Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Review and Swatches

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Review and Swatches

The Kat Von D MetalMatte palette was my #1 holiday pick. I watched several reviews and they all were raving so I absolutely had to have it. Truth be told even if they weren't I probably still would have had to have it.


Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Review and Swatches

This palette is BIG. I think everyone has mentioned that but it really is, I mention it just if storage is an issue for you, something to keep in mind. The mirror in the palette is really nice, its an actual mirror, if that makes sense, not just one of those pieces of reflective plastic. No distorted images here. The packaging itself is the pressed cardboard, because the mirror is quiet heavy it does not stand on its own and you may find it awkward to hold since the palette is large itself. I personally just prop it up and it works great. Also the palette is made in the USA.
Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Review and Swatches
The price is $60 for 22 shadows. There are 13 (1.7g) matte and 9 (1.7g) metal crush shades. I'm not sure what the retail value of an individual matte shadow would be but the metal crush shades are $21 each for 2.8 g. So you are getting almost exactly 1 gram less, so they value at more than $10 each.  In terms of value the metal crush formulas alone well exceed the price of the palette. 


Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Review and Swatches
Now in saying that, the metal crush shadows really are the best thing about the palette.. with the exception of one shade. These are smooth and creamy, they blend with ease. There is virtually no fall out. Just absolutely stunning formulas.
Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Review and Swatches

The one metal crush shadow that is not the best IMO is the shade Tinsel. Its more of a glitter, it sort of reminds me of the Urban Decay Moondust shadows, in that there isn't a lot of pigment behind the sparkle. You can wet your brush to make it more intense but otherwise its just a glitter that does tend to fall down on my cheeks. However with a wet brush it works just fine.
Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Review and Swatches

The mattes on the other hand, I was a little disappointed. They are rather dry shadows and are quiet difficult to blend. They can go patchy and you have to work with them a lot to get an even blend, I tried several different brushes so I know its the formula. The pigmentation is spot on but they are just so hard to blend. I purchased the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix palette from last year and I haven't had this problem at all with those shades. Of course they are still usable but I did want to be sure an comment on that.
Never the less I am still happy with my purchase, even if I had known of that issue I know me and I still would have purchased the palette. But maybe your not a psycho like me and don't want shadows for the sake of just having them, like a prized possession. >.>
In conclusion, its totally worth the price tag alone for the metal crush eyeshadows and then you can count the other 12 as a bonus lol. I am honestly surprised that the palette is still in stock considering how fast last years went, but maybe they were prepared.
I do have a question for anyone who has both this palette and the Shade and Light palette, are the formulas the same? I've been wanting that but I'm a little put off now after trying these mattes... I'd love to know :)