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The moment I saw the Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette, I knew it was made for me. I felt like it had my name on it since it truly contains all the types of shades I love the most. As you might know by now, I’m a sucker for brownish/neutral shades but I also love some burgundy type of colors and pinks/purples. This palette seems to be the one! But… does it perform well? Let’s put the Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette to the test.
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Kat Von D’s brand seems like it hasn’t really been doing so great lately for obvious reasons. Everything she released over the last few months has gone on sale with a really short span of time. I’m actually really surprised she’s coming out with a Holiday Collection, especially this Lolita Por Vida palette since it’s not really a Holiday palette in my opinion.
However, I’m a fan of the colors in this palette and I just needed this palette in my life. I’ve never used Kat Von D’s shadows before so I’m not familiar with the formula. I did test out a liquid lipstick before and the Tattoo Liner is my favorite eyeliner for sure.
“Calling all lovers of the iconic shade Lolita! If you can’t get enough of Kat Von D Beauty’s No. 1 chestnut rose shade, prepare to obsess over their biggest Lolita Palette yet. The ‘Lolita Por Vida’ Eye Shadow Palette! Fall in love for life with 18 romantic shades in matte, shimmer, foil and super-glitter finishes. Just like Lolita, all the shades in this palette were created with just the right balance of undertones to look beautiful on a range of skin tones.
With warm golds and browns, go-to neutral tones and ultra-romantic rosy purples, there are endless ways to make your look your own, whether it’s elegantly subtle or beautifully bold – finished of course with a lipstick from the Lolita family – Lolita II, OG Lolita or the beloved Lolita. The shades are named after Spanish terms of endearment and the eye shadow palette logo features beautiful hand-drawn lettering.” – Kat Von D.
Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette
The shades included in this palette are:
- Preciosa (shimmer cream),
- Sonrisa (shimmer duo-chrome turquoise peach),
- Muñeca (matte purple-toned taupe),
- Cruz (shimmer rose bronze),
- Romantico (shimmer purple),
- Cariño (matte eggplant),
- La Lupe (matte burnt orange),
- Dulces Sueños (foil copper),
- Enamorada (matte soft peach),
- Reina (metallic glitter rose),
- Esperanza (matte soft pink),
- Luna (foil rose gold),
- Amorcito (matte tan),
- Silvia (matte peach cream),
- Juanita (matte red-brown),
- Destino (shimmer peach gold),
- Rosario (shimmer wine),
- Lolita Por Vida (matte rose wine)
Lolita Por Vida Swatches
I’m not sure what I expected but for some reason, this palette disappointed me a bit. Especially the 6th shade from both rows is pretty patchy. A lot of the shades in this palette are very close to my skin tone. This doesn’t make the palette wearable for “a range of skin tones” as stated in the description.
I expected the 3 big glittery shades in the middle of the palette to be super pigmented and super glittery but only Reina is glittery and not poppin’ as I thought it would be.
It is a very wearable palette for my skin tone and I like the colors in the palette but it doesn’t “WOW” me as I thought it would do. It swatched pretty easily – I had to put in some work to let the light shades show up on my similar skin tone but I always have that with those light shades. Only 2 out of 18 shades are patchy which isn’t super bad (it isn’t good either since none of the shades should be patchy) and I didn’t have a lot of fallout on my face. I did have some kickback in the pan though, which is good to mention I think.
It’s definitely not a bad palette. I had some points of criticism but overall it’s definitely a nice palette for people with a similar skin tone to me. I don’t think this palette is going to work for medium to dark skin tones.
If you like a neutral palette, with no extremely metallic shades and the neutral matte shades for a daily look: this palette is going to be lovely for you!
If you’re more of metallic or glittery shades and maybe some pop of colors, this isn’t going to be what you’re looking for.