As soon as this palette came out I was very close to purchasing it from the Kat Von D website. Previously I had two of her metal crush eyeshadows (Doce and Raw Power) on my makeup wishlist. I initially thought that the price of $21.00 per shadow was the thing keeping me from actually making the purchase. This palette being $39.00 and having both of my wishlist shades plus more, really made it seem like a good buy. I also admit the packaging was part of what I wanted. I missed out on the full sized version of this palette previously and I always thought the original artwork that Kat Von D did for this palette was amazing. So after looking at the brand’s promo images, it got me thinking that the colors were looking like those same types of colors I often purchase. I also started to realize that price wasn’t the only reason I didn’t purchase Doce and Raw Power in the past. I actually don’t prefer myself in metallic eyeshadows. So while I did really love the colors, I just don’t gravitate to super metallic finishes when it comes time to actually apply it to the eyes.
So in the end, I didn’t buy the palette. I decided that I already had colors in my stash that I felt could fill the space of the palette colors that I wanted. Also, I realized that I didn’t have to spend the money to enjoy and appreciate the artwork on the palette or the work that the company put into creating it. The other day I was watching a video on Youtube, can’t remember who it was, but they had this palette. After seeing it in the video, it reminded me once again that I definitely have similar colors already.
So pictured above is my “shop my stash” version of the Kat Von D MetalMatte Mini Palette. I’ve only recreated a small combination of colors out of the palette because these are the only colors I would use based on my preferences and style of use.
My alternatives are (swatches of the shades I own are below):
- Kat Von D Flash (2nd Shade, top row) – Makeup Geek Casino
- Kat Von D Doce (3rd Shade, top row) – MAC Coppering
- Kat Von D Raw Power (5th Shade, top row) – MAC Cranberry
- Kat Von D Velvet (5th Shade, bottom row) – MAC Deep Damson
If you are still interested in this palette, you can find it on the Kat Von D website for $39.00.
Note: Shop My Stash posts are about enjoying and using items I already own. I hope to encourage both myself and others to use some of the products we have rather than being so quick to buy something new. Again, I want to reiterate that this is not intended to be identical. The colors are different to varying degrees. Also, the formulas are different and will no doubt perform differently. This is an overall feeling and color scheme that I think mimics the palette enough for me to pass on the purchase.