Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette is one of the Spring releases from the brand. It’s a cheek palette that features two cream and four powder colors. Three of the shades are meant for highlighting and three are blush shades.
The Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette comes with 6 pans, 7g each, so I can see why it is priced at $89. Your usual full size blush comes with 4g of product and this is almost double the amount, so I think the palette is a great value for the price.
- Glow Cream Base in Light: peach champagne with a shimmer finish
- Cream Blush in Pink: vivid warm pink with a matte finish
- Duo Glow in Pink-Champagne: cool pink pigment with a champagne shift
- Diamond Powder in Icy Nude: sheer silver with a sparkling finish
- Powder Blush in Golden Pink: bright neutral pink with golden shimmer
- Glow Extreme in Light: icy peach with extreme sheen
Formila wise, this is the glowiest palette I own. You can easily create those editorial glowy looks that Natasha is famous for. But somehow the shimmery powders don’t emphasize any texture on the skin and look almost wet. You can use the creams on their own for a more subtle look, but they are also meant for layering with the powders for more intense looks.
The Glow Cream Base in Light gives more of a subtle glow on the skin. It feels very creamy to the touch and in fact, it’s one of those creams that feels quite oily to the touch. But when applied on the skin it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling and sits well. I like to use the cream on it’s own when I’m going for more natural but still glowy makeup.
The Cream blush in Pink is a bright matte pink shade. Now, this cream packs a good pigment, so you need a tiny bit to get flushes cheeks. When it comes to cream formulas, you can really sheer them out for a subtle look or pack them on for a stronger flush of color which will still look natural. This matte formula actually looks very natural and skin like on the skin.
The Duo Glow in Pink Champagne is one of the most beautiful and unique blush shades I own. It’s a lavender pink with a champagne shift and a metallic finish. It packs good pigment but can be sheered out for a more natural look and a dewy finish. The powder blends beautifully on the skin and leaves a beaming shine, so when I use this blush shade I don’t feel the need to use highlighter. Besides being so beaming, the powder doesn’t emphasize any texture on the skin or accentuate any pores.
Icy Nude is a light champagne shade with big specks of sparkle. At first swatch, I though that the powder will appear too glittery on the skin, but the specks appear more of a sparkle and shine rather than big chunks of glitter. I think this shade works really well layered with the cream highlighter in the palette as the cream makes the sparkles stick to the skin a little better. But even on it’s own, I didn’t notice any shifts of the sparkles thought the day.
The Powder Blush in Golden Pink is a beautiful warm pink with luminous gold. It has a smooth texture and great pigment. The powder blends nicely on the skin and gives a beautiful pink golden glow to the cheeks. Again, the powder also didn’t emphasize any texture or pores on the skin. I love wearing these types of shades in summer as they go great with a tan.
The Glow Extreme in Light is a light champagne shade with an almost metallic finish. If you like your highlighter on the beaming side, you will love this shade. You can easily build it up for a super metallic shiny finish, but applied with a fan brush, I could get a more natural glowy look. Even when I packed the powder for full intensity, it didn’t emphasize any texture or pores which is hard to find when it comes to highlighters that are this intense.
Swatches L to R: Glow Cream Base in Light, Cream Blush in Pink, Duo Glow in Pink Champagne, Diamond Powder in Icy Nude, Powder Blush in Golden Pink, Glow Extreme in Light
Bottom line, I love everything about the Natasha Denona Darya Diamond & Blush Palette. The blush packaging is very pretty and the palette is huge. I didn’t have an idea how big the palette is until I saw it in person. Both the cream and powder formula is one of the best I’ve tried. The glow that they give is unreal!
If you are looking to invest in one cheek palette for the summer, definitely look up Darya. Natasha also released Citrus, which has shades that are suited for darker skin, but if you have up to medium skin tone, Darya is the one to get.
*Many thanks to the Beautylish team for sending me the Natasha Denona Darya Palette