Monday, 3 August 2015

Sephora Exclusive Brands Showcase | Part 3 | Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette

Hello Beauties!

Part three of my Sephora Australia Exclusive Brands event coming at you today!

The much anticipated Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette has just hit the shelves of Sephora Australia! This palette was included in my goody bag from the event, and I have some swatches to share with you today!

There has certainly been a lot of hype in the beauty world around the Kat Von D Shade & Light palettes, with many beauty bloggers and vloggers singing their praises. I do not own the Shade & Light Contour Face palette, however I have been thoroughly enjoying playing with this one!

The Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye palette has been designed as a universal, matte eyeshadow palette consisting of three quads of eyeshadow shades to suit all skin tones. Divided up into Neutral, Cool and Warm colour families, each of the quads contain a Base, Contour, Define, and a Highlight shade. The palette includes a brochure with some pictorials and suggestions regarding placement of the shadows to either Define, Lift, or Balance your eye shape. Of course, the beauty of makeup is that there are no rules, so you can certainly mix things up and experiment with different combinations.

Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette

Top - laetus
From Left - samael, solas, lucius. 
From Left - leatus, samael, solas, lucius.

Top - lazarus
From Left - saleos, shax, liberatus.
From Left - lazarus, saleos, shax, liberatus.

Top - ludwig
From Left - succubus, sytry, latinus.
From Left - ludwin, succubus, sytry, latinus.

I have mentioned previously, on several occasions, that I am not a makeup artist by any stretch of the imagination. Colour choice, placement, and blending are all things I am constantly practicing, and more often than not I fail... but I keep trying!! 
Having said that, I think this palette is just beautiful, and I am really enjoying it. There are no surprises with these eyeshadows... what you see in the pan is what will translate to your skin. Beautiful colour pay-off. Whilst all of the shadows are said to be matte, I feel that the three highlight shades have a satin/matte finish...they just leave the slightest sheen on the skin, which I think looks beautiful. They are soft, and will kick up a little with your brush.

I am a big fan of using the deeper eyeshadow shades to define my upper lash line instead of having to reach for a pencil liner, and all three of the Define shades in the palette are rich and pigmented.
For a quick, everyday eye look, I like to use lazarus ( Cool Quad base shade ) all over my lid and blended up into the crease, shax  ( gorgeous black ), pressed into the upper lash line, and then tap a little bit of latinus ( highlight shade ) in the centre of my lid to brighten. A good coat of mascara ( or six ), on my pathetically blonde lashes finishes the look. 

If you are in the market for a neutral eyeshadow palette, I can warmly recommend the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour palette. If you are not in need of another neutral eyeshadow palette, but simply love neutral eyeshadows (wink wink), I am sure you will love this as much as I do...

You can find out more about Kat Von D here.

The Shade & Light Eye Contour palette retails for $65.00 AUD and
$46.00 USD.  In view of the current dollar value, and exchange rate, us Aussies are only paying just under $2.00 more than our US sisters. Not bad I'd say!!

Do you have any Kat Von D favourites? Do leave a comment below, I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xo


  1. I'm sold. Welcoming this post right into my wishlist bookmark folder as we speak LOL! This look so so so good, they look so smooth and pigmented! Great post lovely :)

    Katina |

  2. Love the look of this palette! the colours are gorgeous. I wish they would hurry up and build a Sephora over here in QLD haha. I am yet to try anything from Kat Von D, Great Review Lou!

    Nicole xo |

  3. I have a Kat Von D liquid lipstick and I loooove it. When I did my friend's makeup I used her Kat Von D shade and light palette to do some contouring on her and it looked really great. Now we just need Sephora to come to NZ...or I need to make a trip to Aussie!


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