An all-in-one palette with eight matte, rich pigment shadows and an Autograph Pencil liner. This stellar matte eye shadow palette is formulated with rich, long-wearing pigment that prevents creasing, smudging, and fading all day and night. Smooth velvety shades glide onto eyelids, while colors layer seamlessly to create an array of customized neutral looks. The long-wear, on-the-go pencil liner glides onto eyelids for a flawless finish and is perfect for creating everyday neutral looks or intense smoky eyes.
Kat Von D’s newest True Romance palette in Ladybird features a mix neutral eye shadows in the following shades:
- Für Elise
- Immortal Love Mini Autograph Pencil
This palette comes in a black metal compact that snaps shut and contains a mirror inside. The lid is embossed with the image of a woman whose hair is made of wings. My only criticism is that a spring connects the lid to the pan and flops open instead of keeping the top upright so that you can use the mirror without holding the lid up.
The box packaging also deserves a mention. The palette comes in a cardboard box that unfolds like an intricate envelope. It’s not the most convenient of packaging, but is quite interesting.
This palette contains a mix of cool-toned, neutral, and warm-toned neutral shades. All of the shades in this palette are also matte, which is rare when it comes to eye shadow palettes.
The formula for the eye shadows is good, but not as buttery or smooth on the skin as I’ve found previous Kat Von D shadows to be.
The eye liner has a creamy formula that glides across the skin without skipping or tugging.
Ease of Use: 8.5/10
These eye shadows can apply with a little bit of unevenness, so you’ll probably want to blend over some of the colors to smooth out the finish.
For $36.00 you get 8 colors for a total of 0.4 ounces of shadow. Plus, you get a mini brown eye liner. For comparison, the Urban Decay Naked palette contains 12 colors for a total of 0.6 ounces of shadow, but costs $48. You do also get a mini primer potion and liner. Given the number of colors and items, Kat Von D’s palette actually costs more than the Naked palette.