This summer, Kat Von D goes all matte with her newest palette, the Kat Von D Ladybird True Romance Eyeshadow Palette ($36 USD / $43 CAD). The palette consists of eight earthy, matte eyeshadows as well as a mini Autograph Pencil in a rich, deep brown shade.
I’ve been a fan of Kat Von D’s True Romance eyeshadow range for a while, mainly because I find that the quality is pretty consistent but also I find some of the most unique shades in her palettes. While neutrals will never go out of style, it’s not always easy to find unique ones that fire up new inspiration and looks. This palette does that, all in a gorgeous compact designed by the tattoo artist herself.
The shades include…
- Für Elise: Deep, red wine
- Vespertine: Pale, nude beige
- Renholdër: Mid-tone taupe
- Siouxsie-Sioux: Deep, charcoal grey
- Unrequited: Light, warm beige
- Harlow: Light, neutral brown
- Wölf: Deep, warm brown
- Cleopatra: Rusty, mid-tone orange
- Immortal Love: Deep, chocolate brown (Eyeliner)
The palette feels like it is spring-loaded; once you open it, it springs flat with the lid of the compact forcefully staying open all the way. I find this a little annoying, but I guess that would be personal preference. Each eyeshadow has a good amount of product and they all have a buttery smooth texture- which is really nice to see in an all-matte eyeshadow palette.
The pigmentation is a bit varied though, with some shades being much more opaque than others… however they all build quite nicely. They blend together beautifully and I found they had great staying power all on their own. The range of shades include neutrals; warm and cool tones, light and dark shades, common and unique colours too. The versatility in this palette is quite awesome… it has the ability to create soft, subtle daytime looks and deep, smokey looks too.
The eyeliner is nice; not anything life-changing, but quite comparable to the popular Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils… it has a smooth texture that glides on nicely without any tugging, and sets down to stay put all day without smudging, fading or migrating. The color is nice and rich, and is deep enough to define the lash line as an alternative to black.
$36 USD / $43 CAD
- Amount: 8 x 0.05oz / 1 x 0.028oz
- Value: $84 USD per oz / $100 CAD per oz
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Mica, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Squalane, Silica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Trimyristin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Camine (Ci 74570), May Contain +/-: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Manganes Violet (Ci 77742).
Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarine (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Cyclopentasiloxane, C11-12 Isoparaffin, Paraffin, Polybutene, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopherol, Ascorbylpalmitate, Phenoxyethanol.