I have a little secret. I’ve been in a bit of a makeup rut recently. I’ve been feeling quite uninspired … until I rediscovered my Kat von D eyeshadow palette in Beethoven. I cannot believe I have not told you about this beauty!
First off, lets get the awful news out of the way. Kat von D is a Sephora exclusive line as in Sephora USA. So its not available here folks! I got mine last year during the Sephora Friends and Family sale, used it for a bit and forgot about it. Well, I’m not about to let that happen again!
Kat von D is a tattoo artist. I don’t blame you if you haven’t heard of her – I haven’t either till I came across this line at Sephora.com. There are quite a few True Romance Eyeshadow palettes under her name and I got Beethoven. I regret it not one bit.
Beethoven has 8 eyeshadow shades of predominantly cool tones. Half are blues and half are purples. Purples? Moi? One would have thought that green toned Ludwig would be my choice. But I’m glad I went outside my comfort zone and got Beethoven because the colours are pigmented and gorgeous.
The slim palette comes packaged like a gift. I made sure I took pictures of the reveal, not something I usually do. The outside of the palette has a gorgeous print ostensibly of one of Kat von D’s tattoos. Its a work of art either way.
Texture wise, the colours are lovely. They are smooth and very very pigmented. They are so pigmented, I prefer to use a brush to apply these colours because they can look a bit patchy if I use my fingers. When I use a brush, they blend better and look better all round. Here is an eye look I’ve done using this palette.
Lucifer + Rad Purple + Galeano
Lucifer + Speed Blue + Tequila
The black shade Lucifer is matte and its perfect for use as a liner. I’ve rediscovered again how easy it is to create an eyeliner from a good dark powder eyeshadow, which gives off a softer look yet defines the eye. I use an angled brush for this purpose. If you enjoy smokey eye looks, you’d love this palette.
If you aren’t into strong colours, you will not like this palette because its easy to overdo it if you aren’t careful. Hence, brushes are the way to go. But not the brushes in the palette sadly. They do nothing for me, except perhaps for lining.
Pros: Lovely strong pigmented shades, Good mix of highlighter, lining base and colour shades
Cons: Unavailable outside of the USA at time of writing
I do hope to get my paws on more of these palettes. Maybe I will during this year’s F&F sale if I can get my makeup mule to help 🙂
Have you tried any of the Kat von D True Romance eyeshadow palettes? They are gorg!
Kat von D True Romance Beethoven eyeshadow palette retails at US$34 at sephora.com