Monday, April 11, 2011

Kat Von D Truth palette photos, thoughts and EOTD

What better way to welcome spring than with a new eyeshadow palette filled with light and bright toned colors? Kat Von D's newest palette truth, was released early 2011 and I was very eager to grab it as soon as I could.

The colors in this palette are quite different from Kat's other releases. They are somewhat sheer and very 'springy'. There is no black or silver eyeshadow in sight!

I also noticed the colors seem to be kind of 'thrown' together. They don't jive together impeccably nicely like they always seem to in Kat's other palettes. I find Ludwig is especially color coordinated perfectly, making it a breeze to swipe on and go.
With truth, I found it slightly difficult to pick and choose which colors to use where . It's limiting because there is only one deep color, Prague.
I also found even after layering a bunch of times it's hard to get a very bright look. I always find the colors end up looking somewhat neutral.

My own color descriptions:

- sugar skull is a light whitish wash of a color with a golden duo-chrome sheen
- long distance is a lightly pigmented medium shimmery chartreuse
- snake eyes is a light grass green with golden shimmer
- Finland is a sheer teal cream shadow
- Prague is a deep eggplant with shimmer
- galeano is a shimmery light taupey purple, also in kat Von D's Beethoven palette
- rehab is a gorgeously pigmented shimmery beige
- sister is a matte peach, slightly chalky but still quite pigmented

I did two EOTD's with truth, one using mainly the green side and one using the more neutral side.

Green EOTD:

I layered and layered the greens over the cream shadow, and this is the brightest it would get!
Neutral/purple EOTD:

I have to play around with this some more to get a feel for it. I think it's nice because it's different, but at the same time I feel it is 'missing' something. A dark shimmery teal would have made this palette perfect!

What do you think of this new palette? Which colors do you think would go good together?


Sari said...

I've been eyeing this palette in the store, I have two others and love them both. Thanks for doing a couple of looks with it, they're both gorgeous. I might have to run out and get this now and play around with it some myself!

Lexa said...

Thank you Sari! I did have fun playing with it, I think it's pretty unique and nice colors for spring :)

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

I like what you've done with this palette! I need to get it, perhaps it will make up for me missing out on buying the Gypsy palette :(

Lexa said...

Thanks Vulcan!
I just thought I'd let you know...I managed to get the Gypsy palette recently and it's not 'all that' great..most of the colors are dupable. I just love the artwork on the case! It's definitely not worth the $300 some people are charging on Ebay :/