Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/15

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Look | Look Breakdown

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Look | Look Breakdown

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Look over a white base | Look Breakdown

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Look over a white base | Look Breakdown

Pastel Goth

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette ($38.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes eight matte eyeshadows with six pops of color and then a dark gray and stark white. The formula felt very velvety, finely-milled, and was blendable on the skin, but each shade had a fair amount of excessive powder that kicked up in the pan. The strange thing was that there was little fallout; I used seven of the eight shades in the look demoed above, and I didn’t have to cleanup at all underneath the eye. The pigmentation was decent to good, but I did find it worked best patted on, rather than swept on, for best results.

There was more substance to the formula, so they did not sheer out as easily as I would have expected given the dustiness of the texture, and so they adhered better and went on more smoothly to bare skin (I actually felt they worked better over bare lids or regular primer and not as well over a lightly tacky cream base, like NYX Milk). The pigmentation was mostly opaque with a couple of exceptions. Two of the eight shades–Dagger and Dope–were ones that I didn’t feel blended out like the others. I had particular issues with Dope, as it darkened and lightened on its own accord, so it never looked seamless, and it did this over bare skin as well as over a cream base. The one prevailing issue I had with all the shades was that they were more prone to fading than the average eyeshadow.

I was pleasantly surprised by the palette, as it’s rare to find more pastel shades that actually perform decently, but I found the palette pretty easy to use, and if paired with primer, it was both easy to use and lasted for most of the day (it did seem to fade faster, even over primer, than most, but a good primer would still extend the wear to 10+ hours for me).

Pastel Goth
Pastel Goth
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Star Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Star Eyeshadow

Star

Star is a bright, medium yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and finely-milled texture that was somewhat dusty in the pan but applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin with very little fallout. This shade started to fade on me after seven hours of wear.

Star
Star
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Clementine Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Clementine Eyeshadow

Clementine

Clementine is a soft, light-medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that had some excess powder kicked up in the pan but did not result in a lot of fallout during application (I patted it on and had no fallout). The eyeshadow adhered well to bare skin and lasted for seven hours on me.

Clementine
Clementine
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Meow Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Meow Eyeshadow

Meow

Meow is a medium-dark lavender purple with warmer, pink tones and a matte finish. This eyeshadow was one of the dustier shades in the palette and had a lot of powder that came away from the pan when I used my brush in it. When I tapped off excess and then patted and swept the color into my crease, I didn’t have fallout–and normally, something this dusty would have some, even with tapping excess off in advance. The product just seemed to adhere nicely to my bare lids rather than sheering or dusting off. The color wore well for seven hours on me before fading, though this shade did seem to fade a bit after being applied initially (it seemed pinker on, not as vibrant).

Meow
Meow
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Dope Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Dope Eyeshadow

Dope

Dope is a muted, medium purple with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, which applied decently to the lid without losing too much of its intensity, but my issue with this one was that it appeared darker in some places and as I blended areas, the area would lighten, almost as if color was lifting away from the skin, but the area was still clearly covered… just lighter. The color faded noticeably after seven hours of wear.

Dope
Dope
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Doom Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Doom Eyeshadow

Doom

Doom is a bright, cyan blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a finely-milled, velvety texture that had some powderiness in the pan but did not look dry, dusty, or powdery on bare skin (in fact, it was surprisingly smoothing). This shade wore well for seven hours before fading on me.

Doom
Doom
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Gloom Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Gloom Eyeshadow

Gloom

Gloom is a muted, medium-dark green with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and finely-milled with some excess product kicked up in the pan when I touched it with my brush, but again, little in the way of fallout during actual application as the product seemed to stick well to bare skin without sheering out immediately. It had rich color payoff that went on evenly. I noticed fading after seven and a half hours on me.

Gloom
Gloom
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Dagger Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Dagger Eyeshadow

Dagger

Dagger is a medium gray with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but it also had a slight translucent quality to its coverage. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, and while it applied with minimal fallout, it did not blend as easily as other shades in the palette. It lasted for six and a half hours on me.

Dagger
Dagger
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Skull Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Skull Eyeshadow

Skull

Skull is a light white with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was buildable to semi-opaque, and this was the most powdery shade in the palette. It seemed to have some fallout during application, whereas the other shades may have seemed powdery in the pan, they did not always result in real fallout concerns during application. The color started to fade after six and a half hours of wear.

Skull
Skull
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total