Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette Review



With so many contour palettes out there I wanted to go with the one that is best for my medium skin tone. Most of the palettes caterer to fair skin and with the only option to buy the palette of my choice online, I had to go with the one that was raved about. Also, there were so many swatch pictures and videos online that I could check before spending my buck.





What is it:
An exclusive contour palette featuring three shades for contouring and three shades for highlighting, designed to shape and define facial features to create a look of authentic dimensionality.

What it does:
An expert sketch artist, Kat Von D uses shadow and light to create depth and dimension in her captivating portraits, infusing them with lifelike authenticity. Take artistry shading into your own hands with this Shade + Light Contour Palette. Effortlessly sculpt, chisel, shape, and slenderize your features for enhanced definition. Unlike traditional bronzing powders, the Shade + Light Contour Palette is loaded with a unique selection of matte shades that capture the true hues of shadow and light. The three contour shades create realistic shadows to recede facial features, while the three highlight shades impart a soft luminosity to amplify dimension. A true artist’s palette specially designed to be used with the Shade + Light Contour Brush, these silky, build-able powders blend effortlessly into the skin for a flawless, fade-proof finish that flatters every skin tone or face shape. This set is exclusively available at Sephora.

Source: Sephora





My Take on the Product:

The Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette comes with three contour shades and three highlight shades. Each pan in the palette has good amount of product making it equivalent to any high end eye shadow palette. If you are someone who loves contouring like me, then this palette is the one that you need in your life.

The most important content in the palette is the shade range that it offers, which in this case if perfect. The contour shade Sombre (true taupe) is a perfect cool toned color which suits light to medium skin tones. If you have deeper skin, then Shadowplay (soft brown), Subconscious (deep brown) are the ones for you. I have used all three contour shade depending on the how chiseled I want to look. One more factor that makes this palette best is the kind of pigmentation it offers. One dip in the pan is all you need. Most of the time it becomes difficult to blend pigmented shades, but not with this one. No matter which brush you use with the palette, blending those pigmented shades won’t bother you.

All praises makes this sound true good to be true, but there is one thing you might or might now be ok with is the ability to refill pans. If you have seen or used Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit you know what I am taking about.










  • Beautiful travel friendly packaging
  • Pigmented shades
  • Blendability
  • Good shades for medium skin tone
  • Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates free.


  • Expensive
  • Pans cannot be replaced
  • Availability in India.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Highly Recommend! If you are looking for one contour palette which will solve the purpose this is the one that you need to go for. Highly pigmented, blendable, travel friendly packaging, name it and you get it. Love everything about the palette, including the cost that I had to pay. One more product that has acquired holy grail status.

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