I've been playing with the Natasha Denona Diamond Blush palette for about 3 weeks. I didn't know if I wanted to review it or not because I genuinely got it for myself and I picked the Citrus one because I loved that gold/yellow highlight over the coral pink blush. I already knew there would be things I didn't like about it so that's what gave me pause briefly.
Since I've been using it often I wanted to give my thoughts on it because it is unique. First off you have 3 creams and 3 powders...although I wouldn't call all of them powder. So in the creams you have a beautiful bronze with some shimmer. I love using it as my actual blush sometimes. You then have the cream blush which has a matching powder blush and I would describe it coral pink and pretty bright at that. Then you have your yellow glow. Paired with the coral shades this looks like a duochrome dream and somehow doesn't look like it's way too much. I also love using Glow on the inner corner of my eye. It's so pretty. I must say I really have to dig into these creams except the blush one. They're easy to build though which is perfect due to the colors that they are.
The powders are where I have some trouble. The first shade is very weird. It's like a glitter topcoat. It's extremely hard pressed it seems, which I believe was the intention but it doesn't have any pick up for me unless I use my finger. As you know I hate glitter on the face unless it's halloween. So I put this on the eye with my finger not my cheek and it adds something but not a lot. I just don't like it. The blush is perfect but pretty bright so go easy. The Glow Extreme at the end is also quite hard pressed. It feels like I'm not getting anything but yet I am and seems to have some glitter in that as well. I can take it or leave it. It looks too dark for me in the pan but it doesn't come off that way on the skin. I don't really get the "extreme" part from this but it's usable.
So the wins for me in this palette are the creams for sure and the powder blush. The glitter situation is a hard pass but that's the trend right now so I kinda get it. I still hate it though. The extreme glow is not extreme in my opinion and also has some glitter to it as well. The packaging is A+ with a little clear plastic divider that covers your creams so I love that. The mirror is huge and so nice. I love the pink color they went with for the outside of the palette.
Will I continue to use it? For sure. Would I re-purchase? Hard to say. If this ran out for some crazy reason or got destroyed I don't think I would but I don't regret buying it. Do I recommend? If it's in your budget because it's $89, and you are super into products like this then yes I would recommend. They have two options available with Citrus being the more bold one due to the yellow glow, I feel. So you have options of more everyday subdued or the kinda funky but wearable bolder choice which is Citrus. There isn't anything else in one palette that I've seen like it either so I don't have better options for you other than buying products individually which would be even more expensive in the end.
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