Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette

Happy October friends! Can you believe how quickly this year has flown by? It's crazy! Well, enough reminiscing (for now), and let's get to the beauty. Today I'll be reviewing Kat Von D's Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette* ($58 CAD). Back in July I reviewed the Monarch Eyeshadow Palette, which I absolutely fell in love with. I just needed to try out it's purple toned sister! I personally love wearing purple shadows, especially when they're mixed with neutral tones.

Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette

"From subtle to sultry, experience a rebirth of color and explore endless eye looks with the Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette. Featuring cool-toned shades in an ingenious arrangement that gives you the biggest basics and the most accent hues, now you'll have the freedom to create your heart out without running out of the go-to colors. Relish in the luxurious texture of triple-milled powder, which picks up instantly and lays down with a one-sweep, full-coverage application. The patented Power Last™, long-wearing formula gives you buildable, from dawn-to-dusk drama, while an infusion of antioxidants including rose extract and vitamins A, C, and E all work to keep your eyelids hydrated and protected." - Sephora

Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D's Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette comes packaged beautifully - a purple and blue magnetic case decorated with original artwork by Kat herself. The one and only issue I have with the packaging is that the shadow names are not printed inside the palette, only on the back of the case. Not a huge issue, but I do know that this matters to a lot of makeup junkies (myself included). There is a large mirror inside the palette, which you can use to apply the shadows or touch up throughout the day.

Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Just like the shadows in the Monarch palette, these shadows are seriously creamy and pigmented. There's a really nice mix of mattes (Hybrid Moments, Glasswing, & Black Milk), shimmers, and glitters. The top row of larger shadows can be used as bases or highlighters. My favourite eye look has been using Transition as a base, Mezzanine in the crease, Glasswing as a transition colour, and Lucid as a brow bone highlighter. Without primer, these shadows last about 7 hours before they start to fade, which I find pretty darn impressive! A primer or cream shadow base helps to prolong the wear time even further.

Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette EOTD

Kat Von D has done it again - I'm seriously impressed with this palette! The shadows are smooth, creamy, pigmented, and very easy to blend out & work with. Have you tried any of Kat Von D's shadows before? 

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8 comments:

  1. I wasn't too keen on the palette at first, but then BAM, that eyeshadow look you created IS GORGEOUS. And those swatches!! SO PIGMENTED. I seriously need one of Kat's palettes now, but I actually am not a fan of the packaging.

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    1. Aw thanks Vanessa! The pigmentation and formula of her shadows is incredible :)

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  2. Wow, these look so beautifully pigmented! Such a pretty look you've created with the palette and thanks for the swatches! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  3. I love Kat Von D's palettes! I really wish I got this one, but I got the Monarch palette instead. kinda regretting that because this one is so pretty!

    skinstuffbykaty.blogspot.com

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    1. Both this one and the Monarch palette are beautiful!! I don't think you can go wrong with either :)

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  4. The look you created is gorgeous! What a beautiful palette :)

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Laura