Is there anything Kat Von D Beauty cannot do?! Not only are their liquid lipsticks amazing, but their eyeshadow quality is too! Ever since it was announced that a metallic and matte eyeshadow palette was going to launch, I was on the fence since I wasn’t sure how the shades would turn out. But, surprise surprise, they were just my type!
I love the packaging for the KVD products, I think they’re so unique and all difference since Kat does the illustrations or designs for them with her amazing creativity. The ‘metal’ logo on the cover of the palette is an ambigram, meaning that when you rotate the palette 180 degrees, the word will then show as ‘matte’. It’s so unique how even that was thought out as it’s not something you commonly see in products.
Moving onto the actual packaging besides the label, the palette comes in the sort of cardboard palette that you’d get in the old Shade + Light Eye and Contour palettes and what looks like the Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter palette as well. I think it’s a reasonable size and wouldn’t actually consider it ‘mini’ compared to many other eyeshadow palettes at Sephora that are called mini or travel size.
The shades within the palette, I find are pretty popular currently. The whole reddish-brown and pink shades that are in many palettes that have launched recently. I do like that while there are a few shades that are geared towards that spectrum, there is still that unique yellow shade that wouldn’t be found in palettes like ABH’s Modern Renaissance or the UD’s Naked Heat palette. (I have reviews for both of these palettes here, and here.)
Upon swatching the palette, I find the shades to be the same amazing quality as the rest of the KVD eyeshadow palettes. While I find the formulation to feel a little more dry compared to ABH and Too Faced palettes, the pigmentation is all there and easily visible in one swatch of colour. I’d say the feel of the shadows is more similar to Urban Decay Naked palettes, for reference.
All in all, I do think it’s a really good palette for travelling, many of the shades can be mixed together to create a smokey eye or just used on their own for a simple day look. However, there are many palettes out there that consist of way more shades for around the same price as this one.
What are your thoughts on this palette? Did you pick one up?