After a very positive experience with the Shade & Light palette, I was excited to try Kat Von D’s Interstellar palette – and the pretty purples made it all the more enticing! Unfortunately, I’m very sad to report to you that this palette gave me similar reactions as the Ladybird and Saint palettes did. I’m not sure if these palettes were before the formula change or what (any insights?)? If I got any of the eyeshadow in my eyes, I had an intense burning, stinging sensation and my eyelids were rather puffy after creating looks. Therefore, I didn’t get to create as many as I would’ve liked.
On a separate note, if you don’t have sensitive eyes like me, I really like this palette for its color range and quality. This is a cooler toned palette with cool neutrals and 4 excellent purple shades. (When will someone create a new all-purple palette?!) The eyeshadows were easy to work with and lasted well throughout the day without creasing (well, as far as I could get wearing them, anyway!).
Have you tried this palette? What do you think of it?
So sorry you had this experience with this palette. Your looks ar beautiful, though. I really like the Browns, and iam thrilled with finally having a cool neutral palette. Everything I’ve done with this palette looks good on me, and I can’t say that about any other palette I own.
That’s wonderful to hear, Stephanie! 🙂
Maybe you only react to the shimmer shades due to a formulation difference? Try only the mattes from this palette and see if the reaction stops, if you’re willing.
Hope this helped! I am in no way a professional, just a makeup lover who happens to be mildly adept at science.
It’s funny you said that, because I didn’t have any reactions to her Shade & Light palette whatsoever, all mattes there. Hmm. Maybe trying a couple of all matte looks IS in order. Thank you for that! 😉
Oh no! That definitely means I can’t buy this one. As I mentioned before, I’ve had to throw out all my Kat Von D palettes because they make my eyes swell shut. I’m so curious as to why that is! I’m also allergic to pretty much every eyeshadow primer on the market, so maybe that’s an additional clue? I don’t think you have the same reaction to primers, Zabrina, but maybe I just experience a more adverse reaction. I’m wondering if the primers and KVD palettes share a similar culprit ingredient.
ARGH! So sorry to hear that! I wonder if that’s the case for you, too. I’d really like to know what causes something like that to happen! 🙁
Hi Heather and Zabrena,
It is April 2016 and I am so grateful I searched for this topic today. I have never had reactions to eye shadow before but since February, I have suffered severe eye infections with sores, puffiness and blisters on my lids and below. My eye doctor treated me for what we thought was viral with steroid drops and cortisone cream I didn’t use makeup for two months and yesterday I finally did again with you guess it Kat Von D Interstellar. This morning another sore. This post came up on a Google search which I did on a hunch. Thank you both for resolving my problem . The colors were pretty but the makeup is now trashed. Do either of you have issues with other brands or is it just the formulas used by this company?
I’m so sorry to hear you had to go through that, Cindee! 🙁 I have not ever had any issues with any other company personally, only KVD eyeshadows. Her matte line doesn’t give me any trouble surprisingly, but the shimmers close my eyes up every time!
Clinique has an 8-pan palette called Wear Everywhere Pinks that is a purple palette, despite the name. Also there is a very pretty purple quad from Bare Minerals called The Dream Sequence. It’s not on their website any longer but it is still available at Sephora and Ulta.
Those and the Loreal La Palette 2 are the only things that have been on my dressing table the past couple of months. They’ve just recently been joined by the re-released Laura Mercier 2013 Artist’s Palette.
I’m interested in this palette because it’s cool toned but I’m not likely to get it unless it’s on a really good special. . . I just spent lots of $ on the Laura Mercier and replenishing my Bare Minerals & IT Cosmetics foundations.
AH! Thank you for those purple recommendations!
Sucks about the reaction. 🙁 so sorry to hear that. Does the palette contain Triclosan? I’ve had simillar rection couple years ago. Had to go through it three times before I figured out what the issue was. I can’t use make up with Triclosan, maybe that’s the issue for you too? 🙁
Hmm, thanks for that suggestion! I couldn’t find anything mentioning that ingredient, but will keep it in mind for any future reactions!
Totally disappointing about the reaction. I wonder if it is something in the purple shades that causes this. I have to say quite honestly, though, that I don’t think I’ve ever got eyeshadow actually into my eyes – you must pack it on a lot more heavily than I do, Z, which is understandable considering that you have to make looks that will show up on camera while I and most others here probably apply more lightly since we’re doing it for “real life”, if that makes any sense. I do hope you’ll try the Monarch palette – maybe apply it in-store first, or even deliberately put a little bit in your eye while you’re in the store to get an idea of whether or not it will be okay for you. It’s a really great palette – it’s neutral but with a real kick!
I really don’t know, wish I did! Someone had mentioned the shimmery eyeshadows possibly being the culprit, because I didn’t have any reactions to her Shade and Light palette, which is all matte. I’m a sloppy eyeshadow applier though, I’ll admit. I usually get it everywhere by the time I’m done – I guess I like to bathe in it. LOL 😉 I did get the Monarch palette recently and will be featuring it next weekend, not excited about it for obvious reasons, but fingers crossed! 🙂
I think the eye sensitivity thing is so personal. I have no problems with any of the Kat Von D palettes, but the Laura Mercier artist palettes make my eyes swell up and turn red. The last time I wore one my eyes were itchy and watering for 3 days despite thorough removal. Lovely colors, but just not for me. Its too bad you have a reaction to the KvD shadows. 🙁
I was wondering if you had any ideas on what to do with the light shades in how to apply them. They look so beautiful on you but they won’t show up on my eyes! I either have to really pack it on or use dark shades for them to show up. My complexion is medium, but they just don’t show up. They just disappear on me. Any insight would be great. It looks like you barely have any on and it shows up so pretty. If I pack to much on, it just smears all over.