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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review/Swatches: Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book

Description:

"A mesmerizing 24-pan eye shadow book of rich, spellbinding shades that harmoniously pair to create endless looks. Each set of shades can be paired together to create perfectly layered looks reminiscent of old school shade-shifters. The shadows glide on effortlessly to blend and layer seamlessly. Each of the rich, creamy colors is formulated with a high-pigment load for incredible payoff with just one swipe. Experience incredibly long-lasting crease-free color with shades won’t budge or flake—this is the same great formula that Kat Von D is known for. Together, they’re the perfect mix of neutral shades and bold pops of color in a beautiful box featuring Kat’s original artwork. This palette is the perfect gift for any makeup lover or yourself. It is formulated without parabens. These potent shadows are infused with rose extract to keep the skin around eyes hydrated."
-Sephora.com


Photos & Swatches: (click on photos to make them larger if you'd like a closer look)


Front of cover


Inside of palette


Top/inside of palette showing 3 different looks

Bottom/inside of palette with plastic cover
ontop showing the names (w/out flash)

Bottom/inside of palette w/out plastic cover (with flash)

Bottom/inside of palette w/out plastic cover (w/out flash)

Back of palette showing how to mix the shades

Close-up of instructions



Top: Precious - This color is in the Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition Palette from two years ago.
Its a soft, pinky beige color with shimmer. Nice pigmentation and texture.

Bottom: Dark Throne - This is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its a soft, medium charcoal color that is almost matte, but has the tiniest bit of sheen. Had to layer this one a little bit.
 
 
 
Top: 8 Bit - This is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its a medium, jade jewel tone with a little bit of a gold sheen to it.
Pretty buttery and nicely pigmented.

Bottom: Sunset Blvd - This is in the Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition Palette from two years ago.
Its a sunny, yellow-gold shade with a slightly gritty texture due to the glitter. I would love this shade a lot more if it was much smoother, but you kind of have to work with this shadow a bit to get it looking nice.

Top: Oddfellow - This shade is in the Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition Palette from two years ago.
Although this in another palette, it is different from it. In the older palette, there isn't any fuchsia glitter in it.
I've never been the biggest fan of this shade because the glitter doesn't really transfer when you swatch it or put it on your eye. It just looks like a matte black with a little bit of silver sparkles. I wish it looked as pretty on the eyes as it does in the pan!

Bottom: Holy Bible - This shade is in the Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition Palette from two years ago, and in the Sinner palette.
This shade is a sheer, very pale silver color. I wish it applied more opaque, but it works for a highlight, too.

Top: Stupid Autocorrect - This shade is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its a light dusty rose color, with a slight silver sheen to it. The texture is really smoothe, and its decently pigmented.

Bottom: Instaglam - This shade is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its a very light lilac/silver shade with shimmer. This applies soooo smoothe!

Top: Cry Later - This shade is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its a medium chestnut brown with silver and gold sparkle. Applies fairly well, too.

Bottom: Smile Now - This shade is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
This is a medium peachy beige with a really unique pale pink duochrome. Never seen a shade like this! This shade is literally like butter, too. :)

Top: Bukowski - This shade is in the Angeles palette.
Its a medium muted jewel tone blue with a little tint of green. This shadow is really smoothe!

Bottom: Queen - This is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
This is a reddish brown/green duochrome shade that a few other companies have done, and I believe she has a single of this color available, as well. This shade is one of the butteriest in the palette!

Top: Piaf - This is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its just your average smokey medium gray color with shimmer. Nothing really special, I'd say. But its a nice color to have and he pigmentation/texture is fairly exceptional.

Bottom: Babe - This is in the True Love palette, and in the Poetica palette.
Its a lavender color with a slight blueish sheen. This shade can be kindof sheer, and you have to work with it.

Top: Fallen - This shade is in the Starstruck quad.
This is THE MOST SMOOTHE AND PIGMENTED SHADE IN THIS PALETTE! Its a beautiful medium golden brown with shimmer. Omg... I just... love it. :)

Bottom: Geek - This is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its similar to Smile Now but matte, and without the light pink duochrome/shift. Very creamy texture.

Top: Birdcage - This shade is in the Gypsy palette, which you apparently can't find like ANYWHERE anymore.
I love this shade, but unfortunately it doesn't have the best pigmentation or smoothest texture. But I'm willing to work with it to have that pretty muted lime green color.

Bottom: Gunner - This shade is also in the Gypsy palette.
This is a dark camo/hunter green with green/silver shimmer.
When I look at swatches of this online from the Gypsy palette, they all look like a satin shade and much more pigmented.
This shadow is chalky, has fall out, isn't pigmented how I'd like it to be, and is just a hot mess. This would have to definitely be the worst shadow in the palette, unfortunately.

Top: Galore - This shade is in the Little Sinner quad.
This is a basic shimmery champagne color, but you can never have enough of those, can you?!
Very nice pigmentation and texture.

Bottom: Hexagram - This is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
This reminds me a little bit of Plankton Glow from LaSplash. Its a nice medium brown with golden and slight green shifts in it. Its a really interesting shade, and I'm excited to play with it and make some cool looks! :)

Top: Arcadia - This is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its a bit like Instaglam in that its a light lilac. But this is a few shades darker and has golden shimmer, rather than silver.
Very buttery, too!

Bottom: Wonderland - This shade is in the Poetica palette.
Its a soft but dark plum with golden shimmer. Its pretty similar to the shade Blackhearts from the Candelabra palette.
You have to work with this shade a little bit. It isn't very smoothe, but I think that's what makes it such a soft color. It can be really nice though, if you aren't looking for a really intense eye look, and you just want a soft blended crease.

Top: Countess - This is a "Never Before Seen Shade".
Its a really buttery matte shade that is pretty much the exact same color as my skin LOL. So there really isn't much to say about it. xD

Bottom: WTF - This is in the Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition palette from two years ago.
Its a shimmery soft red, but isn't too similar to Stupid Autocorrect, which is nice. Its more "bright". Its also pretty smoothe in texture, as well.


Questions:

Q: Would you recommend this palette?
A: Yes! But only if you like to play with color, and you like different finishes, and unique shades. Its a must have if you are a fan of the other Kat Von D makeup products.

Q: Is it worth the money?
A: I'd say so! The palette is $55, and there are 24 full-size eye shadows (they're 0.05 oz. each, which is the same as the True Romance palettes.) So that'd pretty much be $2.29 per eye shadow. In the True Romance palettes, there are only 8 colors, and it costs $36 (which would be $4.50 per eyeshadow.) So, you really are getting a good deal!



More Info:

Where to buy: ($55) http://www.sephora.com/spellbinding-eye-shadow-book-P382563?skuId=1525567


xoxo Brandi

3 comments:

darkeyedfran said...

Thank you for the breakdown and swatches! Excited to get mine in!

13R4NDi said...
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Mariposa Maquillage said...

Loved this review!! You're the only one to identify the repromotes...thanks!!