I love the gothic style of this brand.
Such packages look very pretty on my dressing table and always stand out among everything else I have on it. Sometimes I reach for them just to take a look at them to admire.
The palette under review is designed for ‘contouring the eyes.’ The range also has a similar palette for contouring the face. The packaging itself is pretty heavy and made of cardboard. It closes with a magnetic closure. I love this embossed picture on the cap that looks so fabulous.
The box includes a leaflet with makeup looks that I haven’t tried yet, but I keep it just in case.
The names of the shades are indicated on the back of the package.
Inside you can see 12 matte tones and a practical mirror. The palette is divided into three groups: neutral, cool and warm.
The weight of each basic shade of the upper row is 2.26g and the lower pans have each 1.13g of the product. The upper colors can be used as a matte highlighter (Laetus), for contouring, as a blush or a bronzer (Lazarus and Ludwin depending on your skin type).
The palette is versatile, so those who love playing around with warm and cool hues will love the color selection. The basic shades are suitable for any occasion. You can define your face, eyes and eyebrows if required.
The eyeshadow is buttery and highly pigmented and I would even say super pigmented. Due to this insane pigmentation, they are very dusty, but applying the product with a soft brush will help. The color payoff is amazing. The light shade may easily cover up a dark one, which is pretty rare, right?
The color pops up perfectly even without an eyeshadow base.
Something I wish the pigmentation was not so crazy, because the shades may be a hassle to blend out.
I got used to picking up too much of the product, so sometimes I had stains on my eyelids instead. After a while, however, I got the hang of this product and now it blends out without fuss. Here I swatched it with a brush:
The palette is workable for sure.
Now I have no worries about some basic shades that may lack in other eyeshadows, because this one has everything.
I can’t do without this palette whenever I create a makeup look now. And I have plenty of eyeshadow palettes by the way, so it’s a pretty big deal.
The only thing is that it won’t be good for newbies, as it requires a little technique adjustment. Also, it’s not really suitable for those who are into cool shades only.
Now a few makeup looks:
Kat Von D Shade+Light Plum Quad