Kat Von D Interstellar Eye Shadow Palette: Review, Pics and Swatches

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The Kat Von D Interstellar Eye Shadow Palette ($46) is a Sephora exclusive and limited edition. The majority of the palette consists of cool tones which drew me in, especially the silver and purple shades. This is also my first Kat Von D purchase and I wanted to see for myself if the brand is deserving of all the accolades it gets. There are 12 shimmer and matte shades housed in a sturdy cardboard palette with a magnetic closure and a full mirror. The colors are arranged into three quads, each featuring a large, base or highlighter with a corresponding trio of accent hues. A few of the matte shades were a bit powdery but the shimmers were very creamy, finely milled and easy to blend. I do wish the brown shades were a little more distinguishable–maybe a silvery taupe (a la Cargo Yukon) and a deep chocolate brown. 

 

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 The first quad consists of:

Gravitron– the large cool toned icy pink. On my skin this sheers out to be pretty much skin toned and was a little powdery

Night Crawler – a neutral mid-tone taupe. The texture of this was fabulous and the satin finish very flattering

Dios- a soft dove grey with bluish undertones and a stain finish

Lunacy – a medium deep shimmery eggplant purple that is gorgeous and very pigmented

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L to R; Gravitron, NIght Crawler, Dio s& Lunacy

L to R; Gravitron, Night Crawler, Dios & Lunacy

 The middle quad consists of:

Vast– a neutral mid-tone taupe–similar to Night Crawler but with more sheen

Astrological – a lovely pale frosty lilac. Apply heavily, it tends to sheer out

Darkstar – a deep charcoal grey with a shimmery finish. Excellent pigmentation

Orion – a shimmery warm saddle brown with a satin finish

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L to R: Vast, Astrologivcal, Darkstar & Orion

L to R: Vast, Astrological, Darkstar & Orion

 The last quad consists of:

Lycan – a matte yellow-white with a semi-satin finish. This was quite powdery but not enough to be un-workable

3 am – is soft, shimmery metallic light brown that brightens the eyes beautifully. It has great color pay-off and is one of my favs in the palette

Moonshine – is a bright true pewter silver with a metallic finish. Beautiful

Killing Moon – a matte deep black. These really deep black shades scare me so I will only use it for liner unless I get really brave.

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Here I have astrological on the lid and a light application of lunacy in the crease.

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For this look, which turned out really well, I used the bright metallic silver moonshine with a heavier application of lunacy in the crease and outer corner. I applied a very thin line of liquid black eyeliner on top and Marc Jacobs Highliner in Plum(age) on the bottom lash line.

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This is 3 am on the lid and under the lower lash line with orion in the crease. Orion applies lighter than in the pan and 3 am has a fantastic metallic sheen that really brightens the eyes.

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A swipe of Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer in Coral finishes the look.

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Bottom Line: although a few shades in the Kat Von D Interstellar Eye Shadow Palette are powdery, the overall performance of this palette is quite nice. The cool toned shades are very pretty, I just wish the browns were a bit more diverse. I’m really I tried Kat Von D and I won’t hesitate to try more of her line.

Have you tried Kat Von D? What are your thoughts on the line?

 

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Comments

  1. I have not tried the line, but I’ve been pondering this palette. It looks like a winner.

  2. I’ve had this in my Sephora cart so many times!!! It looks great on you. And…do tell…what did you use to curl your hair? It looks great.

    • I’ve been trying to get these curls for a long time. I had to let my grow out a bit and then my stylist said to use a small barrel curling iron so I bought a cheap($14.99) 3/4″ curling iron to try out and it works great!

  3. This looks great on you!! I need this palette!!

  4. omggg your swatches are so prettyyyy…. I didn’t think I needed it but between you and Phyrra I’ll cave for sure.

  5. beautiful color range!

  6. Gorgeous EOTD. I love Kat von D’s packaging; that purple is stunning!

  7. I have not tried the line, but I’ve been pondering this palette. It looks like a winner.

  8. I’ve had this in my Sephora cart so many times!!! It looks great on you. And…do tell…what did you use to curl your hair? It looks great.

    • I’ve been trying to get these curls for a long time. I had to let my grow out a bit and then my stylist said to use a small barrel curling iron so I bought a cheap($14.99) 3/4″ curling iron to try out and it works great!

  9. This looks great on you!! I need this palette!!

  10. omggg your swatches are so prettyyyy…. I didn’t think I needed it but between you and Phyrra I’ll cave for sure.

  11. beautiful color range!

  12. Gorgeous EOTD. I love Kat von D’s packaging; that purple is stunning!

  13. I am loving this shadow palette! Beautiful colors.

  14. Jess Scull says

    Gorgeous palette! I can’t wait to dive into mine!

  15. I think those color combos are spot-on! You are adorable, as usual, too!!!

  16. Mine is waiting for photography time. I can’t wait to start using it. I know that I won’t use every shade but I’ll use enough to justify buying it. Your swatches make me beg the sun to shine.

  17. Such a pretty palette!

  18. I have always been so in love with your eyes because they’re just so…beautiful!! I think that purple is my favorite shade of the bunch but really all of them compliment you so well.

  19. I have been debating this palette but your swatches really pushed it over the edge for me!! Next purchase for sure!

  20. I just love the packaging!!

  21. I am loving this shadow palette! Beautiful colors.

  22. Jess Scull says

    Gorgeous palette! I can’t wait to dive into mine!

  23. I think those color combos are spot-on! You are adorable, as usual, too!!!

  24. Looking FAB as always. I have tried some KVD e/s in the past. Let me see if I’ll buy this…decisions, decisions

  25. Mine is waiting for photography time. I can’t wait to start using it. I know that I won’t use every shade but I’ll use enough to justify buying it. Your swatches make me beg the sun to shine.

  26. Such a pretty palette!

  27. That silver shadow on your lid just makes your blue eyes pop! Great looks.

  28. I have always been so in love with your eyes because they’re just so…beautiful!! I think that purple is my favorite shade of the bunch but really all of them compliment you so well.

  29. I have been debating this palette but your swatches really pushed it over the edge for me!! Next purchase for sure!

  30. I just love the packaging!!

  31. I like the way this palette is broken up!

  32. Looking FAB as always. I have tried some KVD e/s in the past. Let me see if I’ll buy this…decisions, decisions

  33. That silver shadow on your lid just makes your blue eyes pop! Great looks.

  34. I like the way this palette is broken up!

  35. This looks great on you!!

  36. I don’t own any of her palettes but this one looks really nice!

  37. I own several of her palettes and I might have to add this one to the collection

  38. This looks great on you!!

  39. I don’t own any of her palettes but this one looks really nice!

  40. I own several of her palettes and I might have to add this one to the collection

  41. You look Fabulous! I have been eyeing this palette but it is not on my Must Have list quite yet. Definitely gonna check it out now.

  42. You look Fabulous! I have been eyeing this palette but it is not on my Must Have list quite yet. Definitely gonna check it out now.