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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette and Brush


kat von d shade and light

Every once in awhile an amazing new beauty product comes along and the new Kat Von D palette is one of those. Since the day I opened this, I can’t get enough. Lack of sleep or allergy induced puffiness my face can still look sleek and flawless with the help of this amazing palette.

With the enclosed guide this palette makes contouring at home easy as pie. I love the different shades and am amazed how quick it can slim and brighten my face. I’m debating buying out the stock and hiding it in a safe. I don’t think I can live without it now!

shade and light palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette $46.00
An exclusive contour palette featuring three shades for contouring and three shades for highlighting, designed to shape and define facial features to create a look of authentic dimensionality.

What it does:
An expert sketch artist, Kat Von D uses shadow and light to create depth and dimension in her captivating portraits, infusing them with lifelike authenticity. Take artistry shading into your own hands with this Shade + Light Contour Palette. Effortlessly sculpt, chisel, shape, and slenderize your features for enhanced definition. Unlike traditional bronzing powders, the Shade + Light Contour Palette is loaded with a unique selection of matte shades that capture the true hues of shadow and light. The three contour shades create realistic shadows to recede facial features, while the three highlight shades impart a soft luminosity to amplify dimension. A true artist’s palette specially designed to be used with the Shade + Light Contour Brush, these silky, buildable powders blend effortlessly into the skin for a flawless, fade-proof finish that flatters every skin tone or face shape. This set is exclusively available at Sephora.

This set contains:
– 3 x 0.16 oz Shade powder in Sombre (true taupe), Shadowplay (soft brown), Subconscious (deep brown)
– 3 x 0.08 oz Light powder in Lucid (pinkish nude), Lyric (yellow beige), Levitation (soft peach)
-Step-by step guide

What else you need to know:
The palette includes an illustrated step-by step tutorial featuring three easy, artistic ways to define your cheekbones, slim your face, and shape your nose. The Shade + Light Contour Brush is sold separately.

Follow the included insert—illustrated by Kat herself—and master the art of contouring in three simple ways: Define cheekbones: sculpt and chisel your appearance. Slim your face: slenderize features and define the jawline. Shape your nose: taper your silhouette.

shade and light brush

Brushes usually don’t get me too excited I have always used my fingers to apply most of my makeup. Not fancy but I find it works well. But the Kat Von D Shade & Light Countour Brush is a brush worth my excitement. The brush is so soft and holds the makeup well without making a mess. Its so exceptionally soft it makes smooth and precise application a breeze.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush $36
What it is:
An exclusive dual-ended brush that is ergonomically designed with an angled end for contouring and a tapered dome end for highlighting—all encased within a sleek protective case.

What it does:
Experience the transformative power of contouring with this advanced multipurpose brush. Specially designed by Kat Von D to be paired with the Shade & Light Contour Palette, this brush’s powerful two-in-one design combines density of a contouring brush with the tapered accuracy of a highlighting brush to deliver ultimate precision and versatility. Glide the angled end along the hollows of your cheeks and temples for effortless sculpting; guide the tapered dome end along desired areas to enhance and illuminate features. Artfully constructed with super soft, white-tipped synthetic bristles on both ends, its gradient brush hairs expertly pick up and diffuse high-pigment powders for seamless blending. This ultimate contouring tool comes encased within a beautiful coffin-shaped case to keep it protected on the go.

Exclusively available at Sephora.

Available for purchase at Sephora stores or online at

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post all opinions are 100% my own.

Get The Look: Lorde at the 2015 Golden Globes in Kat Von D Beauty

WHO: Lorde, Golden Globe Nominee for Best Original Song (“Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I)

MAKEUP BY: Amber D for Kat Von D Beauty

INSPIRATION: “We really wanted to play with a look that was strong and powerful but that felt classic. The Golden Globes is such a glamorous event so it was key to look chic but to also stick to Lorde’s sharp edgy style. I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA last week and was awestruck and inspired by a breathtaking painting from Mark Rothko that had washes of orange and red juxtaposed next to dirty greys, which made me feel like it might be time to revisit a more orange based lip this awards season.” – Amber D for Kat Von D Beauty

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “Lorde is fearless and never afraid to try new looks so we wanted to try a look that was classic but that also felt new. To start, we created a luminous base using the Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer ($32) and blended it with a moisturizer for maximum hydration and luminosity. A tiny amount of Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation ($34) was buffed over the face using Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 ($32) and was delicately perfected using Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer ($25) with Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 ($24) to ensure a flawless complexion. To finish off the face, we added a sheer flush and slight contour and highlight, as we wanted to keep the main focus on the eyes and lips. For the eyes, we set brows with a clear gel and applied washes of neutral color of the Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette ($46) by swiping shimmer shadows across the lid and then sculpting the corners with matte shades. We added a striking accent to the eye with an unexpected bronze liner using Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Hyde ($20) to make the eyes sparkle and then finished off with a few false lashes and gentle coats of Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara ($20). And for the lips, we made them pop with a mix of lip balm and Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess ($21), a gorgeous matte hot orange red.”

kat von d monarch palette

PRODUCTS: Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer ($32), Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation ($34), Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer ($25), Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette ($46), Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Hyde ($20), Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara ($20), Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess ($21), Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 ($32), Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 ($24)


Kat Von D’s Studded Lipsticks are as cool as they look!


Check out these gorgeous mini-studded lipsticks from Kat Von D!

These gorgeous and innovative lipsticks coat your lips with bold color, last for 10 hours and feel amazing! Don’t know which one to pick? How about this cute set – which contains 9 of her top selling colors!?

This set includes the following shades:


Designed to look as rock ‘n roll as its wearer, this revolutionary, hybrid lipstick is formulated with Color Cushion Technology that combines 10-hour wear, one-swipe payoff, and velvet touch comfort. This color-true lipstick leaves lips supple, and its wide color spectrum offers stunning shades, including red for every skintone, statement-making colors, and classic, everyday neutrals.


All of these are available individually or as a set at Sephora!

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

PHOTO: Kat Von D gives Miley Cyrus a new tattoo!

Kat Von D gave Miley Cyrus this new tattoo. The artist wrote:

What do you think of her new ink?