Good news! Sephora Romania finally launched the KAT VON D – SAINT AND SINNER palette, on Black Friday! I was beyond ecstatic because I honestly didn’t think we’d get it here in Romania and, besides it having some awesome colours, it is also very witchy looking.
I wasn’t planning on buying anything on Black Friday but then I saw on Facebook that they’d be launching the palette with 30% off the full price. So, after midnight, me and my man we kept refreshing the Sephora Romania website until about two in the morning, when it finally started working. Finalizing the order was hard, it didn’t accept me paying by card, I have no idea why, but after about half an hour of trying to finish the order we finally did it, but, of course, with payment upon arrival.
The next Monday it was here! We actually picked it up from the courier warehouse because we were on our way out of town. P.S. I just moved to Bucharest!
I apologize for not taking pictures with the palette intact, but I couldn’t wait any longer, so I stuck my brushes in it and immediately tried a look with my new favourite palette.
Like I’ve said before, it’s my new favourite palette. The colours are very pigmented, long lasting and easy to blend. There are a few shades that are a little chalky but it’s not excessive and it doesn’t affect their blendability. I especially love the fact that it’s full of interesting shades. I’m kinda bored of the same four browns that are in almost every single palette out there. So, if you’re looking for something soft, classic and subtle, I’m not sure this is the palette for you. But, if you’re like me and you want to experiment with some bold looks, buy this!
The packaging is high quality, sturdy and kinda heavy, even though it’s cardboard. It has two pretty large mirrors which might help you if you’re out in the world, away from your Coven’s mirror.
The design is gorgeous! It looks like a gothic gate/window, I’m guessing this is where the name of the palette comes from. It imitates the designs of a gothic church so all you saints and sinners get the reference. It closes magnetically, so that’s nice, I won’t break my nails trying to pry it open like I do with my Sleek eye palettes.
Sorry for the messy swatches, I was too lazy to get some tape and make things all fancy and nice. This witch is busy putting hexes on stuff.
From top to bottom the shades are: absolution, immaculate, worship, amen, sacred heart, chalice, crucifix, heaven, sanctuary, baptism (you can’t really see it because it’s very similar to my skin), rosary, cathedral.
Another round of swatches.
From right to left the shades are: rapture, sabbath, ashes, martyr, devil, revelation, vestment, ministry, exodus, exorcism, relic, stigmata.
Sorry for the weird swatch of the black, my skin was really dry and I’m a messy witch!
- Interesting shade range
- Long lasting, pigmented and easily blendable
- Sturdy and beautiful packaging
- The shades aren’t everybody’s cup of tea
- 9 months expiration date (after opening)
Final score FULL MOON WITH A STAR
It’s a very well made palette with gorgeous shades that quite frankly, I feel they are worth the money.
I’m going to leave you with two of the looks I’ve done with this palette. In the second look, I used the blue shade from the Kat Von D Alchemist palette in the inner corner of the eyes, the rest of the eye look is done with the Saint and Sinner palette.