Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/16

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Saint + Sinner

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.96 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for the holidays. It’s a large palette that features 24 eyeshadows split into two families–Saint (“wearable, romantic” hues) and Sinner (“bold color pops”)–to mimic the look of stained glass windows. The larger size of it made it feel bulky and felt less travel-friendly, and I know that the seemingly jumbled shade arrangement has made it look less cohesive to some, but I’ll say that after creating looks with it, I think the shades do come together. I think that it is a little heavier on the warm-toned side of things and could have used at least one or two cooler/more mid-tone transition type of shades, but I didn’t feel like I was at a loss for creating combinations with it.

The quality was consistent with Kat Von D’s typical eyeshadow formula (so not the Metal Crush formula but what’s used elsewhere). The mattes are soft, a touch powdery at times, but fairly pigmented and otherwise are buildable with a shade like Exodus being thin enough to be prone to sheering out/faster fading but other mattes were easy to work with. I found that the weaker mattes were best applied over a lightly tacky base or patted/packed on with less sweeping motions. The “shimmering pearls” were smooth, soft, and blendable with good pigmentation and solid wear. The “electrifying metallics” were denser, pigmented, and wore fairly well with some being more blendable than others.


01/03

Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Absolution Eyeshadow

Absolution

Absolution is a pale, white gold with warm, golden sparkle and a metallic sheen. This is one of two (the other being Rapture) described as a “special effect glimmer shade” designed for layering on top of other shades. The consistency was looser where one could feel the edges and texture of all of the sparkle content, and the base was weaker–semi-sheer–which was as expected, given that it should be sheerer in order to be layered on top of something else. It was easiest to work with using a dampened brush, as there was a moderate amount of fallout when used dry for me. It lasted for seven hours with some additional fallout when applied over bare skin.

01/03

Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rapture Eyeshadow

Rapture

Rapture is a muted, medium-dark red with warm undertones and a glittering finish. It felt fairly loosely-packed in the pan, which led to sheering out and fallout when used dry, whether I patted it over another shade or not using a fingertip or brush. It was easier to manage application using a dampened brush, as it helped the sparkles adhere to the area better. On me, it lasted six hours but had a lot of fallout on its own.

01/02

Kat Von D Worship Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Worship Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Worship Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Worship Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Worship Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Worship Eyeshadow

Worship

Worship is a medium-dark purple with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent color payoff in a single layer, which applied beautifully to the lid–even, smooth, and opaque–that was easy to diffuse and blend along the edges. The texture was soft, almost cream-like. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

01/02

Kat Von D Immaculate Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Immaculate Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Immaculate Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Immaculate Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Immaculate Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Immaculate Eyeshadow

Immaculate

Immaculate is a medium-dark green with warm, olive undertones and a golden, pearly sheen. It had fantastic color coverage in a single layer, and the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firm or too soft in the pan. This was one of the best shades in the palette as it was so easy to work with. On me, it lasted for eight hours.

01/02

Kat Von D Sabbath Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sabbath Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sabbath Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sabbath Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sabbath Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sabbath Eyeshadow

Sabbath

Sabbath is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff with a slightly drier texture that could have been more blendable. If I used this with a light hand and more sparingly, I didn’t notice any challenge blending it out, but if I used more of it, then it started to stick unevenly to the skin and look ragged along the edges where I attempted to blend it out. The color wore well for eight hours.

01/02

Kat Von D Ashes Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ashes Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ashes Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ashes Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ashes Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ashes Eyeshadow

Ashes

Ashes is a light-medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones (almost olive to my eye) and greenish-gold sparkle on top of a matte finish. The sparkles combined better with the base than I expected, but it was still more of a matte effect on the lid as only a fraction of the sparkles stayed where I applied the eyeshadow. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was a touch powdery in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Chalice Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Chalice Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Chalice Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Chalice Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Chalice Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Chalice Eyeshadow

Chalice

Chalice is a medium-dark bronze with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, though the texture was on the dusty side, so I recommend using a softer touch to minimize fallout during application. It wore well for eight hours on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Sacred Heart Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sacred Heart Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sacred Heart Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sacred Heart Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sacred Heart Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sacred Heart Eyeshadow

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart is a muted, medium coral-orange with warmer undertones and a satin shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was somewhat buildable, but the dustier, thinner texture made it hard to apply it with intensity without using a good base underneath it. The color lasted for seven hours on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Amen Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Amen Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Amen Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Amen Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Amen Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Amen Eyeshadow

Amen

Amen is a light, yellowed beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a velvety, finely-milled texture that was a bit powdery, so there was a touch of fallout when applied to the eye, but it was controllable and easily blended. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Amen
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Martyr Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Martyr Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Martyr Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Martyr Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Martyr Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Martyr Eyeshadow

Martyr

Martyr is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had good color payoff with a soft, velvety texture that was a smidgen dusty in the pan but applied evenly to the lid and did not sheer out too readily. It wore well for eight hours before fading.

