Recently Kat Von D Beauty sent me the Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye palette. It’s an all-shimmer companion palette to the original Shade + Light Eye palette, which is all matte. The Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye palette is 100% vegan.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette
Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette Swatches
All eyeshadows swatched on Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Left Side – Neutral
Porcelain is a light creamy satin base shade.
Copper is a brown metallic contour shade.
espresso with gold glitter
Bronze is a super sparkly brown with gold glitter define shade. Very crumbly in the pan.
white gold special effects glimmer
Sterling is a white with gold shift, super sparkly topcoat.
Middle – Cool
Dusk is a light cool taupe satin base shade.
Cinder is a deep bronzey taupe metallic contour shade.
jet black with silver glitter
Onyx is a black sparkly glittery define shade.
platinum special effect glimmer
Glacier is a silvery white super sparkly topcoat.
Right – Warm
Dune is a light peach satin base shade.
Rust is a copper metallic contour shade.
chocolate with gold glitter
Jasper is a chocolate brown with gold glitter define shade.
rose gold special effect glimmer
Quartz is a light peach super sparkly topcoat shade.
Top Row – Rust – Dune – Onyx – Dusk – Copper – Porcelain
Bottom Row – Jasper – Quartz – Glacier – Cinder – Bronze – Sterling
Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette Review
I love that the Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette has updated packaging from the original. It feels very sturdy. I dislike that the new palette does not have the names of the colors printed on the inside of the palette. Instead, they’re printed on the back of the palette. I hate having to flip the palette over to look for the names.
I most definitely need to combine the Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette with the original Shade + Light palette. I need mattes in my crease because I personally think it looks better on my hooded eyes. I found the super sparkly shades had fallout for me. The shade with the worst fallout was Onyx. For the super sparkly shades, I recommend you use a product like Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy or Too Faced Glitter Glue.
I love Kat Von D Beauty. I think they make a lot of great products, such as their Metal Crush eyeshadows, eyeliner, liquid lipsticks, foundations, and the original Shade + Light Eye palette. They’ve had some mixed products like the Studded Kiss lipsticks, some of which were great and others were patchy. Overall, I love their aesthetic and creativity. I also love that Kat is moving to make everything in her line 100% vegan.
Now, I’m going to share what is probably not a very popular opinion. I understand that the majority of the market share of people who buy makeup want neutral palettes and go crazy over them. That’s why there are so many new neutral palettes released all the time. However, I feel like Kat Von D Beauty is sort of counter culture, and I wish that she would continue to make more palettes like Pastel Goth, Alchemist, and MetalMatte, rather than cater to the neutral lovers. The Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette is just not for me. (Oh how I wish Pastel Goth & MetalMatte were permanent for those of you who missed out on those palettes, even though I raved about them!)
If you don’t like neutrals, you’ll want to skip this palette. This is not a palette I would personally buy for myself because 1. I don’t like warm browns (5 out of 12 shades translate to warm brown on my skin), 2. I don’t like all shimmer palettes 3. I’m drowning in neutral palettes.
If you are someone who loves neutrals and wears them day in and day out, you’re going to love the Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Palette. If you’re new to makeup and don’t own a lot of neutral palettes, this would be a good one to start your collection.
Make Sure You Check Out
- Pastel Goth Review
- Pastel Goth & Alchemist Tutorial
- Pastel Goth Office Goth Tutorial
- Pastel Goth Rainbow Goth Tutorial
- MetalMatte Review
- MetalMatte Smoky Teal Tutorial
- MetalMatte Smoky Teal Cat Eye Tutorial
- MetalMatte Smoky Cranberry Tutorial