I feel like I've been talking about Kat Von D a lot lately! But that's because I've recently gotten into the brand. And when I get into a brand, I'm non-stop chatter about it for months! So you guys are right in the middle of my current obsession!
Recently, I purchased the Chrysalis Palette during Sephora's 15% for VIBs sale. I didn't do a sale haul, because if I started adding things to my cart, I would just go crazy. Plus, Ulta was having 20% off at the time, and I got the Clarisonic Mia 2 from them. So I couldn't go full ape at both places. This palette was the one thing I chose, because a) I'm recently and currently obsessed with KVD, b) it's brand new, and c) the Esperanza palette is already sold out and it's also pretty new. So I was afraid that I would miss out on this palette if I didn't jump on it. She also released a neutral palette at the same time called the Monarch Palette. It's very pretty, but I've purchased a few new neutrals lately. So I went for the colorful one!
The packaging is cardboard, but still very sturdy. It's throw-in-your-purseable. I'm a little baffled at why it has three jumbo shades and the other nine are about the same size as what are normally in her palettes. But whatever! As with the Esperanza shadows, some of these are a bit chalky. The only one I don't love is the light pink shade. It looks deeper in the photo above, but you can tell from the swatches that it's a barely-there shade. It's probably too light for me to use all over the lid, and it's too pink to use as a highlight. So I'm not sure when and how I'll use this, but I'm sure I'll try eventually. The rest of the shades are GORGEOUS! So pigmented and the colors are just beautiful. A few mattes, a few metallics, and a few satins. Overall, I'm in love! Here are all the swatches for you:
|Using only shadows from this palette and a color tattoo as base|
just in the center of my lids. I also used Anastasia Beverly Hills
for the brows, and NYX Lipstick in Butter.