Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 1.20 oz.) contains twenty-four eyeshadows that are designed to work together in pairs (though you can surely use them as you wish); twelve of the shades are touted as never-before-seen. Each eyeshadow is 0.05 oz., which is the average weight of a full-sized eyeshadow, so the palette is an excellent value overall. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be highly pigmented, long-wearing, and “crease-free.” Overall, this palette is a good choice for a new holiday palette for yourself (or your wish list) or someone else. It has a good mix of colors and neutrals as well as a variety of finishes, so there are plenty of looks to be created. The texture of the palette was generally soft and smooth, with the only downside being occasional powderiness because of how soft the eyeshadows were. The color payoff was quite good with a few exceptions.  The majority of shades wore well for eight and a half hours without fading or creasing, but shades that were powdery did tend to look faded after seven to eight hours of wear.

Dark Throne is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had decent to good color payoff and applied smoothly and evenly. theBalm A4 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $15.00) has a more satin-like sheen. Kat Von D Siouxsie-sioux (P) is darker. Urban Decay Ace (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. MAC Typographic (P, $15.00) is more neutral, grayer. MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome (LE, $21.00) is similar. bareMinerals Amnesia (P) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Precious is a soft, shimmery peach with subtle warm undertones. It had good pigmentation and applied smoothly. theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Her Cocoa #2 (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #3 (LE) is more sparkly. MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is glittery. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #2 (LE) is similar. Chanel Intuition #1 (P) is slightly pinker. bareMinerals Peace (P) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is pinker. Inglot #397 (P, $6.00) is less frosted, more metallic. See comparison swatches.

Babe is a medium-dark, cool-toned violet purple with bluish-violet iridescent shimmer. It had so-so color payoff, and the texture was somewhat powdery. theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Violet Impact (LE, $15.00) is pinker. Illamasqua Trance (LE) is a cream product. Urban Decay Omen (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Piaf is a medium-dark gray with a silver, metallic sheen. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was slightly powdery/dry. CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is lighter. MAC Diesel (LE, $15.00) is darker. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #3 (LE) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #21 is darker. (LE, $33.00) See comparison swatches.

Sunset Blvd. is a medium, yellow gold with a soft, frosted sheen. It had good color payoff and applied smoothly. theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) is a touch lighter. CoverGirl Melted Gold (320) (P, $4.99) is similar. Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is also similar. MAC Dreammaker (LE, $15.00) is a touch lighter. MAC Goldmine (P, $15.00) is yellower. Chanel Blazing Gold (LE, $28.50) is similar. bareMinerals Surreal (P) is more frosted. See comparison swatches.

8 Bit is a muted, bluish-teal with pale gold shimmer and a frosted, metallic finish. It had nice color payoff, and it applied very smoothly without being powdery. NARS Bavaria (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Rain Drop (LE, $32.50) is darker. Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is similar. Urban Decay Shattered (P, $18.00) is similar. MAC Sky (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. L’Oreal Endless Sea (P, $7.99) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Geek is a light-medium, muted peach-orange with a satin finish. It had great color payoff with a soft, silky texture. Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Always Sunny (P, $21.00) is similar. Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is more orange. See comparison swatches.

Fallen is a warm, gold-shimmered copper-bronze with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. It had fantastic pigmentation and a soft, smooth texture. Too Faced Gangsta (LE) is similar. MAC Cognac (LE, $15.00) is yellower. MAC Tempting (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Bronze (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Holy Bible is a pale, muted silver with hints of gray and white and a metallic sheen. It had decent color payoff but was a little dry. Disney by Sephora Glass Slipper (LE) is bluish. Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE) is more frosted. Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P) is similar. Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is darker. Inglot #447 (P, $6.00) is more metallic. See comparison swatches.

Oddfellow is a deep, dark black with subtle brown undertones and a teal shimmer/sparkle. On the eye, the teal sparkle isn’t really visible, so it’s mostly a matte black. It had great pigmentation and applied very smoothly–not at all powdery. MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Fyrinnae Biker Chic (P, $6.80) is more shimmery. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) has no sparkle. Urban Decay Blackout (P, $18.00) has no sparkle. Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) has no sparkle. Illamasqua Zeitgeist (P, $25.50) is similar. Le Metier de Beaute Fin (LE, $30.00) has no sparkle. See comparison swatches.

Birdcage is a yellowed, chartreuse green with a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff and applied very smoothly and evenly. Wet ‘n’ Wild I’m Seeing Triples Browbone (LE) is darker, less yellow. CoverGirl Lime Light (310) (LE, $4.99) is similar. Aveda Papyrus (P, $14.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #304 (P, $20.00) is greener. NARS Rated R #1 (P, $24.00) is similar. MAC Double Feature #2 #1 (LE, $15.00) is more frosted. MAC Brilliantly Lit (LE, $18.50) is a cream product. bareMinerals Icon (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Gunner is dark green with silver and green sparkle and subtle, warm undertones. This shade was quite dry and had sheerer color payoff. Urban Decay Bender (P, $18.00) is more frosted. NARS Night Porter (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Humid (P, $15.00) is more frosted. MAC Femme Noir (P, $15.00) is matte. L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Kat Von D Eyeshadow Book Spellbinding
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Dark Throne
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Oddfellow
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Birdcage
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Gunner
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
63%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Precious
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Babe
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
74%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Piaf
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Sunset Blvd.
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow 8 Bit
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Geek
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Fallen
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%
Limited Edition
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Holy Bible
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Limited Edition

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Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
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Kat Von D Dark Throne Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Dark Throne Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Precious Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Precious Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Babe Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Babe Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Piaf Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Piaf Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Sunset Blvd. Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Sunset Blvd. Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D 8 Bit Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D 8 Bit Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Geek Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Geek Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Fallen Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Fallen Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Holy Bible Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Holy Bible Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Oddfellow Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Oddfellow Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Birdcage Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Birdcage Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Gunner Eyeshadow

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Kat Von D Gunner Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Eyeshadows: Holy Bible (inner lid), 8 Bit (middle of lid), Bukowski (outer lid),
Dark Throne (crease), Birdcage (lower lash line)

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Eyeshadows: Countess (inner lid), Stupid Autocorrect (middle of lid),
WTF (outer lid), Wonderland (crease), Fallen(lower lash line)

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