01/02

Kat Von D Devil Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Devil Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Devil Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Devil Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Devil Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Devil Eyeshadow

Devil

Devil is a medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, and the consistency was smooth and velvety without being too soft or too firm in the pan, so it still blendable. The color started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

Devil

01/02

Kat Von D Revelation Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Revelation Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Revelation Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Revelation Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Revelation Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Revelation Eyeshadow

Revelation

Revelation is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, matte finish. There were larger, gold sparkles strewn throughout the eyeshadow, but there were only a handful that actually were visible when applied–they just didn’t bind with the base so they flew away as I blended out the powder. The texture was soft, thin, and a little dusty to the touch, but it blended out without issue on the lid and still had good pigmentation without having to build it up. It lasted for eight hours on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Sanctuary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sanctuary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sanctuary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sanctuary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sanctuary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Sanctuary Eyeshadow

Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a dark taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer with a soft, smooth texture that was a touch powdery in the pan. It took slightly more effort to blend out the edges compared to many shades in the palette, though. On me, it lasted for eight hours.

01/03

Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Heaven Eyeshadow

Heaven

Heaven is a silvery, lavender taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and flecks of micro-sparkle and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a touch more product layered on top. The texture was soft but glittery, so there was more of a textured feel to it in the pan. This shade stayed on well for eight hours and had a bit of fallout over time.

01/02

Kat Von D Crucifix Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Crucifix Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Crucifix Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Crucifix Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Crucifix Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Crucifix Eyeshadow

Crucifix

Crucifix is a deep, red-toned brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, slightly thin, but it remained blendable and easy to work with on the lid. It lasted for eight hours on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Vestment Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Vestment Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Vestment Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Vestment Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Vestment Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Vestment Eyeshadow

Vestment

Vestment is a blackened teal with warmer undertones and a cooler overtone, which gave it a cooler appearance overall. It appeared lighter and brighter in the pan, and I noticed that the shimmer seemed to fade and become more muted after initial application. The texture was soft, fairly dense, but it remained blendable on my lid. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before creasing faintly.

01/02

Kat Von D Ministry Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ministry Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ministry Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ministry Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ministry Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Ministry Eyeshadow

Ministry

Ministry is a deep navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a fairly dense, slightly stiffer texture. Of all the shades in the palette, this one was the “hardest” to use as it was so dense compared to the rest. It worked best as a lid shade, as the edges could look a bit ragged when blended on its own. The eyeshadow stayed on for eight hours before creasing slightly on me.

Ministry

01/02

Kat Von D Exodus Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exodus Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exodus Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exodus Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exodus Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exodus Eyeshadow

Exodus

Exodus is a bright, light-medium chartreuse with warmer, yellow undertones and a sprinkling of gold pearl over a matte finish. The color payoff was nearly opaque, though the texture was on the dustier, thinner side, so it was more prone to sheering out than desired. When I patted and packed it on and used other shades to blend into it, and then went back over with this shade to finish blending, I had no trouble using it. I would recommend using a lightly tacky base with this to minimize fallout and maximize coverage. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Exodus
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Cathedral Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Cathedral Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Cathedral Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Cathedral Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Cathedral Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Cathedral Eyeshadow

Cathedral

Cathedral is a deep, purplish gray with neutral undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a moderately dense consistency that took slightly extra pressure (or a denser/stiffer brush) to work with compared to some of the softer shimmers in the palette, but I would not describe that process as difficult at all. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Rosary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rosary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rosary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rosary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rosary Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Rosary Eyeshadow

Rosary

Rosary is a medium-dark, reddish berry with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the consistency was soft, moderately dense, and easy to blend out on the lid. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Baptism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Baptism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Baptism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Baptism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Baptism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Baptism Eyeshadow

Baptism

Baptism is a bright, cooler pink with a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that was easy to blend and apply to the skin, though it had a tendency to sheer out a bit. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Exorcism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exorcism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exorcism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exorcism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exorcism Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Exorcism Eyeshadow

Exorcism

Exorcism is a deep purple with subtle, cool undertones and faint multi-colored pearl over a matte finish. While there was shimmer to the finish, it was hardly noticeable in practice and looked mostly like a matte finish applied to the eye. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation but applied a lot like Exodus–build it up, pat and pack it on, and go gently when blending the edges to avoid it sheering out. This is another shade that I felt needed a lightly tacky base to perform best. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

01/02

Kat Von D Relic Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Relic Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Relic Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Relic Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Relic Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Relic Eyeshadow

Relic

Relic is a bright, medium gold with strong, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was smooth, almost cream-like, and effortless to blend out. It had opaque coverage that stayed on well for eight and a half hours.

