Kat Von D Beethoven Palette + EOTD

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I've been playing around with this for a while and I can see why a lot of people adore this palette. I would say if you're a smoky eye kind of person, Kat Von D palettes are made just for you.

BRAND: Kat Von D
NAME/TYPE: Beethoven (8-Color Eye Shadow) Palette
PRICE: $34USD @ Sephora
PROS: Pigmentation, Smooth, Blendable
CONS: Some Dupable Colors, Price
Would I Recommend: Yes

The packaging is really nice, its the same as the NARS rubbery feeling type of deal with floral designs spread across and Kat Von D stamped in the middle of the palette. You open it up and get 8 pigmented shades, a large mirror are two small dual-sided applicators. Beethoven contains beautiful blues, purples, creams and a matte black. Perfect for a colorful day look or an smoky evening look. The smoothest shade in the palette is "Leather", which is the matte medium brown. "Rad Purple" is a beautiful deep purple shade with light purple glitter flecks, but when you apply this color onto your lid and blend it out, the glitter disappears. I find that "Lucifer", the matte black is a little hard for me to work with at times. Its a little more powdery than the rest of the shadows, and is the second shadow that has the most fall out aside from Rad Purple. The most pigmented shadow in the palette has to be "Tequila", which is a lovely shimmery off-white/yellow shade. When swatched, "Tequila" comes out the most solid. Swatches below.

The good and bad thing about this palette is the shades are easily dupable. So it makes you wonder if its actually worth spending over 30 bucks for a palette that you can find a substitute for. An almost dead on dupe would have to be the NYX Runway palette in Jazz Night - its saves you money. So if you have NYX's Jazz Night, I don't think there is a need to purchase this palette unless its something you've been wanting to purchase. Either than the dupable colors, I do like this palette as its slim, easily portable, and the colors work and blend great together. Overall, it's a nice palette and I would recommend it, especially to ladies that love a good smoky eye.

A cut-crease look using the pencil technique along with the KVD Beethoven and Sleek Storm palettes. Hope you like!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Kat Von D Beethoven Palette
Sleek Storm Palette
Benefit Babe Cake Liner
Shiseido The Makeup Mascara Base
Clinique High Lengths Mascara
Black Eyeliner

View another blue look I did here and a purple one here.

DISCLAIMER: I purchased palette with my own funds. I am not affiliated with the brands mentioned. All my reviews are 100% honest & un-biased.


  1. You pulled it off as usual. Gold & Blue go well together. Darn, you're making me lemming for the NYX Jazz Nights palette :3

  2. Very beautiful Dee. Love the color combi you picked. The look is very well defined!

  3. OMG so gorgeous!! you have mad skills girl! I picked up a few of the KVD palettes during the FF sale last year, but haven't really been playing around with them very much.. this is inspiring me =D

  4. I love the cut crease EOTD! Very pretty :)

  5. Wow! You did magic on your eyes!


  6. I love your cut crease EOTDs! I wish I have half of your skills!

  7. I wish we had Kat Von D palettes here they are beautiful. I love that blue shade is stunning!

    I also love the look you did with it. You cut the crease so well and the blending is amazing! Great job!

  8. omg this palette is too sexy or what?! love the look you did and thank you for the swatches hun :)

  9. I like these colors for smokey eye. you cut the crease very well! I'd love to master that one day like you :D

  10. Most of the time, I cringe at people who do cut-crease looks because it doesn't suit them. You, on the other hand, ROCK THEM LIKE NO OTHER! Loveee the result (but not so loving fighting the temptation to go out and get this palette, lol)! ♥

  11. Thank you so much everyone! ♥

  12. i wanted to buy kat von d's make up but the price stopped me. but the eye make up you looks amazing!!

  13. Amazing swatches and amazing eye makeup girl !! ;) New follower here! :D


  14. Stavroula
    Thank you for your comment dear!