Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kat Von D for Sephora True Romance Eyeshadow Palette, Metal Orchestra, $34

Tattoo artist/reality star Kat Von D is definitely rock and roll. The girl is always decked out in some crucial heels, shredded shirts that show off her collection of body art, but most importantly she is forever wearing some really rock and roll makeup. I have been dying to try this Kat Von D palette that she has helped design and create with Sephora for a long time now. As part of my birthday gift my bff/coblogger Tori got me this awesome palette called Metal Orchestra.

The palette comes wrapped in a silvery coal tissue paper and a sticker with Kat’s initials. The outside art is all designed by Kat herself with her signature lightening bolts, religious symbols, and of course skulls. The smooth treasure box is full of eight different shadows in blue and silver tones and two double-sided brushes. The shadows from left to right are named: First Class, Techno, Thrasher, Dagger, Lucifer, Glock, Razor Gray, and Slayer. With names like that it is kind of hard not to be badass.

The different array of colors all compliment one another and can easily all be mixed, blended, or paired. I think that is what makes this palette different from others I have, it is definitely easier to combine the different shadows. The last color in the palette Slayer is actually a really awesome cream shadow that goes on smoothly and leaves a really awesome silver sparkle that reminds me of the wet looking silver sparkle leggings that Kat likes to wear sometimes (yeah I was a little obsessed with her for a while lol).

So far I’ve experimented with the blues which have stayed vibrant all day and did not crease or smudge. I also wore Glock and it was a really unique dark silver that gave me a smokey eye without having to actually mix any other shadows with it. For a more low key look you can pretty much use the dark shades as an eyeliner by using a slanted brush and just dust some of the lighter shades on your lid.

Final verdict:
Cost: $34, comes out to about $4.25 per eyeshadow color which is cheaper than some drugstore brands, plus it is all packaged in a beautiful silk screened box.
Is it worth it?: I definitely think it is worth it for the quality of the product and the uniqueness of the palette as a whole. If you are into the rocker look or just want to have some cool dark options this palette is a must.
Repeat offender: Most definitely, I have my eye on two other Kat Von D for Sephora palettes including Momento Mori and True Love.

By the way guys, this is our 50th post!! Wooohoo!!

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