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Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette for Fall 2017

Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette for Fall 2017
Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette for Fall 2017

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Kat Von D revolutionized the art of contouring once again with the Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette—a unique way to contour with not only shadow and light, but eye-catching dimension.

Experience the same neutral tones from the original bestselling Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette reimagined in four wearable finishes that build in intensity. Organized into neutral, cool, and warm-toned quads, this palette features shimmering satin base shades, pearlized metallic contour hues, and reflective glitter tones. Define shades and special effect glimmer top coats—bringing light-catching dimension to any look.

Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette allows you to seamlessly build a look within the palette by layering different levels of dimension to achieve eye-opening effects, or pair glimmer shades with the original matte eye contour palette for endless possibilities. Each velvety powder is blendable and buildable, and features Kat Von D’s signature high-performance, long-wear eyeshadow formula—for glimmering looks that shift and sparkle with every movement.

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Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette, $49.00 (New, Limited Edition)

  • Porcelain Satin nude
  • Dusk Satin taupe
  • Dune Satin peach
  • Copper Metallic fawn
  • Cinder Metallic chestnut
  • Rust Metallic rust
  • Bronze Espresso with gold glitter
  • Onyx Jet black with silver glitter
  • Jasper Chocolate with gold glitter
  • Sterling White gold special effect glimmer
  • Glacier Platinum special effect glimmer
  • Quartz Rose gold special effect glimmer

Glimmer Effect Eye Brush, $24.00 (New, Permanent)

Unleash your boldest glimmer eye looks with one effortless sweep of a brush. This brush design features fluffy, medium density bristles to effectively pickup and apply the three Special Effect Glimmer Topcoat shades from the Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette: Sterling, Glacier, and Quartz. The fluffy density of the brush optimizes the dispersion of glitter on the eye for maximum glimmer and minimum fallout in one easy, even application. Although it’s designed to be used with the Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette, the #50 Glimmer Effect Eye Brush is perfect for any pressed or loose glitters.


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Mariella Avatar

Trying to resist this one though I can see some of the shades I love from the original Shade+Light made even more appealing by the addition of a bit of shininess! I’ll be keen to see how these perform and if there is a fallout nightmare with any of them. Will you be reviewing this one, do you think?

Aditi Avatar

I’m not sure how I feel about this palette. I have the matte version, and it’s a staple, but I wish she’d stuck to satin and metallic finishes. The glitter shades and the ‘special topcoat’ shades sound more gimmicky than anything. And I’m pretty sure I have most of these shades in my collection anyway… I guess I just made up my own mind! 😀

Mariella Avatar

Agona, I’ve never been a fan of red/orange shadows because on me, it looks like I’ve got an eye infection of some sort. And what’s funny is that I’ve been having a bad reaction to something lately, and I have had one very red eyelid which just confirms that red lids isn’t a look that works for me. But at least my eye look (I’ve been avoiding anything on my eyes til this goes away) is “on trend” (yeesh, I dislike that term almost as much as dislike the red eyeshadow trend!)

Muniav Avatar

Mariella, I’m allergic to something in a lot of metallic coppery shades like MAC Coppering, and many others. My eyelids swell and when the swelling subsides, I have horrible flakiness for over a week.

Mariella Avatar

This has never happened to me before a few weeks ago and it’s only on my one eye, which is so odd (what I put on my left eye, I also put on the right). I think I’ve narrowed it down to what was a wonderful eye serum from Jouviance (a Canadian company) which I’d used on and off for months and months with no problems at all. The real kicker is that it was doing a really amazing job of lifting my hooded eye. I’m going to wait til this is totally cleared up for several weeks and then give it a try one more time and see….but, sheesh, why couldn’t it be some cheap eye makeup remover or something?

Stephanie Avatar

Sorry to hear you’ve had a reaction. Which Jouviance eye serum? I love their products and could use a replacement for my Lise Watier Sublimessence eye ($74 for 15ml is a bit steep).

Mariella Avatar

Not as sorry as I am!!! It’s their fairly new one – a clear serum – not their original one, with which I have no problem. The “questionable” one is the Restructiv FocusFX Eye Serum. As I said, I loved it and it really was making a difference but now….I have the feeling this really is the culprit.

Deborah S. Avatar

Mariella, where do you purchase the Jouviance products? Are they available in stores in Canada? I am planning a trip to Canada next week and if they were available in store I would love to try the eye serum. I am always looking for ways to treat my very hooded eyes. Thank you.

Mariella Avatar

Deborah, so far as I know, they are exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart and those stores are everywhere. The Jouviance products are often on sale and they share shelf space with products like Nuxe, La Roche Posay, Avene, etc. (rather than with the more international high end cosmetics like Lancome, Shiseido, Lise Watier, Smashbox). But the cosmetics ladies can help you find them.

