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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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

Review & Swatches- Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box

Hey guys, so here’s a follow up to yesterday theme, and I guess pretty much the theme of the week, UD eye shadows. This time its the Deluxe Shadow Box.

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 Swatches from left to right:

Fishnet: metallic pink/purple with satin finish, so creamy, great pigmentation.

Honey: warm gold with satin finish, creamy, pigmented.

Ransom: Metallic purple/blue with satin finish, creamy, great pigmentation.

Grafitti: metallic green with satin finish, creamy, pigmented.

Zero: mat black with small shimmer, creamy, pigmented.

Peace: bright metallic blue with satin finish, so creamy, great pigmentation.

Shag: golden brown with satin finish, creamy, pigmented.

Scratch: champagne with gold undertone and satin finish, creamy, good pigmentation for a light shade.

Underground: dark brown with satin finish, very creamy, great pigmentation.

THE VERDICT

10/10 for this little baby.

This is just an awesomely wow palette in terms of color pay off, pigmentation, and creaminess. All the shadows are amazing, so easy to blend and no fall out. This palette is great for creating super bold and fun metallic looks as well as natural  looks with a pop of color. If you love funky, fab colors you’ll love this palette 😀

Review & Swatches- Urban Decay Ammo Eye Palette

Well here’s a shocker, another Urban Decay review and swatch session!!! Since i’m obviously obsessed with UD I figured that i would spend this following week doing reviews and swatches of all my UD stuff, starting with the eye palettes. Watch out for reviews and swatches on their eyeliners soon 😀

Here’s a look at the Urban Ammo Eye palette.

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Swatches from left to right:

Smog: brown satin finish, so creamy, great pigmentation.

Mildew: khaki green with satin finish, creamy, pigmented.

Oil Slick: black with silver glitter, a bit chalky, glitter fall out.

Last Call: pinkish/purple with a satin finish, creamy, great pigmentation.

Chopper: bronze with satin finish, creamy, pigmented.

Maui Wowie: Champagne satin finish (yellow toned), so creamy, extremely pigmented for a light shade.

Shattered: Light blue with shimmer and glitter, creamy, some fall out but not as bad as Oil Slick, great pigment for a light shade.

Polyester Bride: off white satin finish, really creamy, super pigmentation.

Griffter: light pink with shimmer and glitter, creamy, some fall out but not as bad as Oil Slick, great pigment

Sin: champagne satin finish (pink toned), creamy, pigmented for a light shade.

 

THE VERDICT:

I would give this palette an 8/10.

Over all a great mix of fun bright colors and darker neutrals which are creamy, very well pigmented and easily blendable. But there is a fail within this palette, Oil Slick has a mean fall out, the glitter chunks are just too big…it was a great idea but wasn’t really executed well in my opinion. Although the baby pink and baby blue had a bit of fall out, it really wasn’t that bad, and they were so creamy, and the color pay off was so worth it 😀

Great for a colorful and fun palette. It’s over all a great compilation of shadows as well as the quality and lasting power expected from Urban Decay.