Challenge Week: Kat Von D Metal Matte

Kat Von D Metal Matte

Probably one of my most asked for Challenge Weeks has been for this Kat Von D Metal Matte palette! And it’s not hard to see why… this palette has gotten nothing but rave reviews as far as the eye can see!

Kat Von D Metal Matte
Kat Von D Metal Matte

The Metal Matte is an ENORMOUS (seriously – the damn thing is HUGE) mix of metal crush shadows mixed with a ton of matte shades. And unlike every other brand out there, KVD makes ONE palette, makes it in the USA and does it RIGHT.

I don’t normally do a review in these posts because I feel like they’re more geared towards the looks than my thoughts, but I will give you a brief rundown: I feel like the mattes are on par with the rest of KVD’s range, although slightly less powdery (which is good). The metal shades performed well overall, but I found Tinsel to be a touch grainy and some of the shades required a different type of brush compared to what I’m used to (flat versus fluffy, depending on the job you’re doing). Watt is hands down my favourite shade in this palette, followed closely by Flash. In short? You cannot go wrong with this palette – including the fact that it has two potential transition shades AND a white and a black!

My thoughts out of the way, on with the Metal Matte looks!


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I wanted to opt for an icy blue/turquoise look and go ridiculously all out with the shimmer!

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Eyes

  1. Suede through the crease.
  2. Tinsel on the inner third of the eye.
  3. Ignite on the middle of the lid.
  4. Watt on the outer half of the lid.
  5. Bone on the brow bone

I replicated that same colour placement on my lower lash line, and created the wing with Inglot’s AMC Gel Liner in 77 (Black). I applied Urban Decay Perversion mascara to my top and bottom lashes.

Face

  • Foundation: Illamasqua Skin Base in 6.5 mixed with Revlon Colorstay in Buff
  • Bronzer: NYC Fire Island Tan
  • Blush: BECCA Flowerchild
  • Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lucky Clover with Blue Ice on top
  • Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Kim K.W. with Sephora gloss in Queen Bee on top

 

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I’m a sucker when it comes to light to dark colour gradients in the same colour family, so that’s what I did with this look!

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Eyes

  1. Fringe through the crease.
  2. Twinkle on inner third of the lid.
  3. Silk in the middle of the lid.
  4. Ribbon on the outer half.
  5. Bone on the brow bone

I created the wing with Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper and coated my lashed with Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara.

Face

  • Foundation: none
  • Bronzer: NYC Fire Island Tan
  • Blush: Urban Decay Bittersweet
  • Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills Sassy Grape
  • Lips: Maybelline Violet Vixen

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This was the look I created as a video tutorial featuring this palette (you can watch that here, if you’d like). Since I’m usually so stuck on same-colour gradients, I figured I should try to mix up the colours a bit. The intention was to go straight from gold to blue, but I found I had to mix some green in the middle to get the shades to blend nicely. I also wanted to replicate EXACTLY the idea of Metal/Matte, so the top lid is completely metallized, whereas the bottom lid is all matte shades. I’m not sure it translates as well as the idea did in my head, but yeah… now you know!

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Eyes

  1. Suede through the crease.
  2. Flash on the inner third of the lid.
  3. Watt on the center of the lid.
  4. Nebula on the outer third of the lid.
  5. Bone on the brow bone.

On the lower lash line, I replicated the pattern and used Feather on the inner third, Moss in the middle and Velour on the outer third. I created the wing with Too Faced’s Sketch Marker in Black  and coated my lashes with Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara. I also have a pair of House of Lashes Bombshell falsies on.

Face

  • Primer: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating
  • Foundation: Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo in 10N Cream
  • Bronzer: Soap & Glory Solar Powder
  • Blush: MAC Warm Soul
  • Highlighter: MAC Soft & Gentle
  • Lips: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lolita

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Sooooo this is the look I like the most that I came up with out of this entire palette and I wish I had filmed it instead! Usually when I see a palette for the first time, I can envision a look right off the bat. BUT it tends to be a look I’ve already done before, so I try to steer away from that look because I feel like I’m repeating myself. Sadly, this usually means I create looks I’m not as in love with. I’m slowly learning to stick with my gut though and I’m so glad I decided to go ahead and create this look because I think it knocks the other ones out of the park! You can see me wearing this look in yesterday’s Stocking Stuffer video.

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Eyes

  1. Silk through the crease.
  2. Flash on the lid.
  3. Velvet on the outer half.
  4. Bone on the brow bone.

Same as above repeated on the lower lash line! I used NARS’ Unrestricted Eyeliner Stylo in Matte Black to create the wing, applied Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara to my lashes and popped on a pair of House of Lashes Bombshell falsies.

Face

  • Foundation: Illamasqua Skin Base in 6.5 mixed with Revlon Colorstay in Buff
  • Bronzer: NYC Fire Island Tan
  • Blush: Laura Geller Plumberry
  • Highlighter: MAC Whisper of Gilt
  • Lips: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Plath

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So I tried to do something different and used a yellow in my crease instead of a traditional brown or pink. Yeah NO – do not do that, especially when you’re going to be putting purple in the outer corner! EESH! It looked okayish in the end, but it was definitely sort of also looking like a bruise!

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Eyes

  1. Feather through the crease.
  2. Watt on the lid.
  3. Ribbon on the outer half of the lid.
  4. Stone to deepen up the outer corner.
  5. Twinkle on the inner corner.
  6. Bone on the brow bone.

Face

  • Primer: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating
  • Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Liquid in Buff mixed with Illamasqua Skin Base in 6.5
  • Bronzer: NYX Fire Island Tan
  • Blush: BECCA Flowerchild
  • Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills Purple Horsehoe
  • Lips: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in L.U.V.

And there we have it! I hope you enjoyed seeing the looks I came up with. Sadly, the Kat Von D Metal Matte palette is out of stock online at Sephora, but I know it’s still available in some physical Sephora locations (the further you go outside of a city, the better your chances at finding!). Let me know if you picked up the palette and whether or not you’re enjoying it!

The palette featured in this post was sent to me for consideration.

24 thoughts on “Challenge Week: Kat Von D Metal Matte

  1. I’m in serious love with the third and fourth look! I think I might be able to create something similar, even though I don’t have this palette 🙂

    1. Totally! We get so hyped on needing the most current palettes… but honestly, if you have similar shades, it’s the same thing! Show me your looks if you do them!

  2. as always you have given me new inspo for color combos. the 4th and 5th are my fave!! i need to use a strong gold more often. but…then i get all nervous about wear contrasting colors at work. you know the drill….been harping on that point for years lol. still not over it. i love these posts!!
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    1. I struggle with golds unless they’re the right tone… and they NEVER look good paired with black on me which is kind of frustrating!
      Okay so why do you get nervous about wearing contrasting colours at work? Has anyone ever commented negatively on your makeup?

  3. Errr, I can’t even decide which look I like the best! I like the icy blue on you because it really brings out your eyes and this is when I wish I was blonde and blue-eyed!
    Also, that colour Watt is super pretty.

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