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Palettes -Kat Von D -Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette

on 4/23/2018 6:00:00 PM



I love this palette and will never tire of it. The only thing I would change would be to add a couple of shimmers or even one and use different colors in the center group bt keep the black. I use that center area the least, but I do use the white and black in that one. I really don't mind an all matte look for a soft, everyday look. These shadow are well pigmented, easy to blend. Are few are a little powdery but most mattes are, yes, even Viseart, which "gasp" I think are highly over hyped and not that crazy about. They blend so flawlessly, they almost blend themselves and are so easy to work with and they never look muddy. I don't have the patience or talent to deal with shadows that are hard to blend easily.

This is the only palette I have ever owned that I love every single color and use every single one. I also appreciate the larger sizes in the 3 base colors and that they are not all warm toned. I am really over everything being so warmed tone. I don't want orange, red, dark bronzey eyes ever single day. Even the warm section isn't overly warm, a neutral warm. I will definitely repurchase this the next time Sephora has a sale just in case they discontinue it because I have it pan on some colors. I also love the packaging but I wish the color names were on the pans.

Description from the Sephora website:

What it is:
An eye contouring palette with three color quads in neutral, cool, and warm shades.

What it does:
Transform your eyes through the art of contouring. After tapping into makeup pro secrets, Kat Von D created this first-of-its-kind eyeshadow palette, specially designed for eye contouring—a groundbreaking technique once used only by beauty experts to define and enhance eyes. This palette features a gorgeous, versatile array of true contouring shades, arranged into three color quads—neutral, cool, and warm—to flatter every skin tone.

Three large base shadows are arranged above three coordinating powders for contouring, defining, and highlighting. The palette includes an easy-to-follow contouring guide with step-by-step instructions for creating three different eye-opening techniques. Each velvety powder is blendable and buildable, in Kat Von D’s signature high-pigment, long-wear eyeshadow formula for rich looks that last all day and night.

This palette contains:
- 3 x 0.08 oz/ 2.26 g Base shades in Laetus (creamy nude), Lazarus (cool taupe), Ludwin (peachy bronze)
- 3 x 0.04 oz/ 1.13 g Contour shades in Samael (dusty fawn), Saleos (smoky brown), Succubus (rich rust)
- 3 x 0.04 oz/ 1.13 g Define shades in Solas (espresso brown), Shax (jet black), Sytry (chocolate brown)
- 3 x 0.04 oz/ 1.13 g Highlight shades in Lucius (soft beige), Liberatus (pinkish ivory), Latinus (golden bisque)

What else you need to know:
"The true inspiration behind the Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette comes from all these years of trying to understand the usage of shadows and light within the portraits I draw."—Kat Von D

Kat Von D opens your eyes to a once-exclusive world of pro contouring techniques with the step-by-step insert included with the palette. Apply shades with Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush (sold separately), specially designed for use with this palette. She hand-sketched the "Shade + Light Eye" logo that’s featured on the palette cover.

Master three transformative eye-contouring techniques—lift, balance, and define—with the easy-to-follow guide, created and illustrated by Kat Von D: Lift to raise outer corners and accentuate or create a crease. Define to emphasize lash lines and create depth. Balance to draw eyes either closer together or farther apart.

5 of 6 people found this helpful.

Eye Shadow -Kat Von D -Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Plum

on 4/22/2018 5:55:00 PM


I bought this on sale and was really excited to try it because I love Kat Von D products in general. I wanted to get the sage quad too but it was sold out. After trying this one I'm not too disappointed that I couldn't get the other one.

I was in love with the pastel goth palette for a long time and ended up using almost the entire thing so I assumed these shadows would be just as good in terms of blendability. I was wrong. I swatched the shades first and was disappointed immediately in how patchy they were, especially the dark purple define shade. You cant always go by swatches though so I went ahead and gave them a try.

I used concealer as primer and set it, then went in with the transition or contour shade. It blended out just fine, no complaints with this one. You just have to barely tap your brush on these shadows to get enough on the brush, otherwise you'll kick up lots of powder.

Next I used the base shade and it was fine too, it's a nice pinkish tone that goes well with the plum shades. Then the define shade, and this is where it falls apart. It goes on patchy and it took me FOREVER to blend it out with a mac 224. The highlight shade was pretty good, decently pigmented for such a light color.

I still wasn't completely sold on the end look, but it was ok. Overall I spent around 20 minutes just on my eyeshadow for a look I was just ok with but it must have looked good because a complete stranger complimented me.

I really wanted to love this one but I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I doubt I'll return it, probably just pass it along or keep it for the other shades in the palette that blend ok. I do love the packaging, the mirror is nice but a little small to be really useful unless you're just doing a touch up.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Lipstick -Kat Von D -Studded Kiss Lipstick - Cathedral

on 4/19/2018 8:24:00 PM


Got lucky. Found this at Tjmaxx for 7.99. I love it. I wouldn't pay $20 for it though. It's a gorgeous color. It's also a color you can find in Nyx, Elf and other brands. It is thick, and the color is a brick red with more crimson in it. It is still a unique color in that sense.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Powder -Kat Von D -Lock-It Powder Foundation

on 4/18/2018 11:22:00 PM


This is a fabulous looking foundation on me. Best I’ve tried in a LONG time. I’m 41 with very oily skin, rosacea and not terribly acne prone.

I can for sure wear this alone and most days in the winter I do. It applies quickly and beautifully, makes a lovely natural look but covers redness. Light to medium coverage IMO. No break down mid-day which puts it above many others. Lots of color options; 45 Warm is perfect on me in the cooler months. Very natural looking.

The MAJOR drawback is the price. It goes pretty quick.

It also lacks SPF which for at least 5 months out of the year sucks badly, unfortunately.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Lip Liners -Kat Von D -Everlasting Lip Liner

on 4/17/2018 11:56:00 PM


This lip pencil is awesome! I purchased it in Lolita and the color is the perfect dark mauve. Not too brown and not too orange. It goes on very smoothly, I give it a minute to set before applying lipstick, and the lasting power is amazing. And I love that it's an automatic pencil that doesn't need sharpening. Really, this is perfect.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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