Natasha Denona Biba Palette

I normally write about drugstore to mid-level luxury makeup but today we are going to switch gears and talk about a very high end product. The Natasha Denona Biba palette is definitely the most expensive palette that I currently (and will probably ever) own. This is a neutral palette that retails for $129. Yes, you read that right, $129. This palette is only available on Natasha Denona’s website.

The packaging is a plastic packaging with a full size mirror inside. The palette contains 15 shades total. There are 3 shimmer shades, 4 satin shades and 8 matte shades. It’s a pretty neutral color story overall. There are some shades that lean more warm-toned and others that lean more cool-toned. My personal favorite and most used shades are freckle, prairie, shine and coco. I have used the shade Monroe and that is pretty but I love the shade shine. It’s almost like a neutral take on a rose gold shadow. The color story is cohesive and provides shades inclusive to different skin tones. The shades seed or rayon could be used as a dark brown eyeliner shade. The shade tor could be used as a dark gray eyeliner and spot could be a black eyeliner shade. The shade tusk is a matte beige shade which would be good for covering up any discoloration in the eyelids or setting eye primer.

Overall, I would say this is a good palette. The colors blend beautifully together and the pigmentation is at a good level. These aren’t so pigmented to not be user friendly but they do still pack a punch. There is some kickback with the shadows because they are such a soft formula. Even though this is a neutral palette, you can still get a variety of looks out of it. I would recommend this palette if you can get it on a good sale. I just cannot recommend this at full price. I think that there are so many other good neutral options at the drugstore and at mid-level luxury price points that you just don’t need to spend that much money to get a palette like this.

This would be a good palette for someone who loves luxury makeup, doesn’t mind spending the money on this palette and loves neutral shades. This may also be for you if you don’t want a large makeup collection but you want a good selection of neutrals (but again, I would encourage you to look at the drugstore for more reasonably priced items).

Overall rating: 7/10 – it’s good but I don’t reach for it a lot and the price point is too high to justify

Bible Verse of the Day:

“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom” – Proverbs 11:2

This verse is true because whenever one is wrapped in pride one becomes unwilling to learn or accept guidance/direction. This leads to a situation where you end up limiting yourself on the wisdom and knowledge that you can gain. The other issue with pride is that prideful people cannot see their own pride. Prideful people also tend to look down on other people. The reason this brings shame is because we eventually fall short of something and it’s like the old saying “the higher the climb, the farther the fall”. Wisdom requires a level of humility because wisdom often puts oneself not at the most important level. Wisdom also requires humility in understanding that you can learn from someone. A wise person (just as a proud person) will fall short of something at some point but since the wise person has not made themselves a big deal, there won’t be as much of a fall for them. I hope that makes sense.

Until next time,

Samantha XOXO