Review & Swatches- Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Starstruck

Hey there beauty addicts,

Today I’ve got a review and swatches of Kat Von D’s True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Starstruck. I purchased this quad in the summer of 2012, it was on sale at Sephora for $14 so I had to grab it. I have one other single eyeshadow from Kat Von D’s line and its a duo-chrome…its amazing…so I thought why not pick up one of the quads.

The packaging is made from sturdy matte plastic, contains a good sized mirror (not pictured here) and four satin/shimmery eye shadows.

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Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette_Starstruck_Review&Swatches_2Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette_Starstruck_Review&Swatches_3Hermit: A yellow gold with shimmer reflex. This is the only color that I found to be a bit disappointing. It doesn’t have a very even color distribution and it’s also a bit chunky. I think the pigmentation potential for this color would have been out of this world but unfortunately this one shade just doesn’t hit the mark for me.

Unrequited: A warm amber red with shimmer finish. This color is my favorite in the whole palette. Its so creamy, finely milled, super pigmented, and very easy to blend.

Pagan Poetry: A mid toned copper brown with shimmer finish. This is also a very lovely and buttery color. The blend-ability,  pigmentation, and application of this color is phenomenal.

Fallen: A cool dark brown with bronze under tones. Another great shade. It’s definitely not as buttery as Unrequited or Pagan Poetry but still very nice, easy to blend, and decent pigmentation.

THE VERDICT:

I would give this little guy 8/10.

The packaging is cute, sturdy, and small enough to take with you on travel. The majority of the shades are well pigmented, buttery,  and very beautiful but I do think this palette is missing a light highlight shade for the brow bone and perhaps even a mat color for blending or crease work.

It’s a great palette to create a warm and neutral day time look, just add a highlight color and some black in your outer V to smoke it out for night time. This is the look I created using the palette.

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette_Starstruck_Review&Swatches_4Have any of you tried any of the Kat Von D products? Any thoughts?

Hugs from Binky in Beauty Land

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