Product Review: Kat Von D. Shade & Light Contour Palette

By May 2, 2015Beauty, Makeup, Uncategorized

Hey you, yeah you.
Ever wondered what the [relatively] new Kat Von D contour palette is like?
Do you want to know about it before investing a whopping $55 +tax?! WELL look no further, I’m here to help.
Alright, moving on from my terrible intro skills, let’s get right to it.

I recently purchased this contour palette after much consideration — and persuasion from my favourite Youtubers. It’s my first contour palette. I previously used Mac’s Prep & Prime highlighting stick in “Light Boost” to highlight the major areas of the face, and used Too Faced’s “Chocolate Soleil” matte bronzer to shade. BUT NOW, I’m legit.

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At first glance, the palette looks bulky and has some weight to it because of the large mirror inside. Definitely not travel size. However the product makes up for it’s unappealing packaging. It comes with 6 colours; 3 highlighting and 3 contouring shades. The versatility in the colours allows this palette to work for most skin tones and I find it works well with my olive-y complexion.
The contouring shades offer the option for a light contour, medium contour, or extreme contour to sculpt with the darkest shade. These shades can also be used together to add more depth to your contour. The highlighting shades provide a similar freedom to use the different shades for colour correcting or highlighting different areas. The powders are rich and pigmented, so I found them to be fairly blendable when used sparingly. However, with a full face of foundation, the darkest contouring shades tend to become blotchy and not buildable at all without creating a muddy look. This was only a minor flaw, that can be avoided through proper application, for what I found to be a great product.


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I now use the palettes highlighting shades over top of Mac’s Prep & Prime highlighting stick to set it and ensure it pops and lasts all day. I especially like a highlighted look with a shimmer on the cheekbone to catch the light and give you a eye-catching glow.
These are a couple looks I did using the palette:

Overall, I continue to enjoy this product and use it all the time. I recommend it to anyone looking for an easy-to-use powder contour kit. It is especially useful for those just starting to contour because these shades make it impossible to mess up since you can adjust for your skin-tone. Next, I want purchase a cream contour palette (Laura Mercier I’m looking at you) to compare.

Stay Classy! xx Sylv

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