Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kat Von D Metal Orchestra Palette and Lightning Lipgloss

If you can recall, when the Kat Von D for Sephora makeup line first came out, I was extremely skeptical about it. Sephora house brand items have never been known for their quality, but the Kat Von D line is different. The shadows are silky smooth and pigmented, the glosses have the perfect light texture and the eyeliners are unique and easy to use.

What I also like about the line is that it fits my personal taste. I'm not really a frou-frou flowery pink-feather-boa kind of girl, if you haven't figured that out by now... ;-)

Anyway, two new additions to the line are the Metal Orchestra palette and the Lightning Lipgloss.

First Class, Techno, Thrasher, Dagger, Lucifer, Glock, Razor Gray, Slayer.

First Class, Techno, Thrasher, Dagger, Lucifer, Glock, Razor Gray, Slayer.

I'll admit, I don't wear blue or grey often, but I HAD to get this palette just for the names. Thrasher? Slayer? There's an eyeshadow called GLOCK for Pete's sake, of course I had to have it!

The shadows are really nice and dense, not at all flaky or chalky. The ones in this palette are a combination of shimmers and metallics and all are super soft and smooth. Very velvety. The pigmentation is great. The only one I'm not crazy about is Lucifer- it's smooth but not very rich. It looks like a deep black but it's hard to build the color. This color has also been included in every Kat palette so far. I think they should tweak this shade a little bit, but that's just me. And, once again, this palette includes two completely useless double-ended brushes (though they would make excellent lip brushes!).

One thing that surprised me is that there's a cream shadow in this palette- Slayer. It's a super smooth and light textured cream with a heavy metallic silver finish. I think this would make a great base for the shadows in this palette, but I haven't tried it yet. Cream shadows are usually a disaster, so I'll have to see how this one turns out.

As for the lipglosses, I had already purchased Bam, but then decided to get the set instead of buying the full sizes.

HOW METAL IS THAT?!?!?! I'm in love.

Saint, Bam, Fierce Red, Gunshine, Stormy.

Saint, Bam, Fierce Red, Gunshine, Stormy.

Saint is a sheer silvery white loaded with multicolored pastel shimmer. Bam is a sheer grape with red, blue and purple shimmer. Fierce Red is not really very fierce- sheer red with shimmer. Gunshine is a sheer charcoal that leans brown and is packed with multicolored shimmer- it's like the lipgloss version of OPI My Private Jet. Stormy is a slightly less sheer purple-burgundy shade with tons of multicolored shimmer.

These all have tons of microshimmer (not glitter) in them. It is extremely reminiscent of MAC Dazzleglass, my favorite gloss ever, but not sticky and with very little pigment.

The texture of the glosses is super light and smooth. It's not oily and it's not thick, I'm not sure what to compare it to, as I don't have any other glosses this texture. It's thin and smooth and extremely sheer.

The glosses have a nice yet unidentifiable scent. Sort of a vague fruity vanilla? They smell... purple. That's all I can think of. Purple.

I really like these products. I'm really glad that someone has a line that's a little more edgy, a little less trendy and definitely more fun than the rest. It's like the Kat Von D line is making up for Urban Decay's miserable failure at being edgy. Thank you, Kat, even though I know that you wear MAC.

These are available exclusively at Sephora.


  1. Wow, those look so hot! Awesome review Scrangie, you rock! Are you getting any of the MAC Holiday stuff? I'm getting the smoky eye pallete, I'm a sucker for those :-P

  2. gunshine is an odd one
    charcoal lipgloss

  3. Hi Scrangie - I am lovin' those! I just got the Kat Von D. holiday brush set and have those lipglosses on order, should get them tomorrow! Yay!

  4. The lip glosses are super pretty in exactly the weird way I like to be pretty. The packaging is gorgeous!

    I am glad Sephora did something right with their private brand. I tried the Sephora brand polish remover (not the Sephora by OPI). I had to use a ton. I didn't think I could asphyxiate myself and my neighbors with something non-acetone. The scent trailed down the hall. It was worst smelling polish remover and it left my nails oily. I'm still bitter obviously. LOL.

  5. omfg the lipgloss packaging!!!! I LOVE it! Kat rocks!

  6. Love these swatches!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. The packaging is cute but I never know how I would use her pallets.. they always look too similar to me! You should really do a look with these e/s's and gunshine lip gloss! I just really wanna see what they look like :)

  8. I have the gunshine and love it. It's sheer and a lot more wearable than an all out black gloss. I would describe the flavor as grape, so I guess "purple" is right on.

  9. ITA!! urban decay is so not edgy anymore. its kinda disappointing! :(

  10. OH!!!

    I sooo want a Kat Von D palette, and by the looks of your swatches, more so than EVER!!! thanks for sharing with us bloggettes!!!

  11. Those lip glosses are super hot! Have you tried the gunmetal colored one yet? That looks rather interesting :)

  12. I swatched the Kat Von D Beethoven palette at Sephora a couple of weeks ago and I was very impressed with the quality. I might pick it up at some point.

    I still love the quality of UD's shadows even if they aren't as edgy as they used to be. Scrangie, I'd love to see more posts on non-nail beauty items! I'm not a frou-frou girly girl either, so I'd be interested in hearing more about other products you like!

  13. Carla G, thank you! I haven't decided on MAC Holiday stuff yet. I can't decide what I want since this year it all seems to similar to other MAC I have. If I do get some I'll be sure to swatch it :)

    Anonymous, isn't it strange? Doesn't look weird on the lips, it's pretty much clear. I hoped it would look different!

    VampyVarnish, ooh I hope you like the glosses, I think they're super pretty! I haven't tried the brushes, I should go check 'em out :)

    Tarotbydiana, isn't that awesome? I was expecting to be seriously let down, but I was pleasantly surprised. The only other Sephora brand things I like are the Professionel brush line and the fat eyeliner crayon pencils they used to have.

    Jess, I agree! I think she's super pretty and very talented!

    Sanna, I thought you might like that :) It seems like it would match your style pretty well! <3

    Queenie, you're very, very welcome :)

    Lauren, will do! This palette is arranged better than the last two since *all* the colors match with each other. Very handy when you can't decide what to wear!

    Garnetstorm, I agree. Much more wearable! I wish it was a bit darker, but it's still cool :)

    Ocelot1, I wonder why they copped out all of a sudden. They used to be the coolest and now they're just run-of-the-mill :(

    Kimberly, you're very welcome! I love my Kat palettes, I hope they have more planned for the future!

    Steph, It was the first one I tried the minute I opened it :) It's much more sheer than I expected but gives a little bit of a dark tint :) Would look really cool over a red or violet lipstick!

    Megs, fantastic! It's so good to hear that, I will do more posts on beauty in the future :) I do like the quality of the Urban Decay shadows, I just wish they had more creative colors- adding glitter to beige does not make it "badass" lol, but they know I will buy it anyway :D

  14. I have to get those ass-kicking glosses. Now. *DROOL*

  15. Badbomben, they are really pretty layered over lipstick too :D


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