Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca True Romance Eyeshadow Palette
REVIEW and SWATCHES...
True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Mi Vida Loca PaletteA palette of eight bright eye shadows and a mini eyeliner for creating a variety of bold looks.
This collection from Kat Von D kicks off with eight stunning eye shadows and an on-the-go mini eyeliner, each in a daring shade that embraces the heritage of 80's neon colors. The True Romance shadows are formulated with rich, long-lasting pigments that effortlessly blend and layer to create a variety of stunning looks. The eyeliner has a creamy, waterproof formula that glides on smooth along the lash line for a bold result. The sleek metal case is embossed with a hand-drawn design in a profusion of sassy, neon colors.
This collection was inspired by Kat's favorite back tattoo: "MI VIDA LOCA."
This set contains:
- 0.05 oz eye shadow in Swan Song
- 0.05 oz eye shadow in Marya
- 0.05 oz eye shadow in No Regrets
- 0.05 oz eye shadow in Drama For Yo Momma
- 0.05 oz eye shadow in Mad Max
- 0.05 oz eye shadow in Dublin
- 0.05 oz eye shadow in Sparklehorse
- 0.05 oz eye shadow in Altruism
- 0.028 oz eyeliner in Wonderchild
Size: 8 x 0.05 oz (0.4 oz) + 0.028 oz
The Kat Von D True Romance Palette: Mi Vida Loca is a brand-new limited edition palette priced at $34 for 8 x 0.05 oz of eyeshadow + 0.028 oz of eyeliner.
The older editions of the Kat Von D True Romance Palettes (such as Beethoven and Ludwig) cost $34 for 8 eyeshadows (same size) which I consider a great price for a good eyeshadow palette. The older edition versions have a different palette design and are missing the bonus eyeliner pencil - they have toss-away flimsy applicators instead.
On interesting thing to note is that this palette is $1 cheaper than the newer edition Kat Von D True Romance Palettes (such as Saint and Sinner) which have the same design and the bonus eyeliner pencil. Maybe it's a little perk because it's Limited Edition? Or maybe a marketing error? Who knows!
The Kat Von D True Romance Palettes are among the cheapest palettes in the mid-end cosmetics range plus you get more product in these palettes than higher priced ones.
The Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette is exclusive to Sephora and is available in store as well as online on the Sephora website. The palette is available for a Limited time only so if you want to grab this one I say go for it while you still can. Kat Von D Limited Edition True Romance Palettes usually fly off the shelves especially when they are this bright and fun!
The Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette is as usual a representation of the artistic side of Kat Von D that has been become a signature for her makeup packaging. The outer packaging is a black envelope style box with the palette name - Mi Vida Loca - in bright and colorful Kat Von D tattoo font. Inside the lining is a colorful gradient of pink, purple, blue and green.
The Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette itself is packaged in the new/revamped True Romance metallic tin palette style which now has a hinge and a manual release clasp. The palette is embossed with the palette name - Mi Vida Loca - in bright and colorful Kat Von D tattoo font.
Inside there is a full-sized mirror within the lid and the 8 rectangular eyeshadows are arranged below along with the bonus mini eyeliner pencil in its own little cutout slot. The cutout slot does not perfectly hold the pencil in place so beware of errant eyeliners jumping out of the palette (happened when I first jingled the palette around...LOL).
The metallic tin style palette lays flat when opened thanks to the spring hinge but does not fold under the palette. The manual release clasp consists of a little protruding metal tab that must be depressed (pushed-in) to release the internal clasp. My only fear with this packaging is that the moving parts (hinge and clasp) can get rusty, damaged or worn down and cause issues with keeping the palette securely closed or even just simply help together.
Another thing I noted was that one of my eyeshadow pans was a bit loose at the seams and I hope it doesn't pop out! Heaven forbid! But I can see this being an issue if I drop the palette or jostle it around haphazardly. I do feel that the palette is secure enough for light travel BUT I wouldn't subject it t any hardcore 'banging around' since I am concerned about breakage.
The Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette 'kicks off with eight stunning eye shadows and an on-the-go mini eyeliner, each in a daring shade that embraces the heritage of 80's neon colors'. The True Romance shadows 'are formulated with rich, long-lasting pigments that effortlessly blend and layer to create a variety of stunning looks. The eyeliner has a creamy, waterproof formula that glides on smooth along the lash line for a bold result'.
The eyeshadows in the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette are true to the Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow formula - soft, creamy and nicely pigmented. All the eyeshadows are soft to the touch and apply smoothly over the skin without tugging or dragging.
There are a few matte shades in this palette that do come off a bit loose and powdery when they are picked up and applied. This is not too too much of a problem but there is more chance of fallout and loose powder floating around in a palette. The frost shades are smooth and creamy and have a high shine finish.
I have had great experience with he Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow formula. The pigmentation is decent in a single swipe and can be built up for greater intensity. They can also be sheered out as necessary for a wash of color. The pigmentation is nice without primer but definitely work better with a primer in place. These colors are not as intense and saturated as other True Romance palettes I have tried but are still have nice color payoff.
The colors are touted as '80's neon colors' but I wouldn't go so far as to say these are neon shades at all. They are bright colors but not quite as neon as one would anticipate from the description. The 80's definitely rings true though with the pink, purple, blue, green mix. The colors are not for the tame of heart and are actually quite a departure from the usual deep sultry smoky shades Kat Von D is known for. There isn't even a deep dark crease shade to be found here! The color descriptions on the Sephora website don't quite match up to the actual shades in the palette so I'll do my own swap and color breakdown in the swatches instead.
- Swan Song is an iridescent pearl white shade with pink duochrome reflects. It comes off as a pale icy pink when layered and looks almost identical to Marya.
- Marya soft pink pearl with a frost finish. Comes off as a frosty icy pink shade.
- No Regrets is a medium pink shade with iridescent sheen.
- Drama For Yo Momma is a medium purple with slight iridescent sheen.
- Mad Max is a matte sky blue that borders on cyan blue.
- Dublin is a shimmery kelly green with medium sheen.
- Sparklehorse is a shimmery lgiht yellow gold with intense sheen.
- Altruism is a light golden champagne shade with high sheen.
The eyeshadows apply smoothly to the skin with good color payoff. They will need some layering or added primer to get full color intensity but still work well without a primer/base. Again, some of the shades (Mad Max and Dublin in particular) have some powdery fallout issues. This means you can loose some color during blending and need to reapply, so be mindful of that. Overall they blend nicely and smoothly without much of an issue.
These wear well without fading except for a couple of the shades - Mad Max, Dublin, No Regrets - losing color intensity over time (5+ hours). The color fade is not very noticeable but should still be noted. I had great wear with these when used with a primer (8+ hours) without fading or creasing.
Next is the mini eyeliner pencil in Wonderchild which a a blue based purple with shimmer. It's is creamy and applies smoothly to the skin with nice pigmentation. It is also longwearing and lasts a full 8+ hours on the upper or lower lashline. I wouldn't recommend using this on the waterline though based on the shimmer particles and eyeball injuries and all.
The Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette is a nice deviation from the usual Kat Von D smoky, sultry palettes with it's bright vivid colors. It's definitely a fun palette although the color intensity is not as great as the other True Romance palettes. This palette will be a nice addition for a lover of bright colors but won't appeal very much to the neutral side of the market. It's worth a look if you love fun colors although I wouldn't say it's a must-have in my book.