Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kat Von D Eyeshadow Trio "Beyond Redemption" Review


Hello again! I'm here to do a review on a new Kat Von D product I picked up on sale at Sephora a few days ago. The True Romance Eyeshaodw Trio in Beyond Redemption.

It's no secret that I love the Kat Von D line, she has so many amazing products. My collection is growing! Also it's no secret that packaging gets me good, and that I'm in love with the band H.I.M. My first purchase from Kats line was the Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in the Shade Heartagram. The only reason I purchased that blush is because of the name (the heartagram is HIMs logo) it's a dark dusty rose color I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise. I ended up loving it and I wear it all the time! Beyond Redemption is the name of a HIM song..this is another example of how names, packaging and being a crazy fan girl caused me to make a purchase!



Beyond Redemption is a trio of blue eyeshadows. A shimmer, a matte and a glitter shadow. The compact itself is just slightly bigger than a NARS blush so there is quite a lot of product inside. The packaging is plastic and features a clear top with roses and Kats logo. It's very light, but I wouldn't say it feels cheap. It's a push button to open, not loose at all and it closes very tightly. The packaging is win for me.

Onto the shadows.

First up is a shimmery ice blue color. This is my favorite, and it's my opinion the best quality shadow in the trio. It's very smooth and pigmented. Would look great on the inner corner of your eyes.

Next is a matte cornflower blue shade. This shadow is just as smooth, just not as pigmented. It's a bit patchy but you can smooth it out. I definately don't own a shade like this.

Finally we have a darker blue with silver glitter. I do not like this shade. I had to swatch it 3-4 times to get the color to show. The others I only swatched once. It feels gritty to the touch. It's just not very impressive. I'm not usually partial to glitter shadows anyway..

So, 2 out of 3 shadows are pretty good. I own the Ladybird palette, and all of those shadows are amazing. I've swatched many of her other palettes too and was always impressed. I found this little guy in the sale section of my Sephora, it was only ten dollars. Some people tend to stray away from blue eyeshadows, think Mimi from Drew Carey, but I love color and think you can always make it work! Even though this isn't a "blow me away amazing eyeshadow trio", I still like it. I'm just a collector and sometimes I buy things for crazy reasons! I'm sure some of you can relate :) I haven't gotten around to doing a look with some of these shadows yet, but I plan to soon and I'll definately share it with you guys! There are others in this True Romance Trio collection but I have not swatched them so I can't speak for their quality. I know there is a neutral/burgundy one and a green one.


Nice packaging

2 good shadows

On sale!

Good amount of product


Blues aren't very versatile

Dark shade is not impressive

And those are my thoughts on this product! I feel like I may have rambled but I was kind of torn on this product! I love it, but not for makeup reasons, haha! If you're curious about trying some Kat Von D eyeshadows, I'd recommend her 8 shadow palettes.

I hope you enjoyed my crazy review! Thank you so much for reading :)

--Nicole xox







  1. I have always wanted to try Kat Von D's things, but have always been scared of the price tag. Thinking of picking out one of these trio's to try because of your review though :)

    Krystal xo

    1. Some of the products are overpriced but I love them and think they're great!

  2. I love the packaging of the Kat Von D line but I've been kind of avoiding it. Don't get me wrong it's nice. But most of the palettes just don't seem like they could be worn casually. I do love how these blues look though.

    1. Yes most of them are kind of extreme, I do love color though! She jas a more neutral palette but the name is slipping my mind!

  3. It's nice to see someone review a product that hasn't been talked about exhaustively. Thank you

  4. By looking this palette i love the shades . But too bad that the dark shades were not that pigmented. Good thing that you found this on sale :) xx

    1. That's what I'm saying! Thanks girly :)

  5. Those shadows look gorgeous, too bad her darker one wasn't pigmented!! I've never tried her eye shaoldow before but I always wanted the lady bird palette!!

    1. The ladybird palette is amazing! I highly recommend it

  6. What pretty eyeshadows! It's a shame the dark shade wasn't pigmented. Btw, check out my Manicure Monday series, I remember you mentioned using gorgeous from sinful colors. I used a pretty green color for the holidays as well. Happy Holidays!

  7. Its totally okay to buy things for name and packaging alone! No judgement here! Pretty! I know you will be able to make this work into a gorgeous look!

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