Back when holiday palettes were first launching, I wavered between two different ones and ended up with the Urban Decay Spectrum Palette. I was luckily enough to receive the second one as well, so today’s post features the gorgeous, colourful Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette*.
Kat Von D makes some of my very favourite eyeshadows, and I actually own 3 of her palettes already (including the Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette). However, the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette is by far the most unique. The palette is packaged like a vinyl record, with gorgeous art by Kat Von D on the cover, and a flat “sheet” of eyeshadows that slides out from the side. Since the palette can slid out of its case, it’s not one I would take traveling.
Inside the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette the shadows are placed like a colour wheel with the brights on the outside and an inner ring of neutrals. This packaging is actually what deterred me initially, as I find it a little bulky. It also bothered me to have the shadows laid out that way. However, now that I’ve been using it for a couple weeks, the layout has really grown on me. Every time I take it out and use it I really feel like I am painting my eyes, and I wouldn’t be surprised if in combination with the colourful shades inside this palette really helps push me out of my neutral comfort zone.
What makes the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette better than the Urban Decay Spectrum, is that not only are the colourful shades in a range of finishes (instead of just shimmery) but there are also 6 neutral shades. Even if you love colorful shadows, neutrals are great for highlighting the browbone–probably don’t want to do that with bright blue!–and as blending shades. As a result, this is a really comprehensive palette that gives you everything you need for pretty much an infinite number of looks. Plus, check out the swatches…
Swoon is gorgeous creamy matte fuchsia. Love is a shimmery pale rose, this shade is so buttery there’s a bit of fallout but I’m still in love (sorry, had to…). Anthem is dark satin purple, which does have some fallout and so it tends to sheer out quite a bit when blended. Muse is matte lilac with very impressive pigmentation for a pastel.
Echo is a blue-leaning purple with glitter, and definitely the weakest shade from the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette as it applied fairly patchy. Dark Wave is a dark navy with the smallest amount of shimmer, so it does look matte when applied. Synth is an intensely pigmented matte electric blue. Hyerballad is a matte teal that can be a little prone to fallout during application.
Lemmy is a very creamy, shimmery forest green. Misfit is a matte kelly green with microshimmer that isn’t visible when applied and blends great. Vinyl is a matte neon chartreuse with hidden shimmer. Legend is shimmery golden yellow, although I wish it was a little more opaque. Fran is a bright matte canary yellow, and I was really impressed by its pigmentation, I think this is the first nice yellow eyeshadow I’ve ever seen…
Analogue is a silky, matte tangerine orange. Harpsichord is a shimmery coppery bronze, with a gorgeous creamy formula–definitely a favourite shade of mine from the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette. Rewind is a shimmery burgundy and another favourite of mine. Destroyer is a bright matte strawberry that is very slightly patchy .
We’re almost at the end! Here are the neutrals from the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette. Strutter is a pale matte taupe with a gorgeous creamy formula. Lyric is a white peal with a lovely sheen to it. Black Metal is an intensely pigmented matte black–really impressed by this one after so many terrible blacks in palettes. Skulls is creamy white metallic that love using on my inner corner. Noble is a creamy matte nude. Moulder is a pale yellowed beige with a matte finish. Vox is a matte chocolate brown.
The formula on all the neutrals is flawless but I do wish there was one fewer light neutral, and another midtone brown instead since there is nothing between Strutter and Vox unless to mix shades together.
In the above look I was inspired by fall leaves and used shade Skulls from the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette on my inner corner, Harpsichord all over the lid, Rewind in the crease and outer edge of the lid, and Moulder to highlight the brow bone and blend out.
Of course, I couldn’t review the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette without a colorful look, so I went for the purples. I used Skulls on the very inner corner, and Love all over the lid. Then I went with Anthem in the crease as well as along the lower lash line. I finished off the look using Moulder under the brow bone and a pair of false lashes from Make Up For Ever.
After testing out the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette I noticed that while many of the shades do have fall out when applying, I didn’t have a big issue with fall out during wear. I definitely think these colourful shades are best applied before doing your foundation, so you can earily brush away any fallout. The shades were also very creamy, which can lead to creasing, so I do recommend a primer which will also help the shades with fallout stick a better. Without primer, I got about 6-7 hours of wear before creasing.
Overall, I really loved how creative I could be with looks using the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette. I think this would be an amazing gift for the makeup lover in your life, and I definitely recommend picking it up if you see it in store. There are 24 different shades and the quality of the shadows s gorgeous. I know I’ve posted a lot of holiday 2015 reviews, but I promise the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette is a favourite of mine this year!
Have you picked up this palette yet?