Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette ($46.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes three highlight shades (0.08 oz. each) and three contour shades (0.16 oz. each). I wish the palette ran cooler in overall tone, or at least had the first set of highlight/contour be cool-toned, the middle be more neutral-cool, and the last set be deeper and more neutral-cool. They all run warmer both in the pan, swatched, and applied. The texture of the powders is incredibly silky and smooth with a little bit of powderiness, but it’s not excessive, and it seems to make these incredibly easy to work with, so blending and diffusing the color on the skin isn’t frustrating. If you are fairer and prefer very subtle contours, this palette might be too dark overall, but the shades are quite forgiving and blendable, so I think that they can all be worn across most skin tones, just depending on the intensity of application.

Lucid is described as a “pinkish nude.” It’s a brightened, light beige with subtle, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft and silky–just slightly powdery–but sat well on the skin. It had good color payoff and was both buildable and blendable, as desired. It wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sombre is described as a “true taupe.” It’s a medium taupe brown with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that was easy to work with. It wore well for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Lyric is described as a “yellow beige.” It’s a brightened, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It was nicely pigmented with a very soft, finely-milled texture, but it was a bit powdery. I thought it exacerbated dryness if/when I had any, but if you have oilier skin, I don’t think it will be an issue. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Shadowplay is described as a “soft brown.” It’s a medium brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but it was weaker compared to other shades in the palette. The texture was soft, blendable, and not at all powdery. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. The color appears more bronzer-like than a true contour, though it has a muted quality that makes it not quite as warm or orange-toned as a bronzer can be. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Levitation is described as a “soft peach.” It’s a yellowed peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that was easily sheered out or blended, depending on the look you wanted. The texture was finely-milled, incredibly soft and smooth, but a little powdery. It lasted for seven hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Subconscious is described as a “deep brown.” It’s a dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had nice pigmentation that was blendable on the skin with a soft, silky texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Kat Von D Contour Palette Shade + Light
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Kat Von D Light Powder Lucid
Lucid
Lucid
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Kat Von D Shade Powder Sombre
Sombre
Sombre
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Kat Von D Light Powder Lyric
Lyric
Lyric
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Kat Von D Shade Powder Shadowplay
Shadowplay
Shadowplay
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Kat Von D Light Powder Levitation
Levitation
Levitation
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Kat Von D Shade Powder Subconscious
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D Lucid Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Lucid Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Lucid Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Lucid Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Sombre Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Sombre Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Sombre Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Sombre Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Sombre Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Lucid & Sombre Shade & Light Powders

Kat Von D Sombre Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Lucid & Sombre Shade & Light Powders

Kat Von D Lyric Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Lyric Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Lyric Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Lyric Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Shadowplay Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Shadowplay Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Shadowplay Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Shadowplay Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Shadowplay Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Lyric and Shadowplay Shade & Light Powders

Kat Von D Shadowplay Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Lyric and Shadowplay Shade & Light Powders

Kat Von D Levitation Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Levitation Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Levitation Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Levitation Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder

Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Levitation and Subconscious Shade & Light Powders

Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder
Kat Von D Levitation and Subconscious Shade & Light Powders

Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder
Your left: Lucid/Sombre; Your Right: Lyric/Shadowplay

Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder
Your left: Lucid/Sombre; Your Right: Lyric/Shadowplay

Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder
Your left: Levitation/Subconscious; Your Right: Lyric/Shadowplay

Kat Von D Subconscious Shade & Light Powder
Your left: Levitation/Subconscious; Your Right: Lyric/Shadowplay