The Kat Von D Monarch palette consists of 12 eyeshadows, broken down into 3 separate quads, with one bold warm option and two others that lean more cool in tone. This is one of the first palettes from Kat Von D that I’ve been disappointed with in terms of quality, which is surprising because I know there are so many who love it. I expected better eyeshadows, based on other palettes I’ve used from her in the past, quite frankly. I found some of these to be chalky and the middle quad in particular was hard to get it to show on my eyes as it looks in the pan. The pink shade (Killing Jar) swatches beautifully and I expected it to be a real winner. Instead, it was very sheer on application and full of glitter. I tried layered it over a white base at one point to see if that helped, and it did, but it made the eyeshadow look scaly in a sense. I liked the Innerstellar palette much more by comparison (and I usually love warm palettes!).
I’m also saddened by the fact that I had another allergic reaction with this palette, which is what took me a little longer in putting this post together. It was worse than my reactions with any of her palettes before. More shimmer and glitter in this one, maybe? I’m not sure. If you have a different opinion on this palette, please feel free to share it below! Would love to hear your thoughts on it! I personally feel like there are better palettes out there.