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Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

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Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

Recently I saw the new Kat Von D Esperanza Palette and knew I had to have it. It’s an eyeshadow palette with 8 shades (7 new) that’s perfect for Spring. I’ve got a video showing off the colors, and a giveaway too!

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About the Kat Von D Esperanza Palette
Inspired by the transformative spirit of spring, this luxurious eye shadow palette contains a variety of shades ranging from subtle mattes to bold shimmers and pearls. The transformer shade, Dayglo, can layer on to each color to add a unique dimension. A built-in mirror helps you create an abundance of on-the-go eye looks.

  • Infused with rose extract to moisturize delicate eyelid area.
  • Paraben Free

$36 for .035 oz x 8 eyeshadows.


Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Ingredients


Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

All eyeshadows swatched on Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Primer.

Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

glitter purple
My Take
light, bright purple with turquoise green sparkles, tiny bit of fallout

transformer shade, iridescent white
My Take
white with golden green iridescence

pearl peach
My Take
a soft peach pearl (this was seen in the Spellbinding Eyeshadow book)

matte peony pink
My Take
coral with pink tones (reminds me a bit of MAC Sushi Flower)

Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

glitter greenish grey
My Take
deep grey with turquoise green sparkles

sparkle seafoam green
My Take
light seafoam green with tiny minty blue sparkles

matte beige
My Take
light matte beige, perfect for blending out the edges of colors, great as a base color

Dog Roses
sparkle bronze
My Take
shimmery bronze

Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

My Thoughts
I love this palette! Much like with the Spellbinding eyeshadow book, I love that KVD is encouraging people to layer and experiment with shadows by including Dayglo. It really helps people to think outside of the box and get into the habit of playing with colors. Don’t limit yourself to just mixing the other 7 colors with Dayglo! Try mixing Galore with Dog Roses. See what happens when you play with Selena and Placebo.

I love the packaging. It’s such a super cute, bright design. I also appreciate the fact that the eyeshadow names are printed underneath each of the eyeshadows in the palette.

I love all 8 of the colors. I find these to be great colors for spring. I love mint, coral and purple! The peach is a great eye brightener. While I’m not typically a brown eyeshadow fan, I do like the bronze, Dog Roses, especially with Dayglo layered on top. I find South easy to use for blending out the edges of other colors.


  • Great eyeshadow texture
  • Very portable
  • Good value for the price


  • the purple has a tiny bit of fallout

What do you think of the Kat Von D Esperanza Palette? What are your favorite colors for Spring?

Because I love this palette so much, I bought one to give away! This giveaway is open worldwide. To enter you must use the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway ends Feb. 15, 2014. The winner will be determined by Rafflecopter and contacted via email. Once contacted, the winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be drawn.

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    • Darklausal23

      Selena & placebo have me drooling like a baby!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They’re so pretty!

    • emtha

      I adore Placebo! I really like all the colors (perfect for spring!) – but I mainly want this palette just for Placebo :p

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I really like that one too!

    • rachlovespenguins

      This palette looks really pretty. I find myself rather consistently impressed with the quality of Kat Von D shadows.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Same here! I only have a few – Spellbinding, this one and 2 of the smaller ones, but I love the colors and design.

    • littlest lemon

      I NEEEEED IT. is it LE?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I think it’s LE

    • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

      Is it weird I’ve been stalking your site to see if you planned on reviewing this? LOL. It looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        No, I’m happy to hear that :) You’re welcome!

    • BeautyJudy

      Single-handedly making me broke this week. I love this!!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m glad I’m not alone in my love for this palette!

    • Anastasia

      I like the concept of layering different colors to create unique shades, and it’s really cool that KVD is encouraging people to think outside the box. I wasn’t going to pick up this palette, because I’m not very comfortable with some of the colors, but my favorites are Archangel, Galore and of course Dayglo.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Galore and Archangel are very nice eye brightners ;)

    • Amber

      Love Selena and Dog Roses. Really some unique colors in this palette!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra


    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      Very pretty palettes! I have several Kat Von D ones and haven’t been disappointed yet!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I agree, they’re usually really cute.

    • Natalie Carlson Brown

      I was just looking at this palette last night on Sephora. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for the generosity!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re welcome!

    • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

      I have been eyeing this palette on Sephora’s website… but really hoped to swatch it first since the colors are not those that I would normally use. I do think it is gorgeous though and can’t wait to check it out! ;)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Hope you love it in person :)

    • MyBeautyJunction

      What lovely shades! I love Kat von D but the Sephora outlets in Asia don’t carry her line, so I get the products when I travel, by which time the LEs are long gone!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yeah as far as I’m aware they’re only sold in the USA (which is why they’re cruelty free).

