Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review: Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette!

Not Your Typical Neutral Palette!

Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette
Recently the Kat Von D Monarch Palette has been really raved about in the Youtube community so I had to give it a try myself! I own too many neutral palettes for my own good but what can I say? I love them! They are perfect for everyday and suite my brown eyes very well (gotta enhance what you have! haha) When I initially heard about it I thought it wasn't going to be anything special. But... this palette is AMAZING! It has a nice mix of cool and warm tones which makes it seem like you really have a 2-in 1 palette! Not to mention that the packaging itself is a work of art! Here's a close up of the colors:
Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette
The color selection is perfect! You have your warm golds and browns + your cool silvers and grays that makes the palette really versatile. I love how its designed, you have the most used shades at the very top ( highlights and all over lid color) in a bigger size just so you don't run out of them too quickly. That was a huge plus because you always favor 1-2 shades in a palette and once it runs out it's a depressing day haha. I wanted to include another picture of the palette taken with flash just so you can see how vibrant these shades are!
Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette
The texture of these shadows is incredible! They are buttery smooth, almost cream like feeling. They are easy to blend and super pigmented! I'm really impressed with this palette and just excited to come up with some looks! Here are the swatches:
Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette
First off  I want to name the three bigger shadows on top from left to right:
*Entomology- a matte cream, perfect brow bone highlight shade! It's super smooth to the touch and decently pigmented.
*Telepathy- a metallic golden beige, a great shade for all over the lid!
*Tiny Death- a matte based cream with silver glitter, this shade was tricky because it doesn't translate too well on the lid. Once you tap your brush the glitter falls off so it's actually similar to Entomology.
Now here are the rest of the shades from left to right:
*Wrath- a burnt orange shade with a golden sheen, for the most part this shadow is matte. Its the most unique color from the palette and what sold me on getting it! It's an amazing color to warm up any look.
*Papilio- a chocolate brown pearl shade, it's a beautiful shade to smoke out a look that's still wearable during the day!
*Summerfly- a warmer golden shade with a more metallic finish. This color looks awesome all over the lid or just placed on the center of the lid for a pop of color! I love golds and this one is really great.
*Killing Jar- a light peachy shade with a pearl finish. As soon as I saw this color I knew I would love it! It looks really good wet all over the lid or even as an inner corner highlight.
*Delaney- a metallic taupe-pewter shade. I love taupes and this one has great color payoff! Just a great color that would pair very well with anything.
*Vanish- a matte light taupe with a hint of brown, great blending shade!
*Disintegration- a metallic olive toned brown with a golden shimmer. This color I love for warming up a look for a night out. It's super pigmented and beautiful!
*Shadow Box- a matte deep brown, an essential color for any palette.
*Deadhead- a matte black, another essential color but wasn't as opaque as I expected.
Bottom line: This palette is a must have if you're looking for one that would be wearable for the daytime but can also transition into the night! It's a Sephora exclusive which retails for $46 (less than the Naked Palettes!) and well worth it! The shadows are amazing and the colors pair together like a dream. The packaging is also a work of art and would look awesome on your vanity! I would recommend to order it online from the Sephora site via Ebates so you can get some cash back. I tend to justify my more expensive purchases that way haha. :-)


  1. oh lord that wrath shade!! Love it! Great review ;)

    1. Yes! It's gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by! :-)