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Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette First Impressions, Looks, Swatches, Review

Today I’m sharing my Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette swatches, looks and first impressions with you. I bought this palette as soon as it launched on Sephora and received the palette yesterday. I’ve had time to play with it a little bit, do a couple of looks, swatch it and fall in love. This palette is broken into two finishes – the KVD signature Metal Crush finish (which I absolutely love), and the KVD matte finish (which I loved in the Shade + Light palette).

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette

Where to Buy
Sephora, Kat Von D Beauty

Price
$60

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette First Impressions, Looks, Swatches, Review

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette First Impressions, Looks, Swatches, Review

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Kat Von D MetalMatte Packaging

The MetalMatte packaging is really cool. It has a gothic flare. Kat Von D drew the name of the palette on the lid in an ambigram – it’s Metal one way and Matte the other way. I LOVE that it has the names of the colors printed underneath each shade! Thank you so much! It’s very sturdy cardboard. It does have a rather large mirror inside. It’s longer than my forearm.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Swatches

For the MetalMatte swatches, the left side of the swatch is on primer. The right side is on bare skin. You can see the line where the tape made the eyeshadow not want to stick to my skin.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Nebula Swatch

Nebula
metallic navy
Beautiful royal blue.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Watt Swatch

Watt
metallic teal
Deep teal green.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Ignite Swatch

Ignite
metallic sea foam
Pretty soft blue green.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Tinsel Swatch

Tinsel
metallic pewter
This one has a glittery finish. It has darker silver and champagne with brighter flecks of silver. this seemed less pigmented than the rest.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Glitz Swatch

Glitz
metallic rose gold
Pale pink with a hint of gold. This seemed less pigmented than the rest. It may also seem that way because it’s so close to my skintone.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Twinkle Swatch

Twinkle
metallic lilac
Lovely light lilac.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Volt Swatch

Volt
metallic violet
Plum with hints of brown.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Synergy Swatch

Synergy
metallic bronze
Brown with hints of copper.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Flash Swatch

Flash
metallic gold
Metallic gold with orange tones.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Linen Swatch
Linen
matte white
Bright matte white.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Jet Swatch

Jet
matte black
Sort of a harder texture and on the sheerer side, but blended easily for me.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Velour Swatch

Velour
matte royal blue
Deep but vibrant blue.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Stone Swatch

Stone
matte cement gray
Very nice texture, deep grey.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Moss Swatch

Moss
matte forest green
Deep green.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Ribbon Swatch

Ribbon
matte deep purple
Deep slightly dusty violet.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Silk Swatch

Silk
matte terra cotta
Midtone dusty mauve pink.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Fringe Swatch

Fringe
matte peach
Light pastel peach.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Feather Swatch

Feather
matte dandelion yellow
Soft buttery yellow.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Oak Swatch

Oak
matte chocolate brown
Brown matte.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Suede Swatch

Suede
matte fawn
Light beige matte.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Bone Swatch

Bone
matte cream
Light cream with a peach undertone.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Velvet Swatch

Velvet
matte deep plum
Deep plum wine.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Looks, First Impressions, Review
L to R – Oak – Feather – Fringe – Suede – Bone – Linen

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Looks, First Impressions, Review

 L to R – Silk – Velvet – Ribbon -Velour – Moss – Stone – Jet

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Looks, First Impressions, Review

L to R – Flash – Synergy – Glitz – Tinsel -Twinkle – Volt – Nebula – Watt – Ignite

 

Kat Von D MetalMatte Value

Inside the Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette getting 9 Metal Crush eyeshadows (.06 oz each) and 13 Matte eyeshadows (.06 oz each) for a whopping 1.32 oz of product. The Metal Crush eyeshadow singles are normally $21 for .10 oz, but a typical full size eyeshadow (like from Urban Decay) is .05 oz, so these are slightly larger than average but not the same size as a Metal Crush single. You’re getting .54 oz worth of Metal Crush eyeshadows

You’re getting .78 oz worth of Matte eyeshadows. When looking at the Shade + Light palette, the mattes are .04 oz for the small pans and .08 for the large pans. The Shade + Light has about .60 oz of product for $46. So you’re getting more product than what’s in the Shade + Light. In my opinion, you’re getting your money’s worth with this palette.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Looks

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I didn’t use a base shade like normal. I used Velour on the hood, outer corner of the eye and outer lower lid. I used Linen to blend out the edge of Velour. I put Nebula at the outer lid and outer lower lid. I put Watt at the middle of the lid and lower lid. I put Ignite at the inner lid and inner lower lid.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette First Impressions, Looks, Swatches, Review Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette First Impressions, Looks, Swatches, Review

I used Bone as my base shade. I put Silk on the hood and outer lid. I put Twinkle on the inner lid and inner v. I used Volt on the lower lid. I used Ribbon to create a wing and then blended it onto the outer v.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette First Impressions, Looks, Swatches, Review

I put these two looks together quickly to test out the colors. I felt like the colors applied without a problem and blended together easily.

