Hey everyone! I’m sorry I have been gone for a while. I’m still trying to find a balance between school, work and my blog. I tend to be able to post more on my Instagram than here so please follow @aclotheslook.
This is my favorite time of year for palettes and sets so I wanted to start this years post with the second edition of my favorite holiday palette from last year the Kat Von D eyeshadow book. They raised their game this year with the packaging, they added a mirror, it is still a thick cardboard, with raised ‘studs’ on the front. It holds 24 shadows and this year they are separated into quads. It still has a thin piece of plastic overlay attached, which I still do not love.
As you can see the quads are in rectangles and laid out for you.
Starting with the left two columns, I will be doing the swatches by quads.
Solar, Nephilim, Platonic, Mandala
Anti-Star, Estrella, Black Star, Starflyer
Moz, Heaven Knows, Smiths, Leather
Now onto the right two columns.
Damned, Division, Depeche, Brass Knuckles
Banshee, Violator, Gothica, Fascination Street
Crosses, Covenant, Craft, Cult
All except two shadows are extremely soft. Gothica hands down is the worst shade in this palette the pigmentation, texture everything. It looks like a beautiful color in the pan but is awful. The other shadow that might need some work is Craft, it is just kind of chunky.
None of these colors are in the previous holiday eyeshadow book, it does not state whether these shades are limited edition or if they’ve been in other palettes. The eyeshadows are smooth and pigmented, I’m excited to create many looks with it. I know they put them in quads but you can mix and match. I only wish that there were not so many light white/cream colors in the palette while they are all different they are very similar.
Do you think you will buy this?