In December, Kat Von D came out with a new palette, Innerstellar. If you do not know yet, I am a huge fan of the Kat Von D makeup. I think I squealed when I saw it come out and it was so hard to not just buy it. When this came out, my Christmas list was complete and I really thought that I would not be getting this as a gift. However, I decided to wait to purchase it and I am happy I did since my husband surprised me and got it for me 😀
If you are familiar with the Chrysalis and Monarch pallettes by Kat Von D, the packaging and the concept is the same except it is a more cool toned / neutral palette. It has a nice variety of shades and all the colours go well together. Sometimes I find palettes overwhelming and not sure how to create a look with it, but I found this one inspiring, hence this post.
Packaging: nice and sturdy cardboard, magnetic closure, about half and inch, inside is a big mirror and the back of the palette has all the names of the eyeshadow colours.
Inside: the palette is divided in 3 quads, 12 shadows total, 3 are bigger for the highlighter shades (Lycan, Vast and Gravitron), 4 matte colours (Gravitron, Killing Moon, Astrological and Night Crawler), 1 duel chrome (Lycan), 3 shimmer colours (Dios, Lunacy and Darkstar) and 4 satin finish (Moonstone, 3am, Moonshine and Vast).
Other than some of the reasons that I mentioned above, I remain impressed by the quality of the Kat Von D eyeshadow formula. They are very creamy and pigmented. I keep being surprised by how pigmented these are that I have to adjust and blend a lot since I keep forgetting. They do have a some powder kick up when you dip your brush in the shadow but that does not bother me. The reason they do that is the formula; and for all the great creamyness and pigmentation, I am not complaining about that at all. You only need a dab of the shadow to get colour pay off so this palette will last for ever. The only colour I had fallout is Dios because it is the most “glittery” colour in the palette.
Overall, I love this palette for its pigmentation, colour choices and quality.
Here are 4 looks that I created with this palette. I wanted to show some variety and also some day-to-day looks that you can do with this palette. You could also take one of these looks easily from day to night by smoking it out with more Night Crawler, or adding a bold black wing liner and also smoking out your bottom lashes. Enjoy!
Look #1: Everyday Glam
Using mainly the 1st quad.
Killing Moon in the crease;
Moonstone on the lid;
3am to darken the outer corner;
Orion in the inner corner and a little on the lid;
and Lycan under my brow.
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Captivating and Julep’s lip gloss in Splendid.
Look #2: Vampy
Using mainly the 3rd quad.
Astrological in the crease;
Lunacy on the lid;
Dios in the inner corner of the eye and on the bottom of my lashes;
Night crawler in the outer corner of the eye;
and Graviton under my brow.
Kat Von D blush in Truth and NARS audicious lipstick in Liv
Look #3 Everyday Purple
Using mainly the 2nd quad.
Astrological in the crease;
Darkstar all over the lid
Orion in the corner of the eye;
Lycan under the brow;
And a slight tapping of Dios on top of the lid.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure and Julep Plush Pout Lip Crayon in Almond Nude.
Look #4: Neutral
Mixing the neutrals.
Killing Moon mixed into in the crease;
Vast on the bottom lashes;
Lunacy in on the lid;
Astrological in the outer corner;
and Gravitron under the brow and in the inner corner.
Makeup Geek Blush in Spellbound and NARS Audicious lipstick in Anita.