After drooling over the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye palette for a few months, I finally purchased it and have spent the last few weeks playing with it. I am in love! I ordered mine from Sephora as you can’t buy Kat Von D products here in the UK but that’s about to change. From October, we will be able to go crazy on her range in Debenhams and I am so excited. It feels like the UK is finally emerging from the Dark Ages.
The palette is designed to contour the eyes … obviously. Now, I can’t get on with contouring my face … mostly because I just can’t be bothered … but contouring my eyes sounds like more fun. There are 12 shades, split into 3 different quads. Each quad consists of a large base shade and then 3 co-ordinating powders for contouring, defining and highlighting.
There’s a neutral quad, a cool quad and a warm quad so there’s something for each skin tone. Don’t tell anyone, but sometimes I pick a shade from each quad and go wild!
LAETUS – creamy nude base shade
SAMAEL – dusty fawn contour shade
SOLAS – espresso brown define shade
LUCIUS – soft beige highlight shade
LAZARUS – cool taupe base shade
SALEOS – smoky brown contour shade
SHAX – jet black deine shade
LIBERATUS – pinkish ivory highlight shade
LUDWIN – peachy bronze base shade
SUCCUBUS – rich rust contour shade
SYTRY – chocolate brown define shade
LATINUS – golden bisque highlight shade
The shades are, mostly, very soft, finely-milled and velvety, but there is a slight powdery consistency to them. You need to use primer with these shadows to prevent patchiness and to make them easier to blend.
The palette also contains an illustrated guide to help you to master 3 transformative eye contouring techniques:
DEFINE – to emphasise lash lines and create depth
LIFT – to raise outer corners and accentuate or create a crease
BALANCE – to draw eyes either closer together or farther apart
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