Natasha Denona Bronze Face Glow Palette Review & Swatches


Bronze

Natasha Denona Bronze Face Glow Palette ($55.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a new, seemingly-permanent palette that features four luminous shades with two cream-based formulas and two powder-based formulas. The cream formulas were disappointing and a deliberate departure from the brand’s prior formulas but not in a good way. The powder formulas were consistent with past releases–they worked best with denser brushes/firmer hand but have no powderiness and “melt” a bit when applied to bare skin.

It includes a new formula–Bounce Cream–that’s used for the highlighter and blush shades in the top row. I wish there was more information about the formulas on the brand’s site. They are more of a cream-powder formula, but they were both quite thin, not that emollient, and firmer, which made them harder to pick up with any time of brush. They were only usable with fingertips, and I felt like I had to do a heavier swirl to get coverage to translate onto my skin.

Sephora has a very lightweight “how to” on the Cream Bounce shades that says to apply the highlighter with “your fingertip” and the blush with “your fingertip or a blush brush.” From that minute piece of information, my best approximation is that fingertips will yield higher coverage while brushes will yield sheerer coverage (which is line with other brand’s descriptions of comparable formulas, like ColourPop Super Shock Cheek).

The formula felt clay-like, so it indented and pushed to the sides as I pressed my fingertip against it, but it didn’t have the traditional wetness of a full-on cream formula. The lack of glide in the formula reminded me of the brand’s first iterations of cream-powder eyeshadows in pots that got much creamier in the next release.

As a note, Natasha Denona’s palettes come with a plastic lid that goes over the cream shades to prevent the powder shades from getting into them.

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Bronze

Bronze is a pale, golden beige base with a very fine, gold and pink iridescent sheen. It had opaque coverage when applied with a fingertip but had sheer coverage when applied with a heavy-hand using a synthetic brush (one I’d typically use for a cream-based highlight or blush). I wouldn’t advise using a brush with it unless using a denser, fluffier eye brush and then using that to spot highlight; it’s just too firm and dry of a formula.

The texture was smooth to the touch but wasn’t emollient enough to work well with brushes. When I applied the product to my cheekbones using a fingertip, it delivered good coverage and blended out decently, but it had a barely-there sheen and lacked the interest in practice that it had swatched (or in the pan). I also felt like the lack of slip, combined with the thinness of the consistency, made it more prone to lifting up base products and turning a little patchy (even over bare skin).

It wore well for nine hours before fading visibly on me, which was probably the highlight (ha, ha) of the product.

Ingredients

OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TIN OXIDE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL +/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES)

Bronze

PiPPermanent in Palette.

Natasha Denona Bronze Bounce Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Bronze Bounce Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Bronze Bounce Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Bronze Bounce Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Bronze Bounce Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Bronze Bounce Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Bronze Bounce Cream Blush
Natasha Denona Bronze Bounce Cream Blush

Bronze

Bronze is a muted, light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and an almost rosy sheen. It had semi-opaque to opaque color payoff applied with a fingertip and sheer coverage when applied with a synthetic brush (even with a heavier hand). The formula just didn’t pair well with brushes as it was so thin, not emollient enough, and unlike a powder, couldn’t really be jabbed at to dislodge product.

The texture felt smooth to the touch, velvety in a way, as it pushed and indented where I had my fingertip against it, but it lacked real glide and slip, which are often what makes cream blush effortless to apply or “melt” on skin. It applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but it was more prone to lifting up base products due to the drier, thinner texture, though it wasn’t as prone to doing so compared to the highlighter. The color stayed on well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, TALC, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, ZINC STEARATE, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TIN OXIDE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL +/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES)

Bronze

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Bronze

Bronze is a bright, rich copper with warm, orange undertones and even warmer, gold shimmer that gave it an intense, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin.

The texture was firmer, slightly denser in the pan, so it worked best with moderately-dense brushes and a moderate hand–but there was no powderiness, which made it easy to control coverage. I didn’t have any issues with the finish emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. The color lasted well for nine hours before showing signs of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.35 oz. – $108.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a “super-soft powder” that “mimics skin’s natural texture for a slick, seamless finish that won’t settle in fine lines” while creating a “multidimensional glow” and “glass-like sheen.” The powder has a denser consistency with slight slip and creaminess, but it definitely feels like a powder. The three shades available had semi-opaque to opaque coverage in a single layer with a strong, metallic sheen and a lot of shine–more reflective and shiny than shimmer in texture, but it was a mega-watt kind of glow. It worked well with standard, tapered highlighting brushes without having to use a light or heavy hand with it. The highlighters applied evenly, blended out easily, and lasted for eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, MICA, POLYSORBATE 20, ZINC STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, TIN OXIDE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL / RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE [+/-] MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE)

Bronze

PiPPermanent in Palette. $38.00.

Nude

Nude is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It seemed to have slightly larger shimmer/pearl particles compared to most of the Super Glow shades I’ve tried. The texture was slightly firmer and seemed to yield more semi-opaque, buildable coverage as a result. It had a moderate sheen but wasn’t quite as intense applied as I anticipated; this meant that it wasn’t prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.35 oz. – $108.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a “super-soft powder” that “mimics skin’s natural texture for a slick, seamless finish that won’t settle in fine lines” while creating a “multidimensional glow” and “glass-like sheen.” The powder has a denser consistency with slight slip and creaminess, but it definitely feels like a powder. The three shades available had semi-opaque to opaque coverage in a single layer with a strong, metallic sheen and a lot of shine–more reflective and shiny than shimmer in texture, but it was a mega-watt kind of glow. It worked well with standard, tapered highlighting brushes without having to use a light or heavy hand with it. The highlighters applied evenly, blended out easily, and lasted for eight to nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Super Glow Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, POLYSORBATE 20, ZINC STEARATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, TIN OXIDE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL / RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL [+/-] MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES)

Nude

PiPPermanent in Palette. $38.00.

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