I feel like there are a little over a million neutral eye palettes out there now- but I had to pick this one up. I have a few Kat Von D palettes that I love (planning to review them soon!) because the texture & colors are all so lovely. This palette isn’t like the others, however, because it is both neutral & matte. Think you have enough matte neutrals? Well the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette is unique to my collection which is vast…so I advise you keep reading to see if it would be a good fit for you too!
Packaging here is what I’ve come to expect from Kat Von D palettes- A very sturdy cardboard. It may not be the lightest or the thinnest but I trust it. This palette also comes with a booklet & okay sized mirror. I’m not a fan of the back of the palette (pictured is the box but the back is the same except just black & gold) because each name is metallic & the font is really hard for me to read personally.
The Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette contains 12 eyeshadow shade broken up into 3 quads total- one neutral, one cool, & one warm. Each set & the palette as a whole is designed to contour & chisel out the eye area. The layout is three large base shadows arranged above three coordinating powders for contouring, defining, and highlighting. Overall I really like the creamy, matte formula that reminds me a bit of Lorac. I highly recommend using a primer so these adhere better since this kind of formula can lean a bit powdery or patchy with certain shades.
Left to right we have Laetus (softened light warm beige), Samael (muted medium slighty warm brown), Solas (red-toned dark brown), & Lucius (soft light beige with a satin matte finish).
For my look here I used Succubus & Samael as my base color, Solas a bit in the crease, Latinus to blend out shades, & Laetus as my browbone highlight. I especially love Succubus because the rusty shades really bright up my eyes! I’m really happy overall with my purchase- it has a lot more variety than many of my other matte neutral eyeshadow palettes!
Have you given this palette a look yet? Are you drowning in matte eyeshadow palettes? What other palettes are on your must-have list?