Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Kat Von D Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette

"The inspiration for this palette came more from a sentiment versus an actual muse. But if I had to choose a physical representation, I'd say it's inspired by the essence of Egypt—Cleopatra to be specific. Although she's portrayed as one of the most beautiful women in history, the truth is, her most powerful qualities were her intelligence and self-creation. She was the original pioneering woman."    —Kat Von D
What it is:
A limited-edition eye shadow palette inspired by the opulence and beauty of ancient Egypt. The palette features eight pressed powders in matte and metallic shimmer finishes, plus a removable jar of gold loose pigment.
Colors in this Palette:
  • Bloodmilk (matte brick red)
  • Medusa (bronze shimmer)
  • Ankh (matte black with gold glitter)
  • Queen (rust glitter)
  • Hieroglyph (copper shimmer)
  • Nile (ocean blue shimmer)
  • Scarab (emerald shimmer)
  • Venom (matte royal purple)
  • Prophet (fool's gold loose pigment)


Verdict: First off, I just have to say that I am living for the jewel tone shadows in this palette. This palette comes with five bright metallic shades, three matte shades plus a loose shimmer pigment. The metallic finish eye shadows are absolutely gorgeous. They apply soo smoothly and have an intense pigmentation. The three matte eye shadows, on the other hand, left more to be desired. I found Bloodmilk, Ankh, and Venom to be quite patchy and very difficult to work with. I should also note that because the majority of the shadows in the palette are shimmery there is a good amount of fallout but this can be reduced if you use an eye shadow primer. The palette has some great colors in it but no good transition shades. I'm definitely on the fence about this palette, I love Kat Von D products but for some reason I am on the fence about this palette. 

* If you would like to pick up your own Serpentina Palette it is currently available in-store and online for $45 at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

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