Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Palette | Review and Look

I am sure you all know about the original Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Palette. It is an all Matte palette separated into 4 quads. It is fantastic and has became a favorite amongst the beauty community.

But, did you know that Kat came out with a Shimmer version? Because I didn’t until I say it in Sephora. It is essentially a shimmery sister to the OG Palette.

Visually, shade layout and packaging wise, this Palette is very appealing to me. The packaging is a hard plastic, and you get a fantastic mirror. The design of the palette is simple yet beautiful, in true KVD still. The shades are displayed in a very cohesive manor, which makes the palette easier to navigate.

Let’s look at some swatches!

Quad one

  • Porcelain A staple Matte Cream Shade. The only Matte in the Palette
  • Copper when swatched appears as a shimmery Gold.
  • Bronze a bronze shade. More powdery then the last larger glitter chunks.
  • Sterling a sheer glitter cream shade with Silver glitter. Seems like more of a shadow topper.

I enjoy the first two shades in this quad. The other two I find hard to work with.

Quad Two

  • Dusk a light shimmery neutral brown.
  • Cinder a neutral brown Shimmer, green under tone.
  • Onyx a black with chunky glitter. I found this shade very dry.
  • Glacier a white glitter shade. Another one that seems to be more like a shadow topper.

Again, I only like two of the four.

Quad Three

  • Dune shimmery light orange shade
  • Rust a shimmery orange-red
  • Jasper shimmery light warm toned brown. Chunky glitter.
  • Quartz a very light orange with chunky glitter. Again, appears to be more like an eye topper.

I bet you can guess that I only like two of the four shades in this quad as well.

The Look

  • I primed my eyes with the NYX Glitter Primer to stop a foreseeable disaster, and set it with Porcelain. Porcelain is also the shade I used to blend out harsh lines.
  • For my transition and blending I pulled in the lightest brown in the KVD OG shade + Light Eye Palette. This is the only time I dip into other palettes.
  • I tried to deepen up the crease with Dusk.
  • I placed Cinder on my outer corner and blended it into the outer crease ever so slightly.
  • For my lid, I placed Dune all over it.

  • For my lower lash line, I lined it with a black liner. Then applied Cinder as close to the lash line as possible.
  • Blended that out with dusk.
  • Then I blended that out with porcelain.
  • Lastly, I popped Glacier in my inner corner.

Over all thoughts

For $49 you get 12 shades. 6 of which I dislike. The other 6 I really enjoy. The 6 shades I did not like were hard to blend, due to how powdery they are. I also found that the ones that were reminiscent of eye toppers were hard to build (and blend), because they have such a slick almost cream like texture.

I love KVD and I hate to say it, but if I could find the box to this Palette I would return it. For almost $50, technically over $50 after tax, I want much more than half the shades to work. I think the concept of the palette was great, but I find that it is really unnecessary and not worth the price.

🐝🐝 out of five bumble bees. The packaging and the shades I liked earned it the two bees.

Have you tried this Palette? What are your thoughts? Comment below!

Thank you for reading 💜

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