Straight From Instagram! A New Kat Von D Product!

Hi friends! Kat Von D announced easier today that sometime in July her Shade and Light Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette will be released! Here is a quick photo from KatVonDBeauty and their Instagram page!


Kat Von D Shade and Light Eyeshadow Palette Swatches!

Hi everybody! I hope that your weekend was great! The weather was a bit grim here but nothing too unbearable. Today I’m reviewing another Kat Von D eyeshadow palette. Her bestseller, the Shade and Light. This palette is heavily duplicated so I took pictures of the box and will go through how to spot a take one! I bought this off of her site for $48. The fakes are usually on third party retailers for $26 and lower. The pictures are an authentic palette.

Here is the front of the box. It has very nice lettering that has a highlight of color. The letters are embossed on the actual palette. On the fakes they are flat and lack shine.
Here is the back of the box. It has the names and all the shades on the back.
Here is the look page. As you can see this palette has three different looks with four shades in each look. There is a Cool look, Neutral look and Warm look. I’m not sure if the fakes come with these but make sure that yours has one. These looks show you how to balance, define and lift your eyes.
Here is the palette taken out of the box. It is a hard plastic and the Shade and Light lettering is raised and crafted nicely. The smaller lettering is gold and shimmery.
The back of the palette is matte with gold lettering and design. There is a serial number that is stamped black on the left side. I have a close-up for you all for comparison.
Here’s the serial number! I tried to make the light hit it as much as possible. Please make sure your serial code matches this for an authentic palette!
Here’s the inside of the palette. There is a nice mirror with a decent design around it. The logo is printed on top of the mirror and not just a blank rectangle.
Here is a quick shot of the shades and their names. Please note how the shadows look full and not sunken into the pans. The shadows are sunk and the pans don’t look as full.

I have the swatches for you for this palette. I did them in order of the looks the come in so there will be three sets of four. 

Here are the shades in the neutral look. If you follow the look page, it goes through step by step and what shades to use are your base, contour, definition and highlight. As you can tell, the shades are decently pigmented even the pale white shades.
These are the shades for the Cool look. This is used to lift the eyes to make them look longer and bigger. I like to do this with my looks normally and I love darker looks so this quad is my favorite.
This is the last look in this palette. The Warm look. This one is used to create the illusion of making your eyes closer or farther apart. Succubus is a very nice brick red shade. Here is a look at how pigmented these shades are and a reminder is that the duplicates from third party sellers wear off quickly, are chalky, and not pigmented.

This post should have everything you need to know to make sure that your is authentic or if you are looking to buy. Please make sure that you know all the things to look for!

LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs Contour Palette Swatches!

Hey everybody! Today I decided to swatch and review my favorite Contour book ever. The LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs Contour Palette! This is a beautiful palette with an awesome mix of highlight, blushes, bronzer and gray toned contour shades. The palette is  $74 originally which sounds like a lot but you get 12 pans. When you apply math to it, that means that each pan is about  $6 each which is a steal. The really nice thing about is if you run out of your favorite shades, you can purchase them individually off of their website and they magnetize right into the palette. Let’s check out the packaging!

I love the packaging of this palette! It has this great Necronomicon feel to it! The eye is such a great and creepy touch!
The back of the palette shows the ingredients and all the names of the shades. It would take a while to name all of them but I did in my swatches and numbered the shades on the swatches and the inside preview.
As you can definitely see, there’s something in here for everybody especially pale skin. My favorite shades are Medium Cool #7, Pink #11 and a mix of Light Brown #6 and a bit of Brown #9. I did label these by number to match up to the swatches below.

Here are the swatches!

Here are shades #1-#6. These are your lighter shades and the subtle highlight shades. These all blend together very nicely and are very creamy.
Here are shades #7-#12. These are your darker bronzer, contour and blushes. The blushes are beautiful and you can mix them. Dark Brown #12 is very dark so be careful 🙂 the cool contour shades are awesome to use instead of bronzer to add depth and shadow.

Something else that I forgot to add about this palette is that you can also use it for eyeshadows and it is cruelty-free and vegan! Yay!!!