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Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette ($46.00 for 0.60 oz.)

An eye contouring palette featuring three color quads in neutral, cool, and warm shades. Transform your eyes through the art of contouring. After tapping into makeup pro secrets, Kat Von D created this first-of-its-kind eye shadow palette. It’s 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 skintone. 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, and it features Kat Von D’s signature high-pigment, long-wear eye shadow formula, created to deliver rich color that lasts all day and all night.

 Company’s Description

Kat Von D Website

Hello ladies are you ready to contour your eyes? Yes I said contour your eyes transform your eyes through the art of contouring.  Kat Von D created this amazing palette its the first of its kind eye shadow palette specially designed for the eye contouring.  The technique of eye contouring has been used by many beauty experts to define and enhance the eye.

The eye shadows are divided into 3 quads- Neutral , Cool and Warm with a total of 12 eye shadows all together All Matte Ladies.

My Take: This palette has a few cons but in general its a good palette. I find myself reaching for it on the regular basis especially for the main reason its all matte.  Lets discuss the pros and cons.

 

Pros

Pigmentation:

Most the shades in this palette are richly pigmented I did notice that the lighter shades are not leaving a ashy look thats not very pleasing for women of color this did not discourage me from using the palette.  They are also buildable to full opaque intensity.

Staying Power:
These shadows have great staying power I have not experience any issue with creasing. The staying power gets a thumbs up. I have worn this shadow all day with minimal fading I did use a primer underneath.

• A great shade range
• Very smooth good quality
• Very good pigmentation
• Awesome Packaging Very Visually Appealing
• Unique Mirror Design
• Very versatile
• All Matte, this is the only matte palette you will ever need
• Blend easily

Cons

  • Very Chalky
  • Lots of Fallout

Let’s break down each of the shade individually

Base Shades

  • Laetus: Creamy nude
  • Lazarus: Cool taupe
  • Ludwin: Peachy bronze

Contour Shades

  • Samael: Dusty fawn
  • Saleos: Smoky brown
  • Succubus: Rich rust

Define Shades

  • Solas: Espresso brown
  • Shax: Jet black
  • Sytry: Chocolate brown

Highlight Shades

  • Lucius: Soft beige
  • Liberatus: Pinkish ivory
  • Latinus: Golden bisque

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Neutral Quad

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  • Laetus:

Creamy Beige. Great shadow to set the eye primer with or use as base or highlight.

  • Samael:

Dusty Fawn. Great crease shade.

  • Solas:

Espresso Brown. A deeper more warmer version of Samael. Also a good crease shade or a shade you can use to create a brown smoky eye.

  •  Lucius:

Soft Beige A beautiful highlight shade.

Warm Quad

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  • Ludwin:

Peachy Bronze. A beautiful transition shade or shade to blend harsh edges.

  • Succubus:

Rich Rust. A drool worthy shade. This is a beautiful all over lid color which will give you a very unique eye look or you can just use it in the crease.

  • Sytry:

Chocolate Brown A nice crease shade

  • Latinus:

Golden Bisque. A perfect all over lid shade to give an appearance of brighter eyes. Or can also be used as a highlight.

Cool Quad

Cool-Quad
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  • Lazarus:

Cool taupe. Translates a light grey on the eye. Great to use as transition shade or to blend out harsh edges.

  • Saleaos:

Smokey brown. A good crease shade or shade to use to create smokey eyes.

  • Shax:

Jet Black. A must in eye palette

  • Liberatus:

Light pinkish Ivory. Translates very white on the eye but it does not look ashy or chalky. It is a good highlight shade for inner corner or browbone.