Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review

Oct 23

Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review

The moment I laid eyes on previews of Kat Von D’s Metal Matte Eyeshadow Palette – I knew this baby would be mine! The array of shades plus the inclusion of the metal crush formula shadows (these babies are GORGE!) awakened the stalker in me. I stalked Sephora’s website for days waiting for its release. Victory was mine!

While this palette is seriously enormous in size (it measured 11.5″ across!), it is also incredibly beautiful. Truly a collector’s dream to own and appreciate the details of this packaging. KVD truly knows how to do packaging. This lettering, drawn by Kat herself, is SO cool — it says both “METAL” and “MATTE” depending on which way you hold the palette (it flips).

 

Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow

 

Inside the hard plastic case are nine shades of super-shiny metallic shadow (the metal crush formula to be exact), and 13 shades with a matte finish. The palette retails for $60 for 1.32 oz of product. The palette is also a tremendous value; the value of the Metal Crush eyeshadows alone is almost double the price of the whole palette. I also think that regardless of a price-per-ounce valuation, $60 is a fair price given it has a whooping total of 22 eyeshadows. Total score!

 

Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow

 

Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow

 

Overall, I was impressed by the quality, pigmentation, and application of the metal crush shadows – they apply like a dream and provide incredible color payoff. However, some of the mattes gave me problems – “feather” I am looking at YOU. I had a tremendously difficult time getting the desired level of pigment from this matte yellow shade (even with using a primer). On the other hand, velour – the bright blue matte applied beautifully without much effort of having to “build up.” This experience completely aligns with my previous experiences with KVD overall – some shades are total winners, while others leave much more to be desired. KVD’s strength is most definitely the shimmer shades – mattes are always a hit or a miss.

 

Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow

 

Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow

 

Kat Von D Matte Palette Eyeshadow

 

Kat Von D Matte Palette Eyeshadow

 

Overall I truly DO recommend this palette – for its value, versatility and just sheer beauty of the packaging. Pick yours up immediately, as this baby is Limited Edition!

Xo,
Daria

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