Kat Von D Ladybird Palette Looks


I’ll admit, I was a little … well, a LOT hesitant to try this palette based on my previous reaction to the Saint palette. Unfortunately, I am still not sold on Kat Von D and don’t think I’ll be purchasing anymore of her eyeshadow palettes. This palette left me with the same burning, stinging sensation if even the tiniest amount of eyeshadow made its way into my eye. 🙁 Thankfully, it didn’t make my eyelids swell like the Saint palette did, so that’s an improvement but still. I shouldn’t have to be literally dreading dropping eyeshadow in my eye!

I did like that this was an all matte palette, but didn’t see how beneficial it would be for those who are strictly either warm or cool in complexion. The first four shades in the palette lean cool, whereas the last four in the palette are VERY warm. So it stands to reason if you’re cool, you’re not going to be able to wear the last four shades and vice versa. To me, that doesn’t make sense. Furthermore, when I tried combining shades from the warm side with the shades on the cool side, they just didn’t look right. So you’re limited on the number of combos you can create with this one. Am I alone here? What do you think?

Personally, I can’t recommend this palette to you in good faith based on my observations and experiences. I feel there are much better quality eyeshadows out there in makeup land that won’t leave you feeling like you had a bee fly into your eye. 🙁

(Top Row, L to R) Für Elise, Vespertine, Renholdër, Siouxsie-Sioux
(Bottom Row, L to R) Unrequited, Harlow, Wölf, Cleopatra

Look #1

Eyeshadows used:

  • Vespertine (inner half of lid)
  • Cleopatra (outer half of lid)
  • Unrequited (crease)
  • MAC Blanc Type (blend)

5 thoughts on “Kat Von D Ladybird Palette Looks

  1. I am so happy to have read this review! I had looked at this palette for a year and tried to figure it out, but it just seemed wrong, intuitively- I had not the professional experience to rationale my misgivings! Whew! I will move along! There are MUG and MAC shades I still need!
    Thanks so much!

  2. I have all of these palettes and love them…esp. The lady bird. That’s to bad that you had a reaction. I use the lady bird to create something similar to Jaclyn hills favorite warm/red smokey eye. And I can add in the purple also. I use the lighter colors as blenders or highlight shades

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