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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette Review

shade and light

Contouring was a huuuuuge trend in 2015, and it looks like it is probably here to stay in 2016. Everybody wanted to achieve chiseled and sculpted features. Unfortunately, I came into the game a tad bit to late, but i’m here now. I have extremely pale skin, so it took me a long time to debate about if I wanted to try it or not. Thanks to NikkieTutorials on youtube, who has a tutorial specifically for pale skinned beauties, I tried it.

I also took a lot of time in deciding what type of contour palette I wanted to try. I love Kat Von D’s products thus far, so I went with the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette (because Jeffree Star used this in his face video and he also looks pale as shit so I thought it would work for me).

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette

Buy it at Sephora – $46

What I love about this: The packaging is so awesome, its a magnetic cover and there’s a mirror on the inside of it. There’s a wide variety of shades in the palette so pale, fair and darker skin tones can all use it. I use the first two shades (I took a picture of them above) and I only use very very little of the power. The contour is very nice for me at least, but the highlight isn’t as good as I thought.

What I dislike about this: Mainly that the shade & light contour brush does not come with it and it is a stupid amount of money if you want it. When I dip my brush in there’s a lot of fall out in the palette, but never on my face. Its very easy to apply to much if you don’t know what your doing. I don’t like that you can’t buy the shades separately, because when I run out i’ll have to buy a whole new palette cause there is no way the other 4 shades would look good on me.

Overall opinion: This is an awesome palette for any skin tone. It comes with a guide to help you. I don’t like that her brush has to be bought separately, but I use an e.l.f. blush brush and it works wonders. That might not be the exact one, I got mine in a kit, but its very similar.

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