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Kat Von D “Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book” Review


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  1. The Odd Fellow color looks alot like Wet ‘n Wild color in the “Comfort
    Zone” pallette. I really like neutral colors as I am older and I think they
    look better on older skin..JMO:) BTW..thanks to all who responded to a
    question I had for Marlena..she never did answer me, but thanks to all of
    you who did and gave me lots of ideas to help find clothes for those of us
    who are a plus size yet.

  2. Do you ever do giveaways? I seriously want to try makeup geek but with 5
    kids and being a stay at home mom can’t really afford it. Everyone on here
    loves them tho! Thank you for your videos tho. And your weight loss journey
    has TRULY inspired me to start eating healthy and living healthy. 

  3. I’m with you, why are cosmetic companies so afraid of matte shadows.
    Teenagers aren’t the only ones out there buying make up. Those of us over
    25 don’t want sparkle and glitter. 

  4. oh oh oh your own makeup is starting to veer towards garish… a shame and
    so unnessesary: you are beautiful, no need to ruin it with a drag queen

  5. The reason there paired up like that is because both colors Mixed make a
    new color.. She has a tutorial on Sephora’s channel using Oddfellow and
    Holy Bible. She also shows how to prevent the Teal Glitter from falling out
    from Oddfellow..

    I haven’t had any fall out since using this palette and I use it pretty
    much every time I do my makeup. I used it today on my lid and lower lash
    line (Color: Queen, over a black base).

    Name of the video is called: “How To Get The After Hours Smoky Eye Look by
    Kat Von D” (On Sephora’s YT Channel) She also uploaded a new tutorial using
    the same palette..

  6. I’m well into my 40’s and have loved using this palette over the last
    month. Yes more basic matte colors would be nice, but I have plenty in my
    stash to pull from.

  7. Agree! I wanted to purchase this palette but when I looked at it in-store I
    passed because I like for my eyeshadow palette to have a good mix of
    wearable matte shadows in it for me to purchase it. If there aren’t enough
    mattes I know I won’t use it much and that’s just a waste of $$. Thanks for
    the review!

  8. I LOVE this Palette Marlena !!!! I own most of Kat’s Eyeshadow Palettes
    and you can NEVER go wrong that’s for sure!!! I’m So So Glad to see You
    making Videos again….I just want to say that You are in my Prayers
    because I know the stress that you must be going through in regards to your
    hair loss. I too, have many many things wrong with me that Docs can’t seem
    to figure out and it gets very depressing and downright FRUSTRATING when
    no-one can seem to be of any help. I’m not sure, by now you may already
    have an answer to this problem. I’m Praying that You do. Marlena, You
    were the FIRST person I watched about 4 yrs. ago that got me back into
    makeup again ( I’m 43 yrs. old ). I watched Your videos repeatedly and You
    are STILL my “Friend” that taught me all about Makeup and once that
    happened …..I fell in Love with it all over again. I Wish ONLY The Best
    for You, Your Family and Your “Cocoa Bear” !!!! Love and Hugs 4EVER :)D

  9. Love your shirt! I have and love this palette. I agree it could use some
    colors to anchor everything, however I don’t mind pulling something else
    out to blend and anchor. This palette is awesome!! Thanks for another great

  10. I’m with you, I need more matte eyeshadows and I find Kat Von D’s palettes
    always skip out on them. I’ve got 3 of her palettes so far and I’m not
    planning on buying any more mainly because of the lack of mattes (the fact
    they’re not available in my country also contributes to me not purchasing
    more but that’s neither here nor there). 

  11. Love this holiday makeup time of year! Thanks for all your in-depth
    reviews, Marlena. Also – just received my MUG 9 pan Z-palette and have
    fallen in LOVE – such great colors (vivids and matte!) and the quality!!
    The deluxe foundation stippling brush is also fab…and fancy looking in my
    brush jar. Bravo, girl!

