Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

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

This is part two of our review of the Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 1.20 oz.). Please see part one for an overview of the palette.

Instaglam is a pale pink with a frosted, metallic finish. It had fairly good color payoff and went on smoothly. Dior Constellation (864) #3 (LE) is pinker. MAC Dare to Bare (LE, $21.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Treasures Untold (LE) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE) is pinker. MAC Fresh & Mint #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Invincible Light (LE, $21.00) is similar. bareMinerals Muse (P) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Stupid Autocorrect is a warm, coppery red with a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation and a smooth, even texture. MAC Quartz Fusion (LE, $21.00) is less metallic. MAC Crimson Tryst (LE, $15.00) is darker. L’Oreal Glistening Garnet (P, $7.99) is pinker. See comparison swatches.

Galore is a warm, golden beige with a frosted finish. It had excellent color payoff and a really soft, buttery feel. Guerlain Crazy Paris #2 (LE) is more metallic. Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is less golden. Inglot #395 (P, $6.00) is more beige. See comparison swatches.

Hexagram is an olive brown with warm, brown undertones and a green-ish tint. It had a frosted finish with a soft, buttery texture. It had nice pigmentation. Urban Decay Chase (P, $18.00) is lighter. NARS Paramaribo #2 (LE, $24.00) is darker. Giorgio Armani #6 (P, $33.00) is browner. See comparison swatches.

Smile Now is a soft, light-medium yellow-peach with a pink-peach iridescent sheen. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was a little dry. Guerlain Turandot #1 (LE) doesn’t have the pink sheen. bareMinerals Tres Chic (LE) is more muted. bareMinerals Nirvana (P) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Cry Later is a medium-dark, warm-toned brown with a pearly sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it was a smidgen dry. Disney by Sephora Abu (LE) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $18.00) is less warm-toned. Dior Fairy Golds #5 (LE) is redder. See comparison swatches.

Arcadia is a lavender purple with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation and wasn’t dry or powdery. MAC Tropica (LE, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #54 (LE, $23.00) is a cream product. MAC Light Violet (LE, $32.50) is more sparkly. Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #1 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Wonderland is a deep burgundy with subtle warm undertones and a sparkly finish. It had great color payoff and applied smoothly. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #7 (P) is more matte. Urban Decay Uncut (P, $18.00) is less warm-toned. MAC Rich Core (LE, $21.00) is similar. Chanel Eclosion #4 (P) is warmer. Make Up For Ever #311 (P, $20.00) is a cream product. Bobbi Brown Berry Noir (P, $24.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches.

Queen is a warm brown with a bluish-teal sheen. It had good color payoff and applied smoothly and evenly. MAC Woodsmoke (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC I’ve Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Bukowski is a medium blue with subtle cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation and applied nicely and wasn’t powdery. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #6 (P, $9.99) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Diamond Sky (LE) is darker. Disney by Sephora Blue Lagoon (LE) is more matte. MAC Blue Calm (P, $15.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Peace (P, $18.00) is similar. MAC Freshwater (P, $15.00) is similar.See comparison swatches.

Countess is a light beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was very pigmented, but it was somewhat powdery as the texture was very, very soft. theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Ali Ababwa (LE) is darker. MAC Blanc Type (P, $15.00) is more neutral-toned. L’Oreal Endless Pearl (P, $7.99) is less warm-toned. See comparison swatches.

WTF is a muted, orange-red with a satin finish. It had fairly good color payoff, though the texture was slightly dry. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is more frosted. Urban Decay Gash (DC, $18.00) is darker. MAC Raving Mad (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Saffron (LE, $15.00) is similar. Sugarpill Asylum (P, $12.00) is warmer, redder. See comparison swatches.

Spellbinding
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Instaglam
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Bukowski
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Countess
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
WTF
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Galore
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Hexagram
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Smile Now
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Cry Later
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Arcadia
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Queen
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Instaglam Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Instaglam Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Stupid Autocorrect Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Stupid Autocorrect Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Galore Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Galore Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Hexagram Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Hexagram Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Smile Now Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Smile Now Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Cry Later Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Cry Later Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Arcadia Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Arcadia Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Wonderland Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Wonderland Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Queen Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Queen Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Bukowski Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Bukowski Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Countess Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Countess Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D WTF Eyeshadow

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D WTF 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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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I actually like how different all the shades are! I’d purchase it but I don’t think all of the shades would work with my skintone. It’s so pretty though! Sigh

Don’t feel sad for me Christine! (plays I-will-survive) I like Kat von D’s stuff- she has a wide range of colors. This palette and I just weren’t meant to be. :p

I love the Kat von D palettes!! This looks great too, but the colors all look very similar to ones released in the 3 volumes of the Disney palettes. Christine, would you still recommend this for someone w. a lot of Sephora eye shadow already?

i really love this palette… although i love all of her palettes because i own each of them. i’m SO glad she got rid of the cream shadows and i love having 24 in a palette! although i might transfer these into a z palette sooner or later. when i swatched these on my hand i was scared but i’ve been wearing each “pair” of shadows lately and i’m really happy with them! i have to say though, queen is almost exactly like 2 other shadows she has, one single and one in a palette… and those also seem like blue brown from mac. i swear i have 6-7 various shadows and pigments in that color!

Yeah – it seems like every brand has to do their version of the bluish-teal duochrome brown (MAC Blue Brown, Too Faced Label Whore, etc. etc.!). It’s cool since every brand should have it… except when you have all of them 😉

I ordered this last week. It was supposed to be delivered today but I was at work, so I got to come home to the “we missed you” notice from UPS. I love Kat V D’s eye palettes. I’ve got all of them that have been released since the brand started, even Gypsy! And the Gypsy palette always sells for over $400 on eBay, in fact one recently sold for $510 in the completed listing. Kinda makes we wish I hadn’t touched mine. LOL! Anyways, can’t wait to have this in my hand. Her eyeshadows are a great value and quality.

WHAT! That’s crazy! I mean, if you want it and you have the bucks, no judgment, but I can’t believe any makeup palette going for that much 😉

Agree that is crazy and what the hell comes to mind! Maybe it’s being bought internationally since its only available in the US…but still.

I just don’t think I could charge a fellow beauty lover that much for a palette, seriously. I am far from perfect but that just seems like stealing to me. I mean, I like money as much as the next gal but I also like to be fair and balanced…and this just doesn’t feel that way to me.

The other day I wore Galore on my lid, Bukowski in my outer v, I used Countess as my high light, it looked so pretty together! I have never liked the look of blue eyeshadow on me ever before, and this look just took my breath away!

I thought the shadows were soft intentionally, since the angle was they were to be mixed…. I love it and I haven’t bought a huge palette in a long time. I have several of her 8 color palettes and liked them a lot 🙂

Hey..aren’t these eyeshadows paired so that you can layer them for a different color effect? If so can you show some swatches. They don’t have the pallet where I live and I’m still undecided.

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