Kat Von D Monarch Palette – REVIEW



You guys, I’m calling it – this palette was the best money I spent  in the past years (make-up-wise, to avoid sounding too shallow). I’m so happy I took the plunge and got it. This is definitely not the new eyeshadow palette by Kat Von D but it’s definitely new to me. After so much hemming and raving, I caved in and bought it.


The colour range is versatile, mainly because there are more useful lid shades for my skin tone and eye colour, and I love every single shade in this palette. The pigmentation of this palette is outstanding, they apply and blend so nicely. It’s worth the hyped in my opinion.

Inside Monarch you get twelve warm-toned eyeshadows  as well as a mirror and they are all encased in a heavy duty, sturdy cardboard magnetized palette.


The colors are highly pigmented, but buildable, and they blend like a dream. This palette comes with 3 base shades and 9 accent hues.

Price-wise, at CAD$55.00 it’s about what I’d expect a mid-range luxury eyeshadow palette to be. But, you do get a decent amount of product, and with every color being wearable and usable, I feel like that’s a fair price. Available at Sephora 


These colors are perfect for a natural look to an intense smokey eye. And they are so pigmented. I notice some fallout when wearing them. Make sure to tap off extra product before applying to ensure that it doesn’t end up all over your cheek (I can be a messy makeup applier!). Here is what I noticed:


  • Smooth, buttery texture that’s easy to blend.
  • Strong color quality.
  • Shadows wear well without creasing or fading.
  • Attractive colors that work well in a variety of combinations.


  • A little chalky on the formula when I did the swatch but I didn’t notice anything terrible happening on lids.


Color swatch on my bare hands (without eye primer).

1st Quad from left to right

Entomology is a is a matte cream.

Wrath is a coppery orange with pearl.

Papilio is a medium chocolate with pearl.

Summerfly is a glittery gold.

2nd Quad

Telepathy is a pale champagne pearl.

Killing Jar is a pale pink/copper pearl.

Delaney is a silver/grey with pearl.

Vanish is a light taupe matte.

3rd Quad

Tiny Death is a cream with fine gold glitter.

Disintegration is a brown with pearl.

Shadow Box is a dark chocolate brown matte.

Deadhead is a black matte.

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I found nearly all of these shades to be super soft, finely milled and very pigmented. The first four are stunning all together. The second four are all also nicely pigmented but have a lighter finish for a softer look. The final four are mostly deep and the two matte shades are not patchy whatsoever.

Overall, I’m impressed and it’s totally worth the money. I have nothing bad to say about these shadows except with a minor fallout from Summerfly shadow. Otherwise, they are all standouts. I’d definitely love to get more of these Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palettes. If you haven’t tried any of it yet, I’d recommend this one.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope to see you on the next one! Bye!

Sharon xoxo



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45 comments on “Kat Von D Monarch Palette – REVIEW”

  1. I haven’t worn makeup in years, I just can’t justify the expense of the products. I will admit, the colors are pretty and they are the type of colors that I used to wear, but there is no way I would EVER pay $55.00 on eyeshadow alone!


    1. hahaha!Same here. I told myself a thousand times that I don’t need another palette but I ended up getting more palettes I could use a life time. I’m obsessed with palettes. But this KVD palette is a palette you don’t want to miss out Mala! 😉


  2. When I put colour on my eyes, it’s always natural earthy colours and this palette looks ideal for my use! Will see if I can get it in the UK or not x


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