  12. The colors are not paired to be worn together. It says it on the box as
    well as onthe inside cover of the palett. I have no idea why on reviews I
    keep hearing they are paired to be worn together. If you use this palette
    as intended it is an amazing palette. Yes, you may prefer an extra blending
    shade, but given the uniqueness of this concept, it is a wonderful and
    gorgeous investment. Most formulas only become muddy and splotchy if mixed.
    they can be blended together, but these are made to be worn over eachother
    to create an additional color! I love your channel, but please make sure
    you do even a tiny bit of research to give the items a fair review. You
    know as better than most YouTuble beauties that a whole lot of sweat and
    money and heart and passion goes into designing cosmetics.And you would be
    hurt to see that someone thought your eyeshadows were beautiful and
    pigmented but not the collection didn’t have a color that could be used as
    a blush.

    Sorry if that sounded ranty, Love your videos and think you are an amazing
    role model and inspiration. Your line is amazing and it has been a pleasure
    to watch it grow and know that your fans are cheering you on and
    appreciative of all your hard work. 

  13. I was super pumped for this pallet but I’m not willing to invest that much
    money in it, and I can’t stand those silly plastic flip sheets. Takes away
    from the quality of the pallet

  14. I actually wouldn’t buy this palette if there were more neutral matte
    shades in it. I feel like I have enough of those in my own collection
    already and that’s just not something I want from a palette like this.

  15. I feel like Kats makeup line is so underrated in the beauty community! I’ve
    been using her make up for a few years now and her eyeshadows are hands
    down the best shadows I’ve ever used! I also love her concealer. Anyway I
    rarely hear any makeup gurus talk about her cosmetics… Why?!?!? 

  16. I’ve been seriouslyyyy considering this palette, I’ve never been
    disappointed with anything from KVD! Especially her lock it foundation and
    ladybird palette… They are both just fabulous! I would love to see you do
    the perfect pallete tag Marlena! Xoxox

  17. Hey marlena, just wondering if u wer planning on reviewing th smashbox
    holiday pallettes? Ive been pondering them since i seen them online, but
    because i dont have a smashbox counter close, i need your help to decide if
    i should order them! Your reviews are always great, keep up th good work&
    stay healthy so we keep seeing you xx :P

  18. I bought this palette and one thing you did not mention is that these
    colors are shade shifters.. Like if we mix the two colors give next to each
    other they give a beautiful new color… So this palette basically has 36
    shades to play with

  19. Not only does she pair the colors to create looks but also to layer meaning
    you can combine the 2 shadows and create a whole new 3rd color. I did a
    full review on my channel ;)

  20. Most of us have multiple palettes, this of course would include a neutral
    or matte palette, so I may be the odd one in the bunch but i don’t mind
    when my palettes don’t mimic/duplicate a bunch of colors i already have. I
    seriously hate when I end up with the same colors on multiple of my
    palettes. But that’s just me.

  21. I wanted to try your makeup geek line so bad.. well Im placing my order
    now.. I have really high expectations.. I’ll let you know what I think of
    it.. I think that is the best way you can improve.. by listening what ppl
    have to say about it.. 🙂 hugs

  22. The only eyeshadows I’m going to be purchasing this Christmas are Makeup
    Geek. They are affordable, great quality, and I get to pick colors I
    actually like versus paying $55 bucks on a pallet I really only like and
    use about 4. 

  23. I agree with you, not enough matte colors. Everyone is putting out too many
    simmer/frost colors in the palettes. I’m a 40 yr old female with extremely
    oily skin and shimmer eye shadows just show more oil for me. I would love
    to see a matte palette! Excellent review as always, Marlena! You must do a
    tutorial for the eye shadow you are wearing in this one. I simply love it!
    Very soft and light! 

  24. LOVE your reviews Marlena! Am really looking forward to trying your
    eyeshadows 🙂 as soon as there is another offer for newsletter subscribers
    I’m going to make an order as it makes it just that bit more affordable for
    me living abroad – missed it last time!


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