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 www.sephora.com.

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

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Introducing Kim Kardashian, the “Platinum Pimp”!


All anyone is talking about today is Kim Kardashian’s decision to dye her black hair platinum blonde. The horror!

The reality star paid a visit to the L’Atelier Blanc salon in Paris over the weekend and received this shocking new shade. Just in time for Paris Fashion Week!

In an Instagram selfie, Kim said, “It’s hard out here for a platinum pimp! Thank you @FredericMennetrier for touching up my blond.” (I wouldn’t exactly call that blonde!

Kim revealed to PEOPLE exclusively that her decision to dye her signature brunette tresses was inspired by a pop icon.

“I’ve always had this image of Madonna with platinum hair in my references folder on my computer and I’ve been waiting a long time to try the look,” she told PEOPLE. “I thought what better time than right now for Paris Fashion Week.”

And while we’re waiting for Madonna’s response to Kim’s new look, another platinum pop star shared her own feelings about the star’s hair — Miley Cyrus. The singer reposted a photoshopped picture from her colorist Justin Anderson, which shows Miley doing a crying Kim’s hair. (Beauty is pain, right?)

Would you go platinum blonde? I think it just looks so bizarre. I’m not a fan.

How ’bout you?



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POND’s + Jonathan Adler Collaborate.


We’re excited to officially announce the latest #ChicAndClassique beauty collaboration: POND’S + Jonathan Adler!

These two iconic brands teamed up to create limited-edition, refillable vanity cases for POND’S popular Wet Cleansing Towelettes. The vanity cases – one green and one light blue – feature a geometric print and were designed to make a statement on any vanity or nightstand. Now, women will be tempted to display their Towelettes out in the open instead of hiding them away in medicine cabinets.


I’m sure you’re already familiar with these makeup-removing must-haves, but as a refresher, POND’S Wet Cleansing Towelettes feature a unique diamond texture and instantly hydrate skin while they cleanse. They come in four different varieties: Original Fresh, Evening Soothe, Exfoliating Renewal and Luminous Clean. Each POND’S + Jonathan Adler vanity case comes filled with the Original Fresh variety but can easily be refilled with any of the four.

The green POND’S + Jonathan Adler Wet Cleansing Towelettes vanity case will be available beginning this Sunday, 3/8 at Target & Target.com (for $7.49 each), and the pale blue version will be available at Walgreens in April .

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New! Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

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Yes, yes a million times yes! As I was putting on my many layers of creams and serums yesterday I thought why the heck are there so many and why do none of them have an SPF. Murad heard my call and the mailman delivered a bottle that contains everything I need in one step!

The new Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is a broad spectrum SPF 30. So it protects my skin from future damage while improving the appearance of lines, wrinkles and my skins texture. And the serum is so light and silky it feels like silk going on and leaves my skin so smooth. It works great with makeup or alone. Seriously this stuff is fantastic. I will update how its working on my skin and a few weeks use. Until then I need to plot what to do with all my extra time now that I don’t have to spackle layers of cream and SPF on every day.

invisiblur murad swatch

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $65
Flawless and fabulous in just one step. This invisible skin perfecting shield blends together advanced treatment, primer and SPF technologies to immediately blur and protect while combating the signs of aging.

The barley oil used in this formula is a naturally gluten-free substance.

Massage evenly over face, neck and chest. May be applied under makeup or worn alone.

Treats | Blurs | Protects
• 71% saw fewer fine lines and wrinkles.*
• 94% saw improved smoothness and texture.*
• 100% invisible SPF 30 protection


You  can learn more about Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield and purchase at www.murad.com.


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

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