I get very excited when a new eyeshadow palette arrives at Priceline. I’m always looking for an awesome formula, stunning shade selection, and budget price, so it didn’t take long for the Natio Natural Shades Eyeshadow Palettes* to catch my attention. Seeing as they only cost $19.95, I was excited to see whether they were too good to be true. I swatched a couple of shades in store and quickly fell in love. I was then lucky enough to receive the Golden and Rosebud palettes in the mail so I got to swatching and testing straight away.
Before trying them out on the eyes, I swatched both palettes on my arm for the pictures and was surprised by just how consistently great the formula was. Although the lighter shades don’t like to show up on my skin tone in photos, there were only a couple of underperformers across both palettes.
After alternating between both palettes for a little while in my daily makeup routine, I’ve remained very impressed. I wasn’t expecting my eyeshadow to look perfect by the time I got home but was surprised by how long-wearing the shades were. I experienced no creasing and very little fading throughout the day. A couple of the shimmery shades lose their intensity when applied to the lid, especially upon blending them out a little more, and a couple of the darker shades in both palettes do experience a bit of fallout. But that’s often the case with even some of my higher end palettes, too. Across the board, I’ve been really enjoying reaching for these.
Natio Natural Shades Eyeshadow Palette in Golden
The Golden palette reminds me a lot of the original Urban Decay Naked Palette. It has three mattes and twelve gorgeous shimmers. The second row in this palette is particularly stunning stuff. It’s also worth noting that the matte black is incredibly pigmented with just one swipe.
Natio Natural Shades Eyeshadow Palette in Rosebud
The Rosebud palette is clearly pulling inspiration from the rose tones in the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. Rosebud has four matte shades and eleven shimmers. The second shade in the first row is a bit of a glitterbomb, but the rest of the shades are beautiful – if a little more subtle than the Golden palette.
It’s also worth mentioning the packaging. In my opinion, it’s a little larger than it needs to be. There’s lots of wasted space around the pans and two foam applicators that I definitely know I won’t be using. Making the palettes smaller could’ve made them a lot more travel-friendly, I think.
I’m truly impressed with the quality of these two palettes, particularly for the price point, so you can definitely expect to see them in future drugstore recommendation posts. The two palettes are really well put together, I can see Golden and Rosebud being really great beginner options for those starting out with eyeshadow or those that are interested in trying out a new budget option. Make sure you head to your local store and have a swatch soon!
What are your favourite drugstore eyeshadow palettes?
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!