The Natasha Denona My Dream Palette contains 15 neutral eyeshadows in several finishes in their midi-sized palette. As has been true for previous midi palettes, the shades are magnetic and removable. The palette is generally the same as older versions – same size plastic case, same type of mirror, etc. There are 8 mattes and 7 shimmers. Two of the mattes, Instinct and Edgy, are their cream powder formula. The shimmers come in both smooth, uniform finishes and sparkly shimmer finishes. There are two shifty shades, one being Vision with quite a visible color shift from different angles, and Thrill with a more subtle shift. The palette retails for $69 and can be purchased from Natasha Denona, Sephora, Beautylish, and Kohl’s.
Blackest Black (powder matte) is not actually that dark of a black but I like how smoothly and evenly this shades goes on. I have used this smudged into the lashline and found it had plenty of color payoff and no fallout used that way.
Aspiration (powder matte) is a dark grey with a plummy brown tone to it. This one swatched terribly but went on the lid way better than it looks here, as you’ll see in looks coming up. It seemed to adhere so well to my finger that it didn’t want to transfer to my skin when swatching.
Serenity is a medium bronze shimmer with all fine shimmer particles. I wore this one on the lid and had a very easy time getting it to pick up and transfer to the lid with very good color payoff.
Carpe-Diem (powder matte) is a medium muted orange. This one looks darker in the swatches and on the lid than it looks in the pan. The same has been my experience with a lot of the lighter mattes in this palette.
Babies is a little more of a sparkly/flakey type of shimmer with a firmer, waxier feel to the touch.
Instinct in a cream powder. It is a darker pinky red with a hint of a satin finish to it. On the eye, this mostly looks matte. This is one of the drier cream powders I’ve tried from Natasha Denona, so much so that I didn’t even realize it wasn’t just a regular matte powder shadow until I read the shade descriptions. Color payoff was very good though and I thought it blended out easily.
Thrill is a light gold to light pink shifting shade with a sparkling shimmer finish. The particles are larger but they are numerous so it can easily be applied to look opaque or sheered out for a sparking effect. The shift in this is pretty subtle and I didn’t realize it was there at first, even after using it on the eye.
Unity (powder matte) is a light cantaloupe orange.
Risk is a brownish burgundy with a satin-shimmer finish. It has a matte base color and some fine shimmer mixed in, resulting in a low level of light reflectance. This one swatches fine but I wasn’t super satisfied with the color payoff on the eye. It seemed to need extra building to get it to show up as well as some of the other shimmers.
Invention has a sheer pinky base color and lots of larger, flakier gold shimmer. The particles are smaller than I typically think of glitter but noticeably larger than regular shimmers and they reflect light well. The base color is ultra sheer so I really don’t notice it when I use this on the eye.
Vision is a sparkling shimmer multichrome that starts out as a warm purple in direct light and moves through bronze, olive green, and finally true green when seen from an angle. The shimmers are somewhat larger than the smooth shimmers in this palette so moving this shade through the light will result in more visible dancing pinpoints of light rather than a smooth metallic finish. It has a dark grey base color that is noticeable when the shade is sheered out but I didn’t find it looked muddy. The color shift is very easy to see in real life and I thought the matte shades in the palette compliment the colors in this shade well.
Edgy is another cream powder and is similar in tone but slightly darker than Instinct. I think this shade also feels and behaves more like a cream than Instinct. Impressive color payoff when I compare to past experiences with other cream powders I have used from Natasha Denona. Still, less pigmented overall than the powders.
Spontaneous is a light golden beige. It is a smooth shimmer with all fine particles and punchier color payoff than I was expecting.
Nurture (powder matte) is a warm taupe with a matte finish. This goes on the eye darker than it looks in the pan. It can be blended out to look more sheer but I think this formula lends itself more to intense applications of color and looks more even when applied that way.
Familia (powder matte) is a warm orangey brown with a matte finish.