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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
Purchase Price $46 + tax
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Contouring and highlighting has been a raging beast of beauty with no signs of stopping, as clearly it is to stay. This technique can be applied with a cream or powder. Since I feel powder comes off more natural and application is easier, for me, I knew what powder was needed; enter, Kat Von D. I already had my eyes on this palette during its initial release and knew it would eventually be on my shelf.
For those who may be new to contouring; do not feel overwhelmed as the palette may look to be a bit much. There are three large varying color “Shade” pans which are great giving a diverse range of color depending on your skin tone and time of year. Sombre, an almost chocolate shade, can be used during your tannest summer days. Shadowplay, a golden brown, for winter. And Subconscious, a peachy brown, for the transitions of fall and spring. The only Shade I could not really use is Subconscious since I am so fair skinned. I opted to use it as an eyeshadow which has worked great for me!
Moving on to the three smaller pans, the “Light”, these are you highlighters. Lucid, is almost peach in color, Lyric is a cool tone, whereas Levitation is a warm tone. Those with a beige to olive skin tone will have much success with these colors versus those with very fair skin. Ebony skin tones could use these as intended as strictly just a “highlighter”, however, proper application would need to be learned.
Overall this is a great investment for any makeup lover, period. The pluses about its simple design with awesome integration of magnetic lid and mirror are wonderful! The amount of product is great and even better than the quantity is the quality. Once applied this product lasted all day without any touch-ups. Whether you are a beginner or a pro this palette gives you choices. Shade + Light is certainly going to be on my shelf or in my kit!