One of my absolute favorite makeup brands is Kat Von D. In my opinion, it’s kind of underrated and deserves much more hype. Thus far, I have not been disappointed with any of my purchases from the line. So I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I realized she released a contour palette. When I saw the post on the Sephora Facebook page about the new Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette, I knew I had to get my grubby little paws on one stat. After harassing the poor Sephora employees about the palette’s arrival, I decided ordering it online might be more efficient. And Violà! Here it is, in all of its glory.
Besides the buttery texture of the powders, my favorite thing about the palette is how accurately the shades mimic shadow and light. The three highlight shades have hues of pink-nude (Lucid), yellow (Lyric), and peach (Levitation). My favorite is Lyric! I’ve never been a huge fan of the bright yellow under-eye highlight and this shade is the perfect alternative. It still has the yellow hue, but it’s more realistic. I like using Lucid on the rest of my T-zone and Levitation underneath my cheek contour.
The contour shades are also amazing. The number one thing I look for in a contour powder is a nice cool tone. Because contours are meant to mimic natural shadows on your face, realistically they would be more grey than brown. I think Sombre embodies this perfectly. Brown shades should be used in places that the sun would naturally hit your face, like your upper forehead. This is where a shade like Shadowplay would come in handy and Subconscious for darker skin tones. The placement of each color really does depend on skin tone though. Deeper skin tones may find it more useful to rearrange the placement of the shades.
Tuesday night, Fonz and I decided to go to the movies. We got there about 20 minutes early so I told him to snap a picture of my face, hoping to get a good shot of my contour application. *Sigh* What we ended up with was a picture of me having a moment with my ice cream. You can kind of see the contour though, right? Hopefully this review was at least slightly helpful. I really have enjoyed the palette thus far and think it would be a good additional to anyone’s collection. If you try it, let me know! I’d love to hear other people’s opinions of it.