You may remember my aversion to Kat Von D eyeshadows, namely due to some uncomfortable allergic reactions I’ve had to some of her previous palettes (Ladybird & Saint, specifically). However, a few of you told me recently the formula in her eyeshadows had changed so I have been keeping an open (and hopeful!) mind. Special ‘THANK YOU!’ goes to my friend, Cinde, for letting me borrow her palette to see if I would have the reaction I had with the first two. I am pleased to tell you I DID NOT have any allergic reactions with the Shade & Light palette. Happy dance! No burning or stinging sensation and I didn’t experience any itchiness or swelling afterwards, either. Looks like I can begin adding more of her newer palettes to the site, starting with this one!
I was so excited for this palette too, especially for the range of neutrals and matte finish. The eyeshadows are every bit of what you might expect them to be; rich, buttery, velvety and a dreeeeam to blend! The consistency of these reminds me a lot of the matte eyeshadows in Tarte’s Tartlette palette, so if you liked that one, I have no doubt you’ll swoon for this one. In this palette, you get three separate quads; two cooler toned sets and a warm set. What I liked the most about this palette was how easy it was to layer the eyeshadows and create different blends and colors. I had more fun creating these looks and hope you will enjoy them, too!
Did you pick this palette up? What do you think of it?
- Solas (deepen crease)
- Lazarus (blend out Solas)
- Ludwin (blend out edges of Lazarus towards brow bone)
- Liberatus (inner half of lid)
- Shax (outer half of lid and into outer v)
- Styli-Style ‘Stylus’ Black Liquid Eyeliner to line