01/02

Kat Von D Stigmata Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Stigmata Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Stigmata Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Stigmata Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Stigmata Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Stigmata Eyeshadow

Stigmata

Stigmata is a rich, coppery red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Thank you so much for the review Christine! I’m really torn about this palette. I want it but at the same time I’m thinking I do not need it. I can see myself having similar shades in my Juvia’s Place palettes but man, is this pretty! I would consider this almost a piece of art, so I would display the palette standing on its own on my vanity. I think I just convinced myself to buy it lol

Yes, no, yes, no…ugh, I can’t decide if I want this!!! I just bought a pair of boots with the money that I was thinking about spending on this palette. (Unlike the dupes I own for many of the shades in this palette, the boots don’t look like anything else in my closet.)

Let’s see if I can talk myself into buying it from a numbers standpoint. There are 12 shades here that I love, all highly rated. That’s about $5.17 per shade. That’s not expensive. And there are a few other shades that I would use, even though I have similar shades in other palettes. Looking at it another way, If I use this palette once a week for one year, the $62 palette will have cost me $1.19 per month. LOL, I believe I’ve just talked myself into buying it!!!

Hard pass this year… This feels like old holiday palettes to me that she has put out. So despite the formula quality being good just don’t need it. lol

Plus at possible $90CAN-ish I’d rather put that towards a Viseart palette.

This was going to be a skip for me and then someone in one of my groups posted a pic from Reddit where a user had rearranged the shades into a horizontal palette. The grouping then seemed to make sense to me. I ended up buying it and was immediately put off when I swatched it and found, like you, most of the shades seemed pretty powdery and dusty! I ended up creating a look with the oranges, a red, and Exodus for the inner corner with the burnt orange liner from UD Basquiat over the weekend. Like you, I found they did ok over a good primer. I love the looks you created with the blue and also the look with the yellow. I’m going to save your post so I can try to recreate them! Thanks as always for your review!

Hmmm, my apprehension was what felt like a lack of cohesion… But it seems true for you, and others, that the cohesiveness appears with use. I like the method I have seen people use where they close one of the doors, it makes me really appreciate the saint side. Great review! Thanks for making it so quick!

There are a few gaps, but it’s not at all lacking cohesion, you know? It wasn’t a big deal to create color combinations even if there were a few transition shades I might have preferred (but those can vary a lot from person to person!).

Oh wow, looks like great quality!! too many shades for me and my gigantic eyeshadow collection, but excited for her next palette if it’s smaller and same quality πŸ™‚

WOW, a purple with an A rating and another berry/purple with a B-. That is impressive. I don’t know about this palette. I have a couple of KVD palettes and I just never seem to use them. It is not that they are bad I just seem to forget about them. I need to pull them out and play with them again. I just bought Desert Dusk and will be using that for the foreseeable future. I always feel when I don’t buy KVD palettes that I have missed out on something spectacular regardless of whether I would use them or not. I feel like I need to make a decision soon as this is likely to sell out and I will have missed out again, LOL.

Yessss!!! I got mine, only swatched on my arms but super happy. Except for 2 shades ( Heavan is dry and the Rose sparkly topper might be fall out city), everything swatched well, and the packaging, is so stunning and unique! Lots of interesting colors/finishes in there. This palette will be treasured!

I really appreciate how thorough you are. I’m sure it takes countless hours and effort to put or such thorough reviews consistently. Thank you so much Christine.

I’ve got to give you a shout-out for being the hardest working and most thorough of beauty bloggers or vlogger out here, Christine! Deep respect gladly given.

As for the palette, it really is beautiful and has pretty good performance. What I am most grateful for is your very in-depth informative Dupe List, as this palette is likely to not be a purchase for me. Very relieved relieved to see that I actually do have most of the dupes necessary to recreate that awesome purple and teal super smokey eye you did! Very complimentary to green or hazel eyes, so of course I have got to give it a whirl!

