Monday, 10 October 2016

Wishlist Purchases #4 ft. Kat Von D

Kat Von D Shade and Light eye and contour palette review

When Debenhams announced they were going to be stocking Kat Von D, I for one was very excited! Having lusted over both the Shade + Light contour and eye palettes for years but unwilling to pay shipping/customs from America, I allowed myself a splurge when they were finally released online in September! I’ve been using both for the last few weeks now and to cut a long story short, I’m obsessed!

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour palette

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour palette swatches
Swatches l-r: Lucid, Lyric, Levitation, Sombre, Shadowplay, Subconcious


First up, the cult favourite Shade + Light contour palette! I have a love/hate relationship with contour and over the summer have been missing the step in favour of bronzing. With the introduction of this palette into my collection I have been enjoying introducing it back into my routine! Sombre (bottom left) is the most gorgeous cool toned contour shade and I have been using it every day since I got the palette. All the powders do kick up quite a bit of dust when I dip my brush in but are so easily blended they never look harsh on the skin. I've been using the top middle banana shade (Lyric) quite a bit too and it’s great for setting under the eyes. I’ve also been using Lucid (top left) to set down the centre of my face after using my usual mattifying powder and it’s nicely brightening too.

I have been using those three shades the most so definitely need to look at ways to use the other contour powders – Shadowplay (bottom centre) is a little warm for me and Subconcious (bottom right) is a little too dark for me at the minute! Levitation (top right) is a lovely peach powder but again I haven’t used it much. Overall, all six shades have the most beautiful smooth formulation and like I mentioned, though they do kick up some powder, they blend so easily and are really high quality!

Kat Von D Shade and Light eye contour palette

Kat Von D Shade and Light eye contour palette swatches
Swatches l-r: Laetus (top), Samael, Solas, Lucius, Lazarus (top), Saleos, Shax, Liberatus, Ludwin (top), Succubus, Sytry, Latinus


Next up, the Shade + Light Eye Contour palette! This is a twelve pan palette made up of three quads with neutral, cool and warm toned shades. Neutral matte eyeshadow lover that I am, I knew I had to get my hands on this and like the contour palette, it has not disappointed me! As a fan of cool toned neutrals in particular, it’s been the middle section that I have been drawn to most but I’ve now used all the shadows included and they are among some of the best matte formulation that I’ve tried! There isn’t a dud shade in there and although they are split into quads, they are obviously easily mixed and matched. My favourite combination at the minute is Lucius in my inner corner, Lazarus over most of my lid with Saleos in my crease and Shax as a liner!

Like the contour palette, the eyeshadows are quite powdery but again they blend so easily and the pigmentation is amazing! I use an eyeshadow primer and I've only noticed very minimal fading on my oily lids from a full days wear but they look basically the same in the evening as when I've just applied them in the morning!

So there we have it, a rave review after lasts weeks’ mixed bag of products! I’m so impressed with the quality of both these palettes and I definitely want to try more from Kat Von D’s line now! I was really happy with the pricing of the products too, I had expected the palette to be more £38 or above in line with Urban Decay so £36 was surprisingly under that. The cardboard packaging feels sturdy and I’d definitely recommend getting these if you don’t already have them and are a fan of contouring or neutral matte eyeshadows, these are most certainly worth the hype!

Have you tried either of these palettes? What did you think? Let me know your Kat Von D recommendations in the comments!

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Danielle xx


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76 comments

  1. I really love the look of the eyeshadow palette x

    Zoe Mountford x

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  2. The eyecontour palette is gorgeous!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  3. WOW! These look so amazing!!

    Grace x
    http://graciebellblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I'm lusting after both of these products and you are right, the fact that I don't have to pay customs anymore is definitely the perfect excuse! :) xx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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  5. I love the contour palette but I'm desperate to try the eyeshadow one!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  6. The eyeshadow palette is great on its own but also perfect to complement any other shimmery eyeshadows. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the prices of KatVonD product being kept quite reasonable. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Such good prices! And amazing products! Xx

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  7. These contour kits look gorgeous!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  8. I have wanted the eye palette for ages but something else always catches my eye when I go to shop.

