Mar 2, 2015

Kat Von D Shade +Light Contour Palette

I am allowing myself to get one "novelty"beauty product a month. Yes, we're into March and I am still sticking to my New Year Resolution of buying less makeup.

Have been wanting a contour palette for a while and finally decided on the Kat Von D Shade + LIght Contour Palette after reading numerous raving reviews.

I am new into contouring and I was contemplating on whether to get cream or powder. But think cream is a bit tricky to apply and harder to blend out. Decided on the Kat Von D contour palette as I think the shades would suit my skin tone the best.

The palette consists of 3 contouring and 3 highlighting shades. All the shades are matte.

I really love the sleek packaging. It comes with a large mirror and it has magnetic closure. 3 highlighting shades are slightly smaller than the contouring shades which make sense as you would need to use those less.

The 3 contouring shades are super pigmented. These are light swatches with my fingers barely touching the product.

The highlighting shades are slightly powdery compared to the contouring shades. 

I am super excited to try this palette out. I feel like I could use all the contouring shades and two out of the three highlighting shades(one is just too light to show up on my skin tone). I will probably use my Sigma angle flat-top kabuki brush as it is very stiff and I think I would need a good dense brush to apply the contouring shade.

I also get the Sephora VIB Rouge Algenist  skin care trio with purchase. They are very good deluxe sizes. Algenist is a very good skin care brand and this is the best way to try out different products before investing on the full-sized ones.

Do you contour? What is your favorite brush to apply contouring shades on your cheekbones?


  1. I've been dying to get this contour palette! I'm still new to bronzing/contouring but I love Kat Von D makeup, and I always hear amazing things about this.

    1. Ever since I used the Kat Von D Tattoo liner, I am in love with her line of products. I am learning to contour as well and I think powder is much easier to handle than cream.

  2. I think this is a fantastic contouring palette although I'm still a novice at contouring...can't wait to see what you think once you've used it more! :)

    1. I like it so far as I am using two contouring shades to make the correct shade for myself. Still learning and experimenting. I think I like the contouring shades much better than the highlighting shades as I find them quite powdery and I have to tap off excess every time.

  3. Great shades.

  4. that packaging tho makes the once a month novelty purchase worth it :) im also leaning more towards powder contour products but my friends are saying creams are actually easier to blend and lasts longer. those are nice shades btw, like if a friend asks if you could do her makeup for an event you have all the nice colors you can mix to match her skintone ^^