    • trumpette

      This looks great… and I have to admit I’m rubbish at mixing and experimenting, it’s something I definitely need to work on! I so wish we could get Kat von D in Europe!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        That’s one of the reasons I made this giveaway open worldwide.

        • trumpette

          And that’s one of the reasons why you totally rule!! ;)

    • marciaf

      If I were to see this in a store I’d think of you instantly. It’s perfect for you.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        All it’s missing is a bright teal blue :)

    • Tracy Horton

      Hope I am a winner! Really loving these colors!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They’re really fun.

    • SharlzG

      Wow – using Dayglo over the top changes the colours significantly and looks incredible. I’m with you on the ‘encouraging people to layer and experiment with shadows’ (in fact this is something that you’re tutorials have really inspired me with – thanks)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        And it will look a lot better when you actually use it on your eye rather than me quickly blending on the back of my hand.

        • SharlzG

          likely true but in pallette the colours were nice but didn’t excite me, but the swatches definitely make me want to try these out.

    • Niki T.

      I really love this palette. There are so many looks I can come up with in my head, and that’s not usually the case with palettes. I’m a sucker for pastels, I think Spring is my favorite time of year color-wise (followed by Summer, I love neons too lol, I’m a color girl). Lately, I’ve been really into orange pastels. Thank you for having the giveaway. =)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re welcome! I think we have similar tastes ;)

    • http://www.baroque-in-babylon.blogspot.com Baroque In Babylon

      Quick question: I’ve found that Kat’s palettes have been lackluster lately, is the pigmentation good?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I was really pleased with both the Spellbinding Palette and this palette. I purchased both for myself. While I did swatch on primer (because I can’t go without eyeshadow primer due to having oily, hooded lids), I felt the pigmentation for all colors was good. I also bought one to give away because I love it so much. So for me, I’m happy with this palette and love the pigmentation.

    • Betzy Carmona

      So very pretty ! I don’t own anything from her line but would love to.

    • MyNewestAddiction

      Galore just stands out to be for being such a pearly beautiful shade! Love it!

    • myCosmeticBag

      Placebo looks gorgeoussss I must have it.

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      Cool giveaway! I like santeria

    • polarbelle

      that is such a great group of colors. thanks for the giveaway

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      ty for the giveaway! these colors are gorgeous!

    • Chia-Yi Liu

      seems like if you own the spellbinding palette already then there’s a lot of similar repeats? dayglo and archangel are very pretty tho and really up my alley.

    • Shipra Taneja

      This palette is gorgeous! I love me some coral! <3

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      I’ve yet to try any Kat shadows, but this is a great price. One of my former mac co-workers does her makeup for Sephora.

    • http://snarky-princess.com Snarky Princess

      Wow! The colors are awful pretty! Thank you ;)

    • Argos

      Glad to know that Kat Von D is cruelty free! I love her eyeliner but I’ve been getting mixed answers about her CF. Different websites either conflict or don’t list her at all!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        The KVD parent company is not cruelty free (Sephora), but KVD is cruelty free and not sold in China.

        • Argos

          Ah, got it. Thanks for clarifying!

    • Farryn

      Wow I love the packaging!

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    • deathbyglitter

      LOVE this palette – the colors, the finishes, the packaging… *swoon worthy* :D I adore the layering idea so much. Dayglo is beautiful. It reminds me of Illamasqua Hemlock but in eyeshadow form. Gorgeous! <3

    • kSquaredGlamour

      LOVE the packaging on tho palette!

    • Surekha Shah

      I love this palette but need to save my pennies at the moment. Thanks for swatching!

    • http://99raina99.blogspot.com/ Teresa @99Raina99

      Love this. When I saw the swatches of Galore, Placebo and Dog Roses I was reminded of Fyrinnae’s 50 Retro collection! Loved that too!

    • Alexis Cerbanic

      The palette looks great!Thank you!Xoxo

    • Mahnoor khan

      this is great ..hope to win ..thanks for the having the giveaway :)

    • http://lafavolarussa.blogspot.it/ Federica | La favola russa

      Amazing palette *_*

    • Ana Paula Pais

      Fantástica paleta.

    • Ria Alemina

      Those palette looks great! I wish i can win that! =D
      Thank you, dear, for this giveaway!

    • claudia giudici

      bellissima palette, complimenti dall’italia

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    • Guest

      Love the giveaway, thank you for the opportunity. :)

    • Sapatinhos Cintilantes

      Those palette looks great! I wish i can win that! =D
      Thank you, dear, for this giveaway!

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    • anaphynix .

      Love your viddy’s!

    • Zori Dotzeva

      Great giveaway! Good luck everyone!