Presents! – Benefit & Kat Von D Makeup haul!

Evening sweetpeas! How is everyone today?  My throat is still pretty sore but I’m recovering well.  It hurts to laugh and yawn so I keep trying not to although its quite hard!  I also can’t speak long sentences cause it hurts/aches my throat – my family are probably very happy to have some peace and quiet for once! Haha!

Anyway.  My BFF, Rhianne, went to New York City last week and bought me back Birthday Presents! (We have known each other and been best friends since we were babies and are always religiously late giving each other birthday gifts!)


I had asked her to pick me up a Kat Von D palette as we can’t get them here in the UK, and she got me two!  Along with Benefit’s “That Gal” and Stay Don’t Stray primer (and a cheeky little I <3 NY shot glass!)


True Romance Eyeshadow palette in Metal Orchestrametlorcehst

L-R First Class, Techno, Thrasher, Dagger, Lucifer, Glock, Razor Gray, Slayer (cream)

How gorgeous is this!!!  I’m in love with this palette, its very ‘me’.  My favourite colours and the ones I can see myself using the most would be Thrasher, Glock and Razor Gray.  I haven’t actually used this palette yet but this holds all the key colours for me to do a smokey look.  I also love Slayer, which is a cream instead of a powder shadow.  its nice and thick and pigmented which will make a great light silver base for my looks.  Slightly disappointed with Techno and especially Dagger – they re both stunning colours in the palette but they just don’t translate as well on the skin, I had to use quite a few swipes to get the colour pigmented on the swatch above for those two shadows.

True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Love and Fury (also named Adora)loveandufry

L-R Albino, Holy Bible, Slayer (cream), Glock, Crucifix (cream), Bloodletting (cream), Ace of Spades, Oddfellow

Again, a perfect palette to create a smokey look.  I love the concept of this palette – “Every woman has two sides” – The angelic side and the dark gothic side.  I will be mixing both sides of my womanly mystery when it comes to using this palette, combining the gorgeous highlighting shimmers with the dark gothic creams.  My favourite from the previous palette – Glock, is again in this one which is fab.  I’m also really impressed with the three creams, I can’t wait to get my gothic on!!  Again, Ace of Spades and Oddfellow are quite disappointing as they look so stunning in the pan but don’t look as nice on the skin.  Ace of Spades reminds me of MAC’s Beauty Marked though!

On the Sephora USA website the palettes cost between $34-24, so that works out to be around £21-15 which is a good price to pay for a stunning palette with 8 eye shadows!  The palettes themselves come absolutely stunningly wrapped inside a decorated box and the palettes are a really nice size, very portable.  They also come with two small eyeshadow brushes which is great – so much better than the sponge ones you normally get in palettes.


I haven’t yet had a chance to try out my “that gal” primer as I haven’t worn make-up in ages, being ill and all, so I’m looking forward to trying it out when I next venture out of the house!  I will be reviewing it in the next few weeks along with all my other Benefit products so stay tuned for that!

Has any one else got any of the Kat Von D palettes, or makeup?

What do you think, have I tempted you?

AND!!! Don’t forget my GIVEAWAY post!! Not many of you have entered which I’m surprised at!  Its a big thank you so go head and enter HERE! You’ve got nothing to loose, right!




  1. September 21, 2010 / 9:33 pm

    goodness, bloodletting looks GORGEOUS!

    can't wait to see the looks you create with this palette 🙂


  2. September 21, 2010 / 10:46 pm

    The palettes look really lovely and like dani mentioned, Bloodletting looks a gorgeous shade.

    Fee x

  3. September 22, 2010 / 12:21 am

    Ooh I'm tres jealous of your Kat Von D goodies! I'm looking forward to seeing the looks you create with them!

  4. September 22, 2010 / 8:18 am

    ooo i love those compacts..i didnt even no she did makeup??? you will have to do some FOTD..

  5. September 22, 2010 / 2:11 pm

    I love the KVD palettes. I have Metal Orchestra and True Love and Adora is on my list. I really want to try that red/burgundy cream shadow! I agree with ^^ you have to do some FOTD 🙂

  6. September 25, 2010 / 3:59 am

    Wow! I have been on the fence about the Kat Von D makeup and palettes, but those are such gorgeous colors. I may just have to invest!

  7. September 25, 2010 / 6:21 pm

    Loving the Kat Von D eyeshadows- shame they don't stock it over here 🙁

    Love Ray xxxx

  8. December 1, 2010 / 7:23 am

    good stuff dude!! keep doing what your doing

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