A beautiful new eyeshadow palette fell into my lap not too long ago and at a steal too! Regularly priced at $39, I found the Kat Von D True Romance eyeshadow palette Poetica for only $14 at Marshalls! SCORE! At first glance I didn’t think I’d get much use out of these colours, but after a few weeks of testing and playing I’ve grown quite attached to this little palette of wonderous colours and their amazing formulas. Let’s take a closer look.
The cute little compact comes with 8 different eyeshadow shades with two neutrals, three purples, a white, black and copper orange. From left to right you have Forgiveness (pearly butter cream), Sand Timer (pearly sand), Chandelier (pearly copper), Tijuana (black and brown with gold sparkle), Wonderland (dark burgundy with pearly gold), Skiba (purple with pearly gold), Babe (lavender), and You Alone (matte vanilla). The palette also comes with a mini waterproof Puro Amor Black Autograph Pencil Liner!
You can probably tell from the swatches that the two neutral shades are actually quite translucent and aren’t as bold as Kat Von D shadows tend to be. But the remaining 6 shades are bright and bold and the buttery formula creates amazing colour and coverage after only one swipe! All 8 of the shadows have a lovely shimmer, but of course Tijuana and Wonderland do create a more sparkly eye. Don’t get discouraged from these swatches through. The sparkles are subtle and are perfect for accents and to add a little something. I love using Tijuana under the lower lashes for a little pop!
Ps. Just like all other Kat Von D shadows and products, these eyeshadows are created without the use of parabens, but ARE formulated with rose extracts, keeping your lids moisturized all day and lengthening the wear of your shadows!
Have you ever tried Kat Von D eyeshadows? Which are your favourite?