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).

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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!


Written by Kelly
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