Thursdays with Cheeky Rox: Kat Von D Serpentina Palette Review & Tutorial
Kat Von D has added another gorgeous eyeshadow palette to her extensive line of cruelty free makeup! Yay! The Kat Von D Serpentina Palette is brand new and definitely a hot product on the market right now! The palette contains eight pressed eyeshadows and one loose pigment. I’ve always been a huge fan of Kat Von D’s makeup line and as soon as I saw the deep, jewel-toned shades I knew this palette would be fun to play around with!
There are six shimmer shadows and two mattes. The shimmers are absolutely stunning. They’re extremely pigmented and creamy, plus they have excellent color payoff. They could definitely pass as metallics! I do get a little bit of fall out when applying them because the shadows are just that pigmented. This is actually really common when eyeshadows are extremely pigmented and buttery like these are, so personally, it doesn’t bother me too much. An easy way to work around this is to do your eye makeup before your foundation! That way, if there is any fallout, you can easily wipe it away.
The shimmers are composed of lots of colorful jewel tones that are simply stunning. When I saw the palette, I absolutely fell in love with the shade Scarab! How gorgeous is that deep teal?! Kat Von D did include two neutral shimmer shades. Medusa is a dark champagne gold and Ankh is a black with gold shimmer. Even the neutrals have incredible pigmentation. I honestly love all six shimmers and cannot wait to create fun looks with them!
The two matte shades are Venom and Bloodmilk. Venom is a true purple and Bloodmilk is a deep, wine-red. Bloodmilk instantly caught my eye – it’s one of the most beautiful reds I’ve ever seen! The formula of the matte shades is a bit more patchy than the shimmer shades, but you can definitely work around it. I usually use a flat synthetic eyeshadow brush to pack on the shadow and that seems to help a lot!
The Kat Von D Serpentina Palette also includes a loose pigment called Prophet. Prophet is a true yellow gold. The pigment is finely-milled and easy to blend out. It has really nice pigmentation and I love the beautiful, warm undertone. I think this pigment will match any and all of the pressed eyeshadows in the Serpentina Palette!
If you’re looking to add a little color into your life, I totally recommend the Kat Von D Serpentina Palette. There’s lots of color but the shades are still very wearable and unique. If you want to see my full review and tutorial, just watch the video below!