Thursday, 13 October 2016

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette Review and Swatches

As you may have read in this post Kat Von D Beauty is now available in the UK online and most recently in the Oxford Street store. Once i knew the launch date online I was stalking the site in order to get in there quicker, in fear of losing out on the products I wanted. Luckily for me I managed to pick up the things that I wanted. The one product that I really wanted needed to get my hands on was the Shade and Light Contour Palette, which I managed to do. Unfortunately once I received it one of the shades in the palette were broken so I was kindly sent a replacement. Hermes have such terrible service.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette
Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette

Since I bought it I have been using it non stop. I absolutely love it. The Shade and Light Contour Palette is made from cardboard which feels quite light but a little flimsy with a magnetic closure. Through previous experience with my first palette being smashed I wouldn't trust to take this with me while travelling in fear of it doing the same thing so it's staying firmly within my makeup drawers. On the back of the packaging are the shade names but sadly they are not shown on the inside. It also comes with a guide to help you if you're perhaps new to contouring and unsure of what to use the shades for and where to apply them.

Within the palette is a lovely sized mirror with six matte shades, three highlight shades and three contour shades. The highlight powders are unfortunately half the size of the contour powders as they are 2.3g compared to the contour powders which are 4.5g. The highlight shades are Lucid(light pinkish-beige), Lyric(yellow beige) and Levitation(light peach). The contour shades are Sombre(medium taupe), Shadowplay(medium brown with warm undertones) and Subconscious(deep brown). All of the highlight and contour shades are paired up to suit those with cool, neutral and warm undertones which I love, although I quite like mixing it up sometimes.

The formula is finely milled so it does kick up a bit of powder when it comes into contact with a brush. However they are so pigmented and feel so soft and silky to the touch which I love. The great thing is that the shades don't differ in pigmentation or how they feel so they are all of the same quality. 

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette Swatches
 Top to Bottom; Lucid, Lyric, Levitation, Sombre, Shadowplay, Subconscious

As mentioned the contour and highlight shades are paired with each other to suit different skin tones. The shades that I tend to use more than most are Lucid and Sombre which are cool toned and absolutely perfect for me. The ashy tone to the Sombre contour shade adds a nice, soft depth to my face whilst Lucid is great to apply underneath and above my contour to make it stand out more. Although they are my favourite shades to use I find that the others work with my skin tone just as well. All of them are really suitable for every skin tone.

I have so many contour kits in my collection but the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette totally tops them all. It is a liiitle bit pricey at £36 but it's most definitely worth it. You can now purchase it here from Debenhams.


Have you tried the Shade and Light Contour Palette? What are your thoughts?

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