Review & Swatches: Kat Von D Eye Palettes

Kat Von D Gypsy Palette (3)

When these first came out, I thought it was kinda gimicky and I don’t usually go out and get stuff from brands I don’t know and trust. After hearing about it by roaming throught the beauty blog world, I caved…and my expectations were low, so WOW did I get blown away!

I’ve actually been putting off this review for a long time because when I think about how much I love these, the words escape me, and I’m not sure how to explain myself. Seriously though, these are fantastic shadows. The colors are rich and pigmented. The texture is soft and powdery (in a good way). The color range is really good too, and I really like how Kat Von D has put thought into them. I only got three (or is that all there is?): Beethoven, Ludwig, and Gypsy. Everything from the artwork on the boxes to the beautiful packaging to the names of the colors reflects her perfectly. She paid attention to detail, and I appreciate that. I don’t think she’s one to sit on the sideline and let others come up with stuff for her to just “approve” (though I don’t know this for certain). The names are recognizable – especially if you watch LA Ink, which I do. I’ve watched her since she was on Miami Ink actually. I’m secretly fascinated by tatoos. I don’t have any, and will most likely (never say never) never get one. Part of it is the artistry – I can blend colors, but I can’t draw worth a darn! I admire the talent of tatoo artists!

There were only two things I didn’t like: one was that one cream Brass Knuckles shadow – the texture sucks on that one; and two: Lucifer is the same color in all 3 palettes, but hey with only one bad color in the 3 palette bunch, I’m still happy. :-) I highly recommend these palettes for eyeshadow lovers.

See product photos and swatches!! 

Kat Von D Beethoven Blues Look (2)

Kat Von D Beethoven Blues Look (3)

Kat Von D Beethoven Blues Look (4)

Kat Von D Beethoven Blues Look (5)

Beethoven Palette: Lucifer, Speed Blue, Razor Gray, Tequila, Sinner, Rad Purple, Leather, Galeano

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Beethoven Palette: Lucifer, Speed Blue, Razor Gray, Tequila, Sinner, Rad Purple, Leather, Galeano

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Sinner, Rad Purple, Leather, Galeano

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Lucifer, Speed Blue, Razor Gray, Tequila

Kat Von D Ludwig Bronzes Look (2)

Ludwig Palette: Lucifer, Orbi, Dimebag, Tequila, Clay, Downtown, Baroque, Leather

Kat Von D Ludwig Bronzes Look (3)

Ludwig Palette: Lucifer, Orbi, Dimebag, Tequila, Clay, Downtown, Baroque, Leather

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Ludwig Palette: Lucifer, Orbi, Dimebag, Tequila, Clay, Downtown, Baroque, Leather

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Lucifer, Orbi, Dimebag, Tequila

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Clay, Downtown, Baroque, Leather

Kat Von D Gypsy Palette (2)

Kat Von D Gypsy Palette (4)

Inside the Gypsy palette – isn’t it pretty?!

Kat Von D Gypsy Palette (6)

Kat Von D Gypsy Palette (7)

Kat Von D Gypsy Palette

The Gypsy Palette: Lucifer, Stryker, Frankie, Hawkwind, Brass Knuckles (cream), Birdcage, Ego Sum, Gunner

Kat Von D Gypsy Palette (9)

The Gypsy Palette: Lucifer, Stryker, Frankie, Hawkwind, Brass Knuckles (cream), Birdcage, Ego Sum, Gunner

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The Gypsy Palette: Lucifer, Stryker, Frankie, Hawkwind, Brass Knuckles (cream), Birdcage, Ego Sum, Gunner

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Brass Knuckles (cream), Birdcage, Ego Sum, Gunner

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Lucifer, Stryker, Frankie, Hawkwind

7 Responses to “Review & Swatches: Kat Von D Eye Palettes”

  1. Shamini Says:
    August 1st, 2009 at 5:13 AM

    I actually just recently got my hands on the “Metal Orchestra” palette from Kat Von D, and I found it to be even more gorgeous that I had imagined. Unfortunately I’m not that into blue e/s, so I’m unsure of how much it’ll be used… love looking at it though! And after reading this post I’m sure I’ll be getting the others as well. Gah, I’m hopeless! :D

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    Heather Reply:

    Awesome – I just ordered that one from Sephora and I can’t wait! LOL I know what you mean about feeling hopeless – try the Ludwig palette – it has more neutral colors in it :-)

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  2. dudy Says:
    August 1st, 2009 at 8:06 AM

    very nice!

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    Heather Reply:

    Thanks!

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  3. Monica Says:
    August 1st, 2009 at 9:03 AM

    I love kat vond d palettes, I ‘ve been in NY on june and bought two of them, I cannot find them here in Spain and I’m glad I have them because the colors rocks!

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    Heather Reply:

    Yay! I totally agree! Which ones did you get?

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  4. Margherita Castoe Says:
    March 27th, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Thanks for the great info, I will definitely be back!

    Reply

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