Hello Beautyowls! It is currently cold in winter wonderland Zurich, but the Limited Edition Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Eyeshadow Palette packs a punch and warms your heart like eggnog!
I was first introduced to the Kat Von D beauty products, after trying the famous Lolita Lipstick as well as the known SHADE & LIGHT EYE CONTOUR PALETTE and BOOM! The magick happened! I am a true fan of this inspiring Tattoo/Makeup artist that combines creativity, a sharp business mind and a good heart (all her products are cruelty-free).
This year’s limited edition Saint & Sinner Eyeshadow Palette is equally exciting, stunning to look at and of good quality. If you are lucky, you will find it, currently for 50% less at Sephora in MANOR. (Check out also my previous post The Best End Of Year Sephora Beauty Deals! currently at Sephora in MANOR).
Look And Feel
The packaging is an eye-catcher but understandably not to everybody’s taste. The inspiration was drawn from gothic cathedrals that Kat Von D herself visited. The colorful shadows inside the palette are imitating the tinted glass windows from these sanctuaries.
Now regarding the layout! It is true that it is not the most straight-forward eyeshadow palette out there and for a beginner, it will take some time until they figure out which shades work best together to create a look. However, makeup is all about having fun. Having said that, if you are up for some makeup playtime, then this palette will be great since it offers unlimited options for various eye looks. On the other hand, if you are someone that doesn’t want to bother with their makeup, then this will might not be the best choice for you.
One last point about the packaging is that, although it is unique and beautiful to look at, I personally felt that it is a bit too bulky to travel with and the two interior side mirrors are a bit pointless.
The palette offers 24 eyeshadows in total. The shades are divided into two sides the Saint (Left side) and the Sinner (Right side) with 12 shades on each side. The Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Eyeshadow Palette offers three types of finishes: electrifying metallics, mattes, and shimmering pearls. You will also get two new special effect glimmer shades that are positioned at the top of the palette. Those are described as top coats that will give every look an extra edge. The palette is cruel- and paraben free which is an added bonus!
Formula & Performance
When it comes to application there are a few things that I noticed and I would like to mention them to you, should you choose to buy this palette. All shades are very pigmented and buttery when swatched. However, there are two shades that I personally found a bit patchy. Those were Sabbath and Exorcism. The rest of the shadows perform beautifully! Just note that these two ones need some extra love and attention when applied!
My personal favorite shades on this palette are Revelation (a brown with gold glitter) and Vestment (a shimmery maroon with a blue-green shift). Those are very beautiful and quite unique shades! There is no noticeable fallout with any of the shades and the wear time as well as their lasting power is really good. As a tip, if you want them to perform even better you should use an eyeshadow primer.
Summing up, I don’t regret purchasing this palette, and I really enjoy creating looks with it while at home and in front of my vanity. The only thing I regret is that I didn’t wait until now to purchase it since the 75.- CHF where a bit too steep. (In the US still available via Sephora for 62$)
That’s it from my side for today’s post Beautyowls. As always I do hope that you’ve found this review helpful. Let me know what your thoughts are or if you need any help with this palette. Would you like to see a makeup look or tutorial on it? If yes, leave me a comment below!
Until next time,
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