Friday, February 6, 2015

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette & Contour Brush: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
New from Kat Von D is a six shade contour palette called the Shade + Light Contour Palette ($55 CAD). Designed for customized and easy contouring at home with the Shade + Light Contour Brush ($43 CAD), the kit has three highlight shades and three contouring shades. To see some swatches of the kit, click.......
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette ($55 CAD)
Packaging:
The contour palette comes in a rectangular cardboard compact much like the previous Kat Von D shadow palettes. The lid is embossed with beautiful typography that says "Shade Light". The highlights are 2.3g each and the contour shades are 4.5g each. There is a large mirror under the lid for on the go application.
Shade + Light Contour Palette
Included with the palette is a very detailed tutorial card with tips from Kat Von D that shows how to contour using the palette.
Shade + Light Contour Palette
Formulation:
All six shades are delightfully matte, which is how I personally prefer my contouring and highlight shades. There is a good variation of colors for both warm and cool skin tones so this is a great palette for makeup artists and serious makeup enthusiasts.
The powders are nice, smooth, creamy, and silky but not overly pigmented which makes them easy to work with.
Lucid: Cool pink nude
Lyric: Pale nude subtle yellow tones
Levitation: Soft peachy nude
Shade + Light Highlight Shades
Sombre: Smoky pale taupe
Shadowplay: Soft caramel brown
Subconscious: Dark cool tone brown
Shade + Light Contour Shades
Shade + Light Contour Brush & Case
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush & Case ($43 CAD):
Packaging:
This brush is truly beautiful! Made with soft synthetic bristles, this duo ended brush comes in a fancy storage case. The tapered dome shaped end is densely packed and it's designed to apply the highlighters with. The angled brush is designed for precise application of the contouring shades.
Shade + Light Contour Brush & Case
Shade + Light Contour Brush: Tapered End for Highlight Application
Shade + Light Contour Brush: Angled End for Contouring
Overall:
Another palette from Kat Von D that does not disappoint! All these matte shades are so creamy and smooth, perfect for blending. The brush is super high-quality and luxurious, not a must have but certainly nice to have!

Availability:
Kat Von D is available online and in stores at Sephora.
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