If you follow me here or on my social channels, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Kat Von D’s beauty line. I love the formulation of the products and that you can tell a lot of work and thought goes into every aspect, from the colours used and the pigmentation to the packaging of the products themselves – I really think that KVD’s personality shows through. The new Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette ($51 CAD at Sephora) is no different.
The palette contains 8 pastel shades, which may seem like a slight departure from the slightly heavier, bolder hues that KVD tends to go for. That being said, these pastels take on a bit of a moodier quality, with a smoky feel to them – they add a bit of edginess to the typical pastels we’ve become accustomed to seeing.
As we’ve seen with previous shades, KVD has really nailed the matte shadow formula and continues to expand on it with this palette. I was almost worried that these shades would take on a bit of a chalky feel, but then I remembered who I was dealing with. The shadows apply really smoothly and blend really nicely, which means no powdery feel or the shadows sitting on the skin. They all have really nice pigment and give good colour for pastels; Doom and Gloom are real standout shades and are incredibly pigmented. I did have a little trouble with Meow as it didn’t apply as smoothly – it went on nicely but didn’t give as much colour as the other shades.
The shades can be seen applied – from left to right: Star (matte daffodil yellow), Clementine (matte peach), Meow (matte lilac), Dope (matte lavender), Doom (matte sky blue), Gloom (matte meadow green), Dagger (matte stone gray), and Skull (matte pure white).
Oh, and as a side note, the Alchemist palette works wonders with this one – definitely worth giving a try! What do you think of the Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette?
Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples sent for editorial consideration, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo