Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection, including the mini eyeshadow palette, the mini blush & highlighter palette, and the Amorosa Lipstick, it would cost you $80 on Natasha’s Website. Instead, the Mini Love Eyeshadow Palette (5X 0.028 oz. / 0.8g) on its own, costs $25. And, the Love Cheek Duo Palette( 0.49 oz./ 14g) costs $42.
The Packaging For The Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection
First,there area few reasons why I love when Natasha Denona does her mini palettes. One, it is so much easier to travel with a mini compact, rather than a large compact. Also, the minis are much less expensive than the large compact. As a result, it gives us the opportunity to try out some of the ND products, without the big price tag!
Mini Love Eyeshadow Palette
To start with, the Mini Love Eyeshadow Palette comes in a small, rectangular case. Don’t expect the packaging to have the bells and whistles that come with the full-sized versions. First, the outer box is a bright fuchsia shade, with a metallic finish. In fact, when the box hits the light, the color is blinding. Next, the compact is strong plastic. In addition,the lid is clear, so you can see the five shadows.
Furthermore, the palette has a thick plastic lid. In addition, the lid contains a strong hinge, to close the palette. Evenmore, the hinge is so strong, it acts as does a magnetic closure. The five shade’s pans are embedded in fuchsia metallic plastic.
Love Cheek Duo
Next, the Love Cheek Duo comes in a fuchsia metallic case. Even more, this packaging is similar to last years blush quad . This is because the lid has a snow globe effect. Underneath the thick clear plastic, are iridescent hearts, and pink glitter, that float to create the most dazzling effect. Inside, on the left side is a large. mirror. On the other side ,of are the two cheek pans. Next, the cream blush is on the left. Then, the highlighter is on the right. Even more, the compact has a magnetic closure. Otherwise, no other closure mechanism is on the compact. In fact, to open the compact, you simply lift up the lid.
The Mini Love Collection Formulas
The Eyeshadow Formulas
First, Natasha creates all of her formulas by hand. And, she mixes all of the pigments by hand. In addition, Natasha uses the highest quality pure color pigments, dazzling chroma crystals, and luminous pearls in all of her formulas. Therefore, her formulas don’t use talc, parabens,, or phthalates. Even more,they are all cruelty free, and allergen-free. Also, the eyeshadow formula is hydrating, buttery and smooth. Her eyeshadows come in creamy matte, metallic and duochrome finishes.
The Love Cheek Blush Formula
To begin with, the blush has a rich, creamy texture. It will give your cheeks a flush of color. Also, you can layer the blush for a more intense shade. In this way, the blush will give you a high color payoff. Also, the featherweight formula will melt into your skin. The formula includes ultra-light ester emollients for a velvety, smooth texture. As a result, the formula will blend evenly, seamlessly. Finally, the blush is long-wearing.
The Glow Impact Powder Formula
First, the Glow Impact Powder formula is a gel to powder. Then, the texture of the powder fuses to your skin to create a polished, radiant shine. Also,this luminous veil wears like silk. Additionally,the application is lightweight and seamless. The reason for this is the formula has advanced smoothing technology. In other words, bright, gleaming mica based pearl pigments create a satin, silky feel. Even more, you skin will look pearlescent and gleaming. Then, the pigments create true to life color and radiance on your skin.
The Mini Love Collection Mini Eyeshadow Shades
First, You, a mauve rose-gold shade, has a duochrome finish. Wear this duochrome shade on the center of your eyelids, to make your eyes pop. Also, wear this over another shade to create more opacity for the duochrome. For example, wear You, all over your eyelids. Also, wear it on top of a matte liner to make your eyes glowSecond, Are, an antique lilac shade, has a creamy matte finish. One, wear this matte Lilac shade all over your eyelids. Then, wear this shade in your crease, and on the outer corners of your eyes.
Third, My, an aubergine shade, has a creamy matte finish. Wear this shade to line your lower lash line. Also,wear it on the outer corners of your eyes, and smoke it out. Also, you can wear this aubergine shade in your crease. Last, wear My on the outer third of your eyelids.
Fourth, True, an icy pastel pink shade, has a metallic finish. First, wear True on the inner corners of your eyes. Then, wear this pastel pink metallic shade to highlight your brow bones. Also, you can wear this shade all over your eyelids. Above all, wear True on the center of your eyelids, to make your eyes pop.
Fifth, Love, a medium pink shade, has a metallic finish. I love this shade in the creases of your eyes. Also, wear this shade to line your lower lash lines. Even more, you can wear this shade all over your eyelids. Or, wear it in the center of your eyes to make your eyes pop.
The Mini Love Collection Love Cheek Blush Shade
First, Cream Blush, a coral-pink shade, has a satin finish. In fact, the rich formula creates a high shine, glowing look.
The Mini Love Collection Glow Impact Powder Shade
Next, The Glow Impact Powder, a pink-champagne shade, has a duochrome finish. First of all, the finish shimmers, and is radiant. In fact, the finish looks like the highlighter is wet. Finally, the highlighter shifts between the pink shade, and the champagne shade, with an emphasis on the golden champagne shade. The shimmering micro-sparkles create an intense, high shine finish. As a result, the highlighter creates a beautiful reflect on your cheekbones.
My Final Thoughts On The Natasha Denona Mini Love Collection…..
Natasha Denona is a high-end, luxury makeup brand. Therefore, her products tend to be very expensive. However, these mini collections create an opportunity for everyone to try her products. All of the shadows in the mini palette are brand new. And, the names spell out You Are My True Love! Isn’t that Awesome! Next, the blush shade is from another one of Natasha’s Collections, The Diamond & Blush Collection. Also, the name of the shade is Darya. Although,the Highlighter is a new shade. So, you get the best of both old, and new products. Finally, the packaging is always gorgeous, in both collections. And, what I love most about the mini collection is it is easier to transport in your handbag, and it doesn’t take up much room in your suitcase. So, it is travel-worthy!
Please let me know if you purchased the new mini collection, or if you have the original full-sized collection, or you have both. If not, let me know what you think about the new collection in the comments box below.