Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/13

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Shade + Light

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette ($46.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows that are categorized into three “quads,” divided between neutral, cool, and warm (supposedly, at least). The formula is described as “blendable and buildable” with “high-pigment, long-wear” that “[delivers] rich color.”

For the majority of the palette, the eyeshadow formula is consistent: very soft, finely-milled to the point where the shades feel smooth and silky, but they can be powdery at times, which means that some shades aren’t fully pigmented or may be prone to sheering out or turning patchy when blended. It’s just the type of consistency that really benefits from a primer, as it creates a smoother canvas for the shades to blend on top of, and I find that it eliminates any blending issues. They wear well on bare skin, and they tended to build well when they weren’t opaque in two to three layers. I think the palette leans warm, though there are a few cooler-toned shades in it (I categorized four as cool, eight as warm).

Shade + Light
Shade + Light
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Laetus Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Laetus Eyeshadow

Laetus

Laetus is described as a “creamy nude.” It’s a light beige with soft, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, finely-milled texture that was a smidgen powdery but sat well on the skin. It wore well for eight hours.

Laetus
Laetus
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Lazarus Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Lazarus Eyeshadow

Lazarus

Lazarus is described as a “cool taupe.” It’s a light-medium, gray-leaning taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a very soft, silky texture that was blendable on the lid and adhered well to bare skin (I wasn’t so sure, but I was impressed when I used it). It started to fade after eight hours.

Lazarus
Lazarus
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Ludwin Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Ludwin Eyeshadow

Ludwin

Ludwin is described as a “peachy bronze.” It’s a muted, light-medium orange with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that blended well but was prone to sheering out. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ludwin
Ludwin
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Samael Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Samael Eyeshadow

Samael

Samael is described as a “dusty fawn.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture on this one was more powdery than other shades, and it had only semi-opaque color coverage. It didn’t layer as well, possibly due to the powdery texture. It lasted for eight hours before fading.

Samael
Samael
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Solas Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Solas Eyeshadow

Solas

Solas is described as an “espresso brown.” It’s reddish, dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly powdery, slightly thinner texture compared to other shades in the palette. I found this one to turn patchy when I worked with it, and it was difficult to really blend it out. It wore well for eight hours.

Solas
Solas
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Lucius Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Lucius Eyeshadow

Lucius

Lucius is described as a “soft beige.” It’s a light beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had great pigmentation with a soft, creamy, and blendable texture that stayed on for eight hours before fading.

Lucius
Lucius
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Saleos Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Saleos Eyeshadow

Saleos

Saleos is described as a “smoky brown.” It’s a muted, dark taupe brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, but thin, consistency that wasn’t as blendable as I expected. The color itself wore well for eight hours.

Saleos
Saleos
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Shax Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Shax Eyeshadow

Shax

Shax is described as a “jet black.” It’s a darkened black with cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency felt silky, but it was dry and a little powdery for me, and in turn, it was harder to blend out. Once on, it stayed in place for eight hours.

Shax
Shax
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Liberatus Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Liberatus Eyeshadow

Liberatus

Liberatus is described as a “pinkish ivory.” It’s a cool-toned white with a hint of beige and a matte finish. It was lightly powdery but managed to adhere decently to bare skin. On my skin tone, it is chalky, but it should work on lighter skin tones better. It lasted for eight hours before fading.

Liberatus
Liberatus
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Succubus Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Succubus Eyeshadow

Succubus

Succubus is described as a “rich rust.” It’s a muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had decent color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was a little powdery and prone to sheering out (it seemed more pigmented initially!). It wore well for eight hours on me.

Succubus
Succubus
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Sytry Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Sytry Eyeshadow

Sytry

Sytry is described as a “chocolate brown.” It’s a dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly powdery, silky consistency that blended fairly well but needs a little extra work. It started to fade after eight hours of wear.

Sytry
Sytry
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

01/02

Kat Von D Latinus Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Latinus Eyeshadow

Latinus

Latinus is described as a “golden bisque.” It’s a yellowed beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation and a really soft, silky texture that was only a tiny bit powdery in the pan, but it didn’t look powdery on the skin. The pearly finish gave it a really luminous look blended out on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Latinus
Latinus
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total