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  9. I recently picked up a Kat Von D Shade + Light eye shadow palette and am obsessed! I'm currently having an Urban Decay giveaway, and will have giveaways every Friday with products from UD, Too Faced, Buxom, Fresh and more - you should come check it out! :)
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  10. I've been wanting both of these palettes for ages now, they're still on my list, I'm so glad you liked them.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  11. I NEED to pay a visit with lots of cash lol I definitely want a few of their lippies and I hear they're foundation is superb!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Ooh I'm interested in the foundation too! Xx

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  12. Love the neutral colours on that eyeshadow palette, it is not easy to find 100% matte palettes. I need to visit Debenhams counter to try out some of the KVD products.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I think they only have one counter at the minute but hopefully they add more! Xx

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  13. I have the eye shadow palette and love it! I really want to try the contouring palette as well x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. It's amazing isn't Ian the contour palette is so good! Xx

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  14. I'm always need neutral matte colours, this looks perfect! Thanks for sharing Danielle! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

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  15. I adore both of these palettes! I neglected the eye palette for a while but have dug it out again! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

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  16. That eye contour palette looks amazing. I love the colours.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  17. I have the contour palette and I love it! The bottom centre shade is the perfect shade for me. I also really like the yellow shade. xx

    LPage Beauty

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  18. I had no idea they were stocking KVD online?! I haven't been living under a rock, I swear, haha! I'll definitely be checking these out xx

    Laura | Laura's Beauty Binge

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  19. I was so excited when I saw Kat von D in Debenhams, you have no idea! I can`t wait to get my hands on her liquid lipsticks and eyeliner, they have been on my radar for ages.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. I got a mini tattoo liner with my order and its fab! Xx

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  20. Both palettes look amazing!

    Xx,

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  21. I don't have many mattes in my collection so the Kat Von D eyeshadow palette really appeals to me :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I'm obsessed with it, one of the best formulations I've tried! Xx

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  22. Oooo I love this - I am always a bit scared of not using glitter in an eye shadow (firstly because I love glitter!) but secondly that it wont be visible!

    Charlotte xx

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    1. Ahh I love my mattes! These are definitely visible! Xx

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  23. I have tried the eye palette once and I just loved it. Need to purchase it soon. On my wishlist !
    -Karishma
    http://yourbeautyjournal.com/valentia-night-serum-retinol-review/

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  24. I am jealous that you got two products that have been in my wish list since FOREVER! I am tempted to place an order for the eyeshadow palette but now I'm torn between it and the new Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basic palette.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. They have been on mine forever too! My UD review is up today, I personally prefer this Kat von D one! Xx

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  25. I WANT THEM!! I like your blog and I'll be happy if we start following each other! :)

    http://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

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  26. I love the contour palette and use it a lot though I do prefer the contour powders to the highlighting powders which look so cakey on me. They really do kick off a lot of powder though hahaha!
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. They do don't they! I haven't had any cakeyness though thank god! Xx

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  27. These Kat Von D palettes look so gorgeous. Your so lucky you got both of them. I have had them on my wish list forever.
    Beautetude

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    1. They were on mine forever too, I had to treat myself when they became available! Xx

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  28. I recently got my hands on the Shade & Light Contour Palette and I'm so wowed by it! It really is amazing xx

    www.missmakeupmagpie.com

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  29. I've been eyeing up the contour palette for some time now so I am definitely going to treat myself at some point now that it's available in Debenhams x

    Beauty with charm

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  30. Ive never tried Kat's products! Ive heard great things about them though! thanks for sharing!

    Darriyan xo | www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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    1. Ah you should, if these are anything to go by I want the entire range! xx

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  31. I never tried KVD products! I have heard the best for the collection!
    Dora wwW.BangsBang.com

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  32. Wanted to try these forever, so excited KVD is coming to the UK now. Yes! Great post, can't wait to try the Shade and Light palette. Hope you'll visit my blog if you get the time, thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  33. Yesss I really want to try the shade and light palette!!!! Sounds so so good :D

    xx SofiaaDot
    sofiaadot.wordpress.com

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  34. This looks great! I think I'll be adding it to my wish list too!
    April xx

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  35. I felt the exact same when Debenhams started stocking KVD! I only got the Shade + Light palette because my mum went to America. I'd have never paid the shipping fees either lol. But I love this palette so much and need to use it more often. I'm a little obsessed with contouring, so I have quite a few products to use up. I also purchased her Lock-It Concealer and I'm addicted to it. It's definitely on par, if not better than my NARS Radiant Creamy concealer. I think the eyeshadow palette is going to be my next purchase. Your swatches look amazing and I had the make-up artist try it on me, when I visited the KVD counter. The shades were so pigmented and buttery - adding to Christmas wish-list.:D xx

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    1. Ooh I will definitely be looking at that concealer then! And I might add the foundation to my Christmas list too! Xx

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