It was announced earlier last week that the metal matte palette would be going back on the [internet] shelves for the last time (it’s now sold out). This palette is a limited edition palette that came out during the holiday season, I picked mine up at Sephora at the beginning of December and absolutely love it.
As promised in my last post, here is my review on the Kat Von D Metal Matte palette.
Right off the bat, this is a large palette that measure 11.5″ long. The palette comes in a black pull out sleeve that reads metal and when you flip it it reads matte. Very cool effect.The palette itself has the same lettering on the front with an embossed effect. The feel of the palette is a thick cardboard yet soft surface.
Upon opening the palette the magnetic lid holds the lid tight which is great for travel if you choose to travel with it. I personally wouldn’t travel with it just because its super big. Once opened there is a mirror almost as big as the palette. In the inside of the palette there is a thick sheet of paper/cardboard that has 3 looks on it for you to recreate. I really like all 3 looks.
On the back of the palette the name of all the shades and their respective containers are written in a cool English font. None of the colors are shown on the back of the palette; just the names.
$60. This mega palette comes with 22 shadows; 9 metal crush and 13 matte. Since it is a limited edition palette I do feel it is worth the price. Along with this, the added bonus of it is that you’re getting 22 shadows that were created without harming animals and a humongous mirror! What other palette comes with this many shadows?
There is no scent at all. No harsh chemical smell.
The formula of the metal crush shades are very creamy without applying a shadow primer. Once you apply a primer the shadow the color comes out even more. The matte shades feel less creamy, but still feel easy to apply. It is harder to get color pay off without a primer so I would recommend using a good primer. My personal favorite is the Urban Decay potion primer.
All of the colors are highly pigmented and blend really well. I would recommend the following brushes when using this palette:
All of the colors are really pigmented and highly blendable. See the photo below to see the colors.
I like to like to wear a primer which helps lock the colors in and help them stay on with no creasing.
Great palette and well made. Although the size is a little bit of a disadvantage when it comes to traveling with it, I really appreciate the fact that you’re getting 22 shades that complement each other and are well made; most importantly CRUELTY FREE!!
What are your thoughts on this palette? If you haven’t seen my latest video, click here to check out how I used the palette!