The new Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette was one of the first contouring palettes that launched earlier this Spring. In keeping with easy to do yourself Contouring Trend this palette not only contains six shades contouring and highlighting shades but also a step by step guide to ease your way into contouring if you aren’t yet an expert.
Starting off with the packaging as always, it is made of sturdy cardboard so it’s light enough to travel with and I love the edgy vibe. It’s black and silver, its sleek and it’s pretty compact too. The box the palette comes in is identical to the palette’s packaging.Inside the palette is a full sized mirror which again is helpful for travelling and it closes shut with secure magnets so I wouldn’t be worried when putting it into my makeup bag and taking it along with me for a long trip.
All powders in this kit are very smooth, silky and bendable. All these shades are completely matte without any hint of shimmer. These powders are highly pigmented, even the light highlighter shades actually do show up on my skin clearly and help bring forth features that I want highlighted; without looking chalky or too powdery on my face. All 3 contour shades work very well with my skin tone.
Let’s look at them individually.
1. Lucid: A pale pink shade. This one is great for light skin tones to set concealer. I personally like to lightly use it to clean up my contour.
2. Lyric: A light, yellow beige or “banana” shade, as some like to call it. This is the perfect under eye concealer setting powder. It brightens up the area and minimises creasing. Probably my most used shade.
3. Levitation: A light peachy shade. Another one that I like to mix with Lucid to clean up my contour. It also works well as an under eye setting powder on medium to dark skin tones.
4.Subconscious: A taupe brown shade with grey undertones. This shade really mimics shadows well and looks very natural. On my skin, it almost has a slight purple-like undertone which is strange, but it still works.
5.Shadowplay: A tawny brown with slightly warm undertones. I love this shade as a bronzer, and light skin tones could definitely get away with it a a bronzer too.
6.Sombre: The darkest of the bunch – a deep chocolate shade with warm undertones. If used ever so lightly, I can use this as a bronzer, and recently I’ve tried it as a brow powder also.
I really really think this contour kit is fantastic value for money. The powders are buildable, blendable, finely milled and really do cater for every skintone.
I recommend this to anyone looking for a fantastic contour kit! :)
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