Today's review is for both the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette and the matching Dual-Ended Contour Brush, created especially for use with the palette -- sold only at Sephora. Have you joined the contouring trend yet? Stay Beautiful! XOXO
A contour palette featuring three shades for contouring and three shades for highlighting, designed to shape and define facial features to create a look of authentic dimensionality. An expert sketch artist, Kat Von D uses shadow and light to create depth and dimension in her captivating portraits, infusing them with lifelike authenticity. Take artistry shading into your own hands with this Shade + Light Contour Palette, and effortlessly sculpt, chisel, shape, and slenderize your features for enhanced definition. Unlike traditional bronzing powders, the Shade + Light Contour Palette is loaded with a unique selection of matte shades that capture the true hues of shadow and light. The three contour shades create realistic shadows to recede facial features, while the three highlight shades impart a soft luminosity to amplify dimension. A true artist's palette specially designed to be used with the Shade + Light Contour Brush, these silky, buildable powders blend effortlessly into the skin for a flawless, fade-proof finish that flatters every skin tone or face shape. Set contains:Shade powder in Sombre (true taupe), Shadowplay (soft brown), Subconscious (deep brown), Light powder in Lucid (pinkish nude), Lyric (yellow beige), Levitation (soft peach), Step-by step guide $46
A dual-ended brush that is ergonomically designed with an angled end for contouring, a tapered dome end for highlighting—all encased within a sleek protective case. Experience the trans formative power of contouring with this advanced multipurpose brush. Specially designed by Kat Von D to be paired with the Shade & Light Contour Palette, this brush’s powerful two-in-one design combines density of a contouring brush with the tapered accuracy of a highlighting brush to deliver ultimate precision and versatility. Glide the angled end along the hollows of your cheeks and temples for effortless sculpting; guide the tapered dome end along desired areas to enhance and illuminate features. Artfully constructed with super soft, white-tipped synthetic bristles on both ends, its gradient brush hairs expertly pick up and diffuse high-pigment powders for seamless blending. This ultimate contouring tool comes stored in a beautifully encased within a coffin-shaped case to keep your shading tool protected and perfect for on the go. Glide the angled end along the hollows of your cheeks and temples for effortless sculpting; guide the tapered dome end along desired areas to enhance and illuminate features. This ultimate contouring tool comes stored in a beautifully encased within a coffin-shaped case to keep your shading tool protected and perfect for on the go.
Brush: I love this brush! It's fluffy enough to add the barest amount of product to the face and even if it's not that packed it still picks up pigments. One side is for contouring and the other for highlighting and you can never forget because the sides are marked shade and light. The fibers are soft and some product fall out happens when swirling the brush on the powder surface but that's expected. It's housed in a cool, glossy shaped coffin case and easy to travel with. The brush is about nine inches long and made of lightweight aluminum. It might be considered pricey but you receive two different brush heads made specifically for contouring. I have to say I'm pleased over all and can't wait for the shade and light eye shadow palette to arrive in stores. The quality is really good here and worth the splurge.
Availability: Sephora SHade + Light Palette $46 Brush $36