With all the hoopla over facial contouring we can lose site of one of the most important areas to contour during our makeup routine; your eyes. The Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette ($46 US/$55 CAD) is an expertly designed and well thought out compilation of matte and soft satin shades in three groupings. Neutral, Cool, and Warm. The shadows are housed in a very sturdy magnetic closure cardboard palette with raised graphic design.
No matter what your age, having high quality, blendable matte eyeshadows in your collection are a must for effective contouring of the eye. This palette is a real standout. The quality of the shadows is impeccable and the shade offerings are beautiful. Even though I know the importance of matte shadows, and use them daily in my crease, I don’t usually create full looks without glitter or shimmery shades. I do now though! I’m totally addicted to this palette. The looks you can create with it are stunning. The contrast in the shades is perfect for emphasizing and contouring the eyes.
The palette is divided into three quads (neutral, cool, warm). Each one offers a large base shade, a shade for contouring, one for defining, and another for highlighting. It takes all the guesswork out of creating the perfectly contoured eye look.
The formulation of the shadows is creamy, smooth, and highly pigmented. The blend like a dream and are very long lasting even without a primer. An absolute joy to work with. I may have to invest in a second palette for my kit since I know I can turn to this palette with confidence with every client.
The perfect companion to the palette is the new Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush ($29 US/$35 CAD). This dual ended brush has a tapered Shape end for precise eyeshadow application and a domed Light end that allows you to blend the shades without removing pigment. It comes in the coolest coffin shaped hard plastic case to protect the brush.
I highly recommend this palette. The quality, shade selection, and price point are excellent. You may think the palette looks a little boring at first glance but trust me; you need this! Available at Sephora.
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