Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Angeles Palette Swatches, Photos & Review

Kat Von D Angeles

I have a on again/off again love affair with the Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palettes. It’s mostly on, but there have been a few times where I was thinking “You’re just not doing it for me anymore, unless you change, I need to move on”. Well now we are definitely back ON!

The Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Angeles Palette is just gorgeous. When I first laid eyes on it on Sephora’s website I must admit, it looked a little lackluster to me. But those blue colors drew me in. That and the fact that I feel the need to own all of these palettes for some crazy reason.

I was most excited that there were no cream shadows because I don’t really like those much, but alas, there is one. BUT it’s super pretty!

The left side of the palette features really warm natural colors. The right side features cool blues and greens. I think this is a great color combo for summer because you can go with a warm toned eye in copper and brown or a cool “ocean” look in blue and green.These are mostly all pretty wearable colors and not a black matte shadow in sight!

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Kat Von D Angeles Swatch 1
Venus, Leather, Specimen, Rehab

Venus is a very intense pigmented shimmery copper color.

Leather is a dark chocolate brown matte with good pigmentation but not as much as the shimmery ones.

Specimen is a medium taupe brown pearl, again great pigmentation.

Rehab is a light peachy beige pearl with just “ok” pigmentation.

I love the first three and especially Venus because it’s CRAZY pigmented and soooo pretty on the eye (especially blue eyes).

Kat Von D Angeles Swatch2
Peggy, Bukowski, Bellbottom, Morphine

Peggy is a GORGEOUS medium turquoise green with yellow shimmer (hard to see here but in person it’s absolutely stunning, trust me). It’s my favorite color here and the whole palette was almost worth it for JUST this color alone!

Bukowski is a medium aqua blue pearl. Really good pigmentation here as well, very pretty.

Bellbottom is a greyed out lavender/blue pearl. This color is unique to anything else I own, it’s extremely pretty, and a very close second to me to Peggy in terms of my favorite color.

Morphine is a iridescent white/blue/lavender/green cream. So this is a cream but it’s really pretty. It reminds me a lot of OPI Breathe Life nail polish but in cream form. I am wearing it today as a highlight color under my brow and it’s really flattering, yet subtle.

Bellbottom on inner 1/2 of lid, Peggy on outer 1/2 and in crease and Morphine as highlight


I am way more impressed with this palette than I expected to be. I love both the warm and cool colors, but the cool ones are what has me so excited. I think the palette is almost worth it just for Peggy and Bellbottom, but of course it helps that I like pretty much all of them (Rehab being the exception, it was nothing special but does make a good warm highlight color). I like that these are all very summery colors and I could totally see going on a beachy trip and taking only this palette for my eyeshadow.

Availability: Exclusive to Sephora

Pricing: $34.00

Let me know what you think about Angeles!



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  • May 12, 2011

    I really like what you did with the colors! So pastel and pretty… it kind of reminds me of sherbet!
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    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Vijaya,


  • May 12, 2011

    I’m STILL kicking myself for not buying the Memento Mori palette (ugh, I’ve even been searching on ebay for it :( ) but this one has Peggy, which is my favorite Memento Mori color. I’m definitely not passing this one up.

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Jessi,

      Yes that was a really great palette, possibly my favorite one from her, but this one is really good too! Peggy is amazing!

  • May 12, 2011

    I love the right half of the palette! Bellbottom is just gorgeous and my kind of color.

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Amber,

      Isn’t it pretty? Love it :)

  • May 12, 2011

    I’m so up and down with Kat von D! I had one of her standard palettes (the neutral one, I forget the name) and thought it was terrible, but yet I have Memento Mori and I like it. I think that I like the colors in this one even more, though! Do I need it? No. Do I want it? Yes. Can I justify its purchase? We shall see :)

    • May 12, 2011

      I am in such a tizzy about wanting to buy this and chastising myself over it that I forgot to mention that I generally hate her cream shadows, but this cream I think I would actually use.

      • May 12, 2011

        Hi Lesley,

        Yeah I agree with you about the creams, not my fav either. This is the best one I have seen her do so far.

  • May 12, 2011

    Very pretty, I really like that look you created. What have you been using on your skin lately? You skin looks amazing in that pic!

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Tamika,

      Thanks! I have on Clinique Superdefense SPF 25, Smashbox primer (which I am currently testing), Chanel Pro Lumiere foundation and a MAC Skinfinish (cannot remember which one) :) On cheeks is NARS Super Orgasm blush.

  • May 12, 2011

    I love it! May have to add this to my collection :)
    Sara´s last post…Finding my blogMy Profile

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Sara,

      Hard to resist isn’t it?

  • May 12, 2011

    Ughhhhh I’m so up and down with these too! I really really really want to own them all but the money is killing me! I keep telling myself NO MORE but they are sooooo pretty!
    Krystal S.´s last post…FingerPaints All You Need Is ColorMy Profile

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Krystal S,

      I don’t know what the deal is with me needing them all, but I do. I like how they all look stacked up in my drawer. There is only one I don’t have thus far :)

  • May 12, 2011

    That’s a beautiful palette.

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Sass,

      Agreed :)

  • May 12, 2011

    Wow, I really like all of the colors. I don’t usually buy palettes because I don’t like all of the colors. Now, I know what I am going to ask for, for my b-day next month.
    dramaqueensmum´s last post…April scrapbook pagesMy Profile

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi dramaqueensmum,

      Yeah there are no real losers in this one, all quite nice!

  • May 12, 2011

    AHHHH dangit Kelly now I want something ELSE. *adds to wishlist* Thanks! 😛

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Alyson,

      Hee, hee I know what you mean :)

  • May 12, 2011

    Like bronze color

  • May 12, 2011

    I love the blues/teals :)
    Phyrra´s last post…OHWTO Black Tea Solid Scent ReviewMy Profile

  • May 12, 2011

    I was worried the blues would be a bad trip down 1980s memory lane, but they aren’t. They look very soft and elegant, especially with your eye color. I think there might be one happy Karabela in the future. I think she has all of the Kat palettes.

  • May 12, 2011

    The colors are gorgeous. You made a great combo EOTD look too.
    Kimberly´s last post…Wear Pink On Wednesdays And Be NiceMy Profile

  • May 12, 2011

    Gorgeous palette! I am going after this on ebay !:P

  • May 12, 2011

    Ooah so pretty! I love your lip gloss too! What kind is it?

    • May 12, 2011

      Hi Phoebe,

      It’s MAC Girl loves Boy :)

  • May 12, 2011

    I did an ‘ooh’, when I scrolled down and saw the palette colors, very pretty. And the look you did is so nice, you have mermaid eyes, lol. Really gorgeous!

  • May 12, 2011

    I also feel a need to collect these palettes. Love these colours!

  • May 13, 2011

    Wow I love that taupe!

  • May 14, 2011

    I have a few of her palettes, but i hate that they include cream shadows in there, they end up drying out pretty fast.

  • May 14, 2011

    Kelly your goingt to make me buy this! I have them all and would buy it anyway. I do love the shadows in this. Really pretty shades. You also look gorgeous!

  • May 17, 2011

    Anyone have suggestions on what brush they use for the cream eyeshadows? I’ve tried normal brushes and I find I have to push really hard to grab any colour…it feels almost dried out but it’s a new palette. Help!!!

    • May 17, 2011

      Hi Shannon,

      I use my finger actually, easier, more control I find.