Hey, guys! Long time, no see, eh? Sorry about the lack of updates on the blog recently but I’ve been insanely busy lately and focusing most of my energy on getting my company up and running! I’ll be doing another post very soon sharing my progress so far as well as swatches and product peeks. Now on to the review!
Kat Von D recently released her Mi Vida Loca Remix Holiday Collection which included a lip set and the stunning Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette! This palette popped up earlier than expected online and I snatched one up asap. I think they’ve been restocked a couple of times online since then but apparently in small quantities as they’ve been selling out really quickly. If you can’t track one down online, don’t worry though! I believe these are set to launch in stores on Oct. 2nd but correct me if I’m wrong. Point is, you still have time!
When I saw the first pictures of this amazingly bright, color wheel inspired eyeshadow palette, I knew that I couldn’t let it slip through my fingers! The Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette consists of 24 shades, 17 brights & 7 neutrals, and is an amazing palette to create a huge variety of daring and colorful looks! The 7 neutral shades are perfect for seamlessly tying bright looks together and are great for highlighting under the brow and inner corner, deepening edges, creating transition shades and even to just use alone for neutral looks.
OVERALL REVIEW: 8
Packaging: Extremely pretty but takes up an awful lot of space. 7/10
Longevity: Paired with my favorite eye primer, these shadows were still looking perfect by the end of the day! 10/10
Application: Most of the shades performed well & were wonderfully pigmented. 8/10
Texture: These shadows get quite dusty & are a little on the chalky side. 7/10
Now, this is my 3rd eyeshadow palette from Kat Von D and is honestly the only one I’ve truly liked. I also own the Ladybird Palette and the Shade & Light Palette but found them rather unspectacular and oddly difficult to blend. In my opinion, the KVD Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette is the saving grace of KVD eyeshadows!
One really neat feature of this palette is that it is in the layout of a color wheel, which makes creating cohesive looks extra easy! If you happen to be a little color challenged, the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette has your back! Just follow basic color theory to select shades that work well with each other. For example, you could use two shades directly across from each other on the wheel for a complimentary color scheme or select a few colors that run next to each other for an analogous color scheme. To get a more in-depth idea of the color wheel they color schemes, check this out!
These shades are pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted in a palette and allow for endless creative looks! The vast majority of the shadows in the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette were superbly pigmented (Black Metal & Destroyer were a little questionable), blendable and after 10 hours of wear, these shadows still looked absolutely perfect!
So let’s talk about this packaging. Now, I think the cover art, which was drawn by Kat Von D herself, is gorgeous but other aspects of the packaging are just a little weird. To start with, it’s huge and measures approximately 8.5in x 8.5in. When you pull the actual palette out of the cardboard sleeve, you have yet another 8.5in x 8.5in object to place…somewhere while you do your makeup. I get that to place decent sized pans in the shape of a color wheel calls for it to be a bit large but I don’t understand why they opted for the removable cardboard sleeve instead of just a clamshell lid. For what it’s worth, the outer sleeve does feel really sturdy for cardboard.
Like I said, this is my third KVD palette and definitely my favorite so far. Now while these shades did perform well, blend well and stayed perfect and bright all day, they are a bit on the chalky side as far as texture goes. They’re very soft and stir up quite a bit of eyeshadow dust all over your palette if you aren’t extra careful with them. Seeing all the colorful shadow dust feels a wasteful & breaks my heart just a bit. The texture of them also makes them a little more prone to fallout as well so plan for that.
Swatches of the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette
Stunning, aren’t they?!
In general, I think this eyeshadow palette is pretty much the bee’s knees and a must have for those who like to get a little weird with their makeup!
For this look, I used Strutter, Lyric, Synth, Hyperbole, Vinyl, Swoon, Muse and Black Metal from the Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette paired with Sophia lashes from By Silah, Naked Witch lipstick from Necromancy Cosmetica and Inglot’s AMC Gel Liner in 79 for the red lower lashes.
So what are your thoughts on this awesomely bright eyeshadow palette? A must have or total pass? Let me know!