Kat Von D released a Shade & Light Contour kit earlier this month. This palette costs $46 and is sold exclusively at Sephora.
This palette also comes with a small brochure of how to use the products.
The packaging of the contour kit is much like her last few eyeshadow palettes. Cardboard, with a large mirror.
So this palette includes, three highlight shades (the top row at .08oz), and three deeper shades (the bottom row at .16 oz).
As you can see this palette is set up in duos (top and bottom)
Top Row: Lucid, Lyric, Levitation
Bottom Row: Sombre, Shadowplay, Subconscious
From Right to Left: 1st duo: Lucid, Sombre 2cd duo: Lyric, Shadowplay 3rd duo: Levitation, Subconscious
These face products are very smooth and silky, they can also be powdery when applied with the Nars Ita brush I got a lot of kick up of powder. When using the Real Technique brushes I received barely any kick up of powder.
I am a Mac NC 25 or Nars Punjab, I am able to use all of these colors easily on my skin. If you’re fair you may not be able to use Subconscious unless it is with a very light hand.
A lot of people are comparing this to Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit so I thought I would add a little compare and contrast to it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette is 6 products at .11oz for $40.
This is the original Anastasia Beverly Hills palette the colors are as followed: Top Row: Vanilla, Banana, Sand Bottom Row: Java, Fawn, Havana
1. Kat Von D – Lucid, 2. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Vanilla, 3. Kat Von D – Lyric, 4. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Banana, 5. Kat Von D- Levitation, 6. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Sand.
1. Kat Von D – Sombre, 2. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Java, 3. Kat Von D – Shadowplay, 4. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Fawn, 5. Kat Von D – Subconscious, 6. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Havana
So do you need both? Honestly, no you can pick which one you like better and will fit your skin tone. Personally I like Kat Von D better than the Anastasia palette I find my brushes fit better into the pans and it blends seamlessly.