First Impressions

As far as the matte shade range is concerned, I’m pretty pleased. You have 5 basic shades – a white, black, cream, brown and beige. Then you have my favorite neutral shade – a grey. You have fun colors with the plum wine, violet, mauve, bright blue and green. You’ve got softer shades like the peach and yellow.

With the Metal Crush formula, you’ve got a lot of fun shades too. The only shade that I didn’t feel was quite up to par was the rose gold, because it’s such a pale pink, though it’s still workable. Tinsel is the only super glittery shade in the entire palette. Ignite and Twinkle are beautiful eye opening shades. Watt and Nebula are pretty amazing too.

Both Bone and Linen made blending out the edges of other colors easy. Even when using the Metal Crush formula with the matte, I didn’t have an issue blending. The Metal Crush shades were easy to blend together.

I really like that MetalMatte gives you have a good mix of cool, warm and neutral tones. If anything, I feel like this palette leans cool toned overall, which is a nice surprise. I’m also thrilled that you only have 1 brown in it, rather than drowning us in a ton of browns. I love the mix of mattes with shimmer, since I prefer to put a shimmery shade on my lid and lower lid, then use mattes on my hood / crease, with a pearly duochrome to highlight.

There are so many color combinations possible with the MetalMatte palette. You can stick to monochromatic looks or mix and match colors. Some combinations are blues with Ignite, Watt, Nebula and Velour. You can go green with Moss, Watt and Ignite. Enjoy pretty purples with Twinkle and Ribbon. Go plum with Velvet and Volt. End up a little burgundy with Silk and Velvet. Try a silver smoky eye with Stone and Tinsel. Do a brown smoky eye with Synergy and Oak. Make a statement with Flash and Suede.

Finally, a palette that strikes the balance between matte and shimmer! I love the mix of colors in the Kat Von D MetalMatte palette. I like the layout and design. So far, I’m really happy with the colors and the way they work for me.

Make sure you check out the best eyeshadow palettes for hooded eyes!

What do you think of the Kat Von D MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette? Is it one you’ll be indulging in?

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24 Comments

  • I received my MM palette this week and the matte shadows aren’t blending well over my primer. Phyrra, which primer do you use? My swatches don’t look as pigmented as yours. I’ve seen some reviews of people saying the mattes were patchy. I cannot imagine there are different palette quality. What’s going on? Any tips? Thanks!

  • WOW Your eyes look gorgeous.
    This is my first time seeing this pallet. It looks like it has everything in it

  • I don’t think a single metal eyeshadow looks appealing, which is a real shame because I like the colors of the mattes (and could use an entire palette of colorful matte crease colors). It isn’t worth it for that price point if I actively dislike half the shades.

  • This has been THE most original palette I have seen so far this year. Instead of lots and lots of random shades in mega boxes, this palette has co-ordinated the shades according to finishes that please everyone. The matte shades are pretty good and the metallic ones are fabulous. I am pretty sure this will be a sell out for Kat Von D.
    I hope Tarte, Too Faced and bareMinerals are looking at this and thinking “Darn, why didn’t we do something like that instead of rehashing our holiday palettes and hoping no one would notice?”

  • The artwork would be enough reason for me to buy it but you sealed the deal for me with these swatches! Great job!

  • I hadn’t really paid much attention to the, but you’re making me rethink it. I love the look of the metallic shades.

  • I’m so glad to see your swatches. I’ve been eager to know what the palette is like. It seems really perfect for you.

  • Sigh. Another beautiful palatte… Between this and the new UD palettes, it’s going to be hard to choose! Thanks for the close ups on the swatches! I wanna see a Bone, Velvet, Flash look ????

  • I do believe I really may have to grab this beauty of a palette up! Thank you so much for putting this review up so quickly!

  • Oh, I wish I didn’t see this! I love that they have both matte and shimmer shadows, and so many gorgeous matte shades that I don’t have!

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