Kat Von D True Romance Ludwig Palette

August 29, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Posted in Beauty | Leave a comment

I’ve had this palette for some time now, and though I did get it from the US, it wasn’t purchased during my recent trip, but I’m lumping it all under US haul anyways.

I hadn’t been too impressed by my previous experience with Kat Von D’s Rock n Roll Eyeshadow Duo but I’d also heard that the True Romance palettes are much better in terms of quality. So I decided to give it another shot.

Firstly, I have to give Kat Von D credit for lovely packaging and detailing. Being a tattoo artist by trade, the artsy touches on the box (roses), inner cover (stars) and seal (crest) are all great details that showcases her as a personality.

The box itself is a matte black with gold rose motif, that feels well-made and looks gorgeous.

The palette opens up to a full-size mirror, 2 tiny brush applicators and 8 eyeshadows. Naturally Ludwig would be a neutral palette. =P

The shades are: Lucifer, Orbi, Dimebag, Tequila, Clay, Downtown, Baroque and Leather.

Unlike some of the other True Romance palettes, all 8 shades are powder shadows. The inky black Lucifer is the anchor shade in this otherwise neutral palette, which makes this a day-to-night-possible palette. Just smoke things out with Lucifer and you can possibly turn a neutral office-friendly look into a smokey night-out look.

Lucifer and Leather (extreme left and extreme right) are the only two matte shades, while all the shades in between have various degrees of shimmer. My favorites are Orbi (olive/khaki green) and Downtown (champagne shimmer).

With the exception of the matte shades, which takes a bit of work to get going, all other shades are smooth, pigmented and extremely blendable. They’re very long-lasting and with a eye primer/base, they last all day without creasing and minimal fading.

This was the first True Romance palette I wanted to try, and I’m happy to say that the experience prompted me to go take another look at the other palettes out there =P


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