Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette Review


Hi all! I hope you are having a great weekend!¬† I am, it’s storming right now in Kansas City, but I have a pretty new palette to play with, so that’s okay!

I bought myself a birthday gift — the Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette ($65 USD). I’ve been wanting to try a Natasha Denona palette, but the normal sized ones are $129, and I can justify spending that much on eyeshadow.¬† $65 is still a lot, but it is half the price. I have heard that the quality of these shadows are amazing, so I was excited to try it out!


Isn’t she gorgeous?!¬† The shades are:

  • Poppy (crimson bronze metallic)
  • Citrine (warm yellow matte)
  • Phlox (burnt warm crimson metallic)
  • Awakening (lavender nude duo-chrome)
  • Laurel (peachy champagne metallic)
  • Aster (violet mauve duo-chrome)
  • Glory (fuchsia matte)
  • Azalea (pink copper duo-chrome)
  • Morgan (pastel coral creamy matte)
  • Agate (champagne apricot metallic)
  • Clove (dark maroon creamy-matte)
  • Carnelian (burnt light orange creamy-matte)
  • Jasper (bright terracotta creamy-matte)
  • Morning (light apricot creamy-matte)
  • Day Spring (nude bronze metallic)

Here’s a close up of each side of the palette:


And here are the swatches:


Top Row left to right — Poppy, Citrine, Phlox, Awakening and Laurel

All of these shimmers and metallics are gorgeous and so buttery!¬† I had to swatch Citrine twice.¬† It does blend out nicely, I just wanted a very bright swatch so you could see the color.¬† My favorite shade of this row is Awakening.¬† It’s a stunning duo chrome that is described as lavender nude.¬† It looks amazing all over the lid.IMG_0981

Second row left to right — Aster, Glory, Azalea, Morgan and Agate

My favorite shades in the row are Aster and Morgan.¬† Morgan is gorgeous in the crease as a transition shade with any of the other shadows in the palette.¬† It’s so versatile.¬† And Aster is just purpley goodness!IMG_0982

Third row left to right — Clove, Carnelian, Jasper, Morning and Day Spring

Such pretty warm shades!¬† Clove was the hardest shade to blend.¬† It’s a bit patchy.¬† but it is a nice color to deepen a look.¬† Day Spring is a beautiful bronze and is perfect for topping the oranges and yellows.

This palette was quite a splurge, but I’m so glad I got it.¬† The quality of the shadows are so luxe and blend very well.¬† I’m having fun creating bright looks for the summer.¬† I also think that this will work well in the fall, too!

Have you picked up the Sunrise palette or do you have a Natasha Denona palette?

Birthday Beauty Gifts!


Hi all!¬† Now I’m calling this Birthday Gifts, but most of them are gifts I bought myself!¬† I spoiled myself for my 50th and am really enjoying most of the products!

On the left is my birthday gift from Sephora.¬† I chose the¬†Sephora Beauty Insider Bite Beauty Birthday gift —¬† There was also a GlamGlow one and an online Bumble and Bumble gift. This included a¬† Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai, Mini Matte Cr√®me Lip Crayon in Glac√©, and Agave Lip Treatment Sample Duo. I have tried the lip crayon, and it’s really pretty on. The lipstick is a little dark for me, but I am looking forward to try the lip treatment duo.

Fenty Beauty¬†Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set — This is one of the products on my birthday wish list.¬† I LOVE the lip gloss and wish I just got a full size of that.¬† It so gorgeous on and isn’t sticky at all.¬† I use it on it’s own or over lipstick.The highlighter is nice, but it’s a little dark for my skin tone. It’s the¬† Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Hu$tla Baby, a peachy-champagne shimmer. It looks amazing on my eyes, though.

TATCHA¬†The Silk Canvas Protective Primer — This was the item I wanted the most, so I bought it as a gift to myself! It is a “velvety priming balm of pressed silk that smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.”¬†

I’ve used this a few times now and really like it.¬† It smooths out my skin so well and my makeup looks amazing over it.¬† I don’t use it everyday, because it is SO spendy, I want to make it last!¬† The only thing is I can’t wear my new Coola sunscreen under it or it will ball up and come off.¬† It’s gross. So I need to find another spf moisturizer to wear under it.

The one product I purchased and don’t really care for is the¬†Milk Makeup¬†KUSH High Volume Mascara — It supposedly has¬†heart-shaped fibers that lock onto lashes for long-lasting volume, length, and curl. “Conditioning cannabis oil fuses to lashes for thickness without fallout, while also working to fill the hollow, heart-shaped fibers with formula for a double dose of volume. Hemp-derived cannabis oil continues to hydrate for healthier-looking lashes, even after you‚Äôve removed your mascara.”

That’s fine.¬† I really don’t care about the cannabis oil part of it, I guess if it’s good for my lashes, that’s nice.¬† What I don’t like is that it smears under my eyes every time I wear it.¬† It’s so bad!¬† My Cover Girl Last Blast looks and wears better than this mascara!¬† It gives good volume, but I also need length. I am going to try this one more time with a primer under it for more length and a waterproof mascara on top so maybe it won’t smear.¬† We will see.

Tarte¬†Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer —¬†I’m sure everybody knows what this is!¬† I have been wanting to try it for a while now.¬† When the foundation came out and didn’t have a very inclusive shade range, I kind of lost interest, but I thought I would try it now.¬† And it’s as good as everyone says.

Urban Decay¬†Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette — I got a Sephora gift card from my daughter and decided to purchase this, because the shades are so gorgeous!¬† I will be reviewing this in a day or two, but spoiler alert, I LOVE it!

On the right are a few deluxe samples.  The Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream and the Lancome Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara were each 100 Insider points and the Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation was a gift with purchase with $35 spent. And I got a Clinique foil pouch that looks fun to try.

Let me know if you would like a more in-depth review of any of the other products (besides the palette ’cause it’s coming!).¬† I also have purchased a couple of BH Cosmetics palettes and the new ColourPop foundation, reviews to come along with some new pr products! So I have lots to do in the coming weeks!