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!

Some Shade and Light Drama.

This morning I was checking my Instagram feed and I saw that there seems to be an angry Kat Von D post.

Kat Von D Shade and Light
Makeup Revolution duped her Shade and Light palette.

Okay so I can completely understand why she’s mad here. They didn’t even change the name. They kept the same layout as her palette and they weren’t really low key about it in the least. She has every right to be upset and a bit salty about it… however… A lot of high-end companies get duped to make things more affordable for others like teenagers, people who don’t make as much money as they like, etc… also, I just checked on Ulta’s website and the Ultra Contour Light & Shade Palette (Makeup Revolution) is only $15 to a comparable $48. I also noticed that they have multiple chocolate bar-esque palettes up for sale for the same price tag.

I can’t personally weigh in on anything from Makeup Revolution because I don’t own anything. I do love Kat’s Shade and Light Palette and her eyeshadow but I can completely understand the want and desire to obtain her palettes for a lower cost.

Edit: see Kat’s response to her Instagram post right here.