Natasha Denona is known for her expensive products. Especially her outrageous eyeshadow palettes. Now, I never thought I’d ever buy one. But I did.
I was in Europe a few weeks ago and it turns out the new Biba Palette was only $89 when you convert the price from Euros to Dollars. I compared that to the $129 it costs in America and decided to bite the slightly cheaper bullet.
I’ve been playing with this palette for a couple of weeks and I wanted to share my thoughts on it. I know a lot of people are curious about ND palettes. Especially now, since the VIB sale is still on!
If you’re curious about this palette and are thinking about buying it, keep on reading!
This is the perfect everyday palette.
It’s filled with all the neutrals you could ever possibly need. There are two rows of warm tones and one full row of cool tones. All the colors work well together and you can easily create a variety of looks with them.
All of the shades are matte except for three. And there are four or five shadows that are a cream to powder formula. With this palette, you will never need to pull from other shadows to complete a look.
Now let’s talk about the formula. As expected the shadows are really great quality. The powder shadows are super pigmented and they blend really well. The formula is smooth and easy to manipulate.
The only thing I don’t like about them is that they kick back a lot of product when you go in with your brush. Surprisingly, the fallout isn’t bad at all.
The creams are a bit trickier. They’re also very pigmented and smooth. But I found them harder to work with. They can get patchy and tricky to blend if you layer them a lot. And if you use a primer, the color tends to stick to where you first lay down your brush.
That said, once you learn how to work with them, they’re easy to use and long lasting. They just take a bit of getting used to.
The Biba Palette is $129 USD and each pan has 0.08 oz. of product. I would have never paid full price for this. But with the sale going on (or if you’re in Europe), I think that changes things.
The packaging is simply a work of art. It’s heavy, it’s beautiful, and you can tell that this is a luxury item. You can pop the shadows off and put them in Z-Palettes, which is genius! And the mirror it comes with is great. The packaging gets 10/10 from me.
Overall I give this palette a 7/10. I really love it and I think it’s one of the best palettes in my collection. But I wouldn’t have bought it if it was full price.
I think your decision really depends on what you’re looking for in a palette.
If you have the budget and you’re looking for one palette that will suit your every need I think this would be a great product for you. If you don’t necessarily have the budget for this, don’t worry. This isn’t a must-have. And there are other neutral palettes you can get, for a lot less $$.
What’s your take on Natasha Denona palettes? Do you think they’re worth it? Or is the price a bit too much for you?
Thank you so much for tuning in!
Lots of love,