This is my first KVD holiday purchase, but I've been an avid purchaser of her eyeshadows in particular for the past five or so years. I purchased this as a treat for myself after completing my first month of solo teaching, and I have to say that it is a very luxurious product. The shadows are buttery and smooth and blend beautifully, and they are so much fun to play with! The red shade is to die for, and vegan red eyeshadows that are so high quality are really tough to come by.
I've heard a lot of people complain about the color story of this palette, and I can understand where that issue comes from. However, as far as I understand it, Kat designed the palette so that each side would have its own color story. The 'Saint' side is more neutral/plum shades that are awesome for everyday. The 'Sinner' side has all those lovely, rich bright colors that Kat loves so much, plus a wonderful matte black eyeshadow. When you close one side of the palette, the color stories make so much more sense.
My absolute favorite shade in this palette is Chalice, which is a gorgeous cool-toned gold shimmer. It's so pretty swept over the lid with a dash of eyeliner when you have to run out the door. Sacred Heart is also lovely, as well as Crucifix. I have no qualms with any of the colors in this palette, but those three are my absolute favorites. I tend to use the 'Saint' side far more often than the 'Sinner' side, just because I've always gravitated toward more neutral looks. The oranges and rust shades on the 'Sinner' side have been great for autumn date nights and different things, and I've yet to find ways to incorporate that bright chartreuse shade or the really beautiful blues into my regular rotation as of yet. Application of these shadows is easy and simple, but with a heavy hand, you'll have to subject yourself to lots of blending! They are very pigmented and very high quality.
When MakeupAlley asked if I would repurchase this palette, I vacillated between 'Yes' and 'No'. I ultimately went with 'No' for 2 reasons. The first reason is that I already own so many eyeshadow palettes that repurchasing this one would be totally silly. The second reason is that there is SO MUCH PRODUCT in this palette that I can't imagine having to repurchase it ever in my life. I'm not a makeup artist, influencer, or blogger so I don't go through makeup quickly at all. If I were in one of these lines of work, then maybe I would repurchase, but as a regular-Jane teacher, I have no need.