Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette Review and Swatches

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present to you: the best nude palette (in the world)!

Shortly after the Kat Von D Shade + Light face palette was released, we got glimpses of another version, for your eyes. I basically squealed with excitement when I saw the previews, and counted down the days until its launch! Naturally, I ran out and picked it up the day it went on sale. It was love at first sight.

This gorgeous palette is marketed specifically for eye contouring, with 12 matte shades divided into three quads in neutral, cool, and warm tones. It is also cruelty free, and available exclusively from Sephora for $46.

The front of the palette is designed with beautiful embossed letters and gold detailing; the back outlines the pan placement, with each of the shade names.

Open up and we are greeted with a large, beautiful mirror with more gold detailing. 

Each quad comes with one .08 oz (2.3g) base shade, and three .04 oz (1.1g) shades for contouring, defining, and highlighting. The three quads from left to right are: neutral, cool, and warm.

Neutral Quad 

Laetus is a pale, creamy nude.

Samael is a light "fawn" brown.

Solas is a walnut brown.

Lucius is a soft beige.

Cool Quad

Lazarus is a light taupe.

Saleos is a rich, smokey brown.

Shax is a pitch black.

Liberatus is a cool ivory.

Warm Quad

Ludwin is a muted peach.

Succubus is a rusty copper red.

Sytry is a chocolatey brown.

Latinus is a light champagne.


I've been using this palette daily for several months, and it has quickly become my holy grail. Do I think this is a must have? Definitely, especially you like playing around with nude mattes and/or incorporating them into your looks! Whether you're going for an everyday look, a sultry smokey eye, or anything in between... this is it! Every shade is soft, finely milled, pigmented, and blends beautifully. I also think that this palette is fairly priced at $46 for .60 oz of product. Bonus: it comes with an insert that shows you how to achieve different effects with each quad!

Basically, I love everything about it; well done, Kat Von D!


  1. Kat Von D is simply amazing. I spent all last night thinking of her next product to buy, and you have now convinced me to buy this! Can't wait!

  2. You should do a several makeup looks (day, night, etc) with this pallette for us to see!

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