Sorry for the late post on the new Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Shadow Palette. My life is over run with studying and research papers. Ugh. No pain no gain. Back to to business. I'm not adding swatches because I'm pressed for time but also because they're pretty much true to shade from what you see. It comes with a matching brush that I didn't buy. The brush seemed unnecessary since I already  have a really amazing one from Real Techniques Bold Metals collection plus I'm on a budget. I actually didn't pay for this. I used a holiday gift card that was lying around and Sephora was offering 15% off to VIB Rouge members at the time so it was a pretty good deal. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

Eye contouring palette featuring three color quads in neutral, cool, and warm shades. Transform your eyes through 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. 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, 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. Master 3 transformative eye-contour techniques, lift, balance, and define with  easy-to-follow guide, created and illustrated by Kat. Lift to raise outer corners and accentuate or create a crease. Define to emphasize lash lines and create depth. Balance to draw eyes closer or farther apart. 

3 Base shades in Laetus p(creamy nude), Lazarus (cool taupe), Ludwin (peachy bronze) 3 Contour shades in Samael (dusty fawn), Saleos (smoky brown), Succubus (rich rust) 3 Define shades in Solas (espresso brown), Shax (jet black), Sytry (chocolate brown) 3 Highlight shades in Lucius (soft beige), Liberatus (pinkish ivory), Latinus (golden bisque) Contouring guide

Formula: I'm loving KVD's new creamier shadows. They're silky, blendable and the fallout is really minimal. The color palette is mainly cool toned with a few warm and neutral shades. The palette size is really large and slightly bigger than the Shade + Light contour kit. You get an incredible value for 12 shades. It's perfect for everyday wear that can transition into more dramatic evening looks. I think a wide range of skin tones can pull this off. The kit comes with a tutorial sheet -- illustrated by Kat Von D --  that shows you how to shade and contour according to your eye shapes and the look your going for. The best part is that is completely matte! The price point is considerably less than the Urban Decay palettes and has more product. It's a splurge worth making and a palette you'll often be reaching for. I want to mention the shadows are rich and highly pigmented, the camera flash drowns them out somewhat but in person they are bolder.

Availability: Sephora, KVD Shade A+ Light Eye Shadow Palette $46


  1. Looks good. I saw the brush in person and didn't like it as much <3

  2. I love this palette. The matte color combinations are amazing.

  3. Agreed. The contour brush is better XOXO


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