I'm a huge fan of Kat Von D's eye shadow formula, so whenever she comes out with a new palette I get really excited! Kat Von D's Star Studded Eyeshadow Book* ($66 CAD) contains a whopping 24 shadows, broken down into 6 quads.
I love that this palette is broken down into six quads - each containing a neutral base shade, a lid shade, a crease shade, and an accent shade. Of course, you can combine shades from any of the six quads, but the quads are meant to make everything super easy. For some reason, Kat Von D decided to use a plastic sheet with shade names instead of simply printing the shade names right onto the palette. I find this super annoying, but it might not be so frustrating for the general population (i.e. non-bloggers).
Quad one contains neutrals and orange shades. Solar is a shimmery beige. Nephilim is a beautiful shimmery golden brown. Platonic is a shimmery golden copper. Mandala is a matte orange.
Quad 2 is for the neutral and metallics lovers. Damned is a matte yellow-beige, and unfortunately the formula of this shadow can be a bit chalky. Division is a beautiful metallic silver. Depeche is a shimmery golden brown. Brass Knuckles is a sheer gold. All four shadows had soft, creamy formulas, and were easy to apply & blend.
Quad 3 has some beautiful blue shadows. Anti-Star is a shimmery irridescent white highlight colour. Estrella is a gorgeous shimmery navy. Black Star has blue sparkles suspended in a black base. Starflyer is a matte royal blue with a very creamy and pigmented formula.
Quad 4 contains purple shadows, which I normally love, but these four shadows left me wanting more. Banshee is a shimmery highlight shade. Violator is a sheer lilac colour. Gothica is a glittery deep purple. Sadly, the formula of Gothica is very dry, and you get quite a bit of glitter fall out. Fascination Street is a sheer matte purple with a slightly dry formula.
Quad 5 contains neutral shadows that are just beautiful! Moz is a creamy beige colour. Heaven Knows is a shimmery taupe. Smiths is a shimmery brown with golden undertones. Leather is a deeper brown colour that works wonderfully in the crease.
Quad 6 contains grey and green shadows. Crosses is a sheer shimmery highlight shade. Covenant is a shimmery charcoal colour with a slightly dry formula. Craft is a green-grey glitter colour with a very dry formula. Cult is a bright green with golden shimmer. The formula of Cult is a a bit powdery.
This palette has some absolutely gorgeous colours (Starflyer, Depeche, Estrella, Mandala), but there are also some flops (Gothica, Fascination Street, Craft, Violator). I do think that the good shadows outshine the bad, so I would still recommend picking up this palette if you love playing with colour. Have you tried any of Kat Von D's palettes yet?