Hue Review: Kat Von D Contour Palette

So a few weeks ago, I mentioned that the Anastasia Contour Kit was a total bust for me. The highlight shades were ok, but the contour powders were a hot mess. So I returned that kit and picked up the Kat Von D one instead. I’ve been putting it to the test- did it fare any better?


kat von d insideIn short, absolutely! This has become almost an everyday palette for me. The powders are all so smooth and have great pigment! The highlight powders are not chalky, although I still haven’t used the darkest highlight shade (Levitation). But I love mixing Lucid and Lyric for underneath my eyes. It gives a nice subtle brightening effect and doesn’t look dry under the eye. I think the banana tone in the Lyric shade would be a little too much for my personal preference if used alone. But if you’re a huge fan of banana powders, this is a great one! I can’t say much to these shades individually though because I usually mix them. The contour shades are just as smooth and not patchy at all. They are super pigmented though so you have to be careful! But if you do overdo it, these powders are super easy to blend out.


kat von d swatches

Top to Bottom: Lucid, Lyric, Levitation, Sombre, Shadowplay, Subconscious

I have used every single one of the contour shades and I freaking love them. Sombre is one of my favorite products to contour with. It has crazy pigmented and a perfect cool undertone for my skin tone. It just casts the perfect shadow- which is why the name is so perfect! Shadowplay is maybe a hint darker than Sombre and definitely warmer. I love to use this shade to bronze. It gives the perfect amount of warmth to the skin. Subconscious is definitely too dark to use on my skin tone. I would worry that it would look muddy. But I do love to use this as an eyeshadow! It’s a great shade for the crease or for the outer corner depending on the smokiness and intensity you’re going for.


Overall, this product seriously outperformed the Anastasia kit! I also love that these pans are magnetic and removable, so you can de-pot and put in a Z palette if you want. And if you go through one shade more than others, you can get a new pan without replacing the whole palette. I would highly recommend this palette to anyone who’s on the market! Just seriously amazing quality!


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