Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Moonstone

Natasha Denona Moonstone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow is a deeper, golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which could be sheered out to more of a wash of sparkle if preferred, but I’d recommend applying with fingertips for a sheerer effect as the applicator would over-apply. The texture was smooth, fluid, and thin enough to be a liquid but had a bit of airiness to it that helped it spread across the lid without streaking. The biggest issue I had with the formula on this shade was that it did emphasize my lid texture and made it appear more textured/bumpy. It dried down fast enough that it didn’t crease as it dried down, but I didn’t feel like I had to work at warp speed; however, once it set, I couldn’t keep blending or working with it or else it could lead to some flakiness. If I left it alone, then it stayed in place for over 12 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking.

Zone

Natasha Denona Zone Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow is a peachy gold with flecks of pink and gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was hard to build up, as the sparkles seemed chunkier and had a tendency to clump up when layered, so wherever I applied it merely appeared more uneven rather than more pigmented after adding a layer. The consistency was more emollient, a little slippery, and it took longer to dry down, though I didn’t have issues with it separating or migrating as it dried down. I also noticed that this shade didn’t adhere well to the doe-foot applicator; I kept trying to fish for product and maneuver the doe-foot along the tube but never was able to get much product out of the tube in one go. Once the product was applied and dried down, it wore well for over 12 hours and only had a smidgen of fallout over time.

Aubade

Natasha Denona Aubade Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow is a rich, golden copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which could applied and blended out for more medium coverage if desired. The consistency was like a heavier, whipped mousse–more liquid than truly an airy mousse, but it wasn’t runny. I applied it to my lid using a small, flat synthetic brush without issue, and it dried down fast enough that it didn’t crease while drying down, but I felt like I had enough time to get it into place and soften the edges as it dried down. Once it set, it didn’t flake, crease, or fade over a 12-hour period, but if I tried to blend it out after it set, that could have led to flaking (so timing of blending is key).

Sienna

Natasha Denona Sienna Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow is a rich, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, fluid consistency that was spreadable and felt lightweight on. I didn’t have any issues applying it and diffusing the edges on my lid, though it was a bit thicker-looking upon dry down (I don’t think it emphasized my lid texture much, if at all, like some shades in the range did). It lasted nicely for 12 hours without fading or creasing, but I’d caution one to avoid blending it out once the product dries down due to a tendency for it to flake away at that point.

Nightfall

Natasha Denona Nightfall Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow is a blackened plum with warmer undertones and a smattering of red and pink sparkle. This shade didn’t have much of that “next-level, sparkling effect” the formula marketed–it was pretty ho-hum on as it didn’t sparkle much, and the underlying base seemed almost satiny rather than metallic. It had good color coverage in a single layer, but if it wasn’t applied at full intensity, it looked uneven and sank into my skin/lid texture (see the sheered out swatch how it spiders into my skin!). The texture was runnier and felt wetter, which made it harder to work with, even though I used a separate, flat synthetic brush to apply. It dried down quickly (but with enough time to apply and blend out), and once it set, I didn’t have any issues with it flaking or creasing over a 12-hour period–but don’t blend it when set unless you want fallout!

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