Review: KVD Pastel Goth Palette

Guys, it finally happened. A few days ago, I got the notification I’d been waiting for: the KVD Pastel Goth Palette was in stock again. Thank God for smartphones and the Sephora app. Sometimes, I can’t remember my life without my phone by my side. Being thankful for the notification, I quickly purchased the palette before it disappeared again. 

A couple weeks ago I reviewed the Lorac Pro I Love Brunch Palette. I was so excited for the pastel colors but I found them to be poorly pigmented and it took far too much effort to get each shade to work. So, unfortunately, I decided to return it. However, I couldn’t let go of my desire for spring and pastel colors. 

Fast forward to today and I am happy to say I’ve found another palette to satisfy my lust for pastels.


The Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette is something new for the brand, and I’m loving the change. The artwork is in Kat’s signature style with matte black packaging and tattoo inspired artwork.


There are eight shades included. I was a little nervous when I opened the palette because I don’t know about you, but those colors do not look pastel.


However, the colors swatch beautifully. They are pigmented and smooth. Most importantly, they give the pastel vibe I have been searching for. Just for comparison, here are swatches from the Lorac palette and the KVD palette side by side. Both of these swatches were done without primer. What a difference in pigmentation, right?


Now, although this palette is beautiful, it is not really a stand alone palette. That being said, you can create some beautiful looks.

I really loved this soft, sunset inspired look. I used meow in the crease, clementine on the outer third of my eye, star on the lid and skull as my brow bone highlight. 

I think this palette is really great and a lot of fun! I highly recommend it if you are looking for some fun new colors for spring. It is great for creating soft looks, fun winged liner or adding a pop of color on the lid or lower lash line. Overall, I am so much happier with this palette than the Lorac one. The color, quality and packaging are all superb.

Hope your hump day is going well! Until Friday,

Xoxo Sammie
Update: I would just like to touch on the controversy that happened earlier this week with Kat and KVD Beauty. If you’ve been on social media, you will probably have seen this picture posted by Kat. Unfortunately, she seems to have gotten a lot of backlash for posting the picture. People have been saying that it’s just a dupe and she shouldn’t be upset etc. Before getting upset, I highly recommend watching this video from Kat. I don’t want to get into specifics, but I will say that I love KVD Beauty. I highly respect her and her line and I think that the work she does is amazing. I think we all should try to open our minds before jumping to conclusion or attacking others. 

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