Hello friends. Of course one of my last purchases of 2016 had to be this exclusive collaboration between Too Faced and Kat Von D. When I first heard about the collaboration through the beauty community, I couldn't have been more excited. I recently immersed myself in the Kat Von D Beauty world and instantly fell in love. I so far have been loving anything from her brand, and to see her collab with another beauty brand, made me love her that much more. It's rare to see two brands merge together, considering they're technically competing against each other.
The edgy bold-ness of Kat Von D Beauty meets the bubbly, pink and pretty style of Too Faced. It's perfectly captured in this awesome dual palette. I absolutely love that the palette is stuck together magnetically, and can be separated easily into two.
The Too Faced side came with 6 eyeshadow shades featuring 2 mattes and 3 shimmery ones. Also, you get a full sized Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara! The mascara itself is already $30 regular price, so that almost covers about half the price of the set!
I adore the gold accent on the pink packaging.
I haven't used a Too Faced palette in a long long time, considering I own two of them. I recall loving the formula of the eyeshadows, but this one was.. okay.
The thing that I was disappointed with was the mattes. They were very dry and chalky, and I definitely don't see myself using the pink eyeshadow. The shade that had the best colour payoff was "friendspiration" which was a very pretty copper bronze. Heart of Gold was a second favourite, an absolutely pretty bright pale yellow gold. From what I remember, my Too Faced palettes used to be my favourite, so it was a bit disappointing to see that this one was a bit of a downer.
Being a new KVD Beauty enthusiast, I was most excited about this side of the collection. I actually purchased the Kat Von D Shade + Light eye palette at IMATS, and have yet to swatch it or use it. LOL. Yeah, it sometimes takes me a while to find time to play with my makeup. What I love most about this side is the versatility in the shades, and the fact it came with a full size of my new holy grail eyeliner. I get compliments everytime I do a winged liner, because this eyeliner does the job so well.
The signature silver on black. I can spot a Kat Von D product from a mile away.
I noticed on the palette that it said "Vol. 1" as in volume 1. Should we expect another collaboration in the near future??
I live for these shades. The red is kind of out there, and a bit out of place, but I will try to make it work because of how pretty it is.
The Kat Von D eyeshadows hit it out of the ballpark for me. The colour payoff was amazing, and the matte shades had depth and rarely needed effort to get a good swipe. The stars of this side were definitely darling, swoon and devotion. I have never seen a black eyeshadow so black. Swoon was gorgeous, but I just need to find a way to use it without making my eyes look like I have a rash haha.
With both of these palettes swatched side by side, I only see a few colour combinations that could work together, if I were to use both palettes at once. I felt like they should have worked out shades that could literally be "better together". I feel like most people would be using the two palettes as their own, rather than mixing shades from both.
Overall, I found the palette to be worth it; if you're new to trying both Kat Von D and Too Faced products. The shades aren't that different from previous palettes, so I can see why a lot of people didn't bother to pick this up. Being a make-up hoarder that I am, I love that I own this palette and it's in my collection. It's uniqueness and the whole idea of collaborating has sold me for sure.
What two beauty brands are you hoping will collaborate together one day?