There’s no better brown than a matte brown, and nobody understands that better than Kat Von D with her Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette. I had been searching for a new eye palette for quite some time, but just couldn’t find one that I was ready to pull the trigger on. (They are an investment, you know?) I have to admit that I was initially a little hesitant to wander into the Kat Von D section at Sephora because I haven’t previously purchased anything from her brand before, but once I came across this eye palette I didn’t think twice.
What I love about this matte brown eye palette is the intense pigment and range of colors. From bright whites (that actually show up on your skin!) to rich browns, the colors are very buildable and defining. You can go from a natural brown for daytime to an intense smokey eye for nights out on the town. Designed for contouring, the palette includes a step-by-step guide for easy application. Even for someone who is pretty serious about makeup, I found the guide to helpful and it even inspired some new ideas for my eye makeup.
Even though the shadow doesn’t necessarily show up the best in my awkward photos (I don’t think my eyelids are designed for showcasing shadows), I promise that it looks better in person. It’s very easy to apply, and it’s also very easy to blend and smooth which can be rare with such pigmented palettes. A good matte brown eye palette can really enhance your eyes, and with the exceptional colors included in this palette the options are really endless.