Here in the UK, we've only very recently had easy access to Kat Von D's lovely products - thank you Debenhams. I've already tried out a few bits and pieces - and been pretty impressed across the board. The brand seems to really get liquid lipsticks (and that not all of us like cat-ass lips, thankyaverymuch) and Lock-It Foundation is a fantastic matte, full-coverage foundation option.
What really caught my eye, however, was Kat Von D's Metal Matte Palette. Very promising from initial sneak peeks on KVD's Twitter, this was a highly anticipated launch! I managed to get hold of this sparkle/matte delight, and have been dutifully testing it out (Oh yes. Even wearing shimmery blue/pink/green and gold eyeshadow to Asda. Don't say I'm not good to you.).
First off - size. MASSIVE. Think an average-Joe eyeshadow palette, and double it. You're there.
SEE?! Freakin' enormous. Not really an issue, but just don't be surprised by the mega-ness of this beast overall. Packaging - pretty cool. Sturdy, decent mirror, and clever writing that says metal held one way, and matte the other.
Now the important bit - THE INSIDE. As ever, these are one-swipe, non-fancy swatches, with no primer or funny business.
The full metal shadows - WOAH THERE. You're going to have to take a look at these. One single swipe. Dense (in a good way) soft, smooth, easy to blend and extremely pigmented - there's nothing about them I don't love. They make a great pop of colour on the lid or inner corner, and are a dream to apply with a flat synthetic brush or with a fingertip. Tinsel is marginally chunkier than the rest, but that's me being extremely picky.
Overall - worth the dosh? Yes. Definitely. So much shadow for the price, and such beautiful colours. Don't hesitate to pop this on your Christmas list.
Have you tried out this palette?
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