Released in the Fall (2022), the My Dream midi palette from Natasha Denona is a mix of neutral shades with some pinks, purples, and a pop of orange. I’m going to show you so many swatches! This post shows swatches for just the palette, and then a few individual shades compared to other similar shades in my collection.
Don’t forget to check out my Instagram (@stefsedge) to see these swatches in motion, it’s always great to see how a product sparkles and shifts in the light.
The peach colored parts of the palette cover are a bit rubberized and a bit prone to dirt/smudges (you can see my palette already getting smudged up)
Swatches of My Dream Palette
The first five shades are some really basic neutrals that I’ll be able to wear to work for sure. The duochrome shade Vision has a pink to green shift but almost appears to be gray with some pink reflects. The two purple shades, Instinct and Edgy, swatched terribly and had to be built up with multiple layers to achieve the result you see below. The orange shade, Invention, is very flaky and really didn’t want to stick to my skin.
Compared To Similar Palettes
These are the palettes in my collection that had the most similar color story of Pink, Purple, Brown, Orange and Gold.
Clockwise from Top Left: Bobbi Brown Nude Drama II palette (discontinued), Natasha Denona My Dream palette, Tarte Tartelette Energy palette, Huda Desert Dusk palette (discontinued).
Swatches – In Depth Shade Comparisons
I’ve chosen some of the more unique, stand-out shades from the palette and swatched them against similar shadows in my collection. If I’ve missed one of the shades you really want to see in comparisons, then leave a comment or send me a message!
Invention is the Orange shade is a duochrome sparkle. The sparkle particles in this shade are quite large, and I did not have any shades in my collection with a similar texture. Note that this shade is pretty flaky, so you probably should use a sticky base.
Shades Swatched with Invention:
- Forbidden from Venus XL2 palette by Lime Crime,
- Fever Dream from Bobbi Brown’s Nude Drama II palette,
- Shine from Tartelette Juicy palette,
- Blood Moon from Huda Desert Dusk palette,
- Not OK pressed eyeshadow single from Colourpop,
- Milli pressed eyeshadow singlefrom Colourpop, and
- Dazz from Natasha Denona Mini Zendo palette
Serenity is a satin finish. I thought it would be easy to dupe such a “boring” shade with my collection, but I was definitely wrong. Serenity is my favorite shade in the palette. It pairs beautifully with the shade Nurture.
Shades Swatched with Serenity:
- Serenity from Natasha Denona My Dream Palette
- Ember a single shadow from Ulta Collection,
- Outer Eye Lid shade from Natasha Denona Glam Palette,
- Firecracker from Tartelette In Bloom,
- Exaggeryes Eyes to Mesmerise from Charlotte Tilbury,
- Exquisitve from Patrick Ta Major Dimension Palette,
- Patty from Natasha Denona Retro Midi palette, and
- EE8 from Ethereal Eyes palette from Makeup by Mario
Shades swatched with Babies:
- Babies from Natasha Denona My Dream Palette
- Paris by Sydney Grace,
- Moscato by JD Glow,
- Love Glow from Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise palette,
- Helio from Natasha Denona Retro Palette,
- Valentine, single shadow from Ulta collection brand
Shades Swatched with Thrill:
- Butterfly from Lorac Fairytale Forest palette,
- Electric Flora from Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose palette,
- Show Stopper from Bobbi Brown Nude Drama II palette,
- Legendary from Patrick Ta Major Dimension palette,
- Glitz from Natasha Denona Retro Palette and
- Clestial from Huda Desert Dusk Palette
Thoughts and Review
This palette is quite warm. Even the cooler tones in this palette, Serenity and Nurture, felt warmer than expected when applied to my eyes. However, Serenity and Nurture have become favorite shadows that I reach for over and over. I am happy to have them.
Since Natasha Denona’s formula is quite pigmented, the matte shades tend to apply a bit darker than they appear in the pan. As a result, this palette creates looks that are relatively intense on my fair skin tone. I find that to be a pattern with Natasha Denona’s palettes though. I’m always longing for a lid shade that is brigh, reflective, and not gold, and Natasha does not give me enough of them.
I like that this palette has a dark shade that can be used as a liner. The black shade works decently as a liner. Aspiration can also be used as a liner. However, using a pencil liner still gives a better look, in my opinion. The black shadow can look a bit washed out compared to an intensely saturated pencil liner.
Personally, I wish the palette had fewer purple/pink shades and was more neutral overall. But I almost always wish that! I can achieve this by moving and combining shades from other palettes to make a custom palette. Overall, the quality is nice, you just need to decide if this is the color story for you.
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