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Palettes are among my favorite beauty products to buy. Have you ever tried Kat Von D eye shadows? Well I know from experience that in the past they were just okay, but since she released the Monarch palette the quality of shadows have drastically improved. Among many new releases from Kat Von D recently I picked up the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette.
If you are up with beauty news then you have probably seen this floating around Sephora. Unfortunately unless they carry Kat Von D’s line you will not see this one. However, I recommend ordering it online even if you don’t live somewhere that you can easily go and swatch it.
This as most palettes comes with a look book that allows you to recreate looks. I typically don’t even use these and they stay in the packaging. However, I have tons of friends that refer back to these on a regular basis for days they don’t know what look to create.
I love how the colors are grouped together. It makes it super easy to create looks. However, I will say that just because a shade falls in the neutral zone doesn’t mean you can’t use it when creating a cool or warm toned look. This basically ends up making the shades for the purposed of:contouring, defining, and highlighting. I think the idea of this palette being one to transform your eyes is genius.
Base shade: Laetus (creamy nude),Contour shade in Samael (dusty fawn), Define shade in Solas (espresso brown), Highlight shades in Lucius (soft beige).
Base shade: Lazarus (cool taupe),Contour shade Saleos (smoky brown), Define shade in Shax (jet black), Highlight shades in Liberatus (pinkish ivory).
Base shade: Ludwin (peachy bronze), Contour shade Succubus (rich rust), Define shade in Sytry (chocolate brown), Highlight shades in Latinus (golden bisque).
Overall I love the quality of the shadows. I find that they are easy to blend and super pigmented. There is only one thing I do not like which tend to apply to all Kat Von D products. The packaging is nice, but the words are difficult to read. For those of us that needs to know the shades of eye shadows may find it hard to read the font used. I personally have to refer to Sephora’s site to read them. This is something minuscule though and one I hope doesn’t deter you from buying this palette. If you are looking for a palette that is make to transform your eye much like you would your face, then this is definitely worth checking out!
Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts? Happy shopping!