Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mini Product Review ***Kat Von D - Saint & Sinner Palette***

Price & Purchase Process & Packaging:

Kat Von D’s Saint and Sinner palette was purchased from Sephora for $62 the day it went live for sale online. Even though the palette was/is in high demand, I received it within two days from Sephora. The first one shipped to me was damaged with four shades cracked and falling apart throughout the palette. I made a quick call to Sephora’s customer service department and they replaced the palette and I received it within two days. As with every Kat Von D product I own, the exterior packaging was extremely detailed, ornate, and is indicative of Kat Von D’s style. Inspired by “vibrant stained glass windows of gothic cathedrals,” the palette’s packaging showcases Kat’s beautiful artistry while keeping with the dignity & integrity of the origin of the cathedrals it represents.

Pigmentation & Color Payoff & Performance:

One thing I really enjoy about Kat Von D’s eyeshadow palette is the complete and utter originality in each palette. It is easily in the top 5 of my favorite eyeshadow formulations. The wide and varying range of shadows and finishes in the palette is remarkable and the depth of the pigmentation is indeed impressive. This palette allows the user to create a number of eye looks, from a more conservative and muted look to an eccentric and bold look. From the description of the palette on the Sephora website, “The Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette features 24 pigment-packed shades inspired by the kaleidoscopic stained glass windows of old world gothic cathedrals. Embrace your softer side with 12 saintly shades—dreamy, wearable, and effortlessly romantic. Unleash your inner Sinner with 12 bold color pops—empowering, unexpected, and insanely pigmented.” Nothing could be truer than the previous statement. Kat Von D’s last several holiday palettes have been well received by the beauty community and unlike other brands who skimp on production during the holidays, Von D’s palette are consistent regardless of the time of year.

Overall Product Presentation:

I was late hopping on the Kat Von D loyalty train and I had to purchase the Monarch, the Chrysalis, the Sepentina and the Metal/Matte palettes from secondary markets after production.  The year I refused to miss out on the Saint & Sinner palette and grabbed it the day it launched. I think this palette is jazzy and original and can create a multitude of looks appropriate for many different occasion, many skin tones, and the varying needs of the everyday consumer. When I made my list of products that I was going to purchase for this holiday, this palette was on the list and I am very pleased to have it among my collection.

Rating: 5/5

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