NT: my thoughts were yours, exactly. One massive work epic perfectly done by Christine. And I was highly surprised at how dupable this is. It looks so original…must be the packaging/layout… Still, Kat nailed some difficult colors, which makes this a great purchase for some. I think the selling point on this one is its versatility. It has totally sfw and wild as you wish. As Ms C shows in her superb looks. Fortunately, I can resist.

I love the colors and the large amount of shadows in this palette! A good buy for the money and unique. I’m tempted but I have too many shadows already, lol. Still may spring for this one.

I really like the palette so far. I’ve created really pretty looks with it. I do have to pull in another palette, like my Sephora Pro Warm, Viseart Dark Mattes, or my ColourPop Yes! Please, for matte brown crease colors to create more work friendly looks. I’m not the biggest fan of using shimmers/satins in the crease but I will if I have to. Would I have loved more crease colors? Yes, but at this point in my makeup collection, it’s not a deal breaker.

I don’t know why, but I find this palette so aesthetically unpleasing I was going to skip right past this review. It just looks so clunky and mishmash I can’t imagine having it and actually using it. Having said that, once I rolled past the shots of the packaging, these shadows are gorgeous and I’m in love with a few of them! Still can’t bring myself to purchase it, but I enjoyed your review. πŸ™‚

I love this palette so much. I’m extremely happy with mine. I think the colors all really do go well together. I’ve been using shades from both sides together when I do looks.

Stigmata, Rosary, and Sanctuary are the only ones that have caught my eye. So, I’ll be looking at the dupes!
I think there could have been a couple of more darker colors, because that black sticks out a lot to me.

I really like KVD shadows. I think they performed well and the quality is good. Now for this palette I think it is beautiful and the packaging is amazing. Kat always take her time of creating beautiful packaging…but the last three holidays palettes.. are very hard to storage in your collection … because the packaging are so bold and big. I will pass on this one because I bought that one for last year.. and I only use it probably twice… I honestly don’t need in my collection. I probably will display on my vanity without reach for it.

Christine keep up the amazing job that you are doing it. πŸ™‚

I am really trying to hold off, but I really want this one! It is the only holiday-ish release that’s calling to me this year. Those swatches are BEAUTIFUL. Heaven, Exodus, and Cathedral are just gorgeous.

Yep, I bought it. It not here yet, but I’m looking forward to it. This might well be the first thing I bought mostly for the packaging (though I’m definitely interested in the shadows — can’t wait to try Immaculate).

Not excited about Absolution or Baptism, since I tend not to use very pale colors, not even in my inner corner or below my brow (Amen is fine, as it’s pretty close to my skin color). Having said that, I intend to do this entire palette justice.

The eye looks are gorgeous– so creative.

I have two questions. Usually, to me, if something requires a sticky base, it might not merit like a B+ for example. I am trying to understand how that factors in– because some of the original Denona palettes have that problem. Also what stick base would you recommend?

I made a recommendation on how make it easier to use, but it was workable without a tacky base. Right here: “When I patted and packed it on and used other shades to blend into it, and then went back over with this shade to finish blending, I had no trouble using it. I would recommend using a lightly tacky base with this to minimize fallout and maximize coverage.”

This is no different than saying that primer would help something be more pigmented, last longer, etc. but doesn’t mean that the product was worthless without – there are always degrees! I did NOT say it was required to use a sticky base – hope that clarifies!

Any cream eyeshadow should work just fine.

Thanks, Christine, that is helpful. Some of the colors that most interest me are similar to ones in the Denona Blue-Purple palette, which I almost never use because I find they fade rather rapidly. (I have dry eyelids.) So I am trying to get clear to avoid making the same mistake twice.

I just ordered myself one of these for my birthday after going back and forth on if I was going to buy it or not considering I had just bought Natasha Denona Lila palette and Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette.It arrived yesterday and it is very beautiful!!The colors in person look much prettier in my opinion than in a picture on Sephora.I haven’t swatched any or tried them out but it is a unique and gorgeous palette.

Would you compare the shadows in this palette at all to the metal matte one? Or the pastel goth palette?
I found the mattes in my metal matte palette to be a little dry but the ones in my pastel goth palette were all lovely. Thank you for all your in-depth reviews!

Doh. Thank you! I keep going back and forth between this and the Anastasia Prism palette. Both seem to have similarities but the differences keep pulling me back and forth. I just feel like this palette is so big I don’t know how often I’d really reach for it and the Prism palette seems to lend a good amount of complimentary looks to the Subculture palette, which I adore.

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