LindaP Avatar

I’ve said this here before (not that it makes me any friends 🙂 ), but anyone and everyone looks like they have an eye infection wearing red, orange, or pink. Sorry, but that’s just how I see it. Those colors, IMHO, are NOT made for around the eye. The only time they are found there is when one is, in fact, sick or infected. Somehow marketing made that seem desirable? Stumps me.

The other day, truly, I did a double take in a store. I thought the young woman was hurting big time. Nope. Pink and orange eye shadow. May that be a color trend that dies and goes the way of 1970s blue.

kjh Avatar

Check out carmine. (And the origin of the non-synthetic….) That could be it. Lots of readers have commented on carmine allergies. And just bec you have an eye reaction does not necessarily mean you will have a problem with carmine in lipstick. But it could develop, as allergies can tend to generalize….or eventually go away completely. No fun at all.

Agona Avatar

That sounds scary! But I’ve heard of this before, even if food products with red coloring. I’m sorry–that doesn’t sound fun at all!

Dominique Avatar

I just ordered this before I wrote this.I think it will pair nicely with the original Shade and Light so I will get more use out of all the shades in it.Im really surprised the palette is in stock on the Sephora website and the eyeshadow brush is sold out.

Mariella Avatar

So, I just got in from Sephora and saw this palette and is it EVER pretty. The 2 brown/bronze shades are SO beautiful; one of them (more toward the left side) is also very smooth but the one more toward the right feels grittier. Both are gorgeous shades but seriously glittery (the right side one seems more fallout prone too). I had to give my head a serious shake to stop myself from grabbing it because I honestly think that having both Monarch and Shade+Light I can sort of replicate this (though who knows – I may still break down and get it but it’s truly not a practical purchase for me…it’s just that it’s shiny and pretty and I’m a weak-willed magpie).

Christina Avatar

I just got back from Sephora too and have to say I was so disappointed in the swatches. I even called ahead so they were holding one behind the counter for me but after swatching this is a pass. I think two of the top shades don’t come off and shimmering and some of the bottom shades are straight up chunky or patchy. They reminded me of poorer Too Faced shadows. I was really looking forward to it. I think everyone should swatch for themselves before purchasing. Also if you already have the Lorac Mega Pro 3, you have all the same shades in better quality. Anyway I’m bummed because I love Kat Von D shadows but this seems gimmicky to me and not good after all. I also did the Sephora head shake reality check and am proud to pass on things I don’t need that are not good because of the impulse of missing out. Enough is enough!

Mariella Avatar

Christina, let’s try to keep one another strong! I only swatched those 2 shades I mentioned (I was there for other stuff and I was in a hurry) so can’t comment on the others but in some ways, this reminds me of the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself palette which I have but which, to be honest, pretty as it is and as big a fan of shimmer and sheen as I am, it’s not one I can use on its own – it is (and it shocks me that I’m writing this) TOO MUCH GLITTER! Same with this KvD palette. I can’t help wishing that the original Shade+Light palette had a couple of these shades in it because I do love shimmer and an all matte palette isn’t ideal for me either – it leaves me having to reach for something pearly/shimmery for my lids or inner corners.

Christina Avatar

Stay strong! If you have an itch to get an outstanding shimmering pallete another option to get yourself is the Make Up For Ever #1 Artist Palette (Nudes You Need)! It is amazing and totally worth every penny. Truly a workhorse staple. In fact probably has lots of dupes also. I bought it when it came out because Temptalia gave it a 97% rating!
That was two years ago and it stands the test of time. It lives in my top makeup drawer. Gorgeous shades that are buttery and creamy and perfect for the out the door one and done finger swipe, or for adding to your favorite mattes. I like mixing it with either of the Tartelette palettes or my Naked Basics.
I’m still really bummed about the KVD pallete because I am a big fan. I have the Ladybird, Saint, Monarch, Chrysalis, Innerstellar (my favorite) and the original Shade and Light, the Metal Matte AND the Mi Vida Loca and I love them all. I also have all the Metallic singles. I just saw Musings of a Muse gave this a high rating, but it’s just not for me. It reminds me of the shades in the Star Studded palette which I just decluttered.
I think we can stay strong! Shop your stash girl or spend on hard earned money on something of high quality that isn’t limited edition. You can do it!

Mariella Avatar

TOO LATE, Support Sister – I got the MUFE Nudes You Need the moment it was released! I’ve only got 2 KvD palettes and 3 Tarte ones but Nudes You Need – I was on the phone to Sephora almost every day til it came in and then made a bee-line to the store as soon as it arrived! I have to say, with regard to that one, that it’s lovely too but with that one, as with the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself, I wish there were one or 2 mattes in place of some of the shimmers that are similar in both colour and texture.

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