Kat Von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book Review, Photos, Swatches

Kat Von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book
Kat Von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book

Kat Von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book ($55.00 for 1.20 oz.) includes 24 eyeshadows from matte to frost. Perhaps the best way to start this review is to say that the formula used in the palette is inconsistent with previous palette releases from Kat Von D; they feel more powdery, softer, and in general, there’s a cheaper, chalkier quality across the board. Even shades that had better color payoff still had a dryness to them that feels like the eyeshadow has more filler in it than is ideal. These absolutely need a primer to even stand a chance; they just were miserable to use without primer, as they didn’t blend together well, while several shades went on much more muted. Then, of course, there is the issue of Gothica, which is a bit like a slap in the face (eye?), given that it is like loose micro-glitter without any base or binders. Brands should do better, and it’s such a shame when they put out inferior products that make customers question the brand’s reliability going forward. I’d recommend checking out her Chrysalis or Monarch palettes, if you’re determined to snag a Kat Von D palette this holiday season.

For reference, the majority of the eyeshadows wore between six and seven hours, with a few getting closer to eight, but in general, they seemed more prone to fading than other eyeshadows I’ve tried by the brand. Also, I would have probably given zero on quality for Gothica, but our system breaks when I use zero (on the to-fix list), hence the 0.5.

Solar is a light peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a slightly powdery consistency. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nephilim is a warm, golden bronze with a frosted, metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, though the texture had a dryness to it that made it prone to fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Damned is a yellowed beige with a matte finish. It was noticeably powdery with semi-opaque color payoff. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Division is a muted, medium green with a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slight dryness to its texture. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Platonic is a brightened tangerine with a golden shimmer and frosted finish. It had nice color payoff, though the texture was powdery, so it took a few layers to achieve the intensity as seen in the pan on the eye. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mandala is a brightened, medium-dark orange with hints of red and a matte finish. It seemed pigmented, but it also quite powdery, which made it hard to apply with intensity. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Depeche is a warm bronze with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff, but there was that dryness to it that made it prone to fading and harder to use on the skin. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Brass Knuckles is a light-medium, yellow gold with a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was decent, while the texture was sofft and a little powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anti-Star is a cool-toned, frosted white. It was noticeably powdery with semi-opaque color coverage. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estrella is a cool-toned, navy blue with a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Banshee is a cool-toned white with a matte finish. It is powdery, dry, and chalky to work with, while the color payoff seemed to be semi-opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violator is a cool-toned, lavender with a hint of pink and a pearl finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly powdery texture. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Star is a matte black with silver sparkle. It had a dry, powdery consistency that was harder to blend on the lid. The pigmentation was decent, just messy and difficult to use. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starfllyer is a brightened, periwinkle blue with a matte finish. Though it had a lot of pigment, it was so powdery that it didn’t adhere well to the skin and faded faster than most eyeshadows. ) See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gothica appears to be a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish–except it’s more like muted purple sand due to an atrocious texture. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fascination Street is a muted, bluish-purple with a matte finish. It was dry, stiff, and chalky, which made it difficult to blend, while it was semi-sheer for payoff. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moz is a neutral-to-cool-toned beige with a satin finish. It had good color payoff and was only a little powdery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Heaven Knows is a rosy taupe with warm undertones and a satin finish. This shade was ridiculously powedery–touch your brush to the pan, and it’s like poof! See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crosses is a light, warm-toned beige with a matte finish. It was moderately powdery with good color payoff. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Covenant is a muted, medium-dark olive green with warm, khaki undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, but it was powdery and dry. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smiths is a copper bronze with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had nice color payoff with a smooth, buttery consistency–best shade in the palette. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Leather is a medium-dark, yellow-toned brown with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff, but it was fairly powdery and dry. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Craft is a medium-dark green with warm undertones and a sparkly, frosted finish. It was dry, powdery, and prone to fading, while it yielded semi-opaque at best. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cult is a brightened, light-medium green with golden shimmer and warm undertones. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was, again, powdery, which made it hard to apply. I had trouble getting this to blend as well. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
Solar
Solar
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Estrella
Estrella
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Banshee
Banshee
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
Violator
Violator
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Starflyer
Starflyer
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Gothica
Gothica
0.5
Product
1.5
Pigmentation
0.5
Texture
0.5
Longevity
0.5
Application
8%
Total
4.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
53%
Total
Moz
Moz
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
63%
Total
Crosses
Crosses
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Nephilim
Nephilim
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Covenant
Covenant
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
Smiths
Smiths
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Leather
Leather
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Craft
Craft
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
Cult
Cult
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
Damned
Damned
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
Division
Division
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Platonic
Platonic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Mandala
Mandala
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Depeche
Depeche
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Anti-Star
Anti-Star
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Kat Von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book
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Kat Von D Moz Eyeshadow
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Kat Von D Smiths Eyeshadow
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Kat Von D Leather Eyeshadow
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Kat Von D Craft Eyeshadow
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Kat Von D Cult Eyeshadow
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