• Anastasia Pentias

TBN: An Affordable Palette Worth Every Last Penny

As I recently mentioned, Natasha Denona eyeshadows were in my no-buy list, even though I love her skill and vision. The products are just too expensive. Many like-minded people must have complained because in recent years, she released smaller, more affordable palettes. Her latest were the Minis (priced at £22.00) and I loved the selection. I was tempted by all, they look like little jewels. In the end, I decided to go for the Mini Nude palette.

Before buying, I researched different looks by beauty creators to see if it would suit me. The looks were intense and smoky (true to Denona tradition), more than I would ever use for my everyday needs, but still beautiful. Imagine my surprise when I tried it on myself and realised that, instead of a vamp extravaganza, this is a natural-look lover's DREAM. I get warmer-leaning and neutral looks out of these shades.

This palette is fool-proof. If you are a makeup expert, you'll appreciate the versatility. If you are a makeup novice, this is the best way to start: simple but eye-enhancing basics that can take you from the office to a night out, just by tweaking the intensity of the same shades.

I have literally nothing negative to say; it's all great here. They are a dream to blend and they stay true to colour all day. They do not crease on my eyelids. You might also want to experiment with mixing shadows together, to darken or lighten colours, a habit I've taken up since using (and adoring) the Wayne Goss Topaz palette.

Below, are two work looks: the first is warmer, while the second is neutral. Really discreet but very beautifying for my sleep-deprived face.

The Mini Nude palette is an A++ in my book and it is available to buy here

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