Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Truth Swatches & Review

Kat Von D Truth Palette

Kat Von D, as you may know, has a collection of True Romance Eyeshadow Palettes out exclusive to Sephora. Her latest one is called Truth and it’s surprisingly wearable and nice.

I have all but one of these palettes and have been pretty impressed overall. The last one however, (Adora) left a bad taste in my mouth so I was a bit hesitant to purchase another one. The colors won me over though, I couldn’t resist those greens :)

The front of the palette has a bunch of really cool vintage looking keys on them. Read about Kat’s inspiration for these: “The keys are displayed above my desk. I collect them because I love what they signify: romantic, classic, Victorian, antique, access to an old castle, fairy tales, or a secret compartment. Locks and keys fit together and symbolize love. A key feels like a special way to unlock what’s otherwise forbidden….in the case of my palette it’s about unlocking the soul and redefining beauty.”

I love the design myself, I think it’s really cool looking and pops out against the white of the palette.

Inside you will find a large mirror, eight colors and two small useless applicators:

  • Sugar Skull (vanilla)
  • Long Distance (citron)
  • Snake Eyes (lime)
  • Finland (aqua, cream formula)
  • Prague (plum)
  • Galeano (pale lilac)
  • Rehab (golden tan)
  • Sister (peach)

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Kat Von D Truth Palette Swatch1
L to R: Sugar Skull, Long Distance, Snake Eyes, Finland

These pale greens were the whole reason I bought this palette and I am not disappointed at all. I have a “thing” for these bright kind of greens.

Sugar Skull is a pale champagne with a gold flash. It’s really quite nice and more interesting than I expected it to be.

Long Distance is a gorgeous, opaque yellow/green. It’s super bright and my favorite color in here.

Snake Eyes is a really pretty pale green with a slight gold flash. It’s also opaque but not quite as pigmented as Citron.

Finland is the sole creme here and normally I am not a fan of her cremes. They are usually quite patchy and sheer. This one was really nice though and I love the green/blue mermaid-esque color. If I use the creme ones over a primer and use a thin amount, they don’t normally crease on me.

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L to R: Prague, Galeano, Rehab, Sister

Prague turned out to be WAY gorgeous! It’s a very dark purple/red with pink flash and it’s incredibly opaque.

Galeano is a medium pink/lilac, very pigmented and metallic looking.

Rehab is a light warm pink/gold, would make a good highlight color.

Sister is the only fail in the palette for me. It’s a super sheer, almost chalky peach color. I had to really work to get this to show up for the swatch.


I am super happy with this palette and definitely recommend it, especially if you like greens. I think of all her palettes so far, this is definitely the most “tame” and wearable. There are colors in here that are more natural and not so dark that you can only wear them at night. Plus 7 colors out of 8 were really nice, and that’s a good deal for the price!

Availability: Exclusive to Sephora

Pricing: $34.00

What do you think of Truth, are these colors you might wear?



  • February 16, 2011

    Wow, Prague is incredible! Also a fan of the celadons =]

  • February 16, 2011

    Wow the colours are stunning, unfortunately Finland is a cream e/s.
    I don’t like the cream e/s in these palettes they tend to dry out pretty fast :(

  • February 16, 2011

    Your pictures are lovely!!!

  • February 16, 2011
    Leah jordan

    These are gorgeous! I’m really pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation! Great review as always! Not sure if anywhere in my country sell these but I’m sure I could find it online.

  • February 16, 2011

    Prague is gorgeous… so is Long Distance

  • February 16, 2011

    The colors actually look better swatched on your hand than they do on their own in the container. These are so pretty!

  • February 16, 2011

    Such pretty colors! I haven’t bought any of the eyeshadow palettes because they were so full of dark colors (pretty but I’m super pale) but these are gorgeous and super wearable. Think I may have to buy this one! Your swatches are awesome BTW! :)

  • February 16, 2011

    the pallet design is totally cute! and the colors are unique!

  • February 17, 2011

    This palette is not really my style

  • February 17, 2011
    Tiffany C.

    I have her two core palettes, Beethoven and Ludwig, and I was also very pleased with the pigmentation and quality of these. I’m going to have to purchase this one!!! The colors are so pretty and will work the other two palettes that I have. I’ve actually found a use for the small applicators; I’ve been using them as my clean up tools when I paint my nails.

  • February 17, 2011

    Ohh that’s a pretty palette! I wish there was another darker crease shade though, maybe a dark green or navy blue or something. Hmm I wonder if you could depot and re-arrange the eyeshadows from different KvD palettes, that’d be awesome!

  • February 17, 2011

    If only this palette didn’t contain an ingredient I’m allergic to, I’d be all over this! It’s so beautiful, and your swatches are pretty. Sniff sniff. Saw it in the store and had to walk out without it. Tough.

  • February 17, 2011

    I want this palette for spring! Something about Sugar Skull just capture my heart.

  • February 17, 2011

    I wish Kat would go back and reformulate her creme shadows, because you really have patience to coax them into working- they are WAAAAYYYY more trouble than they are worth! Especially when there are other GREAT creme shadows out there (I’m talkin’ about you, Benefit and MAC) (and I’ve heard Bobbi Brown’s is great, too)
    Every new palette of hers has at least one creme shadow, so I’ve stopped buying them. I’ll try your method of application for it, and hope that works on my slippery lidded self.
    But the colors on this one are gorgeous! Prague has much more dimension in your swatch than in the pan. I want to pair that with long distance, for some reason…

  • February 17, 2011

    Prague is amazing, I’ve been hunting purples for a while now and I love the red/pink in that one! The rest of the palette doesn’t do much for me, pretty colors but not anything I need. Unfortunately I can’t justify spending that kind of money for just the one color *sigh*
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  • February 18, 2011

    Prague and Long Distance are gorgeous!
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  • February 20, 2011

    Love this! The color selection is really nice :)

  • February 23, 2011

    I have all of Kat’s palettes. I’ve got to have this onw also.