This Eyeshadow Palette Really Is as Awesome as Everyone Says It Is

Here are just three of the ways I'm using the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette.
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May 23, 2016
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I heard a lot of good things about the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette from fellow makeup artists and makeup lovers alike for a while before I actually purchased it. I hesitated to buy it. I mean, I figured I already have a ton of eyeshadows — do I really need another palette?

The answer is YES.

I can never have too many eyeshadows, and this palette has a solid range of color for a variety of skin tones, so it's not only is it great for me, it's great for my kit.

Another cool thing about this palette? It has three quads that are already together in it!

They even give you a simple how-to guide for each quad! I thought that was super-cool. I have to admit, though, I've never really used just the four colors from each quad for one look. I usually just pick a color or two from each and go from there.

But this time, I decided to create a look from each quad, only using the four colors in each one. And I decided to just come up with my own looks for each instead of following the directions.


I added a winged liner and mascara to finish off the neutral look. I also added House of Lashes Smokey Muse Lashes. (For a lighter look, just stick to mascara without false lashes.)


Obviously this is a super-dramatic smoky halo look, but I figured I'd have fun with it and go all out. To keep this look lighter, don't add the liner or lashes and just add some mascara and maybe a tight-line on top.


I added a bit of a liner on top along with mascara. I already had some liner in my waterline from the previous look I did, but I think it works with it. For a lighter look, don't add liner — just add some mascara, and you're good to go.

I've shown you only three ways to use this palette, but by combining different colors from the quads, there's probably a million different ways you can use it.

Personally, I think this palette is worth the hype.

  • Have you been thinking of getting this palette?
  • Do you already have it?
  • Do you ever use the instructions that come with palettes, or do you just wing it?