Natasha Denona Metropolis Mini Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition mini palette that expands on the Metropolis 28-pan palette; it includes three shades from the larger palette, plus two new shades (the last two). The five shades coordinated well together and offered some decent versatility, though I think the lightest shade could have been a murky, swamp green and made it a more versatile and multiple-skin-tone-friendly offering.
Natasha Denona Blaze (263K) Crystal Eye Shadow
Blaze (263K) is a rich, molten copper with strong, warm orange undertones and lighter and darker gold flecks of sparkle over an intensely metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied with very little fallout with a dry brush but a fingertip or a dampened brush would further minimize that. The texture was moderately dense, lightly creamy and had good binder in it to help it adhere to bare skin. It wore well for nine hours with slight fallout over time.
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Rope (256CM) is a light, yellowy orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to my lid and diffused nicely along the edges without being prone to fallout or sheering out as the texture was smooth and velvety. This shade lasted well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.
Jubilee (271M) is a rich, deep emerald green with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen with faint pink and teal pearl throughout. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The texture was moderately dense, smooth to the touch, and had some slip to help it apply without fallout. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading noticeably.
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Bole (405CM) is a medium-dark, olive brown with muted, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a smooth, velvety texture that was slightly thinner than some of the brand’s other Creamy Matte shades but very easy to work with. This shade wore nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.
Corrode (228CM) is a light-medium peach with warmer, more yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with a smidgen of powderiness mostly present in the pan. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.